Thursday, October 2, 2008

Impression Obsession DT Challenge

It is time for another Impression Obsession Design Team Challenge! This time the theme was gifts/gift sets. I wanted to try something other than a paper craft, so I decided to share a pencil cup I made I made for my desk that is filled with some handy crafting supplies. I know, it kind of defeats the purpose that I made it for myself, but it would make a great gift loaded with craft items for any of your stamping friends.

To make the cup, I started with an unfinished wooden box, sanded it, primed it, and painted it with acrylic paints. I masked it with tape so that I could paint three distinct sections. It is hard to tell from the picture, but the center stripe is metallic. While I had the box masked, I stamped my IO image over the top section using Brilliance Pearlescent Rust ink. It made a nice choice because although it took a while to dry, it did eventually dry and left a nice shimmery image.

If you would like to check out other gift ideas, Daniela, Deborah, Dina, Julie, and Kelli all said they would post something today. Plus, who doesn't need some gift ideas this time of year?

On a personal note, I wanted to share the craziness of the last couple of days. On Tuesday after work, a friend and I drove to Charleston for the Copic Certification class held on Wednesday. We took the class and then drove back. I am mentioning all the timing only because I can't believe we drove 8 hours each way in such a short amount of time. It was an insane trip, but look what I got!!!!

The Copic Class was amazing. Marianne really knows her stuff, and if you love Copic markers, you have to check out her blog. I can't tell you how much information I have gotten from her site! We were given so much information in the class that my head is still swimming. I am already starting to plan a Copics 2 class at Angela's. I will keep you posted.

Here is a picture of me with Marianne while receiving my certificate. I don't look like too much of a crazed Copic fanatic, do I?

Don't answer that.


broni (waterchild12) said...

Hi, Laura! You look wonderful in your photo with Marianne!! It was great to meet you yesterday!

Kim Lenhart said...

Wow, I was checking out the Impression Obsession site, and then I saw your pic...I thought I saw you yesterday at the class with Marianne!! I didn't realize that I was in the room with all these great people and designers!! I love you blog and wished I'd have wandered around yesterday instead of being shy!!

Penny said...

Look at you looking all happy!! Well done on getting your certificate, I'm looking forward to some great tips now *wink*

I really love your box, a little stamping turns something so ordinary into something so pretty!

Susan said...

Hi Laura! You don't look crazed at all in the photo! Just happy. It was nice meeting you and Kerry. I posted a few pics on my blog today from the class.

Funny thing - when I got home, I saw your card in the Stamping Royalty issue of Papercrafts! Awesome! My card is on page 79. Too bad I didn't know that on Wednesday! Hope your trip home was uneventful!
take care,

Daniela said...

I love it, that stamp looks like patterned paper, awesome.

Sandra said...


I can't wait to take "Copics 102"!!!! Can we pre-register? (just kidding - sort of). Your work is continually amazing!

debbiemom23cs said...


I love this box! You look really cute with your certification. I am so jealous. I am missing the class in KC this weekend. Too many kids and not enough babysitters!! LOL I haven't seen the magazine yet, can you believe that? Congrats!!

Anne said...

Conratulations, Laura! Woooo-hoooo!