Thursday, July 6, 2017

New IO Challenge: It's getting Hot in Here!

Today the team from Impression Obsession is kicking off the new challenge, 'It's Getting Hot in Here!"

For more information on the new challenge and how to enter, please visit the Impression Obsession blog by clicking HERE.  A random challenge card will be selected from entrants to showcase on the IO blog and you can be entered to win a $25 gift certificate to IO just by playing!

Since this Minnesota girl just got back yesterday from spending four days melting in the Las Vegas heat, this hot challenge was timely.   As much as I love the hustle and spectacle of Vegas, with 100+ degree temps, I'd much rather have been at the beach.  This girl does not appreciate heat that well.  LOL

But I sure do love the warm colors for this challenge.

Thoughts MC659,  Thoughts word die DIE372-D, Large Glasses die DIE481-M and Hill Landscape Layers DIE343-T, watercolor paper and paints, misc cardstock and mirrored sheets.

I watercolored the background using Sennelier Aquarelle watercolors on Canson Montval watercolor paper, then built up the sandy dunes using various cardstock cut with the Hill Landscape Layers dies and foam tape.  The sunglasses were cut from a flexible mirror sheet.  The mirrored sheet is a bit thick for my Big Shot, so I did have to hand trim it out just a bit.  I left the lenses intact, then cut the sunglasses from purple self-adhesive glitter paper and adhered them on top of the mirrored glasses, this time leaving the lenses out, so the mirrored lenses would stay visible.  I tucked the glasses just behind the first layer of the sand.

The Greeting was added last using the Thoughts stamp and word die cut.

Thanks for visiting today!  For more It's Getting Hot in Here inspiration, visit the team members' blogs listed below:

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  1. This is such a fun scene! Awesome card my dear!

  2. ...and now we have the heat here! Anyway, love your card and it so appropriate. Made me smile.