I adore peonies, truly they are spectacular. Dan and I live in a heavily wooded area and despite the lack of steady sunshine, I'm happy to have one little peony that faithfully sends us two or three blossoms each spring. Not many, but each is precious to me. Here's a photo of one from last year. If you click on it, it'll open a larger image and you can see the dew drops still gracing the petals.
Anyway... if I see a peony stamp, I'm there. It's mine folks, just because it will remind me of that little slice of time, each spring, when I can cut one of these beauties and bring it inside to admire. Fleeting, but oh, so sweet!
Lockhart Stamp Company's Peonies image is so pretty and fun to color too. I always think pink when I see a peony, but apparently you can find them in coral, cream, crimson, purple, rose, scarlet, white, yellow and believe it or not, black! Who knew? Stampassion's second new card kit includes Karen's lovely Peonies image, along with with a little gratitude stamp, • thanks •, just what I feel when I see a beautiful flower. Grateful.
This is the another card I did with the stamps and papers from Basic Grey's Green At Heart paper collection, included in the Peonies Card Kit, soon to go up on our website. How appropriate since today is Earth Day! You can really see the beautiful texture of the card stock in this photo. They're also in the kit and the paper is called Fresh Leaf Bark.
I'm not sure I'll try black as the next color choice for this image, but definitely yellow or coral or really... anything but black! I don't think my coloring skills are up to that. I'd love to see one though, I bet they're beautiful. Here's to peonies, in any color, and spring!