Autumnal grove

Autumnal Grove Heather Telford

I have another card made with the beautiful new ‘snowy grove’ stamp. I filmed myself painting the trees on periscope so if you are quick you can catch that before it disappears forever. I intend to save some of my periscope videos and share them for longer on another site but I didn’t click the right button for that this morning. And maybe just as well because it was my first attempt and not my classiest presentation!

Anyway the technique is fresh in my mind so I will describe it here. I inked the stamp randomly with both walnut stain and rusty hinge ink. I stamped it on watercolour paper then used a waterbrush to blend the colour up and down all the trunks. The stamped impression wasn’t perfect but it didn’t matter because I painted over the trunks anyway. Once I had done that I painted the forest floor with the same inks and plenty of water. When it was all dry I sponged the background working in antique linen, wild honey and walnut stain, getting darker the further I moved from my ‘light source’.

Thanks for your lovely comments about yesterday’s card; can you tell I like this stamp!?


Stamps:  Snowy GroveSnippets  (PB)
Inks: walnut stain, rusty hinge, antique linen, wild honey distress inks (Ranger)
Cardstock: Canson hot pressed watercolour paper, brown  cardstocks

19 Comments on “Autumnal grove”

  1. Beverly Railey Robinson says:

    This beautiful card is so you! I cannot resist buying stamps when you make watercolor cards. Thank you.

  2. Rene says:

    This card makes me think of a fall day and it is so welcoming with this terrible heat. Another beautiful card. TFS

  3. This is gorgeous, Heather! After seeing your beautiful work with this stamp, I may just HAVE to have it! Thanks for all the details too!

  4. Judy says:

    Absolutely beautiful– I love the way you are able to create so many different looks with this stamp!

  5. Micheline Jourdain says:

    Once again, my heart has or had stop… mon cœur s’est arrêté de battre when I saw that one too!!! Beautiful Heather! I love that stamp too! Where I am living, it is looking like that stamp !

  6. Bonnie says:

    You show how versatile this stamp is, Heather! It can be used for all seasons I think. Thanks for sharing how to.

  7. maureenchandler says:

    This is so lovely – thank you for posting your wonderful artistic talent! Your work is so inspiring – can’t wait to give this a try!

  8. Swh2013 says:

    Oh my! Just beautiful!

  9. Julie Blake says:

    I would like to see your Periscope tutorial, but not sure how to find you there.

    • Julie Blake says:

      Never mind I figured it out. Opened a Twitter account and a periscope one, too! Even worked out how to give you hearts.
      Lovely tutorial – looking forward to more. Julie

  10. Love this – it’s so gorgeous with a real sense of light in the centre xxx

  11. Beth says:

    Enjoyed your first periscope – love this card.

  12. Lindsey says:

    What consistently impresses me about scenes like this that you create is your ability to create *light*. In other words… wow!

  13. Rufus says:

    Please do save your periscopes and put them on your blog or YouTube! I can’t do periscope and would love to see you actually create your gorgeous cards! I hadn’t thought that I “needed” this stamp. After your last couple of cards….guess who was wrong?!

  14. Pat says:

    Fantastic Heather and the beautiful effect of light shining through the trees. I would love a tutorial on here for this technique please!! x

  15. cherylquilts says:

    Oh, Heather!! I think I’ve seen the best and most beautiful card with this set, and you come out with yet another totally different one. Wow! The dramatic effect of the light source is stunning, and I love the colors. Such richness! What an amazing stamp! Hugs, sweet friend…looking forward to your next one!

  16. Clelie says:

    Incredibly gorgeous!!! I am with so many others…I “need” to play with this stamp! I try but never seem to capture your artistry…but what fun trying! 🙂

  17. memalagene says:

    Awesome card, I would love to see videos also!

  18. earlybird1 says:

    The light is just breathtaking on this one! I could stare at it for hours. So, so beautiful!

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