Wednesday, May 4, 2016

WHAT IF? WEDNESDAY COLOR CHALLENGE

Hey there, blog friends!!!!  

It's going to be an exciting week at The House That Stamps Built!  There will be a new stamp release tomorrow (Thursday)....you won't want to miss it!!!! 

Today it's challenge day and it's a color challenge.  You'll love it...it's a real pick-me-up combination.  



I wanted to try an "artsy" look.  My card uses RI#4308-J "Lily of the Valley" and the sentiments are from the Hello set.  The bg and "frame" was created with a watercolor wash then the image was stamped 3 times along the edge of the watercolor paper.  I added liquid enamel to the flowers for dimension.  Can you see it?  It really looks awesome in real life!  



Want more awesome inspiration, visit these incredible blogs...you will be blown away....

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

Join in on the challenge....visit THE HOUSE and get the details....you could win $25.00 worth of awesome RI stamps if you do.  And if you can't wait....use the code rr10cw for 10% off your ENTIRE order at Repeat Impressions.  

Thank you so much for stopping by and come back tomorrow for the new release!!!  





Wednesday, April 27, 2016

WHAT IF? WEDNESDAY SKETCH CHALLENGE

Hello and happy Wednesday....

Today, the Rock Stars are sending out a BIG welcoming our newest Rock Star Team member Laurie Unger!  So awesome to have you with the team, Laurie.  

A new challenge at The House That Stamps Built and this week it's a sketch challenge.    



I had some fun with this one! 



I used Fantasia watercolor pencils to color the image and blended them out with my aqua brush.  After it was dry I "painted" on Distress Crackle Paint "Rock Candy" and let that dry.  The paper is Prima paper called "Sunrise/Sunset.  

The Rock Stars are waiting to show you their awesome creations using this sketch and they are loaded with inspiration.  

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

Please join the challenge!  Your entry could with a $25.00 gift certificate for some awesome Repeat Impression Stamps.  All the details can be found at THE HOUSE.  And if you just can't wait, use this code "rr10cw" for 10% off your entire order.  

Thanks so much for stopping by.  I hope you have an awesome week!  











Wednesday, April 20, 2016

WHAT IF? WEDNESDAY INSPIRATION CHALLENGE AT THE HOUSE THAT STAMPS BUILT

Hello and happy Wednesday!!!  

We've got an inspiration challenge for you at The House That Stamps Built this week and it's an easy one....you'll like it!!! 


Oh, the awesome daffodils!  How I love to see them each spring....it means summer and sunshine will follow.  

My gardens are full of daffodils and they are in full bloom right now....much like this inspiration photo.  


The daffodils inspired me, yet, more so, the green and yellow color.  What a pick-me-up color combo this is.  

I used RI Stamps #904-L "Daffodils" and they were cholored with Copic Markers.  I also used "Flip Stitch Die Set" to create my tiny side panels.  I left the card without a sentiment so I could use it for any occasion when needed.  Also used in this card are two dies from Pretty Pink Posh "Stitched Borders 2" and "Twine and Bows" as well as We R Memory Keepers next level embossing folder "Woven".  

Come on over and play along with our challenge.  You'll be inspired even more after checking out the awesome cards my Rock Star Team Mates have created.  

                                 Deonna   Heather  -  Joy  -  Kathy  -  Patti J  -  Shirley

Join in on the challenge and you'll be entered in a drawing for a $25.00 gift certificate for some awesome Repeat Impressions Stamps.  For all the details check them out at THE HOUSE.  

Thanks so much for stopping by.  And if you'd like a little enabling, take this code (rr10cw) for 10% off your entire order at Repeat Impressions.  







Wednesday, April 13, 2016

WHAT IF? WEDNESDAY DESIGNER'S CHOICE CHALLENGE

Happy Wednesday, blog friends!  

I'm hosting the Designer's Choice Challenge at The House That Stamps Built this week and I'm calling it "Who Let the Dogs Out".  

I'm a dog lover and I know a lot of other people are too, so I hope you'll join in and play along.  



I used 4 different RI Dog stamps #8106-L "Bulldog", 8106-I "Waggin Pup", #8109-L "Poodle" and 8120-K "Scruffy Puppy", and a masking technique to create this card.  Also included for the scene are RI Stamps #1507-J "Grass Border"  and  the sentiment is RI#9717-C "Happy Hello".  The pups were all colored with Copic Markers after first sponging a Distressed Ink background.  

I smiled the entire time I was creating the card.  These guys just make me happy. Alone or in a group they can make someone's day perk up.  

I hope you'll join in the challenge and show us your doggy creations.  All the details for entering can be found at THE HOUSE as well as what you could win if you do. (How about $25.00 worth of RI Stamps of your choice?)  

And for a little enabling, check out the discount Code on my sidebar for a fun shopping discount from Repeat Impressions.  (Use Code  rr10cw and you'll get 10% off your entire order).   

For more great dog cards please visit my design team mates' blogs.  

                              Deonna   Heather  -  Joy  -  Kathy  -  Patti J  -  Shirley

Thanks so much for stopping by.  Have a fabulous week!  



Wednesday, April 6, 2016

WHAT IF? WEDNESDAY COLOR CHALLENGE AT THE HOUSE THAT STAMPS BUILT

Hi there, blog friends!!!! 

Oh, how I love color challenges and I'm doing a happy dance today because it's the challenge this week at The House!!! 



At first sight, this color combination rattled me (okay...I'm blonde...LOTS of things rattle me!) I did all sorts of searches on the Internet and found tons and tons of inspiration and that was a portion of what I was looking for.  However, my complete inspiration came when I found this technique posted by Jennifer McGuire.  


I used Jennifer's Distress Ink technique instead of Copics for this image.  I wanted more of a deeper blending.  The stamps uses were RI# 4321-J "Swan Love" and #1211-J "So Faith".  

You will love what the other Rock Stars have done with this color challenge.  Take a peak .... 

                          Deonna   Heather  -  Joy  -  Kathy  -  Patti J  -  Shirley

I hope you'll come over and join in on the challenge.  The best part is you'll be entered in a drawing for $25.00 worth of Repeat Impressions Stamps.  The challenge details and how to enter are all found at The House.  

Thanks so much for stopping by and I'd love to hear what you think of my card.  







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