Finally, some flowers! You know how I love them and these are very special flowers, indeed. These digital Peonies were illustrated specifically for stampers by my friend, Maria's, 20 year old granddaughter. Vanessa is an accomplished artist, but this is her first offering for stampers, and I'm hoping to see more.
You know me... I'm a digi fan because I love to color. They're economical, instantly available, take up no space in your stamp room. They can be resized, flipped, cropped, played with in a nearly infinite number of ways. Sometimes I think I'd be happy going all digi, but I'm hooked on this stamping thing and all forms catch my eye and end up in my collection. It's endless!
I watercolored these flowers with Tombow markers on Arches 140 lb hot pressed watercolor paper. Red and a reddish-purple on the blooms, amethyst and that same reddish-purple in the background. The stamped sentiment is from a years old Whipper Snapper set.
I watercolored the die cut bow, too. The frame was die cut and then embossed with a Cuttlebug folder. It was a perfect fit and, gee, the lighting was just right for the embossed pattern to show in the photo.
Check out the Peonies digital stamp here. I'm keeping an eye on that girl! All supplies are listed below.
Thanks for visiting with me this week. I'm still stamping and coloring, so I'll be back next week. Have a happy day!
Stamps: Peonies digital stamp, Whipper Snapper Blooming Expressions Paper: Arches 140 lb hot pressed watercolor, Stampin' Up! heavy weight Very Vanilla, Bazzill green card stock base Ink: Printer, Memento Tuxedo black for sentiment, Tombow markers for watercoloring Accessories: Memory Box Oval Master Frame, Poppystamps Lovely Gift Bow, Cuttlebug Heritage Collection embossing folder