At Grace

These lovely magnolias are part of the new ‘Timeless’ release from Penny Black. The stamp is quite a large one but I have stamped twice on this panel to cover most of the card front. I used my stamp positioner so I could build up the colour in the petals step by step.

I started by stamping the whole stamp in scattered straw distress ink on hot pressed watercolour paper. While in the positioner I used dried marigold, carved pumpkin, spiced marmalade and rusty hinge inks or markers to gradually add darker colours on the flowers to create depth and shadow. I painted over some of the petals to soften the blends then moved on to stamp the leaves and stems in forest moss stain. Finally I inked the centre of the flowers with a black soot marker to stamp the patterned section.

Before stamping the sentiment from the new ‘sentiment stamp set’ in versafine clair nocturne ink I splattered some green and orange ink over the panel.

I am thoroughly enjoying reading what your favourite flowers are. Thank you for participating in the giveaway: it is still open so pop over to my previous post if you haven’t entered yet.


5 Comments on “At Grace”

  1. Pat says:

    Such pretty cream through peach to bright orange shades for these beautiful flowers Heather, and the strong green complements it all so well, and the way you have done the centres of the flowers is really eye catching and a great sentiment and some spattering to finish. x

  2. bhholcombe says:

    This is so beautiful! Thanks so much for the inspiration!

  3. Verna Angerhofer says:

    This is so very gorgeous! Wonderful colors and so pleasing to the eye the way you colored them.

  4. memalagene says:

    This is beautiful!

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