Thursday, October 15, 2015

Impression Obsession DT Challenge: Feeling Blue?

 The Impression Obsession team's challenge today is to create a project using the color blue. I chose this candle scene, and painted the entire image and the background, using 2 drops of Hydrus watercolor (Phthalo Blue) and just varying the amount of water to get different tints and shades.

Some of the smaller areas (berries, lines and dots on the ornaments) were masked using a Sakura clear glaze pen - these are great to have for masking tiny areas - the ink is waterproof and works for resist techniques.

When the watercolor was dry I used silver acrylic paint to add a few small highlights with a brush and small stylus. The sentiment I used is 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. Wow! Striking! Love the Blue & White for Christmas! Can't believe just two drops of Hydrus is all that was needed, fabulous medium!

  2. TOTALLY GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!! LOOOOOVE the different hues of the blue!!!!!!!! GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!! ;)

  3. Love this!! Your watercoloring is great!!

  4. WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love this!

  5. Wow!!! Really Beautiful!! Love the pop of silver!!

  6. Dina, your art work is amazing!!

  7. What is the name of the stamp you used, and where did it come from, and other details. This stamp is beautiful, but what's the point when you don't give me the information?

    1. Antoinette, the links in my post will take you directly to the stamps I used on the Impression Obsession site.

  8. Beautiful! The water coloring is great!