Mothers’ Day Watercolour

Poppies for Mother's Day

Watercolour and poppies. A combination I love to use. Karen made a lovely watercolour poppy card this week also. Did you see it?

To create this panel I dampened the water colour block with a paintbrush and water, inked the poppy stamp with Memento inks: Bamboo leaves for the stems and Cantaloupe for the blooms and stamped it on the damp paper. The colour bled immediately so I waited a little while before stamping the poppies again in the same place. I then used water colour pencils to fill in the petals and buds before blending the pencil with a paintbrush. The background Summer Sky ink applied with a paintbrush. To paint with ink from a stamp pad I just stamp the pad onto an acrylic block then use a damp brush to pick up some colour and paint it on the panel.


Stamps: Blooming Garden, So Blessed (PB)
Inks: Memento Summer Sky, Bamboo Leaves, Cantaloupe  (Tsukineko)
Cardstock: Fabriano 100% cotton hot pressed watercolour paper,  Summer Sun Mix & Match Papers

A Mothers’ Day card would definitely fit the bill for the challenge on the Penny Black blog. You can read about it here.


9 Comments on “Mothers’ Day Watercolour”

  1. Gabby says:

    Beautiful card! Love the yellow poppies. Your coloring, as always, is so nice. 🙂

  2. Greta H says:

    Loved this on the PB Blog, Heather! Thanks for the instructions–I’m going to try it.

  3. Sue McRae says:

    Gorgeous…truly looks like a piece of art.

  4. ND says:

    Your mother likes it very much and would be delighted to receive such a card.

  5. Lindsey says:

    What a lovely watercolour look. Beautiful, Heather!

  6. Francie in Montreal says:

    Gorgeous colours and technique! Should be framed and hung on the wall. I really love this card.

  7. Mary Anne Perlmutter says:

    This is my favorite flower and you showcased it so well. I need to add this stamp to my collection. Thank you Heather.

  8. What a beautiful card 🙂

  9. Cathy A says:

    This is fabulous Heather!

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