Happy BlissPosted: February 28, 2017 Filed under: happy bliss, Peerless watercolours, Uncategorized | Tags: Peerless Transparent Watercolors, Penny Black creative dies, Penny Black stamps 6 Comments
The colour scheme and style of today’s card is inspired by the amazingly talented and colour savvy Jill Foster. I painted the circle flowers in two blues and saw them sitting on the paper looking pale and weak. When I decided to mix things up with a yellow background they were happy again. I could imagine myself painting the flowers yellow and the sky blue but swapping things around was a bit of jump for me. Jill does these clever things all the time with beautiful results so maybe I will step out of my colour comfort zone more often.
I used Peerless watercolour paints to paint the birds and flowers, then, when it was dry and a bit sad, I decided to dive back in with some orange and yellow peerless paint to fill in the background. I kept things dark on one side and light on the other (like yesterday’s card) which suggests a light source. To complete the card I splattered some black ink and added a handlettered sentiment on a die cut banner.
What you can’t see because I forgot to photograph it (and believe it or not I cannot find this card right now) is the die-cut circle flower inside the card.
Hope your day is bright!
Stamps: Happy Bliss (PB)
Dies: Illuminate(inside the card), Triple Banner(PB)
Pens: Exclusive Calligraphy nib holder (Foiled Fox)
Paint: Peerless transparent watercolours
Papers: hot pressed watercolour paper, Neenah epic black cardstock
Inks: versafine onyx black ink for stamping (Tsukineko) DrPh Martins bleedproof white for calligraphy
Beautiful! I love the rich colours! Your cards are so inspiring!
Stunning card! Beautiful colours – I adore those flowers! xxx
Bright and beautiful!
Beautiful colours Heather, with the blue flowers which look wonderful against that quite intense yellow background, and the pretty darker blue birds. Gorgeous! x
You are much too kind!! Thank you so much for your sweet words about my cardmaking! You made my day!! I love this card. Your bold yellow is so sunny and cheery and the blues on the flowers and birds are perfection. Thanks for all of YOUR inspiring creations. HUGS!!
I love this happy, carefree card, Heather! Now I’m going to have to order this stamp! Thanks for so much inspiration!