Floral corners

Today’s card features two new brushstroke stamps from Penny Black. The pink flowers in two corners of my panel are from a vase + flowers set called ‘painter’s vase’. I just used the flower stamp but there is a vase stamp I’ll use another day.

I used my stamp positioning tool (MISTI) and placed the flower stamp overlapping one corner of the hot pressed watercolour panel. I stamped the whole image in worn lipstick distress ink knowing the forest moss ink would be bold enough to cover the pink later. Without moving stamp or panel I inked centres and edges of the flowers with candied apple distress ink, stamped then blended the two pinks with water. I then added black soot ink to the flower centres, stamped and let the panel dry. I coloured in the flower centres with a sun yellow inktense pencil and shaded some of the flower centres and edges with poppy red. Then I flipped the panel 180° and repeated the whole process.

To add a background I had to mask the flowers so I stamped them on masking paper, cut them out and covered my completed corners while I stamped ‘a floral twist‘ stamp in weathered wood distress ink and added a few splatters too. All that was left was to add a sentiment; I decided on something small from ‘grateful sentiments’ on a little die cut label with the edges sponged in worn lipstick ink.

Thanks for dropping by today; it is great to be blogging with a bit of regularity again.


10 Comments on “Floral corners”

  1. Gorgeous card Heather, I love those flowers, so pretty 🙂

  2. Mimi Hadi-Kho says:

    These flowers are really pretty Heather. Definitely a must for the class.

  3. bonklassgmailcom says:

    You have achieved such beautiful depth and dimension on these flowers, Heather! I love that watery background too!

  4. Lynn Leduc says:

    Beautiful picture. I would love to paint like that.

  5. Carolyn L says:

    Must remember this lovely half-tone background stamp perfectly balanced under the vivid focal. Now if only we could get around the masking……

  6. Pat says:

    The red is so beautifully bright against the softer grey background Heather, and the masking has worked well as the background looks perfect, and a great sentiment too. x

  7. Sherry says:

    Such a beautiful card!

  8. Christine says:

    Gorgeous colours and design. Great card!

  9. memalagene says:

    Gorgeous creation, love the layout for your stamping!

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