The gorgeous, rich blue-purple, the turquoise (which I'm particularly fond of at the moment), and freshness of the water droplets all sang to my soul! So much so, that I felt the need to make another lilac-themed ATC with this image as my inspiration.
So I put down a wash of colour on watercolour paper. I used Azurite Luminarte Silks Acrylic Glaze and turquoise mica powder. I painted rough lilacs onto the background as well but it's difficult to see underneath all the embellishment. I did the colour from memory, and so it's ended up more blue than purple, but still OK.
Then I cut out some lilac shapes from watercolour card and painted both the front and back with the same colours as the background, adding a bit of brown to the centres. I used the acrylic glaze and mica powders because of the shimmer, which I hoped would add to the illusion of moisture on the petals. I used the rounded tip of my paintbrush handle to shape and curl the flowers before sticking them down. For the water droplets I applied blobs of glossy glue with a toothpick and left to dry. I think that the water droplets are my favourite bit. Then I stamped "L is for Lilac" and heat embossed in white. Et voilà!