Thursday, April 21, 2016

Friendly Tree ~ CCMC403

Hello!  Create with Connie and Mary Thursday is here once again!  This week we've got an incredible sketch for you!
I have to confess that I struggled with this one.  This was the second card I made for this challenge.  I'm still not thrilled with it and had one more idea, but ran out of time to get it created.  
Oh well....any handmade card is a good card, right?

My card ended up in sort of a loose interpretation of the sketch.  It's similar though!  I'm usually one who likes to follow the sketch pretty closely, but I do like the times when I can think a little outside the box and be somewhat creative with the sketch challenges.

For the watercolor look of my card I inked up the stamps and spritzed them with water before I stamped them on the watercolor paper.  I also ran my aquapainter over the image after it was stamped to make it a little more watercolor-ish!  

I hope to see your creations in our gallery this week!  
Thanks for taking a peek and have a blessed day!


  1. I love the watercolored look that you achieved here - it's so soft and pretty! The twine is a sweet touch, too!

  2. Don't be so hard on yourself Jenny - your spritzed watercolouring is so pretty! What a great take on this week's sketch!

  3. I think your card is great! I think we are our own worst critics! I find that when I create something I'm not completely happy with that those are the cards that are my customer's favorites and get the most comments! Go figure! I love the watercolor effect you have done. I especially love the little apple and bird!

  4. I like your card - we all struggle with different sketches. Glad I'm not the only one! I like the watercolor effect in the clouds and the grass. It's very serene! Great card!

  5. I love the little scene - it's like a scene captured by a window frame! Great card! :-)

  6. Sweeet card! I love the look you achieved, a wonderful soft and airy scene.

  7. My favorite this week! I'm a sucker for anything trees, nature, and you created the scene perfectly with the sketch! Way to think outside the box!

  8. Such a classic set and love done with the watercolor paper! Such a sweet scene! Great job with the sketch this week!