Stenciled Leaves

Stenciled Leaves Heather Telford

Today’s ‘hint of a rainforest’ card was made primarily with a couple of stencils from the new Happy Everything release.  I used watercolour paper in case I wanted to blend some colours but I could have stuck with smooth cardstock just as easily. I started by sponging Pear Tart ink through the Verdant stencil with a sponge, moved the stencil and sponged with Bamboo Leaves ink. I then switched to the Promenade stencil and sponged Sweet Plum ink on the hanging blooms and Olive Grove on their stems and leaves. I picked up Pear Tart, Olive Grove and Sweet Plum ink on a paint brush and flicked it happily across the panel before adding the sentiment in Olive Green ink. For a dark edge I ran the Bamboo leaves ink pad along the edges of the panel then matted with Olive Grove paper.


Stamps:  Cupcake Day (PB)
Stencils:  Promenade, Verdant (PB)
Inks:  Memento Pear Tart, Bamboo Leaves, Olive Grove, Sweet Plum (Tsukineko)
Paper: Olive Grove Mix & Match paper (PB)Fabriano 100% cotton hot pressed watercolour paper
Also: Faux Burlap Wired Ribbon

6 Comments on “Stenciled Leaves”

  1. LynneZ says:

    Heather – I love your card – it is simply beautiful. The colors are awesome!

  2. Mary H. says:

    Simply amazing use of these stencils to create this lovely motif. Love the ‘greenness’ with just the touch of plum color. TFS & Hugs

  3. Janet Castle says:

    Looks like you are making a statement that Spring is here and summer is just around the corner with your card…love it Heather. Thank you for sharing your art!

  4. Lindsey says:

    I do like how you said you happily flicked ink on your card — it is a fun thing to do, isn’t it? Of course, even your flicking is artistic. 😉 Beautiful main panel, and I like how the burlap ribbon keeps it a little rustic.

  5. Oh wow! This card certainly makes my heart smile!

  6. lesliekmiller says:

    I’m very fond of green, leafy images. Beautiful and calming and a great background for the large and very pretty sentiment.

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