Irises Heather Telford

These little irises are a bit of a contrast to the large floral brushstroke stamps Penny Black released a few months ago. The iris is from a transparent set called Allegro and is one of six flowers in the set. I used a selection of distress and memento markers to ink the stamp and watercolour paints to create a soft wash in the background. I spritzed the stamp before stamping and also used a brush to blend colours on paper once stamped. I think I prefer working on a slightly larger scale but it was an interesting exercise to see how much detail I could get on such a little watercoloured scene.

There are brand new stamps and dies on the PB blog this week with give-aways! I hope to feature them here on Bits & Pieces very soon.


Stamps: So Lucky, Allegro (PB)
Inks: Forest Moss, Pine Needles, Spiced Marmalade, Barn Door, Distress Markers(Ranger) & Grape Jelly memento marker, Imperial Purple versafine ink  (Tsukineko)
Cardstock: Fabriano 100% cotton hot pressed watercolour paper, Neenah Avon Brilliant white, Purple  cardstock
Also: Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolour paints

7 Comments on “Irises”

  1. Lindsey says:

    Love how you captured the colours of classic bearded irises. A favourite spring flower of mine.

  2. konarose says:

    This turned out vibrant and elegant. It’s so beautiful Heather. LOVE it!!!! Thank you for all of your inspiration to us ♥

  3. Roxy says:

    My Heather this is gorgeous I always look forward to seeing what you have done always so eye pleasing

  4. The detail you captured is amazing! Such a gorgeous little piece of art! xxx

  5. Bonnie says:

    Beautiful irises, Heather! They’ll be blooming here soon.

  6. Pat says:

    These Irises are gorgeous Heather and I love that pretty sky in the background. x

  7. Debbie says:

    Heather, beautiful work as always. I so enjoy your beautiful colors.

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