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Thursday, 3 October 2013

IO Challenge ~ Colors of Fall

  Hello Friends!

It's Thursday and that means it's time for another Impression Obsession challenge.  This weeks challenge is "Colors of Fall". 

 Create a card or project with "Colors of Fall" and you could win a $25 gift certificate to the IO store store, just simply by playing along!!  Who doesn't love free shopping!!  Just go to the IO Blog for the details on how to play. Be inspired and check out what colorful creations  the talented IO ladies are sharing.....  

   IO Blog

 Here is how I created these leaves and watermarked with out a stamp....

 I die cut several leaves with the new Sm. Leaf DIE095-D and sponged them with Memento inks. To give them more dimension, I put them face down on a foam mat and rolled my stylus in a circular motion over the backs of them.  This gorgeous sentiment, Autumn Mosaic D5529 was stamped with Versafine Vintage Sepia and embossed with Imagine Crafts Clear Embossing Powder. 

To watermark the leaves behind the sentiment, just set negative from the Sm. Leaf Die cut over top of the sentiment and simply press the Versamark Pad directly over it. Easy peasy!

I hope you play along with us this week! We would love to see your creations!

Thanks for stopping by and have a fabulous day!
Impression Obsession Products Used~
Dies~ Sm. Leaf DIE095-D 
Stamps~Autumn Mosaic D5529

Ink~ Tsukineko Versamark, Versafine Vintage Sepia, Imagine Crafts Clear Embossing Powder, Memento - Bamboo Leaves, Northern Pine, Lady Bug Red, Tangelo, Peanut Brittle, Desert Sand & Rich Cocoa
Accessories~ Raffia, Pop Dots, Jumbo dauber, Sponge Dauber, Stylus and Foam Mat


  1. very nice love the saying and colors

  2. Эллен, у тебя очень элегантная и гармоничная осень!

  3. Gorgeous Fall creation.....love the shadowed leaves with the sentiment and your colorful ones really pop.

  4. Beautiful Ellen, the leaves are fabulous ! I hope you are doing well, hugs, Shirleyx

  5. So beautiful. Love everything about it.

  6. WOW!! This is stunning Ellen. Such a beautiful sentiment and I love the way you have coloured and shaped the leaves
    hugs Sue xx

  7. How vibrant and beautifully Fall, Ellen!! I rarely do deep colors and yours are lovely and the design is just so wonderful. Vibrant, but also a warm feel to it!

  8. this is elegant, love the shadow image of the leaves in the background and the bright fall colors of the other leaves. a striking contrast.... have a good day

  9. gorgeous card, the colors are so beautiful!

  10. Your leaves are wonderful! Gorgeous panel.

  11. it's a beautiful fall card Ellen.

    greetings karin

  12. Perfect fall card...I have that leaf die and love it and loved how yu have used it...I painted mine with Twinkling H2Os...so it was inspiring to see yours!!

  13. This is a gorgeous card Ellen, I love your brilliant sentiment and fabulous rich colours.

  14. Beautiful ! What a great sentiment and i love how you showcased it!

  15. This card is one of my favorites of yours!! I just love what you did with the watermark behind the sentiment. And the colors of the leaves are so beautiful with the shimmery cardstock. Wonderful! Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.


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