Stamping the Seasons: Winter

Winter tree Heather Telford

Stamps that can be used all year round are winners in my opinion and I am always happy to see new tree stamps to use in my stamped landscapes. The ‘Joy to All‘ set contains a tree and some twiggy foliage stamps that I will be using winter, spring, summer and fall. This week and next you can see the Penny Black design team using new products to ‘stamp the seasons‘.

To create today’s wintry scene I splattered some masking fluid over the watercolour panel, let it dry then taped the panel to a firm surface to prevent warping. I used blue bister powder to paint the sky and snow banks then added the background trees in memento nautical blue ink while the sky was still damp. I stamped the tree from Joy to all in black ink then added shadows for all the trees in blue ink. To finish the scene I stamped the twig stamps from the same set in the foreground in black. Once all the ink was dry I removed the masking fluid then chose one of my favourite sentiments from the new release and a narrow black mat to frame the panel.

If you come back tomorrow you will see my spring scene using the same ‘Joy to All’ set.


Stamps:  Joy to All, Season’s Gifts, Prancers (PB)
Inks: Memento Nautical Blue & Tuxedo Black, Versafine Onyx Black (ImagineCrafts/Tsukineko)
Cardstock: Canson 100% cotton hot pressed watercolour paper, Neenah epic black
Also: Winsor & Newton masking fluid, Bister powder



13 Comments on “Stamping the Seasons: Winter”

  1. craftytreen says:

    oh Heather, another lovely card. I love trees, and you make the best trees. I feel such peace when I see your work. I hope you are well and happy. hugs, treen

  2. Mary Zanin says:

    Pretty including the sentiment.

  3. Awesome winter scene! xxx

  4. ednamburgess says:

    Beautiful! Love the cards with just scenery in them. And trees are always great. Edna

  5. Pat says:

    A beautiful and ethereal scene Heather and I love all tbe shades of blue. The bister gives a wonderful effect and the foliage leads your eye in to that tree as the focal image. A gorgeous card! x

  6. Carol / creatingincolors says:

    Another beauty, Heather.

  7. cherylquilts says:

    Heather, I continue to be amazed at the beauty of your cards. And how you use the bisters to achieve the backgrounds is amazing! This has exquisite and so beautiful! Wow – it’s frameable! Hugs!

  8. Bonnie says:

    Beautiful sky and background trees as well as the trees in the foreground! Your shadows are spot on and that sentiment is perfect for Christmas or Winter birthdays!

  9. Lindsey says:

    This definitely has a wintry look! Perfect on paper, don’t really want to see it any time soon out my window. 😉

  10. Ingrid says:

    Gorgeous card Heather! I’m with you – the more versatility I get out of stamps the better. I’m a sucker for trees like this one – Have to have those versatile ones!! 🙂

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