I punched, painted the petals with three different shades of purple watercolor crayon, and then highlighted the petals with the gold Smooch (diluted and applied with a watercolor brush. Then, once everything was dry, I assembled the flowers and leaves (from a Tim Holtz die, colored with two shades of green watercolor crayon).
If I could do it over again, I'd apply the Smooch AFTER assembling the flowers, so the gold highlights would be a bit more intentional looking. They're a bit of a mess this way. But at a distance, it's quite colorful and pretty!
Many thanks to Alexa for her awesome inspiration piece!
Mercy, grace, peace, love, and kindness,