Finally getting back in to the Mojo Monday Sketch Challenges (bummed I missed a contest week in there, but oh well), so I used Mojo Sketch #86 for this card that was completely inspired by my beautiful blooming Lilac bush in my yard. I love lilacs! I used the Branch Out set and made a bush with the tree stamp. i stamped the top of the bush first and then carefully added the ground base...so basically I eliminated part of the trunk. Then I stamped the splotchy part in a couple shades of purple and a smidge of green...all technical terms there! For the little branches of lilac blooms, I just colored portions of the tree stamp with a marker to get what I wanted. Lastly I added some ribbon, a little embossing, and a scalloped edge.
This card was for friends of ours for their anniversary, but unfortunately seeing the lilacs now make me think of something else entirely. Not sure how much I have talked about them here, but we have two dogs that were more than just pets to us...pretty much just really furry members of our family. Unfortunately, we lost one of those dogs last Thursday and we have been dealing with that loss. Our beloved Lucy was a great dog that could snuggle with the best of them. She would care for us by licking any wounds we had...sometimes, I wouldn't even know I had cut myself until Lucy would try and take care of me. We got her about 6 months after we got our first dog, Alex, but they are basically the same age. She blessed our lives for 8.5 years and left us far too soon!