Lovely Lilacs video

I am so happy to have a video for you today especially as so many of us are staying home to stay healthy. I hope this simple technique and pretty card featuring Penny Black’s ‘lovely lilacs’ set will inspire you in your creating. Check out the video below and then read further for the different colour combinations I came up with. They all require a light and a dark colour in the same ‘family’ for the flowers and a green for the stems. That’s it; so simple and so pretty!

The inks are listed in the video and linked below but just for reference while you are reading, on the card above I used milled lavender distress ink, seedless preserves & peeled paint distress markers and shady lane versafine clair ink for the sentiment. All the cards are stamped on Fabriano hot pressed watercolour paper. The sentiments are from two different PB sets, ‘carefree wishes’ and ‘magical friendship’.

As I have been home a lot more than usual I have been spending quite a bit of time making videos. I’ve said before they take me a long time and that is still true but I am feeling more confident with the editing software since I’ve spent days sitting in front of it! Other than the mammoth grocery runs ( I did one today that I am hoping will feed the four of us for two weeks) and some outdoor exercise, I haven’t been out and about at all. I am sure it is the same for many of you.

The card above is the first one I did with this technique and it was stamped with shaded lilac distress ink, blueprint sketch & forest moss distress markers. I think this might be my favourite colour combo.

This red and pink one ended up with splatter and was stamped with worn lipstick distress ink and aged mahogany & forest moss distress markers.

I’m not sure that lilacs come in all these colours but when has that ever stopped me. The colour pairs are spun sugar + worn lipstick, tumbled glass + salty ocean and milled lavender + dusty concord.

I hope you find this technique appealing; please let me know if you try it and if you come up with new colour combinations.



25 Comments on “Lovely Lilacs video”

  1. Christine says:

    Very polished video and a great technique. Great cards. I will have to try it!

  2. Clelie says:

    Thoroughly enjoyed your video, Heather! ♥ Thank you for mentioning your color pairings; your finished work is beautiful, soft, and appealing!…can’t wait to try this. Be Safe!

  3. swanlady21 says:

    When I saw the first card, I went “Ooooh!” A beauty.

  4. Lagene says:

    GORGEOUS creations! I love the soft colors! I love the variation of colors on each flower! Thanks for the video!

  5. Dorothy says:

    Loved the cards! Absolutely beautiful.

  6. Haley Dyer says:

    Even though I don’t normally comment, I’m a huge fan who receives your posts via email. I love how versatile this set is with different color option!

  7. Bonnie says:

    Love the variety of colors! Each is beautiful, Heather! Thanks for taking the time to do a video!

  8. jillianfoster82 says:

    I love each variation, Heather, and I thoroughly enjoyed every minute of your video. Thanks for sharing and for featuring Penny Black on screen. 🙂

  9. Pam says:

    These are so beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing.

  10. Pat says:

    Gorgeous lilacs all four of the colours Heather and thanks for the video. I think my favourite is the first in the more traditional colour, but they are all beautiful. Take care. x

  11. Jo Ann F. says:

    Thanks for the gorgeous inspiration! My favorite is the last card with the different colors. Stay safe.

  12. Regine endres says:

    Very beautiful cards! I was so inspired by this technique that I sat down and created 5 cards with this technique.
    Thanks for the fantastic idea.

  13. Ellie Knol says:

    LOVE the purple one, but they are all great..

  14. Wow that is just gorgeous!!

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