Dream house

If I tell you that this week’s celebratory challenge over at Sunday Stampers has the theme of “dream,” I’d lay odds on that, without even peeking,  you could name at least two elements of my project.


Butterflies – tick, Darkroom Door String Inspiration stamp – tick, distress inks – tick, glitter – tick, shabby flower -tick. Yep, all my favourites bundled up into one project. This week, Hels Sheridan, the queen of Sunday Stampers, is celebrating 300 weeks of her fantabulous blog challenge. 300 weeks that’s getting on for six years of  super fun challenges guaranteed to give you ear worms and get you singing. This week’s inspiration piece from Hels is a stunner so be sure to pop over and leave her some love. There’s also mega blog candy to be won too so you’d be mad not to.


So I really wanted to use a similar colour palette as Hels but decided that would be a bit cheeky and instead I’ve gone for dusky green which is made up by blending Shabby Shutters, Broken China and Iced Spruce. The house has been hiding in my stash for quite awhile, I think it may have been from Artchix which is a shame as they have sadly closed their shop.


I inked the sides of the house  with Black Soot distress stain, a tip I picked up from one of Hels Create and Craft demos. Then I coloured up some cardstock, using the inks, and applied the card to the front and back of the house. I used Iced Spruce and a harlequin stencil to create the diamonds in the background.


The moon, Darkroom Door String Inspiration stamp and flowers were all stamped using black Archival ink.


I used the left over card that I had inked to create the stamped and punched butterflies and the shabby die cut flower.


The stars were stamped on to more left over card, cut out, glittered and then applied with glue gel to give them some dimension. A smidge of silver stickles was the finishing touch.


So CONGRATULATIONS Hels on your 300 milestone and here’s to many more. You, more than any other crafter (and I’m including Tim Hotz) have inspired me, and I’m sure many others, to get inky and enjoy stamping. Thank you. Let’s hope you can do the same with the Melt Pot – tee hee!

Thanks for buzzing by.



Dream house — 12 Comments

  1. This is stunning and such a fabulous color too, love how you mixed the 3! Really well put together too! Thanks for the tip on Craft Hoarders too, I did enter in. ~Diane

    • Thanks Diane – it’s one of those where if I tried to recreate the colour, I probably couldn’t! So glad you linked up with Craft Hoarders, I reckon you will be a favourite for sure!

  2. I really, really like this a lot! I love the shade of green you made–it’s very striking. I also love the placement of your elements on the card and your restrained and very effective use of glitter.
    All in all, a total winner!
    Do you know who makes that moon stamp? It’s one of the best I’ve seen. Also, for those of us across the pond, what are ear worms? I’m almost afraid to ask, but from the context I’m assuming that they’re good.

    • Hi Roberta – thank you for your kind comments. The moon stamp is from an Inkadinkado set called Celestial that also comes with 4 “rays” so you can also use it as a sun. It’s meant to go with the stamping gear but as it’s a cling stamp you can use it on your blocks or, if you’re me, just as it is. I found a link for you over there http://www.eksuccessbrands.com/Inkadinkado/Products/Celestial_Cling_Stamps_65-32012.htm
      An ear worm is when you get a tune stuck in your head – I hadn’t realised it wasn’t a universal phrase – you need to start using it and see if you can get it to catch on over there! x

  3. Some of my favourite things from your projects …. Butterflies – tick, Darkroom Door String Inspiration stamp – tick, distress inks – tick, glitter – tick, shabby flower -tick. LOL.


  4. How lovely! I love all the wonderful elements! The stars and flowers, butterflies and Mr Moon all look fabulous together! And the interesting house shape is delightful! Thanks so much for sharing your inspiring project!! 🙂

  5. *sniff sniff, getting a little misty here!* THanks for your lovely kind words hun… bless you! Made me day you have! LOVE your creation, the interpretation of dream is just perfect… Thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x

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