Greatest of these

Greatest of these is love Heather Telford

Today’s card is an example of wet into wet watercolour with some stamping added later for definition and texture. I wet the taped panel of watercolour paper then stamped a pale butterfly to give me an outline to paint over. I painted in pinks and purples and added background colour in teal. When it was dry I restamped in dark blue and did some partial stamping with the text stamp from the ‘love chapter’ transparent set.

I love watching the colour blend and blur when I stamp onto wet watercolour paper. If you haven’t tried it you should; it’s fun and you can always stamp over it if it is just too loose and flowy for you! I mentioned Periscope in my last post; if you’d like to know more about it I found this helpful tutorial.

By the way the latest One Layer Simplicity challenge is up and running with Ardyth. It’s all about numbers; check it out.

Supplies:

Stamps:  Soft Wings, Love Chapter (PB)
Inks:  Pine needles, Chipped Sapphire, Aged Mahogany, Worn Lipstick distress stains and inks (Ranger) Summer Sky memento ink (Tsukineko)
Cardstock: Fabriano 100% cotton hotpressed watercolour paper
Also: Winsor & Newton masking fluid

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7 Comments on “Greatest of these”

  1. Micheline Jourdain says:

    It is magnifique! Quand j’ai un message de Bits & pièces, je sais que je ne serai jamais déçue. C’est un beau moment dans ma journée! Une pause de soleil! Merci Heather!

  2. Rene says:

    Another stunning card! I so look forward to seeing what you have created each time I get your emails.

  3. Beautiful card! The effect is wonderful and your colours just gorgeous xxx

  4. Pat says:

    This butterfly is a beauty and a lovely size and the colours are gorgeous. The script on the base card goes really well too. x

  5. memalagene says:

    Awesome one layer watercolored card that looks like it has more layers!

  6. Janine B says:

    Gorgeous – love the colours and the hint of script

  7. cherylquilts says:

    Oh, Heather, I agree with Mimi – magnifique! I love the Love Chapter stamp set (which I have) and love the beautiful butterfly. You sure work magic with watercoloring! Stunning colors and such a warm and loving card, my friend! Hugs!


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