Playing with the skyline 1

Watercolour skyline 1 Heather Telford

As you can see I have been playing around with one stamp: Skyline, a Penny Black slapstick cling stamp. It took some trial and error to achieve four designs. There were another four that ended up in the recycling. As I have said before with watercolour there is a lot of trial and error.

Watercolour skyline 2 Heather Telford

For these designs I  stamped only the top part of the stamp each time. Today’s panels I initially stamped onto wet paper; tomorrow I will post the ones stamped onto dry paper. The paper was not soaking wet but damp enough for some bleed to occur. On the second card I used Memento markers in a few places when the paper was almost dry to darken the colour and add a few missing edges. I then blended the marker ink with a little more water. On both of these designs I painted a pale wash over the sky area after stamping the buildings.


Stamps: Enjoy Life, SkylineThanks, thanks  (PB)
Inks: Memento Elderberry, Rhubarb stalk, Danube Blue, Summer Sky, Dandelion, Angel Pink, Cantaloupe, Bamboo leaves, London Fog, Paris Dusk, Bahama Blue & Versafine Majestic Blue  (Tsukineko)
Cardstock: Fabriano 100% & 25% cotton hot pressed watercolour paper

15 Comments on “Playing with the skyline 1”

  1. Kim M. says:

    These are awesome! I especially like the first one. Really cool technique. 🙂

  2. j’adore! Love it! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Beverly Railey Robinson says:

    Nice! I feel better abt pitching some of my watercolor cards. :).

  4. Janet Castle says:

    How cool is this…great heather!!!

  5. Shirley-bee says:

    Oh, Heather, these are stunning! I now need this stamp!

  6. Brilliant, very abstract – I love it! xx

  7. I wouldn’t have gone for this stamp before but now that you have added your magic touch I am inspired! I really like the first card, just so beautiful! I’m not crafting at the moment but I am feeding on your artistic talents to get inspired once again! TFS!

  8. jenscull says:

    wow! just wow…… 🙂

  9. Gabby says:

    OMGosh, Heather! LOVE, LOVE this card! Your various colors of skylines and design is marvelous! 😀

  10. Miranda says:

    Lovely technique Heather, I sure will give that a try! Thanks for inspiring me, warm greet Miranda

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  12. Lindsey says:

    These are terrific, Heather! I love how the first one gives the impression of the steam and smoke of a big bustling city.

  13. Great job… Your cards caught my eye back in the Penny Black flickr gallery… Hope you win!

  14. muggie04 says:

    Beautiful!! So atmospheric!!

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