Botanical Notes

Botanical notes Heather Telford

New stamps, new dies and new stencils are on display all this week on the Penny Black blog! Designs that you might have seen in sneak peeks during CHA will be featured on the blog and from Wednesday will be available in the online store. I will be showing off the new stamps all this week on my blog also. Those of you longing for spring will be happy to know the new release is full of gorgeous floral designs.

This collage stamp is one of several new collages. I chose to limit my colours and use watercolour pencils with dye ink. I inked the stamp with Memento Peanut Brittle and spritzed it sparingly with water before stamping on  watercolour paper. I used only two watercolour pencils to add pink and ochre to the design blending and pulling the colour with a water pen. I also added very diluted colour to the edges of the panel before popping it up on dimensional tape. The sentiment was added in Versafine toffee crunch.

happy everything


Stamps: Botanical Notes (PB)
Pencils: Albrecht Durer Watercolour pencils Gold Ochre 183, Pale  Geranium Lake 121(Faber-Castell)
Inks: Memento Peanut Brittle & Versafine Toffee Crunch (Tsukineko)
Cardstock: Fabriano 100% cotton hot pressed watercolour paper

16 Comments on “Botanical Notes”

  1. Ellie Knol says:

    THAT is a beauty, gorgeous soft colors, beautiful stamp!

  2. swanlady21 says:

    This is a beauty Heather. Love the touch of watercolour.

  3. Joan B says:

    Gorgeous. love all that softness

  4. Gabby says:

    Lovely card, Heather! Like the new collage stamp. The two-tone colors look beautiful together and the flowers are “divinely” colored. 🙂

  5. Karen says:

    Beautiful card, Heather. The image and the colors are so soft and lovely. Thanks for sharing.

  6. What an amazing card and love the sutle color, so romantic!

  7. Parker O. says:

    Immediately went to PB for this Botanical Notes collage stamp, and as much as I looked, I couldn’t find it in their store. I’ll check for it tonight. Your coloring, as usual, is superb.

    • Heather says:

      Hi there,
      The new stamps will not be in the store until Wednesday but the catalog is on the website and the blog today.
      Thanks for the lovely comment,

  8. Sandy M says:

    Oh my gosh this is gorgeous!

  9. Janice says:

    Love it

  10. Marianne says:

    Gorgeous stamp and cards, Heather. Love the soft and delicate colouring.

  11. cat c says:

    Heather your coloring is sublime, this is one of the loveliest collage type cards I have seen. Fantastic!

  12. Lindsey says:

    Another wow card, Heather, your choice of subtle colours is perfect. And any hint of spring, even in a card, is most welcome these days.

  13. Bahb says:

    Collage has always had a confused look about it, as if the artist felt compelled to use all her favorite stamps on one composition. None I’ve seen has ever looked as peaceful and gorgeous as this one you colored so perfectly. Pink, Ocher and Peanut Brittle? Only you would have thought to put those together. SUCH talent! This is a card I will have to keep coming back to again and again, for a dose of that peaceful feeling.

  14. Sue says:

    Hi Heather, this looks so soft and gorgeous, and I love the gentle shades you’ve used. xxx

  15. koivuhiiri says:

    This is so perfect! Absolutely beautiful! 🙂

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