Thursday, June 04, 2015

Impression Obsession DT Challenge: Party Time

The Impression Obsession team's challenge today is to create a project with a birthday theme. When I was ready to work on my project I had this wooden cupcake sitting on my desk, so I decided to alter it, just for fun. I've had it for a while - it must have been on sale!

I removed the 'frosting' from the cake and traced around the piece on a gel print to create a base for my coloring and stamping. After cutting out the shape, I glued it on to the wood panel and used a file to smooth the edges of the paper into the wood.

I did a little stamping with Stazon ink, and sponged around the edges to give a more vintage look. The cherry was colored using acrylic markers.

For the base of the cupcake, I just painted a solid color with acrylic paint, then layered stamped texture and more paint. The floral background was stamped and then colored in with diluted acrylic markers and a Uni Posca paint pen.

Stamps I used: Simple Flower Background, Interesting Texture 1, French Script

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. Don't know what the original cupcake looked like, but your version is fabulous. Love all the stamped details.

  2. Your cupcake is so cute. I love the papers and the distressing.


  3. interesting technique and love the results of a vintage cupcake. Wouldn't that look cute on an over-sized cloths pen to hold a recipe?

  4. OH MY GOODNESS! I LOVE the vintage feel of your cupcake Dina! AND the detailed instructions of how you did this are AMAZING too! PERFECT!!! ;)