i think i told you i stamped a whole bunch of cards. many of them i just stamped the images in patterns (you'll be seeing more of those) and some of them - like this one - i stamped a few times and thought i'd do something else to them. In this case, I was watching some tv and colored with my colored pencils (using the mcpt technique - some mineral spirits added to break down the pencil). i didn't get the perfectly smooth watercolor look that mcpt is known for - which was fine with me. i was going more for a painterly look anyway. its a little unusual in the coloring - but again i was fooling around with different color combos on those pears - add a little this and that. i enjoyed myself :-) I could color with crayolas, prismas, pastels, or anything else - it doesn't matter - its more the "doing" than the results sometimes.