Monday, July 29, 2019

Impression-Obsession Old Is New - Chinese Lantern

Welcome to Impression-Obsession's Old Is New feature.  Today we designers bring you inspiration using some of the older stamps. For my card today, I chose the Chinese Lantern....
Chinese Lantern E13185
This Is The Day SS-770-G 

I stamped the Chinese Lantern E13185 onto watercolor paper, using crushed olive and wild honey distress ink.  I knew I would be using the no-line technique to watercolor these, so I didn't want an outline.  The distress inks blend right into the other painting, so they are perfect to use for this technique. 

I painted the stamped images with Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolors.  I painted in some of the branches and lanterns very lightly with my watercolor brush, and added lots of water so they would fade out into the background, making it appear that they are in the background.  My lanterns are in the transition period, where they are part green still, and turning into the lovely bright orange they will eventually become.  I love watching them do this throughout the summer.

When dry, I added the verse, and layered it onto an A2 card.  I chose to keep it plain, and not add embellishments.  I wanted the focus to be on the lanterns.  They are my favorite part of my backyard garden.  

For the inside:

I stamped the images again, and colored them in the same fashion.  I left room for a personal note.

You can see the other designer's projects on the IO blog HERE.  

I hope you like my card.  Be sure to check out the other designer's projects on the IO blog at the link above.

I am adding my card to these challenges this week:
Addicted To Stamps  - Anything goes
Allsorts Challenge - Anything goes
Watercooler Wednesday - All about occasions

Thank you for visiting, and for your comments.



  1. What a stunning card. Thanks for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday this week

  2. Such a lovely card, Lynda. I like Chinese Lanterns--your rendering of them is beautiful. tfs

  3. Oh how beautiful! I love this and the fantastic colors of the Chinese Lanterns.


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