Thursday, May 16, 2013

Impression Obsession DT Challenge: In the Air

The Impression Obsession team's challenge today is to create a project showing something in the air. I had some time recently to just create for fun, and sat down with my stamps from last summer's CHA release - I design a lot of my stamps with mixed media and journaling in mind, and I really love how these bird stamps work together in that way. I used acrylic paints, Colorbox Fluid Chalk inks, and Versafine Onyx Black ink, plus a little black hemp, drywall tape, and newspaper for dimension.

The base of this card is polka-dotted cardstock that I have had forever and never used - I think I may try starting off more of my mixed media cards with unloved cardstock and see where they go.

The white texturing was done with acrylic paint and a diecut (Floral Lace Heart) as a stencil mask.I cut my own bird head stencil from a piece of clear cardstock.


Stamps I used:  French Text, Bird 1 Outline, She Has Wings, Soar, Feather 1, Peacock Single   

Be sure to check out these other designers' blogs for inspiration -

Daniela @ For the First Time
Dina @ Mama Dini's Stamperia ------- you are here
Jeanne @ Inky Paws
Jenny @ One Krafty Kat
Julie @ Out to Impress
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. The colours and textures are fabulous. It's a beautiful card !

  2. WOW! Big bird, and love the 3d bird to bring your attention into the creation. Well done....have a good day

  3. You've achieved lovely textures ! Like you I have resolved to use unloved papers, 12x12 in my case, by painting over them. If I don't love them today it's unlikely I will love them tomorrow.

  4. What a darling project. You are indeed such an inspiration. Loving the texture, colours, composition. Perfect in every way.

  5. WOW!Beautiful card,love the bright colors,AWESOME!

  6. mamadini, unloved bps?! You are selling us technique to love the unloved! Way to go, girl! That plaster mesh does a super change up no matter the sentiment. Just cool spiffy. mt23stamperatyaho Blessings