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.


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

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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