Wednesday, March 20, 2019


Hello House Peeps!!!! 

There's a new inspiration challenge at The House That Stamps Built and it's beautiful.  We hope you'll be inspired and join us.  I was inspired by the colors and the ethereal sense I got from the photo.

My card uses Repeat Impressions Stamps #9204-M "Water Lilies and Dragonflies"   and #9206-H "Beautiful Days" from the Beautiful Days set.  

This card was an evolution of techniques and applications.  I first started by stamping my image onto a neutral colored card stock base with a neutral color ink in order for a no line image effect.  I then colored it in with Chameleon Colortone pencils.  

I made a mask for the stamped image and then lightly inked some Distress Oxide Inks over it and around the panel.  Distress Oxide inks don't blend, so you can apply multiple colors without muddying the results.  After removing the mask, I then used Copic markers to blend around the tiny images and this achieved (I think) the ethereal feel. 

I felt the panel needed a little more something-something, so I splattered it with some white, gray and deep purple acrylic paint.  (That might have been a little too much).  

Finally, the panel was die cut, I stamped the sentiment and it was mounted on a white card stock base.     

Here is the inspiration board, what inspires you from this?  

Come on over and play along...all the details can be found at THE HOUSE.   And don't miss out on the creations my team mates have made, check out their blogs for more inspiration.  

That's it...have a great day and keep it crafty!!! 

Tuesday, March 19, 2019


Hey there, TJ peeps!!! 

I'm still playing with the fabulous new stamps from the March Release!  This one is called Butterfly Beauty and it truly is!  I've used a lot of product from the Technique Junkies Store on this card, all links are provided.  

I started layering wet Distress Oxide Inks on watercolor paper drying each layer before adding the next.  I splattered water around the panel to achieve more dimension.  

The butterfly was then stamped on the panel with a waterproof ink and painted it with a yellow Inktense Pencil. Using some green Distress Oxide Inks, I sponged Flowing Drops Stencil from A Colorful Life onto some areas in the background.  

Using the TJ Stamp "Faint Scratches" , with the same waterproof ink I used to stamp the butterfly, I stamped it around the background for another layer and more texture and dimension.  

The sentiment "One Must Live" was also stamped in the same waterproof ink.  

For final details, I painted Shimmering Bliss "Harvest Sunset" on the inside of the butterfly's wings....I just loved this look, and made little dots with my white gel pen.  

All the products I have listed and linked here can be purchased at a full 10% discount by using my personal code TJ10CHERI.  In fact, that discount code can be used on all stamps in the store and some supplies. 

Thanks for stopping by today.  I hope you found some creative inspiration while you were here.  

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