For my SS piece I used the beautiful 'Hark the Christmas Rose' which was released a couple of months ago on one of the Chocolate Baroque TV shows. After stamping in Versafine black I added a little colour with sparkle pens matching it as closely as possible to one of the beautiful Christmas Roses or to use it's correct name Hellebore's plants we have in the garden, we have several different colours but the traditional coloured one remains a favourite. Some simple matting onto some DP, a bow and finito.
This sentiment from Penny Black is perfect for this months theme and a Rose brings a smile to most peoples faces, I brushed Distress Inks onto a piece of Fabriano along with a few splatters, stamped and heat embossed the Rose, but it out and coloured with sparkle pens and simply placed onto the background adding a tag and twine.
I hope you will pop over to the challenge blogs and see the inspiration my team mates have on display and of course join us this month.