Autumn Mist

Autumn mist Heather Telford

Don’t worry I am not switching over to fall cards. I just happen to have made a card in autumn colours with a misty look about it so the line from Puff the Magic Dragon sprang to mind. I created both of today’s cards with the ‘shade canopy’ stamp from Penny Black. The little scenes are framed with the white edge made when I tape the watercolour paper down with painter’s tape.

Autumn mist closeup Heather Telford

I used markers to ink the stamp and for the backgrounds on both cards. The autumn card is coloured with memento markers and the summer one with tombow dual brush pens.

summer field Heather Telford

It is possible to get quite a lot of definition in the foliage by inking the stamp and adding little or no water or, as I did, use more water on the stamp and achieve a looser more impressionistic look. On the summer card I coloured the sky and hill first then added the tree over the top. For the fall card I painted the sky last, adding it around the foliage.

summer field closeup Heather Telford


Stamps: Shade Canopy, Words of Kindess(PB)
Inks:   Tangelo, Potter’s Clay, Espresso Truffle, Northern Pine Memento markers Versafine Onyx black (Tsukineko), 173, 452, 126, 228 dual brush pens (Tombow)
Cardstock: Fabriano 100% cotton hot pressed watercolour paper

8 Comments on “Autumn Mist”

  1. Pat says:

    These are both very pretty Heather and I love the more misty sky on the first Autumnal scene and the wonderful greenery and blue sky on the Summer version. x

  2. Cheryl says:

    Love both of these! I’m going to give it a try with my Tombow markers

  3. maureenchandler says:

    These are both lovely – thank you!!

  4. bev091754shabbychicis4me says:

    They are both very lovely but I love the Autumn colors! Thank you for sharing!

  5. Clelie says:

    These are wonderful! I love Fall and that card is gorgeous!!! The misty background is beautiful!…and I love the way the colours push against each other in the Summer setting! They made me smile and sit a moment to absorb their beauty! 🙂

  6. memalagene says:

    Gorgeous cards!

  7. Lindsey says:

    It’s interesting how perfect a “miss you” sentiment seems with an autumn-themed image. You have me chuckling with your Puff reference. Both iterations with this stamp are lovely!

  8. MaryFran says:

    I may have missed it somewhere, but hot pressed paper?

    Thank you, Heather Mary

    Sent from my iPhone


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