Thursday, December 20, 2018

Impression Obsession DT Challenge: Holiday Greetings

The Impression Obsession team's challenge today is to create a project with a holiday greeting. 

I wanted to share a couple of sentiments in my line that were created especially for those who are missing loved ones during the holiday season... some of you know that I lost my Dad in September, so these sentiments are especially meaningful this year, and I know I'm not the only one.

This sentiment can go on the front or inside of a card, or if you want to split it for the front and inside, it would be easy to cut apart or ink the top two and bottom two lines separately. The bottom two lines could be used any time of year.

I used the same rose stamp on both cards - it's a beautiful large image by Alesa Baker, and so easy to color in a variety of styles. I just used a loose watercolor style for these cards... for the first layer of color I did a light wash and used a mister bottle to let the colors bleed out into the background. I did two more layers, sort of wet into wet, concentrating the color as I added more in. I added some metallic watercolor as a final step, in loose lines and splatters. Link is below!

Here's another more recent sentiment - I love the simplicity of it, and it could be used for a variety of situations, including illness and recovery.

Here's a closer look at the roses  - I love this deep pink!

Stamps I used: Rambling Roses, Gentle Thoughts, Precious Memories

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  1. Gentle thoughts...I love this.

  2. This is lovely Dina. I just lost my DH 6 weeks ago so I am with you in sadness this season.

    Sending warm hugs. Margot

  3. BEAUTIFULLY DONE, Dina!!! LOVE your water coloring, & the sentiments are SO NICE! I'm SO SORRY to hear of your loss & pray this Christmas is FILLED with LOVING memories of your Father. To have had a GOOD father is a blessing, many haven't experienced! You are TRULY BLESSED! MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!

  4. i'm sorry for your loss. i lost my dad in october and my son almost ten years ago. the holidays have not been the same so it's nice to see those feelings being recognized and being able to express them with stamps.