More blossoms

blossoms moonlit Heather Telford

I have been creating cards with the delicate blossoms stamp quite a bit lately. I think my favourite so far is one I did for the Dirty Dozen on Splitcoast so you need to be a fan club member to view that one. I will also be using the stamp in my upcoming class which has an oriental theme running through it.

Today’s card is inspired by Chinese art and wall hangings. I started by positioning a frisket film circle mask, then splattering some masking fluid over the watercolour panel. Once the masking fluid was dry I painted some misty mountains in blue and surrounded the moon in blue also. When that was dry I removed the moon mask and inked the blossom stamp with markers, a pink, an orange and a brown. I gently spritzed the stamp and stamped once over the moon, re-inked and stamped a partial print lower down. I blended the colours on paper using a clear wink of stella pen so the petals all have a little shimmer and sparkle to them. I waited until all the ink was dry before rubbing off the masking fluid then splattered a bit of blue paint here and there.

Adding a sentiment was a bit tricky for this card because I didn’t really plan ahead. I have a clever card making friend who plans the position of her sentiment first and then designs around it. I rarely do that and sometimes end up with no sentiment or a badly positioned one like I have here. To stamp the words above the branch looked too crowded in the middle and below the branch it didn’t fit so I stamped in black which was dark enough to show up on top of the brown branch. I could have chosen a different sentiment but the ‘proverb’ style of the sentiment worked with my picture of a faraway land.


Stamps:  Heartfelt, Delicate Blossoms (PB)
Inks: Rose Bud, Cantaloupe, Rich Cocoa, Tuxedo Black Memento markers & Versafine Onyx Black(Tsukineko) 
Cardstock: Fabriano 100% cotton hot pressed watercolour paper
Also: clear wink of stella pen, Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolour paints, Winsor & Newton masking fluid, Grafix fristket film

9 Comments on “More blossoms”

  1. Dewi Lam says:

    A W E S O M E…. The sentiment somewhat described the journey of yours creating the cherry blossom scene trial after trial. Its always so lovely to see your creation!

  2. Joan B says:

    just gorgeous!

  3. ND says:

    Your comment on planning is insightful, but you have achieved a good outcome nevertheless..

  4. DawnBarbie says:

    Beautiful card! Do you ever consider cutting apart your sentiments? If you would, I think that sentiment would have a great break between “a” and “single step” and position them surrounding that branch. Just a thought.

  5. Pat says:

    Beautifully watercoloured blossoms Heather and love the blue background with the very apt sentiment. x

  6. Lindsey says:

    I really like the long, vertical orientation of this card. I think sentimentless cards are just fine; but you picked the ideal sentiment for the floral scene.

  7. jmhave44 says:

    Gorgeous! Love the softness of the coloring and this is an awesome stamp. Used well on this pretty card. TFS

  8. Roxy says:

    I could look at your art all day so so beautiful and the sentiment looks just fine with art like that you just can’t keep your eyes off the blossoms

  9. Maria says:

    Gorgeous card, love the colours !

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