MagnoliaPosted: January 7, 2017 Filed under: The Unfolding | Tags: Penny Black stamps, Tsukineko Memento inks 20 Comments
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.
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
Do you use the markers, dew drop pads or regular size pads?
On this card I used markers but I often use the regular size ink pads too.
Just breathtaking Heather, your use of colour is just wonderful!
What a beautiful watercoloured magnolia, Heather. Really gorgeous!
Beautiful! Such perfect soft colours.
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!
Thanks Maureen, hope you’re staying warm!
a beauty to enjoy on this stinkin cold day 😉 Thanks Heather…you do great work.
Beautiful stamp. Awesome card Heather!
Stunning card Heather, wish I could send you some of our heat, it’s been relentless here, although cooler today 🙂
Thanks Cathy for your kind words, I don’t mind the cold so much as long as I get a nice hot summer to balance things out!
WOWZA! I am bowled over! This is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing and happy New Year to you and your family!
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
Gorgeous card! I love the color combination you used. You inspire me!
Beautiful work, Heather.
Love the colouring of the Magnolia ❤.
Groeten van Gery
This is soooo pretty! xxx