Meadow blossoms gone tropical

I am over on the Foiled Fox blog today sharing these pretty flowers from Concord & 9th and some no-line watercolour. Make sure you head over there for more details, then take a little stroll through the inspiration on their blog.

It wasn’t my intention to create a tropical looking card but that is absolutely what happened wouldn’t you agree? I chose three colours, geranium pink and alizarine pink from my set of Peerless watercolours and sea blue from my Inktense pencil set. All three colours ended up being bolder than I expected. I stamped flowers from the C&9th ‘meadow blossoms’ set in Gina K’s amalgam ink, ‘barely there’ which is a pale buttery colour, great for no-line watercolour.

There are various methods for no-line watercolour; here I  painted water on each petal first then dropped in a little geranium pink at one end of the petal and alizarine pink at the other then blended the two. The leaves I did by colouring one end of each leaf with the inktense pencil before blending blue into the whole leaf. I also used an inktense yellow, to fill the flower centres and a pink to add veins to the petals after painting. I added little black dots to the flowers with a fine tip pen

I embossed the sentiment from the same C&9 set and did some die cutting with nesting circles to add a little interest with a co-ordinating blue cardstock. I hope you enjoyed this little taste of the tropics; as I write this post it is snowing outside. Yep, a little April snow, just to keep us guessing.

As always I love connecting with you in the comments below or over on the Foiled Fox blog.


9 Comments on “Meadow blossoms gone tropical”

  1. Renee walker says:

    I so appreciate you ideas. I have a similar style and love watercolor and florals. Need some additional masculine card ideas.

    So appreciate your inspiration!

    • Heather says:

      Thank you Renee for getting in touch with such encouraging words. I agree, I need some additional masculine card ideas too. I will keep that in mind as I plan and create. Take care.

  2. Char says:

    Once again you had me looking at stamps through a different lens. I love the idea of using flower stamps as if they were in a different setting. Now I am thinking of peachy tulips, purple cosmos, and glittery anything. Thank you for the ongoing inspiration.

  3. Donna M Shelton says:

    This is so pretty! The blue and white remind me of Holland and the flowers almost look like tulips.I love it.

  4. Pat says:

    Such a pretty look Heather and the coral coloured flowers look fantastic with the rich blue leaves, and the die cut circle really adds another dimension. x

  5. Bonnie says:

    Beautiful and bright, Heather! A wonderful lift for a dreary day!

  6. Karen Jackson says:

    This beautiful card is both tropical and dramatic. The circle just emphasises the sentiment. It’s a joy.

  7. Rashi Singh says:

    So beautiful and refreshing!

  8. Lagene says:

    GORGEOUS, I love how the circle frame highlights the sentiment portion!

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