#Pink Coat in New York

Pink coat in NYCHeather Telford

I have another card for you created back in the dead of winter for a Dirty Dozen gallery on Splitcoaststampers. I had already created a NY skyline card the previous month but this I did this one when the theme was ‘For the love of friendship’ and it has a little story to go with it. I made other cards with the theme of friendship in mind but this card was made for one special friend.

When I found out my husband and I were going to  New York City for our 25th wedding anniversary (the trip was a gift from our children) I asked my friend, Nan if I could borrow a coat. Despite living in Canada for 14 years the only coat I own is a ski jacket and I was not going to New York with my old ski jacket. My friend Nan, on the other hand has the most extensive coat collection I have ever seen. I borrowed a bright pink wool coat and it was freezing in NYC when we visited so I wore that coat all day long for four days. We took pictures on the Empire State, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, in Saks 5th Ave and in Central Park. I put some of them on my instagram with the #pinkcoatinNYC so my friend could see the fun her coat was having. Sadly I handed the coat back after the trip with this thank you card. The coat on the card actually turned out looking like the real thing. In real life though my husband is taller 😉

I created this scene on watercolour paper generously splattered with masking fluid so I could get the snow storm effect. I inked the stamps with memento markers then added shading and blending with a paintbrush and watercolour pencils.

It’s bizarre to post this card while it is 31°C outside!


Stamps:  Skyline, On the town (PB)
Inks: Memento London Fog, Dandelion, Tuxedo Black, Danube Blue, Rose Bud, Northern Pine, Summer Sky(Tsukineko)
Cardstock: Fabriano 100% cotton hotpressed watercolour paper, Epic Black cardstock(Neenah)
Also: Winsor & Newton masking fluid, Kemper spatter brush, Albrecht Durer watercolour pencils

22 Comments on “#Pink Coat in New York”

  1. Janine B says:

    What a lovely colour of coat to borrow. Great card showing it in the icy conditions

  2. ednamburgess says:

    Heather, love this card and the story that goes along with it. Is there a video using the masking fluid making the snow flake effect? Would love to see it done. Thanks. Edna

    • Heather says:

      Hi Edna,
      Thanks for your kind comment.
      I do have a video just showing the masking fluid splattering:

      I also have a video showing how I used the effect on a snow scape card:

  3. Jan Castle says:

    Love your card…and the story that goes with it!!! Good friends are hard to find!!!
    Paper Hugs,

  4. cherylquilts says:

    This is gorgeous, Heather, and I love seeing it on your blog now that you are able to share it! What fun it was to see you on the Dirt Pile! Your work is amazing! This scene is absolutely gorgeous, and having grown up in New Jersey and been to NYC many times, it’s so much like the city and the beautiful snowy scene in Central Park! Hugs!

  5. Pat says:

    What a lovely story about the coat Heather and the representation of you and your husband in Central Park is absolutely fantastic. I love the distant skyscrapers with the trees and banks of snow and the perspective is great. What a good friend you have and the pink was a good choice I think. x

  6. Carol Lucas says:

    Breathtakingly beautiful card and such a sweet story to go with it.

  7. Maria says:

    Hi Heather, Gorgeous card and I wish I had a friend
    to borrow a coat from. Going to NY in September so hopefully
    want need one tfs and like the tutorials x

  8. memalagene says:

    Super card, I love the story and how you made a card that portrayed your trip to NY.

  9. Joan B says:

    this is one of the most beautiful hand crafted cards I have ever seen. You are so talented.

  10. Cath says:

    A beautiful card and a fun story. Thanks for the how tos.

  11. littledebbie4 says:

    very beautiful card – takes me back to our (my husband and I )trip to NYC in december a few years ago – brillient

  12. earlybird1 says:

    This is incredible – it looks so real! When I look at the stamps themselves, I am just bowled over by how you went from those simple images… to THIS. Your talent astounds me!!

  13. Bonnie says:

    What a beautiful card and a wonderful story! I’ll bet you looked so pretty in that pink coat!

  14. serendipitydragonfly says:

    Absolutely beautiful Heather and what a fabulous reminder of your anniversary trip. It looks like it should be framed.

    Kaqren x

  15. Cindy Major says:

    Wow, that card is stunning! Love everything about it!

  16. Vicki B says:

    How fun to read of the personal “history” of why you created the scene the way you did. I’m in absolute AWE of how you create such wonderful scenery for your cards!

  17. Shirley-bee says:

    This is fabulous, Heather! I love the subtle shading on the buildings, and what a great back story!

  18. Lindsey says:

    I really love this card. The amount of masking fluid was obviously inspired by the winter we had last year. Good for you borrowing a beautiful coat instead of using it as an excuse to go shopping… although I’m sure you could have found a lovely coat in NYC. 😉

  19. Cheryl says:

    I love your beautiful card. But what I love more in each of your videos is your soft voice, your accent, and most of all watching your pretty hands. Your hands are soothing on your papers just as your voice/accent is to me on your videos.

  20. Carol / creatingincolors says:

    Don’t know how I missed this earlier, but I just saw this post for the first time, three months after you posted it. I love all of your cards, but this is one of my favorites. The card is beautiful, as is the story behind it. It is also a beautiful representation of New York City. Thanks for sharing.

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