Thursday, August 20, 2015

Impression Obsession DT Challenge: Say it Big

The Impression Obsession team's challenge today is to create a project using large words or phrases as the focal point of our cards.

Sometimes I watch movies on my computer when I'm stamping, and the one for this day was called Lifted... that explains the theme and the subtle patriotic color scheme. The focal panel is a 4" Art Square from Inchie Arts, which did wonderfully with all my layers of distracted splattering.

I used Distress markers to color my panel - they're the closest reach from here, and so versatile. I used some direct blending and palette blending, as well as splattering to get my point across.

I used a light chalk ink to stamp the Starburst background just around the edges of the image - I love the subtle drama of that - it really draws focus in to the bird.  Stamps I used (from my dkdesigns line): Sing, Bird Collage 4, CAC Starburst, 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. Thank you for visiting today!
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  1. Amazingly gorgeous Dina, this collage stamp is beautiful, Love the pop of blue in your SING sentiment, just lovely details, all of them.
    Thank you for sharing.

  2. I love the starburst background to highlight the pretty bird dressed in sheet music. Beautiful card to download to my (slide show) screen saver for inspiration.

  3. This is so beautiful I just want to keep looking at it!