I generally speaking avoid yellow, particularly mustardy colours, and chocolate, in any form, is a bit of an aversion of mine. I don't have any of these colours in the SU colours, so had to rummage and substitute, as usual.
I used Mustard Seed DI (Delightful Dijon) to colour the 10.5 x 15 cm piece of water colour paper, applying several layers rather blotchily and drying off between each with my heat tool.
I then used Vintage Photo DI (Chocolate Chip), to give a light chocolatey sprinkling over the top of the panel and finally I used Seedless Preserves DI (Blackberry Bliss) in a rather concentrated line on my craft sheet to drag each of the four edges through the lightly spritzed ink to add the darker colour away from the mustard and brown background.
I stamped out the Sunny Blooms Stacy Yacula stamp with Memento Rich Cocoa ink onto a scrap of water colour paper and coloured it in with my Derwent InkTense pencils, water colouring each section as I went, combining colours to give me the required outcome.
Fussy cutting the image was a nightmare, I think I may have mentioned that this is not my favourite pass time, and this little image just about put me off for life. The watercolour paper was not the best choice for cutting out such an intricate piece. However, I managed to get it out all in one piece, finally and after a rummage through my old SU marker container, I found the only brown marker in the set was indeed Chocolate Chip. I edged the image carefully with the brush end of that marker and adhered it down to the water coloured panel, heaving a sigh of relief as I settled it into place on the stamped image.
I ran my brown pencils around the image and spread the ink with a dampish brush to create a shadow effect around the entire image and to separate it a little more from the back ground.
I added a sentiment with a PTI Royal Velvet as that was the only ink in the blackberry-like range that was dark enough for the sentiment to show well enough. I adhered the completed panel to a Bazzill Marshmallow CS card base I had cut about 3mm larger than the panel, for contrast.
I don't know if this card is close enough to the rules for the challenge administrators, as there is very little open white space about it, but hey! One lives and learns. I was pleased with the outcome, and I guess that is the main thing. I know just who I am sending this one to...
That's it, thanks for visiting, see you soon I hope,