Monday, August 31, 2009

Planning For Thursday

It is only Monday, but I am already planning for my Thursday post. We have another Impression Obsession Design Team challenge that day, and this time the theme is "outside the box." We were instructed to take a stamp and use it a way other than for its intended use. I have thought about it for about a month without much success. Luckily, ideas were flying last night, and I have been pretty productive. It is a very interesting challenge in that it really taxed my brain. I can't wait to see what the other designers create!

Today's card is a little reminiscent of the "outside the box" in that you might not look at IO's new Cover-A-Card textural image and immediately think of snow. After all, the dots are really close together. Here is what the background looks like:


On the other hand, it isn't that big of a leap outside the box. After all, I looked at dots and thought of snow...not that big of a deal! I don't think that I will be credited for making the discovery of the century. :)

I found that stamping the background with Brilliance Moonlight White ink onto vellum looked really cool and made an interesting layer for my card. I placed the vellum over the blue background and white snowbank to create my winter scene. Here is a close-up so that you can see the white dots on top of the white snowbank:



To finish the card, I cut out a couple of trees freehand and then added an IO snowman I had colored and cut out.

Be sure to check back Thursday to see the results of the "outside the box challenge." I think it is going to be one of the most interesting challenges yet!

8 comments:

paula said...

Laura this is a lovely card. I like the way you have done the vellum overlay. I wouldn't have thought of that.

Anonymous said...

Cute, cute card!! I think I see the sea in the little dots... Fun to think from the other side of the brain, isn't it? Q

Anonymous said...

Well done you! Very creative.

Suzanne C said...

Love this! The stamp looks fantastic used that way. Will definitely keep the white on vellum idea on tap for future use!

Sonia W. said...

Great idea, Laura! I love how textured the snow looks on the vellum. And the little snowman is just adorable. :-)

Jennifer said...

Love this.

Jenny Gropp said...

I LOVE IT!

Anne said...

Hi, Laura! Love the snow! Perfect use of this stamp! :-)