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