Thursday, August 4, 2011

Impression Obsession Orange Challenge

Hello everyone, it's time for our IO Thursday challenge, and our theme is ORANGE. This one kind of scared me, because me and Orange do not get along real well. But then I got to thinking that Halloween is all about Orange, and I love Halloween! Clear as mud right? I don't get it either. I hate orange unless it's for Halloween, lol.
Well once I had my plan for a Halloween card, it was simple to pick a stamp. I've been itching to color this little baby up. It's called 'Trick or Treat' and it's by the new artist Claudia Pearl. Have you seen all the new stamps by this wonderful artist?! They are adorable! 

I water colored the image with Distress inks and a water brush. I went back after it was all dry and deepened some of the shading with a chisel blender using a dry brushing technique. 

The patterned paper was stamped with a couple of Cover-a-card stamps; Gingham and Distressed Corduroy. I wanted some speckles all over it too, so I got my old toothbrush that I use specifically for this technique, watered down some black and white acrylic paints and spattered some on the paper. Love that effect.

We'd love to have you join in on the challenge with us, head on over to the IO blog for all the details on how you can win some IO bucks!

Here's the rest of the DT ladies that are joining in on the challenge too:

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Impression Obsession Sweetest Pumpkin, CAC Gingham & Distressed Corduroy, Trick or Treat
Ink: Versafine, Distress
Paper: Fabriano w/c paper, PTI, SU, Heavenly White 
Tools & Accessories: PDC spider web cut w/ Gazelle, Glimmer Mist, Spica pens, polka dot ribbon, Americana acrylic paint, old toothbrush


  1. Cutely adorable - love all the different pumpkin shapes!!

  2. wauwwwww verry stunning card!!! your colouring is perfect!!
    xx petra

  3. This is adorable! I love the cute image!

  4. OMGosh! This is soo Adorable! Love your wonderful coloring and the fabulous spiderweb die cut in the corner! What a perfect touch! Thanks so much for the inspiration!


  5. OH MY, this card is STUNNING! WOW, I love it so much! Your colouring is fabulous, I especially like how you've coloured the pumpkins, looks amazing! :)
    Your design is divine, the spider web in the corner is such a GORGEOUS detail, very spooky! :)


  6. This is most definitely my favorite Christmas card I have seen yet. I am not one for traditional Christmas cards and I just like the papers you have used and what a fantastic image, I am going to have to get that. Really brilliant card.

  7. That dog is such a very cute. Your creation is excellent and its sound is superb with the color effects. Blue background and texture is awesome.

  8. The dog looking so cute and innocent. I am so excited for make this kind of beautiful card.


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