I really like the challenges at the More Than Words-blog, and now I finally found the time to enter for the first time.
The January challenge is Celebrate and Bling, and this is my take on it.
At first I thought the gold looked too reddish, and wouldn't match the other gold elements I wanted to use. But decided to go with it anyway, and actually using two different shades of gold just made it more interesting.
And I love how sometime things turn out even better than your original plan.
This is the board image from More Than Words:
Easy Watercolor Techniques #3: How to get a Variegated Wash
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