Monday, April 20, 2015

Lily of the Valley

Hello friends.  Hope you all had a wonderful weekend!  It was absolutely beautiful here in my "neck of the woods" and guess what?  My Lily of the Valley are coming up!  I know they're a very invasive flower and for that reason some people don't like them, but I love them!  There's just something so delicate and antique or vintage about them, and I love bringing bouquets of them into the house!  And since I seem to be on a bit of "vintage" kick since last weeks Merry Monday challenge, I thought I would share a couple cards this week that I have antiqued up...including this "Year of Flowers: Lily of the Valley" (PTI) card:

I started with a ivory card base, and then added some scrap DSP, all of which I sponged with Antique Linen Distress Ink (TH).  I stamped my Lily image with Old Olive ink onto a piece of ivory cs, and then used a Spellbinders circle die to cut it out.  I again distressed it with the Antique Linen ink and then used some "Smooch Pearlized Top Coat" to paint the flowers.  I added a seam binding ribbon, twine, button, and "Tiny Tag" (PTI) to finish the card along with a few champagne colored pearls.  And something I don't do enough of anymore, was to quick stamp a part of the flower image onto my envelope, so that it all coordinates. 

And I'll leave you with a picture of my mom, myself, my oldest daughter, and my granddaughter (who was more interested in her feet than posing for the picture!) from the other day when we visited the Meijer Gardens:

I love the fact that this is a 4 generation picture!! :0)

Thanks so much for stopping by today...I love it when you do!


Colleen said...

Beautiful Lily of the Valley card and envie!! what a great four generation picture too! Love those memories!

Linda said...

First of all congrats on your MM honor for your beautiful vintage card. Looks like another beautiful vintage card. Lovely picture of the four generations.