A Sweet Friendship

Sweet friendship Heather Telford

I hesitate to call this a ‘no line watercolour card because I can see the outline stamping quite clearly in most places. The technique is one I regularly use where I stamp with either distress stains or distress inks then blend colour out of the stamped image with a damp paint brush to fill the interior shapes, in this case petals and leaves.

sweet friendship Heather Telford

I stamped the ‘first blush’ outline stamp from Penny Black in wild honey ink on cold pressed watercolour paper then stamped it on masking paper also. Believe it or not I cut a fiddly mask adequately enough to mask my first stamped image so I could stamp another overlapping the first. That is how I managed blossoms behind blossoms. With all the stamping done I picked up a small round watercolour brush (probably a size 2 or 3) and started painting worn lipstick stain into the petals. The pink stain blended with the wild honey stamped ink to make a coral colour. While the petals were still damp I dropped some spiced marmalade distress stain into the petals to give me light and dark areas. I filled the stems and leaves with forest moss stain then, when all was dry, drew some centres in the blossoms with a spiced marmalade distress marker.

sweet friendship closeup Heather Telford

To finish the card I stamped the scripture sentiment about friendship in versafine ink and coloured in the word ‘sweet’ to make it solid like the rest.  I have a simpler design with this same sweet blossom stamp to share another day. I’m joining in with Kathy Racoosin’s 30 day colouring challenge again as I imagine many of you are too.

Supplies:

Stamps:   first blush, faith (PB)
Cardstock:  cold pressed watercolour paper, olive green cardstock
Ink: versafine olympia green & vintage sepia (Tsukineko) forest moss, worn lipstick, spiced marmalade distress stains, wild honey distress ink (Ranger)

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9 Comments on “A Sweet Friendship”

  1. Shauna Todd says:

    How pretty is this? Your creations are soooo beautiful!

  2. Oh my it is absolutely Gorgeous!

  3. Pat says:

    These blossoms are beautiful Heather and the way the colours have mixed is fabulous, and the clever masking and stamping has made a card full of these wonderful flowers. x

  4. Jan Castle says:

    Absolutely STUNNING!!!! Thank you for sharing how you accomplished this beauty!!!
    Paper Hugs,
    Jan

  5. Chris R. says:

    Absolutely beautiful!! I love the colors and the way they blended.

  6. Liane says:

    This is really lovely, makes me think of Spring.

  7. lollthompson says:

    Gorgeous!! xx

  8. […] back with a simpler take on the ‘first blush’ stamp. Sunday’s card incorporated masking and several colours, this one is the single stamped image inked and painted in […]


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