Blue shining through

blue shining through

“Time for a scenic card,” I thought as I browsed through my art inspiration board for ideas. The delicate white branches and stems in this piece of art were my starting point. I embossed winter berries in clear and then coloured the hill flowers stamp with the spearmint and the blueberry gelatos, spritzed it and stamped it over the embossing. Next came the Maidenhairs leaves in green and sponging in blues and green. I t was only after I had sponged the perimeters that I decided to create some hills using a torn post-it note mask. Finally I flicked blue and green ink around and a few drops of water here and there. The drops remind me of the tiny insects which sometimes swarm and are not always detected until one is in my eye or down my throat! I thought about adding a sentiment but opted for  some die cut leaves instead.

Enjoy your day;, I’ll be back tomorrow with my take on Beating the Heat


Stamps: Maidenhairs,Winter berriesHill flowers PB)
Inks: Memento Bahama Blue, Summer Sky, Cottage Ivy & Versamark (Tsukineko)
Dies: Leaves
Also: Clear embossing powder, teal ribbon from Lorraine’s stash, Faber Castell gelatos

27 Comments on “Blue shining through”

  1. Marie says:

    Lovely scenic card, Heather, with the delightful combination of blues and greens.

  2. Claude TECHER says:

    que c’est beau ! j’aime beaucoup, beaucoup !!!

  3. Mary H. says:

    What a cool feel to this lovely card with the gardenscape you’ve created in blues & greens. So very refreshing in this heat! TFS

  4. Denise says:

    Love it, hugs..Denise (UK) x

  5. Vicki B says:

    It was a big WOW moment when I saw this card! It is gorgeous! Love the colors and the beautiful scene you created!

  6. Can I just pick my jaw up off the floor?…………………

  7. Jan Castle says:

    Lovely card Heather…your artistry is always a delight!
    Paper Hugs,

  8. katie says:

    Very beautiful scene.

  9. swanlady21 says:

    What a beauty – simply heavenly colours.

  10. Sue McRae says:

    Gorgeous layering of colours and stamping.

  11. STUN.NING!! This one just screams at me [to comment on] – love the color combo!

  12. Beverly Railey Robinson says:

    Just got Gelatos and can’t wait to try. This is my favorite color combo. I love the embossing. Have a great summer.

  13. Maureen Chandler says:

    This is a really beautiful card – thank you for explaining all the steps! I love it!!!

  14. Julie says:

    Oh my goodness,this is one gorgeous creation, I must give this a try, I had a go with masking fluid for the first time recently, hope you don’t mind but I directed any visitors to your tutorial. Have a good week, Julie x

  15. LaVon says:

    Heather, this is really beautiful! Just love the color palette and the depth of your ink layers!

  16. Lindsey says:

    I would think about creating scenic cards more often if I could even come close to the artistry you achieve, Heather! Absolutely gorgeous, and beautiful colour choices.

  17. Pai says:


  18. smilynstef says:

    Absolutely stunning design … thanks for walking us down your creative path.

  19. Lesley Bliss says:

    Absolutely beautiful

  20. Patti Lougee says:

    I love this!! You really inspired me today! Thanks for sharing!

  21. Cheryl Fricker says:

    Hi Heather! I’m a new follower of your blog, and I’ve been loving every project so far. I would love to see you do a video tutorial. Have you ever done that before? I think that it would be extremely awesome if you would be able to that. 🙂

  22. Paulette S says:

    Heather, every one of your cards is a true work of art. That is how I feel, when I look at them. And I love these blue hues, they are just gorgeous.

  23. Krafty Kim says:

    This is beautiful and I love the colours – my faves!

  24. Maria Matter says:

    this is really beautiful Heather!

  25. Joanne Enders says:

    I love cards like this because they reflect the beauty of God’s creation. Where can I purchase the “Hill Flowers” and Maidenhairs” stamps?

  26. Daria says:

    Stunning card! I love the colors and design. Thank you for sharing the details.

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