Pretty in Pink

Hand painted flowers Heather Telford

It is my hope to draw and paint more this year so I played around in my sketch book last night then painted these three toned pink flowers today. I couldn’t tell you what kind of flowers they are but I think the little purple ones look like violets. I painted the large oval of pale pink first with a water pen picking up colour from an Inktense pencil. I then painted a smaller oval in a slightly darker pink and finally a small darker centre. When the flowers had dried a little I added the centre dots and painted the little violets and leaves. I splattered a little ink here and there before adding the sentiment and removing the painter’s tape from the edges.


Stamps: From the Heart (PB)
Pencils: Derwent Inktense pencils 530, 410, 600, 1730, 1530, 760, 230
Inks: Versafine Imperial Purple (Tsukineko)
Cardstock: Fabriano 100% cotton hot pressed watercolour paper

16 Comments on “Pretty in Pink”

  1. terri La Masa says:

    Absolutely gorgeous

    Sent from my iPad


  2. swanlady21 says:

    so so pretty. Soon you won’t need stamps at all!

  3. Karen Snell says:

    This is beautiful Heather, you’re so talented, you should design stamps, you’d be a star….

  4. Beverly Railey Robinson says:

    How lucky am I? That’s my goal too, and I need a mentor! I did make several watercolor butterfly cards yesterday and really enjoyed the process and the outcome. Thank you so very much. Stay warm!

  5. Mary H. says:

    How blessed you are to have such skill. This is so beautiful and I love the softness & the delicate colors you chose for these beautiful flowers. TFS

  6. Nadine says:

    Très belle réalisation ! J’adore ce que vous faites !

  7. Jan Castle says:

    You are sooooo talented! These flowers are beautiful and so sweet – I can almost smell the ‘wild roses’ and ‘violets’…that’s what they look like to me! TFS!!!
    Jan in Salem, OR, USA

  8. Gabby says:

    Beautiful card, Heather! LOVE your painted flowers, so pretty in pink and purple. 🙂

  9. Paulette S says:

    Heather, these flowers are just beautiful. I have long loved flowers and bugs from a very early childhood. I have 2 green thumbs, one from each of my grandmas, I think this is why your cards sing to my heart so much.

  10. Suzanne says:

    You are such an inspiration. I am dabbling in water color techniques on my cards, and I think i will step further outside my box following your lead. This card is more than wonderful, absolutely gorgeous! You are an amazing artist in your craft. I love the variety of techniques that you experiment with. Yes, an inspiration, indeed.

  11. Doris Hubbard says:

    Love it!!!

    Sent from my iPad


  12. Antje says:

    Love the springy colours and the way you build up the flowers in the corner! Thanks for the encouragement to use watercolours, your card is really wonderful!

  13. Lindsey says:

    Wow, this is pretty. To me they look like delicate pink poppies. If there is such a thing. 😉 Beautiful, Heather.

  14. Pamela G says:

    Beautiful and unique.

  15. These are adorable…I know that isn’t and artistic word but they really are! So cottage garden without being Mumsy. It takes skill to produce somehing as bright and delicate as this, well done!

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