Thursday, September 6, 2012

Getting Sentimental!

Hi all and happy Thursday! I'm back joining the rest of the Impression Obsession gals to usher in a fun-filled challenge that's all about words! All you have to do to play along is use your favorite IO quote or saying! Just that simple! You can hop on over to the Impression Obsession Blog HERE for all the official rules and details! 

On to my creation! 

I started with my sentiment! It's called Beautiful Life. Since it was a larger sentiment, I decided to let my stamped images - THESE butterflies called Butterfly Trio - serve almost more like embellishments. I just think they are too sweet! I stamped them first on my sentiment strip and then on my decorative paper (so I would still have the antennae.) Then, I stamped the butterflies again on white card stock and colored them up with Copic Markers. I used YR01, YR04, YR07, YR09, E37, E31, C01, C03, C05 and C07. I added a little sparkle with glitter glue and some white thanks to a white gel pen. I cut them out and popped them all up. You can see I also added some grey shading underneath the wings to help them pop. I also used THIS die as a border to my card.  And... one more little pointer... it is just a little subtle design.. but I used the Cover-A-Card called Thin Chevron over my decorative paper to give it a little more "oomph!" 

Here's a closeup!  

And that.. my friends.. is it! Hope you decide to play along! If you need a little extra inspiration, just hop on over and see these fine ladies!

KITTIE CARACCIOLO -- our new DT Member! :-)

And, some new fun to share. IO is branching out a little more on social media. You can find them on Twitter HERE, on Pinterest HERE or.... on Facebook HERE! Fun ways to find out what Impression Obsession is up to! :-)

Thanks for stopping by! See you back here soon!

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Shirley said...

Gorgeous as always!! and how creative with the dies!!

Kittie said...

Julie, I love your use of the butterflies with the sentiment and especially your beautiful border.

Craftyfield said...

Beautiful ! Love the chevron print over the patterned paper.

denise g. said...

LOVE this one! That orange is really eye catching.

Shelly Schmidt said...

Beautifully done- love the sparkle on the butterflies and the sentiment banner.

Ravengirl said...

Wow, I really like how you added more pop and power to your designer paper with the chevron background!