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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.

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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”

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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.

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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. 

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Songbird Branch with Memento Markers

Good Wednesday morning.  I have a clean and simple project to share with you today using the newly released Impression Obsession Songbird Branch and framed with the Rectangle 6-in-1 Frames.  I couldn’t wait to get the Songbird Branch in my hands to try coloring with Memento Markers and a waterbrush. I love these markers and can’t wait to add more to my collection.

KC Impression Obsession Songbird Branch 1 left

I cut the image out using Arches Hot Pressed Watercolor Paper.  I lightly misted the paper to prepare to receive color.  I applied ink from the markers on an acrylic block, picked up the color with my waterbrush and watercolored the images. When I was finished I heat dried and then applied clear Wink of Stella to add some sparkle.

KC Impression Obsession Songbird Branch 1 center

I wanted to frame the birds and branch on an all white background and wanted to add dimension with the simple frame.  I mounted the frame and mat using thin strips of mounting tape and attached to the card base.  I applied three thin layers of mounting tape to the back of each bird and attached to the card base.  I left both sides of the branches free. Although the birds are songbirds I think they look like their having a conversation.  I love how clean and simple the whole card is and that the birds and branch can be the main focus.

KC Impression Obsession Songbird Branch 1 right

I would love for you to join me in  the CLASSroom today for my step by step tutorial using Memento Markers to color my Hummingbird and Tulips project below.  It marker projects all week long in the CLASSroom so you will want to check back every day.

KC Markers right

Be sure to check out the Marker Sale going on all this week at Ellen Hutson.

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Impression Obsession Butterfly Block

Good Wednesday morning.  I have a project to share with you today here on my blog as well as a step by step tutorial in the CLASSroom using the Impression Obsession Ornate Square Frame and the Bouquet set.  The Ellen Hutson design team is featuring Impression Obsession products all this week as well as having a 15% off sale on all in-stock Impression Obsession products.

I had fun coloring the Impression Obsession Butterfly Block using Memento Markers and a waterbrush.  I applied clear Wink of Stella over all the images to add some shine but it doesn’t really show well in the pictures.  

KC Impression Obsession Butterfly Block 7 right

I cut the Butterfly Block out of hot press watercolor paper, misted well with water using my mini mister and began coloring with markers and a waterbrush.  I wanted the colors to be bright so they would pop against the all white frame and card base. I heat set and then applied the clear Wink of Stella over all the images. I applied double stick tape to the back of the frame and attached the block die cut to the back and trimmed off the top and bottom portion to fit in my square frame.

KC Impression Obsession Butterfly Block 7 center

I applied mounting tape around the back of the frame and in a few key pieces of the die cut so everything would stand away from the card base. I hate to admit how crooked I got the frame attached to the card base.  I didn’t notice it until I dropped down here to add my last couple lines of description.  LOL!

KC Bouquet left

I would like to invite you to join me in the CLASSroom for my Framed Bouquet project and step by step tutorial. 

IO SALE Ellen

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