Thursday, August 21, 2014

Impression Obsession DT Challenge: The gift of friendship

The Impression Obsession team's challenge today is to create a project that celebrates friendship.

This is a card I created for the recent CHA Paper Arts Show - the main panel is a single layer of watercolor paper, masked with Frog Tape, which is pretty amazing stuff! If you go to look for it at your hardware store, look for the roll that is yellow and designed for delicate surfaces. There was hardly any seeping of water or paint under the edge, and it pulled away from the paper very easily.

I stamped along the edge of the mask with Small Rose Bouquet and used Distress Markers and a waterbrush to color them in and add some more color to the base. I stamped lightly with Cover-A-Card Broken Chainlink, holding the stamp slightly curved in my hand to just stamp in a few places.

The word stamps are HERE and HERE.

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
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. This is beautiful. Love the roses.

  2. Beautiful. A lovely piece of art. The roses are coloured so skilfully. Masking with the Frog Tape is a great idea.

  3. love your watercolor, never thought about the frog tape, thanks for info, hard to know at times what will work and what won't. this is a gorgeous creation. love the yellow flowers,and the sentiment.

  4. Beautiful card, Dina. I have admired it from the time I first saw it. I love your watercolor techniques and would be happy to try and CASE this piece of friendship artwork - delightful.

  5. Wow, Dina, this is gorgeous! I love the soft watery feel to your flowers, and that background is so delicate!! Stunning card! I actually picked up the yellow Frog tape at Lowe's quite a while ago, so I'm excited to hear that it works so well! Now to brave into the unknown! Hehe!! Thanks for your wonderful inspiration - as always! Hugs!

  6. Beautiful colours and a wonderful water-colour effect in this card!

    Roz M.

  7. Gorgeous card, Dina! I saw that broken chainlink stamp & thought, "I'd never use that." Guess what has moved up to the top of my wish list! LOL