Saturday, July 23, 2011

Hidden Cabin...

Hi all! Another Impression Obsession's CHA Summer Preview for you today! All this week (18th through 24th of July), IO will be showing off it's new stamps at the CHA trade show in Chicago, and.... all this week different team members will be showcasing some of those new designs to you as well! Just for blog hopping and commenting, you could WIN a $25 gift certificate to the IO Store! How can you win? All you have to do is leave a comment on every team member's sneak peek blog post, and the I.O blog... every day! Just visit the I.O. blog each morning for links to the posts for the day!

On to my creation!



I have to say, living in Montana, you see these kinds of cabins all the time. This would be a perfect card for me to send to friends and family all over the world. Wouldn't you just love a hideaway where you could go inside, sit in front of the fire and watch the stillness around you? Ahhhh.... I would! This is one of Gary Robertson's new images called H1830 Cabin. Because Gary adds a lot of shading to his creations to begin with -- coloring is a snap! I colored this image up with Copic markers and actually just chose a light and a dark brown for the house, added some BG0000 for the snow, YG63 for the trees, accent with some glitter glue and.... done! The sentiment is an older one called Peace on Earth. I just punched it using a 1-1/2" circle, added some seam binding ribbon and... voila!




Here's a close up, you can kind of see the sparkle I've got going on here... thanks to some Crystal Stickles!


Want to see what some of the other IO gals whipped up? Just click HERE to travel over to the IO blog to see who else is showing off some new creations today! And, if you want to see some of the other new IO images, just click HERE to see the entire new Fall/Winter release!

I'll be back tomorrow with another set of fun and new IO images! See you then!

~Julie

34 comments:

kathy s said...

this image is so beautiful- i can feel the peace thanks for sharing.

GLENDA BROOKS said...

Just a soothing image~! Beautiful card!

denise g. said...

PERFECTLY PERFECT!!!! Let's go and pack! I'll make sure you have coffee...
On a more serious note, I just LOVE this card and if it (or one very much like it) were to arrive at my house, I might just frame it!! Yeah, honey, that's a blatant begging. If you give me time to put on my knee pads, I'll even go down and grovel! Happy Weekend!

Cheryl (aka CherylQuilts) said...

This is beautiful, Julie! I love the shade you chose...such a peaceful card!

Dee in N.H. said...

Wow! Stunning cabin, colored so beautifully! I would love to visit it!

Deborah March said...

Oooohhh Julie, so BEAUTIFULLY done!!

Betty said...

Great image and card. You're on a roll for Christmas cards now. LOL

grandmalee said...

I'm in love! I couldn't believe all of the gorgeous new stamps that IO has added from Gary Robertson, and this is one of my many favorites from him! This is so picturesque thanks to your wonderful coloring! Perfect way to add this fabulous sentiment! The ribbon accent could even be used for a masculine card.

Karen McAlpine said...

This is a great image. I just love how you colored it. Super card. perfect for holiday and winter cards!

Summerthyme Studio said...

WOW!! A perfect Christmas Card,..wow!

NancyK said...

I've been checking out all the IO holiday stamps and I am in love with so many!!! I just purchased a bunch of the cover a card and the mega mount and now I have another list a mile long!!

Patti J said...

Wowzers....beautiful! This may just have to be our Christmas cards this year! Thanks for the inspiration!

Stephanie Lee said...

awesome and cozy card..

Adair said...

This is beautiful!

creativearts said...

Wow! This is such a beautiful stunning card! I love the peaceful quietness it shows. Love everything about it!

Ratty Hugs said...

Lovely card, very restful. Your coloring is highlighted with your choice of accent background paper.
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stampqueen said...

Beautiful cabin!!! Love yourcoloring!!!

Heather T said...

This is a gorgeous stamp and you have shown it off beautifully with you superb colouring.

Katie said...

Really pretty card! Your coloring of the cabin looks amazing! Great job! Thank you for sharing.

Katie B.

Cindy said...

Wow, just beautiful!

Tammy L said...

wow! this is amazing! This card is just gorgeous!

paula said...

Fantastic card!!! Love what you've done with the image and the stickles!

Stephanie said...

Julie......This card is really impressive. I could never color that cabin the way you did. The sparkles are just the perfect touch. Awesome job on this one!

Jessica Canham said...

I love this stamp! The cabin looks lifelike!

eclectivity said...

Oh, this is frameable. Once more IO steps it up with great products, but what you've done with it is even more impressive!

Linda said...

I love Gary Robertson images. Great job on the coloring. Love the sentiment too.

Moira said...

I agree-what a cozy house. Nice job!

Bev J. said...

What a neat image-love the colors you used. Very pretty.

Lin said...

Absolutely beautiful and a great matching sentiment! My husband would love to live here! (does it have internet?) :))

Tammy L said...

this card is so inviting. Beautiful and serene. I am inspired.

Evette K. said...

Always wanted a log cabin so this card is right up my alley. Love it and it is now at the top of my list to get. Your card brings me back to winter and helped a bit to cool me off this am. We are still in that heat wave in Upstate NY. Thanks so much for sharing. ekc

Linda's Lovelies said...

I love how you applied the ribbon on this beautifully serene card. Just lovely!

Dana said...

What a lovely, cozy image! Terrific card!

Beate said...

Wow! Julie, this looks AMAZING!
Hugs and smiles