Thursday, September 3, 2009

Impression Obsession Designers' Challenge!

Oh my, it's been three weeks since I posted here. I've been enjoying long, lazy summer days at the lake, where internet is forbidden (lol).

Today, the IO designers are posting challenges to use stamps for "other than their intended purpose." Well, hmmm, I think I interpreted this a little differently than other designers did. Because I'm a card maker, MY feeble brain interpreted the challenge as "Don't make a CARD Deborah." So I didn't. Ummm...I used the tree...as a tree! (lol) BUT...I did use it on a different project though, so I hope the IO gals will let me away with it.

I used this beautiful tree to design a votive candle shade. After creating four panels from green cardstock with Nestabilities scalloped and square dies, I stamped the image on vellum, colouring the stamp with a green watercolour marker, then added accents of Aleene's "True Snow," and sprinkled Aleene's clear glitter over it while it was still wet. Then I rummaged through my bead stash and fashioned bead strings to sew on to tiny organza bows, and added paper roses to hide the stitching. I just LOVE this particular little tree!

If you like trees, Impression Obsession has five full pages of them for your pleasure, starting here.

The first image is unlit, the second shows it with a battery operated flickering candle inside.



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12 comments:

Jeanne S said...

Works for me! Beautiful project!

Shirley said...

Deborah, this is lovely! I want to make one of these. It would be a beautiful gift.

Laura said...

Gorgeous! I'm thinking I will have to (borrow) this idea. :)

Jennifer E. said...

So pretty! Love the image!

maiahs_momma said...

Gorgeous :)!

Hugs,
Catherine

Julie Koerber said...

What a great project!!! I might just case you on this one! ;-)

Julie Mutch said...

Beautiful job on the challenge, Deborah! So pretty! I love these little lumieres - so elegant. Thanks for sharing! :)

Smallbutmighty said...

Hi Deborah, I am just hearing of Deborah's death. I was a patient of hers in Halifax while I was going to school there. I moved back home in 2003, and it saddens me to no end that she lost her battle with breast cancer. I only knew her in a patient-doctor relationship (with the exception of my knowing some of her family on PEI), but I could tell that she was a woman who loved life and her family. My condolences to you and all her friends and family...Leslie

Jennifer said...

Ooohhh how lovely. I can just see several of these beautiful on a buffet table during the Christmas holiday parties. Beautiful!

Suzanne C said...

Gorgeous! I was just thinking about doing one of these. You have inspired me to work on a shade for a votive!

nise said...

This is beautiful! And I like that you showed it lit up, too.

Lana said...

Og, LOVE it!!! What a fab idea!I want to make one now!