Thursday, January 29, 2009

Impression Obsession DT Challenge

Well, CHA is winding down, and the Impression Obsession Design Team wanted to continue showing you some of the new designs released at the show. This time the theme was "Spring." I decided to share a couple of Easter cards featuring images by IO's new stamp designer, Sarah Phelps. Aren't her designs cute?!

For the first card, I went with colors that aren't normally associated with Spring. In fact, I think it is the first Spring card I have ever made with dark brown and orange. I ran the tan background piece through my Cuttlebug machine two times using my dot border folder. I wanted to add some texture, but I didn't want to have dots over the entire card. I colored the bunny and carrots with Copic markers and then embellished it with an orange ribbon.

For the second card, I went with more traditional Spring colors and broke out my Copic airbrush system to create my background. I created the sky with the airbrush and a cloud template made by Rosie's Road show. I then masked the bottom of the card with a post-it note cut in the shape of a hill and sprayed it with a green Copic marker. The bunny and eggs were stamped and colored on a separate piece of paper. I then cut out each element and glued it to my meadow background.

Be sure to check out the other spring cards made by Julie, Dina, Kelli, and Daniela.

I hope you have enjoyed all these sneek peaks. They were sure fun to create!

On an unrelated note, one of the women I have met at the Hero Arts blog posts interviews with members every Wednesday. This week she interviewed me! If you have never read Deborah's "Society of Stamp and Scrap-aholics" blog, you should definitely check it out. It is one of the funniest blogs I have ever read.

On a second unrelated note, my Copics class this week was cancelled because of the weather. If you are interested in taking it, it was rescheduled for this Saturday from 10am-12pm.

All my best,

10 comments:

dini said...

Omg, Laura - those bunnies are too cute! Why did I not get them again..? Love the one positioned between the circles especially.

GiftsByHeidi said...

Those are really cute stamps! Love the airbrushed background too.

krcrafts said...

Love your brown and orange card! I used brown and yellow for my Spring card--funny, huh? I love the bunnies!!

Julie Koerber said...

Awwww! Darling cards! That's just what I needed this morning on this blustery Montana day! Your signs of spring are just too cute!!! I might just need to bookmark it and come back when I need a little pick me up!! LOL!

Jennifer said...

Loved your interview. Glad others get to see what beautiful work you do. You are right. Deborah is really funny.
Jennifer

Anne said...

Hi, Laura! Love the brown and orange Easter card! Lovely non-traditional Spring card! :-)

Anonymous said...

Awww the widdle bunnies sooooo cute.

Daniela said...

Love the bunnies! I had to think for a moment how you only embossed the part of the card. I have the folder and I didn't know there was just a border. I will have to look for that.

Suzanne C said...

Very cute! Love the little bunnies.

Donna said...

these cards are cute! I'm ready to move onto Spring cards - this inspires me