Greetings, friends! LeAnne is hostess this week at The Paper Players and she has a great color challenge for us to play along with. I was initially daunted by the combination, but the more I looked at it, the more it made me think of a beautiful bouquet of flowers.
Once I had that image in my head, I couldn't get the Romantic Rose Stamp out! I really love this long-retired stamp, and purchased it because I knew Mom would love cards made with it. She was a florist and adored flowers of all kind but especially roses. Though she is no longer with us, I'm dedicating this card to her. Miss you, Mom!
I couldn't resist playing along with the challenge at The Shabby Tea Room, too. The theme is "So Romantic" and they ask that you use roses in your project. Though I don't have quite as much white space as the inspiration photo, I thought my Romantic Rose stamp was perfect for the challenge.
I stamped the image onto Watercolor Paper with Black Stazon Ink and colored it in with ink pads and an Aqua Painter. The Crushed Curry Ink was watered down quite a bit and was used only as a shadow. The sentiment from the Delightful Dozen Stamp Set was a bit too large to fit inside the oval punch, but the Oval Framelits were just perfect.
Stampin' Up Products Used:
Stamp Sets: Romantic Rose, Delightful Dozen
Card Stock: Very Vanilla, Pear Pizzazz, Primrose Petals
Designer Series Paper: Gingham Garden
Ink Pads: Pear Pizzazz, Primrose Petals, Coastal Cabana, Crushed Curry, Black Stazon
Tools: Aqua Painter, Big Shot, Ovals Framelits
Accessories: Watercolor Paper, Pearls, Tea Lace Doilies
Thanks for paying me a visit today! Please pay a visit to the rest of The Paper Players, and we'd love it if you played along, too!