The strong colours I chose are not at their full saturation on these first layers as I misted water over my watercolour paper to help me blend the colours out so there is more of a wash of colour, one of Phthalo Green and one where I have pushed the Magenta and Cadmium Yellow around to get orange tones in between them.
While this was drying, I stamped flowers over the other painted layer: Be sure to use an ink that is resistant to water for this stage.
I then decided not to use all the flowers but to add one of my favourite text stamps instead. I blended the Cadmium and Magenta together again on another piece of paper and stamped my text over the top. I added some dots to the flowers with a white pen and glued everything on to a layer of black on a white card to make all the colours really pop!
The sentiment translates as 'If life is a garden, friends are the flowers'.
Stamps and stencil from PaperArtsy.