Down the Lane

down the lane Heather Telford

Thank you for all the lovely feedback you gave me about the tree cards. I hope the images and information inspire you to create some scenes of your own. Today’s card has the scene created already; all I did was decide on a colour scheme.

the lane Heather Telford

I chose some early fall colours, a bit like we will see very soon around here. The plants by the path are still green but the trees are getting a warm yellow tinge to them. To keep the definition of the detailed image I stamped first in versafine vintage sepia ink, then over the top with distress vintage photo ink. The versafine is a pigment ink so doesn’t bleed when I add water. The distress ink is very reactive with water so I was able to pull some brown tones into the surrounding area with a wet paint brush. I painted some blue, green and yellow over the sky, plants and trees using distress stains.

down the lane close up


Stamps: Down the Lane, April Showers (PB)
Die: Gift card pocket (PB)
Ink: Versafine vintage sepia ink, (Tsukineko) mustard seed, tumbled glass, broken china, mowed lawn distress stain & vintage photo distress ink(Ranger)
Paper: hot pressed watercolour paper
Also: linen thread