Impression Obsession Week at Stampers Dream

You guessed it, it is Impression-Obsession Week at Stampers Dream.  Michelle has stocked her store with new IO Winter 2009 images that are in plenty of time to color up for Christmas.  I just adore the images and all the detail;  the artist’s shading makes them a cinch to color up and the shading makes it look I worked really hard to get depth into the picture.  I made my card with the Winter House image.  It reminds me of a snowy day with big thick socks on, sipping a cup of hot chocolate and not having to go outside, lol :)   I colored the image with a combination of Tombow markers and watercolor pencils.



Card Recipe:
Stamps:  Impression-Obsession
Paper:  Making Memories – Fa La La, The Paper Company
Ink:  Versafine Black Onyx and Clear Embossing Powder
Accessories:  Ribbon, Prima Flower, Martha Stewart Border Punch, EK Success Border Punch, Brad

There’s a lot of IO goodness out blogland this week.  Be sure to check out Silke and Michelle today and here’s what’s in store for the rest of the week:

Thursday: Denise , Laurie , Becca , and Michelle

Friday: Tosha , Silke , Amy and Michelle

Interested in blog candy?  To celebrate reaching 200,000 hits, Michelle is offering some goodies you should pop over and see.  Here is her post with Blog Candy.

  • Amy ShefferSeptember 9, 2009 - 7:37 am

    Gorgeous, Becca! Love that image and your coloring!ReplyCancel

  • Michelle RSeptember 9, 2009 - 7:39 am

    Oh yes…it IS gorgeous! Your coloring and design on this card is simply awesome!!! Thanks, my friend! Beautifully done! :-)ReplyCancel

  • EdraSeptember 9, 2009 - 7:59 am

    I LOVE everything you make!!!!! I never miss a day checking your blog, you are truly an inspiration!ReplyCancel

  • Denise (peanutbee)September 9, 2009 - 8:15 am

    Incredibly GORRRRRRRGEOUS!!ReplyCancel

  • lisa808September 9, 2009 - 8:18 am

    Adorable image. Love your ‘awning.’ReplyCancel

  • Carolyn KingSeptember 9, 2009 - 8:21 am

    What a gorgeous scene!!! Love it!ReplyCancel

  • DebSeptember 9, 2009 - 8:22 am

    While this is very beautiful card, I can’t see mass producing this. Perhaps one or two for those special people!ReplyCancel

  • Kimberly WhiteSeptember 9, 2009 - 8:29 am

    That is just what I requested. Your using markers less expensive than Copic. Thanks so much. It inspires me to buy some. Also I think ODB Designs should be giving you a sales commission because you made me and I think a lot of other people loyal customers. They have the greatest stamps and fast service. I liked the Stamper’s Dream stamps as well. Next time I’ll give them a try. Thanks so much for listening.ReplyCancel

  • BNeth NormanSeptember 9, 2009 - 8:31 am

    Beautiful work.ReplyCancel

  • Kay McBrideSeptember 9, 2009 - 8:40 am

    that is really pretty. I love everything about it. esp. the awning. and fence look!!
    hugs to you,

  • christiSeptember 9, 2009 - 9:51 am

    i am so coloring challenged, but i think i could manage to do this one. i love the valance over the card and the rich colored ribbon.ReplyCancel

  • JanineSeptember 9, 2009 - 10:05 am

    Just gorgeous!!!ReplyCancel

  • Elaine AllenSeptember 9, 2009 - 10:10 am

    Becca –

    What a lovely card and I just love that IO Stamp, Winter House. But I’ve always put off getting it because I thought it would be too hard to add color to. You’ve inspired me to give it a try.

    Thank you

    Elaine AllenReplyCancel

  • Joan FrickerSeptember 9, 2009 - 10:35 am

    Becca, this is absolutely gorgeous!!!


  • Grace NyweningSeptember 9, 2009 - 10:38 am

    Gorgeous Becca! Love the image and your beautiful bow!ReplyCancel

  • Jenny S. (UK)September 9, 2009 - 10:49 am

    Absolutely wonderful, what fabulous stamps. The colouring looks so amazing and nice to know you didn’t spend hours doing it, yes, stamps can help us sometimes to achieve that look.
    Your usual adorable bow just shouts Christmas and I love the stitched ribbon, haven’t noticed that before.
    I definitely need a holiday in the US to buy all these wonderful stamps.ReplyCancel

  • mamajulieSeptember 9, 2009 - 11:07 am

    Another “Wow”ReplyCancel

  • Linda ESeptember 9, 2009 - 12:23 pm

    Stunning card, Becca. Your stamped image is a work of art!ReplyCancel

  • lois skiathitisSeptember 9, 2009 - 1:01 pm

    Just beautiful Becca, your coloring is superb. Isn’t this the house we all wished that we lived in at Christmas time? TFS!!!ReplyCancel

  • NevaSeptember 9, 2009 - 1:06 pm

    I’m having such a good time enjoying your work and website. You are a real inspiration to me and though struggling with work and health issues, I feel encouraged and uplifted. I’m starting on my Christmas list and you’ve given me just the little shove I needed with the Impression Obsessions stamps. I ordered a bunch of them! A girl can never have too many stamps is my motto!
    May the Lord bless you richly today for the touch of grace you are providing to so many — especially me.

    N CoyleReplyCancel

  • Silke LedlowSeptember 9, 2009 - 2:26 pm

    Becca – your card is gorgeous!!! Love the wonderful traditional christmas colors you chose!!! Hugs ~S~ReplyCancel

  • AnnSSeptember 9, 2009 - 2:29 pm

    Becca, this card is stunning. Your coloring is out of this world.

  • MrsHSeptember 9, 2009 - 2:47 pm

    Good evening, Becca. Oh my, this is a beautiful stamp- the detailing is wonderful and the colours you have used to colour and co-ordinate make it such a rich, elegant card.ReplyCancel

  • DianeSeptember 9, 2009 - 3:21 pm

    Well, it’s another stunner!!!!!!
    Beautiful coloring.


  • Val WSeptember 9, 2009 - 3:37 pm

    Another lovely card, Becca. You must have such fun creating your cards. Bet it was fun to sit and color this image. Your card gives the feeling of cozy, contentment on a brisk winter day.ReplyCancel

  • DottiSeptember 9, 2009 - 4:51 pm

    Another beautiful card, you always come up with such amazing designs! Thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Leslie MillerSeptember 9, 2009 - 4:58 pm

    IO stamps are some of my favorites and this is an absolutely beautiful card, Becca. Your work is as wonderful and inspiring as ever. I enjoyed scrolling through your last several posts…I’ve missed so much. I just don’t get out like I used to.ReplyCancel

  • TrishSeptember 9, 2009 - 7:54 pm

    Hi Becca, a gorgeous card using traditional colours. I love the detail in the stamp and seeing what your twist on it is as you never disappoint.

  • Linda B.September 9, 2009 - 9:02 pm

    Beautiful card Becca.ReplyCancel

  • Lisa D. Atha (inspired by purple)September 9, 2009 - 9:26 pm


    Wow, what an elegant card! So pretty!

    I am behind on my blog browsing, I am off to scroll down and see what else I missed on your blog.


    Lisa AthaReplyCancel

  • Cindy HaffnerSeptember 9, 2009 - 9:30 pm

    Truly beautiful Becca!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Cindy H.September 10, 2009 - 9:24 am

    What a warm and inviting Christmas scene!! I am enjoying your beautiful coloring on this card and what a perfect blue winter sky!ReplyCancel

  • ConniecrafterSeptember 10, 2009 - 9:30 am

    love the coloring of the house, neat border punch!ReplyCancel

  • RandiSeptember 10, 2009 - 11:13 am

    nice job….. may be simple…. but just gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • ToshSeptember 10, 2009 - 10:30 pm

    That house is absolutely stunning Becca!! LOVE the ribbon too!!ReplyCancel

  • Judy DunavenSeptember 11, 2009 - 3:45 pm

    Becca the layout of this card is simply beautifull. Thank you for sharing this one.ReplyCancel