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Branch Framed Garden Scene

Good Monday afternoon.  I have a stamped watercolor garden scene to share with you today using the Art Impressions Watercolor Tree Set, Watercolor Foliage Set and Watercolor Flower Set paired with the Impression Obsession Branches Corner.  I used my retired Stampin’ Up! Watercolor Mini fern stamp to create the leaves on the trees. I used Distress Markers to apply ink to the stamps and used water brushes to  pull the color out for the grass and lightly touched the flowers to soften.

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I secured the watercolor paper in my MISTI with the magnets and set the tree stamp in place, applied ink and stamped a couple of times to get good coverage.  I repeated this  step two more times to create three trees.  You can really only see two well in the scene.  I tried something different for my trees this time and I like how it worked.  I stamped the trees in green thinking it would be easier to cover the upper branches when applying leaves.  Then I took my brown marker and colored over the green trunk and lower branches.  It worked great. Next I stamped the leaves using a darker green and lighter green to fill in the tree.  I used the darker green to stamp the grass images leaving small spaces in between each image.  I added purple flowers all around the tree trunks and ground area.  Then I used a damp brush to pull the green from the grass images to fill in all around the flowers and used a wet brush to pull the green out to the edges of the scene.  I added a few pink flowers in the background to draw the eye back.  I applied tiny dots of white gel pen to the center of each of the purple flowers. I finished the scene by sponging blue in the sky area using an ink blending tool.

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I cut four Branches Corners to use to create the branch frame.  I applied double stick tape to the back three sides of the frame.  I attached one full branch in the left corner, turned one on it’s side and attached to the right side of the frame.  I cut the other two branches apart and attached to the lower sides of the frame.  I attached the scene to the card base using ATG adhesive.  I applied thin strips of mounting tape to the back of the frame and attached it over the scene to finish.

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Thanks for coming by and I hope you have a great Monday and good week.

Card size:  5.50” x 4.25”

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Shore Birds

Good Sunday morning.  I have a simple beach scene to share with you today made using the Impression Obsession Shore Birds and Small Grass.  The frame was made using the My Favorite Things Pierced Rectangle Frames

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I started by applying Vintage Photo ink to the bottom of the scene layer as well as a separate piece of cardstock using an ink blending too.  I applied a little bit of texture to the sand using a stamp from a retired Stampin’ Up! set called Itty Bitty Backgrounds. I used my deckle scissors to cut the front sand layer.  I masked off the sky area and applied Broken China ink to the water portion of the scene and then removed the mask and softly applied blue in the sky area.  I heat set the ink with my heat gun. I applied white embossing paste to water’s edge using my finger in a light tapping motion and before it dried I sprinkled clear glitter over the paste for a touch of sparkle.  I used a black Copic marker using a scribble motion to color the birds back and head.

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I applied double stick tape to the bottom back of the frame and attached the front sand section. I applied thin strips of mounting tape all the way around the frame and attached it to the scene layer. I attached a blue layer behind the scene with ATG adhesive to break up some of the white. The whole frame scene was attached to the card base using ATG adhesive. I tucked the small grass sections in behind the frame and sand layer attaching with glossy accents.  The birds were attached in the scene with small pieces of mounting tape. 

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Card size:  5.50” x 4.25”

 

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Impression Obsession 2017 Fall/Winter Release Day 3

Good Wednesday morning and welcome to day three of the Impression Obsession Fall/Winter (and more!) Stamp Release Hop!  We have some beautiful new stamps to share AND Gift Certificates to give away!  The Blog Hop will be posted on the Impression Obsession Blog at 6am EST each day Monday, July 17th – Friday, July 21st.  Visit our fabulous IO Design Team’s blogs (only one comment per blog per day please) for a chance to win one of 6 $25 Gift Certificates! One winner will be chosen each day and then an extra winner will be chosen randomly from all hop days. Comments on all hop days will be open until July 23rd at 9pm CT. All winners will be announced on July 24th.  The more blogs you visit … the better chance you will have to win!!!

If you’ve arrived from Kelli’s blog you’re at the right place. If not please head to the Impression Obsession blog to start at the beginning of the hop.

My project today was made using the new Bushelful of Love paired with the Branches Corner, Oak Leaves and Rake, Small Grass Border, Grass Border, Small Leaf Set, All-in-One Frames Rectangles 2 and Foliage.  I sort of pulled out everything but the kitchen sink on this one.   I wanted my puppy dog to be popping out of the bushel basket surrounded by loads of fall leaves.  I got started filling in around him with leaves and it took on a life of it’s own.  LOL!

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I started by applying color to all the leaves for the project using mini applicators and Spiced Marmalade, Peeled Paint and Fired Brick Distress Inks.  I showed step by step pictures in my post yesterday showing how I color larger leaves.  I thought I would show you a picture today showing you can even accomplish the same coloring technique on small leaves.  I love the little oak leaves in this set.  When I finished applying color to all the foliage I applied versa and embossed it all with clear embossing powder.

 

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I stamped the bushel basket and puppy using Black Versafine and my MISTI.  I heat set the ink and watercolored using Vintage Photo and Gathered Twigs reinkers.  I fussy cut the images out using my snips.  I used an ink blending tool  and Cloud template to apply Broken China ink on the base card to create the clouds.  I attached the Branches Corner and Grass Borders to the back of the frame using double stick tape, attached thin strips of mounting tape to the frame and attached the it to the card base.

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I attached the front of the dog to the backside of bushel basket using glossy accents.  I left the paws free and popped them up with a tiny piece of mounting tape.  I tucked all the leaves and foliage around the dog and and attached them in place using glossy accents.  I finished by adding several leaves around the ground and attached them with glossy accents.  If I had it to do over again I would have made the dog black and white so he would show up better in the leaves.

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Your next step on the hop will be Laura’s blog.

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Thanks so much for coming by and I hope you enjoy all the fun design team projects.

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Impression Obsession 2017 Fall/Winter Release

Good Tuesday morning and welcome to day two of the Impression Obsession Fall/Winter (and more!) Stamp Release Hop!

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We have some beautiful new stamps to share AND Gift Certificates to give away!  The Blog Hop will be posted on the Impression Obsession Blog at 6am EST each day Monday, July 17th – Friday, July 21st.  Visit our fabulous IO Design Team’s blogs (only one comment per blog per day please) for a chance to win one of 6 $25 Gift Certificates! One winner will be chosen each day and then an extra winner will be chosen randomly from all hop days. Comments on all hop days will be open until July 23rd at 9pm CT. All winners will be announced on July 24th.  The more blogs you visit … the better chance you will have to win!!!

If you’ve arrived from Kelly’s blog you’re at the right place. If not please head to the Impression Obsession blog to start at the beginning of the hop.

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My project today was made using the new Fall Pathway, Rectangle 6-in-1 Frames and Leaves.  I started by stamping the tree image  on hot pressed watercolor paper using black versafine and heat setting the ink.  I colored the images using a brush and Vintage Photo, Spiced Marmalade and Wild Honey Distress reinkers.  I sketched in some grass sprigs using a Peeled Paint marker and then pulled the color out using a wet brush to fill in the ground area.  I sponged the sky area using Broken China ink and an ink blending tool.  The scene and brown crimped strip was attached to the card base with ATG adhesive.  I attached two sections of the 6-in-1 frames together with double stick tape and then applied thin strips of mounting tape and attached it to the card base. 

KC Impression Obsession Fall Pathway 1 center

I colored leaves from the Small Leaf Set using Peeled Paint, Spiced Marmalade and Wild Honey and  mini applicators.  I have attached a few step by step pictures from one of my past posts to show how I apply color to the leaves.

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When the leaf is totally covered with ink I apply versa, apply clear embossing powder and heat emboss.  Embossing the leaves really enhances the color and makes them come alive. 

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I gently formed the leaves with my fingers and attached them to the frame corners with glossy accents.

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Your next step on the hop will be Laura’s blog

I was on vacation this past week in Cape Hatteras, NC with my family and had such a great time.  I fully intended to have some blog posts in place to publish while I was gone but never got to it.  You know what they say about good intentions…..right!  LOL! Thanks for coming by and I hope you have a wonderful day.

Card size:  5.50” x 4.25”

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Fish and Sea Plants

Good Sunday afternoon.  My project today was made using the Impression Obsession Fish Set, Sea Plants, Little Fishes and the All-in-One Frames Squares.  I used an all white frame and background so the colors of the fish and plants would really pop.

KC Impression Obsession Fish Set 1 right

I cut the plants using vellum and colored them with Copic markers.  I Googled photos of underwater sea plants to get color ideas. I used the vellum so the fish could be seen in behind the plants.  I colored the blue and yellow fish with Distress Markers,  I used yellow and orange cardstock for the other fish and applied orange ink to them with a mini applicator to add some depth of color.  When I was finished I applied versa to all the fish and embossed with clear embossing powder.

KC Impression Obsession Fish Set 1 center

I attached two sections of the fence together with double stick tape and then applied mounting tape and attached it to the card base.  I started creating the scene by applying glossy accents to the  all the sea plants and tucking them in behind the frame. I placed the fish in and around the plants and attached with mounting tape. 

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Here’s a closer view of the fish and plants.  I like how this turned out.

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Thanks for coming by and I hope you have a great July 4th holiday.

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