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Thursday, 1 May 2014

Indigoblu - sentiments

This months Indigo blu blog challenge is all about words. So I got out my stamps to see wish sentiments i had. This is one of my favourites ones from IB.


So i thought of making a feature of the background. I started by putting distress inks on the largest  slim jim. I used forest moss, shabby shutters, mustard seed, dried marigold, picked raspberry,seedless preserve and faded jeans. I spritzed with water and pressed it down on a piece of white card.


Then i started to add more interest to background using art set of stamps and the same distress inks. Using black archival ink after drying background i stamped the grasses and the butterfly. I heat set these. Then i stamped and clear embossed the sentiment. To make it stand out I die cut it with spellbinders and matted it on black. I also tried to bleach some of the background colour off it.


I thought i'd highlight the butterfly a little bit by adding some clear wink of stella but no matter how many pics i took i don't think you can see it. I also added a trail in white enamel from Rangers.



I matted it on complimentary card and finished it with some black enamel.


I do hope you like my make and as always would love your comments, Theresa xx


I would like to enter this into the:

Indigoblu challenge - words are all you need



21 comments:

  1. Loving this Theresa that background is just glorious, such a great colour combo and then all the background stamping too.

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  2. Love it ... neat trick with the cut out circle... can I pinch that!!! xxxxxxxx

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    1. of course you can Eileen. honoured you want to pinch my idea xx

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  3. This is beautiful Theresa, good luck.

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  4. Gorgeous!! Love the colours and the background is fab. Thank you for joining in with the IndigoBlu Challenge ..... good luck! Linda xx

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  5. Love this card, Theresa Beautiful coloured background and what a clever idea to cut circle out of background, mat it up and replace ensuring perfect match xxx Annie

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  6. Fantastic, love the background, great idea for making the sentiment a feature xx

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  7. Fabulous background. Great idea with the circles!! Good luck in the challenge
    P xx

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  8. Beautiful card, loving the colours, the sentiment is great, loving the cut out circle idea, genius! Xx Zoe xx

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  9. What a lovely mix of colours for this beautiful card. Thanks so much for joining us at IndigoBlu. Jenny x

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  10. Hi Theresa, the background echos the colours of nature beautifully, great card. Thank you for joining us in the Indigoblu challenge this month, good luck!
    Nikki K.
    xx

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  11. Stunning!

    Thanks for entering the IndigoBlu challenge
    Clare

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  12. lovely make thank you for join in our challenge x x x

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  13. Fab card love the background and sentiment

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