Thursday, June 06, 2013

Impression Obsession DT Challenge: Bloom Where You're Planted

The Impression Obsession team's challenge today is to create a floral card. I got a new orchid for Mother's Day last month, and it's a beautiful, delicate pink, so that was the inspiration for my card - this is what blooms where I'm planted!

I used Prismacolor pencils to color the floral image (Orchids)...

The bricks were added using a stencil from Want2Scrap...

The additional texture was added by stippling Inktense ink through a piece of drywall mesh tape. I used a piece that had a little ink on it already, so the teal color is sort of accidental but I like the contrast that it adds.

Here's my new orchid - isn't it beautiful?

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
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. Beautiful Dina, love the background and your colouring with Prismas (I love using them). Have a great day, Shirley

  2. WOW! Beautiful card, nice coloring technique!

  3. SOOO gorgeous! Love the subtle stencilled and stippled adds such a fabulous dimension! Your orchid is so beautiful, too!

  4. Beautiful and inspiring! Love the contrast of the happy accident! Love it!!

  5. I think the card is very artistic, a mini painting. Love the pencil work and the background stencilling too.

  6. So very artsy and pretty!

  7. Oh Dina, you did it again. Your colouring is beyond gorgeous. I love how you used the mesh and the brick.

  8. WoooHooo Dina! This is stunning with the prismacolors!!!! Wowzers!!! Love that orchid, inc the real ones!!!

  9. WOW!Beautiful card!Coloring is AWESOME!Thanks for sharing!!!

  10. Your card is a true work of art!

  11. Wow Dina, not only is your orchid beautiful, your card is absolutely gorgeous! The coloring is so meticulous, it's just perfection!!! Your work is always so inspiring.

  12. STUNNING !! The colouring is outstanding, and what you did with that b'ground is freaking marvelous!!