My town has a distinctive red brick architecture. So I started with a red-brick background of sorts. I got the "Home Sweet Home" stamp as a freebie and I love it!
And then the skyscrapers happened. Not exactly sure how, but there they were.
Because I don't sew, I was considering altering a tote bag or something along these lines. In the end, I decided to use ribbons.
I glued down some ribbons and I went over the page with gesso. Then I added some inks.
Finally, I added the flowers. I stamped them with white ink on black cardstock. But the ink wouldn't dry, so I put some transparent embossing ink over it - and I really like the result.
This monochrome layout was inspired by Florence Adam's blog post. I stamped the background using some Ellen Vargo stamps. And I also had a new stencil to test.
Finally, I handwritten the quote using yellow paint pen.