Thursday, January 05, 2012

Impression Obsession DT Challenge: Hearts and Flowers

The Impression Obsession team's challenge today is to create a card using hearts and/or flowers. If you look around you may see some new Valentine or upcoming Spring images. I LOVE this release!!

I chose one of Alesa Baker's new images called Worn Rose Branch - I stamped it in Memento Pear Tart, and used Touch Twin Markers to add color to the roses and leaves. The colors I used are below. I also used a marker to color the ribbon - since I don't want to travel with lots of ribbon, I have just gotten different types of white ribbon (satin, wire-edged, organza, seam binding), and am using markers to color it when I need to. I love that versatility!The image is stamped on a Twinchie Square from Inchie Arts. These are the Touch Twin Markers that I used.... instead of using a light, medium and dark shade for each color, I just used light and dark and practiced blending tip-to-tip. Be sure to check out these other designers' blogs for inspiration -

Daniela @ For the First Time
Jeanne @ Inky Paws
Jenny @ One Krafty Kat
Julie @ Out to Impress
Laura @ Laura's Stamp Art Journal
Vicki @ Summerthyme Studio

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 for stopping by!


  1. Hi Dina, what a beauty and that technique is beautiful! I use m ribbons the same way, it's easy and fits always perfect!
    Wishing you also the very best this new year and stay creating your beautiful work!
    warm greetz from Holland, Miranda

  2. Very pretty card, Dina - thanks for the inspiration!

  3. Beautiful card, Dina - thanks for the inspiration!

  4. Love the color pallete Dina!

  5. So Beautiful Miss Dina! Love the colors you used! So rich and Delicate all at the same time! 8-)

    Wishing you and your family a Very Happy, Healthy and Prosperous 2012!

    Big hugs
    Shannon 8-)

  6. Love your card....ok, so I love all of your cards...they are also very inspiring.

  7. Beautiful and serene looking card! Love that new stamp! TFS

  8. Subtle smooth coloring, thanks for sharing colors used. Such a welcoming, inviting feel to this card. well done.mt23stamperatyahoo
    Keep Looking UP!