Hope you had a wonderfully sweet Valentines Day and got enough chocolate to last you a while! My DH and I always celebrate pretty low key… preferring a quiet dinner at home to a busy restaurant during a holiday event! So, we made dinner together, and then had a quiet evening watching movies… some would find that quite boring, LOL. He loved his special Valentine card and made all the appropriate noises, so that’s a good thing, right?
Today I’m sharing a new to me stamp set for the Stampin’ Queens Sketch Challenge… It’s one I resisted for quite a while. I fell in love with the deacons’ bench in the Have A Seat Stamp Set the moment I first saw it! Actually, the different chairs reminded me of my Uncle Past (God Rest His Soul)… Uncle Pat was an Interior Decorator and his home was always filled with the prettiest hardwood furniture!
There are four furniture pieces in the Have A Seat stamp set… three a bow back chair, ladder chair, the deacons’ bench I already mentioned, and the chair shown above, and below. The bottom edges of the four Mocha Morning Specialty Designer Series Paper Panels were cut with the corner of a 1” square punch… isn’t that fun?
LOL.. I should know the furniture style of this chair but it seems to escape me at the moment… not the image I thought I’d use first!! I had just received the Have A Seat stamp set with my Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator order and thought it would be perfect for today’s sketch!
The Mocha Morning Specialty Designer Series Paper and pretty Decorative Label punch seemed to compliment the hard wood chair… which was stamped in Soft Suede Classic Ink and then colored using an Aqua Painter filled with water to pull the color from the inked image edges towards the center.
And the postage stamp punched edges around the sentiment remind me of tongue and groove joints… keeping in the wood working theme. Crazy how one’s mind works, isn’t it? I couldn’t resist adding a double loop bow… and even though today’s sketch showed a single loop bow (I call them bunny ear bows)! These bows are just so easy to make on your fingers!!
As you can see, I modified the sketch a bit to fit my chosen have a seat stamp set image… and you can too! Simply use the sketch to design and create your own project, and then visit the Stampin’ Queens Sketch Challenge Blog to upload the URL of your creation! You know the drill!
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Hope you’ll be back tomorrow for some new shares!