I have to share a secret. This project actually came about from a printer mishap. I was printing my images on watercolor paper and my printer decided to misbehave. The images got all streaky and gross. I almost threw it away! Then I had a thought, what if I traced it using a light color watercolor pencil? I taped it to the nearest sunny window and...kablam! An image ready to try no line watercoloring!
You probably all know by know that I love my Zig Real brush markers by now. So this time I decided I should use my Mission gold watercolors. I kinda love these guys too! I first colored the flower and the stem and let it dry. Then went back to add a little more color and contrast. After it was fully dry, I went around the whole thing with a very pal gray. I blotted it off a bit with a paper towel because I didn't want it to be super dark. As an extra side-effect, I got this really cool pattern that was left behind from the paper towel! BONUS!!! While it was drying, I cut a solid green layer and the larger patterned paper (Doodlebug Hip Hip Hooray). I adhered them all to the card base. I stamped and embossed the sentiment on the yellow banner piece and popped it up with foam tape. And yes, I had to add some lovely sequins!
I hope you like it! Don't forget to check out the August digi Challenge on the Craftin Desert Divas Facebook group page. Free digital stamp just for playing along!!