Thursday, June 05, 2014

Impression Obsession DT Challenge: Masculine

The Impression Obsession team's challenge today is to create a masculine project.

I had this coffee set out for another project (Coffee with Friends), and decided to use the larger image to test out the larger 4" Art Squares that I just got from Inchie Arts! I used a variety of coloring mediums to arrive at this finished piece - love this larger size!

I started with a watercolored base, using Distress Markers and Shinhan Premium Watercolors to create a wet-into-wet background. Subsequent layers on the background were done with stamping, textured watercoloring through drywall tape, and Inktense Blocks. I shaded the coffee pot with a variety of pencils, then added the steam in with a white pencil and white acrylic marker.

Other stamps used: CAC Cells, French Letter

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 always enjoy seeing your cards! Beautiful!

  2. WOW! what an artist creation. I love the whole feel of this picture. the coffee, smells awakes the senses. Use of all the media you did made a perfect picture, a keeper waiting to be shared.....have a good day, ...thanks so much for sharing.

  3. Gorgeous. I can smell the fabulous aroma from here.

  4. Awesome card and perfect for a guy! Love, love, love the built up background and colors!