I gave the 3rd sketch a try; also incorporating the watercolor technique from Kristina’s video. The three Distress Inks I used were Peeled Paint, Mowed Lawn and Salty Ocean. I used Zing! Chestnut embossing powder for the “brown” in the color palette.
Since the Lil’ Inkers Stitched Circle mat dies were still out on my table, I used them to die cut the bristol paper which had been colored with the Distress Inks watercolor wash. I used a smaller and larger Spellbinders circle die to create the inner blue frame around the sentiment. The sentiment is from CAS-UAL Fridays Breathe Stamp set.