Garden Variety

I’m enjoying having new flowers to arrange, stamp-wise, that is. Penny Black’s new ‘Daydream collection has some lovely floral stamps including the ‘garden variety’ I’ve used for today’s card alongside ‘fresh fern’, another new one. I used distress inks and markers to ink the stamps; I generally pick at least two colours for the flowers and two colours for the foliage then give the stamp a spritz so the inks begin to blend.

Once I’ve stamped the images I decide whether to blend further with a paint brush and water, for this card I kept it minimal but sometimes I do more blending for a looser watery look. I stamped the ferns after the flowers which required some partial stamping and as well as a little masking to make the ferns appear to be behind.

I finished the panel off with splatter then stamped a sentiment and stacked it up on three layers. I have an art journal page in process with the ‘garden variety’ stamp which I will hopefully finish and share with you next week.

Have a great day; thanks for spending some of it here on the blog with me.

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7 Comments on “Garden Variety”

  1. macarisms says:

    Happy Birthday!!

    Dave

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    Dave McDonald

    Salt Community Church Pastor PO Box 21 Bonny Hills NSW 2445 0419 557 775

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  2. Bonnie says:

    This is beautiful, Heather! I love the flowers and how the ferns add wonderful contrast! Great job of masking and arrangement of your “garden”!

  3. nancystiz says:

    It’s not just your incredible art work that draws me in but also your composition. Love the way you mix stamp sets. This has such a beautiful watercolor look to it.

  4. Pat says:

    The ferns are beautiful mixed in with the really pretty flowers Heather and love the colours and just a perfect amount of spritzing to bring the colours together. A gorgeous card. x

  5. […] when I was making a card with the new Penny Black stamps, ‘garden variety’ and ‘fresh fern’ I also began an art journal page. I […]

  6. Ellie Knol says:

    I wantrd to say this as well, so borrowed the words from Bonnie 🙂 “This is beautiful, Heather! I love the flowers and how the ferns add wonderful contrast! Great job of masking and arrangement of your “garden”! ” It is spectacular, so, so beautiful!!


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