Graceful whisper

This branch has been waiting patiently for some ink so I went rather non-traditional and pulled out some purples to create this card. I splattered a few panels of hot pressed watercolour paper with masking fluid yesterday so I would have them on hand for future projects. The effect is subtle on this one but you can see little white dots in the sky and foliage if you look closely.

I used a couple of teardrop memento inks and a marker to ink the stamp. With the teardrops it is possible to apply ink somewhat strategically. I started with the lighter grape jelly ink and dabbed it here and there over the stamp. My panel was in my stamping platform so I was able to do grape jelly ink first, then add some dabs of the darker elderberry ink second. I went back and forth with the two inks and occasionally a spritz of water until I was happy with the image. I coloured the stems with a memento tuxedo black marker, stamped to complete the image then moved the panel to stamp a second branch the same way.

Once all the stamping dried I used mustard seed and salty ocean distress stain to paint the sky. I kept it fairly diluted and dabbed with a paper towel if I had too much water or stain. To finish it off I stamped the sentiment from the PB ‘sentiment collection’ set in versafine onyx black ink then matted the panel with black and attached it to a white card base.


Stamps: graceful whisper, sentiment collection

Inks: grape jelly, elderberry, tuxedo black marker

Stains: salty ocean, mustard seed

Paper: hot pressed watercolour, neenah epic black, neenah solar white
Also: masking fluid

14 Comments on “Graceful whisper”

  1. Liane says:

    Absolutely lovely.

  2. Marianne Boulejiouch says:

    This card is beautiful. Love the purple!

  3. Lynn leduc says:

    Absolutely love this card Heather.

  4. Karen Jackson says:

    This is lovely Heather. The colours in the sky say Spring.

  5. Pat says:

    How beautiful Heather and I love those purple tones which make it look like gorgeous blossom, and the pretty blue and yellow tones for the sky complement it perfectly. x

  6. This is beautiful! I love the colours and the delicate sky. xxx

  7. Bonnie says:

    Your shades of purple are so pretty and make me long for spring! I love how the purple flowers play off the soft blue sky!

  8. Betsy says:

    That is such a beautiful card! It nearly glows with backlit sunshine!

  9. Clelie says:

    I LOVE the purple, blue, and pale yellow!!!!! I would not have thought of this (I’m in a pink mode…favorite color of the two ‘Grandbabies’). Gorgeous! ♥♥♥

  10. Anke says:

    Wonderful card, fantastic colouring …

  11. Jacqueline H. Groff says:

    Beautiful card. You have a ‘special way’ when using ink..

  12. lollthompson says:

    Absolutely gorgeous card Heather. You have used this stamp to perfection. The purples are so pretty and I love the soft added blue and yellow background. I have to get this stamp now. 🙂 xx

  13. Daria says:

    What a lovely card! Thank you for sharing the details.

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