Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Impression-Obsession Card Challenge

I literally got this in just under the wire at the Impression-Obsession card challenge.  Every time I sat down to stamp, something would come up.  So finally, I just closed myself in my room tonight and finished the card I had started so many times before this last minute!!  I actually stamped the image over the weekend, and designed my card in my head Tuesday.  After work today, I was going to go right up and put it together, take the pics, and post.  Ding-dong!  The doorbell....a friend stopping by to drop off some chairs she had borrowed.  Of course, that was several minutes, then there was hubby, wanting a few minutes of my time.  Dinner, then FINALLY up to my room.  And I finished just in time. 

      This is one of my all-time favorite Impression-Obsessions stamps (I love so many of theirs).  I love the whimsical, flourish swirls of this pumpkin.  I stamped it with brown ink, and was about to coloring it in with Copics or colored pencils.  Then I thought maybe I would try something different instead of coloring.  I took a Pigma Micron fine tip pen (I use them for my doodles) in brown, and started doodling on the pumpkin sections, then on the leaves.  All those lines inside the pumpkin sections and leaves were drawn in by me, they are not part of the stamp.  Then, I used my Dove blender to pull some of the color from the outline into the image to give it some shading. 
     The quote is Impression-Obsession 4615 Yesterday, one of my favorite Kahlil Gibran quotes.  I inked the first part - stamped it, then inked the second part and stamped it on a scrap. 
     Spellbinder's dies, and EK Success punch (love the way the punch has the swirls, adding to the flourish feel of the card).  I finished it off with a stick pin with some bits of ribbon and pears, and, of course, some feathers!
     Here are some close-ups of the details:
That's it for tonight!  Sweet dreams, and blessings to you all!