Fresh Spring

Now that May has arrived I feel it is the right time to post tulip cards. My one tulip is blooming and the tulip festival is a week away. I have used the Penny Black ‘fresh spring’ stamp on hot press watercolour paper with distress inks.

Sometimes I stamp then blend with a paintbrush after stamping. This time the blends from a spritz of water on the inked stamp were almost enough without adding anything. I did a little blending on a few tulips and a few leaves but some of the blends just happened so I let them be.

I inked the tulips with wild honey distress ink and added festive berries over the base of the petals with a marker. Same with the leaves but using rustic wilderness with added forest moss for depth and variation. I know the distress markers are discontinued but they are so useful for adding ink selectively I will keep using them ’til they give up! The sentiment is from the PB set ‘special sentiments’.

My friend Jan recently sent me some more floral inspiration pics so I have added the inspiration for today’s card below. Thank you Jan.


4 Comments on “Fresh Spring”

  1. Patricia Rowe says:

    Such cheery colors. I dont see many tulips here. I ordered some stamps so looking forward to working with them.
    Thanks for your details.

  2. Jan Castle says:

    YAY….sunshine in a flower! Beautifully done Heather!
    Paper Hugs,

  3. nancystiz says:

    You painted these so perfectly like the inspiration photo! Love the wonderful color blending on this. What gorgeous tulips your friend sent you. I’ve never seen them in those colors before. Fabulous card!

  4. Pat says:

    These tulips are so bright and beautiful Heather and the colours have mixed together so prettily. I love the photo sent to you by your friend and they look amazing en masse. x

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