Thursday, January 29, 2009

Impression Obsession Challenge - Spring stamps!!

I live in a land of 2 seasons - wet and wetter......so to remember and celebrate the 4 seasons at home is really fun for me. Impression Obsession's new CHA releases are full of fun images - here are a few that say Spring to me! (happy dancing too, because these cards got to go to CHA, even though I didn't...!) These are from one of the new Sarah Phelps sets, which is full of butterfly and ladybug images...I have some others that I'll save for another day.These butterflies are watercolored with pearlescent watercolors and glitter - they are super sparkly and dimensional in real life! I added a little faux stitching around the oval to bring focus to the sentiment. Such a fun and versatile one.

Love me some ladybugs too - and since this is a clear set, this ladybug border was easy to curve into the shape that I wanted. I added some highlights with a white pencil.
The ladybugs below were colored with a marker, then I shaded and highlighted with colored pencils. I used a small clear alphabet set to add the sentiment. If you're curious to see more sneak previews from I.O., check out these other team members' blogs - we'll keep posting the new stuff!

10 comments:

  1. Dina, I LOVE, LOVE your cards!!! The ladybugs are my favorite and I love the way you colored them. I will be playing with that set again, for sure!

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  2. these are so nice love the butterflies the best
    Hugs
    Norine

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  3. I LOVE your cards(as always!!). The ladybugs are precious and look so spring-y!

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  4. Golly jeepers-- I wouldn't be able to pick a favorite here! I love the way you colored the butterflies and love that dp with it and then you pop down and see those darling ladybugs with the fun color and card design-- too fun!

    Julie
    p.s. they are lemons! ;-)

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  5. Both so sweet... I really love the ladybugs & the way you curved them around the circle. Have a happy day!

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  6. Absolutely positively YUMMY Dina!!

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  7. cherylquilts at scs1/30/2009 7:17 AM

    Beautiful! These are so beautifully colored and photographed! I love these both!

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  8. Beautiful cards! I love Mitra's choice in illustrators for her company. Can't wait to see all the new stamps.

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  9. Gorgeous as always Dina!! Love them all!! :)

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  10. I LOVE LADYBUGS! These cards are very nice!

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