Welcome Home

This sweet scene is called ‘Welcome Home’ and it is a new rubber cling stamp from Penny Black. Yes you can see little white flecks on the panel again, not snow, just textural interest, or perhaps rain. I used a panel of hot pressed watercolour paper splattered with masking fluid. As usual with a scenic stamp I kept the panel in a stamp positioner throughout the whole process.

I stamped first in antique linen so I could see the whole scene as I added colour bit by bit to the cottage, fence and trees. I used a mix of distress ink pads and markers. To blend the inks I sometimes spritz the stamp before stamping so the inks start moving or I use a paintbrush after stamping to move the inks to fill an area like the roof or walls of the cottage. If some details get lost in the blending I use a marker to add definition back to the scene eg. bricks, roof and chimney outlines.

I loosely painted the grass, sky and driveway with smooshed distress inks. I thought the wide sentiment worked well to balance the height of the tree and stamped it in dark brown. It’s another new one from PB’s ‘delightful day’ set.

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5 Comments on “Welcome Home”

  1. Pat says:

    This is a very prettily watercoloured scene Heather with the pretty house, tree and bushes, and some wonderful added ink for the sky, grass and shading on the driveway, and with the wide inked sentiment which draws you beautifully into the scene. x

  2. nancystiz says:

    I love your loose watercoloring on this one. I’ve tried a few of the stamps you used and they are not always easy. This looks fabulous and I love the way you maintain fine details in the image. Beautifully done!

  3. Bonnie says:

    Such a pretty little cottage, Heather! A beautiful watercolor scene!

  4. Lagene says:

    Gorgeous coloring, beautiful card!

  5. Beautiful warm scene!

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