Three colours – Bouquet Ballet

Above is the second of my three colour cards painted with only ost blue, sandstone and lemon brusho. The first card displayed some of the texture and blending which is easily achieved with brusho, in this card it is easier to see the three basic colours plus a couple of the colours I mixed myself. As with the first card I mixed the brusho powders with water in a palette but for this card didn’t sprinkle any brusho directly on the watercolour panel.

The PB bouquet ballet stamp is stamped in black ink on cold pressed watercolour paper; I used a stamp positioner as cold pressed watercolour paper has texture which prevents me from getting a perfect impression first go. The small poppy is painted in lemon brusho, the large flower with sandstone and the multi-headed flower in ost blue. On each one I dropped in more colour for extra depth. The small trumpet shaped flowers to the right are also painted in ost blue but a diluted coat. The stems and leaves are painted in a mix of blue and lemon. The centre of the flowers I painted in brown which was a mix of blue and sandstone brusho. I did use a black marker to colour the little flower centre thingies, but we are not going to count black as a fourth colour!

Happily I found a blue cardstock in my stash to create a sentiment strip and a frame. I embossed the sentiment from MFT fluttering friends in gold powder and popped it up over the panel. The frame is cut using PB square frames and glued on using on point glue because of the tiny tip on the glue bottle. I have one more card to show you in this miniseries and I think it might be my favourite. Check back soon.


12 Comments on “Three colours – Bouquet Ballet”

  1. Tish rowe says:

    Stunning and spring like.
    On sad note, I pray that those you love in Australia are safe.

  2. littledebbie4 says:


  3. Pat says:

    I love your restricted palette Heather which works beautifully on these pretty flowers and the gold on blue sentiment and blue frame complement it perfectly. x

  4. cakewizzardhotmailcom says:

    Hope all is well with your friends and family in Australia.
    Could you recommend a substitute for sandstone in the Brushos, it’s not one I have.
    Thank you

    • Heather says:

      Thank you for asking about my family and friends in Australia. They are safe but of course very concerned about the fire situation.
      I would say that sandstone is a cross between gamboge and light brown, so mixing those two might give you something similar. One reason I like it is because it displays a range of colours when you add water.

  5. Lagene says:

    Gorgeous creation, love the 3 color combo! I also love the blue frame, Perfect!

  6. Clelie says:

    Exquisite!..Wow, the shading in the leaves is amazing! I love the deep blue frame and sentiment strip. I forget I can put the powders in a palette and appreciate the inspiration and reminder. 😀 Did you work in small sections?…I see no ‘bleed over’. It is just gorgeous and I cannot wait to see your third offering! ♥

  7. Robyn Oliver says:

    Gorgeous card Heather, fabulous Brushos colour combination and beautifully water coloured

  8. Karen Jackson says:

    Another gorgeous card Heather. The bouquet colours are stunning, made more so by the space around them. I also love the blue PB frame.

  9. Janice Pignanelli says:

    So pretty!

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