Floral Focus

Hello! I am excited to be sharing this post here and on the Foiled Fox blog today. All this floral beauty is on one stamp from Pink Fresh Studio and it’s called ‘floral focus’. Since it arrived on my work table I’ve tried it with pencil colouring, emboss resist and this Karin brushmarker watercolour technique. I love how bright and summery it looks with these colours.

Floral Focus is a large rubber background stamp and rubber stamps are my favourite to work with. I know transparent stamps are great for placement but rubber stamps seem to hold onto their ink better. I will always have both in my collection but I get a little bit excited when I ink the rubber stamps. I used a stamp positioner for this panel and inked the large pink flowers first with magenta red and henna markers. If I get ink on adjacent areas I just wipe it off before stamping. Once stamped I blended the pink ink to fill the petals and restamped the centres in brown to make them a bit bolder. Next I inked the small flowers and buds with the gold brushmarker, then blended with water. For the leaves and stems I inked with both henna and grass markers to get a muted green rather than a bright green. Finallly I did the twiggy bits with the henna marker.

The large letters are from two Pink Fresh studio alphabet sets, the ‘H’ is from Lea’s Ornate uppercase set and the rest of the word from the Heather lowercase set. I stamped several times in versafine vintage sepia then embossed in clear powder for a glossy finish.

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7 Comments on “Floral Focus”

  1. cakewizzardhotmailcom says:

    I would never have thought this card was painted with watercolour brushes on the stamp. Looks like it took hours of careful painting.
    You are Amazing.

  2. Karen Jackson says:

    What a lovely, bright, cheerful, uplifting card Heather; watercoloured in your own style.

  3. nancystiz says:

    This is so well done! Only you could watercolor like this and maintain the lines in the stamps! I love how vibrant this is. Incredible work once again!

  4. Pat says:

    How bright and beautiful Heather and I love the colours you have used with this Pink Fresh Studio floral stamp using the markers with the straight to stamp technique and then filling in the areas with the colour and finished perfectly with the large stamped and embossed letters. A gorgeous card. x

  5. Marisela Delgado says:

    Girl, you rocked this card! Holey moley! Warm hugs from San Antonio, Texas.

  6. Loll says:

    STUNNING card Heather! LOVE how bright and happy the colours are. Gorgeous stamp and sentiment stamps. I agree with you about rubber … they make the best impressions. xx

  7. […] week I shared a card featuring the Pinkfresh Studio background stamp, ‘floral focus‘ watercoloured with Karin Markers. Today I have another card with the same stamp but pencil […]

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