Beate Johns is a wonderful stamper who shares her talent and inspiration with others freely. This morning, she shared this photo from Martha Stewart's collection for some inspiration.
I got a light, airy feel from it and this is what I came up with, inspired by the photo Beate shared. I started with Brocade Blue base, and stamped it in white craft with the Floral background stamp set. I then heat set it because I didn't want to emboss it, I wanted that soft chalky look. I stamped the flower from Bloomin' Beautiful in Black Stazon and colored it with Watercolor Wonder Crayons and added the white gel pen and used the aquapainter to soften that too. I then dry embossed the edges of the focal image with a straight edge and an embossing stylus. I added the dots with the basic black journaler, roughed up the edges of the white piece with my fingernail, and topped it off with a piece of the wide grosgrain in brocade blue.