As you can probably see from the picture, the blending was not very smooth as I did not want to cause the paper to pill. Index cards are not really made for watercolouring and a light hand is needed. I used a wet brush to pick up colours directly from the pencils and applied to the paper. For the last layer I ran the pencils across the images a few times and tried to blend that and it did not really work out. I can still see pencil lines, especially on the balloons.
This one done on cartridge paper worked much better. It was also cause I did not use the pencils on the paper while it was wet. I coloured in the image while the paper was dry and used a wet brush to blend everything out.
This one was done on cartridge paper as well, using the Derwent watercolour pencils. I think the monkeys look a little pale here. I still prefer the darker browns on them. I am having trouble with the monkey that is seated. The pink area i coloured in looks like its mouth is open, but I am not too sure. What do you think?