Daisy Sunshine

Last week I asked what your favourite floral stamp was and several people mentioned PB ‘dancing daisies‘. That was all the motivation I needed to get it inked up. I used the same technique for today’s card as I did for a recent lilac card. I inked the stamp with three ink colours (listed below), spritzed and stamped on hot pressed watercolour paper. Without re-inking I spritzed the stamp again and stamped another print then another spritz, another pale watery print. I dried the panel a little then dipped it in a bucket of water. The result was the background you see in pale colours.

I made sure the panel was totally dry before putting it in a stamp positioner to do a bold focal print. I used the same colours berry sorbet for petals, orange zest for centre and prairie grass for leaves and stems. I stamped a second time adding aged mahogany shadows on the flower centre and abandoned coral definition on the petals. I did some blending with a paint brush but not on all the stamping.

I finished the panel with a sentiment from PB ‘thinking of you’ in acorn versafine clair ink. I’m glad to have been reminded about dancing daisies; it’s a lovely stamp which I’ve used a few times over the years.


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11 Comments on “Daisy Sunshine”

  1. You touch heart, this stamp is my drawing…!!! Beautiful done Heather. I love your card !

  2. Donna Taylor says:

    Thank you Heather again for providing such detailed and simple to follow creation process. Your work is so inspiring and well done, it really makes me want to emulate your technique.

    *** Just Beautiful! ***

  3. Ellibelle says:

    So beautiful! I need to ink this stamp up ASAP! Love your choice of colors!

  4. Pat says:

    The daisies, like coneflowers look fabulous in these strong colours Heather, and the idea of immersing the panel in water to take a lot of the colour away leaves a wonderful print background. I love the brown stamped sentiment to finish too. x

  5. Bonnie says:

    What an interesting technique, Heather! One I’d like to try! They make such a pretty background for the bold colored flowers!

  6. Karen Jackson says:

    What a bold, uplifting card this is Heather. i love the colours and have never heard of this brave technique of dipping the card in water. However, it has worked perfectly. Maybe I will summon the courage to try it for myself. 🙂

  7. Karen Jackson says:

    I have just gone to look at the previous Lilac & Fern card and that. too, is stunning. What a great technique.

  8. nancystiz says:

    You did a remarkable job on this stamp. I have used it but had to resort to pencils since I kept losing petal definition. You maintained it beautifully! I’m in awe that you get such great shading with that technique!

  9. This is beautiful! Love the technique. xxx

  10. Loll says:

    Love that soft background Heather. What a lovely background to show off the beautiful and bright stamped flowers. I have this stamp but don’t think I have used it. Shame on me! Amazing inspiration!! xx

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