Tranquil snowy sky

tranquil falling snow Heather Telford

As I post this I am still in Australia but my husband mentioned there could snow this coming weekend – a welcome home present for me! By the time I return to Ottawa I will have been away for just over a month. I don’t get to Australia often so it really isn’t worth the time or money to travel all the way to Australia for a shorter time. I have completed several cards with this stamp each using a slightly different technique. The technique for today’s card is the most straight forward. I painted a graduated wash with Peerless watercolour paint. I began with deep blue at the top and diluted it as I approached the bottom of the panel.

tranquil falling snow Heather Telford

Once the background was dry I stamped the ‘tranquil’ stamp in versafine onyx black then let that dry. To finish it off I splattered white paint over the sky and painted some on the tree and fence posts.

tranquil falling snow detail Heather Telford

Once again I grabbed some stamps from the new ‘festive snippets’ set to add a sentiment.


Stamps: tranquil, festive snippets
Inks: versafine onyx black (Tsukineko)
Paper: hot pressed watercolour papers (Fabriano)
Paint: Dr Ph Martin’s Bleedproof white paint

12 Comments on “Tranquil snowy sky”

  1. Cheryl says:

    So pretty Heather! You really are getting a lot of use out of this stamp 😊

  2. Susie Williams says:

    This is so beautiful Heather. I hope you have had a wonderful holiday, you sure continued to spoil us with your amazing creations. Safe travels. xx

  3. chrissieann says:

    Just beautiful Heather!

  4. Betsy Wilson says:

    The snow seems to really be falling. Love the deep blue. Just beautiful!

  5. This is so beautiful! I really enjoy seeing the different ways to use this beautiful stamp! Thank you! xxx

  6. creatingincolors says:

    This card is perfectly named with Tranquil Snowy Sky. It is SO beautiful. Thank you for continuing to post your wonderful cards while you are in Australia. Enjoy the time you have remaining there.

  7. wendy0322 says:

    Beautiful! The snow detail is the perfect touch. You make that look so easy!

  8. Cheryl says:

    I don’t know how you do it. Evey thing you post is so lovey. I save all your posts for inspiration. Thank you, you get me out of my ‘box.’

  9. Pat says:

    This is beautiful Heather and relatively straight forward, and actually would be good to make quite quickly for those last minute cards Who wouldn’t love to receive this at Christmas time! x

  10. Lindsey says:

    Such a pretty and tranquil scene. Your night sky is perfect.

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  12. Marie-Lison says:

    It is so beautiful what you do as I would like to have your talent and make this beautiful technique really.

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