Snowy Grove

Snowy Grove Heather Telford

A 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 colours for this one which thankfully I wrote on the back of the panel because as is my habit I didn’t note down my technique straight away and now it is a bit hazy. The panel has been sitting around for a few weeks waiting for attention.

The panel was splattered with masking fluid first, you can see the fine white dots over the tree trunks. I then taped down the panel and positioned a frisket circle mask to create a moon. It makes more sense to position the frisket mask before splattering masking fluid so the dots of masking fluid don’t keep the frisket from sticking securely to the paper. With the moon mask in place I painted a blue sky with chipped sapphire and blueprint sketch distress stains. I let that dry, removed the moon mask and placed a hill shaped frisket mask lower down the panel. I stamped the snowy grove stamp over the mask then used a small paintbrush and both distress stains to give more definition to some of the trees. I also added shadow behind the snowbank with diluted blue stain. When that was dry I inked only some of the trees to stamp in the right hand foreground. I added a few snowy dips and a sentiment then popped up the whole panel with fun foam on a matching base. Edited to add: (I filmed a short video on periscope showing how I painted the trees. It will be up for 24hrs. It was my first periscope and is very amateur but I guess I can only improve)

I do love it when I see scenes like this in winter; I think a snow covered landscape is quite magical. But as I have said before I’m not wishing summer away at all. Last night I saw the most spectacular sunset I have witnessed in a long time. I was watching my son’s soccer game so was able to see the colours deepen and develop for over an hour. It was incredible. (I shared a few photos here.)


Stamps:  Snowy Grove, Holiday snippets(PB)
Inks: Chipped sapphire & blueprint sketch distress stains inks (Ranger)
Cardstock: Canson 100% cotton hot pressed watercolour paper
Also: masking fluid

24 Comments on “Snowy Grove”

  1. Patricia Torney says:

    One of your prettiest cards!!

  2. craftytreen says:

    oh Heather, this is breathtaking! I really want to succeed in this type of stamping. so far I make big globs of messy ink all over the place. i’m going to keep watching you and copy what you do. I might be getting close. thanks

  3. Judy says:

    Heather, this is so beautiful! I would love if you would do a video or photo tutorial on this technique which you have so artfully mastered.

  4. craftytreen says:

    I don’t like to beg, but I would love a tutorial also. what color ink did you use to stamp the trees? did you just use the chipped sapphire and use the other blue around it? i’m so sorry to be so dense, but I really want to be able to do this.

  5. Beverly Railey Robinson says:

    I think that this card and other landscapes highlights your artistic excellence. You are wonderful. And I like the family stories very much. Thank you.

  6. Micheline Jourdain says:

    WOOOOOWWWWWWWWWWW… I have a heartbreak attack!!! I can not to say how much I LOVE !!! This is what I want to do!!!!!

  7. Liz in NH says:

    Gorgeous! I love snow at night, too, and you’ve captured the magic –magically!
    Thanks, Heather,

  8. Pat says:

    This is lovely in the blue and white and the blue has a nice purple tone which works beautifully. Your winter scenes are always magical! x

  9. chrissieann says:

    Simply beautiful Heather

  10. Bonnie says:

    Amazing as always! You have captured the drifts around the trees and the moonlit sky so perfectly! I can feel the hush of the new fallen snow!

  11. AJ says:

    Gorgeous scene. Love the simple sentiment .

  12. Chris R. says:


  13. Clelie says:

    What you did with this stamp is so exciting! I would love to see video tutorials of your exquisite work or even photo tutorials that I can access in the brief, “stolen” moments of my busy days. Sometimes, days and days pass before I can steal away and “play” with You Tube postings or individual tutorials. Frankly, I believe, the ease in absorbing these postings when OUR schedules allow is what keeps this industry alive. (Yea Internet!) I appreciate the amazing work and thank you and others who keep this craft fresh for all of us! Periscope may be great for some, but the grassroots of it is…most of us do this between work schedules, “frying potatoes”, putting the little ones to bed, and when hubby has retired and we have “guilt-free” 🙂 time to nurture our creative side. Thank you for showing those of us who always wanted to have a creative expression that we CAN do it! You are so appreciated!

    • Heather says:

      Hi Clelie,
      I totally understand the ‘stealing away’ and squeezing in some crafting at odd times when the schedule allows. You probably won’t find Periscope very convenient to watch live but maybe you will catch a few replays. I am finding making periscopes more convenient than making youtube videos because I can squeeze it in at odd times when the schedule allows!
      I do want to make more videos and I want to get faster at it so I can post on youtube more regularly Thanks for leaving me such encouraging comments; I am so glad you are inspired by some of my projects..

  14. Lindsey says:

    Truly beautiful! Such a serene winter scene.

  15. cherylquilts says:

    Oh, Heather, this is gorgeous, and it reminds me of the winter scenes from The Chronicles of Narnia with the snow queen. Amazing, my friend, and you continue to delight us with your artistry! What a gorgeous Christmas card this is! Hugs!

  16. Maria f. says:


  17. Manetta says:

    wow this looks like a photograph! breathtaking

  18. bcparkison says:

    This is really nice. Love the color.

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