I've been having fun watercolouring lately. Something about the cooler weather makes me want to stay inside and colour in! This little Hostess set (Level 1 set 'Oh, So Lovely') is aptly named...it really is lovely to watercolour.
I've stamped the berry stamp a few times in Basic Gray ink on Sage Shadow cardstock. I coloured it with my Aquapainter and White Watercolour Crayon first to give a base coat of white, and then I used a mixture of Aquapainters and Inkpads to colour the berries in shades of blues. The predominant colours are Brocade Blue and Brilliant Blue, to co-ordinate with the cardstock. Here's a closer look at the Watercolouring:
I've coloured the leaves with my Sage Shadow watercolour crayon (after first doing a base coat of white). I've used a Sponge Dauber to sponge around the edges in Sage Shadow ink.
I wanted a piece of background paper to mat it on, but I couldn't find one in this unusual colour combination, so i made my own. I've stamped "En Francais" background stamp in Brocade Blue, and then some swirls from "Priceless" in Whisper White and Brilliant Blue, and done some sponging to give it depth. It's been matted on the new Basic Gray cardstock. The Ribbon is Basic Gray taffeta. It's probably hard to tell in the pic, but the base card has also been stamped in "Linen" for added texture.
Now here's a closer look at the embellishment:
I've stamped the circular greeting (from "Think Happy Thoughts" on page 92....if you have circle punches, then trust me, you need this set. It's only $29.95, and says everything you need to say in a circle!) on Brocade Blue cardstock in Basic Gray ink, and sponged the edges in Brilliant Blue. A pewter Jumbo brad (sooo easy to set with the Crop-a-dile!) finishes off my circle tower.