Thursday, November 21, 2013

Impression Obsession DT Challenge: Inspired by a Quote

The Impression Obsession team's challenge today is to create a project inspired by a quote. I wanted to make a fall card, so I began by inking up Collage Leaf 3 and Collage Leaf 1 with dye inks and misting heavily before stamping. I splattered some copper/mica paints and also stamped some splatters (Splatter 1), added more inky streaks, and stamped Dot Border in metallic copper ink (Brilliance).

The leaves were cut from one of the pieces of cardstock that protects my desk when I stamp and paint.  I coated them with a little more brown ink, layered them on chipboard to stiffen them up a bit, then gave them a coat of matte varnish.

This is the quote that inspired me - you can find it HERE.

By the way, if you're looking for a nice watercolor surface, I love these cards from Fabriano.

Be sure to check out these other designers' blogs for inspiration - and also, welcome our newest design team member, Anna @ Sassy & Sweet Notes!

Daniela @ For the First Time
Dina @ Mama Dini's Stamperia ---- you're here
Ellen @ The Serendipitous Stamper
Jeanne @ Inky Paws
Jenny @ One Krafty Kat
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. Stunning!!! Your leaves are so gorgeous and the background ....stunning! Thanks for sharing the water color paper with us!

  2. Dina - just a stunning card. I am so impressed with your artist abilities. I appreciate the detail information you share with us about the materials you use. I would love to take a class with you so I could learn more. Thanks for sharing.

  3. This is really beautiful Dina! Those leaves look so real!!

  4. Beautiful card! So many wonderful things about it! I love the water-misted leaves and the dot border stamp. Also love your leaves tied in string, totally amazing. Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

  5. GORGEOUS!!! Seriously ... WOW! And thanks for the warm welcome to the team!!! :)