Impression Obsession – Life is Gourd


The current challenge at Impression Obsession is called On the Farm, and I immediately knew which IO set I owned that I wanted to use for this. These images and sentiment are from a set called Gourdous, which I think is so fun! I fell in love with this farm truck and I like that you could use this with so many of the little images that come in sets like hearts, presents, even snowflakes… or in my case, the gourds that are included in this same set. I created a mask for the truck to tuck the gourds inside and a mask of some of the gourds so I could make it look like some were behind the others. Here’s another view:


This image was super quick to watercolor with Tombow markers. BTW, I’m so pleased with the order I made a week or so ago from Marker Universe. The Tombows I ordered arrived quickly and I had no issues with missing items or dry markers. I still need to complete my swatch sheets but I did test each marker to make sure it was juicy. It was so much fun to play with the new assortment of colors and I now have the full set. Tombow markers blend out really well when used on bristol paper which is smooth and can handle the water. While not as durable as watercolor paper, its smoothness lends itself to stamping well, and the pigment of the markers doesn’t stain and leave streaks.


I’m feeling a bit like a farmer myself, finally starting to harvest food from my little victory garden I started after Covid when the food supply looked unstable. I’m still a couple weeks out from peak season, but its been nice to reap some of the benefits from all the work we put into it so far. I’ve already harvested some tomatoes and pretty soon I’ll be up to my eyeballs in squash!!! Gourdous!

ETA: 6/22/20 This card was chosen as the winner at The Paper Girls *AND* I was asked to be a GDT for their next challenge!!!

Paper Girls Badge

ETA: 8/10/20 This card was also picked as the Top Scribbler at Scribbles Designs!!! The prize is $10 in digi images! Whoo-hoo!

sd dt top 3


I am submitting this card to the following challenges:

11 comments on “Impression Obsession – Life is Gourd

  1. Fabulous card. It’s a lovely stamp. Thanks for joining us at Sparkles Monthly Challenge. Love Dawn x


  2. Love the coloring job you’ve done on this card and I really like the placement of the buttons, make the card really pop! TY for playing with us at The Paper Funday Challenge.


  3. Wonderful coloring, and love that punny sentiment. Thanks so much for playing along at Time Out.


  4. Great masculine card and love the buttons.Thank you for joining us at Creative Craft Cottage
    Carol DT x


  5. An awesome creation. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation with us at Sparkles Monthly Challenges.
    Cathy DT Member


  6. A beautiful and warm card! And colouring with them is always fun…
    Your garden looks so good! Great that you can eat from what you grow! Thank you for joining us at TIME OUT!


  7. Hi just popping back to say-Thank you for joining us at Dragonfly Dreams
    Carol DT x


  8. Your coloring is amazing! And the detail with the gourds and masking was brilliant, it all came together beautifully. Thank you so much for joining the colour challenge with the Paper Girls Challenge Blog!


  9. I love your card, thanks for joining us at the Dragonfly Dreams Challenge.
    Hugs Ilonka DT


  10. A great card with an autumnal feel to it and thank you for sharing your own summer garden. My tomatoes are blooming nicely and I’m looking forward to my garden grown veggies. How wonderful that you can already enjoy some of yours!
    Thanks so much for joining in at my Crafty Wednesday challenge where it’s all about the ‘Summer Garden’!
    Ellibelle’s Corner


  11. What a gorgeous truck! This is such a fun “down on the farm” card!


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