For this card I made a watercolor background. I scribbled marker directly onto watercolor paper, overlapping colors a bit. After I had three colors applied (photo, olive and honey) I misted the cardstock with water and let the colors blend. After it dried I was ready to invent a card.
I trimmed the watercolor background down a bit and inked the edges. I added, a wider copper ribbon and then a narrow dark brown with copper edges. The image is a clear stamp from Studio 112 that was in the $1 bin. I stamped it on another piece of cardstock that I colored with the honey marker and embossed with copper embossing powder. I stamped the center of the image again on the same paper as the medallion, punched a circle and popped it up on the medallion. I adhered it to the background so it extended beyond the edge. I added punched flowers to the center and tucked in three punched leaves with inked edges.
I cut off the right-hand side of the card - but later questioned the wisdom of that action. But I liked it well enough to use it. A used a border punch on brown cardstock and added dots of dimensional black paint to the centers of each flower. I also added a dot of paint to the flower in the center of the medallion and three dots above the ribbon.
Conclusion: I liked the way the colors blended together and it certainly made a quick and easy background. While I applied the color in horizontal bands, it would be effective to just randomly swirl them various places, too. That's something to try in the future.