Thursday, May 07, 2009

Impression Obsession Challenge - Robins Egg, Buttercream, Spring Green

I really enjoy team challenges - a color combo is fun once in a while, and that was the challenge presented to the Impression Obsession team this time around. The combo: Robin's Egg Blue, Buttercream Yellow, and Spring Green. I made a couple cards just for fun - and I felt like watercoloring today. I love - absolutely LOVE these Fabriano Mediovalis watercolor cards...they take ink so well and are so soft and nice to watercolor on. This image is from the Garden Fence set, which is a great one for scenes and backgrounds. I used Derwent watercolor pencils and a Niji waterbrush.

On this second card my blue is edging toward turquoise a bit...whoops! For the piercing, I stamped a flourish stamp on a thin piece of clear plastic (like clear envelope weight), and used that as a piercing template. It was easy to use that way, and a fun, cheap alternative to the piercing templates that are out there, plus I could flip and turn it whichever way I wanted. Stamps used: Thinking of You from Lucky Ladybugs clear set, and Large Lovely Daisy Stem.

Design team links are to the left - be sure to visit the other girls' blogs to see what they did with this color combo!!

Just 2 more days of health class...I was thinking today that once it is over, "just" homeschooling in the morning will seem like a vacation! This week we've been talking about first aid, and I'm soooooooo glad my husband has had lots of training and experience with that, so he can help them with demos and practicing...I get woozy just reading about it (!!) so it's been a big help to have him come along the last couple days. This afternoon a local doctor is coming to answer questions the students may have that we weren't able to answer in class. Looking forward to that!

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  1. Love, love, LOVE the daisy card! And those daffodils actually look 2-D. I had to look at the card closer to see that it's just the way you shadowed them. Great job, dong!!

    ~ dana c

  2. So delicate card! Lovely colors!

  3. Okay, I don't know why I never thought of making my own piercing template. Love this idea!

  4. These are just beautiful. Love the piercing too!

  5. oh my goodness, I love your daisy card! So feminine and elegant. Your watercolored cards are always my favorite :)