Four TulipsPosted: May 14, 2014 Filed under: Blooming Garden, CAS, Watercolour | Tags: CAS, Faber-Castell Albrecht Durer Watercolour pencils, Fabriano Watercolour Paper, Penny Black stamps, Tsukineko Memento inks 4 Comments
The tulip festival continues in Ottawa and here on my blog. I pulled out all my PB tulip stamps and have them on my desk waiting for inspiration. I can’t promise I will use them all during the festival but I will have a few more for you.
To create this little scene I stamped the tulips from the transparent set Blooming Garden twice in Memento Angel Pink. I then painted the petals with colour from a couple of watercolour pencils (listed below). I inked some of the detail lines on the stamp with a Memento Rose Bud marker and stamped over the painted petals to finish off the flower heads before painting the stems in green. I used the same green to fill in the lower background and a blue watercolour pencil for the sky. I then dabbed some pink watercolour ‘paint’ into both the green and the blue to suggest more tulips in the background.
The taped edge of the panel framed the picture which I popped up on dimensional tape over a strip of ribbon.
Stamps: Blooming Garden, Special Wishes (PB)
Inks: Memento Angel Pink, Northern Pine , Rose Bud marker (Tsukineko)
Cardstock: Fabriano 100% cotton hot pressed watercolour paper, Neenah Classic Crest Natural White 110lb smooth
Also: Albrecht Durer watercolour pencils True Blue 148, Pink Madder Lake, 129, Pine Green 267 (Faber-Castell)
Nice b.d. card! The tulips are lovely. Like the way you added dabs of color to suggest that there were more of them in the field. 🙂
Lovely card Heather – the tulips are gorgeous and I love them … so much so I have just searched for a supplier of the Blooming Garden set in the UK only to find they are all sold out. Will keep looking as I really would like to try your watercolour method. Oh, and how nice to have a tulip festival … sigh, it would be so nice if we had one here in Ayrshire too. Elizabeth xx
Beautiful. Have this stamp set, have the colors, will have to try this one! Enjoy the tulip festival. TFS & Hugs.
Another beautiful tulip card, Heather! I often find angel pink so pale it disappears, so it’s perfect here with your added detail. I think the next festival where I live is a buttertart festival… not sure I’ll find quite as much inspiration as you have. 😉