Impression Obsession

Christmas in July 2021 – Day 28

Hi there!

Welcome to Day 28 of Christmas in July 2021! Today I’m playing along with the sketch challenge hosted by The Paper Players .

I felt it was time to create another reindeer card and decided to use the Reindeer die by Impression Obsession. I just love those statement antlers! I coloured the deer with distress inks, added the antlers that I cut from glitter card and adhered the image to an ink-blended panel. I added the Taylored Expressions Mini Holiday Borders to my card base before adhering the deer panel. Finally I added a stamped sentiment using, yes, you’ve guess it! My go-to Mama Elephant sentiment set!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Lavender bunch

Hello again everyone!

Today I’m playing along with two challenges with this card today – the Card Concept challenge.

I was inspired by the colours and the rustic feel of the Card Concept’s inspiration photo. I went for the Clean and Layered design, using lots of die cut layers but also keeping the card quite clean with a good amount of white space. I used dies by Mempry Box (Lavender Stems) and Poppystamps (Bow), and a background stamp by Impression Obsession. The sentiment is by Clearly Besotted.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Valentine Collage

Hello again everyone!

I’m back and playing along with a few challenges with this card today – I used the sketch from the Global Design Project challenge and was inspired by the inspiration photo at the Time Out Challenge. I’m also linking this up to the Happy Little Stampers CAS challenge where the theme is ‘love is in the air’.

I used some of my My Mind’s Eye patterned paper mountain for the centre strip and adhered a heart die from Impression Obsession. I was really drawn to the green pops of colour in the Time Out inspiration photo and so I incorporated that into my card by cutting some foliage and it adhering it behind some very old Simon Says Stamp/Kelly Purkey die cut hearts. Finally I added a sentiment by Hero Arts. They’ve actually just released a clear set with this sentiment/font but I went old school and dug out my wood mounted stamp!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Vase of Blossoms

Hello everyone!

Today I’m playing along with the Color Throwdown! They have a super natural colour palette this week – rust, cream and brown!

I actually used mainly dies that I’ve bought over the past couple of months – the Marianne Designs Art Texture Squares and the Sizzix/Pete Hughes Ikebana die set, together with an older Impression Obsessions vase die and a Sugar Pea Designs sentiment.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Day 6 – 25 Days of Christmas Tags 2020

Hi everyone!

I’m playing along with Tracey McNeely’s 25 Days of Christmas Tags event again this year.

The sponsor for Day 6 was Stamplorations. The inspiration tags were amazing and I was particularly drawn to the tag created by Shery Russ.

I don’t have many of their products, so I used an Impression Obsession tree die, Echo Park stencil and a Simon Says Stamp sentiment.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Christmas Card Throwdown Guest Designer

Hello everyone!

During Christmas in July, I discovered a new-to-me challenge, the 52 Christmas Card Throwdown! I love the idea of creating one Christmas card each week and hope to continue to play along throughout the year!

I’m honoured to be the Guest Designer for their current colour challenge; this month’s palette is orange, green and gold.

What an interesting combo for festive cards! I actually worked with a similar palette during Christmas in July. I liked the idea of having a green background again but I wanted to switch it up a bit this time….

So, I created a blended background using Spiced Marmalade and Carved Pumpkin distress inks and a Taylored Expressions oval stencil.  I splattered and then lifted some water droplets before using a Uniko stencil with some green Nuvo embellishment mousse – love the shimmer from this paste!

I added a gold Impression Obsession deer and a Memory Box sentiment to complete my card.

The Design Team have some amazing inspiration over on the challenge blog – you must check it out! Hope you can play along with the challenge – I can’t wait to see how this palette is used!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.