April in Paris

Roses in Paris Heather Telford

It would be nice to be in Paris in April don’t you think? Especially if, as this stamp suggests, spring would be well and truly sprung with roses blooming all around. This panel is another of my watery painting experiments where I let the colour go outside the lines and bleed where it wanted to. Once again I used Memento markers to ink the stamp then added water and more ink from the markers as I filled the roses with colour. I added the background blue last by painting some tumbled glass distress stain in the spaces.

The sentiment is a stacked die cut from the ‘for you’ set. I stacked two dark green on top of each other and then tucked a cream one slightly offset underneath to help the green stand out from all the busy flowers underneath. I matted in both green and deep red then attached it all to a cream card base. More than the usual number of layers for me but I think it works.


Stamps:  April in Paris (PB)
Creative Dies: For You (PB)
Inks: Memento Rhubarb Stalk, Northern pine, Potter’s Clay, Rich Cocoa markers  (Tsukineko) Broken China distress stain (Ranger)
Cardstock: Fabriano 100% cotton hot pressed watercolour paper, Neenah Natural White cardstock, red and green cardstock