More from the Garden

This is my second post for today. I’m posting  some of the same cards featured on the Penny Black blog today with a little explanation of my techniques. If you haven’t visited the PB blog yet this week make sure you do as there are giveaways and a new contest. All the new ‘Happy Everything’ release is available in the online store today.

Garden Letter Heather Telford

Both the Hollyhock and Garden Letter cards were made using some watercolour techniques but not the same way I made the poppy cards in the previous poppies post.  To create the Garden Letter collage card above I wet the paper first then stamped first in Memento Pistachio ink which bled enough to lose most of its definition but not so much that I couldn’t see where the images were. I used a paintbrush, Memento inks and Ranger Distress stains to add colour to the bird, butterfly and flowers. To finish I re-inked the stamp selectively in Memento Rich Cocoa and re-stamped the design.


Stamps:  Garden LetterSpecial Wishes (PB)
Inks: Memento Rich Cocoa, Pistachio, Pear Tart  (Tsukineko)
Distress Stains: Victorian Velvet, Crushed Olive (Ranger)
Cardstock: Fabriano 100% cotton hot pressed watercolour paper

Hollyhocks Heather Telford

I used a similar technique to create the Hollyhocks panel, inking the stamp with green and pink markers and stamping it on watercolour paper. I spritzed the image taking card to direct the spray from left to right so the image did not bleed everywhere. I used a paintbrush to spread and direct the ink where I wanted it then re-inked parts of the stamp with markers then re-stamped to give the flowers and stems more definition. I coloured the flower centres with a watercolour pencil. The panel is popped up on a diecut mat cut with the new Interlocking die.


Stamps:  HollyhocksSpecial Wishes (PB)
Pencils: Albrecht Durer Watercolour pencils (Faber-Castell)
Inks: Memento Rosebud, Bamboo leaves, Olive Grove  (Tsukineko)
Creative Dies: Interlocking (PB)
Cardstock: Fabriano 100% cotton hot pressed watercolour paper

3 Comments on “More from the Garden”

  1. Lindsey says:

    Two more lovely cards to enjoy! The colours of the first are beautiful and muted, and the hollyhocks are beautiful.

  2. Gabby says:

    Two beautifully stamped, colored cards! As well, thanks for so generously sharing instructions on how color then. 🙂

  3. lesliekmiller says:

    Beautiful twice! I love how your technique virtually eliminates the outline.

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