Colour choices

Morning glory Heather Telford

I have been stamping with the same group of stamps over the last few weeks, switching up the colour schemes and the techniques. It has been fun to see the way colour, style and technique can create a different mood. I used memento markers for both cards featured today and varied the technique only a little. The top card was done in one impression applying all the colours to the stamp before spritzing and stamping. I used a paint brush to blend after stamping on both images. On the card below I worked one colour at a time with the help of the MISTI and built up the colour gradually. There isn’t a lot of difference in the results but I think the top one is more delicate and light (not just in colour) and the one below bolder. I left the top one without a sentiment but can think it could be used for something celebratory just as easily as something more reflective.

purple trumpet song Heather Telford

This one was too bright to be a reflective card and I accentuated the purple with a mat so a ‘bright’ sentiment seemed a good match. I didn’t mat the top card but kept the deckled edge from the watercolour paper and popped the panel up on foam.

By the way Susan has a new challenge happening on One Layer Simplicity this month and the theme is from one of my all time favourite movies.


Stamps: Trumpet Song, Special Thoughts (PB)
Inks:  Dandelion, Cantaloupe, Bahama Blue, Danube Blue, Pistachio, Northern Pine, Rich Cocoa, Espresso Truffle, Tuxedo Black, London Fog, Lilac Posies, Grape Jelly, Olive Grove Memento Markers, Versafine onyx black (Tsukineko)
Cardstock: Fabriano 100% cotton hot pressed watercolour paper, fuschia fantasies cardstock

5 Comments on “Colour choices”

  1. Lindsey says:

    Both are very pretty!

  2. Pat says:

    These are both gorgeous Heather but my personal choice would be the first with that pretty blue which has a lighter softer feel. x

  3. creatingincolors says:

    Both beautiful cards! I love how you demonstrate the many different looks one can get from the same stamp.

  4. canadiancaroline says:

    These are so lovely! They look completely hand-painted, wonderful effect.

  5. cherylquilts says:

    Both of these cards are gorgeous in their own style, Heather, and I agree that the top is more reflective. I love the colors and love how you’ve used two different techniques. I hope to try my hand more with watercoloring. You continue to inspire (and nudge??) me. Hugs, sweet friend!

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