Before the first layer dried I took pieces of paper towel and used a corner to pull up most of the blue from the cross and from some of the leaves. I'm sure I could have painted around them to begin with but it was so much easier to color all over with the blue - and it picks up beautifully with a paper towel.
I really struggle with regular watercolors in small spaces so I pulled out my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Marker in Olive Green to add some color to the leaves and my Zig Marker in Ochre to add a golden tone to the cross.
I took my pictures outside which is not my norm (mainly because my crafting typically takes place at 5 a.m. before I get ready for work!) I had to do it this time because the sequins are iridescent and they take on really odd colors when I use my regular photo studio. This is my favorite photo of the batch. I didn't use it as my main photo because of the shadows but it shows the soft metallic finish of the sentiment which is done with a platinum embossing powder.
I used White Pearl and a Platinum embossing powder. The paper is Canson Bristol Smooth which can stand up to the watercoloring.