Thursday, July 03, 2014

Impression Obsession DT Challenge: Colors of summer

The Impression Obsession team's challenge today is to create a project using the colors of summer.

I love this cool pool/ocean aqua with the warm orange-red... I actually made this card for a challenge last month on +Splitcoaststampers, and saved it to share today. The challenge was to be inspired by a book - either the content or the cover. I had just purchased this little book at Barnes and Noble, and was fascinated with the cover art. Here's my take:

My card base is a sheet of designer cardstock from K & Co - I layered it with a thin coat of acrylic paint, then stamped some images over the paint when it was dry. The hydrangea blossom was cut from the same cardstock. I inlaid those die cuts into my painted panel (tutorial coming soon!). The butterflies are cut from inked watercolor paper (it was a background piece that didn't work out for what I was trying to do, so it got tucked away for another day).

Stamps and dies I used:
Impulse, Thread Spool, Butterflies die set, Hydrangea die set

Be sure to check out these other designers' blogs for inspiration - and please join us in welcoming Karen to our team!

Anna @ Sassy & Sweet Notes
Daniela @ For the First Time
Dina @ Mama Dini's Stamperia ---- you're here
Ellen @ The Serendipitous Stamper
Jeanne @ Inky Paws
Jenny @ One Krafty Kat
Karen @ Paper Lilies and Ink
Kittie @ Kittie Kraft
Laura @ Laura's Stamp Art Journal
Vicki @ Summerthyme Studio

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. Gorgeous Card and perfect likeness to the book cover. Excellent Dina.

  2. Dina, I think you did a good job to case the book with you impression of artwork. beautifully done, an impressive, what an artist wants....have a good day.

  3. What a beautiful card inspired by your journal!! A lovely creation Dina!!

  4. Beautiful! Love how you altered and stamped on the patterned paper! I have so many of those 6x6 paper pads... Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

  5. This is a great use of dies Dina, love your card! Miranda