Thursday, September 11, 2014

Impression Obsession Challenge "Beautiful, Stamped Backgrounds"

IO's new challenge is Beautiful Stamped Backgrounds. I began with using sticky canvas...yes...we're STILL having a fling, and I couldn't be happier! There's a lot to be said for consistency, and when I get this kind of fab consistency with sticky canvas, well, this could end up being a long term love affair.

I used by mini blenders and sponged Peeled Paint, Barn Door Red, Rusty Hinge and Wild Honey. The, I misted it until the colors blended then heat dried it. Then, using archival ink, I stamped IO Cover A Card stamp French Script

I cut the wheat out of watercolor paper that I'd used yellow ochre, a little red and lemon yellow on and adhered it with a glue dot. The sentiment is from IO and since the background was so saturated, I thought I'd stamp the sentiment on acetate. In person, it looks great! On camera, it looks like vellum. But it looks much better than having any solid color breaking up the flow of color or the script

A neutral ribbon finishes it off! More later...I've got 2 more big projects to knock out tonight!!!

Impression Obsession Cover A Card French Text CC151
Impression Obsession Wheat Die Die085-X 
Impression Obsession Sentiment We Gather Together CL406


  1. Gorgeous!! Your b'ground is lovely and the ribbon you used is PERFECT !

  2. Holy cow! I love the colors!!! Thanks for playing the IO Challenge!

  3. Beautiful Fall card! Love how the script looks over the blended colors. I will have to try the sticky back canvas...I think I bought some a couple of years ago...hmmm, how does time go by so quickly? Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

  4. I didn't even know until I saw your post in my email, Shona!!! LOL What an incredible surprise!!! One I can definitely use. Especially with no job. Which is okay because it was REALLY getting into the way of my crafting. heh heh

  5. Wow! This is beautiful!!! I need that wheat die! Thanks so much for playing in our challenge!

  6. Saw the winning card on facebook and recognized it immediately. I always read your blog but don't often have time to comment but this card left an impression as the colours are phenomenal.