Friday, January 10, 2020

Impression Obsession - In Love With Spring Release - Day 5

 Hi!  It's Day 5 of the spectacular IO In Love with Spring Release!  I hope you have enjoyed this amazing week but it's not over yet, tomorrow is the last day so stop back by for another chance to win!

Today's cards are bright and colorful inspired by the F4A516 Challenge at SCS!  The wonderful thing about paper crafting is that I can indulge in all of my whims!  Most of the time I love mostly white space but I also love bright, beautiful colors so today I am sharing my colorful side!

This is one of my favorite backgrounds that I made at Lydia's Unwind retreat.  Oh, I could get lost in it!  Lydia calls the background technique, Hurricane Wrap so I thought it would pair well with the Storms sentiment.  While I was deciding the layout, I had a giggle moment and just had to add a black cat from the Cat Set.  I love how it seems she is looking right into the eye of the storm.  

This is a bit of an inside joke because our black cat was named Storm.  She wasn't named storm because she found us on a rainy night (which did happen) but because she was a STORM.  She blew into our lives with a wail and ran around our home like a gusty gale, knocking everything off in her path!  I loved her with everything!

Even though I have made light fun with this sentiment I truly do embrace the real meaning.  Sometimes the storms of life blow away things we don't need and clear our paths for the future.  


My next card is another colorful creation!  This time I am featuring new Seth Apter stamps from the IO Release. The fun thing about this background is that it is a rescue piece.  I added too much water when I was using the Double Love stamp thereby obliterating the double heart.  Instead of trashing the background I set it aside for later use and found it worked beautifully with a spiral from the Spirals stamp set.  Lastly, I added a sentiment from Journal Jargon 7.


Now for a few details regarding the hop! Each day (January 6th - January 11th ) you can find a list of participants on the Impression Obsession Blog at 6am.


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Every single blog will have a $25 gift certificate to give away for the event - so the more you comment through our Release Celebration the more chances to win! All comments for all of the event days will be open until Sunday, January 12th at noon CT. All winners will be announced on Tuesday, January 14th.

Today's Stops:
Angela Bode - that's me!

More sentiments like "Storms" can be found under Yvonne Blair Designs in the store.
More Seth Apter Stamps can be found HERE.
All of the new stamps and dies are available in the IO Store now!

Make sure to keep hopping for your chance to win a GC to the IO Store!

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Storms     Cat Set
                   Spirals        


41 comments:

  1. Your backgrounds are AMAZING!! WOW!!

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  2. Wow! There are no favorites here but I think Storm might pull favor because I also have a black cat. Love both backgrounds and I'm going to have to research Hurricane Wrap. Looks fun!

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    1. Lydia shares a video here: https://understandblue.blogspot.com/2019/11/hurricane-watercolor-technique-video.html

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  3. That would be a perfect sentiment for our domestic violence shelter cards. Love the design too!

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  4. Love those incredible backgrounds...and the sentiment and story abt Storm....lol...I KNOW what you mean!! (I have 15 cats. purr..purr..purr...) Great cards!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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  5. Love the backgrounds on both of these cards!!!

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  6. What an amazing background, love the hurricane wrap, gorgeous mix of colors.

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  7. Wow, those are some cool backgrounds. And I love the kitty:)

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  8. LOVE how you have created the backgrounds - LOVE the sentiment on the kitty card

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  9. Loving your colourful side - 2 beautiful cards especially Storm in the storm

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  10. Beautiful cards! I love the backgrounds and the sentiment on the cat card.

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  11. Great backgrounds for your cards! I really love the cat silhouette and the sentiment you used!

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  12. THAT PINK background, oh my. i love how it pulls you in. we are having stormy winds here in TX today and it was a perfect day to visit your blog.

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  13. Loved the story about your cat storm and that sentiment. Love your backgrounds.

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  14. Beautiful backgrounds. I love the distressed sentiment 'imagine'.
    That's a great sentiment set.

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  15. I love your cards. I love those back grounds. thank you for sharing. quilting dash lady at comcast dot net

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  16. Love your hurricane card...pink is my favorite color. What medium did you use..color bursts, water color inks??? Thanks for sharing this technique.

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    1. I used Infusions. They are beautiful. Here is a link to Lydia's blog. She shares a video: https://understandblue.blogspot.com/2019/11/hurricane-watercolor-technique-video.html

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  17. Beautiful backgrounds! I LOVE the kitty!

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  18. Those backgrounds on your cards are so gorgeous! Just amazingly wonderful!

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  19. Great cards!!! Another great IO release!!!!!

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  20. How did you create the Hurricane Wrap background, please?

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    1. Lydia shares a video here: https://understandblue.blogspot.com/2019/11/hurricane-watercolor-technique-video.html

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  21. Awesome design and color!
    natgodfrey4@gmail.com

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  22. Wow, I LOVE your cards. The backgrounds are amazing. Beautiful sentiment, too

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  23. Oh my!!! Those backgrounds are fantastic! I especially love the Storms card and the way you have the cat looking into the "eye". What a cool idea!

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  24. Cool backgrounds. What a great sentiment. Thanks for the link to the Hurricane Wrap technique. I will have to check it out.

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  25. What a fabulous pair of cards - loving the storm one in particular, and the story about your cat too :)
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  26. I love the simplicity of these cards. Thank you!

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  27. Your backgrounds are stunning and perfect sentiments❤️

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  28. Absolutely wonderful!!!! Thanks for sharing, and that sentiment rocks!!!

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  29. Fabulous backgrounds on your cards and love the story of Storm.

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  30. Neat contemporary designs, Angie! That is one gorgeous background! I really love the graphic purple card, for a discard, it turned out amazing! Hmmm, that stamp set may be calling my name,

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  31. Love your card!!! So sweet. Hope you have a wonderful week!

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  32. Those bold backgrounds are beautiful Great colors.

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  33. I love your backgrounds they turned out awesome! Thanks for sharing!

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  34. OMGosh, that hurricane background is just stunning!!! Love the other one too, but wow, I need to watch the video to learn how to do this!!!

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