Birthday Tulips

birthday tulips Heather Telford

Today’s tulips wrap up my week of brushstroke projects using new stamps from Penny Black’s Bliss release. I have shared five different methods for adding colour, although I will admit the techniques using markers are quite similar. I have more projects with these stamps to share in the weeks to come and one more new brushstroke stamp yet to appear. I am also featuring a new set of markers today, new to me that is. I have been practising my brush lettering and modern calligraphy on and off for a while now and am always on the look out for brush pens. I purchased the Koi coloring brush pens for calligraphy but will probably end up using them for colouring and inking stamps as well.  As you can see the colours are quite bright. I bought a set of 12 and found that it included mainly bright colours. The colour combination in the tulips is possibly not what I would have chosen if I’d had a few more pinks and oranges at my disposal.

birthday tulips Heather Telford

I stamped several panels while testing out the markers. This one, despite it’s brightness, is a second generation impression and the only one so far to be made into a card. The markers are really juicy, the colours are bright and I was able to spritz after stamping three or four times and still get good images. I inked the stamp, ‘first waltz’ in pink orange, green and black, spritzed it, added a few water drops to the watercolour panel, stamped off on another piece of paper then stamped on this panel. (got all that!?) The colours blended enough on the stamp that I didn’t do more blending with a paintbrush.

birthday tulips close up Heather Telford

I decided the colours were so bold they deserved an equally bold sentiment. I cut the sentiment from the centre of the panel and out of green fun foam then popped them back in the panel together. I offset the top sentiment just a little to create the drop shadow effect and matted the panel in the same colour as the foam layer.

To see the other brushstroke cards featured this week check out the posts below.

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Stamps: First Waltz (PB)
Dies: Birthday (PB)
Pens or pencils: Koi colouring brush pens
Papers: hot pressed watercolour paper, green cardstock
Added extras: green fun foam

6 Comments on “Birthday Tulips”

  1. memalagene says:

    WOW! I love this! The off-set sentiment is great!

  2. creatingincolors says:

    Beautiful! I love how you used that happy birthday die!

  3. Shauna Todd says:

    Love the subtle Happy Birthday with the beautiful flowers!

  4. Pat says:

    Gorgeous tulips Heather and the markers have worked beautifully here and I love the colour combination of the flowers, and the inlaid sentiment slightly offset makes it easier to see too. x

  5. ND says:

    You describe the sentiment as “bold”. I am afraid I had to go back several times to find it.
    Perhaps that is so that when you find it you can say “Aha! Happy Birthday!

  6. Lindsey says:

    The bright colours go well with the modern font of the sentiment. Great!

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