Impression Obsession “Favorite Technique” Challenge

Good Thursday morning and welcome to the Impression Obsession design team “Favorite Technique” challenge. Creating winter moonlight snow scenes with evergreen tree images is one of my all time favorite techniques.  I thought I would try using the Solid Tree set and I love how it turned out.  

KC Impression Obsession Tree Stamps 5 right
I started by stamping the trees.  I laid a circle mask in the sky and a hand cut ground mask on the bottom of the card and held in place while I sponged in the sky area.

KC Impression Obsession Tree Stamps 5 center

I used a tiny brush to apply pure white watercolor paint to the trees and to create the falling snow.  I used a large brush and painted in the ground area around the trees with white paint and allowed it to dry.  I used a mini applicator to lightly apply ink to create the light tree shadows. I liked the picture exactly as it is and didn’t see any need for framing or embellishment.  Do you feel the icy cold chill in the air when you look at this scene?  Smile 

KC Impression Obsession Tree stamps 5 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

Daniela Dobson

Dina Kowal

Ellen Taylor

Jeanne Streiff

Jenny Gropp

Kittie Caracciolo (you are here)

Laura Fulcher

Vicki Garrett

Impression Obsession Cling Stamp Set: Solid TreeDistress Ink Pad, Pumice StoneInk Blending ToolPanPastel Sofft Mini Applicators, 12 pkStudio Artist Brushes Nesting Paper Punch, Circle 1 1/2 (Retiring)Mini Mister SetHigh Tack Double-Sided Foam Mounting Tape, 1/2 ATG Kit, Advanced Tape GliderTeflon Bone Folder Paper Trimmer, Tonic Guillotine 12

Stamps:  Impression Obsession Solid Tree Set     Paper:  White, Brown      Ink:  Pumice Stone      Accessories:  Inkssentials Ink Blending Tool, Brush, Sofft Mini ApplicatorWhite Watercolor Paint, 1 1/2 “ Circle Punch, Circle Mask, Hand Cut Ground Mask, Mini Mister, Mounting Tape, ATG, Teflon Bone Folder, Guillotine Paper Cutter  


22 thoughts on “Impression Obsession “Favorite Technique” Challenge”

  1. Lovely scene, Kittie. Unfortunately, we will soon be experiencing this type of weather where I live! I really love the quiet, serene atmosphere this card creates. Simply stunning!

  2. what a beautiful winter card…. made me feel cold….lol. another example of your sensational creativity… thanks for sharing…..

  3. Good Morning, Kittie, this is gorgeous. I can feel the chill in the early morning with the snow. when first seeing this image, All I could say is AH! sooo beautiful. Simply done but has a good feeling about the scene. I think you were right it didn’t need any
    additions… it…..have a good day…. hugs.

  4. Beautiful! I feel the icy chill in my nose but the warm layers I’m bundled in as I pause now & then to survey the scene and the quietness of the snow falling this bright night on my walk through the moon lit woods… It’s hard to take a picture to portray this but you’ve done it wonderfully with your painting/stamping! Thanks for sharing!

  5. Indeed it does look icy & wintery gloomy with the shading you chose to use (which looked sepia on my monitor). Loved the way you did the snow on the branches & ground, and the shadow of the trees was so realistic. Thanks for explaining how you did this. I have this tree, and plan to try (once again!) to use your beautiful card as inspiration. Very lovely. TFS

  6. So glad this came up in my e-mail from Pinterest as I have this tree & almost never use it. LOVE this card & hope to try one like it! Thanks for the inspiration, Kittie!


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