Just like many of you we have experienced some crazy weather in the past week. We were very thankful to have our family together over the Christmas weekend, I know many people had to change their plans. The scene above, made with the Penny Black stamp, traverse, is a lovely wintery scene and not unlike what we are seeing around here now.

As usual I worked on hot pressed watercolour and kept it in a stamp positioning tool. The paper was splattered with masking fluid before I started, that’s how I ended up with all the little white dots of snow falling. I stamped the top half of the stamp first in pale green, but I should have chosen pale blue. I did this so I could see where the trees were and the top of the bridge. While the panel was securely in the stamp positioner I painted the sky with faded jeans distress ink making sure the ink came right down to the top of the bridge and past the tops of the trees. When the painted sky was almost dry I stamped the trees in rustic wilderness and pine needles inks. With a damp paintbrush I blended the inks making sure I left sections of the tree white to look snow covered. I moved onto the cabin which I stamped in vintage photo and black soot. The bridge is stamped in black soot and hickory smoke ink and blended with a paintbrush.

I stamped the creek and surrounds in faded jeans distress then blended some uncharted mariner in for variety. I finished off by removing the masking fluid and adding a sentiment in rustic wilderness archival ink. Hope you are having a relaxing week.

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4 Comments on “Traverse”

  1. Pat says:

    This is absolutely gorgeous Heather, and there is no-one who watercolours a scene as beautifully as you. The mix of colours and the way you have added shading to the snow in front of the cabin and across the bridge, and the slightly more watery areas of the trees add atmosphere and interest to the scene, also the water has lots of movement…I feel cold just looking at it. x

  2. nancystiz says:

    I love doing these scenes but love more seeing how you did it. This is so well done! Love the mix of colors on the water making it look so natural. Just Gorgeous!

  3. Loll says:

    Your created an amazing winter wonderland on your card Heather. Shades of what you see outside your window. šŸ™‚ Hope your Christmas was Merry. Love, Loll

  4. Lagene says:

    Beautiful card, thanks for the details of how you created it.

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