Apr 19 2009

Violet Silk Lilacs

On the surface this card may not look like a quick card, but it was! My beautiful lilac image is a Cotton Scrap by Crafty Secrets andthe lovely, rich Violet Silk Ribbon is one of five new deep and rich colors I’ve stocked in the Stamp Simply Ribbon Store, and with the addition of a few embellishments, I called it done! Here it is:


The stamping was minimal — only the retired SU French Script background. I most often sew my Cotton Scraps, but today I really did want a faster card (what’s new – LOL!), so rather than doing any machine sewing I opted to cut out my lilac image with dressmaker pinking shears and mounted it onto the eggplant cardstock. MyViolet Silk is a perfect match to SU’s Elegant Eggplant, one of my long-time favorite colors — very rich! I used a Spellbinders die to cut my top flourish, added Kaiser Pearls, a couple buttons and a corsage pin with beads. Lots of pretty embellishments, but all quick and easy — truly a no-fuss card, and I really love it! I chose to leave this with no sentiment. This is a good type of card to keep on hand for any variety of occasions. When I need it, then I can add an appropriate sentiment either on a small hanging tag or on the inside.

Stamps: SU retired French Script

Paper: PTI Vintage Cream, SU Elegant Eggplant

Ink: SU Creamy Caramel

Accessories: 1.25″ May Arts Silk Ribbon from the Stamp Simply Ribbon Store, Cotton Scraps (Flowers) by Crafty Secrets, Flourish Accent dies by Spellbinders, Corsage Pin and Beads from Michaels, Buttons from Wal-Mart, Dressmaker Pinking Shears, Zots, Kaiser Rhinestones, Glue Glider. (Spellbinders, Rhinestones and Glue Glider from Joan’s Garden)

Thanks so much for stopping in to visit today. For those of you who read though my last post and have been praying for and/or asking about my Dad, things went well on our Doctor visit. No new problems were discovered (that was the fear), and it’s just a matter of managing the old problems, so that was VERY GOOD news!!! Praise the Lord and THANK YOU all for your prayers and kind words. Much appreciated!!! And now we are predicted to have snow for the next few days — can you believe!!! Oh my — I guess we just wait and see if it really comes — LOL!!! Nothing else we can do!!! Hope you are all off to a good week and that youwill have nice spring weather — enjoy it for all of us here in the northwoods!!! See you soon!!!

37 responses so far

37 Responses to “Violet Silk Lilacs”

  1. Cathy says:

    This has to be one of the most beautiful cards I have ever seen! I mean, you inspired me as it was with the CAS Monochromatic (by the way, I have acknowledged your website as the inspiration for one of my cards). Seeing this card I am sad it is Sunday and Fabricana is closed!

    Keep up the good work. You inspire this “paint-by-numbers” person to strive creativity!


  2. Truly beautiful Sharon. Your embellishments really compliment the lovely image.
    I am glad to hear about your father, will keep him in my prayers.
    I certainly hope that your weather improves…quickly!

  3. Michelle says:

    What a gorgeous card, Sharon!

  4. Becca Feeken says:

    Sharon, this is lovely!!

  5. Deb Hoekstra says:

    A beautiful card – so springlike and elegant!

  6. Kathie says:

    So glad to get the update on your dad! We will continue to keep him in our prayers.

    This card is gorgeous and eggplant has always been one of my favorite colors also and I love that flourish on the top. A very very beautiful card, don’t you love it when they look hard but are simple!! TFS

  7. Lesley says:

    This is gorgeous. Love that big, wide ribbon and the colour is so luxurious!

  8. Joan Fricker says:

    Sharon, this card is beautiful. I love what you did with the Crafty Secret Cotton Scraps and your beautiful ribbon. Great job.

    And, I am so thankful to hear the good news about your Dad.


  9. Cheryl M says:

    This is very beautiful. I love the Lilacs.

  10. Jerri Kay says:

    Be still my heart!!! This is soooo gorgeous Sharon! I love those cotton scraps, this one is absolutely gorgeous!!! I’m so happy to hear that everything went well for your Dad, what a blessing! Oh my . . . snow . . . wow . . . I do wish we could have some of the cooler temps, but not quite that cool . . . LOL!

  11. Lisa Brown says:

    Beautiful! That ribbon is gorgeous!

  12. Velta says:

    Sharon ~ This is beautiful…I love the image…and the rich colors. Glad to hear that your dad is doing well 🙂

  13. evette says:

    Great news on your dad. Continued prayers for him. Your card is fab!!! I am constantly inspired by your site….ty ty ty. Now if I can only do work as well as yours. Where can I get that fabric? My sister in Ohio uses it but has never said where she gets it. Hummm, she trying to hide some-thing from me??? Like a great technique?? LOL Thanks for reading. ekc

  14. Carla says:

    Sharon, your card is absolutely gorgeous! I love the rich purple ribbon and the wonderful cotton scrap! Every detail is perfection!
    I’m glad all went well with your Dad’s doctor visit.

  15. Heather says:

    What a beautiful card, Sharon. You have combined your scrap, ribbon and little bit of stamping perfectly. So glad to hear the doctor’s appointment went well.

  16. Bev J. says:

    Great news about your dad! The scrap goes so well with the eggplant-very pretty card. tfs

  17. Linda Flanagan says:

    Hi Sharon,

    I’ve been without your inspirations for two weeks while vacationing in the Panama Canal. Was great to come back to your awe inspiring creations. Love this one especially. Thanks for sharing. Will be sending you a note on ribbon as soon as I figure out what I already have. Such a service!

  18. Colleen Horner says:

    This has got to be one of my favorites. It is elegant and if simple goes with that then it is for me.

    Thanks for sharing.

  19. Sharon, you never cease to amaze me, my friend. This card is stunning in every way!!!! The ribbon and the pin is just the right jewelry for this beauty.
    I hope all went well with your Dad! Hugs, Sabrina

  20. Heidi Karpen says:

    Gorgeous Sharon! You certainly have a way with colors and ribbon!

  21. Cindy H. says:

    Wow, this is so elegant!!

  22. Joyce across the pond says:

    I just gasped when I saw this card. There are no words in my vocabulary to described how wonderful it is. Thanks for sharing so many good things with us.
    Glad to hear the news about your Dad….trust he continues to maintain the health he has even given existing problems.

    Thanks again

  23. What a gorgeous card Sharon!! Of course you know I love these cotton scraps and my favorite color is purple … if I didn’t know better, I’d say you made this especially for me!! LOL!! Thanks for sharing your creativity with us and so glad to hear Dad is doing okay!!! I’ll continue to keep him in my prayers …

  24. Darlene L says:

    Simply Stunning! Out lilacs will be blooming very soon!

  25. Sheila says:

    Hi Sharon,
    Glad to hear the good news about your Dad. Hopefully those old issues won’t give him too much trouble. Love your card but in my opinion its more a work of art! Beautiful as always. TFS! Sheila

  26. Carolen says:


  27. Wow!!! This card is absolutely stunning!!! Love it!!!

  28. Deb Saaranen says:

    So glad to hear that your dad is well! He’s been in my prayers–

    Your card is gorgeous– love this lilac piece and the gorgeous, rich ribbon!

  29. michelle gall says:

    omg love it so pretty purple is my fave color that card is so girly like me lol:) yah right wow will the snow ever stop hi from across the street

  30. Elaine Allen says:

    Sharon –

    I so love this card, it is so elegant. And you’ve used my favorite color – anything in the purple family – LOL! This is just breathtaking. I’m glad there is nothing major to worry about with your Dad.

    Elaine Allen

  31. Joy says:

    Amazing card love the fabric and how you have put it all together, Gorgeous I am going to look for that fabric here in UK xx

  32. Juanita in Ohio says:

    Elegant, regal, and beautiful. TFS.

  33. leslierich says:

    Scrumptious! Simply scrumptious! Oh, I love the image, the layout, all that totally decadent purple silk! Be still my heart!!

  34. Becky says:

    UM….WHOA. This is insanely beautiful.

  35. Sharyn Creek says:


    Lovely card! Please tell me where you purchased your corsage pins and end pieces so the beads won’t fall off.

    Thank you!

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