Thursday, March 03, 2016

Impression Obsession DT Challenge: Splashes of Color

The Impression Obsession team's challenge today is to create a project with splashes of color.

I have the new Merlot Color Burst on my desk for our product swap blog hop Friday, so I thought I'd test it out on a watercolor card - it was a folded card, so I used both panels, adding color by sprinkling into wet, and also stamping from a craft sheet palette of activated powder. On this card, I stamped the image over the background, and then added deeper shading with more activated powder and a Distress marker.

For the second card I used the other half of the watercolor card. I stamped the Hibiscus image 3 times - once in brown and twice in a lighter kraft color.

On the darker image, I added shading inside the outlines, as I would normally color an image in. On the lighter images, I added color outside the outlines to create a negative image.

Stamps I used: Cactus Blossom, Expect Miracles Hibiscus 2We ChangeDot Border

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. I have been following you for quite awhile now and never commented altho you have had some beautiful cards. these cards knocked my socks off. They are absolutely beautiful!!! whoever receives these...I hope they appreciate it! thank you for sharing!

  2. Oh my gosh, these cards are stunning! I love the painterly quality and the visual texture is so luxe! Stunning!

  3. WOW, these cards are gorgeous. Love the way you used the Merlot. You are so talented!

  4. I really love the second card. It pops out to me. The colors are wonderful. Your cards are always awesome. Thanks Dina

  5. wow - just amazing work.

  6. So beautiful! You never disappoint!

  7. Simply are so very talented.

  8. Dina, BOTH of your cards are STUNNING!!! JUST GORGEOUS!!!!! My mouth ALWAYS drops open when I see your work! LOL KEEP STUNNING US??? ;)

  9. VERY ARTISTIC what you did!
    Paper Hugs,

  10. What a wonderful technique! Both cards are beautiful but the hibiscus one is especially so...
    Roz M.

  11. Just stunning these look amazing

  12. This is stunning! Love the coloring technique and the final result... Just beautiful.