effulgent Heather Telford

I am having fun creating with the new brushstroke stamps from Penny Black. This one is called ‘effulgent’; I checked the definition and think my colour choices help it live up to its name. The combination of red and orange make it ‘shine forth brilliantly’.

effulgent Heather Telford

I used a stamp positioner for this panel but you could just as easily create it without. The trick to this design is in the re-stamping. I inked the stamp with distress markers, spiced marmalade and festive berries on the flowers, forest moss on the branch and old paper where the branch meets the flower. I spritzed the stamp to help the colours blend and dropped water here and there on the watercolour panel before stamping. After stamping once I used a brush to blend parts of the image then moved the panel, spritzed the stamp again and stamped a second generation, or paler image. Again I blended on the watercolour panel with a small brush then repeated the process, each time repositioning the panel and spritzing the stamp but not re-inking it.

effulgent close up Heather Telford

I chose not to add a sentiment but found some co-ordinating textured cardstock to finish the design.


Stamps: Effulgent (PB)
Ink: forest moss, old paper, festive berries, spiced marmalade distress markers (Ranger) (Tsukineko)
Paper: hotpressed 100% cotton watercolour paper, textured coral and brown card stock

18 Comments on “Effulgent”

  1. Susie Williams says:

    I have run out of words to describe how incredible your work is Heather. TFS your time and talent.

  2. creatingincolors says:

    This is another beauty, Heather!

  3. Janet says:

    This is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing your talent.

  4. This is so incredibly beautiful! I have tried this but never achieved success like this! Just gorgeous, Heather!

  5. Liz in NH says:

    Ditto what everyone else has said so well. May you continue to ‘shine forth brilliantly’. Thanks for sharing your ‘effulgence’, Heather.

  6. memalagene says:

    This is so BEAUTIFUL!

  7. Bonnie says:

    I LOVE how the 2nd and 3rd generation stamping adds dimension to these beautiful flowers. I had passed on this stamp but think it will need to go on my list! So beautiful! As always thanks for the tips.

  8. Pat says:

    Absolutely stunning Heather and the vibrant colours certainly live up to the name. x

  9. Lucy Schmidt says:

    This is gorgeous and I’d love to see a video on it. You make it sound simple, but my attempts leave much to be desired. I can’t get over your incredible talent and sense of color. Thanks for sharing it all.

  10. Sherry says:

    Your talent is just amazing! I wish you would post video tutorials of you making these beautiful cards! Thank you!

  11. Beautiful, love the work you have been doing with these stamps!

  12. lollthompson says:

    The colours are so beautiful. Great design with second and third generation stamping, Heather. xx

  13. maureenchandler says:

    WOW! This is really gorgeous and would work in any combination of colors! Thank you so much!!

  14. Lindsey says:

    Beautiful depth of colour on this one! And what an interesting name for a stamp…

  15. dottiejdavis says:

    Fabulous! Geeze wonder what my try at it would turn out like? Thanks for sharing such a beautiful creation.

  16. Ann says:

    So beautiful!!!

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