One stamp 3 ways – Hero Arts Fuschia

I can’t help it, now that I’m no longer afraid to use my colour pencils or watercolour, I just can’t stop colouring my flower stamps that were beckoning at me for so long to play with them. So this is not going to be the last of what I will now call, my “2017 Flower cards”! In this post I’m going to show off share different techniques to colour these beautiful Fuschias from Hero Arts layering stamp set, with the sentiments from the Hero Arts Birthday Messages set (I just LOVE this stamp set), so this is going to be a VERY photo heavy post!

freesia primacolor

For this card, I used Prisamacolor pencils to colour the flowers. I started out by first stamping the stem in Momento “New Sprout” and the flowers in “Angel Pink”. I find using these tear drop inks for no line colouring is great as they leave only a very soft colour, which provides just a hint of an outline and background to your stamped image that can be easily coloured over.

freesia cu

I then started colouring with soft strokes to build the layers of colours. I tried to add the shading in the right place to give some perspective but I must say I had a hard time figuring out how the petals could defy gravity and stay upwards…! To blend in the colours I used a colourless pencil over all the flowers.  The sentiment was stamped with Versafine black ink and I threw in a few sequins. The panel was cut with My Favourite Things scallop rectangle die and I added foam tape to prop it up on the Hero Arts card base.

So just a simple card that will be playing at:

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge – Happy Birthday

HLS CAS Challenge – My 2nd entry for their Blend theme

Inkspirational Challenge – Spring

Seize the Birthday – I chose not to go with the optional topping of Vellum

For the 2nd card, I used my Misti to stamp the stem with Versafine Onxy black, and then the flowers, first with Momento Lulu Lavendar and then Versafine Imperial purple on the top.  This layering set has so many options and I tried to show them by stamping each flower differently and also not really stamping some parts fully to add a little interest. I also added a little sparkle to the stamens using my Sakura gelly roll pen.

fuschia b&p

The sentiment was stamped twice, first with Versafine onxy black, then with Momento Lulu Lavendar to add some shadow. I added a few sequins as I felt the top part of the card was a little empty.

fuschia b&p cu.jpg

I’m entering this card in:

Less Is More one layer card challenge – Curve

Just Us Girls trend challenge – Multi step stamping

4 Crafty chicks – Flowers

For the third and last card, I used my Tombows dual markers to colour the stamps with the brush side, spritz water on it and then stamped on to the card. To get the different shades on the stem, I coloured the stamp with 2 shades of green.

fuschia tombow doodle

I added some doodling on the flowers but i think I went overboard with it! Lol! I’m quite uncomfortable with the look but my hubby loves it, so here it is. I adhered the panel onto a black card stock with foam tape, before adding that to the card case.

fuschia tombow doodle cu

So 3 different techniques with just one stamp set! I could have continued but then the post would have been far too long!

Thanks for stopping by and let me know which one you prefer!


This last card is going to:

A Blog name Hero – Anything goes challenge

a2z scrapbooking Challenge – Getting to know you

Work It Wednesday – Spring has sprung

CAS Watercolour challenge – Green and Pink


34 thoughts on “One stamp 3 ways – Hero Arts Fuschia

  1. Another beauty… with such fabulous shading too!
    Thanks for joining in the fun at Happy Little Stampers and Less is More!
    Chrissie x

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  2. You’ve done beautiful things with this stamp set. You’re very dangerous because I want to buy this set now. 🙂 Beautifully done and so many different designs and colors. So glad you joined us at A2Z Scrapbooking.

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  3. Please continue sharing your flowers with us, because WOW! You create stunning cards with them, as this trio clearly shows! I’m especially impressed with your pencil colouring; you achieve such realistic effects! Need to practice more with mine! So glad you shared your creativity in the Inkspirational gallery!

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  4. Incredible creativity Gwendolyn! I can’t get over how different, but equally beautiful, that stamp looks with the 3 different ways of using it. All 3 cards are elegant and sophisticated, but I do adore the middle one where you turned it upside down. Fabulous colour scheme on that one. Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Less is More xx

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  5. I’m with you in loving florals, Gwendolyn. You’ve outdone yourself with these three lovely cards showing off different coloring techniques. Thanks for sharing the beautiful purple one with us at Just Us Girls.


  6. Wonderful demonstration of how different colouring mediums change the look! All three are gorgeous. Thanks so much for joining us at CAS Watercolour with the third card.

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  7. Keep ’em coming, Gwendolyn! I think your folder of 2017 Flower Cards will be very plump by year’s end! Well, metaphorically speaking since no one actually has paper folders any more! I thoroughly enjoyed this lovely post showing how you crafted your three different and equally gorgeous cards!! Happy Easter!! Hugs, Darnell

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  8. Love your cards, such pretty flowers.

    Thank you so much for joining us for our special Birthday Challenge over at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge this week.

    Jo x

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  9. All so pretty ! I love how different they all are, the purple one is my favourite…but that is my favourite colour so. Thank you so much for sharing with us at A Blog Named Hero xxx

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  10. The colors you used on your flowers are simply adorable! I love the fact that you did it clean and simple and let the image speak for itself. Beautiful inspiration! Thank you so much for sharing your amazing creation with us at 4 Crafty Chicks Flowers Challenge.

    Tamie DT

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  11. Three fantastic examples of different ways to colour this beautiful stamp, Gwendolyn. Each one is uniquely beautiful! LOVE the doodling on your last card to add a bit of whimsy to the flowers. Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Watercolour!

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  12. You’ve showcased perfectly how one stamp set can be so versatile. Love your pencil blend on your first card, lovely shading. The second card is pure class with the clean lines and shadow to the sentiment. And you’re a lot braver than me with your doodling, I can’t bring myself to do anything freehand yet but this looks great.
    Thanks so much for playing along at Happy Little Stampers and Less is More, Anita x

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  13. A wonderful trio of cards and just shows how versatile your stamp is by using in so many colour ways and designs. Thanks for playing with us at Less is More this week and Happy Little Stampers CAS challenge.

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  14. I love each of the ways you’ve used this beautiful stamp, Gwendolyn! And the doodling looks very nice on the watercolor! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at CAS Watercolour!

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  15. Beautiful cards Gwendolyn! Your florals are stunning. I especially love the clever shadows you’ve added for the second card for our curves challenge over at Less is More. So classy and elegant, and very eye catching. Thanks so much for playing along with us 🙂

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