Thursday, April 18, 2013

Impression Obsession DT Challenge: Flowers for You

The Impression Obsession team's challenge today is to create a card with a floral theme.

I made a fun collage card while I had my Hydrangea dies out a few weeks ago. I used diecuts to mask off the hydrangea stem, bloom, and leaves, then stamped the Chicken Wire and Reverse Polka-Dots backgrounds (inked with chalk ink then spritzed with water for a washed out watercolory effect). I also stamped the French Letter background in dye ink before lifting my masks. I don't think I have put that stamp away since I got it in December...! So great for a vintage background.

I inked and spritzed the elements of the Hydrangea clear set with Versamagic chalk inks, for a faux watercolor look... on the flower area, I used a couple of different inks, then also stamped single flowers over the area while it was still wet.

Be sure to check out these other designers' blogs for inspiration -

Daniela @ For the First Time
Dina @ Mama Dini's Stamperia ------- you are here!
Jeanne @ Inky Paws
Jenny @ One Krafty Kat
Julie @ Out to Impress
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!

P.S. My card fits with this week's challenge at Simon Says Stamp too, using background stamps!


  1. Dina...I love your card! That hydrangea is gorgeous! The chicken wire and reverse polka dot masked backgrounds are just beautiful. You've really gotten such a gorgeous water color background effect using the chalk and then lightly spritzing it. Love that! Your hydrangea itself is gorgeous. I love how you sort of muted the background and then stamped a few individual flowers to really create depth. Gorgeous the addition of the ribbon! Thanks so much for sharing your creativity with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

  2. Absolutely stunning!! Love all the watercolor effects and what an amazing BG! Thanks for sharing this idea...hoping to play around some with this set later today!

  3. Love this technique ! You obtained a fantastic background with lots of layers for interest.

  4. So soft and pretty! TFS

  5. Love your water color effect, a super soft image.

  6. GORGEOUS !! I never think to use multiple b'ground stamps, and you have shown how incredible they can look together. The softness and beauty of this card is captivating.

  7. Prześliczna:)) Hortensja cudna:))

  8. You always amaze me. Your talent is so great. I saw a couple of your red cards (hmmm, were they poppies) and left you a comment on SCS. I just love everything you do.

  9. Oh, my -- I LOVE LOVE LOVE this!!!! Must try <3 similar technique!

  10. WOW!Beautiful card!Love the water coloring...

  11. Dina, I too would not put that french script background stamp either if I had it .... lovely work. nb: I finally made the tinfoil covered card that you demo'ed at SCS . I need to practise more, although it was fun and challenging!!!