Red Tulips

I have planted quite a few tulips in our garden over the years and over 100 daffodils. Sadly I do not get to see that many when spring rolls around. I believe the squirrels dine out on the tulips; I’m not sure if they eat the daffodils too. I do get a few red tulips each year which have been blooming ever since we moved here so I can’t take any credit for keeping them alive!

I stamped this lovely outline stamp on hot pressed watercolour paper and coloured it with peerless watercolour paints. The deckled edge is left when I cut up the large sheets of watercolour paper I buy. Sometimes it makes a nice design detail.

I used a hand lettered sentiment tied on with some hemp twine and framed it all in red to make the tulips pop.


Stamps: Tulip Queue (PB)
Dies: gift card pocket set (PB)
Inks:    versafine onyx black (Tsukineko) Dr Ph Martins bleedproof white
Cardstock:   fabriano hot pressed watercolour paper, red and black cardstock

Happy Day Tulips

I am back with another spring card for the March CAS Watercolour challenge. There are new projects from the design team also so head over and check them out here: CAS Watercolour March reminder

I used tulips on my first card for the challenge and here I am back again with another tulip card but the look is different. I stamped the image in versafine onyx black ink on hot pressed watercolour then used Peerless watercolour paints to fill the scene. I wasn’t overly careful to stay inside the lines or even fill the shapes. When all the tulips and leaves were dry I added some aqua paint all around then keeping the watermarks as part of the design to suggest clouds. I did a little stamp surgery to create a shorter sentiment from one of the ‘happy thoughts’ stamps.

I hope you will check out the cards the design team made and also the entries in the challenge so far. Then I know you will be so inspired you will add one of your own ‘spring’ cards.


Stamps: Tulip Queue, Happy Thoughts (PB)
Inks:    versafine onyx black (Tsukineko)
Cardstock:   fabriano hot pressed watercolour paper