Stamping the Seasons: Spring

Spring Tree Heather Telford

I am back as with a spring card today using the same stamp set as yesterday, Joy to All. Some of my process was the same as for my winter scene but I definitely changed my colour palette. The muted tones of bister powder worked well for yesterday’s chilly scene but the spring scene required the brighter brusho tones.

I began by taping the watercolour panel down then painted water over the whole area. I sprinkled blue and green powder over the wet panel and moved it around with a paint brush until I had a soft background with clouds and trees suggested. Next I stamped the tree in a pigment ink and masked the area around the branches so I could sprinkle red powder over the branches without getting it on the rest of the scene. I spritzed over the powder and watched the grains transform into blossom.

I cut a hill shaped mask which I positioned across the bottom of the panel then stamped the twig stamp to create some flowering bushes with orange brusho. I removed the mask and darkened the edge of the hill with a paint brush and some green brusho mixed with water. I spritzed a fine mist of water over the panel which resulted in some little spots of lighter colour here and there.

To complete the card I added a brown mat and some brown thread to tie a tag stamped and painted to match the sky.

Spring tree view Heather Telford


Stamps:  Joy to All, A bunch (PB)
Dies: Flower tags
Inks: Versafine vintage sepia (ImagineCrafts/Tsukineko)
Cardstock: Canson 100% cotton hot pressed watercolour paper, dark brown cardstock
Also: Brusho watercolour powder , brown embroidery thread

9 Comments on “Stamping the Seasons: Spring”

  1. Pat says:

    This is really a very pretty scene Heather and I love the brusho background and also for the blossom on the tree, and such beautiful colours. x

  2. Love how the Brusho’s make the pretty blossom – fabulous card xxx

  3. Mary Zanin says:

    The scene is nice although I am not find of the Color palette.

  4. Bonnie says:

    You are amazing with those Brushos, Heather! Such control! And what a beautiful scene!

  5. Absolutely gorgeous an inspiring, as always. Thanks for the helpful summary of steps!

  6. Lindsey says:

    Ah, spring. Definitely doesn’t look like what’s happening here right now. 😀 A beautiful scene! (Your card, not the weather here…)

  7. Donna says:

    Your cards are beautiful!

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