Wednesday, June 7, 2017


Greetings House guests,

It's June (already)...we're half-way though the year 2017 and over at The House That Stamps Built, there's a new challenge.  

It's Designer's Choice and this month, Donna is the designer who makes the choice and she is challenging us to use Washi tape on our projects.  

I used RI stamps #919-I "Irish Window" and the sentiment is #9717-C "Happy Hello".  

The iris in my garden are in full bloom and they are so beauitful.  We've had nothing but rain for weeks...rarely a day of sunshine, yet somehow the iris are luminous and blooming.  What a sight to see in the early morning light.  

I colored the iris with my Chameleon Colortone Pencils.  I absolutely LOVE using them.  My washi tape is simply placed as a focal image bg.  I added some gold thread behind the image for texture and accent as well as a few sequins.  

Come on over to The House and join in on Donna's challenge.  All the details can be found there.  

For even more incredible DCC challenge inspiration take a look at what these awesome ladies have created.

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

Thanks so much for stopping by today and I hope you'll find some crafting's fun there.  

Tuesday, June 6, 2017


Hello Junkies!!! 

I've got a quick post for you today combining two (I think) gorgeous and compatiable TJ stamps.  

Watercolor Hummingbird is brand new!  It's from our recent June New Stamp Release and if you'd like to have it in your collection, you can get it, and all the new June Stamps, for a great discount of 15% off until June 8.  (There are only TWO days left to get the discount). You don't even need a coupon code...just put the new stamps in your cart and the discount is automatically applied.  Easy peasy.  

The sentiment stamp I combined with "Watercolor Hummingbird" is "Wings of Possibility".   I'm in love with that script writing and the sentiment.  

Here's how I created the card:  Using my MISTI, I stamped each stamp on a watercolor paper panel in Archival black ink.  I then taped off the outside borders with painter's tape in a diagonal.  In the exposed area around the images I used my Koi watercolor to paint the background.  After drying the panel, I flicked a little black acrylic paint mixed with water across the panel before taking the tape off.  For a little added dimension I added some black Ranger Enamel Accents.  

Now, here's a good deal too....if you'd like any TJ Stamps from the store, (excluding the new June Release Stamps) and would like a discount on those....just use my personal discount code TJ10CHERI and shop away.  

Okay...that's it for me today.  Have you stopped by the TJ FaceBook page?  You can find some creativness there as well as learn what's going on with the Junkies and get the latest information on the new challenge.  It's all there, so come on over and check it out.  

Thanks so much for stopping by...I hope you found some inspiration while you were here.  

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