Stamped Brindabellas


Hi again, it has been a while between cards hasn’t it?  Life has been very busy here with one thing and another.  Sadly there has been no time for stamping and no time even for posting cards already completed.

I made this one quite a few weeks ago.  The inspiration was a card from my parents which was sitting on the cabinet next to my stamping table.  It sits there because it has such a beautiful moonrise on it.  The photo was taken by my father and made into a card for me.  When my dad saw it there he suggested I try creating a similar stamped image.  This is my attempt at stamping a scene from the Brindabellas, an Australian mountain range.

It has been so long since I stamped it I hope I can remember the process I used.  I know I threw away the first attempt.  To begin I stamped the moon, a little circle stamp from a flower set and then embossed it in clear.  Then I worked on the coloured sky.  I sponged in Bordering Blue, Going Grey, Apricot Appeal, Pretty in Pink, Pale Plum, Perfect Plum and Almost Amethyst to create the sunset.   The silhouette of the hill was sponged in over a torn paper masking sheet.  The trees are from Branch Out and Lovely as a Tree.  I inked parts of the Branch Out tree so I could create a little variety on the horizon and mimic the trees in the original photo somewhat.  The moon was meant to be in the space between two trees but I missed so I reheated the moon slightly to heat set the black branch on the embossed moon.

The original photo taken by my dad is below.  The trees are blackened and bare because of horrendous bushfires which destroyed forest in the area.

Thanks for dropping in, it shouldn’t be so long between posts next time as I have a Christmas card workshop next weekend so some stamping must happen this weekend!  I hope to have designed four cards by tomorrow evening.



Stamps:  Branch Out, Lovely as a Tree
Inks: Basic Black, Bordering Blue, Going Grey, Apricot Appeal, Pretty in Pink, Pale Plum, Perfect Plum, Almost Amethyst
Cardstock: Whisper white, Basic Black, Buckaroo Blue


9 Comments on “Stamped Brindabellas”

  1. Kathy says:

    Gorgeous! I love your card. You did such an amazing job of recreating the beautiful photo! TFS!

  2. Heather, this is soooo cool and creative! Thanks for sharing the inspiration for your lovely card. Your dad sure took a great photo!

  3. Kez says:

    Wonderful job of re-creating the photo, and the card is even more gorgeous in real life! I saw it at your parents house on Saturday, LOL! Thanks for sharing your technique, I am sorely tempted to try something similar myself!

  4. An amazingly accurate likeness of your Dad’s beautiful photo! Your sponged sky is beautiful and so lovingly created. So much drama in the scene, especially knowing how the landscape had been ravaged by fire. Funny, when I saw your title I thought… “Brindabellas?” — something from the whimsical Bella line? Not what I might expect to see you work with, but I knew it would be fabulous!

  5. Oh Heather!! This is truly inspired… absolutely beautiful!

  6. Doris says:

    Great job! It’s amazing what can be done with stamps, ink and talent!

  7. Donelda says:

    wow, this is amazing!! and then I saw the picture you used as inspiration and I am really really impressed!!!

  8. Joan B says:

    What a beautiful version of the photo. This is gorgeous.

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