Watercolour has been the inspiration for this month's challenge at ARTastic:
http://artasticchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/ This has been an interesting idea to play with. I have dabbled with watercolour paintings over the past years (self-taught) and decided to use one of my earlier attempts as part of my layout.
The background was an embossed cardstock, washed with a very wet wash of blues, reds and yellow watercolour paints. The watercolour painting looked too harsh against the background, so I tore the edges to soften the appearance.
Aquarells were added to the background to extend both the painting and the photograph, so that it melded together more. Some stamping ( Darkroom Door 'Foliage') completed the layout.
The photo is part of the beautiful Japanese Garden at the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Garden in Hobart. This is a beautiful garden, a place of tranquil beauty. The ducks were cut from another photo taken in the grounds of a motel on the Derwent River at Rosetta, near Hobart. The white duck is a resident but is often joined by other ducks and seagulls. It was a very inquisitive duck and wandered around the property, popping its head through open doorways as if to say 'Hello. What are you up to?' It gave us quite a laugh when we were photographing it, as it had the most pronounced waddle we'd ever seen. We are keen to go back to Tassie to explore more.
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