Thursday, October 7, 2010

Impression Obsession Color Challenge

I really love color challenges. The latest Impression Obsession challenge is to create a card featuring the following colors: Coffee, Nutmeg, and Pumpkin. Now, being the geek that I am, I wasn't really sure exactly what color "Nutmeg" is, so I had to do a Google image search. The results were mixed. Sometimes it looked more like cinnamon to me (medium reddish brown), and sometimes it was a light shade of brown. I decided to go with light brown.

Leigh Hannan designed a series of fall images for Impression Obsession featuring things such as cattails, acorns, and leaves. I fell in love with the Corn (E2102) image and found out that it is indeed possible for me to make a fall card without a pumpkin on it. Who knew?!

To make this card, I stamped the corn image onto cream paper using black Memento ink. I colored the leaves with two brown Copic markers (E31 Brick Beige and E53 Raw Silk). For the corn, I decided not to color each individual square because that would take FOREVER. Instead, I dabbed more of the two brown markers as well as YR16 Apricot, Y17 Golden Yellow, and YR31 Light Reddish Yellow all over the corn area until it was filled. Sometimes it is best not to stay within the lines! To finish the coloring, I used the three orange/yellow markers to color the leaves, added some chocolate Prismacolor pencil to the tiny circles on the stems, and shaded around the image with a Warm Grey Copic parker (W1). For the background, I stamped the Cover a Card Swatches image (CC023) onto cream cardstock using Colorbox Chalk Chestnut Roan ink and added a saying from the Count Your Blessings clear set (CL286). It has a nice assortment of sayings for the fall and Thanksgiving.

Need more inspiration? Check out what Daniela, Deborah, Dina, Jenny, Julie, Kathy, and Shirley have created.

Want to play along? You have until Friday 9pm EST to enter. All of the information can be found here, and you can even win a $25 Impression Obsession gift certificate!


paula said...

Wow what an amazing card. It is so rich & vibrant. I too google things (just to make sure they are correct ;D) xoxoxoxoxoxoxo

dini said...

I googled it too! Love how you colored this - reminds me of the older book illustrations that are done with just 3 colors - such a neat effect. The background makes me want to eat Chex mix. Just sayin'. ;)

Shirley said...

Wow! have you been busy. All of these cards are wonderful. I love the uniqueness of each one.

Deborah March said...

LOVE how you coloured the corn...beautiful card Laura!

Broni said...

This is beautiful, Laura! I love that corn image and the background is perfect with it! Hope you're doing well!