Why the question mark I hear you ask ... you did n't? Well you were going to ... trust me :0)
The question mark is because the Milled Lavender is a bit too pastel for my tastes so I added a teensy weensy bit of Dusty Concord to liven it up a bit! I am still working through my beer mats with all of the Ranger Distress Inks and today I decided to work with a lighter shade.
This was in fact a blank white beer mat ... courtesy of my mate Dan which meant it needed no prepping whatsoever ... I just started blending and stamping! Sadly it just looked pale at the end of all that blending and stamping so I placed random patches of Dusty Concord on the Wendy Vecchi gingham stamp and whacked that on top! [That's a technical term!]
The flower is the Poinsettia from the Art of making it merry sheet ... just so you know ... Poinsettias are not just for Christmas.
Before you ask ... yes I did sew all those beads on by hand and yes they did take me flippin' ages ... I am not sure it turned out that well ... but after all that stitching I decided to blog it anyway :0)
Before I forget ... this is my entry for this weeks Sunday Stamper Challenge where the theme is friends.
Have a good week everybody!