I recently got these 2 stencils made by Memory Box, that can be used together to create a little grouping of delphiniums, another of my favorite flowers, because they come in all shades of blue and purple. Here's their first usage:
The stencils are called Delphinium and Stems, and they're both mini stencils. Since they're so little, I tried using markers to transfer the colors, and they worked great. I used Shaded Lilac and Mowed Lawn distres markers, plus a Memento marker called Lulu Lavender. I trimmed my panel and added some blocks of solid cardstock in the same colors, and a sentiment from Simon's Happy Every Day set, embossed in white on black cardstock. You can see how the card looked at this point below. My husband was passing by, and suggested that I try doodling on it, and I'm glad he did - the results are subtle, but I do like it better this way, since the rest of my card is so simple. I added some leaves and made little individual flowers on each stem, just like the real thing, and also added a white center to each with a Signo white pen. What do you think?
ETA: Did you see the news at the Simon Says Stamp blog today? None other than Tim Holtz has designed a stamp set in honor of their STAMPtember celebration!! The bad news is that it's a limited edition, only available during September, while supplies last. Come October 1, it's gone!
Be sure to watch Tim's fun video at the link above at Simon Says Stamp to get a good look at it and some ideas on how it can be used. I wouldn't wait too long on this one - it is SWEET!