Thursday, May 07, 2015

Impression Obsession DT Challenge: Summer Fun

The Impression Obsession team's challenge today is to create a project that showcases our summer stamps and dies.

I thought I'd share a card I made at last weekend's Great Yosemite Stamp Escape - I had the honor of teaching a class showcasing some watercolor techniques, and 2 watercolor mediums - Color Burst Watercolor Powder and Peerless Watercolor sheets.

This card was made using the Tree Frame die, which was debossed into a piece of watercolor paper. On the back side of the card, I used a white crayon to rub over the raised outlines, creating a wax resist for my watercoloring.

The trunk of the tree was painted with Peerless paints, and then I used yellow, green, and blue Color Burst for the leafy areas, spritzing with water to let the colors blend and move. The grass was painted with the extra paint that fell onto the taped edges.

The swing stamp can be found HERE and the sentiment 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. Simply amazing! So gorgeous!

  2. Really cool technique! beautiful color! Wonderful sentiment for today when I feel like I am so NOT enough!

  3. You did a beautiful job of water coloring. I love the colors and the design. TFS

  4. Thank you Dina for a wonderful class this past weekend at the Great Yosemite Stamp Escape. Love all the techniques you taught and love, love, love the card we made.

  5. Grea techniqueand so beautiful.

  6. I love your watercolor techniques. This card is absolutely gorgeous! TFS!

  7. What a stunning job. This is one of my favourites of yours.

  8. Amazing! LOVE how you've coloured the card.
    x Asha

  9. Love this Dina!! You have the most creative techniques!! Thank you for sharing sister. I'm sure your students loved your class!

    Take care and STAY POSITIVE!

  10. I just love this and will be trying this techniques. You are so crative. Thank you.

  11. How sweet, I love the tire swing in the tree.

  12. Great card!love your inked job