Purple Dazzle

I have a quick and easy technique for colouring these tulips so they have a little depth and variation in both petals and leaves. Sometimes I spend quite a bit of time with brushstroke stamps, adding depth bit by bit in a stamp positioner. This time I added all the colour then stamped once.

I inked the tulips with shaded lilac and wilted violet distress inks, just dabs of colour to cover the flower head. The leaves I did with markers, a peeled paint and a pine needles. Then, before stamping I spritzed the stamp with water then stamped on hot pressed watercolour paper. In a few places I blended the inks with a paint brush afterwards but really not much at all. You can still see plenty of white space on the tulips and a little on the leaves.

I kept the whole layout clean with just a sentiment from ‘magical friendship’ stamped in versafine nocturne ink.

To see a totally different look with this stamp click over to a couple of cards I posted last month.



7 Comments on “Purple Dazzle”

  1. Pat says:

    Gorgeous tulips Heather and I love the pairing of purples and greens to give a wonderful overall look with the marker straight to stamp then spritzed, and finished with a lovely sentiment. x

  2. Gorgeous effect, thanks for sharing x

  3. Regine Karpel says:


  4. Karen Jackson says:

    Splendid simplicity Heather.

  5. Liz Chartrand says:

    It’s beautiful Heather! Love it! Liz

    Sent from my iPad


  6. Chantell Labuschagne says:

    Wow I really love all your cards. Not over done but stunning none the less…

  7. Lagene says:

    GORGEOUS! I love how the colors look after spritzing & stamping!

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