Thursday, March 19, 2009

Impression Obsession challenge - friendship cards

The I.O. team challenged each other to a card theme this week - cards that focus on friendship.

I'm laughing at this photo - if you've ever tried to photograph a round card you know what a challenge it rolled over to rest on the leaf, so I thought I'd just alter the angle of the photo to make the card straight - but now the ground is crooked! So I still want to tip my head. Funny...does it bother anyone else? This floral image is soooooo fun to color - it's one of the soon-to-be-released summer images from Leigh Hannan. I started coloring from the middle and just went with whatever colors amused me - on the days I plan stamping projects in the back of my mind while I'm supposed to be busy working on other stuff (heh), the colors tend to be brighter. That teal pencil has never been used before, I don't think! Not a favorite of mine, but I actually like the way it made the other colors pop.
One more just for fun..I love this image but looking at it once, the bird to the far left looked like he was looking down after a friend that had fallen off the line, maybe one he'd bumped off on accident. :) Thought it'd make a good 'sorry' card, so I added a couple 'motion' lines around the telephone lines, and a single word stamp from the Sentiments 1 Add-on clear set. The grid lines on the main panel were done with my Scor-Pal, and the birds are colored with Prismacolor pencils.

Be sure to check out the rest of the team's creations as they post throughout the day!

Daniela @ For the First Time
Deborah @ Cards and Things
Julie @ Out to Impress
Kelli @ I Made This Myself!
Laura @ Laura's Stamp Art Journal
Michelle @ Twisted Chick Creations
Shirley @ the I.O. Blog
Tina @ stamp it chick

Michelle, huge thanks for a great quarter as our guest designer, and welcome to Shirley - she's the new I.O. blog coordinator!

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  1. Dina, you've outdone yourself with your floral card--completely gorgeous! I don't even recognize that stamp and now I'm on my way to find it--LOL. BTW, I wondered how that round card was defying gravity :) (not really, didn't notice it until I read what you wrote--hehe)

  2. Ok, now I can't stop tilting my head-- LOL! Just kiddin'! I am cracking up at your bird card though. The motion lines are hysterical. 'Whoops -- sorry I just pushed ya off!' You have the best sense of humor! Your flower card is fabulous -- way to color that bad boy up! It looks too pretty!

  3. Oh my gosh. The bird card is hysterical! It really appeals to my sense of humor. Your coloring is beautiful as always. Do you get tired of me saying that? :)

  4. Oddly it looks okay to me!!! I am a little weird. I love the card and that blossom is a must have. The color combo you chose is so wonderful. Who would have thought. I love those leaves too! The birds on the second card are so pretty and the embossed grid lines are perfect. Cool how you interpreted the guy on the left too! Thanks for the welcome too!

  5. Love the cards. Looking at that bird now it looks like she is all alone and the other ones are having so much fun. I need to get that stamp!

  6. Love them both but WOWSA your round card is GORGEOUS!!

  7. Wow Dina! that flower is amazing! i have that stamp on my wish list and now i know what to do with it! thanks for the inspiration! and the little birds... well all i can say is too cute!

  8. That bird card is a hoot!! I just love how you used it as a sorry card, and love the colors and the scoring!!