Good Thursday morning and welcome to the Impression Obsession design team  “Colors of Summer” challenge.  Before I start my post I want to give a warm welcome to our new design team member Karen Amidon.  Hop on over to check out Karen’s blog Paper Lilies & Ink.

I couldn’t resist creating a brightly framed mini beach scene for today’s challenge. Frames not only highlight the main focal point of a project but also add a decorative element of dimension. The Square Shaker Frame is just the perfect size to use with the Umbrella and Small Bird set embellishments on my mini scene.

KC Impression Obsession Umbrella 4 right

I sponged in the sand using a Color Box stylus and foam tip.  I masked the sky area with a piece of Post-It Removable Labeling Tape and sponged in the ocean. I removed the tape and lightly sponged in the sky area using an ink blending tool and hand cut cloud template. I applied touches of liquid applique to the water to create the sea foam, smooshed it around with my finger to remove air bubbles and heat set. I lightly applied glossy accents over the liquid applique and sprinkled a light coating of diamond glitter. The sea oats were sketched in by hand using a distress marker.

KC Impression Obsession Umbrella 4 center

I attached the large square frame and framed scene to the card base with mounting tape.  I made the beach towel with strips of the cardstock and attached with rolled glue dots.  The umbrella was attached with a double layer of mounting tape. The three seagulls were lightly colored with a mini applicator and attached for the finishing touch.

KC Impression Obsession Umbrella 4 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.

Anna Wight

Daniela Dobson

Dina Kowal

Ellen Taylor

Jeanne Streiff

Karen Amidon

Jenny Gropp

Kittie Caracciolo

Laura Fulcher