OLW 16 Stamp a Scene

Susan’s One Layer Wednesday challenge this week is to Stamp a Scene.   You can use a stamp of a scene or make your own.

I have made my own, using a technique I often turn to.  I create a background with sponging and then start stamping the far off elements in lighter colours, the middle ground elements in slightly darker colours and foreground larger elements in black.  To make this scene I masked off a panel on the card first using post it notes and then began sponging.   After sponging three colours one under the other I stamped the trees in Mellow Moss and then Always Artichoke before removing the post it notes.  I finished by stamping the trees in black and adding a sentiment.

I think I might try another one using this technique, perhaps with autumn colours. (I have made a new one with autumn leaves here.)  Thanks for dropping in today.


Stamps: Lovely as a Tree, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Inks:   Basic Black, Always Artichoke, Mellow Moss, Bashful Blue
Cardstock:   Flourishes Classic White

44 Comments on “OLW 16 Stamp a Scene”

  1. Donelda says:

    This is spectacular!!!!! I am totall going to case this background idea!! you did a smash up job on this challenge!!

  2. SherylH says:

    Beautiful — I really like your choice of colours for the background. And it is so suitable for a sympathy card.

  3. Joyce says:

    This is one of the nicest cards I have ever seen and I have seen a lot ! Beautifully created, amazing. I just love it. Thank you so much for the inspiration.

  4. June says:

    Beautiful card. Thanks for sharing this technique. I think I need to try this.

  5. THUD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I gasped when this popped up on my screen. Like Donelda, I’m so totally casing this!

  6. LaNell Taylor says:

    This is beautiful. I must try this technique.

  7. *Chrissie* says:

    What inspiration!
    This is simply stunning. I hope you don’t mind if I try to emulate this fabulous technique. It is WONDERFUL!

  8. marty ferraro says:

    this is indeed one of the most amazing cards i have seen. thanks soo much for the inspiration.
    marty ferraro

  9. Linby says:

    wow – a great card

  10. Nancy M says:

    This card is remarkable and, as Sheryl wrote, perfect as a sympathy card. Thanks for giving directions, making it easier for me to case.

  11. Darlene Gabriel says:

    I agree – this is an wonderful technique and you have created a gorgeous one layer card. Hope it’s okay if I’m one of the ones casing this beauty.

  12. sue says:

    Omygosh, honest to gosh, no kidding, this is the loveliest card I’ve ever seen done!!! What a stunningly beautiful technique, using the most versatile stamp set ever.

  13. Jackie says:

    where do you keep your other work? i’d love to see the rest of your creations!
    this is one of the most beautiful cards i’ve ever seen.

    • Jackie says:

      ha! i’m replying to my own post! i don’t know what i was thinking… i clicked on the ‘bits & pieces’ text on the right side of the screen and there is the rest of your cards. duh. 🙂 now that i’ve confessed to what a dingdong i can be, i think i’ll go check out your other cards.

  14. Mustavcoffee says:

    Wow that totally worked, what a stunner:D xx

  15. Bonnie says:

    This is beautiful! Thanks for the great instructions. I’m going to try this.

  16. Carol B says:

    This is just sooooo pretty!

  17. ND says:

    I looked this as soom as I opened the computer this morning (before there were any comments) My immediate reaction was to call your mother to have a look. Her response? “That is beautiful. One of your very best”, a response I agree with totally.

    I have now returned from my morning walk on a crisp, clear morning. Most of the wattle has blown away; the buds are swelling on the deciduous trees, the daffodils are a carpet of gold and the blossom trees are starting to reveal their red and pink petals.

    I understand little of the technical aspects of your card making, but clearly most of your viewing commenters do and their praise is high.

    We see a beautiful card and we love it. Congratulations, Heather.


  18. Patti says:

    This is totally a WOW card! Gorgeous! I love the technique you used for your background… I will definitely have to case your CAS card!

  19. […] been thrilled and amazed at all the encouraging comments I have received about yesterday’s OLW 16 Scene card.  I was very happy with it but had no idea it would appeal to so many people.  Thank you for your […]

    • sue says:

      Heather, when I saw this week’s card on Simplicity, I was just stunned with its beauty. I clicked on it, and voila! you have a website! I’ve spent hours going over your “older posts” and seeing more and more of your beautiful, creative work. I’m totally blown away with what you’ve done. Thank you so much for sharing your creativity, and even giving us directions on how to copy you. You are one of a kind, so gifted, and so generous in sharing your gift with the rest of us!

  20. Colleen says:

    Stunning card. I can’t wait to try this! Thanks for the inspiration.

  21. SueB says:

    Wow! Stunning. Love your technique.

  22. PetraB says:

    This is awesome. The effect with the different coloured stamping is fantastic.

  23. This is one of the most beautiful cards I have seen in a long time! I love it!!! Definitely will be trying this myself! You should do a tutorial on your techniques…I know I could certainly use a tutorial! WOW….LOVE IT!!

  24. This is absolutely gorgeous! Thank you for letting us know how you made it!

  25. Kez says:

    The praise is well deserved Heather, this card is simply stunning and you make the technique sound so easy! Thanks for the inspiration.

  26. misstreez says:

    WOW, this is such a doable card! Love it. Glad I didn’t purge Lovely As A Tree recently.

  27. I am totally going to CASE this beauty! WOW! Just stunning!

  28. Dianna says:

    Beautiful card – I’ve already CASEd it!

  29. […] OLW 16 Stamp a Scene « bits & pieces To make this scene I masked off a panel on the card first using post it notes and then began sponging. After sponging three colours one under the other I stamped the trees in Mellow Moss and then Always Artichoke before removing the post it notes. I finished by stamping the trees in Most of the wattle has blown away; the buds are swelling on the deciduous trees, the daffodils are a carpet of gold and the blossom trees are starting to reveal their red and pink petals. […]

  30. […] few weeks back I made a one-layer card with a masked and sponged tree scene. Well the next step, in my mind anyway, was to try and create a scene with trees reflecting in […]

  31. […] is a total CASE of my own work!  I decided to revisit the summer one layer scene I did a few weeks back, this time using autumn colours.  I am going to create one for each of the […]

  32. Susan says:

    This is lovely. I love making my own backgrounds, don’t you?

  33. […] in the summer I created a card using Lovely as a Tree for the OLW Stamp a Scene challenge.  I was quite happy with the outcome; both the layout and the technique worked well to suggest the […]

  34. Julie B says:

    This card is fabulous!! I had to CASE it! Just changed the colors a bit for what I have, but I LOVE this!! Thanks for sharing!

  35. […] traurigen Anlass abheben. Leider habe ich eine davon schon verschicken müssen. Im August habe ich diese Anleitung gesehen und musste das gleich ausprobieren, weil ich die Idee fantastisch fand. Es ist auch […]

  36. Absolutely stunning card and perfect for the sentiment.

  37. Sandra Johnston says:

    I just saw your card on Pintrest. It is absolutely beautiful! Sympathy cards are so difficult to make, especially when the recipient is a man. This card is perfect for either man or woman. Thank you for sharing this great technique to create a scene!!

  38. Barb says:

    A stunning card – even five years later. I need to go right now and try this using fallish colors for my Thanksgiving cards.

  39. Daria says:

    This is lovely.

  40. […] finish I splattered white paint over the scene. The origin of this card goes way back to a card I made in 2012 using the famous Stampin Up set ‘lovely as a […]

  41. em says:

    Both this and your earlier version are beautiful. Hope I can successfully work this technique out myself.

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