Farm Fresh floral

I’m having ‘fun with the Foiled Fox‘ today so I am chatting about this card over on their blog too! I posted a card the other day featuring two sweet jugs of lavender. The jugs were two separate stamps from the new PB ‘farm fresh’ set; this is the third and largest stamp from the set. I’m not sure what kind of flowers they are but that never really stops me from inking the stamp with whatever colours I choose.

I worked in the stamp positioner on cold press watercolour paper for a little texture. Starting with the jug I inked it with chipped sapphire and bundled sage distress inks. After stamping I inked the flowers with wild honey and rusty hinge inks, spritzed the stamp with water then stamped a slightly blurred and blended impression. The leaves and stems are stamped in rustic wilderness ink which is such a lovely green; it is giving forest moss some competition as my favourite green distress ink. To add a little definition to the flower centres I drew some black dots.

I stamped the jug of flowers on a post-it note and cut it out so I could mask the whole image while working on the background. I also masked across the panel so I could blend wild honey ink to represent a table or shelf and chipped sapphire ink with the ‘letter background’ stamp to represent the wall. To finish off I added a tiny bow to the jug. Make sure you visit the Foiled Fox blog and online store to see all the beauty and goodies they are sharing over there.

In other news I am teaching the second episode of Art Journal Adventure on Saturday March 26, Friday April 1 and Saturday April 2. There are a few spaces left if you’d like to join me at Crop A While, here in Ottawa. Each ‘episode’ is a stand alone workshop so there is no problem jumping into episode 2! Last month our journal page was a wintry scene; this time we are using watercolour techniques to go all green and leafy! For more information or to register visit the Crop A While website.

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4 Comments on “Farm Fresh floral”

  1. Pat says:

    A fabulous vase of flowers Heather, and I love the complementary colours of the orange flowers and the blue jug and blue script with added blue and also the yellow under the vase, done in a softer way to allow the flowers to take centre stage..the little rustic bow is perfect too. The way you tackle watercolour is always so beautiful..slightly blurred edges but not so much that the outline and shapes get lost. A gorgeous card! x

  2. nancystiz says:

    Beautifully done! I”m always fascinated by your use of color and color combinations and of course your incredible watercoloring! What wonderful blending on the flowers and love the fresh feeling of spring when I look at this!

  3. Karen Jackson says:

    Beautiful work Heather. Such a cheerful card.

  4. Lagene says:

    BEAUTIFUL creation!


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