After you have basecoated your entire gourd basecoat the crocus design with a light buttermilk color. I usually thin my paint and use 2-3 coats before it has good coverage.
Trace a light outline of the petal details.
I did a light wash of pink over the light basecoat and then began adding shades of purple.
I added two shades of purple on these petals and then added the stems and leaves using 2 shades of green and 2 shades of brown.
I added the stamens and white dots using shades of gold, yellow, rust and orange. A few vein lines were added with the darkest purple shade.