Thursday, May 23, 2019

Feathered Friends Challenge At Impression-Obsession

Welcome to the Feathered Friends Challenge at Impression-Obsession.  The design team has been busy pecking away on our bird cards.  You can find links to all the designer's cards, along with details about the challenge, on the Impression-Obsession blog HERE.

For my card today, I used one of the Summer release stamp sets, Hummingbird.
IO Stamps:
Hummingbird WP937
Life Stuff Sentiments CL491
Special Day D20728

I started by stamping the flowers from the Hummingbird set onto Canson XL watercolor paper.  I colored my flowers with my Arteza real brush markers.  I'm over-the-moon with these vivid hues and color ranges of these markers.  The brush tips are larger than Zigs, but they come to a sharp point for getting into those pesky detail areas easily.  They blend effortlessly together.

After stamping and coloring the base panel, I stamped the image again, and cut it out with a circle die.  I cut it so that the wing portions were spilling outside of the circle.  To do this, I placed the die on the image, then drew pencil lines where the wings were.  I then fussy-cut the wings up to the pencil line.  Then I aligned my die, making sure the wings were on TOP of the die when I put it through my Cuttlebug.

I colored the bird and flowers that were on the circle with the same Arteza markers.  I stamped the Happy Birthday verse from the Life Stuff Sentiments CL491  onto the circle above the hummingbird.  To make the verse form around the circle (it is straight in the set), I molded it as I added it to my Misti top plate.  I distressed both panels with bundled sage distress ink.

I added the hummingbird circle to the main card panel, lining up the images so they match with those on the card.  I used my craft knife to cut some of the flowers on the main panel so that they would lift and curve over the circle. 

Inside, I stamped the flowers and colored them with colored pencils.  I added the Special Day verse.

I hope you will join us in this fun challenge.  You have until June 4th to enter your card/s.  The prize is a $25 gift certificate to the IO store.  And, if you win, your card will be featured on the IO blog.  So, what are you waiting for.  Come on over and play! 

I am entering my card in these challenges:
Addicted To Stamps - Make your mark
Allsorts Challenge - Birthday (Their 10th! - Happy Birthday!) 
Little Red Wagon - Flower frenzy
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge  - Bright colors moodboard
Watercooler Challenges  - All about occasions

Thanks so much for stopping by today, and your lovely comments.



  1. You MUST BE WELL!!! Look at this! HOW GORGEOUS & GORGEOUS COLORS TOO!!! I feel I could see this little "feathered friend" outside of my window! A SUPERB JOB, Lynda!!! ;)<3

  2. These brilliant colors are awesome. tfs

  3. A really super creation and great colour choice for our 10th Birthday celebrations at Allsorts challenge, thanks so much for joining in.

    B x

  4. What warm and vibrant colours. Thank you so much for joining our anniversary challenge at Allsorts.

  5. This is so gorgeous with those bold bright colors.

  6. Great card! The bold, bright colours are very cool. Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon.

  7. How wonderful to get such vibrant colours on a watercolour card Lynda, and your hummingbird is so handsome! I love how you arranged the pretty flowers over the panel - such a fabulous design idea.
    Thanks for sharing with us at ATSM and I hope you will join us again soon.
    Carol x

  8. what a stunning card Lynda. Your hummingbird looks incredible. So pretty and bright. Thanks for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday this week.

  9. Wow this is gorgeous! I love the vivid colors and images - so very pretty! Thanks for sharing at ATSM!

  10. This card is gorgeous! Love the bright colours. And I love the inside of the card. Great to see you in the ATSM gallery. Hope to see you again soon. Nandini, DT

  11. Fabulous card!
    Thank you for celebrating Allsorts birthday challenge;-))m


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