Penny Black has been one of my favorite companies since I began stamping, so I couldn't miss a chance at the gift certificate drawing for the current challenge at Curtain Call. When I saw the inspiration photo I immediately thought of the PB sunburst stamp. I heat embossed the flower on watercolor paper & trimmed it out. Using my waterbrush & Distress Inks festive berries & seedless preserves, I colored the image & then added clear Wink of Stella to the petals & Stardust Stickles to the center. I had quite of bit of the inks on my acrylic block, so I blotted a panel of watercolor paper, letting the 2 colors blend together.
Thought I'd use it for another project, but then realized it made a great background for my flower. I debossed it with an old Cuttlebug folder & lightly inked with festive berries & edged with seedless preserves. The flower was mounted with foam tape only in the center. I "framed" it with the white card front. I'm thinking it could be a pretty decoration for someone's desk.
I'm also entering Pixies Snippets Playground, The Mixed Media Card Challenge, SSS Wednesday & Loves Rubberstamps. Thanks so much for taking time to visit my blog. Your comments always lift my spirit.