Thursday, November 24, 2022

Stampin' Up! Penguin Place ~ Ink & Inspiration Blog Hop


Hey Stampers & Friends!  Welcome to the Ink & Inspiration Blog Hop.  I'm excited to be part of this fun and creative group sharing stamping ideas with you today!

This month's color & inspiration challenges come from the photo below.  I got a little confused with this Blog Hop, thinking it was due last week, so I used my Stamp of the Week for last week, Penguin Place to create my card.  I have to admit, it was stumping me a bit, at first, when I was just looking at the color part of the challenge.  But then...I took a better look at the PHOTO...and inspiration struck!

I love the sunset, landscape and colors, basically everything, about this picture.  I'm naturally more of a beach girl, but my husband loves the mountains, so I have learned to love this type of landscape, too.  Since it's been a bit chillier here the past week or so, I thought about what this might look like in the winter.   

I started by stamping the hills with Orchid Oasis and Fresh Freesia inks.  Then, I stamped the trees, stamping twice before reinking.  Blending Brushes were then used to add the colors for the sunset.  After stamping the sentiment, I applied a THIN layer of Snowfall Accent Puff Paint to each 'hill' and used my Heat Tool to set it.  I didn't want it to puff up too much, which is why I kept it to a very small amount.  I love the way it turned out, even picking up the ink a bit.

Happy Stamping! 

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  1. Such a fun interpretation of the photo! Love the Snow Pouf atop your stamped and blended hills! Such a lovely sentiment, too.

  2. Very pretty. It projects a cold wintery day.

    1. Thanks Wanda! I have this one on my desk still, it makes me want to visit someplace with snow! ;)

  3. Great interpretation and love the puffy snow top hills. Great idea to add the Christmas verse, really fits in well. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Such a pretty card Judith, love the way you have created the background x

    1. Thank you Mo, any excuse to use my Blending Brushes! ;)

  5. Lovely colorful winter scene. The puff paint adds just the right touch!

    1. Thank you Theresa! I'm enjoying playing with the puff paint! :)

  6. Beautiful card! I love the affect the puff paint added to the mountains. Great job!