Autumn Skyward Heather Telford

You know how much I like tree stamps, so you can imagine how delighted I was to see this delicate branch silhouette appropriately called ‘Skyward’. I created a thank you card I’ll be linking to Susan Raihala’s Gratitude Campaign

Autumn Skyward closeup Heather Telford

I chose to keep my design simple by adding colour with brusho. I sprinkled gamboge, lemon and dark brown brusho on a piece of watercolour paper, spritzed with water then dried it immediately with a heat tool. By limiting the amount of water and drying it quickly I was able to halt the blending of the colours. The resulting bursts of colour do a good impression of fall foliage, I think. I wanted the branches to almost fill the sky so I stamped twice overlapping some of the branches.

Autumn Skyward Heather Telford

For the second card I used the same technique but went for a summer look. It is not clear whether my colour is sky or foliage so I am happy for it to be both.

Summer Skyward Heather Telford

You would think I had used blue brusho but I sprinkled leaf green, sea green and lemon. I love the way brusho is never one single colour but a mix of different coloured powders; it’s different every time.

.Summer sky close up Heather Telford


Stamps: Skyward, Snippets, Heartfelt (PB)
Ink: Versafine onyx black ink (Tsukineko)
Paper: hot pressed watercolour paper, orange cardstock, teal cardstock
Paint: gamboge, lemon, dark brown, sea green, leaf green brusho powder

8 Comments on “Skyward”

  1. Susie Williams says:

    Ahhhhhhh big happy sigh, what amazIng creations Heather. Thank for Brusho tips too.

  2. Absolutely glorious! Love the effect the Brushos give. xxx

  3. Marliese Zimmerman says:

    Love the new PB releases. They’re a great incentive to start making my Christmas cards.

  4. Shauna says:

    Your talent with Brusho paints is amazing! They are simply beautiful!

  5. Pat says:

    I love this foliage and the fabulous brushos, the colours are all glorious Heather. Two gorgeous cards. x

  6. This is so beautiful – I love tree and foliage stamps too, can’t get enough of that. Your sense of different moods and your ability for creating them is absolutely amazing! Thanks for showing!

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