Thursday, October 02, 2014

Impression Obsession DT Challenge: Ghoulish Greetings

Did you enjoy our die hop this week? Thanks to each one of you for the comments you left! Now we're back to our regular challenge schedule. The Impression Obsession team's challenge today is to create a project with a Halloween theme.


I'm pretending this is a Halloween card because I made the background with my Gelli Plate with Halloween in mind. It's not especially Halloween-y after all. Oh well.


I stamped the branch from the Owl Be Thankful clear set over my background, then colored in a few elements with an acrylic paint marker and added highlights with white paint and pencil. The owl was watercolored using Peerless Watercolors (I'm loving these for detail work, using those tiny nail art brushes...), and he's popped up on foam tape. To the corner of my background I dry-brushed some white acrylic paint to create a space for the sentiment.


For the grid texture on the background I have a special secret weapon - it's a large size soup can that I covered with drywall tape. I just roll it over my Gelli plate while paint is still wet.



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

Anna @ Sassy & Sweet Notes
Daniela @ For the First Time
Dina @ Mama Dini's Stamperia ---- you're here
Ellen @ The Serendipitous Stamper
Jeanne @ Inky Paws
Jenny @ One Krafty Kat
Karen @ Paper Lilies and Ink
Kittie @ Kittie Kraft
Laura @ Laura's Stamp Art Journal

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!

19 comments:

  1. Looks pretty Halloweeny to me.

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  2. Great card and using drywall tape too. I'll have to try that!

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  3. Great card. Love the use of drywall tape.

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  4. Great card! I'll have yo try some drywall tape too!

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  5. Interesting use of drywall tape! I'll have to try that.

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  6. How clever to use the can and drywall tape for texturing! Love the metallic look of your card and I just love owls. :)

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  7. I do love your mixed media work and in this case the colours alone suggest Halloween to me. Thank you for sharing the drywall tape picture (now I know what to look for). It certainly makes great textural backgrounds even if only used lightly. Brilliant idea to wrap it around a can!

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  8. Spooky yet cute, how ingenious is that can,lol! Thanks for sharing and the chance to win.

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  9. Oh my gosh, Diana I love your card and your secret weapon..... thanks for sharing that with us. Great idea!

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  10. I love how you made your card. I think I just might have to made one kinda like yours.

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  11. Wonderful structure. Beautiful Colors. Lovely stamping.
    Thanks for inspiring me Anneke.
    www.annekescardart.blogspot.com

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  12. Very beautiful as always :)

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  13. Very cool card. I love your technique with the soup can for the background.

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  14. Love the Gelli background and the dry wall tape technique. Wonder if a brayer can be used instead of a can... Lovely card!

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  15. Love this card and what a fun and creative technique you used for the background!

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  16. Oooh love all teh visual texture in your card! Fabulous! TFS hugs, Kristina

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