Winter Sky

I’m teaming up with the Foiled Fox today to bring you this wintery sunset sky. Make sure you pop over to the Foiled Fox blog and online store to see what they have been creating lately. This slightly unrealistic scene features stamps from Penny Black. The telegraph pole and little plant on the right are from the ‘panoramic‘ set, the plant on the left is from the ‘picturesque‘ set and the sentiment is from the ‘ever thanks‘ set.

I worked on a piece of hot pressed watercolour paper but you could do this design on normal white cardstock by leaving out one step. I splattered masking fluid over the panel then when it was dried swiped it through some kitsch flamingo and faded jeans ink. The swipe gave me a pale blue, pink and purple background. I stamped the telegraph pole first with jet black archival ink then decided to mask a snow bank at the base of the panel. Even though the panel was already coloured I blended more colour above the mask to make the sky darker than the foreground snow. While the mask was in place I stamped all the plants along the edge.

I used blending brushes to add the colour using the original two inks plus chipped sapphire and tore more masks to create clouds/snowbanks to fill the top of the panel. I hadn’t set out include all that masked blending but it looked so pretty I just kept blending! So if you wanted to work on normal cardstock and do all the colour with blending brushes you would just omit the ‘swipe through the ink’ step. Hope the sky is looking pretty where you are; I have seen some beautiful skies lately, both morning and night.


4 Comments on “Winter Sky”

  1. patricia rowe says:

    Love this. As usual, I see stamps and wait to decide to buy to see if I can use it enough. You have proven these stamps are versitile. I enjoy seeing possibilities. Your easy tutorial makes it even more inviting to buy the stamps. Our skies are beautiful, too. We are probably past snow now, but some interesting pinkish skies and incredible red and orange at night.

  2. nancystiz says:

    What a magnificent sky! Those colors just grabbed me when I saw this. I’ve never smooshed in ink and got such beautiful, pastel results. I also love the way you combine your stamps. Gorgeous card!

  3. Karen Jackson says:

    Wonderful sky Heather ; so uplifting. On the odd occasion when our sky has not been different shades of grey, we have had gorgeous pink and coal coloured ones. Our sky isstaying lighter for longer now, can Spring be far behind?

  4. Bonnie says:

    What a beautiful winter sky, Heather! We are having beautiful sunsets and I have a few daffodils blooming in the yard. Spring is definitely coming soon to NC!

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