Winter’s forest

I have new tree stamp to introduce to you today. You know how I feel about tree stamps. I kept the technique quite straightforward for this card but I’m looking forward to trying a few more of my favourite mediums ie. distress stains, inks and markers, memento inks and my new favourite for photo paper – stazon. On this sunlit panel I used versafine onyx black with a clear embossing powder. Embossing the image first made it possible to keep all the trees are dark silhouettes when I painted the sunset behind. I used distress stains and a wet on wet technique to blend yellow into pink then blue. I kept the foreground white for snow then painted some shadows loosely on the watercolour paper.

The stamp is called ‘winter’s forest’ but I know it will be just as handy as spring, summer and autumn’s forest! I had a very relaxing time away last week and enjoyed painting a few pages from Kristy Rice’s Summer Cutting Garden watercoloring book. None of the pages are quite finished but I plan to share them with you soon.


Stamps: winter’s forest (Penny Black)
Inks: broken china, scattered straw, worn lipstick distress stains (Ranger) versafine onyx black (Tsukineko)
Cardstock: hot pressed watercolour paper, aqua cardstock
Also: clear embossing powder

9 Comments on “Winter’s forest”

  1. Shauna Todd says:

    I LOVE these trees and how you painted it!

  2. Pat says:

    Fabulous work Heather and I love the sun shining through the trees and the pretty yellow and pink, and then the beautiful shadows the trees have made on the snow. x

  3. Clelie says:

    I went to a garage sale this weekend and there were distress stains being sold…I snatched up a bunch to fortify my stash since they aren’t being sold by Ranger anymore. This background is wonderful and while I don’t want summer to be over…I can’t wait to start playing with fall’s colors! (My favorite season…crisp air, crunchy leaves, and autumn’s glorious colors.) A wonderful card; I love the shadows cutting across the snow! 😀

  4. ahappyscramper says:

    looks great

  5. bonnielynnh says:

    I always marvel at how you manage your shadows and light. Absolutely beautiful card!

  6. Anne Sweeney says:

    Heather , I want to see a video on this this is awesome !! Please .. if you don’t could you ask Jill too ??? Thanks Anne

    Sent from Yahoo Mail for iPhone

  7. Joanne says:

    This is spectacular.I love it.

  8. memalagene says:

    Beautiful sunrise or sunset, I love the shadows from the trees.

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