Monday, November 08, 2021

Impression Obsession DT Theme: Winter

The Impression Obsession team has some projects to share today featuring a winter theme. I made this card for a challenge over on Splitcoast, and I love how it turned out!

The cardinal and branch are watercolored using QoR paints as usual. I wanted a really saturated sky, so I used Karin markers to create some downward strokes from the top of the image, then blended them out with a wet brush toward the bottom of the panel. 

When everything was dry, I used a treeline stencil from A Colorful Life Designs to add a moonlit forest down below the bird. Instead of an inkpad, I scribbled some of the same marker ink onto an acrylic block, then used a brush to pick up the ink for stenciling. I love the depth that created on the card!

To highlight and protect the snowy areas, I used a clear glaze pen - they are waterproof when dry!

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Be sure to check out the other designers' blogs for inspiration - see the I.O. blog for all the details!

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  1. This caught my eye immediately in awe. From your description, it doesnt seem possible to have this effect..just beautiful. This is definitely my favorite . It is so unexpected with moon, sky, bird.

  2. Love these vivid colors and the wonderful details on this cardinal. I love IO digitals and the fabulous details you find on them.