I loved the way she made her own wooden background simply with a paintbrush and watercolor. This was my first attempt and I thought it turned out pretty well. I took my color cues from what she had used. Everything is done with Distress Markers. For the wreath I colored right on to the stamp and then used my brush to soften the lines, just as she did. My ornaments didn't turn out too well. They look a little more like berries, which is ok, too. I went back in the end with the fine tip of my marker and added a few more pine needles and then with my white gel pen for some highlights.
I really wanted a red bow, but as you can see I didn't get one. Out of all the ribbon I have in this house, I don't have any red? I don't see how, but I couldn't find any so the gold had to do. I really like the idea Dawn had about creating your watercolor piece and then scanning it and printing it. If you only had a few to do, this might not be so bad. But for mass production without printing, I think I would pass..lol.
That's it for me tonight. Thanks for stopping by!