Inch by Inch 5: Christmas Village

Christmas village Heather Telford

I hope you have enjoyed the Inchie Arts projects this week. My final one (for now) is a door handle decoration, a little panel with a winter scene on six 1.5″ squares.

Christmas village on door Heather Telford

To create this panel I began by splattering masking fluid on six squares then, when the fluid had dried I placed them edge to edge in a 2×3 array on masking paper to hold them together while I stamped and coloured. I stamped the village from the transparent set, “Gleeful” on an array of tiles in versafine onyx black. Using a waterbrush I picked up blue from a watercolour pencil to paint the sky. With a selection of watercolour pencils I coloured and blended the buildings and trees in the stamped image.  Once the watercolouring had dried I rubbed off all the masking fluid to reveal the ‘falling snow’. I used ultrafine sharpie markers to highlight some features on the fillage and a clear wink of stella pen to make the windows glisten. With a white gel pen I drew snow on roofs, window trim and around doorways to finish off the picture.

To assemble the decoration I cut a corrogated cardboard base using the ‘Frame’ die and a green mat for the squares then painted the frame edges with white gesso and the green card with wedding dress luxe ink. I mounted the art squares on the green with a small margin between each square then finished it off with a blue and white polka dot ribbon.

Make sure you visit the Penny Black and the Inchie Arts blogs for more Inchie inspiration and for a chance to win some stamps and art squares.

Christmas village detail Heather Telford


Stamps:  Gleeful (PB)
Creative Dies: Frame and Pattern (PB)
Inks:  Versafine Onyx Black (Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko)
Pencils: Albrecht Durer watercolour pencils (Faber Castell)
Cardstock: Green cardstock, Natural corrogated cardstockInchie Arts 1.5″ white square
Also: Winsor & Newton masking fluid, polka dot ribbon, white gesso, white gel pen, clear wink of stella pen, ultrafine sharpies

6 Comments on “Inch by Inch 5: Christmas Village”

  1. This is gorgeous! Such a lovely idea xxx

  2. Christine Kosmak says:

    Oh my goodness!!! this I will have to try making for myself, it’s just a gorgeous hanging, although I would hang it in a wall or something!!! Thank you for the inspiration!!!

  3. Ellie says:

    An amazing card Heather! Just beautiful!

  4. Jan Castle says:

    great card…love the village scene!

  5. Lindsey says:

    I really like the tiled look of this. A very sweet village scene.

  6. Gabby says:

    Nice card, Heather! I like the sketch, stamp and I always love your snowy skies. Terrific choice of colors, coloring and shading. 🙂

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