‘Simply Sarah’ grevillea

My father is visiting from Australia at present; he has attended all three graduations with us. Before he left home I asked him to pick up some new stamps from Darkroom Door. It’s been pretty busy here but I finally found some time earlier this week to try them out. Grevillea is a plant native to Australia and some other southern hemisphere islands. There is a wide range of grevilleas with different shapes and colours. The new grevillea stamp set includes four different shaped flower heads and a couple of foliage stamps.

I searched for grevillea images on line and chose a couple of different colour schemes including this purple/burgandy one know as ‘Simply Sarah‘. I used both dusty concord and seedless preserves distress stains to ink the stamp, spritzed, then stamped on hot pressed watercolour paper. I spritzed again without reinking, stamped again and repeated a couple of times to get lighter images. I inked one of the foliage stamps with forest moss distress stain and stamped it a few times in and around the flowers. Finally I splattered some dots of scattered straw stain over the panel and added a sentiment from another new DD set, ‘thank you’. All the thank you sentiments are on one long strip so I masked with some post it notes to leave a space for just one sentiment.

When my dad first arrived he took a close look at the stamps he’d brought and came up with a challenge for me, but that will be a post for another day.


Stamps: grevilleas, thank you DDSE002 (DD)

Inks: scattered straw, seedless preserves, dusty concord, forest moss distress stains, monarch versafine clair
Paper: hot pressed watercolour paper, neenah natural white cardstock

11 Comments on “‘Simply Sarah’ grevillea”

  1. ND says:

    Another great card, and joy and privilege to watch it come into being.

  2. Rosie says:

    I really like this, Heather – it’s pretty and effective, but seems easy to achieve.

  3. Janine B says:

    Beautiful colours, beautiful card

  4. Liz Jones in New Hampshire says:

    So pretty and cool Dad!

  5. Christine says:

    Lovely card! Wish my Dad would bring stamps!!

  6. Bozena says:

    This is another magic card, Heather! I love how you work with water … an incredibly beautiful card!

  7. Lynn leduc says:

    Another wonderful card. Hope you are having a wonderful summer.

  8. Karen Jackson says:

    A lovely, fresh, cool card, Heather, just right for the heat of summer.

  9. Pat says:

    Love what you have done with the Grevillea Heather, and what a great name for this particular one. The straight to stamp inking technique has worked beautifully here and gorgeous colours too. x

  10. Wendy says:

    Another lovely one Heather Look forward to see your Dad’s challenge one

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