I used the flowers for inspiration and the lovely magenta tones.
I also used this sketch from Em Stafrace over at Page Drafts which I rotated 90 degrees,
Here is what I came up with.
My journalling on the back of the layouts says:
Throughout most of my married life, all but the last year, Simon has never bought me flowers (not even when my kids were born) and I understand his reasoning even if I don't like it or agree with it. You pay a fortune and they die after a few days... Well that may be so but it is a week of sheer pleasure and a feast for the eyes. So I have always, religiously, every week bought myself flowers for my desk in my studio. What I get depends on how I feel... Sometimes I want bright and happy, sometimes I want soft and pretty and I think I have had every variety and colour there is at some point in time. The flowers in the photos are possibly one of the prettiest I have had. In a terracotta pot with a slight green patina it was made up of a beautiful white, with a pink centre cabbage rose surrounded by soft pretty pink rosebuds and in between a very pretty lilac frothy filler. I don't know most of the flowers names and I don't really care. I do know that I don't choose the flowers I think that they choose me and for the time that they are on my desk they bring me unspeakable joy and I wouldn't have it any other way.
Here are some close ups.
I used some of my gorgeous Maja Design papers from the 'Coffee in the Arbour' collection... Do you know how much I love these papers? :) Of course you do. So I started with a cream cardstock to match the papers and used some cream gesso (that was coloured with paint) and then I added a touch of magenta glitter to the wet gesso, some paint splats and some stamping.
I added my layers and cut the window chippie in two and coloured it with distress inks and added a little clear embossing powder as well. I am very happy with how they turned out.
The big flower was coloured with distress stain and mists to get the right colour even though it looks a like more brick colour in the photo. the other flowers and some cotton were also added and a few pearls because you can't have shabby without the pearls.
I punched the edges of the paper and added the title which is also showing a little more red than the purple in the photo.
Thanks so much for stopping by to take a look and also for taking the time to leave me a comment. I really appreciate it.