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Gum blossoms blue

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When I received my new Bloom Away set from the Australian catalog, I stamped each image in black and then looked up the colours of the flowers to try watercolouring them as realistically as possible.  This is the first image I did after searching online for my colours and finding this painting.   I should have looked even closer to home as there was a beautiful picture that my dad had taken and included in a calendar he made and sent us last year.

After I had finished the colouring I wasn’t sure what I wanted in the background and tried several arrangements of blue blossoms before deciding to fill in the entire background.   On one hand it seems a bit busy, on the other I feel like I just made my own patterned paper.

Supplies:

Stamps: Bloom Away
Inks: Basic Black, Not quite Navy
Cardstock: Not quite Navy, Whisper White
Also:  Faber-Castell watercolour pencils

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4 Comments on “Gum blossoms blue”

  1. barb schram says:

    Great patterned paper, Heather! I love this…perfect.

  2. Your stamped background looks like a beautiful toile pattern. Gorgeous card!

  3. Your background certainly does look like designer paper, and your watercoloring is beautiful! This is an unusual and very nicely illustrated stamp.

  4. Ali Manning says:

    Gorgeous as always Heather! Hope you had a great time with your parents. Ali


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