Winter view

NYC grey day Heather Telford

Here is another wintry scene I created back in January for Splitcoaststampers. My first month with the Dirty Dozen was January and all the projects had to be finished and uploaded by the 13th. When I was planning my time and projects I did not know our children had planned a trip for my husband and I to celebrate our anniversary and birthdays. They had purchased air tickets, broadway tickets and a hotel room in New York for four days! Some cards were finished before I left on January 6th and a couple, including the one above, were finished when I returned.  Inspired by our trip I created this card for the ‘All Cooped Up’ theme and could not imagine a better place to be cooped up in winter than an apartment overlooking Central Park. As you can see from our photo we enjoyed walking through the park in bright sunshine. Freezing cold but sunny.

 skyline from central park sc

To create this scene I splattered masking fluid on watercolour paper with a spatter brush, then, when it was dry stamped partial imprints of the skyline stamp spritzing both the stamp and paper to make sure my colours blended. I used a brush to pick up and add more colour around the buildings to create the impression of a grey day. Before stamping the bottom buildings I added a snow bank mask so the base of the buildings and the trees would appear behind it.


Stamps:  SkylineSummer Fun, Prancers (PB)
Inks: Memento London Fog, Tuxedo Black, Paris Dusk (Tsukineko)
Cardstock: Fabriano 100% cotton hotpressed watercolour paper, Epic Black & Solar White cardstock(Neenah)
Also: Winsor & Newton masking fluid, Kemper spatter brush

6 Comments on “Winter view”

  1. cherylquilts says:

    What a beautiful card it is, Heather, and what a wonderful photo for your inspiration! What a wonderful trip too to New York City, a place I still miss for the wonderful theater and shows. Sounds like you had a wonderful time. I love how you’ve achieved the beautiful skyline, and thanks for sharing your technique! Hugs, sweet friend!

  2. Mary H. says:

    It is simply gorgeous. Love those shades of blue & gray on the buildings, adding so much depth. Love the scenic view you shared too. You have some very special kids to do something so wonderful for you to enjoy. TFS it with the rest of us. When you see this card, what memories it will recall. Hugs & TFS

  3. Gorgeous card. So different.

  4. Joan B says:

    you are amazing. you have more talent in one finger than most do in their whole hands. not the most coherent comment, but you know what I mean!!

  5. Pat says:

    This is a fantastically built up scene Heather and the bluey grey colours are beautiful and the snowbanks at the bottom give a wonderful finish and keep your eyes from wondering out of the picture. Gorgeous! x

  6. Lindsey says:

    I really like the grey shading into blue. Such a perfect city scene!

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