I love anything to do with watercolouring, so when Nicole Heady, at Papertrey Inks, showed us one way to achieve a watercoloured background, I had to try it.
For my background I sponged the inks and then placed some water drops onto it. I chose to fade out the colours, and not go right to the edge. While that dried, I made the flower garland, then layered it all up. In hindsight, I wish I'd diecut the garland out of the background and inlaid this one, for easier mailing, but "oh, well". There's always a next time! (I also wished I'd used white embossing powder for the sentiment...) I did go back with my waterbrush and add some Berry Sorbet ink onto the center of the Sweet Blush flowers to give them some depth. I like that. Perfect Pearls finished off the flowers, with a few extra dots around the perimiter.
Inks: Aqua Mist, simply Chartruese, Tropical Teal, Spring, Berry Sorbet, Sweet Blush (PTI), and Versafine Onyx Black
Stamps/dies:Garden Grace, Embellished Elegance
Paper: Stamper's Select White, Tropical Teal, coral coloured paper from my stash
Other: Perfect Pearls, L'il Inkers Stitched Die