Stamping the Seasons: WinterPosted: November 18, 2015 Filed under: Joy to All, Stamped Landscapes, Watercolour | Tags: Bister, Canson watercolour paper, Penny Black stamps, Tsukineko Memento inks, Tsukineko Versafine inks 13 Comments
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
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
Pretty including the sentiment.
Awesome winter scene! xxx
Beautiful! Love the cards with just scenery in them. And trees are always great. Edna
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
Another beauty, Heather.
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!
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!
This definitely has a wintry look! Perfect on paper, don’t really want to see it any time soon out my window. 😉
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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