Monday, May 3, 2021

Impression Obsession May Release Blog Hop Celebration Day One


  
Welcome to Day One of the Impression Obsession  
The new stamps are available NOW! You can find them all HERE.
If you came from Impression Obsession blog, you are in the correct place. 
  
We will be giving away THREE Impression
Obsession $25 gift certificates 
for the event - so the more you comment through our Release Celebration the more chances you have to win!
 
All comments for each of the event days will be open until May 10th, at midnight CT. All winners will be announced on May 11th, on the Impression Obsession blog.
  
I have two cards for your inspiration today. 
 
Card One: Palm Trees Sunset
IO Stamps links:
 
How I made it:
  • On a white A2 card, I stamped the Hammock Time with light colored ink in order to color it with no lines showing.
  • I used Polychromos colored pencils to color the image.
  • I created the background with distress inks and a blending brush, and added colored pencils details.
  • I stamped the Celebrate verse in black. 
  • INSIDE:  I stamped the Happy Retirement verse, and added distressing over it, and stamped the palm tree from the Hammock Time stamp. 
Inside

 
Card Two:  Adventure Awaits
IO stamps links:
 
How I made it:
  • With a piece of window screening, I used it as a 'stencil' and created the background on a natural A2 card front and inside, using distress ink with a blending brush.
  • For the image panel, I created a subtle sky and background with distress inks and brush applicators.
  • I stamped the Take A Break image.  I painted the image with Derwent Inktense pencils and water.
  • I stamped the palm trees from the Hammock Time image and colored them with the Inktense, touching them up with colored pencil.
  • I added the verse Adventure Awaits.
  • INSIDE:  I stamped the Happy Retirement verse and pine tree from the Hammock Time stamp, coloring with Inktense.
Inside


So, there you have my Day One cards.  I will be back tomorrow with more cards from this fabulous release.

Next on the hop is  Vicky Garrett's blog.  You can find a list of all the participants for Day Two HERE.  Be sure to check out their inspiration.

Thank you for visiting my blog.  Don't forget to comment on each blog for your chances to win one of three $25 gift certificates to the IO store!

Blessings, 

 


 

19 comments:

  1. First, can you say GORGEOUS for both of these cards!! Second, your pencil coloring is fabulous! Jaw dropping fabulous. Wow!

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  2. I love that girl sitting in the chair having coffee. It is just a great image.

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  3. the celebrate card reminds me of a pic i took while on vacation. i was there, now i am again great cards.

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  4. Delightful pair of cards. I love the sunset! Nicely done!

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  5. I love your colors, These are both fabulous! Do you need my address?

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  6. Gorgeous scenes for your awesome cards! Love the colors you used! Both cards are so pretty!

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  7. Wonderful cards!!! Such cute new stamps!!!

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  8. Both cards have beautiful backgrounds that draw you right in. So nice!

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  9. Beautiful scenes! Now I want to retire :)

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  10. Marisela Delgado said: Your cards are beautiful! mariandmonsterd@yahoo.com

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  11. Gorgeous cards. I love the sunny backgrounds.

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  12. That sunset- beautifully done! Can't wait to see the beach again!

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  13. Love the new IO products!!!! Your cards are beautiful! Thanks for sharing! 😊

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  14. The island beach scene is so pretty. Nice job

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  15. Wow Lynda, your cards are gorgeous! thanks for the inspiration!

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  16. Wonderful cards! First, I love your use of pencils and distress ink. The resulting coloring is fantastic. I really like the stamped image and the sunset cards and retiring theme cards. Great summer release.

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  17. Great scenes. Love how you captured the colors of the sky at sunset.

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  18. These are both fabulous and relaxing. Love your creativity with the screen. [Bunny]

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