Flowers on a wall

DSC_7528 Flowers on a wall Heather Telford
This little spray of flowers is from the transparent set ‘You & Me’. I inked it with memento markers, spritzed it with water then stamped on watercolour paper. I realized when teaching recently that I have not been specifying a distance between the stamp and spritzer. It probably depends a little on the spray coming out of your spritzer so you will need to experiment. I have found that any spritzing from closer than 6 inches soaks the stamp too much and I end up with a pool of water on my paper instead of a blended image. I inked the flowers with memento rose bud and dotted the centres with rhubarb stalk; the leaves were done with memento olive grove. After stamping them I used a paint brush to round out some of the flowers and add more colour here and there.

I added the brick wall after stamping the flowers and did it in two steps. I inked the brick background stamp with memento London fog ink then added some darker colour with an espresso truffle marker. I wiped ink  off part of the stamp so I could stamp to the right then repeated the process to the left. Any areas that needed filling in I did with a paint brush or marker. The sentiment fitted into a bare patch in the brick work.

Thanks for dropping by.


Stamps: Brick Wall, You & Me, Sprinkles & Smiles (PB)
Inks: Memento rose bud, rhubarb stalk, olive grove, espresso truffle markers, London fog ink pad & Versafine onyx black (Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko)
Cardstock: Fabriano 100% cotton hot pressed watercolour paper,  grey, black, white cardstock


16 Comments on “Flowers on a wall”

  1. April says:

    This is just so beautiful!!

  2. I always love your work, and am greatly inspired. One day I will have all the stamps you use, and I don’t have to make another wish list…..LOL.

  3. barbcccc says:

    Great idea for the brick wall. Love your work and blog, Heather. I really look forward to it.

  4. Fabulous! Love it! Great idea!!!

  5. ednamburgess says:

    Very pretty and clever idea with the brick wall. Edna

  6. Lindsey says:

    I really like the grey brick background. I’m amazed that you could stamp it after the flowers without any masking — it looks perfect!

  7. Ang says:

    This is absolutely lovely. I am going to give it a try with a brick wall stencil I have.
    Thanks for sharing.

  8. Roxy says:

    Beautiful Heather really gorgeous card

  9. memalagene says:

    WOW! Beautiful flowers and brick wall!

  10. Jill Lancett says:

    Hi Heather, I’ve been following you for a while now, and I believe you’re an ex-pat, hello from down under…..Love your work, I always try to aspire to your glorious pieces of art.

    Thanks for the inspirations….J!ll from Oz.

  11. So gorgeous! Love the brick wall and the marker and spritz technique xxx

  12. Pat says:

    This is very pretty Heather and adding the brickwork afterwards has worked really well. x

  13. CherylQuilts says:

    Heather, this is so beautiful and serene! I love the brick wall and the softness of the colors you’ve used. And those flowers are gorgeous against the wall. I recently purchased a spritzer and plan to play with it. Thanks for the hint! Hugs!

  14. Elizabeth says:

    Beautiful card, Heather. Your stamping technique is fabulous – love how you did the wall. Elizabeth xx

  15. Maria says:

    Hi Heather,
    Beautiful card! tfs

  16. Paulette S says:

    So Beautiful, Heather! I love this type of scene and we’re finally getting some warm weather in the Ozarks. LOL I’m ready for the flowers to begin blooming.

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