At first when I looked at the sketch I was wondering how I would replicate the circle shape in the background. I know that a sketch challenge doesn't have to be adhered to exactly but I did like the sketch and wanted to use the large circle.
As luck should have it I recently received a purchase of an amazing clear stamp set called Desert Oasis from of all places, Aldi supermarket. This stamp set is so cute and features a pineapple and flamingo in addition to other summery/tropical images.
So since watercolour is super trendy at the moment and yes I do love a good trend, I thought to stamp the pineapple image in clear embossing powder onto white cardstock and then go over it with watercolour. I'm really happy with the result and feel that it gives my page a real strong summer vibe to match the photo of my overjoyed son. This year we had a pool installed at our place and nothing screams summer more than a swim whenever you heart desires.
A close up of my embossed and water coloured pineapples