This is Leslie's sketch ( the very first one - so exciting!) and the card she made a few months ago that she based her sketch on.
I used Avery Elle's Thanks a Bunch stamp set. The set has lots of small stamps to add to the main bouquet. I used Picked Raspberry, Mustard Seed and Spiced Marmalade Distress Markers to color my flowers right on the stamp. After a quick mist with water onto the inked stamp, I stamped onto watercolor paper. I love this watercolor technique. So pretty and forgiving! Then I used the same technique with Peeled Paint and the brand new Cracked Pistachio to add the leaves to the bouquet. I love Cracked Pistachio, it's such a beautiful color. The buds were then added with Picked Raspberry.
The watercolor panel was die cut with Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles (yes, again!). I die cut pink card stock to make a stitched frame around my panel with the same die set. Another piece of watercolor paper was embossed with a Sizzix Dots embossing folder and added to the pink card base.
The sentiment and tag are from the same stamp set, I used VersaFine Onyx Black ink to stamp the sentiment and tag, and then cut the tag out. The tag was then adhered to the card with a foam square.
I am also entering this card into the current challenge at Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge #132 - Make Your Mark.
Please be sure to go and check out Leslie's first challenge and her blog. I promise you will love them.
As always, thanks for stopping by and for your kind comments. They make my day!