Grateful for everything

This gratitude themed card heralds the beginning of a gratitude focus on my blog for the coming week. Starting next Monday I will be collaborating with the Foiled Fox crew to celebrate gratitude. Before I dive into that collaboration though I thought I would share this card and issue an invitation to you, my wonderful readers. I am very thankful for those of you who pop in to see what I have been creating. Some of you have been visiting for years, others are new around here; some of you leave me a little encouragement from time to time in the comments section and others contact me with questions and feedback; I love hearing from you.

With gratitude as my focus over the next week and in fact next two weeks leading up to our Canadian Thanksgiving, I thought I would send out some cards to you, my readers. Thing is though, I’ll need to you supply an address if you would like to receive a card in the mail. Please don’t leave your address in the comment section, instead use the Contact Me button at the top of the page.

This lovely spray of flowers is from Concord & 9th; I have embossed it on hot pressed watercolour paper with clear powder. The bold colour is from Dr Ph Martin’s Hydrus inks. They are liquid watercolour inks and are very saturated. You don’t need much ink to get wonderful depth of colour; a little goes a long way and they mix beautifully to create new colours. I only used four colours to paint this panel but with a little mixing or diluting I was able to create an olive green and a pale green, a  yellow and a couple of oranges as well as use the brown and red straight from the bottle.

To create a strip of co-ordinating plaid paper I used the plaid background stamped in memento dandelion ink for the yellow then added green and red ruled lines with distress markers. To divide the busy plaid strip from the busy floral panel I added a very thin strip of red cardstock.  As usual I switched to versafine ink for the sentiment because it stamps fine lines so well. Isn’t that a sweet and thoughtful sentiment? I’m looking forward to sending it out to friends; maybe it will end up in your mail box.

See you next week for more gratitudinal fun! (is that a real word?)


Stamps: grateful for everything, plaid background (C & 9)
Inks: versamark, versafine vintage sepia, dandelion memento ink & candied apple distress marker, peeled paint distress marker
Paint: Dr Ph Martins deep red rose, phthalo green, gamboge, Venetian brown
Paper: hot pressed watercolour paper, neenah cream, red cardstock
Also: T-ruler, glass mat, clear embossing powder, cutterpillar paper trimmer

9 Comments on “Grateful for everything”

  1. Christine says:

    Lovely colours. The brown/ red background is very moody – looks great.

  2. It would be an honor to receive a card from you! I have followed you for years!

    Thank you…thank you….thank you!!


  3. maureenchandler says:

    What a lovely gesture – I’ll leave my address for sure! Thank you so much!

  4. bonklassgmailcom says:

    Your flowers are so rich and beautiful, Heather and show so well with the darker wash in the background! I LOVE the sentiment and send it back to you. I’m grateful for all I’ve learned from you.

    • Heather says:

      Thank you Bonnie,
      I’m so happy you’ve learned things here. I am always inspired when I see your lovely cards. (I have your address so I will be popping something in the mail to you soon) Take care.

  5. Janet S. says:

    Love the richness of the colors and how the Plaid background set off by the red strip brings the whole card to life!!! I also thank you for the wonderful inspiration and for not being afraid of color…absolutely delightful when I visit!!

    • Heather says:

      Thank you Janet for your kind words; I am very happy to be providing inspiration. I was surprised how bold these colours turned out but quite happy with the finished result!

  6. memalagene says:

    This is gorgeous! I love your heat embossed image water coloring technique!

  7. […] posted a card made with this stamp a week or so back but have quite a different look on today’s card. The stamp is flipped around and stamped in […]

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