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Snowscape 2 ways

heading home 2 Heather Telford

Even though we have absolutely no snow outside I felt inspired to create some snowscape cards today. I used two methods, the first sponging over a mask and the second painting the snow bank edge with watercolour paint and softening with it on one side with water.

Heading home detail

The first card was sponged with Memento Bahama Blue and Nautical blue over masks cut from post-it notes. I added trees then stamped the boy and his dog in the foreground. I had not planned the card when I started so there was no masking fluid splattered on the sky for snow or stars. Instead I added it at the end by flicking it off the brush of a white wink of luna pen. The moon was not in my sky but I decided it must have been off to the left so stamped shadows behind the boy and the trees then sponged some little footprints too.

watercolour boy and dog 1 Heather Telford

The painted scene was done on watercolour paper that had been splattered with masking fluid so snow appeared when I rubbed off the mask at the end. I painted the sky first with two different brusho blues then each of the snow banks. Once the painting was dry I stamped the trees and painted over them immediately to blend the ink into a more solid image. I stamped the boy in pigment ink then painted some shadows. I filmed the part where I created the sky and snow banks for each panel on periscope so it is available to watch here. I turned each panel into a scene later off camera.

wc boy and dog detail

Thanks for dropping in today.

Supplies:
Stamps: Spread Cheer (PB)
Inks: Memento Nautical Blue & Bahama Blue, Versafine Onyx Black (ImagineCraft/Tsukineko)
Paint:  Brusho powders 
Cardstock: Neenah solar white cardstockHotpressed  Fabriano watercolour paper

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14 Comments on “Snowscape 2 ways”

  1. littledebbie4 says:

    wow so beautiful – loving both cards -so christmassie

  2. Pat says:

    These are both gorgeous Heather and the silhouette stamp is perfect with them. Unfortunately the periscope tutorial says it expired 13 hours ago so couldn’t watch it. x

  3. Micheline Jourdain says:

    Absolutely adorable! As you know, I love wintery scènes and specially yours! C’est juste trop beau! Unfortunately the periscope is expired 14 hours ago… I can not see it 😦

  4. carol / creatingincolors says:

    Love snowy scenes like this that remind me of days when I was a child pulling a sled.

  5. Sandy Dehon says:

    Wonderful!!!!!
    Sandy xx

  6. Jan Castle says:

    Amazing scene Heather!!! Thank you for sharing how you made them!
    Paper Hugs,
    Jan

  7. Carolyn C says:

    Your cards are so beautiful and artistic! I love that you show/tell how you make them, but I am too intimidated to try your techniques. Gorgeous!

  8. Vicki B says:

    I just watched the reply of your Periscope video. You really do make it look so easy! I think I can handle the method of sponging and using post-its…..not so sure about the watercolor. Thank you for showing us how you do it.

  9. Lindsey says:

    I am delighted to see snow on cards but not on the ground. 😀 I think I’m getting too old for winter. These are wonderful snowy scenes.

  10. canadiancaroline says:

    These scenes turned out wonderfully! It is always fun to watch you work (was able to catch the Periscope).


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