Birthday WindowPosted: April 24, 2023 Filed under: Penny Black, window | Tags: Fabriano Watercolour Paper, Penny Black stamps, Ranger Distress inks 4 Comments
I’m a guest on the Foiled Fox blog again today featuring my first card with the new PB set, ‘window’. The window and the ivy are two separate stamps which makes them quite versatile. I wanted to try them together though so I worked in a stamp positioner with hot pressed watercolour paper.
I stamped the ivy first in two greens because a range of greens definitely makes foliage look more realistic. I also added some brown for the stems. As I wanted the ivy to hang over the window and shutters I had to either mask the ivy or do some partial stamping. I did partial stamping, wiping ink off the very top of the window for the first impression then adding ink bit by bit to fill out the sections not obscured by the ivy. Once I had outlines stamped it was easy to use a paintbrush to fill out the rest of the wood around the leaves.
I used a mix of grey and brown for the window frame and speckled egg for the glass and side of the house adding some lines with a marker to suggest paneling. There are more details on the Foiled Fox blog so make sure you visit and say hi.
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What a lovely, charming card Heather. I love the colours you have used and the overhanging ivy looks so natural. I think the way you have drawn in the siding panels and painted the glass is very clever. Your friend will be so lucky to receive this card.
I studied this one for a long time just seeing how you got the weathered effects on the shutters as well as the perfect shading on the siding. This one was obviously a lot of work and it’s SO worth it. Incredible watercoloring, a skill I don’t have.
This is a delightful card Heather and love the look of the ivy covered window, beautifully watercoloured too. x
Beautiful card Heather! Your ivy covered window is gorgeous!