For this card, I started with the blue background which I created using a large SU! acrylic block and some watercoloring I did right on the block. The block was 'smooshed' onto the watercolor paper and voila--nice rectangular background. For the main image I was struggling to find something. I have gotten rid of a lot of stamps over the years so unfortunately, I didn't have much to work with when it came to this technique of coloring and misting a stamp to get a watercolor image. Upsy Daisy is a retired set that I absolutely loved so I kept it and was able to use it along with my Stampin' Up! markers for this card. I colored the stamp and then misted it with water. I probably should have sprayed my paper a little bit as well because my first impression wasn't too good. I ended up going back in with a damp paintbrush and moved the color around a bit so that they 'watercolor' look would come to life. With Mother's Day coming up this weekend, I decided to make this for my mil though it will arrive late (better than never?). The sentiment is from an older Papertrey Ink set called Women of Life. Looking forward to seeing what today's techniques are in class!
Marker colors used on this card: Melon Mambo, Tangerine Tango, Daffodil Delight and Garden Green