Thursday, August 5, 2010

IO Challenge -- Feeling Like Home

Hi all... it's time for another Impression Obsession challenge and this one is all about "Your Home Sweet Home." It's kind of ironic that this is the theme because as we speak, I am rolling back into town (back home) with my mom trying to get her situated in her new home! It's been a whirlwind trip!!!

Moving on... (no pun intended), when I set out to create for this challenge, I knew I wanted to use a stamp that needed a little love. It's simply called Door. I think the art is just charming and would work well not only for all occassion cards but for "We've moved" or "Welcome to the Neighborhood" cards.

After stamping it up, I reached for my Copic markers (Y21,Y23, V04,V06,V01, YG00,YG03,YG63, Y35,Y38, E25, E27, C01,C05,C07) and colored this up. I shaded with the darker colors just a tad and then blended with the lighter markers in that color family. I kind of wanted a more watercolor look.

Here's a close up.... Because I wanted to let my image speak on this card, I tried to keep the layout low key. I used a Swiss Dots embossing folder and actually "debossed" instead of embossed. Add a pinked heart border, some fun purple dp and a couple buttons and... voila! Done!

You'll have to check out and see what some of the other IO gals created with this Your Home Sweet Home challenge!



Remember, challenges are the first and third Thursdays of each month. Just use at least one Impression Obsession stamp and you'll be in the running for a $25 gift certificate to the IO store. You can click HERE for all the official details!

Thanks for stopping by! See you back here soon!

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