If you are a plan ahead – plant ahead person then you might have some seedlings growing somewhere in your house or green house. These are the only seedlings I have at this point but I must say they are looking quite healthy.

This is a digital stamp designed by my daughter and available in her etsy store Echidna Studios. I printed it so that it just fitted on an A2 card front but I think it might be nice to print it larger and feature only one or two pots on a card front with the shoots and leaves coming off the edge of the panel.

I printed on hot pressed watercolour paper and used my Sennelier pan paints for all the colouring. I used a mix of greens for the greenery and a mix of blue and brown for the pots. I really like blue and brown combos these days, something that I wouldn’t have imagined a few years back.

The sentiment is from Simply Graphic’s ‘English Sentiments’ set; I like the handwritten look and the size of the words. I know I could be handwriting a few sentiments myself here and there but I always add the sentiment last and by that time I don’t want to mess up a otherwise completed card with a crooked or uneven sentiment. That being said I think I should try a few handwritten sentiments on upcoming cards…

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7 Comments on “Seedlings”

  1. Marilyn Bailey says:

    Lovely card and the image is just a bit different so it catches one’s eye! Did you daughter draw this image?

  2. Jan Castle says:

    Nicely done Heather! I agree you should try your handwriting on some cards. When in doubt, do the handwriting first, then the art work….OR, do it as a layer.
    Paper Hugs,

  3. Bonnie says:

    This is so fresh and beautiful, Heather! I’m finding that adding a bit of blue to brown and green is very pleasing! I also love the font of the sentiment that has a handwritten look!

  4. Pat says:

    Such a pretty design by your daughter Heather, and beautifully watercoloured by you. I think your handwritten sentiments would look great on cards such as these. x

  5. nancystiz says:

    What a remarkable image and your painting takes it over the top. If I could paint like this I’d give it a try in a heartbeat! I love how neatly you painted those vines. This card is just beautiful!

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