The Impression Obsession team is showcasing some new images being introduced this week at CHA! You can visit the I.O. Blog each day this week for links to the previews. Be sure to leave a comment on each designer's posts throughout the week for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate daily from Impression Obsession!
Gary Robertson has some fun and whimsical garden gnomes in this release - here are a couple of his designs, which I painted with acrylic paints... this is Gnome on Bench...
...and Gnome on Swing.
If you're curious how I made the flowers, you may be surprised to know that I didn't use flower dies! These were made using the Mini Circle Tags die set pictured below, along with the Branch Die.
Here's how I made them.... Each flower has 6 layers of text-weight paper, attached in the center with a brad. I spritzed my flower with water as I was working, so each layer was damp as I crushed it up to the center. Crush the layers one at a time, until all 6 are pulled up around each other, then gently open them out. The water will help them keep their form when they dry.
Be sure to stop by tomorrow for our final day of new images - hope you're enjoying the hop!