magnolia Heather Telford

I thought I’d share a spring bloom even though it will be a long time before we see any around here. We are experiencing serious winter weather right now; we’ve got plenty of snow, plenty of ice and plenty of cold! I’m sure I will be creating more wintry scenes in the weeks ahead because although cold outside, it is also beautiful.

To create this watercoloured magnolia I inked the ‘unfolding’ stamp with memento markers, spritzed the stamp and stamped on cold pressed watercolour paper. I used a brush to blend colour within the petals and stems and to splatter some ink over the stamped image. Creating such a loose print meant that the sepals on the stamp were lost so I drew them on after the stamping dried.

magnolia closeup Heather Telford


Stamps: The Unfolding (PB)
Inks:  potter’s clay, espresso truffle, cantaloupe, rose bud memento inks (Tsukineko)
Cardstock: Fabriano 100% cotton cold pressed watercolour paper, coordinating cardstock for mats

20 Comments on “Magnolia”

  1. Christy Wood says:

    Do you use the markers, dew drop pads or regular size pads?

  2. creatingincolors says:


  3. chrissieann says:

    Just breathtaking Heather, your use of colour is just wonderful!
    Chrissie xx

  4. Michelle W says:

    What a beautiful watercoloured magnolia, Heather. Really gorgeous!

  5. Lindsey says:

    Beautiful! Such perfect soft colours.

  6. maureenchandler says:

    Oh this is so pretty – thanks so much for sharing your work! Plenty of snow and cold here in NH too so this is delightful!

  7. Pent says:

    a beauty to enjoy on this stinkin cold day 😉 Thanks Heather…you do great work.

  8. Cath says:

    Just gorgeous.

  9. Betsy Wilson says:

    Beautiful stamp. Awesome card Heather!

  10. Cathy R says:

    Stunning card Heather, wish I could send you some of our heat, it’s been relentless here, although cooler today 🙂

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  12. Anne says:

    WOWZA! I am bowled over! This is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing and happy New Year to you and your family!

  13. Pat says:

    This solid Magnolia stamp is extremely pretty Heather and I love the colours of ink you have used on it with just enough water to mix the colours a little but it still maintains it form and shape beautifully. x

  14. Debbie S says:

    Gorgeous card! I love the color combination you used. You inspire me!

  15. Gery says:

    Beautiful work, Heather.
    Love the colouring of the Magnolia ❤.
    Groeten van Gery

  16. This is soooo pretty! xxx

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