The Impression Obsession team's challenge today is to create a project using cool colors.
I've been wanting to feature this die set, and a watercolor wash of cool colors seemed like the perfect backdrop for it.
I started by stamping and embossing the Joy to the World background stamp onto watercolor paper, then creating a gradient with QoR watercolor paints. I sprinkled salt over the wash while it was still damp, then splattered some white acrylic paint over the panel after it dried completely.
The nativity, stable, and star dies are one set - popped up on foam tape they make such a dramatic scene. (Click on the link above for more samples!) I used the rounded hill die to ground the scene.
Be sure to check out these other designers' blogs for inspiration -
Daniela @ For the First Time
Dina @ Mama Dini's Stamperia ---- you're here
Jeanne @ Inky Paws
Jenny @ One Krafty Kat
Karen @ Paper Lilies and Ink
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.