It’s the first Wednesday of the Month and time for The House That Stamps Built color challenge! You have until Tuesday, April 12th to enter for a chance to win a $25.00 gift certificate at Repeat Impressions. Also, if you use a Repeat Impressions stamps, you will receive an additional entry for a better chance to win.
Here are this weeks colors:
For my card this week I used by Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers for some watercoloring on the Repeat Impressions stamp called, “Birds and Blossoms 1321-M.” The sentiment is “Love, Hugs 2509-H” and the card is completed with a doodled frame.
It’s the third Wednesday of the Month and time for The House That Stamps Built photo inspiration challenge. For February, the design team chose a love themed scene. As with all our challenges, let the photo be your guide and please use your imagination. For example, just pick out a color, a shape, or even use just one element that you are attracted to. It’s all about creativity and fun.
Here’s the inspiration chosen by our Rock Stars:
When I looked at the picture I knew that I had to use watercolors as a starting point to create the feel of the photo. I continued to add layers until I got the depth I was looking for. For the trees, I used Repeat Impressions “Lg Pine Tree 2719-K” stamped in archival ink in case I wanted to add more color, which I did. The sentiment is from the “Hello Cling” and captures to scene for me. I finished off with a few recollections gems.
Happy Saturday! Today’s new Sketch Saturday challenge is sponsored by Simon Says Stamp! That means a $25.00 gift certificate to our random winner! You have until Friday, September 18th for a chance to win.
Here’s the sketch:
To color the images I used Distressed Markers on good quality Strathmore #140 watercolor paper. You can find some videos on the stamping/watercoloring techniques on YouTube. My project was cut out using the My Favorite Things stitched square die and the pattern paper is Echo Parks “Getaway.” I finished by stamping Simon Says Stamp “Circle Sayings” for the sentiment.
I can’t wait to see what you come up with using the new Sketch Saturday Sketch!