Thursday, July 31, 2014

Impression Obsession Blog Hop- Day 4

Welcome to the 2014 Impression Obsession Fall/Winter Release Blog Hop! We have some beautiful new stamps to share AND Gift Certificates to give away!

The hop will start each day with a list of participants on the Impression Obsession Blog at 6am EST. Each day pay us a visit there and then head over and see our fabulous IO Design Team’s projects with our new stamps on their blogs (only one comment per blog per day please). The more blogs you visit each day… the better chance you will have to win a $25 Impression Obsession Gift Certificate!!!

Every day (Monday July 28th – August 1st) one of the IO designer blogs will be chosen randomly and a winner will be selected from comments on that blog at 10pm CT. The winner will be announced the following day along with the participating blogs for that day. Two prizes will be awarded on the last day of the hop. One will be for Friday’s comments and another will be chosen from all the comments left throughout the week. So….if you miss a day or time deadline your comments will still count for a chance to win a $25 Impression Obsession Gift Certificate! Both Friday winners will be announced on the IO Blog on Saturday, August 2nd.

If you have any questions please email Jeanne. All of the new stamps you'll be seeing on the hop are available NOW! www.iostamps.com *** Please note*** We are having issues with comments on the Impression Obsession blog so you are not required to post a comment there. Winners will be selected from a participating IO Design Team Member’s blog each day.


So, this may come as no surprise, but I decided to share a watercolor card with you today.  What can I say?  I have really been enjoying painting lately.

For today's card, I stamped the Snowy Branch Cardinal (F7765) in black Versafine ink and colored it with Peerless watercolors.  I then added the Winter Wishes saying (A3589) and the Cover a Card Wood Grain background (CC034).  I find that I like the look of the wood grain stamp best when I stamp it in dark brown ink onto kraft cardstock.

Don't forget to visit the other designers for a chance to comment and win prizes:

Laura Fulcher - you are here
Vicki Garrett

70 comments:

stamping sue said...

your cardinal card is lovely!
stamping sue
http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

Wendy l said...

Cardinal is beautiful

Heather Thompson said...

great seasonal card.

Anonymous said...

I am always impressed with water coloring on cards. This one is so very pretty. The snow on the branches really caught my eye.

Faith in Florida

Chriss Blagrave said...

Love your watercoloured birds against the woodgrain!

Shona said...

Love the woodgrain b'ground for your beautiful Cardinal.

Barbara M. said...

Your card is so pretty.

Tami B. said...

This is so pretty. Your watercoloring has been so wonderful this week. It has made me want to give it another try.

Linda R. said...

Your watercoloring is so beautiful. Great card.

Amy C. said...

Beautiful card and lovely coloring!

Jo Manna said...

Stunning bird, love the coloring, thx

Carol McCready said...

Very pretty card. Love the bird.

Patti J said...

This Missouri gal loves your cardinal! Great card - thanks for sharing :)

Eileen Lucas said...

Very pretty card and your color on the cardinal is wonderful. It also looks lovely with the background you chose.

Debra said...

Fun, fun, fun and so very talented! Thank you for the inspiration.

wannabcre8tive said...

A very pretty card.

SusanK said...

Cardinals...one of my favorite birds! You certainly have captured his best side and the surrounding watery blue 'sky' is gorgeous!

Deana P said...

Beautiful card!!!

the primitive country bug said...

What a lovely card! You've colored this beautiful cardinal so well!

Lisa said...

Very pretty! Love your coloring!

Mellodee said...

Love birds and love this card!!

Rachel B. said...

Great card! The cardinal is cute!

Craftyfield said...

The Cardinal is so cute, it looks as if it's about to wink at us! Love the Wood grain stamp too...

Pattie J. said...

Beautiful cardinal, coloring is perfect. love the wood background.

Late Blooming said...

Ohhh, I love "red" birds. sometimes we have aback yard full of them. Lovely card. Thanks.

Denise Bryant said...

Lovely card! Great job with the watercolors! Love the woodgrain background stamped on the kraft paper... great look!

Iris said...

So sweet - love the cardinal.
isoscia at aol dot com

pgc said...

A Cardinal is always great for a Kentucky card.

Jeanette said...

Lovely card! Thanks for sharing!

Suzy Que said...

I love cardinals! Wonderful card!!

MariLynn said...

What a beautiful card. I love the coloring on the cardinal and the wood background looks amazing.

l.m.b. said...

The wood stamp is awesome - I would love to see it stamped in white like an old picket fence!

Kathy Krug said...

Love the water coloring with this stamp. The wood background is perfect.

Sue D said...

This is beautiful! I like the wood grain background too.

Ginny said...

Your cardinal is so pretty.

lisa808 said...

Fabulous coloring.

snazzyjj said...

Loves like the cardinal outside now. Love the wood background to pop the image.

snazzyjj said...

Loves like the cardinal outside now. Love the wood background to pop the image.

Joyce Evans Erb said...

Vrey pretty holiday stamp and card

Troy Louise Seegmiller said...

What a beautiful cardinal. Lovely coloring on a sweet card. Thanks!

Auntie Em said...

Oh my! I love water colouring images on cards but mine are no where near as artistically done as yours! The cardinal looks so pretty against the snow and I like the wood for the background.
Thank you for the inspiration and fun ideas you have been sharing all week. :) It is really appreciated! (Sort of sad there is only one day left)

sharrilou said...

That cardinal is so cute. Super watercoloring.

Linda Knox said...

Great card.

Patt H. said...

Love, love, love this card!! Amazing coloring. I want this stamp bad!!

Vivian C. said...

Beautiful card. I really like how the wood grain sets off the image.

Cynthia Xavier said...

What a beautiful card, just manly enough to give to a friend. The wood background makes your beautiful bird really stand out.

Colleen C. said...

Very pretty card!

Seadragon said...

Love your little bird! The watercolour looks really lovely! I like that woodgrain look a lot too.

Tammy Pope said...

Gorgeous card! The woodgrain background is perfect.

Kathryne Knowles said...

For not being a bird person this cardinal really catches my eye. Great work

Barbara Nichols said...

Coloring is superb, this card is beautiful.

Anonymous said...

What beautiful colors, great card! Thanks for sharing.

Hugs, Donna
Rubberstampin at yahoo dot com

Crafty Math Chick said...

THIS was done with WATERCOLORS?!! Seriously?!! WOW! I love it! I would have sworn you used markers and then air brushed the background. It is spectacular! I love the cardinal image too, it is the state bird of where we are currently living (we just moved) so one shall be adorning my holiday cards this year.

KT Fit Kitty said...

I love the cardinal. This is a beautiful card.

Carmen Conners said...

Oh how beautiful!!! I love that bird! I've loved IO birds for a long time but spent the majority of time collecting dies. Now, it's time for stamps. THIS one is in the cart! TY!!

Anonymous said...

Your cardinal card is gorgeous! Cardinals are my favourite Christmas/Winter bird. Thank you for sharing this inspiring card. I already own the woodgrain cover a card and now this gives me another creative way to use it.
Jacquelene L
Canada

Katie said...

Great stamp, love the snowy branch! Wonderful card. Thanks for sharing.

Katie B.

Miriam Prantner said...

Beautiful coloring! I love the blue around the bird!

Anonymous said...

I really like the contrast of your pretty panel against the Wood-grain CAC background. And you're right - the woodgrain stamp looks wonderful stamped in brown on kraft cardstock - fantastic!

Roz M.

Carolyn said...

The cardinal card is lovely and your coloring is just beautiful !

Carol said...

Just love your card, Laura! I have such a soft spot for cardinals, so this card has an extra special appeal to me. Your watercolouring is fabulous - I just love Peerless watercolours.

Gabby said...

Nice CAS card! Pretty cardinal. Looks good w/the woodgrain bkgrd. :)

Larissa Heskett said...

OMG!! So BEAUTIFUL and I LOVE this Image!! =)I can see this Framed for a Home Decor Item too!! Well DONE!! =) THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

Lynn Hardy said...

Such a lovely, traditional looking card and beautifully painted too!

Penny said...

Beautiful Laura, the whole thing looks 3-d and so lifelike!

Penny said...

Beautiful Laura, the whole thing looks 3-d and so lifelike!

Parker said...

I think your background is gorgeous, and the Cardinal is the best Cardinal I've ever seen as a stamp. I like how it comes with being on the snowy branches. Good job.

Kristen V said...

Beautiful watercoloring! Love the image too.

Sue Rose said...

Love the cardinal. Adding it to my wishlist. Beautiful job! LOVE IT!

Rosy Newlun said...

Striking, brilliant card!