Thursday, February 13, 2014

Impression Obsession DT Thursday

Welcome to this week's DT Thursday, brought to you by Impression Obsession! I created this card for a challenge on Splitcoast a week or 2 ago - the challenge was to emboss an image in white on kraft paper, then color it using a waterbrush. I love this Dahlia image with all its petals and details - it really was fun to color.

I combined the challenge with an Inspiration challenge, and chose this photo of a lily as a jumping point.


I did some loose coloring to add in the highlights and shadows using Inktense Pencils, then blended with a waterbrush. When the coloring was dry, I deepened the shadows with a dry pencil.



For the background I did some color washes using a wide brush, then laid a white pencil on its side to go around the edges.


The water was embossed by hand, using a folder from Darice and a Scor-Tool. I ran a white dye inkpad over the raised areas to highlight them. The Peace stamp can be found HERE.


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12 comments:

  1. Wonderful coloring! Makes me want to pull out my pencils...

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  2. This is stunning Dina. Thank you.

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  3. Eileen L. said....

    Beautiful, absolutely beautiful. Now I know for sure I want the Inktense
    pencils, was on the fence, but off now.

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  4. This card is absolutely stunning!! Amazing how well the watercolor pencils work on the kraft background.

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  5. You always make beautiful cards, but this one is absolutely stunning!

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  6. Gorgeous, such great dimension with your coloring!

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  7. My jaw has fallen and it can't get up!! Wow! A stunning work pf art Dina!!

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  8. Oh my -- word! Look at the richness, the depth, the eye popping goodness of the colors! I was working with these pencils today for the first time and well, it's going to be a long road of practice! Brilliant!

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  9. Absolutely stunning! On my way to order those amazing pencils!

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