Wednesday, September 17, 2008

IO Design Team Challenge!

Hi all! It's time for another Impression Obsession Design Team Challenge! This month, the team had to bring the look of fall into their card and I had just the perfect stamp! THIS one, called Fall Leaves....

Instead of just grabbing my Prismas, I decided to bring on a bit of the bling! I stamped the leaves with Rich Brown Momento ink and then colored all the leaves with watercolor pencils for the base of color. After I was done there, I went over all the elements with some Shimmerz. I love how this glittery paint blended all the color underneath and gave my image a real depth. When you look at my leaves straight on, you can't see the sparkle but turn it to the light... and BAM!

Here's a closeup....

FYI: I used Royal Red, Pumpkin, Olive Green and Rustic Red.

To finish my card, I added some paper peircing and then my saying "To Everything There Is A Season" down the side of one of my mats with some Rich Brown Momento Ink. Add some ribbon, a button and you're done!

You have to check out what the other members of the IO Design Team came up with!

Laura

Kelli

Penny

Daniela

Deborah

and our brand new Guest Designer... Dina Kowal!

Here's a little bit about Dina that you might not know! You might have stopped by her "place"Mama Dini’s Stamperia before. But, did you know that she is now a missionary along with her family in Indonesia? She also is a self taught graphic designer, plays the piano, and makes a mean homemade pizza! What I love about Dina's style is her fabulous use of color. She is a wiz with Prismacolor and Watercolor Pencils! So, stop by, say "hi!" and welcome her aboard! You won't be sorry that you did!

I'll be back tomorrow with Sharon Johnson's Stamp Simply Challenge! Just a hint.... you'll need a "buck" to play! :-)

See you soon!

~Julie

32 comments:

Kim Ross said...

Gorgeous card, Julie! This one's knocking my socks off! :)

Daniela said...

Julie, this is so beautiful.

Penny said...

Beautiful, beautiful rich colours and sparkle Julie, I really love it!

krcrafts said...

oh my goodness, what a beautiful card! I love the Shimmerz on the image, too!! Thanks for playing :)

dini said...

Love the rich colors you achieved here! and the Shimmerz........wow!

Joan Fricker said...

Julie,
The colors are beautiful on this card as well as the design. Great job!

Joan

Janine said...

Hi Julie!! This is so pretty!! I just love that stamp.. I was actually looking at mine the other day and it's out on my desk for a fall card...Great mind huh!!

denise g. said...

If I drool on the computer, do you think I'll get electrocuted? Dang, girl, but this is incredibly beautiful! It's by far the best fall card I've ever seen and I run around and gawk a lot. LOVE the stamp and those colors are awesome.
Glad that anniversary R&R didn't hurt you a bit.

Laura said...

Simply gorgeous, Julie. What a great choice of colors.

Robin Kirkpatrick said...

This is an absolutely stunning card. I love the rich autumn colors. Your background paper selection is perfect. TFS

Ann said...

This is soooo pretty! Love the colors.

chris.britbiz said...

This is stunning. I don't think I've heard of Shimmerz, but I'd better find out more. from Limeyscrapper ( Chris)

CharityHand said...

Beautiful! I love the rich fall colors.

Viv (VivLyn) said...

BEAUTIFUL card! Love the rich colors!

Hope said...

fantastic card! I love the colors you used.

Anonymous said...

This card is a WOW!!! Very beautiful and so elegant great job Julie. TFS.

Debbie/Phx AZ

LaY hOoN said...

Beautiful !! Love the vintage style of the card!

Deborah said...

Oh Julie, this is really delightful...beautiful colours, lovely design...I really LIKE it!!

Elena said...

I like this card! The colors are so rich and sparkle! Love it a lot!!!

Cheryl said...

This is absolutely beautiful! I love all those colors together!

Jennifer (SCS: jennifer-g) said...

Gorgeous job as always! Love the red, and the Shimmerz of course!

Heather "Hev" said...

I love this - the colours are so warm and vibrant - well done :)

onehappystamper said...

Gorgeous, Julie! Love the Shimmerz and the rich, yummy colors!! Fabulous card!

Anonymous said...

The colors you used in your card are so rich! And I love the button and bit of ribbon you added.

Swedie

A Stroke Above said...

This card is too cool and so colorful...Love it a lot! Thanks! and this blog hopping for the candy is way too much fun, too. Linda Crowder

acreativeneed said...

Beautiful Colors Julie! Love that shimmer. Have a great weekend!
smiles,Deena

Shirley said...

This is perfect for this stamp. I have it and your card just really makes me want to use it! Lovely. I have Shimmerz from years past and may get them out again too!

Cathy A said...

What a super stylish card, such rich colours.

Sharon in NE said...

Absolutely rich! I love it.

Anonymous said...

Hey, Julie, that's some fine handsome leather-look piercing! Very elegantly handsome card with a most timely message! See you at RR Arena for Beth M's study this morning? I'll be sitting in line after an hour or so! Keep Looking UP!

wendyp said...

Wow! Absolutely beautiful!!!

Nancy said...

Gorgeous card! Love your techniques and choice of colors! :)