Thursday, November 18, 2010

Impression Obsession DT Challenge: These are a few of my favorite things...

"Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens,
bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens... "

As you've probably guessed, our inspiration challenge for this week comes from this beloved song from the Sound of Music. Want to play along with us? Come on, since you have the song stuck in your head now anyway? hehehe...

I chose 'whiskers on kittens' for my card inspiration, since I hadn't inked up this little guy yet... this is Rascal in Stocking by artist Gail Green. I colored him with Prismacolor pencils. I used 2 Cover-a-Card stamps on my background panels, both times stamping over 'out-of-date' designer paper that still lurks in my stash. On the gold panel, I used CAC Large Paisley, and on the Red panel I used CAC Notebook. The bow is made with rayon seam binding, which I dyed myself with reinkers.

I used the new Pine Ultrafine Flower Soft on the branches in the stocking, and sprinkled in some glitter from Sparkle-n-Sprinkle while the glue was still wet.
Here are the pencils that I used this time:
Be sure to check out these other designers' blogs for inspiration -

Daniela Dobson
Deborah March
Jeanne Streiff
Jenny Gropp
Julie Koerber
Kathy Menzies
Laura Fulcher

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 so much for stopping by!

P.S. Also - I got this info from Impression Obsession this morning - get ready for a sale!!!

Warehouse Sale in Williamsburg!
Live near Virginia? LOVE stamps? We've got a TON of deals for you. Once a year we open our warehouse to the public for a clearance sale. There will be LOADS and LOADS of unmounted stamps, cling stamps, mounted stamps, clear stamps...all at huge discounts. There will also be ink pads, free catalogs, and other accessories. It's TWO DAYS ONLY and only comes once a year. It's at our warehouse at 108 Ingram Road, Suite 11, Williamsburg, VA (park in the back by the loading docks).

Annual Internet Sale
And for those of you who DON'T live near Virginia...good news! Also ONCE A YEAR we do an internet sale to clear out the old and make way for TONS of new stamps in 2011. This is a pre-announcement for that sale. It will begin at midnight on Wednesday, November 24 and run through the holiday weekend, ending at midnight on Sunday, November 28.


  1. What a really cute and pretty card too!

  2. Simply adorable Dina, love the Flower Soft accents!

  3. Your coloring is out of this world!! Love it, Dina!