Thoughts and Prayers

These pretty orchids are another new stamp from Penny Black. This one is called ‘purity’ and it is tall and thin featuring three flowers and a bud. I stamped one flower a second time to fill and balance the left hand side of the panel.

I used the same method I described for a recent floral card inking the flowers with distress inks and markers, spritzing, then stamping on hot pressed watercolour paper. Instead of spritzing water over the stamped image I added dabs of gold paint then pressed the stamp down again to spread the gold into the petals.

To complete the panel I stamped a partial print of the letter background stamp in antique linen distress ink and added some splatter with the same ink. I switched to archival ink for the sentiment to get a bold sharp impression with words from the new PB ‘thoughts and prayers’ set. One of my favourite ways to complete a card or an art journal page is to ‘fill’ with a bit of text. Sometimes I add it at the beginning and stamp over it, other times I added it at the end. To you have some favourite finishing touches?


6 Comments on “Thoughts and Prayers”

  1. nancystiz says:

    Love this and love that stamp. You always do an incredible job complimenting your artwork with a fantastic background too. It may be time for me to give this technique another go. Thanks for the inspiration!

  2. Pat says:

    This looks fabulous Heather and such a pretty PB stamp, and the softly stamped script together with the lovely sentiment works beautifully in the background. x

  3. Karen Jackson says:

    This is a beautiful card Heather. There are no better stamps for me, than PB, and no one uses them to such a good advantage as you. I love the splash of gold.

  4. Stunning coloring of this lovely set of flowers!

  5. Loll says:

    Beautiful! xx

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