Monday, May 4, 2020

Pick of the Week at The House that Stamps Built

Hi everyone!
It's my turn to share a Pick of the Week at The House that Stamps BuiltThe Repeat Impressions Stampthat I picked to showcase are:

Hope you are all doing okay with the virus situation. We are good so far, but wow...the days seem to just all run together! As I saw on social media a while back, "it's this day, that day, the other day"!

Have you ever stamped an image and wondered what to do with it? Does it look like it's just sitting there, looking goofy with white space all around it?  Here are a few ways to 'ground' your image!

Let's get started!

First I stamped 3 identical panels:

One idea is just to lightly draw in a 'hardwood floor', using a light and dark brown coloring medium:

Here's what it looks like after coloring:
(VERY fast, rough floor!!!)

Another way to ground an image would be to create a 'rug'. I did this using a few small oval dies, and penciling around them. Here is what the penciled image looks like:

I scribbled a quick pattern into my rug with a darker marker in each of the two color families.
Here's what the finished 'rug' looks like:

Last, is just a quick, easy shadow.  You don't need to pencil this on first, but I did, just for the purpose of this tutorial.  Here's how I chose to shadow: 

Here are the three completed cards, so you can see how same but different they look: 

And here are some close up photos:

For this week only (May 4-May 10, 2020), get 20% off the three stamps used in my creation above when you use the coupon code POTW5420.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Hugs and blessings,
Patti J.


Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

These are amazing! LOVING those chairs!!!

Glittered Paws said...

Very nice tutorial, I think I like the rug the best - looks like a woven rag rug. So happy you posted this to POTW.

Beth Norman-Roberts said...

What an inspiration!! Your examples are very nice. I especially love the flooring. Fantastic idea

Anne Buckingham said...

Such a clever idea to take the same start and add something to make each an individual. Each card is lovely in its own right. Thank you for sharing.

Verna Angerhofer said...

All are so cool and I love how you created different surfaces for the chair to rest on.

Cheryl W said...

Three great ideas, Patti. I tend to use the shadow technique because it's quick and easy. I probably should branch out a bit and try your other ideas, too. lol