Thursday, July 27, 2017

New IO Challenge: Christmas in July

Today the team from Impression Obsession is kicking off the new challenge:

CHRISTMAS IN JULY

For more information on the new challenge and how to enter, please visit the Impression Obsession blog by clicking HERE.  A random challenge card will be selected from entrants to showcase on the IO blog and you can be entered to win a $25 gift certificate to IO just by playing!




Holiday Teapot (H16322)                      Holiday Words (3189-LG)



I colored this teapot with Copic markers, leaving an area white,  so it would appear smooth and red metallic-y, then balanced it with lots of green foliage.  The greeting is heat embossed in silver on a folded sentiment strip and popped up with foam tape.




Colorless Calendula

Today I'm posting for Technique Junkies on the Team blog, sharing details for this chalkboard card made with the new July Calendula background stamp!

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Monday, July 24, 2017

Stampscapes-like inking with Gina K Designs products and MISTI

Hello.

I was taught a new-to-me technique on Saturday when I was at the Scrapmania Crop Event in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.  There was a rather impromptu demo given by Lynette Etzel, one of the teachers at Scrapmania.





Stampscapes stamps and this technique have been around quite awhile, and I've alway admired them, but never explored.

But after watching Lynette's short but concise and informative demonstration, I learned that I needed very few supplies to try this technique;  I had many stamps that I knew that would work for this technique, and definitely have plenty of dye inks!  The items I did not have were Ranger Glossy paper, and small Colorbox foam blenders, so I purchased those at the event.  I also picked up a few individual stamps as well.

I couldn't wait to get home at give this technique a try.

I love it.  I'm hooked.
I knew I would be.  I love landscapes and sky scenes.  There are so many colors that appear that it's always a challenge to try to recreate images of them!

The possibilities are endless for landscape images.



Framescapes: Winter Trees from Gina K Designs

I have stamped this image with India Ink and added color with Gina K Designs dye inks.

The video is HERE:



This technique is so much fun and is a rather quick and easy technique which is quite forgiving of mistakes.  I see a long pattern of adding scene-building stamps and blending tools to my collection!

Here are some of the scenes that I made last night.

This was my first attempt with Framescapes; only as a sunset, rather than sunrise.


This was stamped with a few Stampscape stamps.


This is a photo I took recently of a sunset.
I attempted to recreate it in ink below.





Thanks for stopping by today!

Happy Stamping!




Friday, July 21, 2017

Impression Obsession New Catalog Release Blog Hop: Day Five!


Welcome to Day Five of the Impression Obsession 2017 Fall/Winter (and more!) Stamp Release Hop! We have some beautiful new stamps to share AND Gift Certificates to give away!
The Blog Hop will be posted on the Impression Obsession Blog at 6am EST each day Monday, July 17th – Friday, July 21st.

Visit our fabulous IO Design Team’s blogs (only one comment per blog per day please) for a chance to win one of 6 $25 Gift Certificates! One winner will be chosen each day and then an extra winner will be chosen randomly from all hop days. Comments on all hop days will be open until July 23rd at 9pm CT. All winners will be announced on July 24th.
The more blogs you visit … the better chance you will have to win!!!



If you’ve arrived here from Anna's blog, you’re at the right place. If not, please head to the Impression Obsession blog to start at the beginning of the hop.


Today I am featuring this stunning and classic holiday stamp, Hark! (H13578), along with other new and current stamps.


Hark! is a very detailed stamp which has the stunning angel in front of the sheet music background.
I stamped the Hark! image on white cardstock and sponged Distress inks from the edges in towards the angel, leaving her as white as possible.  I wanted to create the look of marble, so I added some shading with warm gray Copic markers. 
The card base was stamped with the Crackle Cover-a-Card background stamp (CC277) in Distress Oxide ink.  I also used a foam blender to add color in areas of the card base.  I trimmed out the Hark! panel and layered it with patterned papers of similar size. and finished it with dyed-to match ribbon (dyed with reinkers) and a small tag, stamped with the pine tuft from Winter Elements (CL690) and the Season's Greetings sentiment from Holiday Words (3189-LG).  Can you tell I love the set, Holiday Words??  I think I've reached for it nearly everyday this week!  It's such a lovely greeting set.  It's perfect!

Thanks for visiting again today.   Your next stop in the hop should be Daniela Dobson's blog.  

Here is the whole list of Blog Hop participants:

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Impression Obsession New Catalog Release Blog Hop: Day Four!


Welcome to Day Four of the Impression Obsession 2017 Fall/Winter (and more!) Stamp Release Hop! We have some beautiful new stamps to share AND Gift Certificates to give away!
The Blog Hop will be posted on the Impression Obsession Blog at 6am EST each day Monday, July 17th – Friday, July 21st.


Visit our fabulous IO Design Team’s blogs (only one comment per blog per day please) for a chance to win one of 6 $25 Gift Certificates! One winner will be chosen each day and then an extra winner will be chosen randomly from all hop days. Comments on all hop days will be open until July 23rd at 9pm CT. All winners will be announced on July 24th.
The more blogs you visit … the better chance you will have to win!!!


If you’ve arrived from Anna's blog, you’re at the right place. If not, please head to the Impression Obsession blog to start at the beginning of the hop.


Today I am featuring this new fall image, Fall Pumpkins, and the new sentiment set, Holiday Words.




Fall Pumpkin (J16328) and Holiday Words (3189-LG)

This image was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto Hammermill paper and colored with Copic markers.  The classic gold-embossed Be Thankful greeting is one of the six gorgeous script-y greetings included in the new Holiday Words set (3189-LG).



Thanks for stopping by today.  Stop by again tomorrow for Day Five of the IO Blog Hop.  Your next stop in the hop should be Daniela Dobson's blog.  

Here is the whole list of Blog Hop participants:



Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Impression Obsession New Catalog Release Blog Hop: Day Three!


Welcome to Day Three of the Impression Obsession 2017 Fall/Winter (and more!) Stamp Release Hop! We have some beautiful new stamps to share AND Gift Certificates to give away!

The Blog Hop will be posted on the Impression Obsession Blog at 6am EST each day Monday, July 17th – Friday, July 21st.

Visit our fabulous IO Design Team’s blogs (only one comment per blog per day please) for a chance to win one of 6 $25 Gift Certificates! One winner will be chosen each day and then an extra winner will be chosen randomly from all hop days. Comments on all hop days will be open until July 23rd at 9pm CT. All winners will be announced on July 24th.
The more blogs you visit … the better chance you will have to win!!!
If you’ve arrived from Anna's blog, you’re at the right place. If not, please head to the Impression Obsession blog to start at the beginning of the hop.


Today I am featuring this beautiful new floral stamp called Double Cone Flowers.

Double Cone Flowers (K16332), Smile (MC665) and Smile Die (DIE378-E)

I stamped this image with black archival ink on Hammermill paper and colored with Copic markers.  This was such a fun one to color with Copic markers, and I colored them similar to the very hearty yellow-orange flowers that grew in my mom's garden.  The Greeting is from the clear set Smile (MC665).  I heat embossed the "You make me" in white, and diecut the Smile die (DIE378-E) twice, once in black cardstock and once in Yellow-orange fun foam and layered the two together, with the black as a shadow.



Thanks for visiting today.  Stop by again tomorrow for Day Four of the IO Blog Hop.  Your next stop in the hop should be Daniela Dobson's blog.  

Here is the whole list of Blog Hop participants:

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Impression Obsession New Catalog Release Blog Hop: Day Two



Welcome to the Impression Obsession 2017 Fall/Winter (and more!) Stamp Release Hop! We have some beautiful new stamps to share AND Gift Certificates to give away!
The Blog Hop will be posted on the Impression Obsession Blog at 6am EST each day Monday, July 17th – Friday, July 21st.
Visit our fabulous IO Design Team’s blogs (only one comment per blog per day please) for a chance to win one of 6 $25 Gift Certificates! One winner will be chosen each day and then an extra winner will be chosen randomly from all hop days. Comments on all hop days will be open until July 23rd at 9pm CT. All winners will be announced on July 24th.
The more blogs you visit … the better chance you will have to win!!!
If you’ve arrived from Anna's blog, then you’re at the right place. If not, please head to the Impression Obsession blog to start at the beginning of the hop.

Today on Day Two of the blog hop, I am sharing a fall card created with the new clear set Falling Leaves, and the Autumn is Calling rubber stamp.  


This card was created with Canson Montval watercolor paper.  I used Sennelier Aquarelle watercolor washes to create a background panel, adding the Autumn is Calling greeting and spatters of paint after it was fully dry.  I stamped the leaves from Falling Leaves onto another piece of watercolor paper with Versafine Onyx Black ink, cut them out using my Scan N Cut, then watercolored them, letting the colors bleed into each other.  

When my leaves were fully dry, I adhered them to my background panel and to a prepared card base.



Thanks for stopping in today.  Stop by again tomorrow for Day Three of our Blog Hop.  Your next stop in the hop should be Daniela Dobson's blog.  


Here is the whole list of Blog Hop participants: