Thursday, May 15, 2014

Impression Obsession DT Challenge: Inspired by a Song

The Impression Obsession team's challenge today is to create a project inspired by a song.

I love this image by Alesa Baker (link below), so I decided to go with the little-known song "Proper Cup of Coffee" by Trout Fishing in America... it's silly and random and fun.

I made my card while I was trying out the new Spectrum Noir pencils (click HERE for my review). I wanted to try out the pencils over alcohol markers. I started with 3 Touch Twin Markers, on a white ATC from Inchie Arts:

 Here's what the panel looked like with markers only.

The pencils made detailed shading easy, and this image is so fun to color. Here's a picture during the coloring process, with a tiny glimpse of the disaster that was my desk that day!

Here's the completed card...

the background panel was one of my Acrylic Batik samples that didn't make the video because the design was too fine to be seen on camera. I ran it through my Big Shot with a border die, just to leave the impression of the die.

Stamps and dies I used:
Pattern CAC, Tea Leaves, French Ledger, Fancy Cutout Border Die

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. I don't know that song, but love how you did the impression. That cup of coffee looks ready to enjoy, and you want to smell the aroma. well done. Pencils did good.

  2. Awesome coloring! Your song made me giggle, thanks! Great card. Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

  3. Beautifully done Dina. Now I'm thirsty for a cup of java.