Sunday, October 13, 2013


Kyra has an interesting challenge for us over in the Mix-Ability forum at Splitcoaststampers - we're supposed to add gridlines to a line art image or to a die cut. She's got some photo examples and stepped-out instructions if you'd like to try this yourself! Can't say I'd do this again... but there's a reason we call these 'challenges'!! Right? Here's my card:

The image I used is one of the exclusive digital stamps I drew for my pencil coloring class, Pencil Basics. I drew in a random grid on each petal, at different angles depending on the direction of the petal's center, then filled in some of the rectangles with a Touch Twin Marker. I colored in the background with the same marker (CG6), and then colored the flowers with Prismacolor Pencils and Montana Acrylic Markers.

For the background, I used a variety of stamps from Impression Obsession. The sentiments is one of my favorites from Heart and Soul Rubber Stamp Co.!

We'd love to have you join us this week!

Crazy week - we finished up health class last Friday, and I was hoping for a restful week "just homeschooling"... but ended up having some students with family emergencies, a toddler on campus with symptoms of pneumonia, and no house help! So much for resting, and "just homeschooling"! So thankful for the weekend, and the 'good' exhausted feeling that comes from serving others. Have a great day! xo

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Dina, you're amazing woman! And I love your art work, including this latest card. I read you thought you might not try this again. I think it's beautiful and I love the grid on the petals. It's so unique looking. I hope you'll reconsider.

    Susie ~

  2. Beautiful card!!Your work is awesome!!!

  3. I just love your work
    It is so unusual and beautiful
    I look forward each day to see another master piece

  4. Beautiful! Love the colors!

  5. So stunning Dina, and I love purple so it gets all the better. Wonderful job. You have so much talent lady that you share with us out here in blog land.

  6. Francie in Montreal10/14/2013 1:59 PM

    Wish i knew the superlatives to describe your card. It's a thing of beauty. Just like you and your work.

  7. Dina, I've been smitten with your work for some time and I continue to be impressed with your talent. Thank you for sharing with us.