Nature’s glory

This artistic spray of flowers is a new brushstroke stamp from Penny Black called ‘nature’s glory’. As you can see it is big enough to fill a 4 ¼” x 5 ½” card front but you could use just a part of it for a smaller panel. I like the way it curves leaving me an obvious place for a sentiment. I think I’ve mentioned before I don’t always think about sentiment placement in advance so the shape of this stamp helped me out.

I stamped on hot pressed watercolour paper using a stamp positioner to enable me to build up colour and detail. I used a combination of Papertrey ink cubes and distress markers to ink sections of the stamp. I started with the harvest gold ink cube for the flowers, scarlet jewel for the berries and a few flowers and ocean tides for the leaves. I spritzed the stamp very lightly before stamping on the panel. Some of the leaves ended up with petal colours on them, some flowers ended up with a bit of blue-green and the red of the berries bled into the leaves also. To add a bit more definition to a few of the berries and flowers I switched to distress markers to ink brown centres in the flowers, green on a stem or two and orange on a couple of petals. Once again I spritzed the stamp lightly before stamping so the extra ink would blend on the stamp before hitting the paper.

The sentiment, from the new PB sentiment set ‘magical friendship’ is stamped in versafine clair ‘misty morning’ and the whole panel popped up on a piece of foam.

Thanks for dropping by.


8 Comments on “Nature’s glory”

  1. Connie says:

    Beautiful card.

  2. Karen Jackson says:

    I just love this card Heather. I love the image, love your colouring, as always and love the sentiment. It is altogether wonderful.

  3. Heidi says:

    This is stunningly beautiful!

  4. Karen M. says:

    Love the card. My best friend just moved to another state and this would be perfect. I am going to order the stamp and the sentiment. Thank you.

  5. Lagene says:

    Gorgeous, I love the variation of the colors within each flower!

  6. Jacqueline H. Groff says:

    Beautiful watercoloring. Love the card..

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