Stamping the stories: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

Narnia Heather Telford

This scene is from a book, a whole series in fact, that is well loved by our family. I read the books to the children; they read them once they were able. We listened to the radio theatre series from Focus on the Family and when the movies came out we watched them. We knew the books so well that we were quite nitpicky about the movies but we enjoyed them despite the deviations from the original. If there is someone who does not recognize this little vignette, the series is the Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis. For those who recognised it straight away, which is your favourite Narnia story? My son’s favourite is ‘The Horse and his Boy, my older daughter’s ‘The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, my younger daughter’s, ‘The Magician’s Nephew’ and for me ‘The Dawn Treader’ but ‘Last Battle’ is a close second. You see there is something for everyone. If you haven’t read them, get on it!

When the story begins it is ‘always winter but never Christmas’ in the magical land of Narnia. The white witch has made it so. Lucy meets Mr Tumnus the faun under the lamp post you see in the scene above. I painted it with distress stains over a generous splatter of masking fluid and used the ‘oh so useful’ trees from the ‘Prancers’ set in the foreground. I followed this card up with an art journal page because it was so much fun to paint.

This is the last of my stamping the stories cards; it has been fun to share them. Thank you so much for visiting and joining in the conversations.

Stamping the stories cards: Mary Poppins, Wind in the Willows, Peter Pan, Lord of the Rings


Stamps:  Prancers, On the town (PB)
Inks: Chipped Sapphire, Mahogany, Scattered Straw, Salty Ocean, Iced Spruce distress stains (Ranger), Northern Pine, Versafine Onyx Black (ImagineCrafts/Tsukineko)
Cardstock: Fabriano 100% cotton hot pressed watercolour paper, Neenah patriot blue
Also: Winsor & Newton masking fluid

25 Comments on “Stamping the stories: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe”

  1. Clelie says:

    Heather, I just want to say thank you for this interlude of memories! How amazing to take the art of cardmaking and use it to evoke such sweet remembrances from our hearts! It was a gift! Thank you again.

  2. littledebbie4 says:

    wow what a beautiful card – stunning

  3. craftytreen says:

    oh Heather! how wonderful. I was in a deep sleep, got up for a drink and there was the lamp post and all of the snow! I am so excited! A friend bought me the whole set of Narnia books when I was going through a very difficult period many years ago. As I healed, God used these books to help me work through some pretty deep things. I love all of the books. If you ask me about one of them at a time, then I will choose that one. then ask me again about another and I’ll choose that one. LOL. I cannot choose. Heather the card is just wonderful! when I look at it, I am waiting for Lucy and Mr Tumnus to come along. Its so lovely! Thank you so much for this series! they are enchanting! hugs, treen

  4. This is so magical! A beautiful winter scene with the lovely lamppost at the centre. I have seen a series on TV of the Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe but not read the books although I know my daughter has them. I think I may have to read them now! This has been a wonderful series! Thank you! xxx

  5. Susan says:

    First of all…what a wonderful card! I loved this whole series when I was young…I was first introduced to them by a middle school English teacher. I got the whole series and just loved those stories. I read them to my children…and one of my children is now reading them to my grandson. Loved your series!

  6. stonevab says:

    Very beUtiful scene .
    A reminder to me to let you light shine which is a theme I love . This little light of mine ,I’m gonna let it shine . Joy now Jan

  7. Kate in Adelaide, South Australia says:

    This card has a restful & peaceful quality. It is also beautiful like all your other cards that I’ve seen in the last few months since I have ‘discovered you’!!
    Keep up the absolutely EXCELLENT work that you do😊
    P.S. I think I favour Lion, Witch & Wardrobe over Wind in the Willows … ever so slightly … but your work on all is just gorgeous!

    • Heather says:

      This one is my favourite from the series but I was happy with each card. So glad you enjoyed them and have been visiting the blog; I always appreciate hearing from Australia 😉

  8. canadiancaroline says:

    Oh Heather, this scene is PERFECT! Lucy’s first glimpse of the magical world of Narnia (and yes, those tree stamps are must-have items). Our family loved the series, too. My favorite was “The Horse and His Boy.”

  9. Brenda N. says:

    Oh, my, you have captured the feel of that sentence in a beautiful way. Thank you for sharing your thoughts and art.

  10. Ingrid says:

    Such a beautiful scene. I just love all the little details! I have a request – will you periscope how you paint your snow drifts…I just can’t seem to get them like yours! Love those books – been so long…may just have to read those again! 🙂

  11. Cornelia (fun stamping) says:

    OH MY, WHAT AN AMAZING BEAUTY! I have been enjoying your series so far! Looking forward to your future creations!

  12. Karen says:

    Thank you for a quick reminder of a wonderful book, series and movie. This is a magical scene that invokes many memories. Thank you for your series of cards, however this one is my favorite.

  13. stampersuzz says:

    How beautiful is this scene you have created! I spent many hours in Narnia as a child reading and re-reading the books. What a lovely memory you triggered today with your blog post and beautiful card!

  14. Carol / creatingincolors says:

    So pretty. I have loved your storybook cards. I feel like I had a mini-escape each day you presented one!

  15. Pat says:

    I love this really pretty scene you have created Heather and the lamp light looks terrific and love the dramatic hills in the background so misty and magical too. I haven’t read these stories but our son read them all and really loved them. I have seen films and television adaptations though and so enjoyed them . I have really enjoyed your series of story creations, just fabulous! x

  16. Lindsey says:

    This has been a very fun series to see! I have not read the entire Narnia series *hangs head*, but do like the ones I’ve read. I also like that your card, as well as fitting perfectly into the Narnia world, is also a lovely winter card whether or not one gets the allusion!

  17. Mary Kohnen Smith says:

    I loved this series. I naot olnly loved the cards you made, but reading about some of my favorite books brought back great memories. Please do it again!

  18. […] am still receiving lovely feedback about my ‘stamping the stories‘ series including a few requests for more. I really did enjoy making those cards and […]

  19. Tanis Scott says:

    The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe!

  20. […] When I created my first book inspired journal page (The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe) I created the card first then expanded the scene into a double page. This time I am working the other way […]

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