Thursday, December 05, 2013

Impression Obsession DT Challenge: Let It Snow

The Impression Obsession team's challenge today is to create a snowy card or scene. I went a little out of the box... I have been having fun creating chipboard ornaments, and I used an older set, too... I love how this little bicycle set has accessory stamps for different occasions, so I used the little Christmas tree in the basket...

Riding Pretty

I leaned the bicycle on a brick wall (I used a stencil for that effect) and colored the scene using Shinhan Premium Watercolors. The snow was added when the scene was dry, using a white acrylic marker.

The main body of the ornament is made with 4 layers of chipboard (I used a cereal box), glued together. The scene is painted on watercolor paper. After all the glue was set and dried, I sealed the entire piece with a matte varnish.

Here's the die I used for my project, but any shaped die would work.

Vintage Ornament

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

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. Wonderful idea, Dina. I like this one as well as the poinsettia I saw on FB. Lovely memory ornaments as well as a great gift idea.

  2. What a cute idea using chipboard to make ornaments. Love the idea of using the bike. Great work!

  3. Beautiful Christmas ornament!

  4. Dina, this is adorable. What did you use for snow?

  5. What a wonderful idea and such a great "outside the box" idea. I love it.

  6. Dina, you always amaze me with your wonderful and creative ideas. This is so precious. What did you use for snow?

  7. Love this ornament, you are so good at making them, I remember your IO ornaments from last year and years past as well. The bike basket with the tree is such a sweet scene. Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.