Thursday, July 2, 2020

Summer Flowers Challenge at Impression Obsession

It's no secret that I LOVE flowers.  They are my favorite subject to color, draw, paint, and art.  As I write this post, I am sitting in the center of my garden, on a deck my hubby built for me.  I am surrounded by flowers, plants, birds, and critters.  The sun is shining, and I have my  projects that I need to write posts for.  I'm in my happy place!  

Sweet pea flowers grew all around my childhood home; they bring back fond memories.  When I saw this beautiful stamp, I just had to have it.  So, here is my card....
IO Stamps Links:  
Sweet Peas L13510
Life Is Sweet D12219
Wildflower Silhouettes WP1003
Good In Every Day D20746

I decided to create a slimline card today.  The longer, narrow shape is something different, and it appeals to me. Variety IS the spice of life, right?  

I cut my base card stock 7 1/2" x 7 1/2" and scored at 3 3/4" for my card.  My stamped panel is watercolor paper, onto which I stamped the Sweet Peas image.  I used Arteza real brush markers to 'ink' the image (in my Misti).

To watercolor the image, I also used Arteza brush markers.  I rubbed color from the brushes onto a ceramic tile, and picked up the color with a water brush, using it like paint.  

For the smaller, solid type leaves around the image, I used one of the leaf stamps from the Wildflower Silhouettes clear set.

I stamped the Life Is Sweet verse with VersaFine Clair Nocturne ink, my favorite ink for dark, crisp, clean stamping.  I cut the word sweet from the stamp, so that I could use the verse either straight out or stacked, as I did here.  I hand-drew a double line around the image.  I like the look of framing an image this way.

Inside, I stamped the Sweet Peas image with distress inks, and stamped the Good In Every Day verse with VersaFine Clair Nocturne Ink.

I do hope you are enjoying the inspiration from the design team for this challenge, which you can find HERE.

Join us in the fun, and you just might win a $25 gift certificate to the Impression Obsession store!  And, starting with this month, our challenges will be a month long.  You have until August 4th to enter your cards/projects. 

I am adding my card to these other challenges:
Simon Says Monday Challenge - Bright and cheerful
Simply Less Is More - OLC Solid and Outline 
Tuesday Throwdown - Anything goes
Watercooler Challenge - Anything goes feminine
The Daily Marker 30 Day Color Challenge - Day 2

Thanks for visiting my blog today!  



  1. What a beautiful card! I love the bright cheery colors, the slimline design and the fun border. We are so pleased that you joined us at Watercooler Wednesday. Karen - DT

  2. BEAUTIFULLY DONE, Lynda! I too have fond memories of Sweet Peas in my childhood--the first flower I grew myself! ;) You've done SUCH A WONDERFUL JOB water coloring this! I also LOVE your doodled boarder!!! STUNNING WORK!!! ;)<3

  3. Such gorgeous colours and I love the doodled border. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Less is More, Anita x

  4. Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday Challenges! Kath-DT

  5. Beautiful card Lynda. Thanks for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday.


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