I found these beautiful celery colored pearlized brads and matching ribbon at Michaels this past weekend. I couldn't resist. The color is so sophisticated and soft and matches Stampin'Up!'s Certainly Celery cardstock perfectly. Of course I had no Designer Paper to coordinate with it so on my lunch hour I stopped into the local scrapbook store and found these gorgeous papers by Moda and BasicGrey. The rose is cut out from the BasicGrey "French Hen" DP and layered onto the Moda gentle striped DP. A scalloped border of whisper white is run behind a portion of the floral image and then layered onto a piece of Always Artichoke cardstock. I added the ribbon at an angle in the upper left corner, spaced the brads into each scallop, then adhered all the layers onto a 5x5 piece of Certainly Celery cardstock.
To finishe I added another floral cutout from the same BasicGrey piece of DP by popping it up on dimensionals to the ribbon, added stardust stickles to the flowers' highlights, then shaded around the cutout rose with Certainly Celery marker.
I love the result - these papers have such striking colors. It was definitely quicker than watercoloring the flower- but if you don't like to cut out images you might want to stick with a stamp and coloring! :)
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