On the first card I pressed (spiced marmelade, mustard seed, mowed lawn and fired brick) mini distress inkpads on the stamps and then I sprayed them with water before I stamped on water color paper.
On the second card I pressed the same mini distress ink pads onto the stamps and then stamped it directly on the paper. But after I stamped I took a damp brush and painted on the leaves to make the colors blend. This technique gives you more control of the result.
On the first card I embossed the greeting that comes from Simon Says Stamp and on the second card I stamped a greeting that comes from K-design.
I enter these cards in Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog and the theme this week is Anything Goes.
Have a nice day!