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
Loving this Theresa that background is just glorious, such a great colour combo and then all the background stamping too.ReplyDelete
thanks Linda xxDelete
Love it ... neat trick with the cut out circle... can I pinch that!!! xxxxxxxxReplyDelete
of course you can Eileen. honoured you want to pinch my idea xxDelete
This is beautiful Theresa, good luck.ReplyDelete
thanks Naomi xxDelete
Gorgeous!! Love the colours and the background is fab. Thank you for joining in with the IndigoBlu Challenge ..... good luck! Linda xxReplyDelete
Thanks Linda xDelete
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 AnnieReplyDelete
thank you Annie xxReplyDelete
Fantastic, love the background, great idea for making the sentiment a feature xxReplyDelete
thanks Lisa xxDelete
Fabulous background. Great idea with the circles!! Good luck in the challengeReplyDelete
Thanks Pauline xxDelete
Beautiful card, loving the colours, the sentiment is great, loving the cut out circle idea, genius! Xx Zoe xxReplyDelete
Thank you Zoe xxDelete
What a lovely mix of colours for this beautiful card. Thanks so much for joining us at IndigoBlu. Jenny xReplyDelete
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!ReplyDelete
Thanks for entering the IndigoBlu challenge
Fab card love the background and sentimentReplyDelete