Grateful for all you’ve done

Thank you to all who joined in last week and shared what they are thankful for. It was a privilege to read your comments and to know so many of you are grateful for family, friends, our faithful God, health, safety and the joy of this hobby we share. The Foiled Fox and I are leaving the comments open on our posts from last week so you can still share what you are thankful for and be entered in the giveaway.

I 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 versafine clair nocturne on hot pressed watercolour paper. I painted with brusho paints and used only three colours: rose red, gamboge and olive green. The brown leaf is a mix of olive green and rose red. The blue background is painted with stormy sky distress stain.

I matted the panel in navy and attached it to a white card base.


Stamps: grateful for everything, kindhearted (C&9th)
Inks: versafine clair nocturne & stormy sky distress stain
Paint: brusho rose red, gamboge, olive green

Paper: hot pressed watercolour paper, navy cardstock, neenah natural white

8 Comments on “Grateful for all you’ve done”

  1. bonklassgmailcom says:

    I loved the first card you did with this stamp, Heather, but I think this is my new favorite! A good reminder that a few colors of paint or ink are all we need to created many beautiful colors! I love how the dark blue wash sets the flowers off so beautifully!

  2. Pat says:

    Such beautiful flowers and love the colours of Brushos you have used Heather, and wonderful watercolouring as usual. x

  3. memalagene says:

    Your painting is GORGEOUS! I am amazed you only used 3 colors! I am thankful for God and the freedom to worship!

  4. Marian says:

    Hi Heather. I just love this stamp. As soon as I opened your post I recognized it as the stamp you had used last week. They are both so beautiful and look entirely different. Would certainly be hard to pick which one I liked the most.

  5. Heidi says:

    Very beautiful. I do like the colors of the flowers and how they pop with the darker background.

  6. Clelie says:

    This is ‘Oh, so beautiful’! I keep trying…and I don’t intend to give up…but I would love a tutorial on laying the background down. I have tried thirsty brushes/ wet brushes/ light washes and wet on wet techniques. My backgrounds look blotchy and construed! Oh, HOW THANKFUL I AM TO GLEAN FROM YOUR GENEROUS TALENT! (Any tips? 😀 )♥

    • Heather says:

      Thank you Clelie. I will try and do a tutorial that includes the background colour. I’m finishing one up this weekend with another technique I promised you months back but it doesn’t have background painting. Sometimes my backgrounds look blotchy in real life and the camera makes them look better! Other times it’s the opposite. One tip is to use an ink or watercolour paint that is happy to keep moving as you add more water, some just soak straight into the paper and don’t want to blend at all making things blotchy. Distress inks/stains are usually good at continuing to move as you add more colour and water.

  7. Denise Bryant says:

    Gorgeous card!

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