I liked the weathered grey look of the seat, so chose that as the background for my flowers. The purples and pinks took my eye the most and so I made those my main colours. I used the Pinewood Planks dynamic textured impression embossing folder for the wood grain then lightly sponged the surface with Smoky Slate to bring out the texture further.
The stamps are both stamps I've had for a while. The sentiment is Winnie&Walter's Big, Bold and Party which I got soon after I started serious stamping, so sometime late 2014/early 2015. The gorgeous blooms are Altenew's Peony Bouquet. I'm not sure of the date but I've had them for about eighteen months. They are so very, very beautiful and I wanted to try out my new Stampin' Blend alcohol markers. I've never had alcohol markers before, so I felt like a kid on Christmas morning!
So, today my watermark is wrong - images are not by Stampin' Up but Altenew.
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Ingredients - Stampin' Up unless otherwise noted.
Card: Smoky Slate, Whisper White
Stamps: Altenew Peony Bouquet, W&W Big, Bold and Party
Inks: Tuxedo Black, Smoky Slate
Stampin' Blends: Rich Razzleberry, Pink Pirouette, Old Olive - lights and darks, Colour Lifter pen
Other: Altenew Peony Bouquet dies, Pinewood Planks impressions folder, Enamel shapes, dimensionals, sponges