I did a simple watercolor wash for the background with distress inks. (It may be a simple technique but it still took me about four tries to get the look I wanted.) I stamped the flowers in black and then stamped over it and embossed with clear embossing powder just for a bit more interest.
Simple matting and just a few hand stitches to accent.
Come on over and join us in the challenge this month!
Crafter's Cafe: the great outdoors
Mod Squad: heat emboss