Farewell to summer: Rose

Hello Friend Heather Telford

Another farewell to summer card, this time roses. We are enjoying the most beautiful weather at present so the farewell to summer is not too painful!

I painted this one myself with distress stains then added one little stamped sentiment.  You cannot tell in the photo but the brown looking paper is actually black and gold glittery paper, not a shiny glitter a subtle glitter which works in well with the olive tones of the leaves. (If you like the look of handpainted roses check out Lydia’s recent roses with the artograph and brusho. It is a cool technique.) My plan for a while has been to be sketching and painting regularly but I am just not in the habit yet. I know a little every day is the way to improve. As my kids would say. “Just do it!

Stamps:  A Bunch (PB)
Inks: Aged mahogany, Victorian Velvet, Peeled Paint, Crushed Olive distress stains (Ranger), versafine Olympia green (Tsukineko)
Cardstock: Fabriano 100% cotton hot pressed watercolour paper, Neenah natural white

8 Comments on “Farewell to summer: Rose”

  1. Micheline Jourdain says:

    Wow Heather… you have a great talent! No more need stamps… just your hand and paintbrush and colors!!! Beautiful! I love that card so much!

  2. Beverly Railey Robinson says:

    I could have written that myself. I want to sketch and paint, just a little something every day, but I resist. So glad that I’m not the only one. Thanks not just for your beautiful work, but for also sharing your thoughts. I value you and your work.

  3. cherylquilts says:

    Oh, Heather, I’m with Mimi! You are an amazing artist with this hand drawn rose! It’s gorgeous, and I love how the leaves turned out…with the edges…stunning! Yes, what a wonderful “farewell” but so glad you are still enjoying wonderful weather, my friend! Hugs!

  4. Clelie says:

    Exquisite! and the colors are wonderful…Last week, my sister-in-law (an incredible artist) challenged me to try simple sketches…so I went out and bought a little sketch pad…just for me…privately and personally…just for “play”. I am so happy you have shared your incredible talents to inspire us all. You are amazing and so is the Rose!

  5. Elizabeth says:

    Beautiful card – love the rose panel 🙂

  6. Pat says:

    I love these loose and arty watercoloured roses which are beautifully painted Heather and like you I have good intentions of practising and doing more of my own art but everyday life seems to get in the way, but nevertheless this is fantastic and I love the colours. x

  7. AJ says:

    Gorgeous as always. Love these roses.

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