Simple Delight

The colour scheme you see above is one of my favourites; I love pinks and blues and combinations of pink and blue. I also like green way more than I used to especially when paired with blue. I am talking about more than art and cardmaking; the clothes in my closet are blue, pink, burgandy, navy, white and combinations of the above!

I used Karin brushmarkers to both stamp and colour this panel featuring the PB ‘delight’ stamp; it’s a technique I often use and one that I teach in my new online class, Floral Faves. At the risk of boring you I am going to keep talking about my new class because I am very excited about it and very busy getting ready to launch it.

I used the following markers; magenta, lush green, henna, lilac, black, royal blue varying the greens with the help of the ‘henna’ marker to add more yellow tone. The stamp is a large one but I extended the edge of the ground even more with a few dots and dashes of green marker blended underneath with water. I kept this card design very clean with plenty of white space, the only added texture being the subtle border of the painted panel over a slightly larger card base in the same colour. I just felt the pretty colours were enough. To see a different look with the same stamp check out this card.


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7 Comments on “Simple Delight”

  1. johanna beebe says:

    Beautiful pic ! Especially like using burgundy in the colors

    Sent from my iPhone

  2. nancystiz says:

    This is so striking with your color choices as well as the highlights in your painting. Love the white background, truly showcasing the artwork. Beautifully done!

  3. Janet S. says:

    I can just hear the bees buzzing! Your combination of colors is perfect! Love how the white space balances and makes the colors pop! Wow!!

  4. Loll says:

    Gorgeous colouring of this sweet image, Heather. LOVE pink too … looks amazing with the blue. xx

  5. Bonnie says:

    I wish I was there with you too, Heather! Love how you’ve colored this beautiful garden!

  6. Pat says:

    Perfect Heather, and seemingly simple but you could so easily have got a splash of ink on the background but it is pristine and the colours look great together. x

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