Thursday, March 5, 2009

Challenges again!

LOTS of challenges today!

The Wednesday Stamper challenge is to create a "skinny," which is a piece measuring 3" by 5." So I stamped, embossed and coloured this image, which is a brand new one from Impression Obsession, onto heavy weight vellum. This stamp, along with dozens of other new releases, will be available for sale at the end of this month on the Impression Obsession website.



then I incorporated the skinny into this card, adding the Impression Obsession sentiment stamp, and glittering some of the leaves.


The card also fits for the Impression Obsession designers' challenge, which is to use green. Here's another card I created for the IO challenge, using an image from the stamps recently released at CHA. This one is called the Clover Tree, and you can find it right here. I coloured this image with Prismacolour Premier Art Markers, and glittered up a storm!


I computer generated the sentiment, and I coloured the white Prima flowers with green Pan Pastels from Quietfire Design. I used my new SU border punch at the bottom edge.

If you like Impression Obsession stamps, Mitra is offering free shipping on all orders over $30 this weekend only. There are some great buys in the clearance section...hope you'll have time to check it out. It's my "duty" to enable (snort!). All the other Impression Obsession designers will be posting their challenge cards today as well. The direct links to their blogs are on the right side of this page, right beside the end of this post. Please go look, and leave them some lovin...' they're SUCH creative stampers!

This week's Cuttlebug challenge is to use watercolouring, and the Dutch Dare challenge is to create something tropical. Here's my offering, with an Impression Obsession stamp.



Over at Cute Card Thursday, the challenge is to create something with food or drink. This card (which I haven't posted before now) was done for my daughter for Valentine's Day, also with Impression Obsession stamps.



Some people seem to be experiencing problems seeing some of the images in this post. I've deleted and reposted, so I'd love to know if you can see everything.

Thanks for stopping by today. Hope you're enjoying a wonderful, artsy week.

26 comments:

herminesplace said...

Its beautiful!

Stempelchaotin said...

Wow you´ve made wonderful cards.
Gorgeous work. Love them.

Femmy said...

beautiful!!!

Gabi Mewi said...

Fabulous Skinny and you used it to create a beautiful card.

Willy said...

Beautiful skinny card!

Flipsi said...

beautiful!

krcrafts said...

very pretty! Love the glitz on the clover tree :) thanks for playing!

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

Beautiful skinnies and wonderful cards, such a great idea!

Tina Werner said...

oh so sparkly and fun!!!

Julie Koerber said...

Beautiful cards!! That second one sparkles like diamonds!!! Too cool!

Laura said...

Deborah, I can't believe you were able to pull off a sneak peek at the new stuff. Well don! That flower box card is absolutely stunning!

Deb said...

It is happening again, I can see half your creations which are wonderful but I can't see your CCT pic, sorry! I am sure it is as beautiful as the others! Thanks for playing along! Debx

Daniela said...

I love it! The flowers are awesome!
Can't see the last two photos.

Christine said...

Beautiful projects! I especially love the one you created for this week's watercolor challenge at http://cuttlebugchallenge.blogspot.com/
The stamp and the colors you used to color it are fabulous!

Thanks so much for participating!

Suzanne C said...

Love the crabby card! They are all beautiful but the crabby card reminded me of my self. :)

joey said...

Hi Deborah, these are all fabulous cards. I love the one for dutch dare great stamp. The bottom card is gorgeous, love the colour combo. joey.x

Amber said...

Love your Cuttlebug Challenge card this week!!! Love the little sentiment. And I love all your others also! Just beautiful!
Amber

Shirley said...

How absolutely gorgeous is that window dressing! Wow! Elegant too. Your St. Paddy card is so beautiful and the sparkle is wonderful too! Your Cuttlebug challenge card is so pretty and lovely too! Everything on your daughter's card is just stunning! I love the paper behind the glass too! They all shine!

dannisdoodles said...

wow, wow! these are all so beautiful!

thank you for the beautiful inspiration over @ www.cuttlebugchallenge.blogspot.com

Anne said...

Hi, Deborah! The "skinny" is beautiful! I love how you incorporated it into a card with the shiny gold foil and the edging across the top. It really makes a stand-out card! :-)

Penny said...

Hi Deborah, thanks for your sweet message this morning :)

Beautiful cards, I do love the window card,the lacey paper is like a canopy. Clever! I love the glittery drink too :)

Karin said...

Great tropical card.
Love the embossing and beautifully coloured image.
Thanks for joining the DDCC this week.

xoxo karin

Meda said...

Thank you for playing with us at Cuttlebug Challenge Blog
I love the original shape of your card.
Meda

Maggie said...

Deborah Every card is a masterpiece..
Thank you so much for playing with us :)
You will be featured on March 12th at http://cuttlebugchallenge.blogspot.com
Thanks
Maggie

Captain Scrappy said...

Just beautiful!

* lisa * said...

Double wowsers on these gorgeous cards! Can't pick a fav, they are all fabulous, so many delicious details!