Golden Woods

forest in autumn Heather Telford

Snowy Grove (used on the card above) is one of my favourite stamps from the new PB release. I have already used it for a fall and a winter look and plan to include it in one of my upcoming Christmas card classes. To create this scene I created the soft gradation of colour behind the trees first by brayering memento dandelion ink over the bottom half of the panel and memento cantaloupe ink over the top half. I then inked the stamp with forest moss, gathered twigs and dried marigold distress inks and stamped. For the more watery blended look I inked the stamp again with vintage photo and spiced marmalade distress stains and stamped a second time (with the help of the misti). Because the stains sit on the paper for a while without soaking in I was able to grab a paintbrush and paint over the large trunks to fill in the empty circles that suggest snow. I pulled some of the stain down into the ‘ground’ area and, with some extra stain, filled the forest floor with brown stain then sprinkled some brown bister powder over the panel for extra texture.

By the way I have been enjoying watching a few amazingly artistic stampers create pretty things live or on replay using Periscope. I hope to film my first ‘scope’ some time this week. Maybe I’ll see you there. (If you haven’t heard of Periscope click on the link for a little overview)


Stamps:  Snowy Grove (PB)
Inks: Memento Cantaloupe & Dandelion (Tsukineko ) Forest Moss, Gathered Twigs, Dried Marigold, Vintage Photo, Spiced Marmalade distress stains and/or inks (Ranger)
Cardstock: Canson 100% cotton cold pressed watercolour paper, brown  cardstocks
Also: Brown Bister

14 Comments on “Golden Woods”

  1. Frances says:

    You’ve created another stunning card. When I first saw the image, I thought I was looking at a sepia photograph. I love seeing what you create and knowing what you did to achieve the result.

  2. Bonnie says:

    I love the way it looks like the sun is shining through the trees! Another work of art!

  3. Diane says:

    Love your card as always. Sun shinning through, amazing. I signed up for periscope as you mentioned it. Have always wished to see you do a video. But I have not found any artists. Any help you can offer would be appreciated 😀

    • Heather says:

      Hi Diane,
      I am new to periscope too, so I don’t have too many hints. I found some of the people I am following by clicking on other people’s profiles to see who they are following. You could do a search for my name then check out who I am following and go from there. If there is someone you hope is on periscope then just search for their name.

  4. cherylquilts says:

    Oh, Heather, what a stunning card, and I “feel” the sun shining through these woods! What amazing color and shading! And the matting you’ve added is perfect against the black! Gorgeous! Hugs!

  5. tish rowe says:

    Incredible, amazing, awesome. Thank you beyond words for sharing how you did this. There is no way us mere mortals could figure this one out. I am now waiting for my stamps. Thanks to you all, I have bought so many of these new ones.
    Tish in Florida

  6. Pat says:

    This is so full of sunlight behind the trees and the browns and muted greens and then the orangy marmalade colour laid on top really adds that certain something. So atmosheric Heather. x

  7. Tracy says:

    Stunning card. I thought it was a photo at first

  8. Stunning card. I card thought it was a photo when I first saw it 🙂

  9. Cath says:

    Amazing. Surreal. Definitely does not look stamped.

  10. Rogers says:

    Love this! I will have to check out periscope …

    Hope you’re having a fun start to your holiday, or have you actually left yet?


    Sent from my iPad


  11. quietfire says:

    This is a knock out! Spectacular!

  12. littledebbie4 says:

    wow how did you get the sunglow effect – its amazingly effective -so impressed by your skill x

  13. […] couple of days ago I posted a autumn themed card created with the ‘snowy grove’ stamp; today I have a snowy one.  I only used two […]

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