For my take, I created my mask in the same way that she taught, so that I could sponge fresh snow ink around, leaving a striking black rectangle in the middle of my mat. Perfect space for stamping my tulips (also in fresh snow ink) and then using a q-tip to apply some blue and green pastel inks. Do blue tulips even exist?
The q-tip isn't a tool for precise application, obviously, but I thought it added to the softness of the image, along with all that billowy white sponging around the rectangle...
The black panel was matted onto another layer, covered in BB: gingham. I finally think I've got the hang of lining up those ginghams! I love a full panel of that pattern - I'm going to be using it a lot more now!
Thanks for looking!