Rose garden

I am hanging out on the Foiled Fox blog today with some new Penny Black floral loveliness along with some new to me inktensity!

I have been trying out some inktense pencils lately. Friends have raved about them and Shauna from the Foiled Fox loves them and kindly sent me some to try. Inktense pencils and blocks are permanent once dry so it is possible to blend then add another layer without diluting the first layer. Some watercolours are not permanent so they blend with subsequent layers applied. I was happy to see how easy it is to ‘paint’ with these pencils.

I stamped the roses on cold pressed watercolour paper in versafine clair nocturne ink. I picked out four inktense pencils in red/pink tones and painted each rose in one colour starting with a pale wash then gradually adding more of the same color to build up shadows around the petals.I painted the leaves in green again adding a second layer for extra depth. The planter pot is painted with charcoal grey and bark inktense pencils. I was rather happy with the combination of these colours which I chose randomly. I wanted the planter to look a bit like galvanised iron.
To create the look of wood paneling in the background I ruled some lines with the charcoal inktense pencil then blended the lines with a paintbrush and water. To ground the tub of roses I ruled some lines to look like a table or bench and again blended between the lines and painted shadow around the planter.
To finish off the card I added a sentiment from the new ‘PB ‘grateful sentiments’ set in  nocturne ink. I love sets like this one; there are two large words then a whole bunch of phrases that co-ordinate. So many options!

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7 Comments on “Rose garden”

  1. Pat says:

    This is such a pretty PB image Heather and beautifully coloured by you using the Inktense pencils. I love the way you have added the background too. I haven’t used these but have thought about getting a set, but so far have resisted, but I can see that the colours work well together and the pigment is strong as the name suggests. Perhaps when you have time you could do a You Tube video or similar so we can see how they work from your perspective, which would be great. x

  2. creatingincolors says:

    This is beautiful! I love the Penny Black image, plus your background, and how you painted it all using Inktense pencils – great results.

  3. papermorepaper says:

    Heather, the dimension in this card made me look twice to confirm it was flat! Its floral coloring is your usual Fabulous but the background on this card is truly stellar.

  4. Heather I always look forward to seeing your card creations on Foiled Fox. Then I come to your site & see what other incredible cards you’ve made. This card is beyond beautiful. The background in its simplicity is perfect & your container really does have that shabby metal look to it. Then, of course, there are those gorgeous roses! Penny Black stamps are wonderful & you bring them to life.

  5. Gorgeous, love the background you made with it too!

  6. Janice Pignanelli says:

    What skills you have, Heather! Your explanation has encouraged me to try to make that background. I have Intense pencils and a different PB potted roses image to work with. Love all of your cards!


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