Monday, July 22, 2013

CHA Sneak Peeks Day 1

The Impression Obsession team is showcasing some new images being introduced this week at CHA! You can visit the I.O. Blog each day this week for links to the previews. Be sure to leave a comment on each designer's posts throughout the week for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate daily from Impression Obsession!

I don't always do this, but this week I'll be focusing on my own designs - this release is so diverse, that I want to make sure I get to showcase each collection and give a few ideas for each. What a fun privilege to be a part of both the artist team and design team!


The grunge and silhouette images were actually released earlier in the year, but they are taking a place at the CHA display booth as well. I wanted to steer my stamp line in a more defined 'mixed media' direction, and I've had so much fun creating backgrounds with the various elements in the collection.


The background on my first card was created with acrylic paints and Versafine inks. I love creating backgrounds in an instinctive and impulsive way - that happened on this project for sure! That's often why I don't document my background-building process - I'm not often sure what direction I'm going in when I start... also I'm running back and forth to rinse off blocks and brushes, or outside to spraypaint through a stencil, etc. One day I'll put together an online class on background techniques and variations.


This 'snakeskin' looking area of the card was created by scraping household caulking through a piece of wire screen with an old gift card. After it was dry, I dripped watered-down acrylic paint over the raised area. Love that bit of texture, and I felt it matched well with the rocker theme. I used that same piece of screen as a mask with spray paints, too.

Stamps I used:
http://www.iostamps.com/DINA/A13134.html
http://www.iostamps.com/DINA/E13130.html

http://www.iostamps.com/2CAC/CC081.html
http://www.iostamps.com/DINA/D13021.html

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

the Impression Obsession blog
Dina @ Mama Dini's Stamperia ------------ you are here
Ellen @ The Serendipitous Stamper
Jeanne @ Inky Paws
Jenny @ One Krafty Kat
Kittie @ Kittie Kraft
Laura @ Laura's Stamp Art Journal
Vicki @ Summerthyme Studio

Thanks for stopping by!


54 comments:

  1. Great background technique. Would like to try that sometime. Nice card. Edna

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  2. How awesome to have your own collection! Great stamps and I love the 'snakeskin' area. I was so intrigued by how you created it. (I would never have guessed screening)
    Thanks for sharing and good luck with your stamps! :)

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  3. Eileen L. said...

    Very interesting technique used. Loved your background and the colors you used.

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  4. Stunning texture!!! Wonderful card! How awesome to be on the artist team and the DT! I love the mix of stamps you used in the background. Can't wait to see all your designs this week!

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  5. Wow, what a gorgeous card! Love that background :) Looking forward to this week!

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  6. Terrific card! I'm with you with backgrounds sometimes they just happen and you don't remember what you did. thanks for sharing.
    stamping sue
    http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

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  7. Neat card and he is AWESOME!

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  8. Awesome! love the technique!

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  9. Love your creative use of the screen and great for you to tell us how to do that - what a neat background technique!

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  10. Love this time of year when new things are being introduced! Your snakeskin background is amazing, Dina!

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  11. Awesome background, love the texture and colors, perfect for the silhouette.TFS

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  12. Cool background technique!

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  13. I love your card... great snakeskin background..
    I am going to try that soon on one of my projects.
    Thanks for sharing

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  14. I do love you background, texture and colors! And I think moving towards the mixed media is a great idea, love this range.

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  15. What a fun card! Love the technique you used.

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  16. the background is awesome.

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  17. You be awesome in artistic design and creativity!! Outstanding artwork!

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  18. i love the texture, the colours and the techniques; how amazing to be able to play with your own images.

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  19. That textured background with your image absolutely rocks! Pun intended.

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  20. Gorgeous background, love the texture & colours. I also love to play with mix media, it's great fun.

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  21. Very cool card - love the colors and texture!!

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  22. Cannot wait for you to put out your background explanations. This one is really awesome. Also love the colors and stamped images.

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  23. Hi Dina, I love your new collection of stamps! I am so glad that the Posthumus shop has ordered them! warm greet Miranda

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  24. Cannot wait for you to publish your background techniques. This one is really awesome. Love your stamped images and the colors too.

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  25. AWESOME card!!!Love the stamp!!!

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  26. The 'snakeskin' detail is amazing! How creative you are! Beautiful card.

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  27. I think this card is awesome! I love the snakeskin-looing background, and the beautiful colors including the damask and postal collage. Also like the repeated diamond pattern behind the rocker. Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

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  28. Amazing background! love the snake skin look.

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  29. Wow! That background is fabulous! Great combined with that silhouette stamp!

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  30. Your background is so beautiful! I will have to look at it more closely after the hop to see how you did it!

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  31. Love the color and dimension of the background.

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  32. Nice background ideas and great sentiment.

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  33. great card, love the colors you used. great stamp set also. tfs

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  34. you are amazing!
    wonderful card!
    Sandra ltb

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  35. Love this. Can't wait to see all of your new stamps this week!

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  36. Love that texture! Cool creation!

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  37. Super background! You've created some great stamped images.

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  38. Wow - fabulous card! Love these stamps, especially the sentiment.

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  39. Dina, your blog is one of my favorites. I am always in awe of your wonderful creativity. This card definitely fits right in. Really great.

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  40. Your background is 'awesome!'

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  41. Love your background technique! Will be checking all your new stamps.

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  42. "Awesome" card!! This would make a great card for the "hubs"!!!

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  43. What fantastic textures and colors, the background is really a work of art!

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  44. How neat is this! Lovely background colors! :) Nancee

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  45. Love the rock star dude!

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  46. This is a great card! Fantastic!
    Nelda Deakins

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  47. This is a GREAT masculine card. I LOVE the colors!!!

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  48. Love the sentiment with that stamp. And that background is beautiful. TFS

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  49. Wow!! Such a Neat Card!! Thanks for sharing and have a Fabulous Week!! ;)

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  50. Really neat card and ideas!
    PH

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  51. Great card - love all the colors! Thanks for sharing! Hugs, Donna

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