In the Garden: Magnolias

Magnolias Heather Telford

I have the first card in a mini-series of cards for you featuring smaller floral stamps. I’m starting with the branch of magnolia blooms from the ‘Florets’ transparent set. I used the technique shown in my watercolour with distress stains video tutorial where I ink the stamp directly with distress stains and markers then take advantage of the liquid nature of the stain to paint inside the petals and stems. I inked the stamp with a yellow and an orange distress stain as well as a green marker for the stems, stamped on watercolour paper then filled in all the petals with a paintbrush. When the image was almost dry I painted the blue background. I say almost because in places the stamped image bled into the background, an effect I quite like in moderation. I chose orange as my colour scheme without checking whether magnolias come in orange but apparently they do.

In my real life garden progress is being made this year primarily due to my daughter’s efforts while she is not yet working full time. She has done a ton of weeding, picked up some free plants at a plant swap and started putting some in. I have weeded then planted several herbs in hope of cooking with fresh not dried this summer. We even have a few tomatoes growing. Nothing like the garden efforts of my parents but it is something!


Stamps: Florets (PB)
Inks:  Broken China, Spiced Marmalade, Scattered Straw distress stains & Forest Moss distress markers (Ranger)
Cardstock: Fabriano 100%  cotton hot pressed watercolour paper, Green cardstock

12 Comments on “In the Garden: Magnolias”

  1. Ang says:

    I have been a fan of your work and blog for a while now. Your talent is amazing, you create the most beautiful images. I’m a little envious.
    Thanks so much for sharing.

  2. Pat says:

    This is really pretty Heather and I love the orange flowers with the blue in the background. x

  3. Perfect! Can I buy this one from you?

  4. cherylquilts says:

    Absolutely gorgeous, Heather! I so love this technique and the simple yet elegant card layout! What a stunning background too! Hugs!

  5. Lindsey says:

    I didn’t know magnolias could be orange, but glad they are, since they are so pretty here on your card. And of course even when your green bleeds into your background, it’s still beautiful. 😉
    I have a lot of tomatoes and herbs planted this year; now to see whether we have a summer so that they will grow.

  6. Joan B says:

    this is gorgeous!!

  7. Roxy says:

    Really beautiful love this

  8. So beautiful! Love the colours xxx

  9. AJ says:

    Gorgeous. Love the colors.

  10. Maria says:

    Beautiful Card Heather, lovely colours

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