Six Tulips

Six Tulips Heather Telford

I am continuing with my Tulip Festival theme, an idea inspired by a regular visitor to Bits & Pieces. (Thanks, Karen)  On this card I have a watery array of tulips stamped with distress stains on watercolour paper. Distress inks are designed to react with water and each other which makes them great for blending on flowers, patterns, backgrounds etc. I inked the tulips on the stamp with Victorian Velvet first then added a touch of Barn Door at the base of each bloom. I inked the buds and stems with Crushed Olive and stamped on watercolour paper. I then used a waterbrush to blend the two colours together. To frame the panel I diluted some Tumbled Glass distress stain and painted around the edges pulling the colour into the centre and diluting it further to fade it out. Finally I flicked red and green inks over the panel, attached it to the card base and added a sentiment.

I haven’t visited any of the tulip beds yet but I did drive by the canal yesterday and saw there were plenty in bloom. Are they blooming where you are?


Stamps: EfflorescenceAmazing (PB)
Inks: Versafine Spanish Moss (Tsukineko) Barn Door, Crushed Olive, Victorian Velvet, Tumbled Glass Distress stains (Ranger)
Cardstock: Neenah Classic Crest Avon Brilliant White 110lb smooth, Fabriano 100% cotton hot pressed watercolour paper

9 Comments on “Six Tulips”

  1. KatieP says:

    Our fields have already been beheaded. There are miles and miles of them, about an hour south us us, but they are grown for their bulbs. The ones in our town are still growing beautifully.
    I live in a smell Dutch town in NW Washington–called Lynden.

    • KatieP says:

      I forgot to say–Your card is GORGEOUS!!

      • Heather says:

        Thank you Katie. “Miles and miles” they must be gorgeous! I would expect a Dutch town to have lovely tulips. The tulip festival in the Ottawa began years ago with a gift of 100,000 bulbs from Princess Juliana of the Netherlands.

  2. DianaS says:

    You can’t grow tulips in Southern Arizona this time of year – or any time of year. So we enjoy them fresh cut or in your beautiful cards! They are awesome!

  3. Gabby says:

    LOVELY colored tulips and great-looking, inky bkgrd! 🙂

  4. This is so pretty! xx

  5. Karen Petitt says:

    As always Heather – very beautiful and fabulously inspirational, thank you for sharing your beautiful card art with us Karen P xx

  6. Lindsey says:

    Beautiful tulips, Heather! And glad to hear the real ones are blooming on schedule. I hope ours are ready to bloom by the weekend.

  7. konarose says:

    I just love what you’ve done! Enjoy the real tulips in your area!

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