This is a link to this years cards
here are a couple of pictures of the process
When I'm thinking about cards I try to come up with a process that allows me to work on the whole batch at once. Or at least start the whole series at once to keep the theme thought out.
I started with 2 full sheets of Fabriano rough watercolor paper. one with a green wash and one witha burnt orange wash.
my original idea was to do a collage of clouds on top of a foreground. but this proved t be too time consuming and inconsistent. I also couldn't immediately see a way to put in the foreground. The first one i did as sketch for the idea came out great. But as is often the case, I couldn't duplicate the results
instead, I just played with putting in skies and clouds
This is the first and only collaged image for this series. It was intended as a landscape but I think it looks more like an under water scene.
This last shot shows several of the cards ready for final details and mounting on backing card stock