Happy Bliss

happy bliss Heather Telford

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.

happy bliss Heather Telford

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.

happy bliss close up Heather Telford

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

6 Comments on “Happy Bliss”

  1. Jen says:

    Beautiful! I love the rich colours! Your cards are so inspiring!

    Jen xx

  2. Stunning card! Beautiful colours – I adore those flowers! xxx

  3. memalagene says:

    Bright and beautiful!

  4. Pat says:

    Beautiful colours Heather, with the blue flowers which look wonderful against that quite intense yellow background, and the pretty darker blue birds. Gorgeous! x

  5. jillianfoster82 says:

    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!!

  6. Bonnie says:

    I love this happy, carefree card, Heather! Now I’m going to have to order this stamp! Thanks for so much inspiration!

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