Floral Faves giveaway – Bouquet Ballet

This little bouquet is one of my favourites from the recent Penny Black release. With its combination of flowers I thought it was perfect for wrapping up my current giveaway with the Foiled Fox. All you have to do to enter is visit my earlier post or The Foiled Fox post and leave us a comment telling use your favourite flower. We will close the comments on Sunday night and announce two winners next Tuesday.

I’m not absolutely sure what the flowers are in this bouquet, perhaps a hydrangea, a couple of poppies and some little bell shaped flowers. Once again I embossed the outline stamp with platinum powder; it’s so classy, I just keep choosing it. I stamped off the edge twice to get a border design and used Inktense pencils for the watercolouring.

I built up colour on the pink flowers and leaves in layers letting each one dry before adding another. On the blue flower I painted it all pale blue then added dots of the same blue pencil to the centres. I painted around the outside of the bouquets with a mustard pencil and blended it out to nothing with water. I added some fine splatter over the flowers using the same pencils.

Inspired by a beautiful hand lettered sentiment on of Shauna’s recent cards I used a dip pen and wrote the sentiment in gold ink on a strip of co-ordinating cardstock. I splattered some of the same champagne gold gansai tambi ink over the panel before putting the card together with a gold mat and a burgandy card base.


16 Comments on “Floral Faves giveaway – Bouquet Ballet”

  1. mjmarmo says:

    Simply stunning! I love the gold and delicate coloring!

  2. bonklassgmailcom says:

    When I first saw this stamp, I didn’t think I liked it. Well, it’s on my list now! This is just beautiful, Heather! I love how you’ve stamped it in the corners and the colors you chose! Another gorgeous card!

  3. Michele says:

    Absolutely gorgeous!!!

  4. Pat says:

    Beautifully done Heather and the Inktense Pencils have lots of strong pigment and have worked really well. Your hand written sentiment is a lovely touch and love the bit of spattering in the background too. x

  5. helene says:

    Just love this one . Have a great weekend

  6. DIANA Barnes says:

    My favorite flower is the Gerber Daisy. It comes in many colors, is long lasting, and is lovely to paint.

  7. Debrah I Binard says:

    You card is rich and beautiful, as always. The gold and platinum embossing add an antique feel that goes perfectly with the flower images. It is hard to choose only one flower, but this time of year the Pasque Flowers are a delight as they peek through the melting snow.

  8. Denise Bryant says:

    Awesome coloring on this beautiful design!

  9. Angela Jennings says:

    I love your work Heather – so clever and beautiful. And without a doubt my favourite flower is the gardenia. I had them in my wedding bouquet and have always loved their sweet, unmistakable and beautiful scent. And if you look at it closely you’ll see their soft, and velvety thick petals. The lush creamy white flower against its deep green leaf is simply striking and I always know when I’m passing if they’re growing close by because of their exquisite and unique aroma that gently wafts in the air…

  10. Such a beautiful card, Heather! I always love your work and appreciate you sharing your tips, techniques and inspiring us all! Thanks!

  11. memalagene says:

    Gorgeous coloring! Me favorite flower is the Iris.

  12. Teri Smith says:

    Heather, you are right at the top of my favourite cardmaking bloggers. I always look forward with anticipation to seeing your lovely creations, no matter what medium you use. Your card is so beautiful! The platinum embossing powder is perfect in that it doesn’t take ones focus away from those gorgeous flowers you watercoloured, which is my very favourite medium. The soft yellow in the background is perfect. And, to think the sentiment is handwritten – wow! Love the burgundy as it adds such a touch of class somehow. It’s so hard to choose a favourite flower, but I’m going to go with the large poppies. We have some deep red ones & some large delicate pink ones & they are glorious! Can you imagine what they’d be like with a delicate scent? Mmm…. Thanks for sharing your amazing talent with us Heather!

  13. Crafty Violet says:

    Love your card. Beautiful.
    My favourite flower is a toss up between a pink rose and the Star Gazing Lily.

  14. Christelle says:

    Magnifique ! J’aime beaucoup votre carte et toutes vos réalisations. Toutes les fleurs sont belles, ma préférence va aux popies tout de même. Ce tampon est superbe. Merci et bravo pour votre beau travail !

  15. jenscull says:

    This is so beautiful! I am a new follower and so happy to have found your blog! 🙂

  16. Sylvie Renaud says:

    I love all flowers but I think my favourites are peonies for their beauty and fragrance ❤️

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