Thursday, November 5, 2009

Another IO Challenge!!

Hi all! A couple times a month the Impression Obsession gals get together for a fun-filled challenge. This time, we were challenged to make a wreath using (of course) IO Stamps! And, you know what? You can play too! There is even a gift certificate there for the taking! All you need to do is visit the IO Blog HERE to find out the official details!

Moving on to my creation! As I was flipping through my IO stamps, THIS one called Circle Elements #2 hit me. I have no idea why - but when I looked at it, I saw a mod wreath that could take on a kind of retro feel! So, I grabbed some Lettuce and Meadow Adirondack ink and some Red Vivid ink and... I went for it! There was some cutting involved but.... I love the result!

I traced a circle on my white card stock and then stamped one of the images around it to form the base of my wreath. Then, on a scrap, I stamped another one of the elements from the sete in the darker green ink and then cut them out for the top layer of my wreath. Add some bling, a bow from THIS set and you're pretty much done! The rest is just layering paper, adding a fun corner punch and some green rhinestones!

I did want to show that the top layer of the wreath is popped up with some mini pop dots. On the bow, I added two layers of the pop dots. And that, my friends, is it! A wreath made from stamps found in the least expected place! Want to see what the rest of the DT whipped up? Visit....



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Ravengirl said...

Love this wreath! It does have a modern and retro feel at the same time! I think the bow gives it that retro touch! Very nice!

Shirley said...

Now that is so creative and so beautiful! I love the colors and what you did with the whole card! Beautiful! And thanks for your links as always, Julie!!

Daniela said...

Awesome idea! Love this card and the colors!

krcrafts said...

Very pretty!! I really like the colors you used and the little red rhinestones are perfect :)

denise g. said...

Pretty and clever! Nice use of a single stamp to create what you needed ~ a cool wreath. And you didn't forget the bling.

Sandra said...

love it!

Little GTO said...

Neat wreath!
Sharon L

Carol said...

Julie I really like the way this wreath looks, two-tone green, shaded and dimensional - great take ont the challenge and use of this layout!

Jenny Gropp said...

Brilliant and Beautiful!!!!

Diane said...

You are so Brilliant Girl!!!
It is beautiful!!!!