I love the story this picture tells. The little guy looks so embarrassed yet proud and rather overwhelmed. It does endear you to him. I had to give him big rosy cheeks in his achievement. Not quite sure how he managed to be so brave. I was toying with what title to give this. It veered towards First Love, Summer Romance but in the end I thought First Kiss was the most appropriate.
To start I used my acrylic inks (which I love by the way) onto watercolour paper. Once dry I started by stamping the Heart String and the Fence. I then used masking fluid so I could overstamp with the Tree, Marcy and Smile. I do adore Smile, he does make me smile. finally I stamped Mwah! and added bits of colour to the Heart String and Marcy and Smile. All these stamps are Stampotique stamps and are available from Happy Daze and The Stamp Attic in the UK.