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There's something about a big cabbage rose that always draws me in–they remind me of romantic cottages with chintz curtains, cushy over-stuffed chairs and all things cozy. *grin*

The tiny rose was repeatedly stamped with  Memento Ladybug Red ink over soft pink card stock for the scalloped border and the big rose itself was stamped in Memento Bamboo Leaves so I could color in the flower with Copics, without having to mask or do any detail cutting to overlay it. I blended "sloppy" so it would look more watercolored. I outlined it with a warm grey, but it would also have looked nice outlined in a pale blue/cyan hue, i.e. Cool Shadow (Copic).

Outlining in black gives more definition to the focal layer, which is echoed by a narrow black mat.  And to keep the balance and flow a few black mini brads were added to the upper right corner.  The rose was also detailed with a Black Glaze pen to bring more "pop" to the whole design.

Hope your Wednesday is indeed splendid!


Stamp Credits:  Whistle Clear Set by Dear Lizzy for American Crafts
Ink:  Brilliance Graphite Black, Memento Bamboo Leaves & Ladybug Red
Copic Ciao Markers
Black Mini Brads by Doodlebug
Black Glaze Pen by Sakura
Scallop Border Punch by Fiskars

  1. OME! I’m havin’ heart palipatations over here! How did I miss this one!? *sigh* It’s so, so gorgeous it hurts. And the coloring is soooo pretty too! Eep!

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