This bunch of tulips is called ‘splendiferous’ which sums up their elegance well I think. ‘Splendiferous’ does sound a little bit like a made up word so I had to look it up and check. It is in fact a real word a bit like fantabulous, also a real word. I stamped these splendiferous tulips in nocturne versafine clair ink then coloured them with Arteza real brush pens. I posted a video a few days ago about the real brush pens, here’s the link if you’d like to see me trying them out on my favourite watercolour techniques.

I blended the colouring with water after stamping them with versafine, a waterproof ink. Even though the petals have quite a variation of pink tones it was all done with one real brush pen, the blush red, from the 96 set. I coloured near the base of the petals or edges in shadow then blended the colour with water to fill the petal. I tried to work one petal at a time so the depth of colour in one section would not spread into an area I wanted lighter.

The leaves are also coloured with only one brush pen, emerald green. Once again I blended with water to get the variation of colour. The sentiment from ‘magical friendship’ is a lovely one and is stamped in versafine crimson red. To finish the card I matted in red and attach to a cream card base. I mentioned the other day that Arteza provided a discount code for my readers to use and then I forgot to provide it!! It is HeatherTelford1 and is worth 10% off. Arteza is also hosting a giveaway right now, you can find out how it works on their youtube channel.

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7 Comments on “Splendiferous”

  1. Lagene says:

    Simply GORGEOUS cas! I initially thought splendiferous was a made up word too, haha.

  2. PaperMorePaper says:

    Heather, your talent at just “blend with water” is one we all wish we had! These tulips are gorgeous, a perfect model for our efforts. Thank you again for sharing your process in such detail. Be well!

    • Heather says:

      Thank you, I’m glad you enjoy my posts, I am amazed that these tulips used only two pens, makes it easier that’s for sure. Hope you are well too.

  3. Mac Mable says:

    I am always hugely inspired your posts Heather…you are so talented and creative x. What a beautiful card with great water colouring and with only one red and one green….It sure is a Splendiferous card x.

  4. Bonnie says:

    Wow! You’ve done this tulips wonderfully, Heather! What wonderful rich color and beautiful blending! Another masterpiece, my friend!

  5. Pat says:

    So beautiful Heather and those fabulous watercoloured tulips really jump off the paper. x

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