Tuesday, July 7, 2009

A Very, Very, Very Fine House



Our house is a very, very fine house
With two cats in the yard
Life used to be so hard
Now everything is easy
'Cause of you
Crosby, Stills & Nash - "Our House"

I'm smitten with the new Impression Obsession images illustrated by Gary Robertson. Doesn't this house look like a place where everything would be easy? The details are incredible -- the beautiful flowers in the window boxes, the letter box by the front door, the wrought-iron gate, the working shutters (oh, how I'd love to have a home with those). There's even a cat - can you find it?

I did my coloring mostly with Copic markers, then added some extra shading and a bit of blue sky using Prismacolors and Gamsol. The papers are from the My Mind's Eye Bella Bella French Flea Market collection. I embellished with some May Arts Ivory Crochet Ribbon, Kaiser Craft black pearls, Offray black satin ribbon, and some machine stitching. The sentiment is from Impression Obsession's Mini Messages set.

You'll find a selection of Impression Obsession images, including the house stamp I used today, in the Stamper's Dream store.

Thanks for visiting!

41 comments:

Niki Estes said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Amy! I love the colors, layers, and lace!

Barbara said...

Breathtaking, Amy! Stunningly beautiful. EVERYTHING is perfect. A very, very, very fine house indeed.

Shannan Teubner said...

Definitely looks like a place where everything is darn near perfect! Love these images!

Rachel Hope said...

OH MY! I just sent the link to this post and told my friend that sometimes someone makes a card that makes me want to pack away all my supplies and call it quits...this is one of those cards!!! (I mean that in a good way!! :D) STUNNING!!!!

Desire Fourie said...

This is truly stunning. What a fantastic image which you have coloured masterfully and yes, I spotted the kitty next to the barrel. Hugs from Desire

Lori Craig said...

Gorgeous...

Barb said...

I am crazy about architecture, especially cozy houses. Your card is gorgeous! I want to just ring the doorbell and go on in! It reminds me of the townhouse my son used to have in Old Towne Alexandria -- I miss that house. Beautiful!

Barb

Jackie said...

Beautiful!! Can u believe I don't own any impression obsession but after this thats about to change:)

Katie said...

That is just so gorgeous!
Fabulous and certainly a house I'd love to be in :)

Michelle (Lady2cu) said...

This is INDEED a very, very, very fine house. You know I'm going to be singing that song for days now, don't you? :-)

Beautifully done in true AMY style! Gorgeous coloring, and the Bella papers are perfect with it. Your layout and design compliment this just perfectly!

Gabriela said...

A very very very fine house indeed! However, in an old house in Paris all covered with vines, lived twelve little girls in two stratight lines. In two straight lines they broke their bread, in two straight lines they went to bed...

Paula Barin said...

Fine house indeed!!! Love the colouring, absolutely gorgeous.

Silke said...

WOW - Amy - this card is fabulous!!! Love your coloring!!! Fab layout too!!! Hugs ~S~

Deborah Saaranen said...

This is gorgeous Amy-- I can certainly see the appeal of David's illustrations--especially when you color and use them! This one reminds me of a David Winter cottage...

Deborah Saaranen said...

Opps...Gary's illustrations! See, I had David Winter on the mind!

Pam Speidel said...

STUNNING! and yes, it really is a very, very, very FINE house! You brought it to life with your coloring and attention to detail. OUTSTANDING, as always Amy! :)

June Houck said...

You did an amazing job on the barrel, brick foundation, and the door....not to mention the flower boxes, watering can, and yellow house!!! Your attention to detail is why your cards are so awe inspiring.

AlienAnessa said...

Holy moses, you insanely rocked this card!! It is beyond gorgeous, wowy!!! =)

Crystal said...

Wow ! HGTV would love this one !!!

~Lori (loree2000 SCS) said...

Such a stunning stamp!! I love that you "painted" the house yellow. It's so inviting! Beautiful card!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

Just GORGEOUS Amy! I wish I had a house like this!!

Crafty Cath said...

WOW. This is stunning! Simple yet elegant and your coloring is breathtaking. I'd love to receive a card like this and I'm enticed to buy the stamp. Thanks for sharing.

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Wow, Amy, stunning!!

Angella D. Crockett said...

Omigosh, Amy! This just might be one of my faves ever of yours!!!! Totally, totally, incredibly awesome!!!!! God Bless!

Chriss Blagrave said...

Another beautimous one Amy! Love the layout, colours/shading, all of the very, very fine details!

Dawn Easton said...

Amy, this is absolutely BREATHTAKING! Your shading is always amazing!

Jessie/knightrone said...

Stunning!! Truly gorgeous Amy!!

Sandee said...

OMGOSH!!!!! I am speechless! This is gorgeous!

Emily said...

Incredible Amy! When can I move in????

Norine said...

just beautiful
Hugs
Norine

Debbie said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Your coloring is exquisite.

Marimer said...

Uaaahuuu!!!, es fantástico, impresionante este trabajo, estás haciendo historia dentro del mundo del scrap y yo soy afortunada de poder acceder a tu blog. Increible. Saludos.

Linda said...

This card almost looks 3-D!!!
Beeeeeeutimous!!!
Linda Bien

Conniecrafter said...

Your house reminds me of one that was in a little town we lived in when we were stationed in England, love the flowers, and your layout!

Sonya said...

Beautiful house and with the flowerboxes says "Welcome Home!" I love the "weight" the stiching adds!

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

***THUD*** HOLY COW!!!! Amy this is spectacular!!! So much detail, perfectly coloured, beautiful design, PEARLS (you know I love pearls!!)....absolutely FANTASTIC!!!

Oh - and I found the cat!!! :)

Nancy Riley said...

Very GRAND!!!! Gorgeous job with this, AMY!

pezadoodle said...

wow excellent! i have been eyeing those myself!

hey i have a little goodie bag for you and i need to get kim's paper!
hugs

Angella D. Crockett said...

I'm back for another look! I cannot get enough of this one!!! Drooling......staring......more drooling....:)

Jerri Kay said...

Oh my gosh, Amy this has got to be the most stunning "house" card I've seen! It's fabulous girl! Totally love the image and your design!

dpkennedy said...

Holy moly I can't believe how realistic and awesome looking this is! You rock!

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