Stamping the Seasons: Fall

Fall Tree Heather Telford

Here is the final instalment in my Stamping the Seasons collection. Although I have added a few extra stamps here and there each design features the tree and twig stamps from the ‘Joy to All’ set.

The earthy tones of my bister powders were perfect for an autumn scene so I began by painting a green and blue sky then painted the brown and red landscape below. While the brown area was stil wet I stamped the twig stamp in three colours of brown over and over filling the foreground with both blurred images and later sharper ones. I positioned the tree on the left this time and bent the trunk a little on the acrylic block. To create leaves I sprinkled bister over the branches and under the tree then added water to activate it.

I didn’t set out to make these four cards so similar in layout and but it has been a interesting challenge to change the colour scheme each time to convey the feeling of each season. I did a similar thing a few years back using the Berry Branch stamp from Penny Black. (Spring & Summer, Fall & Winter, Winter tutorial)

Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall

fall tree view Heather Telford


Stamps:  Joy to All, Enjoy Life (PB)
Inks: Rusty Hinge, Barn Door, Gathered Twigs, Vintage Photo distress inks(Ranger)
Cardstock: Canson 100% cotton hot pressed watercolour paper, Burgandy cardstock, Neenah Natural white cardstock
Also:  Bister powder

5 Comments on “Stamping the Seasons: Fall”

  1. Pat says:

    Gorgeous autumnal colours Heather with that earthy brown and that sky has the look of an imminent storm with lots of drama. x

  2. thepaperbaker says:

    This is stunning!!!

  3. glow:) says:

    wow! heather i am subscribed to your blog and ToTaLLy love your style! i get a lot of inspiration when i can see you brave and try new things… Nature is my bestest LoL… style… and it makes me happy seeing yours… i have learning disability and so i LoVe learning from videos.. on a tight budget but thankful to learn for fRee.. 🙂 Love your winter techs..guess i am a country style living in town so guess what i love? Woods.. just wish i knew where to find a good ole tree or branch stamp minimal cost! 🙂 My drawing is 2 random looking! please let me know if you have any ideas 2 find? 🙂 we all seem to lack timewise tho so i dont expect it…. sincerely glowing 🙂 BTW Catherine Pooler is awesome!!! LoVe and so found you! thanks to her!!

  4. Lindsey says:

    I would like fall if it didn’t presage winter… but I do like your card!

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