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Thursday, 27 August 2015

To The Moon And Back~ DT Thursday


 Hello Friends!

It's my turn to share a project for DT Thursday at Impression Obsession.  Here is a quick little gift to make.......



Step One~ Cut a piece of card stock that will fit your frame. Stamp Moon And Back C14131
with Versafine Vintage Sepia and emboss with clear embossing powder.


Step 2~ Stamp  Hang In There F8726 on an angle just above and to the left of the sentiment Versafine Onyx Black and emboss with clear embossing powder.  Definitely the most used stamp in my studio!!



 Step 3~Color the clothes pins with Vintage Photo and Antique Linen Distress markers.


Step 4~  Go over the clothes pins with a VersaMarker Pen and  emboss with clear embossing powder. 

Step 5~ Sponge Memento Summer Sky Over the entire image.



Step 6~  Sponge Memento Nautical Blue, inking darker at the top and bottom left. Keeping it lighter in the bottom right hand corner to creating a gradient sky.



Step 7~~ Die cut the moon and 3 stars from the  Sun & Moon DIE163-C set in yellow card stock.  Sponge the edges with Memento Cantaloupe. 



Step 8~ Glitter the 3 stars and moon with Wink Of Stella Clear.



Step 9~ Adhere the Moon and Stars to the top left of image.



Step 10~  Put image in the frame of your choice and make someone's day with it!



 Here is the same image done in the Chalkboard Technique and Prisma Pencils.....




Thanks for stopping by and have a fabulous day!
Ellen

Impression Obsession Products Used~
 Hang In There F8726
 Hang in There
Moon And Back C14131
Moon and Back
Sun & Moon DIE163-C
Sun & Moon

Thursday, 20 August 2015

Impression Obsession Challenge~Say It Big! (Phrases)


Hello Friends!

It's Thursday and that means it's time for another Impression Obsession challenge!!  This weeks challenge is "Say It Big!  Make a card with a large sentiment, phrase, quote or letters". 

Play along with us and create something inspired by "Say It Big" and you could win a $25 gift certificate to the IO store store, just simply by playing along! Just go to the IO Blog for the details on how to play.

Check out what my talented teammates have created to inspire you.....
   IO Blog                                   
 Anna Wight
 Daniela Dobson   
  Dina Kowal 
Ellen Taylor ~That's Me 
  Jeanne Streiff 
  Jenny Gropp 
  Karen Amidon 
  Laura Fulcher
  Vicki Garrett
Kittie Caracciolo

 Onto today's project....
Hey Girl D3905 was stamped with Versafine Onyx black and clear embossed.  It was framed with one of the frames from the All-In-One Frames - Rectangles 2 DIE291-WW  and cut the silver sparkle paper.  

 I do love the  Fancy Butterfly DIE059-N!!  I die cut it in turquoise card stock and sponged it a bit with Memento Grape Jelly Ink.  Before adhering the black piece of the butterfly I touched it up with a wee bit of Wink of Stella Clear for a bit of shimmer that the camera never seems to pick up.
 
 The 3 round embellishments in the bottom right hand corner are just pop dots with microfine glitter burnished in.  


Thanks for stopping by and have a fabulous day!!
Ellen
 
Impression Obsession Products Used~

All-In-One Frames - Rectangles 2 DIE291-WW 

All-in-One Frames - Rectangles 2

Hey Girl D3905 
 Hey Girl
 Fancy Butterfly DIE059-N
 Fancy Butterfly
Ink~Versafine Onyx Black, Memento Grape Jelly
Other Products Used~ Wink Ink Of Stella Clear, Rhinestone, Pop Dots, Elizabeth Crafts Microfine Glitter, Clear Embossing Powder, Sponge.

Thursday, 6 August 2015

Impression Obsession Challenge~Fall Colors


Hello Friends!
It's Thursday and that means it's time for another Impression Obsession challenge!!  This weeks challenge is "Fall Colors". 

Play along with us and create something inspired by "Fall Colors" and you could win a $25 gift certificate to the IO store store, just simply by playing along! Just go to the IO Blog for the details on how to play.

Check out what my talented teammates have created to inspire you.....

   IO Blog                                   
 Anna Wight
 Daniela Dobson   
  Dina Kowal 
Ellen Taylor ~That's Me 
  Jeanne Streiff 
  Jenny Gropp 
  Karen Amidon 
  Laura Fulcher
  Vicki Garrett
Kittie Caracciolo

Today's card is pretty quick and simple. 
~Stamp Leafy Vine Background L9787 with Memento Rich Cocoa and color it with Copic Markers, Y30, Y31, E35 and B0000.  Sponge the edges with Memento Rich Cocoa.  Attach to a dark brown mat.
~Stamp  Happy and Warm Wishes B9785 with Versafine Vintage Sepia on white card stock that has been colored with Copic Marker B0000 and emboss it with Clear Embossing Powder.

~Tie Burlap string to the smallest frame from the All-In-One Rectangles 2 DIE291-WW 
and adhere over sentiment. 

~Pop sentiment up on the bottom center of image panel and adhere the end of the string to the back of the image panel.

~Attach to a card base. Easy Peasy!!

 Thanks for stopping by and have a fabulous day!
Ellen

Impression Obsession Products~
Happy and Warm Wishes B9785 
 Happy and Warm Wishes
Leafy Vine Background L9787
Leafy Vine Background
All-In-One Rectangles 2 DIE291-WW 

All-in-One Frames - Rectangles 2
Other Products Used~Memento Rich Cocoa, Versafine Vintage Sepia; Copic Markers; Y30, Y31, E35, B0000; Pop Dots, Sponge, Burlap String, Clear embossing Powder.
 

Friday, 17 July 2015

Impression Obsession Fall & Winter Designer Blog Hop~Day 3


Welcome to the Impression Obsession Fall & Winter Designer  Hop!
We have some beautiful new Stamps to share AND Gift Certificates to give away!
 The hop will start each day (July 15th – July 17th) with a list of participants on the Impression Obsession Blog at 6am EST.  The more blogs you visit each day… the better chance you will have to win a $25 Impression Obsession Gift Certificate!!!
All of the new stamps you’ll be seeing on the hop are available NOW!

Lake Reflections~


 Trees and Lake was stamped with Versafine Vintage Sepia and clear embossed on white card stock.   I started in the center and and sponged Memento Cantaloupe in a circle in the sky line as well as the lake.  Followed by Dandelion and Angel Pink.   Starting from the outer edges, sponge Summer Sky and then Danube Blue just around the edges.  This image really is just under 5 minutes to create. 
I framed it with the largest frame from the Rectangle 6 In 1 Frames DIE242-YY.  Embossed Hugs and Prayers A9735 with Vintage Sepia on a tag from the Min Square Tags Die Set DIE011-J and attached it with Burlap Twine. 

Supplies~Impression Obsession Products Used~
Hugs and Prayers A9735
Hugs & Prayers
Trees and Lake J7789
Min Square Tags Die Set DIE011-J
 Mini Square Tags Die Set
Rectangle 6 In 1 Frames DIE242-YY
 Rectangle 6-in-1 Frames

Other Products Used~
Ink~ Versafine Vintage Sepia; Memento Cantaloupe, Dandelion, Angel Pink, Summer Sky, Danube Blue.
Misc~Burlap Twine, Pop Dots, Sponge Daubers.

Bat Girl~

This super cute Halloween image is called Bat Girl.  She was colored up with Copic Markers (listed below) and framed with one of the frames from  All-In-One-Frames Rectangles 2 DIE291-WW.  Turn Back B14481 was stamped with Versafine Onyx Black and clear embossed.  I added a few bats using the Halloween Set DIE114-O  to finish it off.

Supplies:
Impression Obsession Products Used~
Bat Girl D19001
Turn Back B14481
Halloween DIE114-O

All-In-One-Frames Rectangles 2 DIE291-WW
Halloween Set

All-in-One Frames - Rectangles 2 - TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK
Ink~ Versafine Onyx Black, Memento Tuxedo Black & Tangelo.
Misc~Ribbon, Pop Dots, Clear Embossing Powder, Sponge.
Copic Markers~ Skin: E50, E53, R20. Hair: B41, C5, C7. Blacks: C1, C3, C5, C7.  Greens:YG05, YG07. Purples:BV00, BV11, BV13, Oranges: YR01,YR65. YR68.

Check out the rest of my talented team mates creations......

Thanks for stopping by good Luck in the drawing!!
Ellen

Thursday, 16 July 2015

Impression Obsession Fall and Winter Blog Hop~ Day 2

 
Welcome to the Impression Obsession Fall & Winter Designer  Hop!
We have some beautiful new Stamps to share AND Gift Certificates to give away!
 The hop will start each day (July 15th – July 17th) with a list of participants on the Impression Obsession Blog at 6am EST.  The more blogs you visit each day… the better chance you will have to win a $25 Impression Obsession Gift Certificate!!!
All of the new stamps you’ll be seeing on the hop are available NOW!


Snowman Builder~




 Supplies:

Impression Obsession Products Used~

 Christmas Tags DIE223-Z
 Christmas Tags
All-In-One-Frames- Ovals DIE292-WW
 All-in-One Frames - Ovals
Snowman Builder D13377
Snowflake Flourish F13376
Stick Together C13380

Other Products Used~

Copic Markers: C0, BV00, B0000,B000, Blender 0.

Ink~Memento Luxe Wedding Dress, Memento Tuxedo Black, Versamark.

Misc~ Dollar Store Glitter Tape, Starrdust Stickles, Rhinestones, White Embossing Powder, sponge, Pop dots, Ribbon, Silver String.

 Ornament Collage~




A super quick card......  Ornaments Collage L13367 was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black and Colored with Copic Markers.....

Envelope: E40, E30
Ornaments: BG11, BG32, BG72.  Y26, Y28. R32, R35, R39.
Ribbon: C00, C3.
Holly: YG63, YG67
Shadow: BG10

Merriest Christmas C9826 was stamped in the bottom right hand corner with Memento Rich Cocoa.  The image was popped up over a brushed gold mat and finished off with a few rhinestones in the ribbon centers.

Supplies~
Impression Obsession Products Used~
Ornaments Collage L13367
Merriest Christmas C9826

Misc~Pop Dots and Rhinestones

 Thanks for stopping by, have a fantastic day and good luck in the drawing!
Ellen


Wednesday, 15 July 2015

Impression Obsession Fall & Winter Blog Hop~ Day 1




Welcome to the Impression Obsession Fall & Winter Designer  Hop!
We have some beautiful new Stamps to share AND Gift Certificates to give away!
 The hop will start each day (July 15th – July 17th) with a list of participants on the Impression Obsession Blog at 6am EST.  The more blogs you visit each day… the better chance you will have to win a $25 Impression Obsession Gift Certificate!!!
All of the new stamps you’ll be seeing on the hop are available NOW!



 Squirrel Eating D16142 was stamped with Memento Rich Cocoa and colored with Copic Markers E31 and 35.  The sentiment is from the Real Life Sentiments WP308 set and was stamped with Versafine Vintage Sepia and embossed with clear embossing powder.  I drew the speech bubble with a brown marker and cut it out. The background was created with  Cover A Card Oak CC181, it was  stamped with Versafine Vintage Sepia and clear embossed as well.  Some burlap twine, ribbon and  Border Duo 3 Die Set DIE019-V was added and everything was finished off with a bit of sponging.

Impression Obsession Products Used~
Squirrel Eating D16142
Real Life Sentiments WP308
 Real Life Sentiments
 Cover A Card Oak CC181
 Oak
 Border Duo 3 Die Set DIE019-V
 Border Duo 3 Die Set
Other Products Used~
Misc~Clear Embossing Powder,Ribbon. Burlap Twine, Glossy Accents.
Ink~Memento Rich Cocoa, Versafine Vintage Sepia, Distress Antique Linen, Copic markers E31 & E35.

Be The Flamingo~


Who wouldn't rather be a flamingo than a pigeon! 

Supplies:
Impression Obsession Products Used~
Flamingo G17062
Be The Flamingo D17059
Cover-A Card Fluff CC014 
 Cover-a-Card Fluff
Flags DIE015-F 
 Flags Die Set
Border Duo 2 DIE018-V
 Border Duo 2 Die Set
Leaf Cluster DIE066-C 
 Leaf Cluster

Other Products Used~
Ink~
Copics: RV10, RV11, RV13, C9; Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Onyx Black.
Misc~ Sponge, Pop Dots, Rhinestones, Clear Embossing Powder, Zig Wink of Stella Clear.

Thanks for stopping by and good luck in the drawing!
Ellen