Watercoloured poppies

Watercolour poppies

There are various ways to watercolour with stamps; the card above was done using a method I often use when I have an outline stamp.  I taped the watercolour paper to my work table and brushed water across the whole panel. While still wet I stamped the background stamp then the poppies. I inked the poppy stamp by applying the orange stamp pad to the flower head and a green stamp pad to the stems. Because the paper was still damp the ink bled a little to make a soft edge.  With water and matching watercolour pencils I added colour to the petals and the stems, blending and darkening shadow areas. When the paper was almost dry I stamped over the poppies stems and seed pods to give them a bit more definition.  Once the paper was completely dry I sponged blue ink in the top left hand corner and green ink in the bottom right hand corner.


Stamps:  Damask PatternBlooming Garden PB)
Inks: Memento Summer Sky, Tangelo, Cantaloupe, Olive Grove (Tsukineko)
Also:  Matching Faber Castell water colour pencils
Cardstock: Fabriano 25% cotton hot pressed watercolour paper

18 Comments on “Watercoloured poppies”

  1. Gabby says:

    OMGoodness, Heather! This card is GORGEOUS! Beautiful flowers, coloring, design. LOVE it! 🙂

  2. Claude TECHER says:

    magnifique ! magnifique !

  3. Rosy Newlun says:

    Eye candy! This is so beautiful. Thank you for sharing because watercoloring is just not in my blood, nor what it ever be. I try too hard. This is way simple — thank yo so much!

  4. hannelie says:

    You made my favorite flower look so beautiful!
    In love with this little work of art!

  5. Denise says:

    Adorable card Heather…TFS hugs Denise (UK) X

  6. Laura Curran says:

    I love the way you use different mediums and techniques in your work. This is gorgeous!
    Laura C. NC

  7. This is so gorgeous, Heather! I love the color and your coloring is excelent, too. It Inspires me to learn watercoloring now 🙂

  8. judi44 says:

    BEAUTIFUL . I’m going to try this technique. Thank you so much for sharing.
    With Love Judi

  9. Barbara Roe says:

    Simply beautiful. I love mastering watercolor and stamping thank you for sharing this technique.

  10. Francie in Montreal says:

    You have such a wonderful way with watercolour. I just love the soft touch you have and the gentle blending of colour. Beautifully done.

  11. Mary H says:

    Just lovely, as always. Thanks for the how-to’s. That’s so helpful. TFS & Hugs

  12. Jan Castle says:

    Beautiful Heather….what color did you use for the background stamp…or did you just stamp wi the water????
    Paper Hugs,

  13. Lindsey says:

    Another beautiful piece of art, Heather!

  14. RosC says:

    This is such a lovely card and I very much appreciate the mini tute. I have learned a lot from you at this great distance. Thank you. I’ll give it a shot today after this morning’s gardening.
    All the best,

  15. Paulette S says:

    Your Card Art is so interesting, Heather! I love each and every one. I’m going to have to try this, for sure.

  16. Janet says:

    This is very beautiful. Thanks for sharing the technique and all the lovely cards you make.

  17. Marja says:

    So awesome Heather. Beautiful
    lovely greet

  18. Andrea says:

    This is lovely. You have such an eye.

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