Wednesday, September 28, 2016

IO/Stencil Girl Blog Hop!

The Impression Obsession and StencilGirl Products Teams are hopping together this week!

StencilGirl Products will be giving away a $25 Gift Certificate to TWO lucky winners!

Impression Obsession will be giving away a $25 Gift Certificate to TWO lucky winners!

Visit the fabulous designers from both teams and comment for your chance to win 4 great prizes during the hop!

The more blogs you comment on, the more chances you have to WIN! (One comment per blog please.)

You have until Friday, September 30th at 11:59PM Central Time to leave your comments.
Winners will be announced on StencilGirl's Facebook page on Sunday, October 2nd.

Here are the links to today's hop list:

For my first card today, I combined the Stencil Girl Waterway Stencil with the Impression Obsession Butterfly 4.  To color the butterfly, I used an assortment of Prismacolor Colored Pencils.  For the stenciled background, I used the stencil, watercolor paper, and some Colorburst Powders.  Here is a close up of the background:

For my next card, I used a stencil called Seoul Day and a stamp from Impression Obsession called  She Was Unstoppable.  I have so many wonderful sayings from Impression Obsession, and stencils are really a great way to create a backdrop for them:

I was first attracted to this stencil because of its title.  For those of you who are close to me know,  I am (kind of ) obsessed with Korean dramas.  I have to admit I perked up a bit when I saw the stencil.  You can use it as I did as an abstract background or you can color it to really bring out the shapes of the hanging flags.  To make the card, I placed the stencil down onto white cardstock, sponged it with Versamark ink and then sponged it with chartreuse, turquoise, and dark blue PanPastels.  Here is a close up of the background:

Ps...anyone out there watch Korean dramas?  My family and friends just don't understand what the heck I am doing.  :)

For my finial card, I combined a stencil called Whimsical Waves as well as an Impression Obsession saying called Soul Happy:

Once again I combined Color Burst powders and the stencil to create my watercolor background:

Thursday, September 15, 2016

IO Challenge- Trick or Treat

I absolutely love making Halloween cards, so this challenge was up my alley.  I really like all the new creature stamps because they really lend themselves to coloring.  Of course, the fact that this monster's name is Sara Beth endears her to me even more! 

Here is a close up of the monster:

To color the monster, I used an assortment of Copic markers (YR31, V22, V25, YG95, YG63) as well as some Yellow Ochre PanPastel for coloring.  To finish the card, I added the Boo sentiment.(Boo To You).

Need more inspiration?  Be sure to visit the other designers:

Thursday, September 1, 2016

IO Challenge- Fall Colors

Greetings friends!  Is it feeling like Fall yet in your neck of the woods?  I have to say, I always look forward to Autumn with the cooler weather and beautiful colors.

For today's card, I decided to express my Fall colors with some browns, yellows, and oranges.  I made sure to color the eyes of the owl with some yellow and orange markers so that it would match with the layering papers.

To make the card, I stamped the Owl in Tree in brown Versafine ink onto 140lb watercolor paper.  I then colored his body with some grey and his eyes with some yellow and orange Zig Clean Color brush markers.  To add a bit of color to the tree, I sponged it with some Burnt Sienna PanPastel chalk.
For the background, I stamped the Cover a Card Wood Grain onto kraft cardstock with Colorbox Chalk Deep Brown ink and embossed it with clear powder for a bit of shine.  Here is a closeup of the owl:

I usually stamp a sentiment on the outside of the card for blog samples, but I thought it got in the way of my little owl.  this is what I stamped on the inside of the card:

The name of that stamp is Owl Be Thankful

Need more Fall color inspiration?  Be sure to visit the other designers: