Birthday tulips

Are all your tulips gone?  None of mine flowered this year, not even the faithful two that predated our move into this house! I have planted quite a few over the years but I believe they became squirrel lunches. These ones are coloured with zig clean colour real brush pens. I chose an orange and a yellow then coloured some in just orange, one just yellow and a few with a mix of the two pens. The whole image was first stamped in antique linen distress ink which is so good for no-line colouring.

Once again I really enjoyed painting the bucket to give it an aged look with a mix of grey and brown pens. I drew the black centres in after colouring.

To frame the tulips I used two dies, a smaller one from the Waffle Flower A2 layer dies to cut the stamped panel and the other from Waffle Flower additional A2 layers to cut a very narrow green ⅛” mat.

The sentiment is from PB ‘birthday humor’ set but I stamped only part of the phrase and cut it with a die from the PB ‘pocket full’ die set.


6 Comments on “Birthday tulips”

  1. Bonnie says:

    This is a bright and beautiful card, Heather! Love the yellow and orange tulips and the distressed bucket! A bright and sunny look for a rainy day.

  2. Pat says:

    Wow Heather, I just adore this amazing container, beautifully coloured, and then the wonderful tulips, so fresh and prettty. Cutting a matted rectangle just gives it that bit more interest, and finished with a lovely sentiment too. x

  3. Lagene says:

    Beautiful tulips and you paint th most wonderful buckets!

  4. Karen Jackson says:

    Your painting is,as usual, excellent Heather. This is a gorgeous card and I think that the pop of colour from the narrow green mat, actually looks like a frame.

  5. llothianb says:

    Just catching up on email and saw this beauty and as it was shared on my actual birthday I will take it! 😅😘 Kidding of course but I wanted to say hi, hope you are safe and let you know that especially in these crazy times that your cards continue to inspire!

    Cheers, Laura

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