Thursday, February 20, 2014

Impression Obsession DT Challenge: Favorite Technique

The Impression Obsession team's challenge today is to create a project using a favorite technique.

CL503 Watercolor Wildflowers
I love to watercolor, and finally got my set of these watercolor stamps, which were created from my own watercolor paintings.

I inked the flower and leaf stamps with Versamagic chalk ink, then spritzed them with water before stamping.

While the impression was still wet, I touched dye inks into the image to add shading.

Further layers of color and shading were added after each layer was dry, using reinkers and a water-soluble graphite pencil.

 The sentiment can be found HERE.

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. wow, these flowers look gorgeous and I love the design of that verse.

  2. Hello Dini! Wow! Whatta card. Absolutely stunning. I know you from SCS and am excited to get to know your talents better.

  3. Love it, Dina! With our unusually warm weather, our poppies should be blooming early - our tulip trees and cherry trees are!

  4. thank you for explaining your technique. Watercolor is challenging and these poppies are gorgeous. Inspired.

  5. Hi Dina, love your creations and designs! It's a joy to work with them. And when time allows me I will certainly join this one! warm greet Miranda

  6. A great technique which I already tried out for Christmas, but I now learned the shading from you. A great idea and I'm going to try this too. Thanks for sharing. Your card is stunning!!! I saved it already on my Pinterestboard, so I wouldn't forget how to do it :-))
    Groetjes Gery

  7. GORGEOUS,gorgeous poppies!!

  8. Gorgeous watercolor card Dina!!!!
    Wonderful sentiment too!

  9. Beautiful Dina!
    Sandra ltb

  10. These are incredible!!!!

  11. A lovely card with beautiful poppies ! A great technique !

  12. My favorites, all the poppy images and dies! Such a breathtaking image. Lovely card!

  13. I love your watercolor Dina!! The poppies are so beautiful!! We are so blessed to have you as a part of SCS. It is awesome being able to view your work.

  14. Gorgeous! I love this tech as well and your finished project is WONDERFUL!