Thursday, September 03, 2015

Impression Obsession DT Challenge: Feathered Friends

The Impression Obsession team's challenge today is to create a project using a bird image.

Here's my card - I decided to play around with a technique I've seen Heather Telford do, using Brusho Crystal Colors on the MISTI. Several of you have mentioned that you'd be afraid to do this type of technique directly on your MISTI - maybe this will inspire you to give it a try!

 I started by sprinkling green and turquoise Brusho powders on a piece of watercolor paper, then positioning my stamp on the MISTI lid.

I misted the stamp with water, then stamped into the powders which activated just in the wet areas. I repeated this step until I had the coverage I wanted.

Since the MISTI ensures accurate placement, I added a layer of darker blue Brusho after my first layers were dry. Powder that was in unstamped areas was brushed away when all the water was dry.

 I laughed after I finished this card and stamped the sentiment... since peacocks are male! Oh well. :)

Stamps I used: Reverse Peacock Head, She Has Wings

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. How super cool is that Dina!!! I'm impressed xo

  2. Never mind, maybe HE is in touch with his feminine side!
    Great technique using your Misti. I've never seen a reverse silhouette stamp before, but I do like the effect and that you've used peacock colours to create the background.

  3. Sunning card Dina! Will have give Brusho powders a try!

  4. you can just call "her" a peahen right? :) this is so cool :)

  5. she's beautiful . . . you could say she's a transgender? Love the technique!

  6. Different , unusual , and lovely done

  7. Lovely card Dina!!!!
    Paper Hugs,

  8. Another fun way to use the powders. Thanks for sharing!

  9. What a cool Brushos Technique Dina. TFS mf.

  10. That is so cool! Thanks for the inspiration. It is getting he wheels turning!