Wednesday, March 22, 2017

ANYTHING GOES CHALLENGE FOR MARCH 2017 AT THE HOUSE THAT STAMPS BUILT

Hey there blog friends....it's finally spring....can you feel it?  

We're having the all time popular Anything Goes Challenge at The House That Stamps Built this week.


I made this card in honor of spring....I've missed it and now it's here!!!! I couldn't be happier!!!!  This card uses RI#1603-K "Bouquet Bear" and RI#1921-G "I Miss You Beary".  

I used a water color panel, stamped the bear image with Archival Ink.  I colored it with Copic Markers then made a mask and masked it while I sponged some Distress Inks together then sprinkled some water over the ink.  I then stamped the sentiment. Before removing the mask, I sprinkled some water diluted black acrylic ink across the panel.   

I hope you'll join in on the challenge.  The details, and what you could win, can be found at The House.  

Take a look at what these awesome ladies have created for the ATG challenge.

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

Thanks for stopping by.  


Tuesday, March 21, 2017

HELLO CUPCAKE WITH SPONGING

Hey there, Junkies,

A very quick post today.  I had some fun making this very quick card using the sponging of various colors of Distress Inks and the new Hello Cupcake stamp set. This is an awesome set!


To make this card, I sponged on the diagonal then colored the various cupcakes with Copic markers.  I also highlighted and did some doodling with my white gel pen to help make the image pop off the background.  

After I finished coloring, I splattered some black acrylic paint on the layer with my paint brush.  I like the detail that gave the bg.  I had a scrap piece of designer paper so I used it to accent the layout.  

I hope you find ways to use this technique with some of your stamps.  

Thanks for stopping by.



Wednesday, March 15, 2017

MARCH 2017 INSPIRATION CHALLENGE FROM THE HOUSE THAT STAMPS BUILT

Hello blog friends,

This week is an inspiration challenge from the House That Stamps Built.  



Take whatever inspires you from this photo and create a card or project and join our challenge.  The details on how to enter can be found at The House.   


I was inspired by the colors in the inspiration piece and used them to make this shaker card.  The stamps I used here are RI#8120-K "Scruffy Puppy" and RI#8610 from the "Unmounted 8600 sheet set"  

I hope you'll join the challenge...for some awesome inspiration to help get your mojo going, check out these awesome ladies

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

Thanks so much for stopping by.  





Wednesday, March 8, 2017

MARCH 2017 TIC, TAC, TOE CHALLENGE AT THE HOUSE THAT STAMPS BUILT

Hello blog friends!  

Are you loving the new challenge at The House That Stamps Built?  I am, and I really especially like the new Tic, Tac, Toe challenge.  

Here's this month's TTT Challenge  


For my card I used the row right down the middle:  Dimension, Bright Colors and Birthday.  


I used two RI stamps for this card, RI#5108-F "Balloon Sil Lg" and #5126-C "Balloon Sil Sm.", both can be found HERE.  

I used Distress Inks, Picked Raspberry, Salty Ocean, Mustard Seed, Ripe Persimmons and Twisted Citron.  

I sponged the bg with Memento Sky Blue and a handmade stencil to create the "sky".  

The dimensional "happy birthday" was created by die cutting through the balloons, then layering with multiple black cs layers and placing back inside the original die cut negative in the balloons.  (After first adding adhesive behind it on the base layer).

You're going to love what my team mates have done with this challenge - check them out!  

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

Now that you have seen those fabulous projects, join our challenge and play along for a chance to win $25.00 worth of RI Stamps!  All the details can be found at The House.  


Thanks so much for stopping by!  


Tuesday, March 7, 2017

PLAYING WITH PULLED COLOR

Hello Junkies!!!! 

When I first joined Technique Junkies Newsletter in 2009, I knew I'd never get through all the techniques I saw there, so I made a list of them and am still (happily) working off that list.  

Today I'm sharing the "Pulled Color" technique which can be found in the August/September 2012 newsletter.  This was so much fun and I absolutely love all the results I got.



  I took the technique one step further and added a little more texture with an Art Anthology stencil "Cracked" .  The stamp is "Art Mistakes", which I think fit this card perfectly.  

Here's another example of the technique, I placed it in background for the "Watercolor Giraff" from the March 2017 release.  

A little reminder - you have one more day to grab the March 2017 release stamps for 15% off.  Offer ends tomorrow, March 8.  



I encourage you to try this technique and beware...you'll be hooked and addicted in no time.  

Now, back to my list....what will I try next?  Hmmm...

Here's to a crafty week!  

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