Monday, January 22, 2018

Impression Obsession Spring Release Hop- Day 1

Welcome to the Impression Obsession 2018 Spring Release Hop!
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January 22rd - January 26th.
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Comment entries will be open on all posts until 9pm CT on Sunday January 28th 
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Greetings friends. Impression Obsession has tons of new images that I know you will enjoy.  We will be having a hop all week to inspire you to use the new designs, so I hope you will stop by.

For my card, I was really inspired to use the new "Introverting" clear stamp set.  It has lots of new sayings that I have never seen before.  To make my card, I stamped the new cat stamp and sayings onto 140lb watercolor paper with black Versafine ink.  Next, I colored my cat with Zig Clean Color Brush markers and a waterbrush.  My biggest tip when doing this is to color the outside of the cat or the cat first and then let it dry COMPLETELY.  Next, color the other area in the same fashion.  By letting your card dry, it prevents the colors from bleeding into each other.

For the background, I stamped

Here is a closeup of the cat:


Impression Obsession items used:
Sketched Cat F13699
Sayings from Clear Set- Introverting CL827 (there is a cat in this set- it is just smaller than the one I used)
Background- Circle Fusion 1 CC109 

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43 comments:

Beachsidelynn said...

Great coloring. I'm loving the new Introverting stamp set.

Patti G said...

I'm a cat lover so need I say more?

Beth Norman said...

Awesome work. I love the purple hue surrounding your cat.

Beverly S. said...

Pretty!!!! I am loving the unusual sentiments with this new set.

Jan Elmore said...

I am enjoying the new sentiments. What a fresh & delightful card!

Ann Greenspan's Crafts said...

Thank you for the tips so my inks don't run into each other. Your cat is adorable sitting there just wanting to be left alone. And I like how you've used the Circle Fusion stamp to make your background. Waiting patiently to see your Day 2 creation!

Patti J said...

Ha ha ha! I have days like that! Great job...thanks for sharing!

Helen Budz said...

Such a beautiful cat image--and that sentiment is delightful! tfs

Susan Eliot said...

Oh, my - your watercoloring is gorgeous!

Marsha said...

Really like the BG stamp. Lovely coloring.

Kathy Krug said...

I love this new sentiment stamp, The cat is wonderfully colored.

Sue D said...

Love the sentiment and how you colored the cat.

Denise Bryant said...

Love the way you colored that sweet kitty! Awesome card with a great sentiment!

Anonymous said...

This is a MUST Have stamp set; there are so many people I could send it to! My coloring could never compare to yours, but the hint about letting once section dry completely before starting another will help a lot. Thanks for a wonderful card!!!

Rebecca Yahrling said...

Love all the fun variations this sentiment set can produce! They're awesome, too. And your card is purr-fect!

Sillyfilly said...

This is a cute card. The kitty is so cute.

Lindar C said...

Love this card, and the Introverting stamp set. Will have to wait until it's back in stock :(

Kathy Johnson said...

Great card! Love the saying!

Late Blooming said...

Me either kitty cat.

Liz H. said...

love the coloring. Thanks for the tip on doing in sections, and letting each dry before starting another.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Your creation is so pretty!

lynneatw said...

Such a cute card!

coco said...

so cute!!!
xxx
coco

Sheila said...

Love your coloring and the card is really cute. Thanks for sharing.

craftymom205 said...

Cute card.

Maureen Morton said...

This dear card gives me a big smile - inside and out! Your coloring is beautiful and the design is purr-fect!

Ginny said...

I love kitties! Cute card!

Dee Earnshaw said...

awww this is so cute - love the sentiment :)

Marjorie DUMONTIER said...

How cute is this little kitty ! And you did a wonderful job coloring it !
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Chrisi said...

The cat stamp is so elegant .... love your coloring!

Mary Holshouser said...

Have to have those sentiments.
This one reflects my attitude on
some days.
Cute card.
thanks for sharing
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Colorado Crafter said...

Very sweet cat stamp!! Really love the sentiment!!!

Cathy said...

Wonderful sentiment! Perfect for the kitty's expression, Cathy x

Miriam Prantner said...

Wonderful coloring and love the bit of purple glow, the sentiments are great too!

sharon g said...

I'm in love with your kitty. The coloring is wonderful...

D.Ann C said...

That is just too funny... Cats are like that... until it comes meal time! lol!

Andrea Hastilow said...

My cats have days like this and I think this is so cute an image, might get one that says sorry I can't cat today lol.

Helen Gullett said...

Fabulous coloring work!

Karen @ Misplaced Mojo said...

So cute! Loving that background stamp too!!!

Lisa Stolp said...

Love this cat and I like the sayings in the Introverting set.

Alaska .Kris said...

This has got to be my favorite stamp set so far!

Cynthia Cole said...

Cute card!

Kim S said...

Such a cute card. Great job!