With love, my friendPosted: May 22, 2015 Filed under: Delicate Florals, Watercolour | Tags: Fabriano Watercolour Paper, Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolour paints, Penny Black stamps, Ranger Distress stains, Tsukineko Memento inks 17 Comments
I made this for a close friend of mine who unexpectedly ended up in hospital this week. I am pleased to say she should be home by now. I began by painting a background with blue and red watercolour paints which I left to dry completely. During the whole painting and and stamping process I had the panel turned vertically but when it came to make the card I preferred it in landscape orientation. I inked the brambles stamp in mustard seed distress stain, spritzed it then stamped. The flower heads of the ‘delicate florals’ stamp, I inked in barn door distress stain and the stems in memento espresso truffle marker, spritzed and stamped. The flower heads were quite watery so I let them dry and stamped again over the top to add some details. I ended up keeping the frame made by the tape placed around the panel and popping it up on a card base made from watercolour paper. I have mentioned before how the whole matchy-matchy thing is very important to me so sometimes the card base has to be exactly the same not just close which is what it would be if I used a different card stock.
Stamps: Delicate Florals, Gratitude, Bramble (PB)
Inks: Mustard Seed, Barn Door distress stains, Black Soot distress marker(Ranger) Expresso Truffle memento marker, Versafine Majestic Blue & Vintage Sepia (Imagine Craft/Tsukineko)
Cardstock: Fabriano 100% cotton hot pressed watercolour paper
Wow! Another beautiful card. You are such an inspiration.
You’ve done it again. Another beautiful card!
This one is absolutely gorgeous!
absolutely gorgeous. again!!!
This is beautiful Heather and the colours are really lovely. I know what you mean about the mismatch when using different cardstocks, and it can spoil the look of an otherwise beautiful card. Yours looks perfect. x
This stamp is one of my favorite! Love that card!!! Beautiful!
Another one of your beautiful soft florals. Just the thing to cheer up a friend, and let her know your thoughts & prayers are with her. Love the way you’ve kept the bright colors of the flowers on that branch – and kept the pretty blue background peeking through as it does. Lovely. TFS
A beautiful card.
Oh, Heather, this is so beautiful, and I know your friend will love it (so glad she should be home now). I have this stamp and need to try this technique! I love the effect and the beautiful watercoloring! You are amazing! Hugs, sweet friend!
Love your style and this gorgeous card. TFS . . .
What a beautiful, soft and dreamy work of art Heather. I love the little frame on the panel where the tape used to be and I so agree with you about the basecard matching the panel – it’s one of my little bugbears too!
How beautiful, Heather … the different layers of watercolouring add so much dimension … it’s just lovely! I’m so with you on the matchy-matchy thing … just has to be done! Anita 🙂
So Beautiful, Heather. Love the colours you used
Jaw dropping gorgeous card, Heather. Love it!
I can see this in a vertical orientation, but especially with the sentiment, it looks great this way. Very pretty! I am sure it was appreciated.
Love your work.it has made me return to my paint brushes and water. So good.