Thursday, April 17, 2014

Impression Obsession DT Challenge: Out of the Box

The Impression Obsession team's challenge today is to create a project that is 'out of the box'.

I found these wood pieces on etsy and thought they'd make a fun 'something'...

Fun shape for earrings, right? I started by stamping one of the images from the Round Ornaments 2 clear set on the wood pieces using Versamark ink, then embossing with clear powder.

I rubbed acrylic paint onto the wood pieces with my finger, then spritzed with water and wiped with a soft cloth - the embossing powder resisted the paint, and let the pattern and the wood show through. When the paint was dry, I added some sponged Fluid Chalk ink, and then highlighted the raised areas with copper Inka Gold. The whole piece is finished with a coat of Crystal Lacquer.

I love how these turned out, and I'll be making more to sell once we get settled! I think it's time to open the Etsy store again...

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. Good grief, those are amazing - you're a genius! An artistic genius!

  2. oh my..these are gorgeous! If you should make some to sell..let me know!

  3. Great creative vision Dina. Well done.

  4. wow, these are fabulous!

  5. Those are beautiful and so unique.. great idea

  6. Love the earrings. Definitely out of the box where stamping is concerned. Thanks for the inspiration.

  7. Wow, those really turned out great!!!! TFS

  8. This is quite inspired. So different from what I would have expected. I love what you did with the shapes. Amazing!

  9. Love the design. Good job!

  10. WOW!!!Very pretty,Awesome work!!!!

  11. Oh so beautiful. The burnt orange colour is perfect, and of course I love the dragonflies too!

  12. I'm praying for Russ and you, Dina, and remembering what Jesus did for us today.

    And, yes, I think they will sell on Etsy!


  13. I am not into jewelery making. but these are sure the colors and texture.

  14. Wow those are so cool, wonderful way to dress those up!

  15. Wow! You are incredibly creative.