When I first saw the inspiration pictures, all the darker-ish colors stood out to me and decided I was going to do something with them. Here is what I came up with this week. I used the rose image from the Fifth Avenue Floral stamp set and a mix of Stampin' Write Markers and the Blender pens to get the different colors of roses that are pictured in the lower right picture.
I started by stamping the rose image three times using the masking technique onto water color paper using Black StazOn ink. Then I started adding color to the roses. For the darkest rose I used Elegant Eggplant and Early Espresso. I outlined the stamped lines of the rose with both markers and then used my blender pens to blend and fill in the rest f the rose. I did the same thing with the other two roses except used different colors. For the brown-ish rose I used Chocolate Chip, Elegant Eggplant and Daffodil Delight. For the lightest rose I used Blushing Bride and Daffodil Delight.
I mounted the main image onto a piece of Early Espresso card stock and then on to a piece of Very Vanilla card stock that I sent through my Big Shot with the Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder. I added the sentiment, from the stamp set Fundamental Phrases, added a Very Vanilla Satin bow that I dirtied up just a little bit using classic inks and the card was done!
Be sure to check out the other design team members cards this week too on the Stampin' Celebration blog!
Thanks for looking!
And I hope I inspired you to play with us this week!