Peaceful

This simple card utilises only two stamps and three inks but I think it manages to convey an impression of a big winter sky. I splattered masking fluid on hot pressed watercolour paper then, after it had dried I sprayed water, stormy sky and forest moss stains over the panel. I did it fairly randomly but tilted the paper to keep one corner pale while the rest of the panel filled with colour.

When the sky was partially dry I stamped the trees with forest moss distress ink. With the trees in place I added more drops of stormy sky stain and scattered straw stain while tilting the panel upside down to make the colours bleed up into the sky like the northern lights. I blended forest moss stain into the stamped trees then let the panel dry before removing the masking fluid.

I trimmed the panel to cover the whole card front and added a sentiment from the PB ‘Christmas and love’ set. I had forgotten how much I like the look of masking fluid splatter. I use it more as snow in wintry scenes than anything else but it adds a little something to other designs also. Now I want to go and splatter masking fluid on all my watercolour paper…

Supplies

Stamps: peaceful 30-511(PB), Christmas and love 30-508(PB)

Inks: forest moss distress stain, stormy sky distress stain, scattered straw distress stain olympia green versafine
     
Paper: hot pressed watercolour

Also: masking fluid

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8 Comments on “Peaceful”

  1. Oh that is just gorgeous! It looks better than actually being in it, I’m dreading winter. I’m in Michigan, USA, we get blasted! Beautiful card though!

  2. Tami Black says:

    Your talent never ceases to amaze me. This is a really pretty card and I love the sky! Frameable!

  3. Pat says:

    Beautiful trees for this wintry scene Heather, and I love the way you have let the green bleed into the sky which does indeed give the impression of the Northern Lights. A wonderful card and love the sentiment too. x

  4. Karen Jackson says:

    Glorious!


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