Snowy Settlements – one blue

You can find me and this study in blue on the Foiled Fox blog today. Recently I received the new uncharted mariner distress ink from the Foiled Fox and, as expected, I love the new blue. I decided to work with only the new ink for this card and see what tones I could get as I diluted the ink. You will probably see different depths of blue depending on the device with which you view this post but in real life the blues range from pale sky blue to deep teal blue.

This stamp is a lovely winter scene from Penny Black called ‘snowy settlement’. I stamped on hot pressed watercolour paper and painted the sky first with diluted uncharted mariner ink. While the ink was wet I sprinkled salt over the area which resulted in patterns once dry. When the sky was dry I painted over some of the village images with water so I could spread the ink a little and add variation to the trees and buildings. I finished the card with a sentiment from the PB ‘jolly snippets’ set also stamped in the same blue.

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9 Comments on “Snowy Settlements – one blue”

  1. creatingincolors says:

    Heather, this is absolutely beautiful!

  2. Jan Castle says:

    What a lovely scene Heather…Penny Black has wonderful stamps-my favorites!
    Paper Hugs,

  3. Pat says:

    This Uncharted Mariner is a gorgeous blue and you have made the most of it varying the tones on this beautiful winter scene Heather, and the wonderful pattern made by the salt you used on the sky. x

  4. Bonnie says:

    It’s amazing how many shades of blue you’ve got from this one ink pad, Heather! A lovely Christmas card!

  5. nancystiz says:

    What a beautiful way to use this stamp! Love that new blue distress ink and the way you used it on this gorgeous card. I also love the range of shades you achieved using one ink pad.

  6. nancystiz says:

    SO impressed with the various shades of blue and love the use of that technique on this stamp and love that stamp. Beautifully done.

  7. Sandy Booth says:

    Beautiful! So calming! I love blue and this card highlights it perfectly!

  8. This is absolutely glorious! Take care. xxx

  9. Karen Jackson says:

    Bbbrrr !! What a cold,clear night you have achieved with the all blue card Heather. Wonderful.

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