Summer birthdayPosted: February 17, 2015 Filed under: Sprigs, Stamped Landscapes, Watercolour | Tags: Penny Black creative dies, Penny Black stamps, Ranger Distress inks 23 Comments
My husband and I both have February birthdays which meant hot summer days for the first 35 years of our lives. Now we celebrate in the bleak mid-winter!
For his birthday card this year I have gone with the warm tones of summer for inspiration. I managed better with this card than the anniversary card; I wrote in it and gave it to him before posting it here on the blog. To create this scene I started by flicking masking fluid onto my small watercolour block. Even though this isn’t a wintery scene some little flecks of white add interest and dimension to the scene. After the masking fluid dried I wet the whole panel and painted the trees and reflections in the distance, the sky and the water with brushes. In the foreground I stamped several stamps from the ‘sprigs’ set onto the wet paper and let them bleed into the surrounding area. When the paper dried a bit I stamped a couple more sprigs which stayed more distinct. I die cut a tag and splashed some of the same colour over it before adding a sentiment and ribbon.
Stamps: Sprigs , Sprinkles & Smiles (PB)
Creative Dies: Tagged (PB)
Inks: Dried marigold, forest moss, frayed burlap, crushed olive distress inks (Ranger) Versafine Spanish Moss (Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko)
Cardstock: Fabriano hot pressed watercolour paper, Olive green cardstock & ribbon
Heather… my heart is stopping… TOO BEAUTIFUL! Sooooooooooo charming!!!
Love the hot summer scene on a gray, icy winter day. Your masking flecks of white did add a lot of texture to the sunshine feel of the pale blues & greens. Loved the added interest of the stamped branches at the bottom too. TFS & Hugs
Wonderful scene with the trees reflecting in the water.
Turned out beautiful. Love it. Edna
Oh, this is beautiful! I love the reflected trees and sky.
Heather, this is breath taking because of the way you’ve captured light and the way the colours are so softly natural – dreamy and beautiful!
Just amazing, you never seize to amaze me.Beautiful, Beautiful, Beautiful!!!!😊 🆒
Absolutely STUNNINGLY BEAUTIFUL card Heather!!! Would love a video on this one…hint, hint!
Beautiful Heather, he is one lucky guy 🙂
This is just dreamy looking Heather!
This is beautiful Heather and I love the fresh and pretty colours you have used and the foreground sprigs complement the background scene perfectly. I love the sentiment placed on a tag too. Your husband must have been so happy to receive this! x
What a stunning scene. Beautiful colours. I do like the effect of the masking fluid – gives it a vintage look, I think, I hope you and your husband enjoy your February birthdays. My husband’s birthday is also in February and so is our wedding anniversary:)
A stunning creation, Heather! wonderful colours and brilliant water colour effect. I tend to make cards to match the season, but am making a concerted effort to make my cards unseasonal this year!
Definitely brings to mind a lakeside setting in summer… beautiful!
I am swooning over your card! You should frame it – LOVE it, such a fabulous scene!
You creat the most beautiful cards and this scene is stunning!
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gorgeous card and happy birthday
thanks for sharing you beautiful art.. love your technique!
Beautiful!That is where I would like to spend the day!
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