Wednesday, January 9, 2013

IO Spring... Day 4!




Hi all! The fun continues here with MORE peeks of images that are just now being unveiled to get ready for next week's big CHA show! With the big event right around the corner, the Impression Obsession design team is busy showing off some of IO's new images ripe for spring! (Keep reading, because you could actually WIN some too!) 

On to my creation!
Gosh, when I first saw this stamp -- Party Pinwheels -- I just smiled. Doesn't this, in a way, remind you of just blowing and blowing to get those little pinwheels to spin as a kid? It's fun to remember back and that's what I did when I first set eyes on this stamp. It is actually just one stamp (a large and small pinwheel) that I stamped twice on my piece of white card stock. After that, I knew that I wanted to paper piece some of those wheels, so I took five different designs of decorative paper and just stamped it on all of them, adding contrast by cutting and piecing each piece to each wheel. It was a bit time consuming, but I like the result! After that, I added some decorative paper for my square card, added some stitching and accented around my pinwheels and their sticks with Copic Markers. Add a sentiment -- this was called Life Is Good, plus a little button and some twine and... ta da! All done

Here's a close up of the pinwheels, you can see that I also blinged up the centers with little red rhinestones!

 
And that, my friends, is it! Want to see some of the other new IO images for spring? Hop on over to see these ladies below and just know -- all the fun starts over on the Impression Obsession blog! 
Here's some fun details about this week's hop -- if you comment on all DT blogs including the IO blog, you'll be in the running for a $25 Gift Certificate! If you comment each day, there will be an extra drawing just for those folks! So, hop on over to everyone and comment away. It could be your chance to get your hands on some of Impression Obsession's newest images!

See you back here tomorrow for more fun! 
~Julie


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43 comments:

Scrappycath said...

Sweet pinwheels! Having them positioned on the angle really gives the feel of motion to your card!

mariko said...

So pretty and Springy! I love the colors that you used!

Diane said...

Love how you paper pieced those wheels...I bet it was time consuming like you mentioned, but wow...the end result was so worth it...they look like they might start spinning at any time!!

Mary Ann said...

Awesome!Very pretty card...

Paula Huiras said...

What a fun and cheerful card!
PH

Paula said...

oh pinwheels, they make me hAPPY.

Sandra said...

fun card!
Love the paper piecing.
Sandra ltb

scrapperdiane said...

Such a cute card,your right reminds me of playing with them when i was a kid.

Mary said...

Your card makes me ready for spring

Craftyfield said...

Definitely worth the time spent paper piecing !

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Beautiful ! The paper piecing is a great technique with this fun image. I agree, the pinwheels remind me of my childhood and how much I loved playing with them. Have a great day, Shirley

lisa808 said...

Fun & colorful card.

Penny said...

I really love those pinwheels and on an angle, just perfect somehow!


Penny

Sue D said...

Very fun pinwheels--I like the papers you used.

Lynn Hardy said...

Such a fun card!

Beverlee said...

Wow, love, love, love, this card. The color combination is so festive ... I will keep this idea for sure in my card ideas. thank you.

Denise Bryant said...

Fun card! Love the cheery pinwheels.... great job on the paper piecing!
DeniseB

Cherylynn said...

I love the pinwheels and the retro colors you used. Very nostalgic for me.

Shona said...

All that work paid off, it looks GREAT ! I love the angle, it gives way more visual interest than had it been straight.

Barbara Thomassen said...

Springs has sprung. Just beautiful. Simple but eye catching.
Thanks!

Lisa said...

Wonderful card and I love the pinwheel stamps!

RachelB said...

Very pretty! Love the colors!

Miriam Prantner said...

How fun is this card? I love the pinwheels, your piecing is perfect!

Karenladd said...

Wow, another darling card! Love the fun paper piecing and the energy of this card...those pinwheels are adorable!

Gvendalen said...

Lovely card! Helena x

Loly Borda-Towery said...

So fun! Your paper pieced work is perfect, I love the colors too. TFS

stampqueen said...

Very adorable!!

Janet L. said...

Wheeee! What a fun, cheerful card!

Patti J said...

Oh my goodness - this may be my favorite of the entire release, Julie! That is 'my' saying! And those pinwheels make me uber-happy! Not to mention that I LOVE red and turquoise together! Thanks for sharing :)

jimlynn said...

Fun, and cute, cute card! Love the pinwheels.
Lynn

Maureen Reiss said...

Your card is cute, Cute, CUTE!!! Great paper piecing!!

McStamper said...

Cute pinwheels.

Jo4Him said...

Cute card; love the paper-pieced pinwheels-very creative. Thanks for sharing

Anonymous said...

These pinwheels are so fun and I love the color combo you used !


karenajo

Debi said...

Really cute. A nice bright happy card!

Greta said...

Love those pinwheels, your design, that fabulous stitching--everything!

Katie said...

So much fun! Love this card design, and all of your work paper-piecing the pinwheels was definitely worth it! Great card. Thanks for sharing.

Katie B.

Amy McCue said...

Great pin wheels. Fun colors.

sheila said...

love the slanted placement of your focal panel! these pinwheels are just too cute....and the sentiment is perfect with them!

April said...

Great card! I love the paper piecing!

Sandy (Cheesy) said...

Very cute and simple card.

Julie S. said...

So adorable !! TFS .

Julie S. said...

So adorable !! TFS .