Lilac Roses – a tutorial

lilac roses Heather Telford

The new scented beauty rose stamp from PB is such a pretty stamp. I have tried a variety of mediums and styles with it so far and will share a few different cards at the end of this post. First let’s talk about this card. Can you believe this is my second video this month? I’m hoping to continue this pattern, but I know I’ve said that before.

I am fairly new to tombow dual brush pens; I bought a few for lettering but recently I added to my collection and started using them for stamping as well. They blend nicely with each other and with water on watercolour paper. For this card I only used two colours but managed to vary the intensity of colour by diluting with water. As is often my habit I didn’t think about the sentiment until the end and felt that a stamped sentiment messed up the balance of the design too much. Instead I settled on one of the thinnest die-cut sentiments I have which stretched across the base of the card keeping things balanced left to right but maybe a little bottom heavy!

I used tombow dual brush pens in the video but you could use stamp pads or distress markers for similar results.

Supplies:

Stamps: Scented Beauty (PB)
Dies: Many Thanks
Inks:   Light Olive-126, Dark Plum-679 Dual Brush pens (Tombow)
Cardstock: Fabriano 100% cotton hot pressed watercolour paper, olive green cardstock

Below are a few more cards featuring ‘Scented Beauty’. The technique is similar to that shown in the video but with different mediums. I varied the amount of water added and did not always ink the whole stamp.

orange roses Heather Telford

Supplies:

Stamps: Scented Beauty, Treasured Sentiments (PB)
Inks:   Dried Marigold, Pine Needles distress stain (Ranger)
Cardstock: Fabriano 100% cotton cold pressed watercolour paper,green cardstock

 pink roses Heather Telford

Supplies:

Stamps: Scented Beauty, Treasured Sentiments (PB)
Inks:   Picked raspberry distress marker (Ranger) Versafine onyx black (Tsukineko)
Cardstock: Fabriano 100% cotton cold pressed watercolour paper, black cardstock

apricot roses Heather Telford

Supplies:

Stamps: Scented Beauty, Treasured Sentiments (PB)
Inks:   Mowed Lawn,  Ripe Persimmon, Spiced Marmalade,  Forest Moss, Spun Sugar, Weathered wood distress stains (Ranger)
Cardstock: Fabriano 100% cotton cold pressed watercolour paper, purple cardstock

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Scented Beauty

scented roses Heather Telford

These pretty roses are part of the new release from Penny Black, A Little Bit of Sunshine’. I have played with them several times already trying different colour schemes and mediums. These soft pink and apricot roses were inked with distress stains, one of my favourite and most used techniques. I apply the stains directly to the stamp which means there is generally more liquid on the stamp than necessary but this is what creates the loose painterly style image. Once I have stamped the image I use water and a paintbrush to blend any areas that are too sharp and look out of place with the softer edges.  The leaves were inked with two green stains and the background colour, also a stain, I painted after finishing the roses.

There are a couple more cards made with this stamp on the PB blog here along with details of how to win some stamps from the new release.

Supplies:

Stamps: Scented Beauty (PB)
Inks:   Mowed Lawn,  Dried Marigold,  Forest Moss, Worn Lipstick, Weathered wood distress stains (Ranger)
Cardstock: Fabriano 100% cotton hot pressed watercolour paper, olive green cardstock