Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Panda Hug

Welcome to the second day of the Impression Obsession Sneak Peek week. Yesterday I showed you a card with a Leigh Hannan image. Today, I am focusing on a Gail Green image. She draws the most amazing and intricate animal images. I instantly fell in love with the hugging pandas (Panda Hug F7668) and thought they paired well with the Hugs saying from the CL307 All Occasion II Kalani Allred clear saying set. For the background, I used the Bamboo Cover a Card (CC090) in Olympia Green ink.

I hope you will visit Daniela, Dina, Jeanne, Jenny, Julie, and Vicki today to see their creations. Don't forget to leave comments. One person a day will win a $25 IO gift certificate. All you have to do is leave a comment on each of the designer's blogs as well as the IO blog. If you leave comments all week long, you will be in the running to win a $50 IO gift certificate. Good luck!

Monday, January 30, 2012

CHA Sneak Peek Week

Well, the Craft and Hobby Association is having their big conference in California, and I think a lot of us are living vicariously through the people who are lucky enough to attend.

Perhaps the second best thing to attending the conference in person is to check out the blog posts this week by the Impression Obsession design team. It will be a great way to see all the latest and greatest IO images!

For my first post this week, I want to share with you one of the new Leigh Hannan images. I just love this ice cream cone (Three Scoops E2448). I paired it with a clear stamp saying from one of the new Kalani Allred clear saying sets (CL352 Social Greetings 1). I tried to make the whole card look like neapolitan ice cream so I added some layers of brown, white, and pink cardstock. I also wanted to match those colors in the ice cream cone, so I chose an assortment of brown and pink Copic markers to color the image. To finish the card, I cut out the ice cream and popped it up on the card with some foam tape.

I hope you will join us this week in celebrating the new images. Each day, Shirley will post a master list of participating designers on the Impression Obsession blog. You can find that information here. Today, Dina, Jeanne, Jenny, Julie, and Vicki all have something new and wonderful to show you.

Don't forget to leave comments on the various blogs. Each day you will have a chance to win an Impression Obsession gift certificate. Good luck!

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Upcoming Class

Hello all! I just wanted to mention a couple of upcoming events. First, be sure to check back a lot next week. The IO designers will be posting CHA sneak peeks, and I have something to share every day next week. I hope you will stop by!

Next, I just wanted to give a reminder that I have a Memory Box Valentine class this Sunday from 12:30-2:30 pm at Angela's Happy Stamper. Today I am posting the cards that we will be making. They use the latest stamps and die-cuts from Memory Box.

Finally, if you are anywhere near Albuquerque, I will be teaching a couple of classes at the Hen House Paperie the weekend of March 10th. The details aren't finished yet, but I will be sure to update you when I know more!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

IO Challenge- Oldie, But Goodie

Today's Impression Obsession challenge was to use an "oldie but goodie" stamp. Of course, I had to pick a Leigh Hannan stamp. Usually when I used this stamp, I only use part of it so that I don't have to spend a long time coloring. I often use a circle punch to cut out a fish and some coral then pop it up onto a card. However, I thought it best to use the whole stamp so that you could see what the entire image looks like.

To make the card, I colored the coral (J2219) with an assortment of Copic markers. To get a washed out look for the water, I first colored the background with a blue marker and then scribbled over the whole thing with a blender pen.

Want to get more inspiration for your older Impression Obsession stamps? 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!

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Latte Love

Today's Impression Obsession challenge is all about Hearts, Flowers, and Valentine's Day. I must admit that my card only has one tiny heart on it, but I was dying to use my new Latte Love image (D8679) as well as the coordinating Latte Love Words (D8680). I also thought that the Damask Cover a Card (CC081) works great as a Valentine background. To color the image, I used my R35, R39, and E31 Copic markers.

Need more Valentine inspiration? Check out the work by Daniela, Dina, Jeanne, Jenny, Julie, and Vicki.

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