So it seems rather fitting that Friday he arrived at the office to find this card waiting for him:
It was hard keeping it a secret from him - he likes to come in to see what I'm working on! When I first saw this Bugaboo digital image I knew he had to get the first card I made from it! You see, I never have to worry about getting bit by insects when Joel's around (apparently he's sweeter than I am)! Plus we had been out camping in California with my brother in May so it all just seemed to fit!
The image was colored using my Tombow watercolor markers and a water brush - I haven't figured out how to use the markers directly on the paper yet... but since I love to paint with watercolors it's all good. I just mix my colors on an acrylic block, dip the brush and go.
Paper: Recollections Cardstock; Black Ink Banana Leaf Decorative Papers
Stamps: Bugaboo Digital Image - Stella Summer Blocks mosquitos
Other: Tombow markers, water brush