Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Monday, September 28, 2009
Saturday, September 26, 2009
But isn't she cute?! I love the Twilight paper from Memory box too, the Halloween colors are much more subtle than your typical scream-in-you-face Halloween colors.
I was digging through my stash for a suitable sentiment, though, but nothing seemed right. I wanted something about Gypsies, or something to that effect, because this little Ketto also reminds me a bit of one. I seem to remember a quote about the Gypsy Harvest somewhere, I guess I'll have to do a search for it. Maybe I'll print something out for this card, out of ALL the stamps I have, not one sentiment is right?! How could that be? Maybe I need more stamps?
Stamps: Stamping Bella
Ink: Memento, Distress
Paper: Bristol vellum, Memory Box, PTI, Bazzill
Accessories: Nestabilties, rhinestones, Martha Stewart spider web punch, plaid ribbon, colored pencils, OMS, Copic Spica pens, 3D paint
Friday, September 25, 2009
A couple of people have asked what kind of colored pencils I use, and my answer is--ANY kind! LOL! I have Prismacolors, Faber Castell Polychromos, Lyra, Koh-i-noor, Design Spectracolor (discontinued). I'm not particularly loyal to one brand, which pencil I use depends solely on which color I need or which paper I'm using. For example, if I'm coloring a digi stamp which is printed on smooth paper (then sealed with a workable fixative) Koh-i-noor works best. It lays down easily where the other pencils tend to be very light. So, I hope this helps some of you!
Thursday, September 24, 2009
But how can I resist this adorable Santa from Whipper Snapper? I love the little feather tree next to him.
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Monday, September 21, 2009
Well, once again she has two new sets being released today that are so cute! I mean look at this little angel. She is part of a set of 7 stamps, three images and four sentiments. I love them all!
Friday, September 18, 2009
Thursday, September 17, 2009
Would you like to see your card featured on the Impression Obsession blog? Email your challenge cards using IO images to Shirley . Every week cards will be selected to showcase on the IO blog!!!
When I was thinking about doing this challenge, I couldn't figure out whether I needed to make an actual gift, or if gift packaging qualifies as a 'Holiday Gift Idea'. Well, I tried to think of something as an actual gift, but nothing was coming to me. So I settled for a gorgeous gift package.
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Sunday, September 13, 2009
Saturday, September 12, 2009
Friday, September 11, 2009
Thursday, September 10, 2009
To make the background I cut out a circle from masking tape, then using a brush and Adirondack reinkers I applied washes of color from light to dark to the paper. I can't brayer backgrounds worth a hoot, so this was my way of doing it. The pheasant is stamped, embossed, then colored with Adirondack markers, and carefully cut out.
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
I colored with colored pencils, and odorless mineral spirits (OMS), then I added some Liquid Glass over the pitcher and glass of lemonade. I love the effect, it's hard to see in the pic, though. I cut two rows of paper with the Martha Stewart doily punch and layered them to make it look like a petticoat or something, lol. It's totally a girly girl card!
Monday, September 7, 2009
Sunday, September 6, 2009
Saturday, September 5, 2009
Anyway--I knew when I saw this new Toasty Treats stamp from Impression Obsession exactly what I was going to do with it. I had seen someone on SCS use a clear box that the Papertrey Ink stamp sets come in to package a little hot cocoa packet, marshmallows and peppermint sticks. Of course, I've been saving my PTI boxes for exactly something like this!
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
I love primitive folk art style! These stamps were made for me! Instead of coloring with my usual colored pencils, I used my Distress inks to watercolor with.