sweet heart Heather Telford

I’m featuring another pretty stamp from the Penny BlackFollow your heart‘ release today. This one is appropriately named sweetheart; don’t you think those delicate little flowers are sweet? I used the emboss resist technique to make the heart appear white on a pink, yellow and orange background.

sweet heart closeup Heather Telford

I started by stamping the heart on watercolour paper in versamark then embossed in clear powder. I used peerless watercolours to paint over the embossed image diluting with water and blending the colours as I added them. I kept it fairly soft then used more intense colour to highlight a few of the flowers. I chose hot pink to frame the panel and stamp the sentiment which co-ordinated with the brightest areas on the watercoloured panel. I ended up offsetting the panel from the frame, a technique I’ve seen others do successfully, and I quite like it. I noticed as I played with the positioning that it worked best when the pink mat was centred and the painted panel offset not the other way round.


Stamps:  Sweetheart, Forever & Always (PB)
Cardstock:  hot pressed watercolour paper, hot pink cardstock
Ink: versafine
Paint: Peerless transparent watercolors
Also: WOW clear embossing powder

6 Comments on “Sweetheart”

  1. lovely softness to this!

  2. Shauna Todd says:

    You did it again….simply beautiful!!

  3. Pat says:

    I adore this heart shaped floral PB stamp Heather and those pinks and golds go together beautifully and a lovely washy finish. x

  4. Gorgeous colours for this embossed resist beauty! Love the offset angle, I must try that, thank you for the idea! xxx

  5. Bonnie says:

    This is gorgeous, Heather! I have to CASE this one!

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