Thursday, July 21, 2011

Live, Laugh, Love!

Hi all! Another Impression Obsession's CHA Summer Preview for you today! All this week (18th through 24th of July), different team members will be showcasing some of IO's new designs that will soon be available... to YOU! And, 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 tell you, I love the charm in Gary Robert's images and this one is no exception. I am not sure if you can see this in the photo but aside from some of the fun flowers -- there are hidden images too! My daughter had a blast with this one trying to find the kitty, butterfly and turtle as I was coloring it up. This new stamp is called G1829 Mailboxes. The design here is super simple -- stamp, color with Copics (I think I used nearly every marker I had in green yellow and neutral shades), mat on decorative paper (a mix from my stash) add a vintage brad (Stampin' Up) and an embossed and sanded paper strip for a little something extra and.... done!



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

25 comments:

eclectivity said...

Oh, I love these mailboxes. Your coloring is brilliant, but so is the image! I can imagine a lot of ideas with this one! Well done!

Linda said...

Wow! Love those mailboxes!! Beautiful coloring.

paula said...

Wow! Wow! Wow! Your card is amazing!

Patti J said...

Another fabulous creation! Love this stamp too....sigh - I want them all!!!

Elaine said...

Very pretty card. The way you colored the buckets that are holding the mailboxes, adding shades of brown gave the buckets great texture, Finding the cat, butterfly and turtle was fun!

Karen McAlpine said...

Love this new image. And I am so impressed with all the new sentiments too. They are all so sweet. Your card is so pretty. Love how you colored the background too.

Stephanie Lee said...

awesome coloring!! I like Gary Roberts design too and found the hidden animals.

Tammy L said...

this is stunning! What a gorgeous card. I love how you have colored the images and the little bit of dotted ribbon and the vintage brad are just the right touch.

The Rubber Maid said...

Great image on this one and love the simple yet special look you gave it. Have to look for the hidden images. Mom

Deborah March said...

Just so lovely Julie. I agree with you about Gary's images, they've become some of my very favourites.

Dana said...

Such gorgeous coloring! What a terrific image!

Dee in N.H. said...

Beautiful coloring! Love that image!

Moira said...

love the mailbox and all the hidden animals - the birds were easy!

denise g. said...

Absolutely charming and this is my kind of card (one charmer to another). He is a fabulous artist and you are most worthy of using his art to create a BEAUTIFUL card. Noticed you've been using PAPER instead of frou-frou ribbon this week - - stash dry up?; Ken cut off your frilly embellie money??; Cal need it to hold his football uniform together??? Aren't you glad you're getting a whole week of me? :) "See" ya tomorrow!

Summerthyme Studio said...

Great colours. Love the image!

Stephanie said...

This is so, so pretty! I love that it has "hidden" images, too! I probably wouldn't have noticed had you not said anything about it. Beautifully done!

Katie said...

This is a really great stamp, love the flower vines creeping up the mailboxes. I always look out for the cat. Great card layout also. Thank you for sharing.

Katie B.

Ratty Hugs said...

I love this image, so perfect for summer.
alsmouse ~C8>

Jessica Canham said...

Wow, what a stunning card! Your coloring is beautiful, especially the shading on the mailboxes and jugs.

grandmalee said...

I love the soft colors that you used on this wonderful image! It will definately put a smile on the recipient of this beautiful card!

Shannon White said...

Miss Julie, This is sooo Lovely! This image is now on my wish list.. 8-) love your beautiful coloring and Fab sentiment too.... hidden images.....hmmm, I definitely need to take a closer look now.. lol

Hope you have a fabulous weekend Lady!

Hugs
Shannon 8-)

Betty said...

Oh your coloring is AMAZING on this card. Love it!

Cindy said...

Great card. Just beautiful!

stampqueen said...

Love those mailboxes - and your coloring is spot on too!!!!

Lin said...

Lots of detailed coloring on this one; you did a lovely job!