April in Paris

Roses in Paris Heather Telford

It would be nice to be in Paris in April don’t you think? Especially if, as this stamp suggests, spring would be well and truly sprung with roses blooming all around. This panel is another of my watery painting experiments where I let the colour go outside the lines and bleed where it wanted to. Once again I used Memento markers to ink the stamp then added water and more ink from the markers as I filled the roses with colour. I added the background blue last by painting some tumbled glass distress stain in the spaces.

The sentiment is a stacked die cut from the ‘for you’ set. I stacked two dark green on top of each other and then tucked a cream one slightly offset underneath to help the green stand out from all the busy flowers underneath. I matted in both green and deep red then attached it all to a cream card base. More than the usual number of layers for me but I think it works.

Supplies:

Stamps:  April in Paris (PB)
Creative Dies: For You (PB)
Inks: Memento Rhubarb Stalk, Northern pine, Potter’s Clay, Rich Cocoa markers  (Tsukineko) Broken China distress stain (Ranger)
Cardstock: Fabriano 100% cotton hot pressed watercolour paper, Neenah Natural White cardstock, red and green cardstock

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7 Comments on “April in Paris”

  1. canadiancaroline says:

    So, so pretty. I love the effect you create of a faux frame, with parts of the stamped image straying outside. I’d love to be in Paris, but maybe not in March–I was VERY cold there in April one year…

  2. Lindsey says:

    I would happily visit Paris any time of year. This is a beautiful card with the watercolour roses!

  3. mlfmg says:

    I love what you do, but really can’t get a sense for what you mean without a video…it would be so very helpful if this were possible…I know I would pay for it and I’m sure others would too?  Any thoughts? Mary  

  4. Pat says:

    This is a lovely stamp and the watercolour treatment is just right I feel, loose but not so much so that the flowers and Eiffel Tower are lost. Such pretty colours and the large layered sentiment is nicely defined with the layering. x

  5. Maria says:

    Hi Heather, once again a beautiful artwork.
    Your colouring is always so nice and perfectly made.
    Beautiful stamp, Paris in spring, one can always dream x

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