Majestic MountainsPosted: October 29, 2018 Filed under: majestic mountains, Stamped Landscapes, yuletide greetings | Tags: Darkroom Door stamps, Ranger Distress inks, Ranger Distress stains, Tsukineko Versafine inks 7 Comments
I have a few wintry landscapes to share today featuring stamps from the beautiful new ‘majestic mountains‘ set by Darkroom Door. This set includes three mountains, six sentiments (not featured on these cards) and – happy sigh – four trees! You can find step by step instructions on the Darkroom Door blog. I usually list all the ingredients at the end of the post but today I have included links throughout my descriptions.
On the card above I first splattered masking fluid over cold pressed watercolour paper and let it dry. I placed a torn post-it note mask across the panel then stamped the mountain several times in weathered wood distress ink so the base of the stamp overlapped the post-it. I painted the sky in dusty concord and tumbled glass distress stains then added a small amount of mustard seed stain close to mountain edges. I dried the panel then placed another torn post it note across below the base of the mountains.This was so I could stamp the trees in chipped sapphire distress ink but not have all the trunks showing. Because I was working on cold pressed watercolour paper the tree images were not solid so I used water to blend the ink. I dried the trees then painted a line of weathered wood distress stain along base of trees to create a snow bank and some shadows in the foreground. I removed the masking fluid and added a sentiment from the new Yuletide Greetings Stamp Set in chipped sapphire ink.
For this second card I once again splattered masking fluid but over hot pressed watercolour paper. Instead of using a post it note I partially inked the mountain stamp in weathered wood distress stain so the bases of the mountains were uneven, then stamped across the lower half of the wide panel. I picked a small tree and stamped repeatedly in front of the mountains in memento olive grove ink including second generation stamping to fill the space. Then I switched to large trees in olive grove ink overlapping some of the small trees.
I painted the sky in stormy sky distress stain taking care to paint to the edge of mountains and tree tops then dried it completely. I removed the masking fluid and chose another sentiment from the Yuletide Greetings to stamp in versafine olympia green ink.
On my last card I wanted a big winter moon so I cut a circle mask from frisket film and attach to a hot pressed watercolour panel then splattered masking fluid over the panel. I painted water over whole panel then added some stormy sky distress stain keeping the colour darkest in the top half. While panel was still damp I stamped a large tree in memento northern pine ink repeatedly using first and second generation stamping for dark and lighter images. I removed the moon mask and stamped one more tree to overlap the moon. I dried the panel completely then removed the masking fluid. I used another sentiment from the Yuletide Greetings Stamp Set in versafine olympia green ink.
This is going to be another of those lovely year round sets but I think it will be all wintry scenes from me for a while. I love having new trees to play with and those mountain stamps make it easy to fill in a simple background. Even though it is still October it has been snowing for the last 24 hours! It’s not going to stay though, definitely not!
Stamps: majestic mountains, yuletide greetings (Darkroom Door)
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I love your mountain scenes – so serene.
Heather, I just love your snowy, winter scenes! All three of these cards are gorgeous, but my favorite is the last one.
Those are wonderful cards using those stamps! You created beautiful scenes on all of the cards!
WONDERFUL winter scenes! I love your optimism about the snow not staying, haha.
Three really beautiful scenes Heather, and all that bit different in colour and love the mountains on the first two and the more purple sky on the first, and that large moon on the last looks really great. x
These are so lovely, Heather! Almost make me long for snow…almost!
Your watercoloured skies are just heavenly.
Heather, you have complete mastery of portraying winter landscapes.They are cold, and manage to be both invigorating and soothing at the same time. I especially like the big winter moon on the last card. Our weather has turned wintry overnight too, not snow but freezing fog. Brrr !