Peony Pink

peony Heather Telford

The new ‘Bliss’ release from Penny Black includes some of the beautiful brushstroke stamps I love using. They are pretty in a single colour but are perfect for creating ‘painterly’ images with several colours. To create this card I used distress stains and a stamp positioning tool to add colours one at a time.

I inked flowers and bud on the Peony stamp with Victorian velvet distress stain then stamped on hot-pressed watercolor paper. Next I inked the centres of the flowers with aged mahogany distress stain and stamped. I did the leaves in forest moss distress stain next and finally the branches and twigs in vintage photo distress stain.

Using a small round watercolor brush I blended from centre of the flowers outward with water to create softly blended petals then continued to blend all stamping with a damp brush until the flower appeared more painted than stamped. Occasionally I dabbed really wet areas with a paper towel.When I was happy with my flowers I let the image dry then splattered aged mahogany distress stain lightly around.

To complete the card I added a sentiment from Happy wishes set in versafine vintage sepia ink and attached the panel to a card base.

peony close up Heather Telford


Stamps: Peony, Happy Wishes (PB)
Inks: Victorian velvet, aged mahogany, vintage photo, forest moss distress stains, aged mahogany, vintage photo distress marker (Ranger), versafine vintage sepia (Tsukineko)
Paper: Fabriano hot pressed watercolour paper

16 Comments on “Peony Pink”

  1. Lena Beck says:

    Beautiful card

    Sent from my iPhone


  2. creatingincolors says:

    You worked magic with those distress stains!

  3. Your cards are all so pretty. I have learned a lot from your sharing your techniques on how to stamp and paint the brushstroke florals.

  4. Stunning, thanks for sharing your technique’s!!

  5. Shauna Todd says:

    The colors are so pretty! I love the stamp and the card

  6. Pat says:

    I love your pretty peony in that delightful pink and the effect you have created is beautiful as always Heather. x

  7. Bonnie says:

    A beautiful range of colors, Heather! Love this!

  8. Sherry says:

    Wow, I didn’t think you could get better! This is gorgeous! Feeling a little inadequate about my stamping now…. 😉

  9. theartfuldoodler says:

    I have always bypassed the brushstroke stamps but your posts have convinced me that I need them. Thanks for the inspiration.

  10. Lindsey says:

    So pretty! And in my favourite peony colours.

  11. craftytreen says:

    wow! this is gorgeous! i love the combination of the colors you used! so so pretty! hugs, treen

  12. memalagene says:

    Gorgeous! You always amaze me!

  13. Doreen says:

    Absolutely fabelous

  14. Beautiful! Love the colours. xxx

  15. Dianne Vescovo says:

    Your work is amazing.

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