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Thursday, May 5, 2011

Your Favorite Impression Obsession Image Challenge

Good Morning Everyone!

The Impression Obsession Pick Your Favorite IO Image Challenge starts today.  Be sure to visit their web site to view the Design team's cards as well as cards that customers submit for the challenge. 

I am not sure when or where my fascination with pitchers and wash basins began, but I suspect it may have evolved when I was young and was a fan of the Little House in the Big Woods series. I do know that my friend Linda gave me a gorgeous yellow spatterware wash basin filled with silk daisies for a bridal shower gift. I do remember my mother made iced tea in a white milk glass pitcher. She filled the pitcher with tea bags, hot water and butter knives. As a child I wondered why knives were needed to make iced tea!

When I saw Impression Obsession's Wash Basin wooden stamp I knew I had to add it to my collection. The beautiful shading on it makes it an image that can stand alone on a card. It can also be filled with flowers.

I stamped the wash basin with some brown Color Box ink, embossed it and ran it through the Swiss Dots Cuttlebug embossing folder. My mother's iced tea pitcher had raised white dots on it. I stamped the daisy that is on the pitcher repeatedly on some yellow tag, embossed them, and fussy cut them out. I added a tiny brown brad to each of their centers.

My papers are all from SEI. The "tablecloth" is a 2.5 inch square of paper that is folded diagonally. I fussy cut the wash basin and then used foam tape to attach it to the layering papers. The daisies are attached with glue dots.

I left the inside of the card blank. I feel this would make a nice get well, thank you, birthday, or all occasion note card.

Have a great day!


Shirley said...

How creative, Carol. This is lovely and so are all of the daisies! Thank you for playing and good luck in our drawing too!

Cindy said...

Why did she need the knives? I haven't a clue!

Carol Hartery said...

I am pretty sure that the knives absorbed the heat from the boiling water so that the pitcher wouldn't crack.

Jenny Gropp said...

LOL... had me wondering about the knives too!!! Lovely card and loved the story. Great idea to emboss with Swiss Dots folder after it was stamped too!

Shannon White said...

Miss Carol, this is so lovely! I have a thing for Pitchers too, I have a collection and some around the house, I love to put flowers in them. My Aunt used to make tea that way too and yes, she also used the knives to absorb the heat so the pitcher wouldn't crack.. 8-)

Carol Hartery said...

Shannon that is so cool. Cool that you love pitchers too and cool that your aunt put knives in her pitcher too. I was beginning to think that my mother was the only one who had done that!