Elegant Garden

Enchanted garden Heather Telford

The latest Penny Black release features some elegant hearts and flowers in time for making Valentine cards. Visit the Penny Black blog for details of their latest challenge and chance to win stamps.

I had a scrap of watercolour paper covered with flecks of masking fluid. I dampened it then stamped the Corinthians verse  as background. When the paper was a little drier I stamped the flowers inked with green and red. I used a paintbrush to add more  ink to the leaves and petals. When it was dry I rubbed off the masking fluid and added the sentiment.

I recently changed my blog address; I am still with wordpress but the blog is self hosted now. If you are reading this you were probably redirected without any trouble but if you would like to update your reader or bookmark the new address is cards.heathertelford.com

Thanks for all the encouragement following my first watercolour tutorial. I am  so glad you enjoyed it and appreciate the positive feedback.


Inks:  Memento Rhubarb Stalk, Bamboo leaves (Tsukineko)
Stamps: Enchanted Garden, From the Heart, Love Chapter
Cardstock: Neenah Classic CreamFabriano 25% cotton hot pressed watercolour paper, Penny Black Mix & Match Olive Grove paper
Also: Winsor & Newton Masking Fluid

12 Comments on “Elegant Garden”

  1. Jan spencer says:

    You really inspire me to try, lovely card as usual and beautiful colours

  2. Debbey Kouri says:

    I absolutely love your cards and have had so much fun experimenting and look forward to more! Thank you.

  3. Janice stone says:

    I love your cards and the tutorial was great

  4. Aaaah! I love this!! Your watercolor work is always so genius, Heather! I hope you are having a great day celebrating your anniversary!! I wish you many, many more!! Hugs, Darnell

  5. Karen says:

    So pretty and I love the little notches for the ribbon!

  6. It’s amazing what you do with a scrap of watercolour paper…..so beautiful! TFS!

  7. Lindsey says:

    Beautiful as always, Heather! Interesting how the flicked masking fluid can work so well here without looking like snow. Don’t really need any more reminders of snow at the moment… 😉

  8. Janet Castle says:

    Such an elegant card Heather! I AM, I AM, I AM going to give your watercolor technique a try!!!

  9. Janet Castle says:

    P.S. FYI…I just tried your link to your new blog and got ‘page not found’ ‘Sorry, but you are looking for something that isn’t here’.

  10. Anne Marie says:

    Heather, you’ve are to be commended. You are you got me to break out my paintbrushes and grab some of my watercolor squares and do a little painting and in all this snow .I’ve been teaching the grandkids and we’ve had an absolute blast and I have to thank you… you kind of brought an old love of mine ..which is painting..yours in ink Anne

  11. Nonni says:

    How beautiful! I love the scene and colors and the layout is especially great -I love the layers and the way you used the ribbon!

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