Thursday, March 27, 2014

Going "Green" With Impression Obsession

It's been a crazy week here....
and I have been having major "sinus headaches"...
so bad, they have shut me down for a few days!!
I feel better now...however while "under the weather"
I had a HUGE order arrive from "Classy Cards 'n Such"
Now if that can't perk me up, I don't know what can!!

Also, if I have been slow visiting your blogs or haven't
made it yet, that is why...I will be there...I promise!!

Most of the order was all NEW Impression Obsession....
I did a little video (my first) on it...but am having problems 
getting it to youtube...something that should be so simple has added to my headaches..LOL!!
So maybe I can get it figured out soon!!


Anywho.....I made a card just for the Impression Obsession challenge "GREEN"
I used a cloud EB folder for my background.....
Then I cut out my picket fence and rubbed a bit of green ink on it ....
The pail/bucket I cut from Cord-in-nations paper, 
sanding it slightly to give it a worn look...
I stamped the lavender by first coloring with markers, 
then stamping directly onto card stock,
and hand cutting it out.
The sign "Lavender (devotion) was simply stamped and punched out with an oval punch.
The little birdies are cut from a die that has a bird cage with it also.....

The list of IO dies/stamps used are:
Fence DIE-149-U
Pail/Bucket DIE-164-A
Birds/Bird Cage DIE-045-F
Lavender Stamp E14178
Lavender Devotion A9259

I will see you again soon with more of my new "goodies"!!

Challenges Entered:
Impression Obsession .... Green
and
Word Art Wednesday .... anything goes challenge #125

17 comments:

bumblebee creations said...

oh my goodness, I LOVE LOVE this card!! I am going to have to try to find a similar cut on my cricut for that pail....I have the perfect digi stamp ......gorgeous!!

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

LOVE this adorable springy scene you've created Diane! What awesome 'goodies' ... hmmm, I sense a shopping day in my future! LOL!
Love that fence ... definitely HAVE to get that!! Sweet creation ... can smell that lavender already! (can't wait for mine to bloom again!)

Lisa said...

Wow, this is gorgeous!! I love the bucket of lavender!! The fence is awesome and the little birdies - love!! What a fabulous card my friend!! It's so beautiful!! I hope you are feeling better and the headaches are gone. Have a great day :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Karen Letchworth said...

I absolutely LOVE this, and I thank you for sharing in our challenges. Your art is a blessing to me and I thank you for sharing.
God bless your week with His goodness and love, and please stop by again soon.
Karen
Word Art Wednesday

Leslie Miller said...

All those fun dies and pretty flowers! Isn't it wonderful to get a big package of goodies in the mail like that? My eyes are always bigger than my stomach, so to speak, and I don't get things used up like I should. I'm honestly making a good effort at it, though. Hey, it's harmless, I stick to my budget, and I have soooooo much fun! I especially love those little birds and the bucket. I have a new fence die I haven't used yet, too. I like how you smudged the green on the white picket fence. That's how they usually wind up around here with all the dampness in the air. Super cute card!

Ros Crawford said...

What a lovely card!! How sweet those birds are .. I'm so sorry to hear about your headaches ... I know how bad sinus can be ... I hope spring comes soon to your neck of the woods ... hugs from me to you

Shirley Ross said...

OMGosh, Diane, I am going to do something with this paper piercing technique! I love the birds, the fence, the Lavender in the bucket, and your cute little tie too!

Katie said...

Wonderful card! Love the lavender in the metal pail and in front of the fence! Also love the birds. Great job! Thanks for sharing.

Katie B.

Jeanne Streiff said...

So pretty and very "Springy"! Thanks for playing the Impression Obsession challenge!

Jo Ann said...

What a great card you have here...Love the dominant white colors with the textured embossing. Great job! Thank you for blessing us with your artwork this week at Word Art Wednesday. Would love to see you join us again in our next Challenge. Leaving you with a blessing from God's Word in Joshua 1:9- "Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” Hugs always!

JO ANN
http://jatterburycreations.blogspot.com

Jen said...

Congrats on your win! Love that lavender stamp. Beautiful card!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on your win! This is such a pretty card (I love your clouds and the pretty green pail full of those lovely lavender sprigs). Well done you!

Roz M.

Rachel B. said...

Congratulations on your win!

Pattie J. said...

Big Congratulations on your win. and beautiful card.

Kittie said...

What a beautiful card, Diane! I love it.

Cathy said...

Gorgeous card, Cathy x

Daniela Dobson said...

Very pretty! I love what you did with the background and the lavender.