I got a chance to play with the new rose stamp from PTI's June release. I love the style of this stamp it allows for so many different ways to color it. I chose to use the watercolor technique that my friend Debbie taught me. I samped the the image in versamark and embossed with white detail powder on watercolor paper. Next I used a sheet of acetate and smooshed broken china and tumbled glass on the acetate. I used a water brush to pick up the color and add it to the rose. I used the same technique on the leaves, but used shabby shutter distressed ink. I cut out the images and attached them to a piece of white cardstock that was debossed with a flower plate from PTI. Then I matted the white on a green and then blue cardstock. The sentiment was embossed in white and colored with the same blues I used on the rose.
We are having such nice weather today, the boys and I have a few errands to run for the holiday weekend, then hopefully get some time to play outside. The only drawback from playing outside right now is the mosquito's, they are wicked right now. DH has some fishing lined up, he is practicing for a tournament on the 10th, and then we plan on smoking some ribs on the smoker. Can't wait! Hope everyone has a safe and fun 4th of July!