Thursday, May 19, 2011

Impression Obsession DT Challenge: Black and White

The Impression Obsession team's challenge today is to use only black and white on a card. I cheated a little bit, and added a tiny bit of color using Citrus Crush Ultrafine Flower Soft. Here's a close up on the detail first:

.....and my card. I used Adirondack Pitch Black dye ink to watercolor the scene (Wheelbarrow with Flowers), picking up ink from the lid of my inkpad with a waterbrush. The background stamp (Cover-a-Card Reverse Damask) was inked with the same black ink, and misted lightly before stamping.Be sure to check out these other designers' blogs for inspiration -

Daniela @ For the First Time

Jeanne @ Inky Paws

Julie @ Out to Impress

Kathy @ Watermelon Sugar

Laura @ Laura's Stamp Art Journal

Remember you can enter these challenges too, using your Impression Obsession stamps! See the I.O. blog for all the details - you might even win a $25 gift certificate!! We'd love to have you join us.

Thanks so much for stopping by!


  1. Love your card! The black and white makes the image almost look like you hand drew it and the little touch of yellow with the flowersoft give it such a punch. Gorgeous!
    Thank you for sharing! :)

  2. This is so beautiful! It has a 3D effect and looks as if it's trying to come out of my screen! Lol! Love the flower soft! ~kurlygirl Kurly-Q

  3. Gorgeous Dina, love that image.

  4. Wow Miss Dina!
    this is fabulous! I agree it looks like the image is coming right off the page! 8-) SO Beautiful and elegant!
    Thanks so much for the inspiration! 8-)


  5. The black and white really pops your glowers. Great design.

  6. Dina, This card is magnificent! Haven't ogled a card this much in a long time. A really fab design! Blessings.

  7. Wow! I'm glad you cheated. The touch of yellow really makes this a stand-out!