Berry Merry Christmas

Red Berries Heather Telford

I think these  berries might be one of my favourite stamps from the new “Season’s Greetings” release from Penny Black. I opted once again for a watercolour design when creating this card starting with a piece of hotpressed watercolour paper splattered with masking fluid. I inked the stamp with barn door distress stain on the berries and vintage photo distress stain on the stems. I spritzed the inked stamp and stamped it twice on the panel. Using brush and some water I added fired brick ink to some of the berries to give them a bit more dimension. I added water here and there to blend and spread the colours. I added some peeled paint in the background but decided to primarily use broken china stain to paint the sky. I painted around the images with water and  broken china stain letting some of the berries and stems bleed into the blue. When it was almost dry I added some yellow highlights with a watercolour pencil and splattered some undiluted broken china distress stain over the sky areas.

To finish off the card I removed the masking fluid then added the sentiment in walnut stain distress ink and matted with blue before attaching to a deep red card base.

Stamps:  Berry Merry Christmas, Festive Wishes (PB)
Inks: Barn Door, Peeled Paint, Vintage Photo, Fired Brick, Broken China, Walnut Stain distress stains  and inks (Ranger)
Pencils: Albrecht Durer watercolour pencils Lemon 107 (Faber Castell)
Cardstock: Fabriano 100% cotton hot pressed watercolour paper
Also: Winsor & Newton masking fluid


10 Comments on “Berry Merry Christmas”

  1. jillianfoster82 says:

    Okay, me again… just have to tell you that this is one of my FAVORITE cards from this entire release. GORGEOUS! I need to use my Distress Stains more!!

    Date: Wed, 13 Aug 2014 04:03:36 +0000 To:

  2. Like a painting, Heather! Just magnificent!! Hugs, Darnell

  3. 3kidmama says:

    Jaw-dropping beautiful card! Simply stunning!!!

  4. Joan B says:

    Absolutely stunning. LOVE

  5. elenac723 says:

    This is a beautiful card!!! Thank you for explaining how you did that…I am going to give it a try. Awesome!!! I’ve been trying different techniques with watercolors and I can’t wait to try yours.

  6. smilynstef says:

    Absolutely lovely

  7. Heather this is just stunning, the berries look gorgeous and I love the contrast of the blue background.

  8. Catherine says:

    gorgeous card. love it!

  9. Lindsey says:

    Now this really is very much your usual, beautiful style! The berries look perfect with the watercolour treatment.

  10. Cheryl says:

    Heather, this card is gorgeous!

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