Scented Beauty

scented roses Heather Telford

These pretty roses are part of the new release from Penny Black, A Little Bit of Sunshine’. I have played with them several times already trying different colour schemes and mediums. These soft pink and apricot roses were inked with distress stains, one of my favourite and most used techniques. I apply the stains directly to the stamp which means there is generally more liquid on the stamp than necessary but this is what creates the loose painterly style image. Once I have stamped the image I use water and a paintbrush to blend any areas that are too sharp and look out of place with the softer edges.  The leaves were inked with two green stains and the background colour, also a stain, I painted after finishing the roses.

There are a couple more cards made with this stamp on the PB blog here along with details of how to win some stamps from the new release.


Stamps: Scented Beauty (PB)
Inks:   Mowed Lawn,  Dried Marigold,  Forest Moss, Worn Lipstick, Weathered wood distress stains (Ranger)
Cardstock: Fabriano 100% cotton hot pressed watercolour paper, olive green cardstock

12 Comments on “Scented Beauty”

  1. Patricia Torney says:

    I would love to see you do a video of this. Lovely!

  2. cherylquilts says:

    Oh, Heather, this is gorgeous! I love this image, and your soft watercoloring makes this extra special! Stunning, and I always love your beautifully matted cards! Hugs!

  3. Micheline Jourdain says:

    MAGNIFIQUE ! J’adore !

  4. Bonnie says:

    These are beautiful, Heather! I love the soft watercolor! Our roses are blooming profusely right now. I’ve never seen them prettier! We have a bush with soft pink blossoms very like these.

  5. creatingincolors says:

    This is so beautiful. I love how you brought out softness, and your color choices are perfect.

  6. karenajo says:

    Very beautiful – love the soft colors and look of your pretty roses !!!

  7. Anne Sweeney says:

    Heather, I am dying to see how you do these ..I would love it if you’d make a video ,thanks for all your inspiration.. You Rock my crafting world … Thanx Anne Sent from my iPhone


  8. This is just lovely! I, too, would love to see a video!!

  9. Lindsey says:

    Whoa. This is so beautiful! Love the roses and the colours.

  10. Pat says:

    What a beautiful card Heather using these wonderful PB Roses, and I love the loose watercolour look which you do so well, and such pretty colours. x

  11. Bluemac says:

    You do some beautiful work. This is gorgeous!

  12. memalagene says:

    Gorgeous, I love your beautiful roses!

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