Snow Berries

Snowball branches Heather Telford

I have another snowy card for a sweltering day (here in Ottawa anyway!) Perhaps gazing at that frosty landscape will help you feel cooler??

The branches above were stamped with, ‘Berry Bevy’, a new stamp from the ‘Especially for You 2015’ collection currently being revealed on the Penny Black blog. I created a wintry moonlit scene by masking a piece of watercolour paper with both circular and hill shaped masks of frisket film. With the masks in place I painted a distress stain sky;  the snowflakes you see were made by masking fluid splattered onto the panel before I began. I removed the moon mask before stamping the Berry Bevy stamp in versafine ink. Once the main image was stamped I removed the hill mask and painted a shadow for a foreground snow bank, masked it and added a few more twigs poking out of the snow. When it was all dry I painted each of the ‘berries’ with the pearly white paint from my gansai tambi watercolour set. It has a nice shimmer and looks silver or white depending on the angle of the card. There are more inspiring projects on the PB blog today including Mimi’s beautiful take on this stamp and some stunners from Jill.

Stamps: Berry Bevy (PB)
Inks:  Broken China, Tumbled glass, Seeded preserves, Dusty concord distress stains/inkpads (Ranger)
Cardstock: Fabriano 100% cotton hot pressed watercolour paper & black card
Also: Kuretake gansai tambi watercolour paints, Winsor & Newton masking fluid, Grafix frisket film

7 Comments on “Snow Berries”

  1. craftytreen says:

    I love this card. the colors are lovely. love the berries. the snow looks so real. thanks so much for sharing

  2. Janine B says:

    I saw this on PB – it is lovely – like the colours very much.

  3. cherylquilts says:

    Oh, Heather! I saw this ever so briefly earlier this morning on PB, and thanks for sharing how you achieved this amazing and beautiful card! I love the wintry scene and the full moon! Wow, your sky is amazing and the snow drifts have such depth. It deeps look like it’s really snowing too, and I love the touches of white on the branches! Stunning card, sweet friend! Between you and Mimi, PB should sell this set out very quickly! Hugs!

  4. Pat says:

    This is gorgeous Heather and the colours are beautiful and the snow looks so realistic. Fantastic. x

  5. This is so gorgeous! A beautiful winter scene – your sky is fabulous and I am going to have to have that wonderful stamp as it could be any season with different coloured berries, brilliant! xxx

  6. AJ says:

    Gorgeous. You have such a talent. Love all your cards.

  7. Lindsey says:

    Beautiful shading of the winter sky and snow drifts. Very pretty!

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