A Fresh Bunch of Flowers

Orange watercoloured blooms Heather Telford

This watercolour has been sitting in the block for months; I had forgotten about it until I opened the block to use it for a new project. Some of my watercolour cards involve splashes of colour and loose blending in and outside the stamped lines. This is not one of those but a more controlled watercolour. I stamped the image in Memento Desert Sand ink using a post-it note mask to overlap the flowers. I  then worked with watercolour pencils and a waterbrush to fill each flower with graduated colour. I drew stems and leaves to make a bunch, cropped the design, matted it and added a die cut sentiment.


Stamps: To You, (Penny Black)
Creative Dies: Celebrations
Inks: Memento Desert Sand (Tsukineko)
Also: Faber-Castell watercolour pencils  dark orange 115, olive green 179, brown ochre 182, raw umber 180 and a water brush

25 Comments on “A Fresh Bunch of Flowers”

  1. elscoast says:

    Absolutely gorgeous. I love your watercolors.

  2. Denise says:

    Hi Heather, stunning effects. lovely card..hugs..Denise (UK) x

  3. poppaeacards says:

    This is just so beautiful, Cx

  4. Maggie Johnson says:

    Absolutely beautiful!

  5. Beverly says:

    I love this. Any chance you would consider doing a tutorial? This is so beautiful.

  6. Jackie says:

    Gorgeous Card!

  7. Carole says:

    I am in awe. This is exquisite.

  8. konarose says:

    You always WOW and inspire me, Heather! Love this masking and peachy color, blended swirls. I just tried to draw some flowers my dh gave me — kinda scary not using a stamp but you are teaching me!!!

  9. Clelie says:

    Obvious from the comments we are speechless…these are gorgeous! Would second the tutorial request!

  10. Vicki B says:

    That is a really beautiful card. Those flowers are gorgeous!

  11. Betsy Wilson says:

    Very nicely done.

  12. jillianfoster82 says:

    Your talent astounds me. My jaw hit the floor when I saw this one!!!

    Date: Sun, 20 Jul 2014 19:54:04 +0000 To: jillianfoster82@hotmail.com

  13. Junebug says:

    Ditto to all the other great comments

  14. Connie Schulz says:

    Beautiful card!

  15. Rufus says:

    All of your cards are beautiful, but this one really struck me…simply gorgeous coloring and design. Thanks so much for sharing it.

  16. Therese says:

    This is so beautiful. Just awe inspiring.

  17. Heather, this is one of my favorites of any card I have seen. Absolutely stunning.

  18. Pam B says:

    Just gorgeous, Heather!

  19. jeannejj13 says:

    Absolutely gorgeous!

  20. Lindsey says:

    Stunning, Heather!

  21. Shirley-bee says:

    THis is absolutely beautiful, Heather! I haven’t been commenting lately, but rest assured, Ive been drooling over each and every creation 😉

  22. nise says:

    I thought it was a photograph! Your coloring & drawing are exquisite! Thank you for adding beauty to my day.

  23. So beautifully done! The petals almost have a translucent effect. Gorgeous work Heather

  24. djkardkreations says:

    I’ve just had a marvelous visit, Heather! I don’t get over as often as I’d like. I had to stop on this card as it really dislocated my jaw!! Breathtaking!! Hugs, Darnell

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