Fresh Country Flowers

Fresh Country Flowers

Hi Creative Friends,

We are so delighted to share this gorgeous card design by the very talented, Heather Telford. She has chosen two Penny Black stamps, Farm Fresh and Letter Background and she has created a thing of true beauty!  Read on what Heather says about this design, then don’t forget to pop over to her blog for oodles more inspiration.


Hello, my creative friends,

Has spring sprung where you live? Maybe autumn is looking lovely outside your window. I think either way this card could depict what you are seeing these days. I chose a yellow and blue color scheme which could mean autumn blooms or new spring flowers. The stamp is from a new Penny Black set, Farm Fresh. The set includes three jugs of flowers; this is the largest one, the other two hold lavender.

I worked on cold press watercolor paper in the MISTI so I could build up color bit by bit. I started by inking the jug in chipped sapphire and bundled sage distress inks. Next, I inked the flowers with wild honey and rusty hinge inks. I blended both the jug and flowers with a paintbrush and water, taking care not to blend the whole image so some of the texture of the stamp showed through. I inked the leaves in Rustic Wilderness.

To add the background I used a post-it note to mask a horizontal line then blended wild honey ink below the mask. I used a bit of rusty hinge ink to add some shadows. Once the ink dried I added water droplets then dabbed them up with a paper towel to leave watermarks.

I moved the post-it mask to expose the top portion of the panel and blended chipped sapphire around the edges. I cut a rough mask to protect the vase of flowers then stamped the letter background stamp also in chipped sapphire. Once again I splattered some water and also some chipped sapphire ink.

To finish the panel I added a bow of twine to the jug and black dots to the flower centers then popped up the panel on a few scraps of cardstock to create a ‘shadow frame’. It is always fun to be here on the Foiled Fox blog and you know I love to share a floral card. Make sure you check out the rest of Penny Black’s new spring florals!


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