Thursday, May 02, 2013

Impression Obsession DT Challenge: I'm thankful for...

The Impression Obsession team's challenge today is to create a project showing something we're thankful for!  No question here - I'm thankful for coffee. Here's my pinterest board in its honor... In fact, one of my friends suggested that I should add it to my art supply list as a 'weapon of mass creativity.' It's definitely part of my morning routine, and its influence has added a spark to many a project and stamp design.

I used an older favorite stamp from Gary Robertson called Coffee Scene. I stamped on putty-colored cardstock using Potter's Clay ink (Memento), and colored with Touch Twin Markers (colors are listed below). I added some finer highlights and shading with Prismacolor pencils.

My card base is embossed with a Sizzix folder, and then lightly inked with chalk ink on the raised areas. Here's a closer look at that button treatment - the twine is threaded through the holes, then tied into a bow.

Be sure to check out these other designers' blogs for inspiration -

Dina @ Mama Dini's Stamperia ------- you're here!
Jeanne @ Inky Paws
Jenny @ One Krafty Kat
Julie @ Out to Impress
Kittie @ Kittie Kraft
Laura @ Laura's Stamp Art Journal
Vicki @ Summerthyme Studio

Remember you can enter these challenges too, using your Impression Obsession stamps! See the I.O. blog for all the details - you might even win a $25 gift certificate!! We'd love to have you join us.
Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Wow, beautiful colouring and the textured background really sets it off. I like the little twine and button detail. Fun way to tie it!
    Thanks for sharing. Hope you are enjoying your morning java! :)

  2. fantastic, coloring and image. I love the feel of old vintage, reminds me of a country kitchen, and the old coffee pots. Well done.... have a good day.

  3. Wow! Simply amazing! You are very talented with those touch twin markers! Your card looks like a painting! So beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing with us! Happy new visitor/follower!

  4. It's a wonderful stamp and the image has been beautifully colored. Love the different button threading technique too..

  5. How old-fashioned and homey! I love the button and bow treatment on the side. TFS

  6. You did an amazing job colouring. I'm so thankful for coffee too.

  7. A little different, a lot to like

  8. How fun--love your card & I'm with you on the morning routine!

  9. WOW I love the subtle texture each of your cards have. I couldn't help but look at some older posts too!! great work.