I started with a piece of Tim Holtz watercolor paper and grabbed two distress inks in Picked Raspberry and Broken China. I loaded the paper up with water and then gradually added the ink using my heat tool to dry between coats. I wanted to make sure I didn't get too much purple mixing in the middle. I did do some brush flicking to get some random splatters after it was all dried. I next adhered and popped this watercolor piece up with foam tape to a A2 size white card base.
Next, I used my Copics to color the image. I kept it really simple with cool grays and a little bit of pink on the plus sign. After fussy cutting the image, I used some silver thread to make a little "nest" which added some sparkle and texture to the card. I popped the image up with dimensionals and used it to keep the silver thread in place. The sentiment was stamped in black Versafine ink and heat set with clear embossing powder. My final touches were some glossy accents to the image and my favorite sparkling clear sequins from Pretty Pink Posh.
Here's a close up on the details. It's funny how those clear sequins picked up the background color.
Be sure to check out the CAS(E) this Sketch! challenge blog to see what all of the other participants created. Lots of fun inspiration to peruse through!