Monday, January 05, 2015

CHA Sneak Peeks Day 1

The 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!


Last year we spent about a week in Arizona and the cacti happened to be blooming at the time... I was really struck by the beauty of the blooms, and also the notion of beautiful things occurring in the midst of otherwise desolate circumstances. Those thoughts inspired these drawings and the sentiments that go along with them.


Both of these cards were painted using QoR watercolors - I love the vibrancy and flow of these paints! The panel above is a 3-inch white Art Square from Inchie Arts, matted on a gel print from my stash.


The focal panel on this second card is Canva-Paper - I hadn't used it before, and I loved the results I got with the QoR. It can even go through the printer!


Stamps used: Prickly Pear, Prickly Pear Small, Be Here Now, Expect Miracles, CAC Calico

Be sure to check out these other designers' blogs for inspiration, and comment for more chances to win!

the Impression Obsession blog
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


Thanks for stopping by!

116 comments:

  1. Beautiful! Love the colors.

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  2. Both cards are awesome but the vibrant colors on the first, takes your breath away! Awesome job! Love the cacti.
    Carole Lovill

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  3. I absolutely love the flowers...especially the red one. Beautiful cards. Jan D., FL

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  4. Stunning! You've captured the cacti beautifully! Love the rich, vibrant colors! It is amazing how something so lovely can grow on a plant you wouldn't touch otherwise!

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  5. Love these cards! The colors are so eye-catching! So, do you need a palette for the QorR watercolors? And, these are your designs? Lovely!

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  6. The colors of the cacti really pop. Wonderful job.

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  7. wOW ! FABULOUS CARDS !

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  8. The colors on the cards are amazing!

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  9. Absolutely gorgeous cards. Love the vibrant colours used....

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  10. Wow! Love the cards and the bright colors!!

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  11. very pretty - love your work - love the stamp image!
    Sandra ltb

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  12. I live here in AZ & there are no flowers now (Lol!) but you have definitely captured their essence in your colors & designs. I love the punches of color in your cards!

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  13. Ohhh so beautiful cards

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  14. Beautiful cards! Love the CAC Calico stamp!

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  15. These are beautiful! The colors are so vibrant!

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  16. I love the colors. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  17. Beautiful, vibrant desert blooms. Each time I see your work I'm more convinced that I need to get myself a Gelli Plate. I like the look of the Canva-Paper too!

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  18. Oh, how I love that prickly pear card!

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  19. Beautiful backgrounds on your cards!

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  20. Your cards are lovely! You are a talented artist! Thanks for sharing.

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  21. So pretty. Love the coloring!!!

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  22. Beautiful Cards! I especially love the colors ofthe first card :)

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  23. truly beautiful cards.... your flowers are gorgeous!

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  24. Oh Dina, your stamps of the blooming cactus with the red blooms makes me homesick for AZ. Lived there for 20 years before going to OR. DFMorgan

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  25. The flowers are beautiful.
    The poppies just pop off the card.
    thanks for sharing some wonderful cards.

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  26. Love the colors on the flowers. The water color background is so beautiful.

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  27. Oh my Dina....beautiful coloring!!! A surgery job on the background too....wondering what paper you are using with your Gelli prints??????????
    Paper Hugs,
    Jan
    castle77 at comcast dot net

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  28. Gorgeous watercolouring, so vibrant too :)

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  29. I love your second card the best.

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  30. Very beautiful card. Love your style and the colors. Love the saying.

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  31. Very beautiful card. Love your style and the colors.

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  32. Awesome water-coloring! love how you partially cut out the cactus on your second card

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  33. Love your style and colors.

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  34. Love your style and colors

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  35. Beautiful watercolor. I love this image living in Texas and the catus flower. unexpected beauty

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  36. Gorgeous blooms. So happy to see some lovely cacti stamps!!!!

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  37. Wonderful water coloring!

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  38. Hi Dina! I love the impressionism of the first card and I love the Christmas cactus in the second! Love how IO is giving us the CHA sneak peeks -- wonderfully fun for us!

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  39. Not so good at coloring, but this design would give me good practice

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  40. Love how you colored the flowers! catisi@aol.com

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  41. Beautiful work. You are a master at watercolors.

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  42. Dina, so beautiful and so different from the usual flower stamps. And your painting is amazing, I feel like I could prick my finger on the prickly pear cactus.

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  43. Yay, watercolored cards....beautiful!

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  44. www.JudysPaperWorks.blogspot.com1/05/2015 6:08 PM

    Pretty Card!

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  45. Beautiful cards! I once took a trip to Arizona and was amazed at how beautiful it could be yet so desolate in some places.

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  46. Beautiful cards - I will have to check out these watercolor pens - never heard of them - thanks!

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  47. LOVE the Prickly Pear design. Reminds me of home in the SW.

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  48. Gorgeous! Can't wait to see all your new stamp designs!

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  49. Wonderful, vibrant colouring. I especially like the first card of the cactus.

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  50. These watercolors are awesome. There is nothing better than a cactus in bloom showing the difference from pretty to rugged.

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  51. Gorgeous colors on your beautiful cards! Love the flowers!

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  52. Dina, your cards are always outstanding. Love your watercolor art.

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  53. Love the cards. The colors on the cacti are so dimensional. Thanks for sharing

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  54. I don't know what I like more- the beautifully colored cactus stamp or your beautiful backgrounds. Do I have to choose? :)

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  55. Beautiful cards and great coloring.

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  56. Beautiful stamps! It took me a minute to realize both cards have the cactus stamp on them. Beautiful color, I love the vibrant red! Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

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  57. Wow, stunning colors! The watercolors are gorgeous on these images.

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  58. Those flowers are fantastic!

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  59. Beautifully colored and designed! I love these gorgeous cards.

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  60. Awesome coloring with great sentiments! Very cool!

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  61. I just love these!! Love the image and the watercoloring!! Beautiful!!

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  62. Such a lovely cactus image and your colouring is superb!

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  63. Beautiful cards; love the colors. TFS

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  64. Two great cards. Especially love the second one.

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  65. Gorgeous cards and beautiful colors. Love the use of water colors and your gelli prints!

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  66. Beautiful flowers and great designs!

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  67. Love the card with red flowes and the vibrant colors!

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  68. So beautiful and vibrant! Your colouring is outstanding!

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  69. Oh these are
    so pretty!
    Great job
    with the
    watercoloring.
    Carla from Utah

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  70. Wow...love the depth you have in the colors you used!

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  71. Both cards are nice but I love the first cactus card!

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  72. Both cards are nice but I love the first cactus card!

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  73. Your cactus blooms are simply gorgeous!

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  74. Bernadette shisler1/06/2015 4:37 AM

    Gorgeous! Using the same image yet having two different looks! That's nice!

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  75. stunning as always. Love the cacti and the colors are awesome.

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  76. Absolutely stunning. They are so lifelike I want to touch them.... except for the prickly parts!

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  77. These flowers are lovely. Sometimes it takes some time to see the beauty in an alien place.

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  78. Beautiful, I love the intense color of these..so very gorgeous!!

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  79. Loving the flower cards especially the cactus,it's gorgeous!

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  80. I like that cactus stamp and how you have brightly colored it.

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  81. Your artwork is out of this world!

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  82. I love your watercolors, they are amazing.

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  83. Gorgeous flowers and your coloring is stunningly beautiful.

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  84. I love your flowers cards, there are so beautiful!

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  85. MORE LOVELYNESS!!!!!!! :) I'll have to try to do this hop! :)

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  86. Beautiful!!!!
    Sandra Hines

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  87. Love the colors!

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  88. Oh the roses just pop off the page! TFS.

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  89. WOWOWOWOWOW!! Just BEAUTIFUL!! I LOVE the Cactus Image and the AWESOME way that you designed each card!! LOVE! ;) THANKS for sharing and have a Fabulous Week!! ;)

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  90. Love these cards. I found the AZ desert inspirational also, considering I grew up in the Heartland of USA.

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  91. Love all your cards. The cactus one looks so real because your coloring of the flowers and cactus are spot on. TFS

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  92. Those red flowers are gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous! No wonder you're the artist in residence on SCS, you are so very talented!

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  93. That cactus is outstanding with the help of your magnificent color. Your artwork always floors me and gives me motivation!

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  94. Gorgeous, gorgeous, card and your colouring is just perfect....TFS

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  95. beautiful coloring of your cards

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  96. Your coloring and shading is awesome. I love flowers!!!

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  97. Love the coloring and shading. I Love Flowers!!!

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  98. Beautiful cards - love the vibrant colors.
    isoscia at aol dot com

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  99. Both of these cards are sooo beautiful. I love the gorgeous coloring . You are a true master at watercoloring!

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