I used colored pencils on the first image.
I also followed the current challenge at PaperCraftPlanet. Raise the bar challenge wants to see me "Spring for it" with flowers. I have the flowers in the vases and one on the ribbon plus the brad is a flower too. That makes 6 flowers total. I also used a thick chipboard tag from Flower Fairies (freebie set that came with a magazine bought at Barns & Noble). All edges were inked with Rubber Stampeed lilac ink (qualifying it for One Stitch At a Time's distressing challenge and Your Next Stamp's challenge to use purple.
* * * * * * * * * * * *For my second card I used watercolors. I also tried out my Alcohol Inks. They were a lot of fun to play with (I made several "papers").
I colored the vases with aqua and blue pan watercolors (those are the kind you had as a kid in school). The flowers were colored with watercolor markers (various brands). I chose to use Lili of the Valley's color scheme of blue and silver (thus the color combo of Stream and Silver inks in the blending handle) and follow a sketch that is coming up on Create A Card. Lots to Do wants to see embossing so I embossed the bottom rectangle using Morroccan Screen, the side block with Checkerboard (both tilted) and the image mat using Oriental Weave (all Cuttlebug folders).