The image was stamped out onto some Strathmore colored pencil paper, using a neutral color like Warm Buff. I left the stamp in the platform because I usually like to re-stamp when I'm done coloring. I decided that the leaves looked like individual flower petals and I wanted to color them a sort of orange-y/peach with a little lavender near the stem. The pencils I used for the blooms were in the aqua/turquoise family.
Just for a change of pace I decided to use some Delicata gold ink to re-stamp over the finished image. This ink has a lovely rich tone and went well with the peach-y colors that dominate the card. I wanted the finished card to have a lavender border so I had to cut down the image just a bit. The stamp fills a 4 1/4 X 5 1/2 card.
I used Pinkfresh's Artistic Bows to top the circle sentiment, (which I've decided looks a bit like an ornament, I've got Christmas on the brain!). That sentiment is a part of the You Can Change The World stamp set. And of course Pinkfresh had the perfect shade of pale peach bling, Essentials: Jewels Mix, to scatter across the card.
Thanks so much for letting me share with you some of my design choices, I hope that this has inspired you to make something new today!