Wildflower field

Wildflowers again today because I love the way this stamp creates such a pretty image when wet and blurred. I left the blue out of the mix this time and stuck with purples. Before stamping the flowers I painted a pale sky on my watercolour panel by adding broken china distress stain to one end of a piece of wet hot pressed watercolour paper then tilting it so the colour drained down into the panel. This technique made some areas blue and others pale like clouds.

Once the sky was dry I inked only the tops of the flower stalks in milled lavender stain, added a few dabs of dusty concord and stamped half way up the panel. I inked again and stamped further down, then to fill the bottom of the panel I inked with the purples and green on the stems. I spritzed both the stamp and the paper lightly before stamping.

To finish it off I added a handlettered sentiment.


Stamps: Wildflowers vol 2 (Darkroom Door)
Inks: milled lavender, dusty concord, forest moss distress stains (Ranger)
Paper: hot pressed watercolour paper (Fabriano) 
Pens or pencils: handmade nib holder (Foiled Fox)

12 Comments on “Wildflower field”

  1. Debbie Lahaise says:

    another beautiful card – I might be brave and have a go at this =lol x

  2. Ingrid says:

    SO pretty!!! Reminds me of fields of lavender. Love it. 🙂

  3. Liz in NH says:

    Beautiful calligraphy, too.

  4. canadiancaroline says:

    I had the same impression as Ingrid, field of lavender. Just lovely!

  5. Pat says:

    I adore the colour you have used on these wildflowers which makes it look like a field full of lavender, and finished beautifully with your hand written sentiment Heather. Love your pretty blue sky too. x

  6. Darlene L says:

    Such wonderful flowers and reminds me of our local bluebonnets popping up all over in TX. Spring is here and they are just lovely.

  7. Swh2013 says:

    So pretty Heather!

  8. Ooh this is dreamily beautiful! xxx

  9. Barbara says:

    Lovely – hand lettered, wow!

  10. maureenchandler says:

    Very pretty!!!

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