Fall floral

I still have a few flowers in my garden but it’s getting sparse in out there. The leaves have started falling but not with any real commitment yet. I chose an autumn colour scheme and kept my paint choices to a minimum. I used brusho ost blue, yellow and crimson brusho and did some mixing to get all the variation you see in the card.

I stamped the large floral image from the PB set ‘radiant’ in antique linen distress ink. It’s a pale water soluble ink which is perfect for watercolouring. I used a palette with my brusho paints for this card, dropping some brusho into a well then adding water. As I was using a circular palette I left spaces between the crimson, yellow and ost blue paint so I could create mixed colours in the spaces. I painted the small flowers yellow first then while the paint was wet dropped some orange (mixed from crimson and yellow brusho) onto the petals to show detail and shadow. The large flower is painted in a dark mixed orange. The leaves are painted with greens mixed from yellow and ost blue. The stamp set includes solid flower centres to be stamped after painting. I used the large one in the large flower but couldn’t find the smaller one so I dotted black ink with a marker. Later my dad found that tiny missing stamp which made me happy.

The sentiment is from the perspective set; I only inked part of it to get the exact wording I wanted. To finish off I matted with a rust cardstock and attached to a natural white card base.

Enjoy your weekend. Happy Thanksgiving, my Canadian friends.


Stamps: radiant 30-481 (PB), perspective 30-460
Inks: antique linen distress ink, versafine clair nocturne ink
Paper: cold pressed watercolour paper, neenah natural white, rust cardstock
Paint: Brusho

15 Comments on “Fall floral”

  1. Beautiful! I love this stamp set and this technique! Thank you for reminding me to use it!

  2. Jan Pignanelli says:

    What a cheerful card! Great for generic panels waiting for any fall occasion–and beautifully done! I ve been looking closer at that set, too…..

  3. creatingincolors says:

    Another beauty, Heather! You make me want to pull out that stamp set and get painting!

  4. Hema says:

    Heather , your cards are always so beautiful and serene. I loved the card you posted yesterday with the water colored trees.

  5. Marian says:

    Heather – this is so beautiful. I love the colours you selected. You always make it look so easy.

    • Heather says:

      Thank you Marian, I’m glad you like it. To be honest this one did take a while. I was testing it out as a class project but it was too time consuming.

  6. Lynn leduc says:

    Beautiful card

  7. Pat says:

    What a fabulous array of flowers and love the use of Brushos to watercolour with Heather, and the mix of bluey and yellowy greens for the different leaves works so well, also love the orangy red with the yellow for the flowers, so bright and pretty, and the black centres look great. x

  8. Clelie says:

    Gorgeous…so beautifully done (and I have been working on this technique…). Did you ‘outline the image’ after your painting was done or did the Distress Antique Linen ‘survive’ watercoloring? I see the veining in the leaves and the faint border…which I completely lose. I love what you have done here and it has helped ‘set aside my frustration’ and resolve to ‘carry on!’ You are so wonderful to inspire and bless us all with your wonderful work! ♥♥♥

  9. bonklassgmailcom says:

    Wonderful dimension in those flowers,Heather. A beautiful fall bouquet!

  10. memalagene says:

    Beautiful! I love that your Dad found your missing center stamp…I need someone to search for some of my missing craft room items!

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