Windblown tulips

tulips Heather Telford

I pulled out a bunch of flower stamps the other day to create some spring themed cards. I don’t expect I will see any spring flowers around here for many weeks so a few on cards will have to suffice.

I worked with Memento markers to create the image above. I inked the petals on the stamp with rhubarb stalk, lady bug and angel pink markers and the leaves with northern pine, cottage ivy and pistachio. I stamped the first impression on the left after spritzing the stamp, I spritzed again without re-inking and stamped to the right, spritzed again without re-inking and stamped lower on the right. The result is paler images from each impression. I also spritzed the whole stamped image sending colour bleeding to the right which creates the wind blown look.

I added a sentiment in black, matted the stamped panel on red cardstock and attached to a white card base.

Thanks for dropping by.


Stamps:  Promise MeHeartfelt (PB)
Inks: Memento Angel Pink, Lady Bug, Rhubarb Stalk, Northern pine, Cottage Ivy, Pistachio markers  (Tsukineko)
Cardstock: Fabriano 100% cotton hot pressed watercolour paper, Rose Garden mix & match paper (PB)

6 Comments on “Windblown tulips”

  1. jmhave44 says:

    A super look, especially for March & the March Lion winds. Great feeling of motion & some pretty spring colors. In your hands, this is so lovely. TFS

  2. Pat says:

    These tulips are gorgeous and you have managed to give such a feeling of movement by fading them to the right and stamping lower down which is such a clever idea. The colours are so pretty too. x

  3. Lindsey says:

    It can be hard to remember there are tulips under all our snow. Thanks for the beautiful reminder!

  4. Elizabeth says:

    Beautiful, lovely colours! I like the effect you got with the spritzing technique. Our tulips are just beginning to peep through so as long as the snow doesn’t lie we should see the flowers in a few weeks 🙂

  5. Marja says:

    Soooooo beautiful Heather. Lovely greet

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