Thursday, October 13, 2011

Between Two Pines

Yesterday, I got such a fun parcel in the mail, containing copies of the five idea cards Kevin Nakagawa from Stampscapes has printed using my scenic stamping pieces. I am SO happy and honoured that my cards have been turned into Stampscapes idea cards and I hope they will inspire other scenic stampers and that they will inspire people to try out scenic stamping. It is such a fun form of stamping and it is absolutely wonderful to be able to create your own landscapes. Only your imagination sets the limits to the places you can create.

The idea cards look fantastic and the colours are perfect. They look exactly like the originals. I had fun writing text and instructions about the cards, which is printed on the back. The three bigger scenes are printed on 8.5” x 5.5” (21.5 x 13.8 cm) cards and the two smaller ones on 5.5” x 4.25” (13.8 x 10.5 cm) cards.

I made all these scenes before I started the blog and since they haven’t been posted here, I thought I would post my originals, one at a time, to celebrate that the idea cards have been printed. I am going to do it chronologically, in the order they were made, so the first one to be posted is Between Two Pines. This scene was inspired by the lovely quote, which immediately made me think about one of my favourite books, giving me the idea for this scene. It is 4” x 6” and is done on glossy cardstock:

Yellow and green shades of dye inks were applied using a Stylus Tool, starting with the lightest shade and leaving some of the white of the paper in the centre. Thereby, I tried to create a stream of light in the middle of the scene. There is a great tutorial for this technique on the Stampscapes website. I like how the stream of light places the focus both on the rider and on the doorway between the two pines. The pine trees were stamped with green dye ink using first to third generation stamping, in order to create depth. The lighter second and third generation images appear to be further away. With this technique and by varying the height of the trees, you can stamp a whole forest using only the Pine Tree stamp (it is one of my favourite scenic stamps). The man on the horse was stamped at the bottom of the ray of light and ferns were stamped as a foreground. Highlights were added with a white gel pen.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Supplies: Stampscapes: Pine Tree 196F, Horseback 173A, Ducks in Formation 027A, Fern 102A, quote from Scenic Sentiments Sheet #3; Archival Jet Black ink; Adirondack: Willow, Pesto; Distress Ink: Crushed Olive, Peeled Paint, Forest Moss; Memento: Dandelion, Cottage Ivy, Pear Tart, Bamboo Leaves; white gel pen; glossy cardstock.


  1. Congrats! Well deserved... Your use of the stampscapes is stunning! Whoo Hoo! Beautiful image and coloring!

  2. Anna-Karin jätte fint kort!A-S

  3. This scene is just beautiful. The lighting in the middle is so well done!
    Trish H., Canada

  4. Congratulations! This is beautiful! Love the lighting


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