Thursday, April 5, 2012

April Release and Winner

I want to first start off this post with an apology. I was supposed to post the winner of the IO stamp set last Saturday. When I starting putting today's post together, I noticed that my winner announcement was set on "draft" rather than "post." I didn't realize my mistake till today. :( If you came to my blog on Saturday looking for the winner, I am so sorry. So, without further ado, the winner of the IO clear set was Paper Creations by Shirley. Shirley said:

I LOVE LOVE that Peacock image, I have it on order at my local store. Also love what you have done with the image. She is gorgeous ! Have a great day. Shirley

Shirley, please email me your info, and I will get your set to you.

Now, back to today's Impression Obsession challenge. The current theme was to showcase the new April release images. I chose a mermaid clear set called Lavia and Ginger (CS357). The set included both the mermaid scene as well as the saying. I also paired it with the Bubbles Cover a Card background (CC026).

One of the things I have been working on is practicing various skin tones and hair colors with my Copic markers. I realized that most of the people I colored in the past were pale-skinned brunettes. I wanted to break out of that rut, so here is a close-up of my two mermaids:

Want to see more of the April release? Check out what Daniela, Dina, Jeanne, Jenny, Julie, and Vicki created.

Want to play along? You can find all the information here, and you could even win a $25 IO gift certificate!


Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Hi Laura ! First of all, a big Thank you, I'm excited to win the set of IO sentiment stamps ! Awesome !

Your card is beautiful ! The images are adorable and your colouring is perfect ! The bubble CAC compliments it so well ! Have a great day, Shirley

Jackie K said...

Thanks for joining in the same club, Laura. I kind of did the same thing with today's post. Duh Me!!! LOLOL

creativearts said...

Beautiful card! Love your coloring! Those mermaids need a spot in my craft room!

Cindy said...

Fabulous card! Love the circle/bubble effect you created with the main image, the sentiment shape and the background paper!!

Craftyfield said...

Great coloring (including hair and skin)and of course a match made in heaven with the Bubbles CAC.

Daniela Dobson said...

Love it!! We have the same stamp :)