Thursday, November 15, 2012

Impression Obsession DT Challenge: Happy Fall, Y'all!

The Impression Obsession team's challenge today is to create a card with a Fall theme!

I love this Maple Leaves stamp, and I've been having so much fun with my acrylic paints lately - I've also been trying to work on realistic shadows, so I played with that a little here too.

One hint for mixed media type painting - when I stamp and paint, I always keep a sheet of cardstock underneath my work. All the ink, gesso, and paint that goes off the edges of my piece as I'm working goes onto that sheet, and whatever leftover paint I have in my palette goes onto that sheet. When it gets messy and painty enough, it gets cut up and used as the base for a painting. This panel base started off that way!

This is also my sample card for a new challenge over at Designed to Color, which will post later today. Can you guess what the challenge theme is?

Here's another painted card using the same stamp, and this week's sketch challenge at Splitcoaststampers - I also used French Letter, CAC Script, and Paris Registre to fill in my background. The die is from Cheery Lynn Designs.

Be sure to check out these other designers' blogs for inspiration -

Daniela @ For the First Time
Jeanne @ Inky Paws
Jenny @ One Krafty Kat
Kittie @ Kittie Kraft
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. Beautiful creations, Dina! You are amazing :)

  2. Wow!Wow!Wow! these are simply stunning ! LOVE them!
    Hugs x

  3. Very painterly, absolutely unique. The background stamping in the second card is lovely too.

  4. Wow Dina, your cards are gorgeous, I love them, so artistic and the colours of the 2nd one, I am in awe.....great work, warm greet Miranda

  5. Both are gorgeous creations Dina. I love the backgrounds, very artistic cards.

  6. Amazing creations, Dina.....and a great tip about saving the scrap paper to use in other creations!

  7. Gorgeous card, Dina! Love everything about it!

  8. Awesome cards! Who would have believed the beautiful background started out as your scrap paper! It looks like you spent hours making it just perfect!

  9. What a cool idea- LOVE it and I am going to give it a try! Love your realistic shadows- and love the purples too. Gorgeous always : ) Thanks for the inspiration.

  10. Two absolutely gorgeous cards!

  11. I love every single thing you do. Beautiful cards today - the colors are amazing!

  12. Francie in Montreal11/16/2012 4:06 PM

    I am in awe of your creative abilities. Again, these two cards just knock my socks off. Wow!

  13. Dina -- once again your masterpieces are jaw dropping works of art. Thank you so much for sharing.

  14. Beautiful cards! On the first, love the deep shadows and the button detail, and on the second, beautiful range of colors, love the purples. Really nice! Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

  15. Gorgeous Dina - truly a work of art. Hugs