BloomPosted: January 3, 2016 Filed under: Enamor, Friendship Flowers | Tags: Kuretake Zig clean color real brush markers, Penny Black stamps 14 Comments
A card I made a while back but a sentiment appropriate for a new year. I coloured this panel when I first bought my zig clean color real brush pens. There are a few areas where the colour breaks out of the lines but I don’t let that worry me. The colours in the basic set I bought are very vibrant. I stamped the flowers in pink and green then coloured with the markers. Laying down and blending all the colour for the background with a brush pen was time consuming so I won’t being doing it often but I like the dark and light of the wash and watermarks. The stamp is a winner because you can bend the stem and make it look like you have a bunch of different stamps.
This card is inspired by my parents. My parents have been married for 54 years and have lived in ten different homes in those 54 years. They have planted and cared for a garden alongside all of those ten homes. Sometimes they started from scratch; other times they carried on the gardening work of the previous occupants. Our family enjoyed the beauty of their flower gardens and the produce from their fruit and vegie growing. In all those ten homes they have also nurtured relationships with those in their community; they have bloomed where God planted them. Below is a photo of their current garden.
Stamps: Enamor, Friendship flowers (PB)
Inks: memento bamboo leaves, rosebud (Imagine Craft/Tsukineko)
Markers: Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers (Kuretake)
Cardstock: Fabriano 100% cotton hot pressed watercolour paper, green cardstock
Lovely card and lovely tribute to your parents
This is beautiful, Heather. I especially like the comments/memory of your parents. My mother’s favorite saying was the one you know, I am sure—“Bloom where you are planted.” God does have us all in places that we can be a light to our area.
By the way, if you can, can you give more details on your Skyline City card you made at Christmas? That was lovely..not sure how you stamped the skyline on the card or when you added the water.
i love a card with a wonderful story with it. this card is lovely. thank you so much for sharing it!
WOW! It is gorgeous! I love the fresh colours and the sentiment.
love the vibrant hue of these colours! And thanks for posting about the bending of the stems to get a different look. Awesome!
Beautiful card Heather…..I am also finding the Zig’s very vibrant in color and would love to see a video on how you are blending with them….I am finding this difficult to do.
Very pretty. Love the vibrancy of the Zig watercolours. Such a nice tribute to your parents, too.
What a beautiful flower garden and a lovely tribute to your parents! I think you are continuing the tradition by sharing the bounty of your painted gardens!
Gorgeous PB flowers and you have definitely done them justice with your beautiful use of the Zig pens and the colours are so vibrant and pretty. x
Beautiful card and beautiful story behind it.
Thank you Heather. We are still growing a garden. If it were possible and I knew how I would add a phoyograph here.
Beautiful card, Heather. I love the flowers and the story about the gardens of your parents.
Oh, Heather, what a gorgeous card, and what a special one for your parents. I especially love the sentiment given how they continue to “bloom” where they are planted…for all 54 years! Hugs, sweet friend, and wishing you a blessed year!