Happy Day Tulips

I am back with another spring card for the March CAS Watercolour challenge. There are new projects from the design team also so head over and check them out here: CAS Watercolour March reminder

I used tulips on my first card for the challenge and here I am back again with another tulip card but the look is different. I stamped the image in versafine onyx black ink on hot pressed watercolour then used Peerless watercolour paints to fill the scene. I wasn’t overly careful to stay inside the lines or even fill the shapes. When all the tulips and leaves were dry I added some aqua paint all around then keeping the watermarks as part of the design to suggest clouds. I did a little stamp surgery to create a shorter sentiment from one of the ‘happy thoughts’ stamps.

I hope you will check out the cards the design team made and also the entries in the challenge so far. Then I know you will be so inspired you will add one of your own ‘spring’ cards.


Stamps: Tulip Queue, Happy Thoughts (PB)
Inks:    versafine onyx black (Tsukineko)
Cardstock:   fabriano hot pressed watercolour paper 

6 Comments on “Happy Day Tulips”

  1. Your watercoloured tulips are so beautiful Heather. I love how your watercolour wash looks like clouds and all your beautiful colors of tulips. TFS my friend and for joining us on CAS Watercolour as our Guest Designer. Hugs…

    BTW, I was totally inspired by your watercoloured stamped PB cards when colouring my reminder card. TFS your beautiful cards and techniques 🙂

  2. Bonnie says:

    What a beautiful tulip garden, Heather! You always inspire me with your watercolors! Thanks so much for sharing your talent with us on the Design Team this month!

  3. Lindsey says:

    So pretty, and very spring-like! I hope you don’t have to rely on this card by the time Tulip Festival rolls around.

  4. Liz in NH says:


  5. lollthompson says:

    Love your bright and cheerful tulips, Heather. Peerless watercolours are so clean – love them. Thanks again for being our Guest Designer at CAS Watercolour this month. Your cards are always so inspiring. xx

  6. susanbri says:

    What a wonderful array of tulips – the perfect spring flowers! Love your colours and the layout of the card. It has been a pleasure having you as our CAS Watercolour Guest Designer this month. I’ve learned so much from you over the years.

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