Thursday, March 19, 2015

Impression Obsession DT Challenge: Happy Flowers

The Impression Obsession team's challenge today is to create a project that features florals! These cards were displayed at CHA, and seemed to be a favorite of those who visited the booth.

I got a lot of comments and questions on the type of paper I used for these cards, so I'll link it here... this is Shizen watercolor paper, and I bought it in the 100 pack of 5" x 7" sheets - that seemed to be a really great value, and it's been fun to work on something a little different.

I love the distinct texture of the paper, too - I usually prefer cold press to the smoother hot press papers, and I love the organic feel of the cotton fiber. Fun stuff.

These cards were painted using QoR watercolors, and they feature the Maya clear set.

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
Karen @ Paper Lilies and Ink
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. love those flowers and wonderful Maya Angelou saying. A BEAUTIFUL card and work of art.

  2. Wow! Dina these are beautiful. Love the dense colors

  3. I don't even have the words for just how amazing I think your cards are!!!

  4. I stopped when I reached your post and just gawked. I even enlarged these beauties. Spectacular coloring and the sentiments are perfect. I agree on the papers as well. Excellent water coloring Dina. BRAVO. - Jim

  5. WOW! bright blooming Happy Flowers for a Happy Spring feeling. love the texture, and bright colors.

  6. WOW! beautiful bright flowers, with lots of texture. love them.

  7. THUD <---- That is the sound of my jaw hitting the floor. I don't know if I've come across a card that I love more than this one. It is STUNNING and totally going on my pinterest board for future inspiration! Love the texture that the paper gives it and the rich, warm tones you used.

  8. Both of these cards are just beautiful! Love this stamp set, would love to get it. Great sentiments. Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

  9. Wow! I can see why these were a big hit!! Dina, the texture is amazing, and your coloring always is wow! Stunning cards! Hugs!

  10. Stunning ! Love the strong colours you have used