Combining scenic stamps

I’ve been playing with scenic stamps again, this time combining sections of two stamps to create a new scene. The Penny Black ‘farmland’ stamp forms the background scenery and the PB ‘homeward’ stamp makes up the foreground.

Out of habit (a successful one!) I used distress inks and markers to ink the stamps and add detail to the design. I kept the palette limited using two blues for the sky and several greens and browns for the rest of the scene. To see the process take a look at the video below.

I know some people find scenic stamps a bit daunting but the detail in the stamps themselves makes it possible to add a little or a lot of your own artistry. I hope you find the techniques shown in the video helpful.

You can see cards featuring the farmland stamp on its own here and to see the homeward stamp here.

I mentioned in the video that although I think the fields look authentic I have no idea what the crops might be. If you know of crops that would appear to be rust or olive coloured mention it below!

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7 Comments on “Combining scenic stamps”

  1. Paula S says:

    Hi Heather,
    I just recently started following your blog. Your work is lovely! Soybean or wheat fields ready for harvest would be a golden color like in your scene. And soybean fields in the summer are a deep green. We have a lot of soybean fields in Illinois. It doesn’t matter to me what the crops could be-you’ve made a beautiful work of art!

  2. Pat says:

    Just fabulous as always Heather and inspired to put these two scenes together and so seamlessly too. I love the colours you have chosen and the fields look perfect, and you have created such depth with your clever extra bits of colour in just the right places. x

  3. Jill W. says:

    Great video! I really like how you used the two scenic stamps. I enjoyed watching you making your stunning scene come to life!

  4. nancystiz says:

    You do such a magnificent job with these scenic stamps which I always enjoy doing. It’s your color choices that make yours so special as well as your uncanny ability to combine stamps. Love this! It’s such a fresh looking scene!

  5. paprpass says:

    Beautiful! Well done!! I agree wholeheartedly with all the other comments. You continue to amaze and delight me. So realistic. Looks like a scene in Iowa.

    • Heather says:

      Thank you so much, these scenes are one of my favourite stamping techniques but not always popular with other stampers. It is lovely to hear they are inspiring people😊

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