Friendship means so much Heather Telford

Today’s card, completed back in February for a ‘Friendship’ themed challenge was stamped onto wet watercolour paper with stain making a ‘wet on wet’ image. I added colour with a paint brush and when the flowers dried a bit, painted the background colour as well. I also stamped a background stamp over the whole panel in pale brown for a vintage patterned paper look. Only when the panel was dry did I add splatter and shading with watercolour pencils. As I have mentioned before I don’t always think about the sentiment until the end. Stamping my sentiment on vellum meant that it could cover some of the panel without losing the bigger picture.


Stamps: Demure, Swaying, Special Wishes (PB)
Inks: Versamark (Tsukineko) Tumbled Glass, Wild Honey, Worn Lipstick, Victorian Velvet, Spiced Marmalade, Peeled Paint Distress stains(Ranger)
Cardstock: Fabriano hot press watercolour,Vellum, Neenah Natural White, burgandy cardstock
Also: Faber Castell Albrecht Durer watercolour pencils, Copper embossing powder

9 Comments on “Friendship”

  1. Wonderful watercolour look. Gorgeous colour and a lovely vintage feel. xxx

  2. Bonnie says:

    This is so pretty, Heather! I love the colors and how you’ve done the sentiment! The narrow black mat is perfect to show off this painting! (I would frame this card!)

  3. CherylQuilts says:

    Heather, this is gorgeous! (Yes, I saw that a lot about your cards, but they are!!) You’ve really outdone yourself with these red flowers and the gorgeous background with the hint of yellow. And the sentiment in gold on vellum is so striking and perfect. Great sentiment and truly works beautifully with this card! Another beauty, my friend! And I do hope summer lasts longer for you. Here in South Florida, we have far less change in our weather…we are spoiled for the most part. Hugs!

  4. memalagene says:

    Gorgeous card, I love adding the sentiment on velum, very striking!

  5. Janine B says:

    Another beautiful card – very pretty

  6. Paulette S says:

    This card is so beautiful, Heather! Your water color stamping just makes my heart leap.

  7. AJ says:

    Gorgeous friendship card. Love the colors and the sentiment.

  8. Vicki B says:

    I had just pulled out that stamp to use it today before I saw your blog post. I doubt I could do a technique like yours so I’m sure my result is going to be a lot different. Love how you can watercolor with these designs!

  9. Pat says:

    This is really lovely Heather and the colour combination is wonderful as usual. I like the idea of the vellum which being a little less opaque doesn’t obscure too much of your fabulous card. x

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