Wednesday, September 20, 2017

INSPIRATION CHALLENGE AT THE HOUSE SEPTEMBER 2017


 Hi there house friends,

We've got an inspiration challenge for you today at The House That Stamps Built, and it's a beauty!  Here's a card I made using the inspiration palette.  




The stamps I used are RI#504-L  "Peaches", one of my all time favorite Repeat Impression stamps.  I stamped and colored it twice, one I fussy cut and popped up for added dimension.  I colored the peaches with my MozArt water color pens and did a watercolor wash background with them as well.  The sentiment is RI#2525-G "You're The Best".  I hand drew the "branch" and added some copper toned sequins to finish off the design.  

You can see from the inspiration palette I used some of the design but mostly the colors to complete my card.



Now it's your turn.  Come and play along with us and join the challenge.  All the details on how to play and what you can win can be found at THE HOUSE.  

Check out these talented ladies for even more ideas and designs.  

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


I'm entering this card in the new "Pop It Up"  Wednesday Simon Says Stamps Challenge.   


Thanks so much for stopping by today!  


Tuesday, September 19, 2017

HE CAUSED THE STORM TO BE STILL

Hi Junkies!  

I've been blessed by so much in my life, and one more blessing is to learn that my family members in the states of Florida and Texas survived the recent hurricanes there.  Those in Texas lost much in the way of home structure and first floor furniture.  They are happily digging in, cleaning out and grateful for the many blessings of neighbors and friends who are helping them in ways they never imagined.  The human spirit shines in tragic events such as this.  

I understand there is another hurricane churnning out in the Atlantic (Maria) and I continue to pray it by-passes our already devestated friends and family in the southeast USA.  I created this card as a message of hope and celebration for the lives saved and the passing of the horrific recent hurricanes.  


I heat embossed the background "Sea Waves" with white ep and then sponged Distress Inks in blues (dark to light) then added some deeper color in the areas where the "waves" would have shadows.  The sentiment is from "Pslams of the Sea", which was part of the June 2017 release.  

I hope you found some inspiration here today....and grab yourself some stamping time this week. 



Wednesday, September 13, 2017

TIC, TAC, TOE CHALLENGE FOR SEPTEMBER 2017 AT THE HOUSE

Hi there House friends,

Here we go with a new Tic, Tac, Toe challenge from The House That Stamps Built...these are so much fun and I know so many of you like them too. 



You can see I went right straight across the middle of the TTT board.  Dimension, Monochromatic Colors and Thinking of You.  I used RI Stamps #5127-K "Maple Leaf Sil." stamping it in many of the same tones of golden brown along the base of the first layer on golden brown cs.  After stamping the leaves, I traced the outer edges with my clear gel pen for a little gold edge and some sparkle dimension.  The sentiment is RI #1105-E "Thinking of You".  

Please come and play along with our challenge....I'm sure there's something on this TTT board that you can work with. Want more inspiration?  Check out these fabulous crafters

I hope you found some inspiration here today and for lots more inspiration, check out my team mates blogs



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

For all the details on how to play along with this challenge, head on over to THE HOUSE.

Thanks so very much for stopping by.  


Wednesday, September 6, 2017

SEPTEMBER 2017 DESIGNER'S CHOICE CHALLENGE AT THE HOUSE

Hello house friends,

Here we are at the beginnig of a new month at The House That Stamps Built and we're off and running with a new challenge for you.  

It's Designer's Choice and today it's Shirley's choice and her challenge is to make a sympathy card.  Not the most cheerful of cards to make, but necessary cards to have on hand. 


My card uses RI#1704-P "Great Blue Heron", which I stamped on blue cs with VersaMark ink and heat embossed it with white ep.  I used my Chemeleon Colortone pencils to color the image.  The sentiment is RI#4025-F "Deepest Sympathy".  Again it was stamped with VersaMark ink on black cs and embossed with white ep.  

I hope you found some inspiration here today and for lots more inspiration, check out my team mates blogs


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

For all the details on how to play along with this challenge, head on over to THE HOUSE.  And don't forget to check to see if you won in our month long challenge for August.  

Thanks so much
for stopping by.



Tuesday, September 5, 2017

HOLLY BIRD IN WATERCOLOR

Hello Junkies!  

Did you get to join in our our new release hop for September?  It was fabulous and two people won a $100.00 gift certificate.  Congratulations to those winners!

Don't forget you have until Friday, September 8th to get 15% off any and/or all of the new  Technique Junkies September stamps so, if you haven't already done your shopping, don't miss this great discount opportunity.  


I painted this fabulous "Holly Bird" stamp with Distress Markers after being inspired by this video by Jill Foster.  It took some time, but I really love the results. 

After the stamping and painting, I fussy cut along the edge of the leaves and then backed it with some gold cs.  Then the whole layer was mounted with dimentional tape and adhered to a base layer of teal colored cs.   

The sentiment is from another new set called "Gifts of Christmas, Set of 5" which I stamped with VersaMark and heat embossed with white ep.  

I hope you found some inspiration here and if you'd like a little more enabling, and would like to purchase any other Technique Junkies stamps (excluding those from the September release), please use my coupon code at check out and save yourself 10%.  


Thanks for stopping by...have a crafty week.  


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