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Impression Obsession Design Team “Fruits and Veggies” Challenge

Good Thursday morning and welcome to the Impression Obsession Design Team challenge. My project today was made using the Basket, Grass Border, Tall Grass, Small Grass Border, Farm Fresh, Honeybee, Carrot, Tasty Tomato 1 and Tasty Tomato 2 .

My parents always had a huge garden each summer when I was growing up and my sisters and I hated pulling weeds. LOL! But with that said there is nothing in the world better than picking a tomato off the vine, wiping the dust off on your shirt and eating it standing in the garden.  My basket of veggies brought this fun memory to me.

KC Impression Obsession BAsket 3 right

I started by stamping the images on white cardstock with black versafine and coloring them with Copic markers.  I didn’t try to add fancy shading on the veggies and foliage because I wanted the colors to be bright and vivid against the all white background. When I was finished coloring I hand cut all the images and set aside. Each honeybee was stamped on white cardstock and again on vellum and embossed with clear embossing powder. I cut the wing section off of the vellum bees and attached over the bee body with glossy accents.  I put rolled glue dots under each vellum wing to hold them up slightly above the base. The sentiment was stamped on the card base with black versafine and embossed with clear embossing powder.

KC Impression Obsession Basket 3 center

I cut the basket and applied vintage photo ink with a mini applicator.  I arranged the veggies in the basket and attached them to the back side of the basket with glossy accents.  I thought the tall grass pieces looked like spring onions in the basket.  I attached the grasses to the card base with mounting tape and tucked the basket in behind the grass and attached with mounting tape. I attached the bees to the basket handle and card base with rolled glue dots. 

KC Impression Obsession Basket 3 close

Here’s a closer view of the veggies and bees to show the dimension.  I think the bees add so much interest to this veggie scene.

KC Impression Obsession Basket 3 left

Why don’t you come along and play with us. To enter the challenge go to the Impression Obsession Blog (all the details are there!). A random challenge card will be selected to showcase on the IO blog and you can to enter to win a $25 gift certificate to IO just by playing! I hope you will go check out what the other IO teams members created for the challenge. Thanks for coming by today. 

Anna Wight

Daniela Dobson

Dina Kowal

Jeanne Streiff

Jenny Gropp

Kittie Caracciolo (you are here)

Laura Fulcher