elegance wbg Heather Telford

Elegance is the perfect name for this new stamp featuring a bunch of calla lilies. I think I had some in my garden once but apparently you need to dig them up each year and replant them?? That was just not going to happen I’m afraid, no matter how elegant they might be. I have quite a few day lilies that come up year after year and multiply with no attention from me so I have just stuck with them!

I stamped in weathered wood stain because I wanted to keep the lilies looking white; ink would have worked just as well but I only had stain. I used my watercolour pencils to colour the flowers and background (colours listed below).  I found a scrap of exactly the right blue card to frame the panel and matched it with versafine ink for the sentiment.

elegance bbg Heather Telford

I must admit I am taken by surprise that Easter is less than a month away; 2016 is flying by!


Stamps:  Elegance, A very happy easter (PB)
Inks:  Weathered Wood distress stain(Ranger) Blue Lagoon versafine ink (Tsukineko)
Pencils: Albrecht Durer watercolour pencils sap green 167, apple green 170, lemon cadmium 105, light orange 113, light grey 195, medium grey 197, night green 155 for background (Faber-Castell)
Paper: Fabriano 100% cotton hot pressed watercolour paper, blue cardstock

11 Comments on “Elegance”

  1. Heidi says:

    Very pretty and that stamp could easily be used for a wedding card too. I have heard Calla lilies are difficult to grow, and no wonder if you have to dig them up each year!

  2. memalagene says:

    Gorgeous watercolored card!

  3. creatingincolors says:

    Calla Lilies really are beautiful and elegant, as is your card. That stamp is on my wish list. Like you, I’m happy with the daylilies in my yard because they are colorful and don’t need maintenance!

  4. Sandy Dehon says:

    Everything you do is so elegant. I love all ofyour posts!
    sandy xx

  5. cherylquilts says:

    Oh, Heather, this is gorgeous! I so love calla lilies, and your coloring always delights me. And what an amazing background using pencils – wow! I do love the elegance of your cards with this simple matting. It’s gorgeous, and how quickly the year is going by! Yes, Easter will be here it seems a bit earlier than we had expected! Hugs, sweet friend, and have a blessed week!

  6. lesliekmiller says:

    Calla lilies grow almost like weeds here. Yours are so beautifully colored. Hoping this comment goes through. Love your work, Heather.

  7. Mary says:

    I actually gasped in delight when I opened your email. Your lilies are stunning! I am brand new to your site and can’t wait to learn from you!

  8. Clelie says:

    Absolutely beautiful…love the soft effect of the weathered wood outline.

  9. ednamburgess says:

    Thanks for supplying the colors. Edna

  10. craftytreen says:

    this is so gorgeous. thanks so much for sharing it with us. i love the coloring that you did. hugs, treen

  11. Pat says:

    These lilies are beautiful Heather and a much tighter style with the watercolour pencils. x

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