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Red Tulips

I have planted quite a few tulips in our garden over the years and over 100 daffodils. Sadly I do not get to see that many when spring rolls around. I believe the squirrels dine out on the tulips; I’m not sure if they eat the daffodils too. I do get a few red tulips each year which have been blooming ever since we moved here so I can’t take any credit for keeping them alive!

I stamped this lovely outline stamp on hot pressed watercolour paper and coloured it with peerless watercolour paints. The deckled edge is left when I cut up the large sheets of watercolour paper I buy. Sometimes it makes a nice design detail.

I used a hand lettered sentiment tied on with some hemp twine and framed it all in red to make the tulips pop.

Supplies:

Stamps: Tulip Queue (PB)
Dies: gift card pocket set (PB)
Inks:    versafine onyx black (Tsukineko) Dr Ph Martins bleedproof white
Cardstock:   fabriano hot pressed watercolour paper, red and black cardstock

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10 Comments on “Red Tulips”

  1. Beautiful tulips and the deckled edge looks fabulous along with the twine hanging sentiment and red card base! xxx

  2. Beverly Railey Robinson says:

    That’s a lovely combination of paper and ink. Do you have deer? I have newrly stopped being a perennial gardener, but we live in a wooded area and they were here first. I’m glad I have that tulip stamp. I’ve never used my peerless inks. Time to do it. Happy Spring.

  3. Pat says:

    Beautiful tulips Heather and the torn edge and hand lettered sentiment tied with twine finishes this so prettily. x

  4. Sherry says:

    Just perfect Heather!

  5. Sherry says:

    Heather, is the sentiment tag a die cut or something you bought premade?

  6. Shauna Todd says:

    The red tulips are sooo pretty!

  7. lollthompson says:

    Beautiful design Heather. Love the deckled edge and sentiment with twine. The tulips are so gorgeous with the red background. xx


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