Morning Glory

Morning Glory Heather Telford

It seems like an age since I sat down and ‘played’ with stamps and ink. I pulled out the ‘Trumpet Song’ stamp to try it with distress stains. Last week’s card with the same stamp was done with Memento inks and retained more of the definition in the stamp. Using distress stains I lost some of the veins and details in the flowers and leaves so I painted some extra colour onto both then added some veins with the pen tip of the distress marker. The image was stamped on watercolour paper which had some masking fluid splatter on it (that’s what makes the tiny white dots). I painted some distress stain around the image fading it out with water at the edges.

Kathy Racoosin is doing her second 30 day Coloring Challenge during June so I hope to participate every few days at least. Although my method of colouring today is one of my favourite techniques I hope to take the challenge to use some techniques and mediums that I haven’t used in a while.


Stamps: Trumpet Song (PB)
Inks: Broken China, Barn Door, Worn Lipstick, Spun Sugar, Bundled Sage, Mowed Lawn distress stain, Pine Needles, Barn Door, Frayed Burlap distress markers (Ranger)
Cardstock: Fabriano 100% cotton hot pressed watercolour paper, Green textured cardstock
Also: Winsor & Newton masking fluid

5 Comments on “Morning Glory”

  1. Marianne says:

    This is really pretty, Heather. I tried some water colouring yesterday, but I guess I will need a lot more practice. But Kathy’s challenge is definitely inspiring me to try different mediums and to just dive in.

  2. Pat says:

    This Morning Glory stamp is lovely and your watercolouring is, as usual, beautiful Heather and I love the colours. x

  3. Elizabeth says:

    Beautiful card, Heather. Love your watercolouring technique. I hope my Morning Glories look as good when they do flower 🙂 Elizabeth xx

  4. Lindsey says:

    Another stunner with this stamp. The green mat really brings out the colours, too, I think.

  5. […] Song’ stamp again and stamped an even looser image than the previous two (here and here). I stamped on watercolour paper splattered with masking fluid. After stamping with distress stains […]

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