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Framed Songbird Branch

Good Wednesday morning.  I needed to make a wedding card and thought the Impression Obsession Songbird Branch  would look pretty in all white against a silver shimmery paper and framed with the Square Frame

KC Impression Obsession Songbird Branch 2

I cut the Songbird Branch three times.  One to use as the base and the others for extra branches and an extra set of extra birds.  I cut the branches off of both sides of the branch base and attached it to the back of the frame with double stick tape.  I formed the leaves on the branches with my stylus and molding pad to add a more natural appearance.  I attached extra branches to the base birds and branch with glossy accents.  I didn’t want the raw cut ends of the branches to show so I cut the birds off one of the extra branches and attached them over top of the base birds using rolled glue dots. 

KC Impression Obsession Songbird Branch 2 center

The square silver layer was attached to the card base with mounting tape. Once I had the extra branches and birds in place I turned the frame over and applied thin strips of mounting tape all the way around and on the back of the birds and attached it to the card base.  I wish you see could this card in person.  The white images look elegant and pretty against the soft silver background.  It was difficult to get good pictures.  The card is 5.00” square.

KC Impression Obsession Songbird Branch 2 right

I would like to invite you to join my in the CLASSroom for my Dragonfly and Cattails project and step by step tutorial.

KC Impression Obsession Dragonfly and Cattails right

Thanks for coming by and I hope you have a good day.


Impression Obsession Spring/Summer Release Blog Hop Day 3

Good Wednesday morning and welcome to day 3 of the Impression Obsession 2017 Spring/Summer Release Hop! We have some beautiful new stamps and dies to share with you and Gift Certificates to give away!  The Blog Hop will be posted on the Impression Obsession.  Visit our fabulous IO Design Team’s blogs (only one comment per blog please) for a chance to win one of FOUR $25 Gift Certificates!  Comment entries will be open until 9pm CT on Sunday May 21st and all winners will be announced May 22nd.

Here is our hop trail.  Good luck!

Anna Wight

Daniela Dobson

Dina Kowal

llina Crouse

Jeanne Streiff

Karen Amidon

Kelli Hull

Kittie Caracciolo  (that’s me)

Laura Fulcher

Vicki Garrett

 KC Impression Obsession Lighthouse Circle 1 right

My project was made using the Lighthouse Circle, Crab and Salt Life.  The Lighthouse Circle is such a fun die to play with.  I loved the version Jeanne did for Monday’s hop.  see below They say that great minds run on the same track.  LOL!  Well…Jeanne and I have shown how totally opposite styles and themes can be made using the same dies.


I cut the lighthouse circle in blue and then the top portion of the lighthouse in red.  I attached the red pieces in place on the top of the lighthouse with glossy accents. I love the nautical feel of the red, white and blue.  I wanted the salt life sentiment to fit up in the framed opening so I cut the star out of the middle and attached the two words with tiny strips of mounting tape.   I cut two additional stars and used them to embellish the frame. I added the big crab to bring one more element of red to the project.  I applied some sparkly shimmer to the red stars, sentiment and crab with a sparkle pen to finish.  My red, white and blue creates a bold masculine theme and Jeanne’s soft watercolor blues creates a soft and tranquil theme.

KC Impression Obsession Lighthouse Circle 1 left

I would like to invite you to join me in  the CLASSroom for my Faux Graniteware Pitcher and Hollyhocks project and step by step tutorial.

Kittie W

Thanks for coming by and I hope you have a great time on our new release blog hop. 

Card size:  5.50” x 4.25”


BCRF Courage in the CLASSroom

I would like to invite you to join me in the CLASSroom for my BCRF Courage post and step by step tutorial.  Ellen Hutson is holding a week long event to raise breast cancer awareness and funds for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.  It has been an honor to be involved in this wonderful project.

BCRF right

Thanks for coming by and I hope you have a good day.


Art Impressions Watering Can

Good Wednesday morning.  I have another Art Impressions to share with you today and it has lots and lots of purple.  I had to laugh as I was working on this project because I heard Julie say on her Hello Monday Live that purple was her least favorite color.  It’s one of my favorites but I think I may have gotten a little carried away with it on my floral scene,

KC Art Impressions Watering Can 1 right

I placed my watercolor paper in my Mini MISTI and set the stamp in place.  Then I applied Hickory Smoke and Chipped Sapphire to the watering can using Distress markers and stamped the image.  I used a small brush to pull the ink out of the lines to shade the watering can.  I cut a mask and cover the can so I could protect it while I stamped the foliage and flowers.

KC Art Impressions Watering Can 1 center

I used a Chipped Sapphire, Wilted Violet and Mowed Lawn Distress markers to apply ink to the flowers and foliage.  I tried to follow along with the picture on the front of the Watering Can package but I just carried away.  I kept adding and adding until I knew I had added too much.  So to try and solve the problem…..I added some more.   LOL!  Do any of you have this problem with your projects?   I lightly touched all the flowers and foliage with a damp brush to soften the images.  I removed the mask and stamped some foliage to appear flowing down over the can and stamped the grass image around the ground area.  I just wasn’t satisfied with all that green grass so I added some soft purple flowers all around and sent my project even further over the top.  What can I say!  I’m a more is more kind of girl! 

KC Art Impressions Watering Can 1 left

I would like to invite  you to join me in the CLASSroom for my Bench Scene and step by step tutorial.

KC Art Impressions right

Check out Ellen Hutson’s Art Impressions stamps on sale this week. 

ellen ai

Thanks for coming by and I hope you have a good day.