Thursday, February 21, 2013

Impression Obsession DT Challenge: What's your hobby?

The Impression Obsession team's challenge today is to create a card that reflects a hobby or favorite pastime.

You all know me - I love to paint... so I made a painty mixed media card with a fun new technique! I'll share a video tomorrow that gives instructions for doing it yourself, so be sure to pop back and check that out.

This is an older favorite stamp called Seaside Scene - it's colored with Shinhan Premium Watercolors, using lots of water in the drippy areas just for fun.

I used a white pencil to add the lines on the water - I think those reflection lines help add some realism to ocean scenes.

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
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. Lovely card, your painting is gorgeous. Tanks for sharing.

    Johanne L.

  2. Gorgeous scene and watercoloring!

  3. Oh, I just love this. I will be back for the tutorial. I am not an artist but I sure do like learning new things. This is beautiful.

  4. Gorgeous painting- cannot wait to see the new technique when you post it! Love the reflection of the lighthouse and the white pencil lines- such depth!

  5. The watercolor effect is perfect for this image, love how you tied the button too...

  6. Wow! Your painting is beautiful, wish I had at least a thimble-full of your talent! Gorgeous card.

  7. LOVEEEEE this!! i've been really enjoying watercolors lately and this is 100% pure eye candy!

  8. Virginia P FL2/21/2013 5:42 PM

    Lovely, lovely card makes me homesick for New England coast.

  9. Oh My! but you are SO talented! Love this!

  10. Beautiful!Love your painting,Cannot wait to see your video,Have a good day...

  11. Love the way it turned out and can't wait to see the video tomorrow. I've tried water color and don't do well with it. Guess I'll just have to keep practicing. Edna

  12. Dina! Love this style of painting! Lovely, as usual! Going to look for video! Thanks for sharing Sister!!

    Take care and STAY POSITIVE!

  13. Another fabulous card, the water coloring beautiful, I love how you added the button, I'm excited to see the video, thanks so much for sharing..

  14. Dina Dear, this absolutely took my breath away. You are an extremely talented water colorist. I had to sit and look and look and look! And yes.....the white pencil lines added another level of realism to this scene.

  15. Beautiful! Really love this!!