Growing Green Water Coloring

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

I thought I'd try my hand at watercoloring again.  There is something about the technique that continues to elude me, but I will keep trying until I get it right.  And for some reason the colors this week at the Just Add Ink challenge reminded me that I hadn't tried it in a while.

For some reason when I saw the Rose Red, I thought of the rose in the Growing Green stamp set.  I'm not sure what the reason is behind that connection, but there you have it!  The Waltzingmouse sketch provided my layout.

One thing I love about the Waltzingmouse sketch is how it is interpreted by everyone.  I see this sketch and see a clean and simple one.  And others take this layout and use it as a jumping point to create beautiful layered designs with ribbons, and bows, and flowers and whatever else they could possibly think of.  I find it an endless source of inspiration!

I started out really liking this card.  But it's definitely missing something.  I'm not sure if it's a bow, or a ribbon, or just another flower.  I actually thought about doing another flower, but I was too lazy!  The watercoloring is nice, but it takes quite a bit of time and I just couldn't bring myself to do another flower!  So I decided to go with what I had.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have time to stamp today!

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9 Responses to “Growing Green Water Coloring”

Colleen G said...

So pretty - love those colors together!!!

Christine said...

Beautiful card, so clean and simple.

Butternutsage said...

I do love your clean and simple interpretation of this sketch and the flowers are so beautiful together.

Christine Blain said...

Jen, this is a really beautiful use of Growing Green ... I haven't watercoloured the fern, but it looks fabulous. Really lovely card.

Bronwyn Eastley said...

What a gorgeous card. Thanks for playing along at Just Add Ink.

Vicky Hayes said...

The set is so gorgeous and I think you've show-cased it beautifully with these colours.

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Very pretty card! That flower looks amazing! Thanks for playing along with the WMSC :)

Karin (Peppermintpatty) said...

What a beautiful card! LOVE it!

Edna Morrisedie said...

The dark BD really makes your lovely images pop, well done and thanks for playing along with the Mischief Makers!!