Winter celebration

winter celebration Heather Telford

The tree from the ‘woodland beauty’ set has definitely become a favourite of mine. (It features in my next Christmas card class this weekend and one spot just opened up) I started by painting a blue and purple sky over some masking fluid specks. I used the same blues to paint shadows over the mountains.

 celebration close up Heather Telford

To create this little winter scene I stamped the tree in a mix of two greens and added water to blend the greens and add the shadow to the snow. To make the snowbank below the trees I partially inked the trees so the trunks weren’t stamped then painted some blue ink around the branches and as a sharp edge below the branches.

 celebration Heather Telford

I painted some more pale blue snow banks then used part of a sentiment stamp to finish the panel. I’ve been back in Canada for over a week now and the snow has indeed come to Ottawa!


Stamps: woodland beauty, festive cheer
Inks: versafine onyx black (Tsukineko), forest moss, pine needles distress markers (Ranger)
Paper: hot pressed watercolour papers (Fabriano), green cardstock
Paint: brusho watercolour crystal paint
Also: masking fluid

10 Comments on “Winter celebration”

  1. creatingincolors says:

    Oh so beautiful!

  2. WOW! This one is just spectacular! I’ve followed your work for years but you outdid yourself this time! The shading on those mountains- Incredible! I could never achieve these results but love seeing yours!

  3. Janet L. says:

    So gorgeous!! It looks as if you hand-painted it rather than using stamps!

  4. Anja says:

    Wonderful scenery.
    Hugs Anja from germany

  5. Pat says:

    I love your snowy scenes Heather and this one is beautiful too. I think this looks great with the mountains in the background too. x

  6. Love the depth to your picture, beautiful! xxx

  7. Bonnie says:

    I wish I lived close by so I could join your class, Heather! This is beautiful!

  8. tish rowe says:

    All of us agree that you have outdone yourself. This is incredible. I feel like I am in the alps.
    Can you give a picture tutorial of how you did the mountains? I would love to pay for that, too.
    Thank you ever so much for your work.

  9. Such a beautiful scene with these delicate trees … The blending of the greens worked magic with the whole piece!

  10. Anne says:

    I have just subcribed to your wonderful blog again after a long absence. I am stunned by the way your worked has progressed, changed and developed. This card is gorgeous, a superb piece of artwork that deserves to be framed! Bravo!

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