At Mark's Finest Papers Blog, we've been challenged to use the emboss resist technique, one of my favorite techniques! Here is my entry:
Starting with a page of text from an old Reader's Digest book, I white embossed the hollyhock stamp (a negative image: the background embosses, leaving the main image free) and then colored in the flowers and leaves using markers. I also used the remainder of the page for the scalloped borders and the punched butterflies. Since this uses 2 blues and a green, I'm also entering this into the Play Date Cafe challenge.
supplies: old book page, cream, and 2 blue cardstocks, Hero Arts K5370 Garden Silhouette, hand-dyed seam binding, EK Success diamond scallop border punch, Martha Stewart butterfly punch, Marvy and Tombow markers