Spring in the desert means the state tree, called a Palo Verde is in full bloom and covered with a blanket of tiny yellow flowers. Yellow is practically the only color you'll see anywhere this time of year and it's pretty but also rather monotonous.
So I guess that's my excuse for creating this tag inspired by the pastel theme at Simon's Monday blog challenge this week.
Using watercolor paper cut in the shape of a tag, I painted the trunk then used a variety of small flower and leaf stamps.
Most were tinted with watercolor paint along with the background. Some I left white.
To create the pastel shades, I mixed white with my colors.
The bunny was hand-drawn on scrap paper and pasted to the tag. This way, if I didn't get the drawing right, I could just start over and not worry about erasing marks on the tag.
To frame the tag, I ran some Black Soot around the edges and bled the color using a wet brush.
Polka dots were made with a gel pen along the deckled edge and a Remant Rub was applied.
There are lots of bunnies here in the desert and they feast on the flowers that fall from the trees but I think life is real good for a bunny under a pastel flowered tree.