Thursday, March 16, 2017

Green Penned and Painted ~ CCMC449, PP335

Hello all!  It's time for another Create with Connie and Mary sketch challenge.  I also used a little color inspiration from the Paper Players with green and white.  It seems like when you think of March one always thinks green!  
I wanted to play with watercolor again so I started out with a piece of watercolor paper that I could slice down into three panels.  I stamped the solid flower image from Penned and Painted in versamark ink and embossed it with clear embossing powder.  I then washed some Old Olive and Pear Pizzazz ink over the top with my aquapainter.  After it dried, I stamped the lined flower and leaf images from the same set and then ran over them with my wet brush.  I love the way this turned out!  

For the background, I embossed a piece of Vanilla cardstock with the Brick Wall EF.  I used my aquapainter to "fill in the cracks" with pear pizzazz and crumb cake ink.  After that dried I sponged over each brick with Crumb Cake ink to add a little more dimension.  
My flowered panel ended up a little large, but I loved it so much I didn't want to cut it down.  I really like how the background turned out too and wish more of it would have been visible.  
Lastly I added some lace trim and vanilla satin ribbon and a sympathy banner.  It seems like I've needed a bunch of sympathy cards lately.

Thanks for taking a peek and have a blessed day!


  1. This is SOOOOO gorgeous, I had to pop over to see how you did it!!! Now I want that stamp set...of course, one that I don't have! It really looks like a watercolor painting! Great job with the sketch challenge this week!

  2. lovely card. thank you for describing your technique.

  3. Stunning card! Love the green and White!

  4. Just beautiful....what gorgeous panels you've created, even though for a sad occasion. I wish you could give me some watercoloring lessons....I can never recreate this effect! Thanks for sharing this with us at the Paper Players...perfect for the challenge!

  5. Beautiful Jenny - I love your water colouring!

  6. Jenny, you are the watercoloring queen! Yet again, another masterpiece with this technique! And the softness of the lace trim is the perfect touch!