Thursday, March 19, 2009

Challenge time!

This Impression Obsession challenge is all about friendship, so I thought I'd use a color combo that I normally wouldn't to celebrate my friends. Must admit that I sort of like the way it turned out!

Using rose red, butter yellow and celery green on a chocolate brown background, I stamped everything in the same chocolate brown, paper pieced the center red flower, added some sparkle with a stardust pen and then finished it off with clear jewels. Simple and easy!

Be sure to check out the IO team blogs for more fun friendship cards:

I'd also like to thank Michelle Giraud for joining us for the past 3 months as our guest designer. She has added tremendous creativity and inspiration with her cards and I'm so glad she was part of our team!

Sending a big welcome to Shirley Ross, who is our new IO blog host. She's already posting lots of fun cards and awesome tutorials and we're glad to have her with us!

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Can you believe it's March already? This year is just flying by! It's time for another Impression Obsession challenge and this time it's celebrating good luck, so I thought it was a good reason to use this new "Clover Tree" now available on the IO website by artist Leigh Hannan. I'm in awe of her art, she has such a creative imagination! Don't you wish you could grow a good luck tree??
I simply stamped in black ink, then colored in with markers(no Copics yet! I used Bic Mark-it markers) and accented the stars with a yellow Spica Glitter Pen. The shamrock jewels have been waiting for something like this image, I thought they were a perfect touch.
Be sure to check out the IO design team blogs to see what good luck they come up with :)
And for some fun IO info -- check out the new IO blog! There's a special announcement waiting for you! But hurry, it's a limited time!
Thanks for stopping by! See you soon!