Monday, January 06, 2014

CHA Sneak Peeks Day 1


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 our designers' posts throughout the week for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate daily from Impression Obsession!


I wanted to share some of my own designs today - several of the flowers in this collection are flowers that are native to the area of Asia where I live... these are sketches I did when we were enjoying family  time away from home so they have special memories connected to them for me. This one is called Orchid Sketch.


I stamped this orchid image several times on watercolor paper, then started to work on the background - the background is colored with Denim dye reinker. In a few areas, I stamped into the background using a stamp misted with water, then dabbed the wet ink away - I love the way this particular ink separates when water is added to it. The orchids were colored using Shinhan Premium Watercolors.

Other stamps I used:
Live Dare, Spice Ad, Chainlink Texture
 
Be sure to check out these other designers' blogs for inspiration -

the Impression Obsession blog
Anna @ Sassy & Sweet Notes
Daniela @ For the First Time
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!


108 comments:

  1. Love the intense colors~Wow!

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  2. Hi Dinan. Your card with it's jolt of color and bold image is truly a work of art. It seems as if should be framed and hanging on a wall. i am inspired to be more colorful in my card making. Thank you!

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  3. Oh, WOW! This is amazing! Such gorgeous depth and texture!

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  4. Beautiful orchid stamp! Color contrast is fabulous.

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  5. Eileen L. said...

    Love orchids sadly cant keep the real ones alive. Your color is gorgeous.

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  6. it's beautiful, Dina, and thanx for both adding info about the technique and providing the inspiration!

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  7. What gorgeous flowers and a beautiful card. My mother-in-law grows orchids and would love cards made with your stamps!

    Penny

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  8. Very striking card! I love the watercolors!
    Pam
    scrap-n-sewgranny.blogspot.com

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  9. WOW! Does that ever pop! Can't decide if it is the blue or the gold but together they are amazing!

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  10. So cool, how the one petal extends into the sentiment!

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  11. Wow, Dina, this card is beautiful. I love the colors and your fab orchids.

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  12. Wow, Dina, this is gorgeous. I love the colors and your fab orchids.

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  13. I'd frame it, looks live a painting, love it!

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  14. beautiful color!!!!!!! so striking!

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  15. Janet Lindstrom1/06/2014 10:18 AM

    Orchids are an absolute favorite of mine!

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  16. Wow! Cool colors for a spring card.

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  17. very pretty, a wonderful feel of watercolor, like the textured feel the flower has, cool background too!

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  18. Wow!!
    This is SO BEAUTIFUL!! I LOVE the Bright Colors!! Such a Great Design!! THaNKS for sharing and have a Fabulous Week!! ;)

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  19. Great bkgrd and your new orchid design is beautiful! As always, wonderful coloring. :)

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  20. This is so pretty. I especially like the way you stamped/created the background.

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  21. Beautiful work, Dina. The orchid looks great against the blue background.

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  22. Beautiful card! Love the intense colors too!

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  23. Gorgeous colours. Love the intensity of the blues which set of the flower beautifully.

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  24. The orchids are fabulous! Wooooow!

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  25. Your cards always leave me shaking my head in amazement. You are SO creative!

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  26. Very pretty!!! Also like the color combo!

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  27. Wow - this is wonderful. Love the blue background.

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  28. Love that orchid! So beautifully colored against your blue background. Gorgeous!

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  29. What rich colors and depth to the card! Thanks for sharing how you achieved such richness.

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  30. Wonderful techniques and such a beautiful image!!!

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  31. Great detail on the orchid.

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  32. Love your orchilds and watercolor. I hope I am commenting on the blog hop for the challenge. You have so many nice cards using IO. TFS

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  33. Beautiful card! Love the artistic nature and intensity!

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  34. This Orchad Sketch stamp is gorgeous! How clever of you to draw like that!

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  35. I love the way you colored the orchid. I am really into orchids right now. They grow so numerous and varied here in Australia. The combination of gold-yellow browns and denim background are stunning. Love your artistry.

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  36. I love the rich vibrant colors on your card!

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  37. Hi Dina -love the blue and flower on you card creation - it is so lovely!

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  38. Very vibrant BLUE. Love it.
    PH

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  39. Beautiful card! Love the strong colors, and both the background and the flower watercoloring looks awesome. Love your new sentiments/quotes, the crane, the lanterns...awesome job! Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

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  40. How beautiful! I loved the contrasting color! I am happy to see more exotic flowers coming out. I am in South America and orchids are widely spread here.

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  41. What wonderful bright and brilliant colors, gorgeous bold flowers too!

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  42. love your bg! great colors!

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  43. Absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for the inspiration. :D
    Janet
    moosisk@hotmail.com

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  44. Absolutely beautiful card. Love it.

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  45. So pretty, I always enjoy your postings

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  46. Dina you always pull out the stops. Lovely card. TFS.

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  47. Incredibly striking! Love your work with colors.

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  48. Spectacular card! Gorgeous color combination! Beautiful flower stamp!

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  49. Your b'ground is gorgeous as are those amazing orchids!

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  50. Love the background and coloring of your orchids.

    Margie F

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  51. Dina your orchid is absolutely beautiful. You are very talented!

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  52. Awesome card and stamp. Thanks for sharing

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  53. Hi Dina,
    I always enjoy your posts! I really like the colors you used! The quote is also very inspiring! Great job!

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  54. Love this demonstration that showcases blending personal art with products.

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  55. The color intensity is beautiful! Fantastic design!
    TrishG

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  56. I am loving these stamps and your card is lovely!

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  57. The background really makes the orchid pop.

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  58. Gorgeous card! Love the bold colors.

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  59. The colors remind of my high school. Thanks for the memory!

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  60. beautiful card! Thanks for sharing!

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  61. OMG, Dina. This is stunning!

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  62. This card reminds me of something Leonardo de Vinci would paint, stunning.

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  63. Very striking card! Love the sketch.

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  64. Love the background you created behind your beautiful orchids !!!

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  65. Lovely card.
    The design is
    great and colors
    are beautiful.
    Carla from Utah

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  66. beautiful! Dina - you really have a way with ... with ... with everything!
    Sandra ltb

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  67. Wow, the colors are bold and look great together. I must try this color combination some time soon.

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  68. Sooo pretty!Orchid is beautiful!

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  69. sooo pretty!! love your orchid!

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  70. I so admire your work. Thank you for sharing.

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  71. Gorgeous - love the gold.

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  72. Lovely blue background!! Beautiful Orchids Dina!

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  73. Oh, my goodness....that is GORGEOUS!!!
    Love those bold colors.
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

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  74. Beautiful flowers and beautiful card

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  75. Your coloring gives such depth and beautiful texture to the orchid. I could almost reach out and touch it. Thanks for sharing.

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  76. Dina, love your drawings and water coloring. Orchids are my favorite flowers, I just wish I could grow them. Keep up the wonderful work.

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  77. The colors are so vibrant, they just draw you in. Gorgeous!

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  78. Wonderfull card with beautiful colors and beautiful flowers ! kisses from France

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  79. Gorgeous, wouldn't it be pretty framed...love it!!

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  80. Love the stamped background. Cool!

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  81. Beautiful flowers and card...you make them look so beautiful!

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  82. You're coloring is so amazing! Beautiful background also. It all comes together so nicely.

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  83. I'm hopping tuesday and then monday. This card is breath taking either way.

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  84. This is a very unusual color combination and is very eye-catching. I really like the background texture and that deep blue color. Lovely!

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  85. This is a beautiful creation. It looks more like a watercolour creation. TFS. Got to get me this stamp! xx

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  86. Beautiful! You are so wonderfully talented. Thanks for sharing!

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  87. So pretty! Beautiful card! Nancee :)

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