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Thursday, January 19, 2012

Oldies But Goodies with Impression Obsession

Hi! Hope you are enjoying a great week, and staying warm.

Today's cards are part of several challenges, but also one of my own. I wanted to see how many different looks I achieve in a single crafting session using the same image and the same sketch, with similar colors and the same technique for coloring the image.

My cards today work with the Card Patterns Sketch #148 and Impression Obsession's "Impression Obsession - Oldies but Goodies" challenge. The Sketch has 4 panels in the background, which are varied in each of my cards. (Thanks, Tracy, for a great sketch!

First is a staggered look on pale ivory background - sorry for the crooked photo.

Next is a dark olive background, using the panels as shown in the sketch.

Our Florida Stampers Group has a different challenge going to use something "virginal" in our cards.

For my cards, this consists of:

  • K and Company designer paper
  • DCWV "Pocket full of Posies" DP
  • Impression Obsession's Butterfly Round stamp
  • cute blue ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbons
  • Bamboo Leaf Memento Ink

Images were all watercolored.
My pink card has changed the panels into shapes, and the sketch has been placed vertically.

Perhaps one of the more fun things on this card was the "Boiltex" rick rack found in my stash of sewing supplies once belonging to my Great Aunt Agnes. It was 100% cotton, 3 yards, made in the USA -- and -- get this -- a whole 19 cents. I wonder when THAT was purchased? It is guaranteed not to have any "point curling" LOL.

Thanks very much for stopping by. I'd love hearing your comments, especially about old items in your crafting stash.

Some of the items used on these cards:
Derwent Watercolor Pencils
Lyra Watercolor Crayons
Watercolor Paper
K and Company "Sweet Nectar" DP
DCWV "Pocket full of Posies" DP
Dove Blender
Tuxedo Black Memento
Bamboo Leaf Memento
Majestic Blue Versafine
Dusty Concord dye ink
Stonewashed dye ink
Raspberry dye ink
Stream dye ink
Grand Calibur
Spellbinders Petite Circle Small S4-116
Spellbinders Petite Scallop Circle Small S4-117
IO Butterfly Round F2267
Stonewashed Ink
Cheery Lynn Swirl Die
Martha Stewart edge
Chalk Pastels
Starfire glitter (Sparkle N Sprinkle)
Bubble Gum glitter (Sparkle N Sprinkle)

Challenges Submitted to:
Anything Goes #58 - Anything Goes!
Card Patterns Sketch #148
Impression Obsession - Oldies but Goodies (Butterfly Round)
Incy Wincy Designs - Bold and Bright
Lexis Creations Challenge - Anything Goes!
Paper Pretties - Glitter Anywhere Challenge
Party Time Tuesdays - Happy Birthday
Sew Many Challenges - Anything Goes!
Stamptacular Sunday Challenge - Anything Texture (glitter, ribbon, brads)

stamping hugs,


Brenda said...

They're all so gorgeous that I can't even decide which one I like the best!!!

Shirley said...

Boy, Donna, I am with Brenda! I am glad you had to pick for the challenge post because I couldn't have! They are all stunning and lovely to boot! Each so unique. I love that you shared about your aunt's rick rack. How fun and the price is sinful!! Thanks so much for playing and good luck in the drawing too, lady!

Allison said...

Thanks so much for playing along with "Sew Many Challenges". Your card is beautiful.

Shirley Deatcher said...

Wow Donna ! Your cards are gorgeous ! Love them all ! The colours & details are wonderful. The Image is awesome !

I don't have any inheritated goodies in my stash, but I have beautiful papers for folding that I don't get a chance to do much these days... I figure I have a 25 year supply ! Good Luck in the draw !

E. Marie said...

Donna, what awesome cards!! I love how you did all the different looks with the same stamps and sketch. Each look is so pretty and love the ric rac find.

Barbara Bruder said...

Donna, you've been a busy little girl. Your cards are so beautiful. Love all the designs. You make it hard to choose because they are all so stunning!!My fav is the 2nd card.

Shona Erlenborn said...

Yeah, I always say the oldies are the best! What beautiful creations you have come up with, using all your old stash! I love the image you began with too Donna, and you colored each one so beautifully! Love the way you worked in the sketch too! Genius!

Karalee Ingram said...

These are just gorgeous. Every one of them.

paperfun said...

These are gorgeous and I love that you challenged yourself! Way to go!!

Thanks for joining us at Sew Many Challenges.


Fluffles said...

A beautiful set of cards, lovely colours & shapes, Jx

Anonymous said...

Donna, You certainly have a unique talent! Your cards are beautiful and are a joy to behold. Thank you for sharing.


Paula Huiras said...

They are all eyecatching. Do you love this hobby or what? Great job.

Michelle B. said...

Such a variety of colors, reminds me of a kaleidoscope! Wonderful use of layers and textures! Thanks for playing with us at Stamptacular Sunday this week!

julie_woolston said...

Stunning cards and so colourful such lovely creations.

Thank you for joining us at Lexis Creations.

Hugs Julie x

NanaConnie said...

Gosh, what gorgeous butterflies, Donna! Wait, I'm going to put on my DT hat for a minute -- How wonderful to see you playing along with us at Lexi's Creations, my friend! :-D Such different results with the various techniques but each of them is beautiful. Old stuff in our stashes -- when my mom passed away many years ago, I found several boxes of fabric and trims she has hoarded and I, too, have rick rack and seam binding packages priced at .15 & .17 cents!! I have used most of the fabrics in quilts I've made over the years since they were all 100% cotton.

Susan Flynn said...

Such beautiful cards the work and detail in them is amazing. Thanks for joining us at Lexi's Creations for our challenge hugs Susan x

Annette said...

Lovely cards with lovely colours!
Thanks for joining us at Anything Goes!
Hugs Annette

cbuswell said...

Wow, amazing colors!, thanks for joining us at Card Patterns this week.

Shannon White said...

Goodness are these Ever Gorgeous! Love the image and Beautiful vibrant colors! They are all Fabulous! Couldn't pick a favorite if I tried! 8-)


Amanda R said...

Wow Donna you have been busy! Love the bold colors and so impressed with your creativeness!

Jennifer Scull said...

that is such a beautiful image and I love the idea of using some of your aunt's vintage treasures! so cool!
so glad you've joined the party at Party Time Tuesdays this week! :)

Julie Z said...

What can I say De but Wow - Wow - Wow!! Your coloring and choice of colors - just Gorgeous!! I don't even know which one I like best! And I love your challenge to yourself to see the same design in different looks. Not too often do we get to do that. Just beautiful cards & great post De!

Kelly said...

Wow very bright!! Thank you for playing along at Incy Wincy Designs his week x

Gvendalen said...

Magnificent cards! All of them are very beautiful. The first card as hot summer day, the second variant is similar to a frost pattern at my window.Last card reminds me about summer night behind a window and the butterfly who has arrived on light of a candle...

Miranda said...

Hi Donna, thanks for your kind comment on my blog! Your card is also an eye catcher but I did not leave a reaction yet! So now I will, love those vibrant colours and your colouring and of course the designs of Leigh Hannan are one my fav's of the IO collection.
creative greet and good luck in the drawing, Miranda

Renlymats World of Family & Crafts said...

Your card is beautiful. I love how your image looks like a stained glass window. Thanks for joining us at Party Time Tuesdays. See you again soon.

Nikki said...

Beautiful creations love your coloring :) thanks for joining us at Incy Wincy this week
hugs Nikki

creativearts said...

Wow! These are gorgeous creations and all of them totatlly different. You have been busy! I don't think I could pick just one -- they are all totally unique.

Pat Garvin said...

A great experiment. Each one is different from the other even though the same sketch was used.

Karin said...

Each one is more beautiful than the next...I love the card sketch and that stamp just looks amazing the way you colored it :) I love that you used some vintage ric rac! I have a whole jar of buttons from my grandma and it makes me smile everytime they find their way onto a card :)

Marja's Stamp Addiction en Marja's Creativity said...

Hi Donna, what a gorgeous cardcs you have made. I love the design of Leigh Hannan so much. I have different stamps of her. But these of yours are so fabulous and I love the wonderful colors and the beautiful details. Marvelous.
Lovely greet

April said...

Wowsers, Donna! Such bright and lovely cards! I love this stamp. You have outdone yourself on these. Great job!

Hugs, April

Stampin' Hands have Happy Hearts said...

Donna, they are all so beautiful, bright and cheerful...what a great stamp and you colored them all so nice.

Lana said...

Such a beautiful collection of cards Donna. I couldn't possibly choose a favourite xxx

Sandy (Cheesy) said...

My, my what a busy stamper! What a great way to show how different one stamp can look on different backgrounds and colors. I think they are all gorgeous. Where is the rickrack? Is it the scallop behinds the circle? I though that was a die cut! P.S. love those floating hearts too.

Sharon Field / Created By You said...

Beautiful coloring and cards Donna! Love the butterflies!

Katy said...

Hi Donna! These are beautiful!! Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving nice comments :) The blue paper was regular blue scrapbook paper-it wasn't even as heavy as cardstock paper. I think painting it with a sponge would be fine because you don't saturate it, you just blot. Have a good evening! :)

Judy Rozema said...

Oh my goodness! These are ALL so beautiful!! I love your colors and the way you came up with such different designs with the same image. AWESOME~!


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