Please believe me when I say these aren't black LOL!! There is such a high contrast on this card, my deep purple tulips (have you ever seen that kind?) are photographing really dark, the layer under the Barely Banana mat is Elegant Eggplant, a perfect match with the Wisteria purple from the Peerless watercolor booklet when heavily applied, but the purple, yellow and white look really pretty together IRL! I poked a little hole on either side of them and threaded some hemp twine through to hang my little Cuttlebug tag with "for you", also from "Say it With Flowers", isn't that sweet? The white base is Cuttlebugged with the Leafy Branch folder at an angle.
I don't do it that often, but it is fun to stamp your foal point on a pastel CS instead of a neutral, you just have to plan ahead what colors you'll be adding and think about how they are going to mis with the color of your CS. I will say, the colored CS pills more than your neutral CS when you watercolor on it, so be careful not to add too much (see how dark my left leaf is? the color wasn't spreading any more so I had to quit adding even though I wanted to pull that shadow further down the leaf)
Q: What does a stamper* like receiving more than a bouquet of flowers?
A: Stamps to make their own bouquets of flowers! (flowers fade, but rubber is forevah, baby!) ;)
Have a great day!! :) Oh! Have you entered you cards for my contest yet?? Don't forget!!
* I've gotten more than a couple little hints in the mail the last few weeks from friends and family would "looooove to have (my ) two new sets for their birthdays"!