Impression Obsession “Let’s Hear It For The Boys” Design Team Challenge

Good Thursday morning and welcome to the Impression Obsession “Let’s Hear it for the Boys” design team challenge.

For my project I used the Classic Truck image paired with the Grass Border and Leafy Branch 2.

KC Impression Obsession Classic Truck 1 right 

I had such a wonderful time water coloring this image using my waterbrush and Distress Ink reinkers.  There is lots of scenery in the background to color but the real fun for me was to make the truck look as old and rusty as possible. 

KC Impression Obsession CLassic Truck 1 center

I painted the whole truck with a light layer of blue and then shaded with darker blue.  I heat dried completely before moving on to the step of adding the rust.

3 Dry Brush Wiped on Pad

I added rust by brushing a dry brush over the ink pad to add just enough ink to apply to the image using a stipple motion. I continuously went back to the ink pad to gather more ink on the brush. The dry brush stipple technique allows the rust color to be layered over the blue instead of instead of washed into it making it murky.  I hope that made sense.  Here’s a closer view.

KC Impression Obsession Classic Truck 1 side

OK.  So I know this is a guy card but I couldn’t resist adding a few tree branches to the frame since there is a huge tree trunk in the background scene.

KC Impression Obsession Classic Truck 1 left

Why don’t you come along and play with us. To enter the challenge go to the Impression Obsession Blog (all the details are there!). A random challenge card will be selected to showcase on the IO blog and you can to enter to win a $25 gift certificate to IO just by playing!

I hope you will go check out what the other IO teams members created for the challenge. Thanks for coming by today.

IO Blog

Dina Kowal

Ellen Taylor

Jeanne Streiff

Jenny Gropp

Kittie Caracciolo (you are here)

Laura Fulcher

Impression Obsession Cling Stamp Set: Classic TruckImpression Obsession Dies, Grass Border

Impression Obsession Dies, Leafy BranchStudio Artist BrushesWaterbrush, SmallDistress Ink Pad, Rusty HingeDistress Ink Pad, Faded JeansDistress Ink Pad, Peeled PaintDistress Ink Pad, Pumice StoneDistress Ink Pad, Black SootDistress Ink Pad, Wild HoneyCOPIC Sketch Marker E47, Dark BrownTim Holtz Tonic Retractable Craft PickAccents, Glossy ATG Kit, Advanced Tape GliderHigh Tack Double-Sided Foam Mounting Tape, 1/2Sizzix Big Shot Machine, Black & PinkMemory Box Die, Metal Adaptor PlateTeflon Bone Folder Paper Trimmer, Tonic Guillotine 12

Stamps:  Impression Obsession Classic Truck    Ink:  Rusty Hinge, Faded Jeans, Peeled Paint, Pumice Stone, Black Soot, Wild Honey     Paper:  Not Quite Navy, Really Rust, Old Olive, Watercolor   Accessories:  Impression Obsession Grass Border, Leafy Branch 2, Spellbinders Matting Basics AMatting Basics B, Waterbrush, Brush, Copic Marker (brown on tree branch) E47 Dark Brown , Glossy Accents, Mounting Tape, Glue Dots, Paper Piercer , Metal Adapter Plate , ATG , Big Shot , Teflon Bone Folder  , Guillotine Paper Cutter

16 thoughts on “Impression Obsession “Let’s Hear It For The Boys” Design Team Challenge”

  1. The coloring on the truck (especially) is AMAZING, just AMAZING. Wow, it’s just beyond fabulous!!!
    Thanks for sharing! What a great stamp image!!

  2. Good Morning Kittie, Love this stamp, and your coloring makes it look like an oil painting. Very well done. the accents add to the special image….love it , love it.

  3. Oh my, Kittie, I think you’ve outdone yourself. This card is fantastic! Your truck looks so life like! I live in the country and as I drive past fars, I see these old trucks sitting on the sides, rusting away. You really captured what I see in real life! This is one card I would give my husband and then frame it and hang in my craft room. WOW!

  4. A large number of my cards are of the ‘manly’ variety. I also (as did many others who commented) love your ‘rust’. I often ‘diamond plate’ – embossing folder looks like truck bed or truck tool box – my layers….I plan to start rusting the layers also…I am soo very inspired…thanks bunches!

  5. Just when I think you can’t possibly come up with something further to knock our socks off – you do! The rust was done so very well – never thought of dry brushing, but it sure make sense now. Thank you for sharing all the details of your creative process with us.


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