Monday, July 15, 2019

Old Is New - Eucalyptus Branch

It's Old is New time at the Impression-Obsession blog.  All of the designers are sharing projects made with some of our older, well-loved stamps.  Today's IO blog post HERE lists all of our designers' links so you can be inspired by all of our projects.  

And here's my card for today...
 Stamps: 
Infinite Beauty C5159

Eucalyptus Branch F13719

I had lots of fun creating the background for this card, and coloring the leaves.  I used Caran d'Ache Neocolor II Watercolor Crayons.  I started with watercolor paper, and spritzed it thoroughly with water.  I added blues, greens, and purples to the panel by adding water to the crayon, and letting it drip onto the watercolor paper.  Then I took a large watercolor brush, and manipulated the colors, dripping more on as I wanted the colors to change.  It's a messy (but so fun) process.  I love the look it created.
When that was dry, I spritzed the Eucalyptus Branch with a mist of water, then colored directly onto it with the crayons, using different colors.  I stamped it several times, creating the composition I desired.  I also stamped the 'second generation' a couple of times to get the lighter colored leaves for the background.  

To color the leaves, I rubbed some of the crayons onto a palette, then picked up the color with a water brush and added it to the leaves.

I tied some fibers from my stash to the panel, and added it to an A2 card.  

Inside:
I hope you are inspired by my card.  Don't forget to check out the other designer's cards and projects.  

I am adding my card to these challenges:
Watercooler Challenges - All about occasions
The Paper Players - colors 


Thank you for visiting my blog today.  I appreciate your visits and comments.

Blessings,

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Clothed With Dignity

Hello!  It's time for another Impression-Obsession challenge.  Today's challenge theme is 'Things that fly.' 
Stamps:  Goldfinch 12190CL (Serendipity)
              Hope Set WP990
              Eucalyptus Stem 2  E20751
              Eucalyptus Stem 1  D20752
              Berry Branch E20765
Die:        Scalloped Stitched Circles DIE831-YY

I started with a light green A2 card, and stamped the stems and branch onto it, using my Misti.  I did go over the images with colored pencils to create more highlights and shading.  I brushed some Shabby Shutters ink around where the bird image was going to go.

I stamped the bird image onto Strathmore mixed media card stock, and colored it with colored pencils.  I used a die from the Scalloped Stitched Circles to cut it out, then distressed the edges with the same ink.  I attached it with foam tape for added dimension.  
 Inside:
 

I stamped the verse from the Hope Set on the front, then stamped parts of the set on the inside and colored it.



I hope you like my card, and were inspired to join our challenge.  You just might win a gift certificate to the IO store!  
Be sure to check out the other designer's blogs for more inspiration.  You can find their links on the IO post HERE

Thanks for stopping by.  I appreciate your visits, and your lovely comments.

Blessings,

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Impression-Obsession Summer 2019 Dies Release Celebration - Day Two

Welcome to Day Two of the Impression-Obsession
You can find a list of participants on the  
Impression Obsession Blog.
We have $25 gift certificates to give away for the event, chosen randomly from all of the team blog posts - so the more you comment through our 
Release Celebration the more chances to win! 
All comments for all of the event days will be 
open until Sunday July 14th at noon CT. 
All winner will be announced on Tuesday July 16th.

All of the new dies are available now! 
You can find them all HERE.


I have two cards today, using the Jam Jar and Jam Fruits dies.

Happy Birthday

DIES:  Jam Jar DIE827-YY
         Jam Jar Fruits DIE828-V
         Tag With Tags DIE836-V
Stamp:  Happy Birthday 1 C14778

Well, this was a fun card to make!  I cut the dies from patterned coordinating papers, and added them to a lavendar card.  I stamped the Happy Birthday verse, and added some clear dome embellishments finish it off.


A Gift For You

DIES:  Jam Jar DIE827-YY
         Jam Jar Fruit DIE828-V
         Tag With Tags DIE836-V
Stamp:  Gift Tags CL974

And another fun card to make.  I cut the dies from various colors of patterned paper, and attached them to a card stock panel.  I attached that to an A2 card.  I cut the Jam Jar from pp, and added acetate.  I cut the jar lid and doily and added them, and the heart-shaped tag with the verse from the Gift Tags clear stamp set from the Fall/Winter release from last week.  I added the panel over the fruits background with foam tape.

 
I hope you enjoyed my cards.  Don't forget to leave a comment here and on the other designer's blogs for your chance to win one of four IO gift certificates.  You can find the links to their blogs HERE.

Thanks so much for visiting.  I appreciate you spending time with me, and your lovely comments.

Blessings,

Monday, July 8, 2019

Impression-Obsession Summer 2019 Dies Release Celebration - Day One

 The Impression Obsession 
Each day (July 8th and 9th) you can find a list of participants on the Impression Obsession Blog at 6am. 
We have $25 gift certificates to give away for the event, chosen randomly from all of the team blog posts,
 so the more you comment through our 
Release Celebration the more chances to win! 
All comments for all of the event days will be open until Sunday July 14th at noon CT. 
All winners will be announced on Tuesday July 16th.

All of the new dies are available now! 
You can find them all HERE.

You're going to LOVE these dies!  We have all been having fun with them, and can't wait to share our inspiration with you.  I have three cards today.   

Beautiful Day 
DIES:  Flower Cart DIE824-V
          Flower Cart Flowers DIE845-I
          Grass Border SEt DIE826-Z
STAMP:  Make The Most

I cut the dies from different colored card stocks for the cart, grass, and umbrella.  I cut some woodgrain patterned paper for the body of the cart.  
For the flowers, I cut the dies from water color paper.  I used Arteza real brush markers to color the flowers.  The rest was just deciding where I wanted everything, and attaching the pieces.  I added the verse, and that was that. Easy-peasy, and oh-so-fun!  


Best Wishes Shower Card

DIES:  Flower Cart DIE824-V
          Flower Cart Flowers DIE845-I
          Whimsical Scalloped Tag DIE799-W
          Tag With Tags DIE836-V
STAMP:  Best Wishes A5492

I cut the tag and umbrella dies from some shimmery white card stock, and added some worn lipstick distress ink to a card from the same stock.  I added the tag die cut to the card, then added the umbrella from the Flower Cart set.  I attached some pearled lace to the umbrella.  
I cut the flowers from four different shades of pink card stock, then pressed the centers of each flower with an embossing stylus on some soft foam.  This curls the flowers up, adding dimension.  
I filled the umbrella with the flowers, added a ribbon bow, and the Best Wishes tag.  The little banner tag is from the Tag With Tags die set. 


What You See

DIE:  Sea Turtles DIE843-YY
Stamp:  What You See B17265

I cut the die from some paper I had in my stash.  A few years ago, I made a bunch of background sheets from paper grocery bags and acrylic paint.  The technique involved distressing the bag by wadding up the bag, then opening it and simply just painting strokes of coordinating acrylic paints onto the bag and spritzing with water, then wadding it again.  Then opening it out and drying it.
For this piece, I used greens and browns, with some areas of gold acrylic paint, as well.  I'm on a mission to use some of the amazing papers I had created and have been 'hoarding,' and I thought it be the perfect piece to cut the Sea Turtles die from.
I added it to a blue pp panel, then stamped the verse and added some clear drop accents.


I hope you like my cards.  There are some amazing dies in this release.  You can find them on the IO site HERE.

Be sure to visit the IO blog HERE if you haven't already, for more inspiration from the other designers.  And don't forget to leave a comment here and on the other blogs for a chance to win one of four $25 IO gift certificates!

I am adding my Beautiful Day card to the Dies R Us challenge - Anything goes 

The Best Wishes Shower Card is in the Watercooler Wednesday feminine challenge, and the The Flower Challenge - Pastels.


Thanks so much for spending time with me today.  I appreciate your visits and comments.

Blessings,
 

Saturday, July 6, 2019

Make A Wish

Hello...and welcome.  I'm stopping in with a quick post for the Penny Black Saturday Challenge blog.  The theme is 'anything goes' with optional 'Food and/or Drink.'  

I used Penny Black stamps from the Critter Party 30-013 clear stamp set.  I watercolored the images with Derwent Inktense watercolor pencils.  

I fussy-cut the balloon and added it, drawing a string to the little mouse's hand.

A little layering and a ribbon finish it off.

Inside:
Hope you're inspired by my card, and will join us at the Penny Black Saturday Challenge.  You just might win a gift certificate to 1,2,3 Stitch!  You can find details at the challenge blog HERE.

Have a great weekend! 

Blessings,
 

Friday, July 5, 2019

Girls Just Wanna Have SUN

It's Friday here, with a gorgeous weekend in the forecast!  TGIF!  I'm kicking off the weekend with a fun summer sunshine card.
I used Technique Junkies' Wanna Have Sun stamp for my card today.  It's one of the new stamps from the Impression-Obsession July Stamp Release.   I stamped it with Tuxedo Black Memento ink, and colored her with colored pencils.  This was such a fun card to color, and really made me smile the whole time!

For the sunburst effect, I sponged some yellow distress ink through a stencil from my stash.  You can't tell from the photo, but there are is a faint sunburst on the green border, which I created with another sunburst stencil that was larger. 

Inside:



I really had fun with this card today.  

If you have not checked out the new stamps in the Technique Junkies July Stamp Release, be sure to see the blog post HERE.  Links to the other designer's blogs are there for your inspiration, as well.  

If you are placing an order, be sure to use my code, TJ10Lynda, for an extra 10% off, for a total of 25% off all July release stamps, and 10% off all other stamps and supplies.  You have until July 8th to receive this amazing deal.  

I am adding my card to these challenges:
Little Red Wagon - Repeat Day (repeated sun rays and stripes in umbrella
Make My Monday - Begin with letter b - bathing suit
Paper Funday - Patriotic or Summertime
Tuesday Throwdown - Anything goes


I hope you enjoyed my card.  Thanks so much for visiting today.  And, if it's Friday where you are, have a blessed weekend!

Blessings,

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Impression-Obsession Fall/Winter Stamp Release Celebration - Day 3

Welcome to Day Three of the Impression Obsession Fall/Winter Stamp Release Celebration!
 
You can find a list of participants on the 
Impression Obsession Blog at 6am.

Every single blog will have a $25 gift certificate to give away for the event - so the more you comment through our Release Celebration the more chances to win! All comments for all of the event days will be open until Sunday July 7th at noon CT. Winners will be announced on Tuesday July 9th.

All of the new stamps are available now!
You can find them all HERE

I have three cards to share with you today.  

Love Poinsettia Swag

 Dies:  Pine DIE021-W
          Love DIE385-B

I stamped the image onto mixed media paper, and colored it with colored pencils.  I layered it onto a lavendar card with a white panel.  I used the Pine die-cuts under the image panel.  I added the 'love' die accent with foam tape for dimension.  It does not show well in the photo, but the pines and the love word are cut from white glitter card stock.


Skating Bear
 
Stamps:  Holiday Icons CL980
              Let It Snow WP993
              DIE241-ZZ

I created the background onto blue card stock, which I had distressed.  I then ran it through a snowflake embossing plate, and added some die-cut snowflakes.  I wrapped some ribbon around the panel, and attached it to an A2 card front.  
I stamped the bear, and water colored him, then mounted him to circle dies, then onto the card, and added a bow.  Finally, I added the verse.


Keep Faith


The pitcher is actually a Christmas stamp, but I thought it could also be used year-round, with the right colors.  I chose fall colors, and used colored pencils.  I added some leaf dies to a card front

You can find the other designer's cards on the IO post HERE.

Don't forget to comment on each post each day for so many chances to with a $25 IO gift certificate to the Impression-Obsession store!

I hope you enjoyed our Fall/Winter Stamp Release celebration, and were inspired by my creations. 

Thanks for visiting my blog today. 

Blessings,

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Impression-Obsession Fall/Winter Stamp Release Celebration - Day Two

Welcome to Day Two of the Impression Obsession Fall/Winter Stamp Release Celebration!
 
You can find a list of participants on the 
Impression Obsession Blog.

Every single blog will have a $25 gift certificate to give away for the event - so the more you comment through our Release Celebration the more chances to win! All comments for all of the event days will be open until Sunday July 7th at noon CT. Winners will be announced on Tuesday July 9th.

All of the new stamps are available now!
You can find them all on the 
Impression-Obsession site HERE.

I have three cards to share with you today.

Peace Poinsettia

Stamps:  Poinsettia CC361
              Peace E13810

I stamped the poinsettia onto bristol smooth paper, and used colored pencils to color the petals.  I embossed the Peace word onto burgundy card stock, and fussy-cut it, then added it to the panel.   I dyed white seam binding with distress inks and water to match the card, then wrapped it and added a bow.

Sending Cheer Leaves

Stamps: 
Leaf 1  D13818
Leaf 2  E13817
Leaf 3  D13816 
French Text Cover-A-Card   CC151

I loved creating this card!  Playing with inks is what I enjoy most.  I brushed some distress ink colors onto watercolor paper, then stamped the three leaves randomly over it.  I stamped the French Text background over that, then mounted it onto some layers and a card.

For the image panel, I stamped Leaf 1 with distress ink, added some of the French Text, and some distressing along the edges.  Layered onto a rust colored panel, torn, and foam taped to the card.  The verse is stamped, and cut into a banner, and some dyed string give it the finishing touches.


Giving Thanks For You

Stamps:  Pretty Pitcher Clear Set  WP962
               Giving Thanks  C21233

I think my favorite set in this release is this Pretty Pitcher set.  It has 15 branches of different leaves, along with the pitcher and 7 other elements.  Soooo many possibilities with this one set!   

I stamped several of the leaf branches along the left and top of a panel of bristol card stock.  I sponged distress inks in shades of yellows to distress.  I added the verse stamped panel, some buttons and a twine wrap-around with bow.
Finally, I flicked some spatters onto the panel, then layered it onto an A2 card front.

You can find the other designer's cards on the IO post HERE.

Don't forget to comment on each post each day for so many chanced to with a $25 IO gift certificate to the Impression-Obsession store!

I hope you were inspired by my creations.  Thanks for visiting my blog today.  See you tomorrow with Day 3 inspiration!

Blessings,

Monday, July 1, 2019

Technique Junkies July Stamp Release Celebration

Welcome to the  

All of the new July stamps are 15% off through July 8th!

You can find all of the July stamps 

Save an extra 10% when you use my code, TJ10Lynda,
for a total of 25% off the new stamps!  
And 10% off the rest of your order! 

I have three cards today...

Card 1
Stamps:  Summer Bouquet
              Get Well Soon

I colored the Summer Bouquet with Polychromos colored pencils, then fussy cut it.  I used an embossing plate from my stash, and ran some textured card stock through for the raised stripe background, then added a border die. 
I added the flower image with foam tape, then the Get Well Soon verse strip.

Card 2
Stamps:  Pelican
              Things I Want To Do set (verse)

I used Tombow markers to 'ink' the Pelican image, and stamped it onto watercolor paper.  I painted with distress inks, then added details with Polychromos.  
I added the Cherish verse from the Things I Want To Do set.


And Card 3
Stamps:  Sailing Panel
              Smooth Sailing
              Ropes

I stamped the Sailing Panel onto natural card stock, and colored with Polychromos colored pencils.  I stamped the Smooth Sailing verse and layered it onto the card.  I thought it needed a little something, so I added a couple of the ropes from the Ropes set.  
I had stamped them with distress ink and watercolored, then fussy-cut them and added them around the verse panel.

 

I hope you found some inspiration in my cards.  Don't forget  to use my code, TJ10Lynda,  for 10% off your entire purchase, 25% off new July stamps!


Be sure to check out the other designer's links below for more inspiration from our amazing Design Team:


Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I appreciate your comments.

Blessings,