Love, love, love this set by Sheena Douglass. It's called Milestones and Moments. I was inspired by this great card that my stampin' sister and fellow Design Team member Trena had made for me when I retired in January. It was a short-lived retirement; I'm at work with a new company, and I needed a card for a colleague who was moving to a new job and this image seemed perfect.
stamped in Versamark ink on confetti cream paper, and used detail black
embossing powder. I chose the off-white color to match the
lattice-edged card base. (Yes, sometimes I do think ahead, LOL!) I
used my watercolor crayons because this scenic image was just asking for
a soft, flowing touch. Top Tip: I like to emboss the image when I watercolor,
because it creates little raised edges that keep the colors from
bleeding too much.
When I use the water color crayons, I color along
the edges and draw the pigment inward with a wet brush. This gives you
gradation of color without over-thinking it. When you do trees, be sure
to mix the greens for a more realistic look.
the image on to a black mat, and adhered this to the pre-cut card base. I
stamped the greeting in black and used a large oval punch and attached
it with dimensionals.
For a finishing touch, I put tiny black rhinestones on the greeting and at the intersection of the lattice.
Hope it inspires you to try water coloring an image.