The background watercolour started out as a colour wash in a masked area. Once the tape was removed, I stamped and embossed the leaves then added in more accents of colour to accentuate them. Finally, I overstamped using the script and splatter stamps from the same set. And then, the sequins started begging to be included.
I do think the result does give the idea I started with - a deep, cool pool of water and leaves floating.
I was also inspired by the sketch challenge at CAS(E) This Sketch, which I just couldn't quite get out of my head. The resulting card is perhaps not as CAS as I usually go for but I had such a great time making it, I'll enter it anyway. And the same goes for the Watercolour challenge at CAS-ology.
Update: So very delighted to be a Top Pick at Retrorubber and to get a guest designer offer as well!
Card: Pacific Point, Whisper White, Cucumber Crush, Watercolour paper.
Stamps: French Foliage, Four You
Inks:Pacific Point, Cucumber Crush, Versamark
Other: Copper embossing powder, aqua painter, dimensional, random sequins.