Poppy Gems 2

Poppy Gems 2 Heather Telford

The Poppy Gems return today but in a more traditional colour scheme than last week’s card. I stamped with liquid watercolour paint on this panel, a technique not unlike what I often do with the distress stains. I used a paintbrush to apply the paint to the stamp then, after stamping, used water to blend the colour into the petals and leaves. In the centres and shadows on the flowers I layered colour to increase the intensity. The paints are Dr Ph Martin Hydrus watercolours which dry permanent. This feature was helpful when I decided to add a background weeks after completing  the flowers. There was no chance I would make the pinks and greens bleed into the sky when I added blue with a watercolour pencil and waterbrush.Poppy gems 2 detail Heather Telford

The little tag is a cut with the new die from Penny Black, ‘gift card pocket’ which comes with so much more than just the pocket die.

Poppy gems 2 tilt Heather Telford

Thank you for dropping by today; I will be back soon with more alcohol ink adventure as well as another couple of cards made with the ‘Poppy Gems’ stamp. I hope you have a great weekend.


Stamps: Poppy gems, Perfect Pairing (PB)
Dies:  gift card pocket (PB)
Inks:  Versafine Onyx Black (Ranger)
Pencil: Albrecht Durer watercolour pencil sky blue 147(Faber-Castell)
Paints: Dr Ph Martin Hydrus Liquid Watercolours – Set 1
Cardstock: Fabriano 100% cotton hot pressed watercolour paper, pink cardstock
Also: linen thread

20 Comments on “Poppy Gems 2”

  1. craftytreen says:

    oh Heather, this card is a delight. its so pretty and so feminine. i’m still working on watercoloring, but not getting very far. at least i have your lovely cards to enjoy. i’m working on finding just the right color combinations for backgrounds in different mediums so i can cover books and notebooks and a bunch of things in my craft room. sitll deciding. i’m having fun. it looks like you are too. how are your hands doing? i hope you are well, hugs, treen

    • Heather says:

      Hi Treen,
      Thanks for dropping by and sharing some news. Notebooks covered with watercolour sounds lovely. My hands were feeling pretty good because I was forced to rest a lot during February due to a concussion. Now that I am getting back into things my hands are hurting again 😦 Trying to find a balance is tricky!

  2. Pat says:

    A gorgeous card and these paints are such beautiful colours and the sky with the little patches of white for clouds is just perfect Heather. x

  3. creatingincolors says:

    Another beautiful card, Heather! Love your choice of colors that go together so well.

  4. Heidi says:

    How pretty! I really like the way the sky looks! I just tried stamping with watercolor paint this week and I thought to myself, this is a lot like what Heather Telford does with her distress stains. So that is fun that you posted about this the same week! The result is really lovely!

  5. Char says:

    I never thought of painting a stamp with watercolor, and of course now I can hardly wait. Does it try quickly and need a spritz of water before stamping, or is the paper wet when you stamp on it?

  6. Sherry W says:

    Lovely. I have to try the watercolor on stamp technique.

  7. Marianne says:

    So pretty. Also love your sky background.

  8. Ina Eisen says:

    Heather, your poppies are beyond beautiful! I just love your skill with a paint brush. After spending years with acrylic painting, I have recently started water colour painting. I’m having fun, but I’ve got a long ways to go.I so very much enjoy seeing your beautiful artwork.

  9. Sandy Dehon says:

    I do love your style – beautiful! I wish you would do a video on how you do this. Or how about an online class – I would definitely pay for one!!
    sandy xx

  10. Ellie Knol says:

    Another beauty!

  11. memalagene says:

    Heather, this is a gorgeous painting!

  12. Swh2013 says:

    Heather, I love this card so much ! I am definitely trying this and getting this stamp! So lovely! I have PH Martins but hardly use them! Now, I’m breaking them out today! Thanks for the inspiration!

  13. Lindsey says:

    So pretty! I’m not sure any of my varied watercolour media dry as permanently as your Ph Martin ones do; what a helpful property! The partly cloudy sky is just right.

  14. It’s amazing the different look you get when you change the colours … so warm and autumny with your first one … so summery and fresh with this one. Love that background too — like a soft dreamy cloudy day. Thanks too for kindly commenting on my card inspired by yours.

  15. Jamie Vanskiver says:

    This is simply gorgeous!

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