Home, sweet home


Home sweet home Heather Telford

I stamped all the houses for this little street with the same stamp. To make them look different I masked and changed the amount of stamp I used. It was possible to make it taller by drawing an extra window and a different doorway. I watercoloured with distress stains then added some extra shading with markers and pencils. To keep it all co-ordinated and warm toned I painted a very orange sky and sponged an orange edge on the natural cardstock mat.


Stamps: Uptown,  Sweet Home (Penny Black)
Inks:Ripe Persimmon, Aged Mahogany, Spiced Marmalade, Barn Door, Worn Lipstick, Fired Brick, Black Soot distress stains or inks (Ranger), Versafine Onyx Black (Tsukineko)
Cardstock:Fabriano 100% cotton hot pressed watercolour paper, Neenah Epic Black 100lb cardstock, Natural flecked cardstock
Also: Fabercastell watercolour pencils

7 Comments on “Home, sweet home”

  1. Clelie says:

    What a wonderful design! Love the colors and the sentiment. Your modifications are amazing! Have you ever read a children’s book called ‘The Big Orange Splot’ by Daniel Manus Pinkwater? It has planted a crazy, fun idea in my mind…you must look it up…YOU could pull it off perfectly! 🙂 Have a lovely day!

    • Heather says:

      I don’t know ‘The Big Orange Splot’ although I have heard of the author…I just found a video of someone reading it on youtube. I see the resemblance to my ‘Orange street’!

  2. Cath says:

    Sweet indeed. I’m amazed it’s all from one stamp–very clever use of resources. I like the way it’s all a bit out of plumb, which is exactly the way our house is. I’m reminded of it every time I do a DIY project on the house. Orange can be a challenging color, but here it exudes warmth and happiness.

  3. Oh how fab! Love the strong warm colours!

  4. craftytreen says:

    this is genius to use one stamp for this darling skyline. I love it! for some reason, i’m starting to love skyline stamps and dies. this card is so wonderful. not as generic as a lot of the stamps I have seen. such a friendly street. its so precious and clever. I always love your work.

  5. Lindsey says:

    Such fun! I love this whimsical street scene.

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