I started by drawing a simple frame around my journal page with a permanent black pen. Then I started tracing some of the elements of the pods stencil within the border, and sometime allowing parts to extend outside of the border.
I then penciled in a quote by Henry Ward Beecher about Gratitude...did I mention that was the theme of the hop? I like to pencil in my text before tracing it with permanent pen, just in case I mess up on spacing or such.
I used this technique for the blue background areas as well as the little dotted flowers seen in this next image.
I also used the water brush to activate the Tombow colours in the stencil areas to achieve the watercolour effect.
And here's the finished page (And yes, I'm also grateful for being able to ignore the drab November weather and create colourful gardens any time of year!):
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Here's the Blog Hop order...happy hopping!
Linda Kittmer-You are here.
Jenny Lee Cochran-Hop on over here next!