Monday, November 12, 2018

Project of the Week

Donna here for this weeks POTW for The House That Stamps Built,
we are going to make some quick  fun backgrounds!  Lets get started: 
Gather supplies: Large acrylic block, spray bottle of water, water color markers,
water color crayons, Brushos, watercolor cardstock. Stamps of choice, I used
 

Sprinkle Brusho colors of choice on acrylic block, spritz with water.
 
Press on watercolor paper.
 
Hold firmly for several seconds for color to soak in. This
is important for the color to soak in.  Set aside to dry.

Take Zig markers of your choice and scribble on a
clean acrylic block.  Mist with water.

Press on watercolor paper and remember, hold firmly
for several seconds.

Scribble with Aquacolor crayons on clean acrylic
block, then mist with water.

 Press on watercolor paper and  hold firmly
for several seconds.
 
Brusho background.

Zig markers.
 
 Aqua crayons.
 
 Stamp and embellish as desired:



I hope you enjoyed this lengthy but simple POTW and will
 give it a try! Thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

The House That Stamps Built: Designer Choice Challenge

It was Cheri's choice this week for The House That Stamps Built and
since it is National Teddy Bear Day she choose the fun theme of
Teddy Bears!
 
 
Repeat Impressions has so many cute Teddy Bears it was tricky to
choose but 1604-N, Rainy Day Friends had not seen ink yet so
it won our.  I colored with Copics and then put some Copic refill
on a washcloth and dabbed it on the bears to get a true animal
texture - click on the photo to enlarge and get a better
view.   I left it without a sentiment as I am not sure
yet what I will be using this card for.
 
Join in the challenge for a chance to win the monthly drawing for a $25
Repeat Impressions gift certificate.  Details here.
 
Check out what my talented teammates have created:
Cheri  Esther Heather  Joy   Laurie  Shirley
 
 
 

Thursday, November 1, 2018



November 2018
Gold & Pearl Accents and/or Colors
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Another fun photo inspiration from House of Cards. 
Gold and pearls, this just makes me think elegance!
 
 I  immediately thought of  Stampin Up's Beautiful You set so pulled
it out and stamped this lovely image coloring her with Copics and
accenting her with pearls.  I added numerous layers using
Our Daily Breads Lavish Die set.  Top corners are a Martha
Stewart die.  Oh, is she not lovely and elegant.
 
I hope you will join in the fun.
 
And check out the other DT members for more inspiration~

 Cohenna | Donna | Em | Jane | Judy 
Michele | Rocky | Rosi 
 Sue N. | Susan 

 
 

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

The House That Stamps Built: Sketch Challenge

Time for a sketch at The House:
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I had to laugh when I went to schedule my post and realized my Christmas
card was being posted on Halloween. I could of redone it but I liked my card
so here you go:
 


This darling 2008-K, Shepherd Boy is one of my favorite Christmas stamps
from Repeat Impressions, I colored him with Copics, stamped 1141-F, Christmas,
did a bit of die cutting and layering,  added some patterned paper
patterned paper from The Paper Studio and was done.  Isn't he darling?
 
Join in the fun and you might be the winner of a $25 Repeat Impressions
Gift Certificate.  Cards made with a Repeat Impressions stamps get an
extra entry. See discount code on my sidebar.
 
For inspiration check out my amazing teammates:
Cheri  Esther Heather  Joy   Laurie  Shirley
 
A few fun challenges:

Sunday, October 28, 2018

Stamping Get together

Had a wonderful stamping get together with my dear friends Diane and Shirley
Friday and wanted to share out projects with you.
 







 
Is this not a lovely collection of cards and projects?  We each bring a couple cards
with most everything cut and ready to go in packets so we can accomplish
a lot and have plenty of time to chat, snack and enjoy our time
together.  With work and not living close we don't get to do this
often, when we do it is a wonderful time!  Thanks Diane for hosting us!

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

The House That Stamps Built: Anything Goes

Your favorite challenge this week at The House That Stamps Built:
Anything Goes!
 

I had not yet made an Impossible Card so figured it was time.  So much easier
than I expected, especially if you have a template from a friend and find
a good tutorial online:
This folds down to fit in an A2 envelope.  I used Repeat Impressions:
 
Hope you will link up this week for a chance to win the monthly drawing for a
$25 Repeat Impressions Gift Certificate.  Cards made with
Repeat Impressions stamps get an extra entry. See discount code
on my sidebar.

For inspiration check out my amazing teammates:
Cheri  Esther Heather  Joy   Laurie  Shirley
 
A few fun challenges:
DL.ART Thankful Thursday #236  Fall Colors 10/26
 

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

The House That Stamps Built: Photo Inspiration

Time for our weekly challenge at The House That Stamps Built:

This was our photo inspiration for this week:
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The trees are starting to turn here is Missouri so this was a great
photo for this week.
 
I stamped 3312-E, Maple Leaf several times with Versa Mark ink
randomly, embossed with clear embossing powder and then
applied Distress Oxides: wild honey, peeled paint, spiced
marmalade and fossilized amber. I embossed  and distressed
two more leaves which I fussy cut for embellishing.  I also
embossed and die cut 3214-G, Thanksgiving Blessings.
 
Join in the challenge for a chance to win the monthly drawing for a $25
Repeat Impressions gift certificate.  Details here.
 
Check out what my talented teammates have created:
Cheri  Esther Heather  Joy   Laurie  Shirley

A few fun challenges:
Cute N Crafty Challenge 10/21  Vote 22nd 
Cupcake Inspiration 456 10/26

Crafters Castle #10 11/2
Word Art Wednesday 356-357 10/21