Centerpiece Heather Telford

Have you visited the Penny Black blog this week? Jill Foster has been sharing gorgeous projects all week to showcase the new ‘Time to Celebrate’ release. There is a giveaway too, so make sure you drop in. This lovely vase of flowers is one of the new stamps and I pulled out my new watercolours to paint it. I started by inking the stamp with memento angel pink on the flowers and desert sand on the vase which gave me a pale outline for my painting. I used a small round watercolour brush and worked one petal or flower section at a time. I started by painting water onto a petal, added pale color to the watery area and spread it, then added darker colour on the section closest to the centre of the flower or to any areas that would be in shadow behind another petal. As I painted I dabbed excess paint and water away with a paper towel or dry paintbrush. I worked on sections that were not adjacent to each other so the paint could dry before I painted the petals next door. I used both paint and markers for the stems, leaves and flower centres.

When the flowers were dry I painted the vase and finally a pale shadow below it. I picked out some co-ordinating pink and green cardstock to mat the panel and die cut a green sentiment from the new 2 die set ‘Many Thanks’. Thanks for dropping in.


Stamps: Centerpiece (PB)
Creative Dies: Many Thanks (PB)
Inks: Memento Angel Pink, Desert Sand, Bamboo Leaves, Grape Jelly, Tuxedo Black (PB)
Cardstock: Fabriano 100% cotton hot pressed watercolour paper,  Neenah Natural White 110lb cardstock, pink and green cardstock
Also:  Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolour paints 

18 Comments on “Centrepiece”

  1. Bonnie says:

    Beautiful, beautiful bouquet, Heather. Wow!

  2. Terry B. says:

    This card is breath-taking! Beautiful!

  3. Pat says:

    This vase of flowers is such a pretty PB stamp and the Kuretake watercolour paints work beautifully with your arty skills to make this a gorgeous card Heather. x

  4. ar0se4u2 says:

    Beautiful, when I saw it I knew immediately it was created by you 🙂

  5. Darlene G says:

    This is absolutely beautiful. My eyes are very happy!!

  6. harrietskelly says:

    This is absolutely stunning Heather – I just keep staring at these gorgeous blooms!

  7. Holly Saveur says:

    so gorgeous!

  8. Jan Castle says:

    WOW Heather…this is STUNNING! My Kuratake watercolors have shipped and I am looking forward to giving them a workout…especially since I have never tried pan watercolors before….should be FUN! Check back in a year or so and maybe my cards will look a bit like yours…LOL!
    Paper Hugs,

  9. CC says:


  10. Darlene Gabriel says:

    This is stunning! Such beautiful colours here. Your watercolouring is always so gorgeous.

  11. Elizabeth says:

    Absolutely stunning! Beautiful watercolouring. Elizabeth xx

  12. Donna Shelton says:

    You have made a work of art for whoever receives this card!

  13. nise says:

    Beautiful! Your watercoloring is amazing. Thanks for sharing what ink pads you used to stamp the vase and flowers.

  14. Lindsey says:

    This is so pretty! And makes me think of spring… unlike when I look outside.

  15. Liz Cushion says:


  16. CherylQuilts says:

    Oh, Heather, this is gorgeous! Amazing how beautifully you’ve used this stamp!! I am so inspired by you!! Hugs!

  17. Maria says:

    Hi Heather,
    I Love It ! The colours are stunning, could just sit and watch
    it for a loooong time.

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