Wednesday, July 19, 2017

JULY 2017 INSPIRATION CHALLENGE AT THE HOUSE THAT STAMPS BUILT

Helloooo House friends!!!!  

It's inspiration challenge time at The House That Stamps Built, let's get playing....

My card uses RI#4111-F "Starfish (sm)", 2410-I "Conch Shell", 2418-E "Scallop Shell".  The sentiment is RI#2512-E "Just a Note" and I also used RI#2711-I "Cattails" for a bg element.  After sponging and masking with Distress Inks, I used a crackle stencil to add the depth of texture to the sky and the sand.  My white gel pen was used to add the "waves" on the beach and some highlights to the shells.  




Here's the inspiration.  Head on over to THE HOUSE for all the details on how to enter and what you could win.  



For even more incredible creations for the Inspiration Challenge take a look at what these awesome ladies have created.

Deonna - Donna - Heather - Joy - Laurie - Patti J - Shirley

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you get some craft time this week.  




Tuesday, July 18, 2017

JOY SHARED

Hey there, Junkies!!! 

Just a quick post with a new card I made using one of the new stamps from the Technique Junkies July 2017 release.  



The face on this lady just explodes with happiness and I just had to give her some love.  The stamp is called "Joy and Laughter" and I colored it with my Chameleon Colortone pencils.  After coloring the image, I drew a border around the frame with the purple color of my Nuvo Northern Lights Glitter Markers.  The background was created with a stencil from my stash and sponging white pigment ink through it.  I paired the image with one of the sentiments from "Sentimental Sayings" that I heat embossed with white ep.  

I hope I've offered you some inspiration.  

If you love the TJ Stamps and would like a little discount on purchasing them, please feel free to use my code for a 10% deal on all stamps except those from the July release.  


 

Thanks for stopping by.  

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Wednesday, July 12, 2017

JULY TIC, TAC, TOE CHALLENGE AT THE HOUSE THAT STAMPS BUILT

Hello house friends....it's Wednesday and that means it's another challenge for you at The House That Stamps Built.  

It's Tic, Tac, Toe time and here's a card I made with the new challenge using RI Stamps #1602-P "Feline Friendly" and From the Plate 9900  two words, "hi" and "friend".  I chose the last vertical line of friends, lime green and stitching.  My stitching is a stitched rectangle die.  





This was an easy card to create so I hope you're inspired to play along with our challenge this week and join the tic, tac, toe fun.  All the details on how to enter and what you can win are at THE HOUSE.  


For even more incredible creations for the Designer's Choice Challenge take a look at what these awesome ladies have created.

Deonna - Donna - Heather - Joy - Laurie - Patti J - Shirley

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you get some craft time this week.  




Wednesday, July 5, 2017

DESIGNER'S CHOICE CHALLEGE FOR JULY 2017

Hello and welcome to another Designer's Choice Challenge at The House That Stamps Built.  This month it's Deonna's turn to challenge us and she has choosen "Make a Scene".  


For my scene I used RI#4211-K "Beaver", RI#3412-C "Gulls in Flight", RI#2708-M "Pine Branch", RI#2714-D "Small Pine Forest" and the sentiment is RI2501-H "Happy Birthday From".  The coloring was done with Copic Markers.  

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you found some inspiration and will play along in the challenge this week.  

For even more incredible creations for the Designer's Choice Challenge take a look at what these awesome ladies have created.

Deonna - Donna - Heather - Joy - Laurie - Patti J - Shirley



Saturday, July 1, 2017

JULY 2017 NEW STAMP RELEASE FOR TECHNIQUE JUNKIES


Extra, extra.....it's blog hop time for a new July stamp release from Technique Junkies stamps!!!  All the new released stamps will be available at a 15% off discount until JULY 8.  

If you came from the uber talented Lanette's blog, you're in the right place.  That lady is loaded with talent, isn't she?  If you stopped by and didn't see the beginning of the hop, you can start it HERE.  



It's nearly time for the great American celebration of Independence Day on July 4th, and the official opening of summer!  This set  "Watermelon Summer" is fabulous...loaded with space for coloring or embellishing any way you want.  The technique I used to achieve the look here was watercoloring Distress Inks on kraft cs and enhancing the color with Copic Markers.


I had a watercolor paper scrap that I had used to play with my Color Burst powerders.  It had been sitting around for a few weeks and when I saw this new "Palm Collage", I thought I'd use the scrap as a background for it. Stamped in VersaMark ink and heat embossed with white ep.  I combined it with the new sentiment "When the Sky Touches the Sea"  which was heat embossed on vellum in black ep.   


What a fabulous stamp "Part of the Dance" is.  I think the sentiment is so uplifting and sends a positive message...and easy stamp to use in so many instances.  The bg was created by blowing the watercolor drops through a straw.  



Another fabulous stamp being released this month is "Perspective".  I can relate so well to this sentiment and I love the image that accompanies it.  I hand drew an "awing" over the top of the swing to ground it.  I added some Washi tape to "top" the awing.  The background was made with a paper napkin.   

I have a coupon for you if you'd like to get a 10% discount on all TJ stamps (excluding the July release stamps).  Just use it at check out and enjoy your purchase.  


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That's it from me.  Now head on over to the incredible blog of Kathy Stacy and see her incredible creations.  Enjoy the hop. 





















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