It seems like I've been on a big paper buying kick, lately! (I'm not exactly sure why, since I like making my own backgrounds with stamps.) Pretty paper is just too hard to resist, especially when it comes in a gorgeous box and I have a 40% off coupon! Michaels has two different boxes full of 150 K&Co. papers. I got the romantic one (I think it was called) and the other had more contemporary-style patterns.
Tall skinny images can be a little challenging for me, so when I see a card that has a great layout for such an image, I make sure to save it. I found this card on Splitcoaststampers by Doodledop and knew it would be perfect! Actually, this card started with a gorgeous iris image that I was watercoloring for my cousin, Rebekah's birthday, since the iris is her fave flower. Unfortunately, just before it was almost done, I botched it up and couldn't do another, since I don't own the stamp. So I hope Becky likes sweet peas! ;)
All the shading around the flower is done with chalks and various sized sponges. That square thing in the lower right corner is actually a silver brad with an "R" for Rebekah! I just couldn't get a great photo of it.
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Stamps: Penny Black
Paper: Sage Shadow, ivory, K&Co designer paper
Ink: Antique Linen Distress ink, Sage Shadow, Mellow Moss, Lovely Lilac, Lavender Lace markers
Accessories: SU! chalks, Basic Grey chipboard, Martha Stewart Doily Lace punch, lace, ribbon, Sewing machine, Prima flowers, brad