Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Old is New with Impression Obsession

 Hello and Happy Wednesday!  

We are stamping with some of our favorite oldies at Impression Obsession today.  

The Winter Berry Stem Stamp was inked up with IOStamps Black Ink.  It is a hybrid ink pad, so yes, you can use it for both watercoloring and Copic coloring.  I used a monochromatic blue color palette and colored the image with Copics.  I added an embossed background panel; the sentiment, With Deepest Sympathy, was stamped in grey.  That's it!  Easy Peasy! 

Head over to the Impression Obsession Blog to find the rest of the team and their creations.  

I am linking up to Love To Scrap Challenge Blog, Anything Goes. I am also linking up to Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Anything Goes Challenge.  

Saturday, January 23, 2021

Black Balloons

 Hello and Happy Weekend! 

We finally got some sunshine today and it really lifts my mood.  Today's card is a fun birthday card for that 'over the hill' crowd!  

Every now and again I love a snarky card, and this sentiment fits the bill.  I decided to try my hand at coloring some black balloons using the no line coloring technique and Copics.  The balloon image is from Sweet n Sassy Stamps Make A Wish Stamp Set.  I am pretty happy with the way they turned out.   Once the balloons were done, I masked them off and stamped a background using the fabulous line of numbers from the Birthday Word Art Stamp Set.  I finished the card off with a snarky sentiment from the Birthday Wordfetti Stamp Set.  A few black sequins add a bit of shine.  

The latest challenge at There's a Stamp For That is either Birthday/Ribbon/ or a Sketch.  I chose birthday for my inspiration card.  Join us for a bit of fun! 

I am linking up to Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, Make Your Own Background, as well as Seize the Birthday.  

Thanks for stopping by! 

Lee Ann  

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

CASE This Sketch and a Valentine

 Hello All!  

I was so sad to read that CASE This Sketch would be closing it's doors.  I have found their sketches challenging and inspiring.  I used the latest sketch for this watercolored Valentine using a few Sweet n Sassy Stamps Stamp sets.  

Here is the sketch~

My adorable hotdog is from the Lots of Love Stamp Set.  I stamped it in IO Black Ink; in addition, I stamped a couple of different envelope images from the Happy Mail Stamp Set a few times and then water colored all with Daniel Smith Water Colors.  
The sentiment, from the Love Wordfetti Stamp Set, was stamped in IO Black ink.  Dashes were added inbetween the images and sentiment and the panel was then diecut with the rectangle from the Crazy Stitched Die Set by IO Stamps.   
I few sequins and a love themed patterned paper finish off the card.  
Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful rest of the week!

Lee Ann  

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

It's All About Hearts at Impression Obsession

 Hello Hello!  

The Impression Obsession team is sharing all things hearts for our theme day today.  There were so many stamps to choose from that picking out a stamp was tough!  I settled on this fun Heart Medallion Stamp.  It has a very Scandinavian look to it to me and I have always liked this look.  I started out very simple and added to each of the remaining two cards.  

Blue card~  Start with a blue card base and stamp a tone on tone pattern using the Cover a Card Small Dots Background Stamp.  The Heart Medallion image was stamped in blue ink and colored with a tone on tone Prismacolor pencil.  The panel was die cut with the rectangle in the Crazy Stitched Die Set.  

Yellow and Grey card~ I had to get the Pantone colors of the year in here!  The background panel is stamped with the Cover a Card Gingham Background Stamp in grey.  The Heart Medallion was stamped in yellow and colored tone on tone with Prismacolor Pencils.  This panel is popped up on foam tape.  

Red card ~The Heart Medallion is stamped in red ink and colored tone on tone with Prismacolor Pencils.  The panel is adhered to a black card base.  Next, stamp the Cover a Card Gingham Background stamp in red on white cs; die cut a Large Frame from the gingham stamped cs and adhere with foam tape to frame the heart medallion.  

Sequins were added to all cards.  The sentiment was stamped with sentiment stamps from the Gracefully Grateful Stamp Set; I used the MISTI to get complete coverage of all of the background stamps and perfect alignment of the sentiments.  

I am linking up to TGIF Challenges, 'Background Stamps'. 

Head to the blog to check out the rest of the 'heart inspiration' from the team!  

Thanks for stopping by, 

Lee Ann  

Easy Valentine


Anyone else have their days mixed up already?  Yesterday, I was thinking it was Sunday all day!  But, if it puts us 1 day closer to the weekend, I am good with that! 

 I have a Valentine to share with you today, using the sketch at Sunday Stamps.  

This has to be one of the easiest cards I have ever made- no coloring, no masking, nothing time consuming or difficult- just 3 little stamps.  Well, I guess I coloring in the hearts, but that really doesn't count, lol.  

The airplane is from the Going Postal Stamp Set from Sweet and Sassy Stamps.  It was stamped in grey ink from Altenew.  I then added the 'jet stream' of hearts which is from the Tea for Two Stamp Set.  I stamped them with IO Black Ink and then colored in the hearts with a red Copic marker.  The sentiment is absolutely perfect for this combination of stamps and is from the new Happy Mail Stamp Set.  I added 3 sweet, little clouds, patterned paper and sequins to finish the card.  See!?!  EASY PEASY! 


I am also linking up to Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, 'Layer it Up'.  
Lastly, I am linking up to Global Design Project for their theme challenge~
Thanks for stopping by and have a blessed week!

Lee Ann  

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Sweet n Sassy Stamps Blog Hop Celebrating the January Release

 Hello, Hello!  

Welcome to the January Sweet and Sassy Stamps Blog Hop!  We are sharing inspiration using the wonderful sets released this month.    As you hop, be sure to comment on each blog as there will be a $25 gift voucher to the Sweet n Sassy Store given away.  Deadline to comment is 10pm ET, January 19th.

My favorite set, even though I am not a coffee drinker, is 'I Like Big Cups'. These various coffee/tea containers allow me to put whatever I want in them!  I have been enjoying 'filling' cups lately.  Today I filled the large mug from the I Like Big Cups Stamp Set with the flowers from the Mason Jar Bouquet Stamp Set.  A bit of masking is all it takes to mash the two sets together.  

Start by laying your stamps out on your MISTI to get an general idea of placement.  On the cs, lightly pencil the lowest area where the stamp lines are going to cross.  Once you have done this, mask off the foliage portion of that area on your paper.  Now you can stamp the cup.  I used Memento Tuxedo Black ink as I would be coloring with Copics.

Once you have stamped the visible portion of the cup, place the flowers on the paper to see how things are lining up.  Adjust masking to stamp areas that will be visible on the mug that were masked off last time.  Remove the mug image from the MISTI. Place the floral image on the paper, lining up within your stamped mug.  Mask off any areas that you do not want stamped with the floral image.  Stamp your floral image. Once stamped,  fill in any light/unstamped areas with a black marker. 

The image was colored with Copics.   For a fun little detail on the mug, I stamped the bee from the Rose Banner Stamp Set in Versamark Ink and heat embossed it in Gina K fine detail gold embossing powder.   

I am linking this card up to Inkspirational Challenges, where this week's word prompt is 'Mask'.  
I am also linking up Addicted to Stamps-'Make Your Mark'.      

For this next card, I fill my cup normally (with tea) but added a slice of lemon to the mug.  

The Lemon is from the Life and Lemons Stamp Set.  The I Like Big Cups cup and saucer were stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink; I added some fun detail by stamped the loopy flower from the Tea For Two Stamp Set across the cup;  I then colored with Copics.  Then I fussy cut the cup and saucer and the lemon out.   I used a craft knife to cut a slit along the top edge of the cup so I could slip the lemon slice into it.  My background is a monoprint made with my Gel Press gel plate , a stencil and acrylic paints.  I stamped the sentiment (oh how I love the font!) from the Life and Lemons Stamp Set onto the monoprint background in Versafine Onyx Black Ink.  The cup and saucer are popped on foam tape.  A few sequins from Studio Katia- Summer Fusion- and a MFT Stitched Rectangle Scallop Edged Frame die cut frame finish the card. 
I am linking this card up to Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge- Layer it Up

Lee Ann 

Other Places to Shop~

Studio Katia Sequins
Simon Says Stamp~
Life and Lemons Stamp Set by Sweet n Sassy Stamps
Tea for Two Stamp Set by Sweet n Sassy Stamps
Mason Jar Bouquet by Sweet n Sassy Stamps


Tuesday, January 12, 2021

January Favorites with Impression Obsession

 Welcome to the Impression Obsession January 2021 Release Team Favorites Hop!  

The Impression Obsession Designers are sharing their projects from this month's release today.  If you came from Laura Williams's blog, then you are in the right place.  If not, head over to the Impression Obsession blog to start the hop.  

We will be giving away 3 Impression Obsession GRAB BAGS-so the more you comment on the design team blog hop posts (1 comment per post), the greater your chances of winning one of the grab bags; comments will be open until Monday, January 18th, 11:59pm, CT.  All winners will be announced on Tuesday, January 19th on the Impression Obsession Blog.  

My favorite card from the release is this technique card using the fab Big Hugs Stamp.  

I love the 'drip' look.  To get this look,  the image was stamped with Versamark Ink, using my MISTI onto Tim Holtz Distress Watercolor Paper.   The MISTI allowed me to stamp multiple times for good coverage.  Then it was clear heat embossed with Wow Embossing Powder.  Once dry, I wet the top of the panel generously with water and then started dropping in Ken Oliver Colorbursts with a wet brush.  I spritzed the color with water using a Tim Holtz Distress Sprayer to help it move and tapped the panel on the desk to help the water to drip.  I complicated matters by trying to do an ombre look across the panel without creating mud between the orange and green colors but, I think I made it work. Once dry, I finished it off with a few enamel dots.  

I am linking this card up to Addicted to CAS- 'Emboss'.  

You can find the January Release Stamps HERE.  

Your next stop on the hop is Lynda Pleckan.  Enjoy! 

Lee Ann  

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