I love "behind the scenes" stories that tell what really happened...........like the making of this card for example......
I can't envision a card totally in my head.....I have to play around with paper, colors and images a bit on scrap paper before I start the real thing. I loved Cecile's circles this week and decided to try a one layer card and recreate the sketch with just stamping. I planned a light wash in the background with my design stamped on top of it. I pulled out Eastern Elegance and started playing with circles and patterns (as you can see below) while my watercolor dried.....just trying to figure out how I would do it "for real."
But my watercolor wash ended up being very dark and I thought to myself.....wow that looks like a frog pond.......and before I knew I had frogs playing leap frog across the pool!
Cecile my oh so talented friend from across the big pond has a delightful sketch for us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!
I am also adding this card to the CAS Summer watercolour gallery.
Stamp Sets: Ribbit Ribbit (Avery Elle), Hoppy Days (Newton's Nook)
Ink: Black, Zig Watercoloring