My tulips are in full bloom, and so I rummaged through my stamp sets and found this beautiful Sketch Tulip Bouquet set to watercolour. I’ve linked all supplies at the end of this post. Compensated affiliate links used where possible at no cost to you.
I started with a piece of Cold Pressed watercolour card and repeatedly stamped the tulip image in Antique Linen Distress Ink, varying the heights of the tulips as I did so. I then pulled out my watercolours and set about determining a colour palette. One of the critical things I think for tulips are their blue/green foliage, and for this, I used Cascade Green – a lovely blue/green paint which separates as it dries giving lovely texture to the colour. For the flowers, I chose bases of Quinacridone Coral, Rose of Ultramarine and Quinacridone Gold.
To give the impression of dimension, I used lots of light layers, building up the depth of colour as I went along. Then once dry I added a few deeper shades with Faber Castell Pencils. Finally, I added a good splatter of white gouache, perfect pearls and Iridescent Gold.
I die cut the panel with a Wonky Rectangle die and then added to a Desert Storm card base with foam adhesive. For the sentiment, I stamped one of the Sketch Tulip Bouquet greetings in clear embossing ink on Slate card and white heat embossed before trimming to a banner and adding with more foam adhesive.
As a final touch, I added a sprinkling of Enchanting sequins.
UPDATE FROM THE GARDEN
As always, nature is my biggest inspiration, and so I’ll leave you with a few photos of the world around me presently, including the tulips from my garden.
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Summary of the project which gives all the views of the card in one photo :D I’d love if you pinned and called by on Pinterest :D