I am madly in love with the wonderful images which Anita Jeram has created for the Colorado Craft Company. The set which I am using for Cathy's challenge is called Birthday Wishes and, although I didn't use them for my one-layer card, also has dies. I'm sure I'll be using the images along with the dies sooner than later.
I used a base of the Heavy Whisper White and then stamped my images on regular Whisper White cardstock. While I like the regular Whisper White, it isn't the best for watercolouring. I found it really soaked up the colour and, for a very anxious half hour, I though that it would never dry to a smooth finish. It is, however, a very bright white, and I think the colours show up brilliantly, don't you?
As I said, I kept this to a single layer on my base. I didn't use a matte to keep the scene dominant, rather than have competition with a bright surrounding colour. I like the results. The sentiment, rabbit holding the balloon and hamster jumping up from the tree stump are all by Anita Jeram. The tree stump, however, is from the Craft Consortium's Little Fawn and Friends series of stamps. I think it works together with the other stamps quite perfectly, don't you?
I've also entered my card in the following challenges:
AAA Birthday: Game #25 - Happy Birthday (Happy 2nd Birthday)
Simon Says Monday Challenge Blog - Four legged friends
NBUS Challenge #26 - Never Before Used Shtuff
PCC427 - Theme Challenge (#SimpleStamping)