Thursday, May 01, 2014

Impression Obsession DT Challenge: Fruits & Veggies

The Impression Obsession team's challenge today is to create a project using a fruit or vegetable image. I ended up using just dies to create my card, no stamps at all.

I started by running the Large Bird on Branch die through my Big Shot using the embossing plates, so it just created an impression on the watercolor card. I used that outline to guide my watercoloring, done with  Aquamarkers, and Distress markers.

I cut the branches (Leafy Branch) from another watercolor panel, colored them lightly with watercolor markers, then spritzed them to blend the color. The apples are actually cherries from the Cupcake die set.

I thought the Large Fence die helped ground the scene just a little more.

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

Anna @ Sassy & Sweet Notes
Daniela @ For the First Time
Dina @ Mama Dini's Stamperia ---- you're here
Jeanne @ Inky Paws
Jenny @ One Krafty Kat
Kittie @ Kittie Kraft
Laura @ Laura's Stamp Art Journal

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. So gorgeous Dina, just love the cards you girls are doing for the hop.

  2. I love the subtlety of your bird and the overall effect of the card. So soothing and pretty! TFS!


  3. This is so pretty! Very nicely done!

  4. Very cute apple tree and how you used the cherry to create them.

  5. Dina - this is beautiful!
    I want you to know my prayers are with you and your family at this time.

  6. Lovely bird, with the red breast. matches the apples. Bet he love them too.....cute card.

  7. Thanks for sharing your lovely card.