I'd been mulling over several options for this when one of my favourite challenge sites, Just Add Ink, offered up this theme challenge:
I first cut a circular mask from photocopy paper and stamped the butterflies in Stazon onto watercolour paper. I water-coloured them using Calypso Coral and Crushed Curry. After they were dry, I added in some highlights with white gel pen before masking them out. Finally, I added in the distressed foliage in Mint Macaron before removing the original circular mask from the watercolour panel.
This is a peek at the inside.
I do like the effect created by this double mask - it looks a bit like a floating bubble. My lovely mother-in-law is turning 84 this week and I think it will be perfect for her.
Card: Mint Macaron, Calypso Coral, watercolour paper, Whisper White (inside)
Stamps: Papillon Potpourri, Timeless Textures, Birthday Blooms (sentiment)
Inks: Black Stazon, Calypso Coral, Crushed Curry, Mint Macaron, Smoky Slate
Other: White gel pen, paintbrush, circle framelits and butterfly punches to make masks.