Snowy Fantasy

Snowy fantasy Heather Telford


I know my Winter Wonderland week on the Penny Black blog is officially over, but I do have a snowscape or two still to share.

This panel was done on water colour paper with a mix of Distress stains and Memento inks. I positioned a hill mask first before I stamped the tree in Versamark then inked only the trunk and branches in dark brown and stamped it again a little lower. I filled the rest of the sky with snow by repeatedly  inking and stamping only a corner of the Fantasy stamp in versamark. I then embossed the tree and snow in clear powder. To create the sky I wet the top of the panel with water and started blending dusty concord and broken china distress stains. I stamped the flourish several times in Memento sweet plum while the paper was still damp. I then removed the mask and painted shadows with diluted distress stains to create the snow banks in the foreground.

Apparently another snow storm is heading our way tomorrow so it will continue to look like a winter wonderland  around here!


Stamps: Fantasy, Dancing Deers, White Christmas (Penny Black)
Inks :  Memento Sweet Plum, Espresso Truffle, Versamark (Tsukineko) Dusty Concord, Broken China Distress Stains (Ranger)
Cardstock: Penny Black Mix & Match Papers Fuschia Fantasies, Fabriano 100% cotton hot pressed watercolour paper
Also: Clear embossing powder

18 Comments on “Snowy Fantasy”

  1. Judyjo says:

    Very Beautiful. So hard for me to say how much I like it, you are very talented!

  2. Rob says:

    Lovely card.

  3. Gabby says:

    Lovely card, Heather! Wonderful colors and inking. Very interesting bkgrd, too. 🙂

  4. Anita says:

    Wow, you really have an amazing talent. I love all the snow scene cards you make and this one is just breathtaking. Beautiful work x

  5. Tirpuunen says:

    Oh, I love these colors and your wonderful coloring!

  6. stamping sue says:

    Beautiful!!! Heather do you think you could do a video making this card? some of us are visual learners and would appreciate it. thanks!
    stamping sue

  7. You make it snow so pretty! 🙂

  8. Patti Cunningham says:

    Wow, wow and wow! I ditto the request for a video…this is just gorgeous!!

  9. Jan Castle says:

    Such an interesting combo of stamps you used…..enchanting work heather!!!!

  10. Vicki B says:

    You really do know how to create the most beautiful scenes! Gorgeous!

  11. LaVon says:

    This is one of your best yet…love the rich colors and flourish adds such a wonderful wintery magic effect! A masterpiece!!!

  12. nise says:

    It looks like this out my window! This is so beautiful. I may not be crazy about winter, but I am crazy about your winter scenes.

  13. kkb says:

    Magnificent! That tree seems to hover above the paper. tfs

  14. Brenda in IN says:

    All of your scenes are beautiful but this one speaks to me. It is just stunning. Love your work!

  15. If my jaw keeps hitting the floor like it has been apt to do after seeing you artwork, then my doctor will not be happy! This is just stunningly beautiful! I adore it!

  16. Lindsey says:

    Oh, now I must try a winter background in purples! Beautiful, Heather.

  17. […] I channeled my inner Heather Telford, but instead of creating snowy or wintry scenes like she did here and here (aren’t those cards incredible?), I went with a sunny scene — one with blue […]

  18. Your “snowscape” card is very beautiful!

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