I've been really itching to try watercoloring ever since I saw this tutorial by Leslie Miller (one of my stamping idols!). I am also using a Whipper Snapper image and I really cheated by copying the shading from the colored label on the stamp!!
I have to say that it wasn't as difficult as I thought it would be. The couple times I tried previously, I used plain cardstock and as soon as it got too wet, the paper would pill up and get me really frustrated. Well, with the watercolor paper, it never pilled up even though I played and played with it.
I'm really happy with how this turned out, but it took waaaaaay longer that I thought it would (a few hours!!). I know I'd probably get faster with practice, but I really have to be in the mood to spend that much time coloring one image!
Thanks so much to Leslie for the inspiration and awesome, really easy to follow tutorial - You ROCK!!
Other materials used: Rose Red cardstock and waterbrushes - Stampin' Up!; ribbon - May Arts; brads- SEI, glitter pen - Sakura.