Stamping the stories: Mary Poppins

Mary Poppins Heather Telford

Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious. You recognise this lady of course! I read many of the Mary Poppins books not just the original with the Banks family and enjoyed the movie as well. As a child I had Mary Poppins, Bert, Jane and Michael paper dolls, actually I still have them in the doll box with all their outfits.

This card was fairly straight forward to make. I brayered the sky with pink and yellow from one end of the panel and dark blue from the other. I dotted the sky with a gel pen then stamped outline stamps along the bottom and coloured them in with a black sharpie to change them to silhouettes. I made a stencil of Mary Poppins by printing her picture then cutting her out with a craft knife. Then I sponged through the stencil with black and added a sentiment.

Yesterday a few of you added your favourite imaginative or magical stories in the comments. Winnie the Pooh got a mention as did Harry Potter and Mother Goose. I have one more left to share and it is a huge favourite of mine and has been read or listened to numerous times in our family. It is definitely a classic.


Stamps:  Uptown, Sweet Home, Yuletide Greetings (PB)
Inks: Paris Dusk, Angel Pink, Cantaloupe, Tuxedo Black(ImagineCrafts/Tsukineko)
Cardstock:  Neenah Classic Crest solar White 110lb smooth, Neenah epic black
Also: white gel pen

Home, sweet home


Home sweet home Heather Telford

I stamped all the houses for this little street with the same stamp. To make them look different I masked and changed the amount of stamp I used. It was possible to make it taller by drawing an extra window and a different doorway. I watercoloured with distress stains then added some extra shading with markers and pencils. To keep it all co-ordinated and warm toned I painted a very orange sky and sponged an orange edge on the natural cardstock mat.


Stamps: Uptown,  Sweet Home (Penny Black)
Inks:Ripe Persimmon, Aged Mahogany, Spiced Marmalade, Barn Door, Worn Lipstick, Fired Brick, Black Soot distress stains or inks (Ranger), Versafine Onyx Black (Tsukineko)
Cardstock:Fabriano 100% cotton hot pressed watercolour paper, Neenah Epic Black 100lb cardstock, Natural flecked cardstock
Also: Fabercastell watercolour pencils

Home sweet home

Watercolour house

I have another one layer watercolour card made on the Fabriano watercolour paper. This one combines watercolouring and sponging. I think the house ended up looking more like a “fixer-upper” than a sparkling new home but that’s ok. It’s still a home, sweet home.

Watercolour house mask

I stamped the house in versafine smokey gray then used a mask to sponge a green hill. All the colouring is done with watercolour pencils blended with water and a little highlighting done at the end with the pencil dipped in water. To finish I cut a complete house mask so I could sponge the sky in blue.

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Stamps: Uptown,  Sweet Home (Penny Black)
Inks: Memento Summer Sky, Cottage Ivy & Versafine Smokey Gray (Tsukineko)
Cardstock: Fabriano 25% cotton hot pressed watercolour paper
Also: Fabercastell watercolour pencils