You may see a few of these posts come through as I wrap up these belated gifts, but the first is for my college roommate and her new husband. For her bachelorette party, we spent a weekend at her lake house cooking, lounging by the water, and listening to music. Played quite a few times was the Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros song, "Home".
First I pencilled out roughly what I was going to be painting so that I would have a guide for when I busted out the watercolors. For the black it doesn't matter so much, but for the other colors you want to make sure your pencil lines are so faint you can barely even tell they are there, because they will show through.
After playing around a bit with filler flowers and branches, I ended up on something like this. Its not perfectly neat, but that's kind of the charm of handmade cards, no? I'll probably tweak a few things before it goes in the mail, but you get the general idea!
Anyways, hope you have a very happy weekend!