Frozen Vista

This lovely window stamp is from a Penny Black set, frozen vista which includes two arched window stamps. I stamped it on hot pressed watercolour paper in versamark then embossed in white powder. I used three distress inks to paint over the embossing, chipped sapphire in the sky, scattered straw at the horizon and stormy sky on the snowy ground.

To make a swag below the window I added double sided adhesive to some neenah solar white cardstock then die cut the PB juniper dies, holly from the layered Xmas set and pinecones from the winter lantern set.

Because of the subtle colours and abundance of white and offwhite I popped up the painted panel on a couple of layers of cardstock to give it a shadow frame on the same coloured card base.


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6 Comments on “Frozen Vista”

  1. PaperMorePaper says:

    Heather, this peaceful-not-boring scene is wonderful. The colors establish the mood, the col-lection of “borrowed” dies adds life to the foreground, and your brushwork (as usual) is enviable.
    Thank you for the constant inspiration!
    Carolyn L

    • Heather says:

      Thank you for taking the time to leave me such an encouraging comment. I tried a very different technique with this stamp three times but had no success so I returned to what I know!

  2. Janet S. says:

    Beautiful dimension. The ink colors add just the right amount of shadow and depth. I would never have thought to use scattered straw-just the right touch. Thanks! Amazing job!!!

  3. Pat says:

    Such a pretty window scene Heather and love the blues with the yellow at the horizon over the white embossed houses, tree and Santa sleigh, and the white foliage and cones look wonderful in the foreground too. x

  4. that is so beautiful – love it

  5. Liz Chartrand says:

    Beautiful card Heather!


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