Last weekend I purchased a inexpensive palette of watercolors. I used watercolor paper and put the manliest look colors I had and it still looked too girly. So, I did a black wash on those colors, reapplied the original colors and got this. I rather like how it turned out. The black stars are stamps and white and hand drawn with a gel pen. I thought it would have been too much trouble embossing and risk making a mess since they were an after thought after gluing down the sentiment.
I was inspired by a card by Lisa Kind at TIME OUT challenged #3. Their theme is Birthday with a twist of masculine. I am also entering this into Just Us Girls 236, with the technique being the focus this month, Watercolor Backgrounds.