Floral Mix

I think I told you my one tulip bloomed already but I was still inspired to stamp more. My many lupins are yet to bloom so the idea of a floral mix card appealed to me. I have teamed up Penny Black’s ‘distinctive, ‘fresh spring’ & ‘sweet sprouts’ stamp on this card.

Once again I worked on hot press watercolour paper with distress inks. I usually spritz the stamp lightly with water before stamping then use a paintbrush to blend the inks or dilute them. The inks I used are listed below; I had seedless preserves as the main colour on the tulips and the highlight colour on the lupins. The technique for this card is featured in my online class Floral Faves which is still on sale for 30% off as part of my Moving Day Sale.

What’s blooming in your garden or neighbourhood right now?


13 Comments on “Floral Mix”

  1. Wow that is just gorgeous! Lovely way of combining them!

  2. Liz Chartrand says:

    Really lovely!

  3. Lois DeRoo says:


  4. Jan Castle says:

    VERY PRETTY Heather!!!! You are a master at watercolor!

  5. Pat says:

    This mix of tulips, lupins and foliage looks really pretty Heather. I haven’t noticed any tulips in bloom yet and as you say it’s a bit early for lupins. The best way here to see them en masse is in the local parks and I think they are beautiful to see at this time of year. x

  6. Patricia Rowe says:

    Love the tulips you have been posting. Only 1 blooming for you?? Just wait. More beauties will show up. We had some white irises that were stunning.
    I bought lots of tulips stamps so I need your ideas.
    Thanks for sharing.

    • Heather says:

      Over the years I think the squirrels have enjoyed the tulips and there is one hardy one left! My irises in the back yard have buds but I think for the second year in a row the ones in the front yard don’t. I forgot to expose the rhizome before winter.

  7. nancystiz says:

    What a beauty this is using that color combination. Love this technique but it’s always a gamble when I try it. The soft colors of the tulip combined with the seedless preserves lupins really caught my eye. I also love the way you combine your stamps to compose a card.

  8. nise says:

    Your colors are pure genius.
    I have seen forsythia, daffodils, tulips and now lily of the valley in my yard, which is just a bit south of Canada. My gardening style tends to be old fashioned and with wild abandon.

    • Heather says:

      Sounds lovely! I have lily of the valley now too and the irises are showing promise. My style tends to be not very careful and hope for the best!

  9. Loll says:

    Gorgeous card Heather. Beautiful mix of flowers and grasses in lovely colours. xx

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