Wednesday, August 26, 2015


Happy Wednesday!!  It's time for another challenge from The House That Stamps Built and this week we have a wonderful sketch for you to follow:
I love sketches and this one is a good one!  I turned the sketch on it's side and overlapped some of the elements, but the bones of the sketch are still there.
It's been quite a long time since I've used this technique, but I actually used markers to color on the stamp before I stamped the image.  I must have tried two or three times just using brown ink and it just wasn't working for me.  I was trying to color in the pine needles after I had stamped it and it was just looking muddled.  Then I remembered the marker on rubber; duh!  And, it was perfect!  I used the same marker and stamp to add a bit of interest to the sentiment panel.  I guess that this card could be used pretty much any time of year, but I made it to be a Christmas card.  The pine branch just makes me think of Christmas.
Head on over to The House blog and see what the rest of the DT has done with this sketch.  Let me tell you, they are all different.  Then get inky and play along.  I'd love to see how this one inspires  you.  And don't forget the 10% off your entire order code over on my left sidebar.

Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper--anything goes with patterned paper
Craft Dee Bow-Z--anything goes with handmade bow
ABC Christmas--Q is for quantum leap (I chose to use D is for die cuts)
Sister Act Card Challenge #126--anything goes
Di's digis--ribbon/lace/twine/ or all
Creative Fingers #92--anything goes
Hiding in my craft room #213--any holiday (Christmas)
Sweet Stampin--spots and/or stripes
Christmas Card Challenge #38--anything goes

Stamps: Repeat Impressions "2708W Pine Branch" and "4009W In All Things . . ."
Dies: Spellbinders "A2 Filigree Delight" and "A2 Matting Basics" rectangle
Ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon


Elizabeth Hart said...

Very elegant - the branch is perfect!! Thanks so much for joining us this week at hte Creative Fingers Challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

Wedgie said...

Beautiful card - love the colours.
Thank you for sharing with us at Sweet Stampin this week, Wedgie xxx

Shirley-Anne Barber said...

Great take on sketch and I like the back ground . Thanks for sharing with us at Christmas Card Challenges

cass said...

Very elegant card. thanks for joining us at CHNS Patterned Paper challenge this month.

joy said...

Great way to use the sketch! I love, love the colors.

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

A very beautiful card, thank you so much for sharing with Sweet Stampin'. Have a wonderful evening!

Love and hugs

Barbara Bruder said...

Your card is so pretty. Love your take on the sketch. Thanks for joining us at the Craft-Dee BowZ challenge this month. We look forward to seeing more of your beautiful work. Hugs, Barbara { Craft-Dee BowZ}

Kelly Schelske said...

Gorgeous card Heather!

Thank you for playing along with us at Di's Digis and I hope you'll join us again- our new challenge is on right now!


Dot said...

A beautiful card, the colour combination is stunning and your die cut details are gorgeous - a super make.
Thanks for joining our 'Q for Quantum Leap ' challenge at ABC Christmas Challenge.
Dorte x