Thursday, March 27, 2008

Impression Obsession Design Team Challenge



About a week ago, a crisp white box arrived in my mail box FULL of Impression Obsession's new stamps for spring and summer. I'll admit, I drouled. Thankfully, before the box arrived, Kelli, one of my fellow DT members said, 'Ok, we need a little spring here' and she organized a challenge for us all. The challenge was actually a color challenge to use green, purple and blue in our card layout. When I saw this new stamp from Leigh Hannan, I knew I had to use it! I stamped it with Versafine Black Onyx on watercolor paper and then painted it with my marker on a palette technique. Basically, you scribble marker onto a palette and pick up the color with a damp watercolor brush. It's watercolor without the hassle!

After I colored it and created a kind of light blue wash behind my flowers, I matted my image onto purple shimmer paper and then again on a light blue piece of card stock. Before I attached my blue mat to my card front, I used my Stampin' Up slot punch so that I could string a bit of sheer ribbon through. I attached another piece of tied ribbon and then attached a mini-tag that has "Embrace Life" stamped on it. (This sentiment is a mini set that has about a dozen mini sayings and will be released soon!) The tag was created from one of the Cuttlebug sets.

Here's a close up. If you look closely, you might see the glitz on some of the flowers thanks to some Diamond Stickles. I just dotted those little circles for a little pizazz!



Wanna see what some of my teammates did? Check them out!

Kelli, Penny, Daniela, Tina, Deborah, and Laura

Hope you have a happy Thursday! I can't believe tomorrow is Friday already! You know what that means --- a Stamp Simply Challenge! I had so much fun with this one.....so get ready to play! I'll show you some more new stuff from IO with this challenge!

Take care!

17 comments:

Penny said...

This is so pretty and very springlike! I love the little tag you've made as well. Great job!

Janine said...

This is just fabulous!!! I love this stamp... Watercoloring is so nicely done too.
Even though I felt horrible yesterday, I spring cleaned my laundry room... It is wonderful!!
Needless to say I went to bed early last night.
Have a great day!!!

ReneeK said...

Hi Julie! What a gorgeous card! The purple/green combo is one of my favorites...I'll have to try adding blue!

One of these days I'm going to make it to Billings and meet you (and Phyl) and reconnect with MF!

Renee K (in Great Falls)

Laura said...

Such a wonderful spring card! Your watercoloring looks great, and the tag was a nice finishing touch.

krcrafts said...

Simply beautiful, Julie!! I love the soft colors with watercoloring. Thanks for joining the challenge!

Annapurna said...

You made those roses/flowers look like they are made of satin ribbon. Very nice!
I want some crisp white boxes coming in the mail too :-)

jacki j. said...

I love this!!! I've got an idea... you should send a card just like this to that Jacki person, you know the one you mentioned yesterday with a LOT of talent... LOL!
Seriously, the card is beautiful!!!!

Daniela said...

I love it! I have this stamp and can't wait to use it. Thanks for sharing that technique with markers, I didn't know that. I like the way you added ribbon, I will have to try that since I do have the slot punch and never use it. Beautiful card.

Ann said...

You are putting that slot punch to good use! Gorgeous card!

Phyl said...

Mavalous, Dahling! Another gotta have stamp. Are we getting it at the store? (Hint, Hint)

Diane said...

You nailed it girl!!! It's gawgeous!!!!

Jamie Martin said...

Very pretty card, you did a geat job on the challenge :)
SBS Sister

broni (waterchild12) said...

Such a beautiful card, Julie! I love that image and your wonderful coloring!

Jackie said...

Absolutely beautiful and now I need that stamp!

Tammy said...

Gorgeous card! Thanks for the inspiration! I actually ordered a bunch of the Leigh Hannan stamps and plan to use them for a demo at the store I manage next month along with Ranger Perfect Pearls! I'll come looking for more inspiration when the demo gets closer! :)

Juliana said...

I just LOVE IO stamps and what you have done here is BEAUTIFUL!!
so soft--so spring!

tina werner said...

sooooo soooo pretty! wonderful take on the challenge! i'm looking forward to the next one!