April 10, 2015


Some flowers have a strong connection with southeast Asia, such as cherry blossoms, chrysanthemums, and peonies. So I opted for an Asian-inspired look when using the peony stamp from Tim's Flower Garden stamp set.

This also worked out nicely for linking to Simon's Monday blog challenge where this week's theme is the letter A.

Other Asian items used in this tag include the printed mulberry paper background and washi tape. The peonies were stamped on bamboo paper which, because of it's color (bamboo), was lightened with Picket Fence distress stain. Unfortunately, I lost some of the stamp's line detail when I did that. (Note to self: Lighten first, stamp second.)
I wonder if it's fair to count the "Broken China" distress ink which was used on the right side along with a little "Tea Dye"?

This becomes flower number four in my quest to experiment with all six flower types in this stamp set before the week's end. To take a look at the others, just click on the label Flower Garden at the very bottom of this post.


  1. Another beautiful tag! The flower looks wonderful to me.

  2. Gorgeous tag! Those flowers look fantastic! Thanks for joining along with the Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge!

  3. Asian! Surprisingly, this is the first "A" project that I've seen with that theme. But I'm certain that none would compare. This is beautiful! Your "Lighten first, stamp second" advice is sound. I've had to do that myself on occasion. But I must disagree with your need. I like the softness of the flowers. They have a lovely, ethereal quality that is magical. Thank you for joining us this week for the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. I do love visiting your blog. :) ~Michelle