Good Sunday morning.  I used to be a watercolor fanatic and created a scene of some kind for almost every project. Somehow dies seemed to take over my interests and now I do very few stamped watercolor scenes.  Today I was in the mood so I pulled out my Coming Up Roses and Fresh Cut Flowers.  Here’s what I came up with.

KC WPlus9 Coming Up Roses 3 right

I applied the ink to all of the stamps with distress markers because it seems to create a more precise image.  I stamped the tree and branch image and lightly softened with a damp aqua brush. I stamped the main section of the leaves and then used the smaller leaves stamp to extend the leaf covered limbs.  I touched several spots of the leaves with the damp aqua brush to fill and create the watercolor effect but was careful to leaves the thin limbs showing.

KC WPlus9 Coming Up Roses 3 center

I applied a thin strip of green to the ground area and used a damp brush to spread the ink out.  Next I stamped the tiny flower images allowing some of them to be stamped in the grassy area.  I finished by stamping the small leaf image with green ink around the ground area and up into the flowers to fill in and depth.  I used my green marker to lightly touch areas in between the upper flowers and then lightly dabbed with the damp brush to spread the green. I sponged blue ink in the sky area and then stamped the sentiment.  As you can see I couldn’t resist adding tiny die cut butterfly.  LOL! I really like how this turned out.  I think the simplicity of the tree and flowery ground cover is just enough for this clean and simple card.

KC WPlus9 Coming Up Roses 3 left

Thanks for coming by today and I hope you enjoy your Sunday.

Card size:  5.50” x 4.25”