Thursday, August 05, 2010

Impression Obsession DT Challenge: Home Sweet Home

The new Fall and Winter stamps that were unveiled
by Impression Obsession at CHA are now in the online store!

The Impression Obsession design team is showcasing cards that portray the place that we call 'home'. Most of you probably know that though our passport country is America, we live overseas. Last month marked 5 years here - we're so blessed!

One of the unique things about our house is this orchid my husband bought me for Christmas a few years ago - it lives over on the side of our house on the back of a coconut palm stump, and blooms regularly - in fact of all my orchids, this is the only one (so far!) that has bloomed more than once. My friends say this is a rare type, so that makes it even more special. I'm not sure what it's called... but here it is: card features the Impression Obsession stamp simply called "Orchids" along with the sentiment "Change the World". I have always loved that quote, and it's so appropriate for what we are doing here as well - enabling others to reach out to those around them by reaching out ourselves.

I watercolored the image with Derwent watercolor pencils, and the sentiment is stamped in Colorbox Dark Brown fluid chalk ink. Here's a close-up on the orchids:
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. Be sure to check out the other designers' blogs for inspiration - their links are to the left!
Thanks so much for stopping by!


  1. This is just so beautiful Dina. Love the soft colors and how you put this together. I have to say,it was fun sweeing your cards in real life at CHA -- you are a talented cookie! :-)

  2. Absolutely lovely, Dina!! As usual~

  3. Stunning Dina, your coloring always wows me!

  4. Dina, that is one gorgeous card! Beautiful coloring.
    Hugs and smiles