I always scan my designs as line drawings before I paint them. I have several folders full of them on my computer. This allows me to print them up again and make changes without the paint and color. It makes things so much easier. I can select one element I like and using a program like photoshop or Photo Elements I can erase elements around it, copy, paste and make a whole grouping of them. It keeps my options open and saves me time.
Watercolor pencils are easily transported outside and all you need is a Ninji waterbrush to activate the color! I love to layer them and get lots of color and variations on my paper.
Here is another border I did for another worksheet. Making my flowers lips that only say lovely things. It was fun doodling my imaginary, whimsical garden.
This is a page from my journal incorporating my whimsical garden and text from JoAnne Sharpe's awesome online class! If you can take one of her classes, you will not regret it! Playing with garden doodles and text is right up my alley.
Often my garden doodles and sketches become the inspiration for new quilts like my newest baby quilt called "Ladybugs and Kisses".
There are so many wonderful doodles in the garden just waiting to be discovered .
So whatever or however you choose to capture your garden I hope you just enjoy the process and let the magic happen.