Let Green March In!

Let green march in Heather Telford

The One Layer Simplicity challenge is hosted by our very artistic team member Karen Dunbrook this month and she has challenged us to use green and one neutral tone on our one layer cards. I have a few of the new liquid metals from Ken Oliver so I thought I would try out the Verdi Gris along with some green colour burst powder.

I taped a wide margin on my watercolour paper card base, sprinkled green powder over the exposed area and spritzed with water. Once the colour was moving I added some of the verdi gris liquid metal mixed with some water. You cannot see the shimmer in my photo but it is pretty in real life. Once the panel had dried a little I splattered some water droplets which lightened the colour in a few spots. To finish it off I added the large ‘Nature’s Paintbrushes’ stamp and a sentiment in black. Making a one layer watercolour card can result in a buckled card base but ironing it fixes the problem and dries it at the same time if you happen to be a little impatient.

If you haven’t checked out this month’s challenge take a look and get inspired. It is fun to see all the different greens already featured in the submissions received.

Stamps: Nature’s Paintbrushes,  Sentiment Collection(PB)
Mediums:  Colorburst powders, Liquid Metal (Ken Oliver) Versafine Onyx Black ink (Tsukineko)
Cardstock: Cold pressed Fabriano watercolour paper

11 Comments on “Let Green March In!”

  1. Beverly Railey Robinson says:

    Beautiful card. I’m so thankful you take time to post and teach us techniques. Thank you. Happy almost Spring!

    • Heather says:

      Hi Beverley, Happy almost spring to you too. We have some grass appearing from under our ice and snow now and the winter jackets are feeling too warm. Ahh!

  2. Liz in NH says:

    Seeing your creations “makes me happy”! This is just about the prettiest thing ever, and love the placement of the elements. So original. I’m inspired, thank you again, Heather.

  3. Clelie says:

    Pfwww….psss…I am just sputtering and rather speechless! That is just gorgeous!…absolutely gorgeous!!!

  4. Connie Schulz says:

    Love it!!

  5. Mary Zanin says:

    Stunning! Love the wider margin and stamps Overflowing margins.

  6. Lindsey says:

    I was going to ask how you could make a one-layer watercoloured card without any sign of warping, and then you answered my question. Beautiful panel for the silhouette image.

  7. Pat says:

    This is a fabulous colour background Heather and the silhouette grasses go beautifully! x

  8. memalagene says:

    OH my, this is Gorgeous!

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