Summer flowers, what could be better! I wanted to thank a friend for a wonderful gathering in her garden and thought this would be perfect. I used a jar image from Inkadinkado, then filled it with Papertrey Ink’s Delightful Dahlias, worked some Distress Inks around and through a stencil, then applied a black bow using American Crafts’ black twine. I found Tim Holtz’s watercolor paper to be the perfect material to use with his Distressed Inks, they blend so well with this paper. I used a water pen with the same inks for the medal of thanks. Wish I could find more of the bees you see here! I colored the pearls in the center of the flowers with Spectrum Noir alcohol pens for the first time, and it worked great! Another entry for Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Blog contest for their theme “Summer”!