Quietude video

This scenic stamp from Penny Black is called Quietude and I think it is aptly named don’t you? I would be happy to wander along the shore of this lake today. It is getting cold, just on the edge of beginning to freeze but not there yet. The plants have died off but they are goldy brown colour, so still eye catching against the steely blue water. Okay, that’s enough waxing poetic for me. I plan to stamp and paint this as a winter scene soon but I enjoyed turning it into a late fall scene first.

I used a combo of archival and distress inks to create the scene and made a video of the process. To give you a little glimpse behind the scenes I made one panel in these tones and liked it so much I decided to film it. It took four attempts before I got this one! Don’t let that put you off trying it. It just goes to show things don’t always go to plan!

Speaking of winter scenes, I happen to have a new online class available that is all about winter scenes: the night skies, the snowy landscapes, the frosty branches; it’s all in my new class WINTER WONDER. I would love you to join me.

Apparently we are in for a mild end to the year here in Ottawa. That is just fine with me. This lake can stay unfrozen and for as long as it likes.


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10 Comments on “Quietude video”

  1. creatingincolors says:

    What a beautiful and peaceful scene, full of wonderful colors.

  2. Leslie says:

    Absolutely gorgeous and very life-like! I’d love to be there, too! 😉

  3. Pat says:

    This is gorgeous Heather and enjoyed watching your demo, and you have definitely captured the moody atmosphere with the colours and I love the way you have darkened the edges which look really crisp using the masking. I love these landscapes and do them occasionally but don’t have that many stamps like these beautiful PB ones, but I quite often add a background scene with bird or animal stamps. x

  4. ednamburgess says:

    Nice picture. And it does look like quiet time.

  5. Heidi says:

    This is simply gorgeous!

  6. Bonnie says:

    What a wonderful, peaceful scene, Heather! Another that needs to be framed! Can’t wait to see the Winter version!

  7. Wow that is just gorgeous!! Thanks for sharing the video!

  8. Liz Chartrand says:

    Beautiful card Heather!


  9. […] I posted a card stamped with the PB ‘quietude’ stamp recently I mentioned I would be making a more wintery looking version. Today I have two different […]

  10. nancystiz says:

    I’ve watched this so many times I owed you a comment. Thanks so much for this video. I intend to try this today! This turned out so beautifully and I love the colors. I do love landscape stamping but I don’t get nearly the results you do . With the help of your videos, I may just get there.

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