Hello my crafty friends. Yesterday I thought that we were going to have an Indian summer but then today it was raining for most of the day here.
But back to today's offering. IndigoBlu's current challenge is themed Indian summer and hence the title.
I started with a piece of shaving foam background that had bold colours that I thought went ell with the theme. I thought they also had a spicy feel to them and hence the Indian connection. I stamped Ella Bella in black archival and heat set it. I thought her flourishes kind of matched the pattern on paper. I coloured white areas with matching spectrum noir pencils.
Then I die cut it and matted and layered on complementary colours. I added 2 small gems to the flowers in her hair.
Then I made a stepper card and mounted her on the front. It looked somewhat bare so I cut some spellbinders flourishes and added them to opposing corners. I added a sweetlilac flower to both corners which i had sprayed with cosmic shipper mists to make them sparkle.
A strip of same background paper mounted on black acts as the stopper to the card front. I finished it off by adding some black enamel dots from Ranger.
and voila' the finished card. I do hope you like it and would love to read your comments, Theresa xx
I would like to enter this in the following challenges:
IndigoBlu - indian summer
Simon says stamp Monday challenge - make it bold (bold colours and large stamp)
Simon says stamp Wednesday challenge - anything goes
Sweet pea stampers - lots of layers
This came out so gorgeous!!! The colors are fabulous.ReplyDelete
Thanks for joining us at The Sweet Pea Stampers.
thank you Mari xxDelete
love the colors you usedReplyDelete
thanks Yvonne xxDelete
Stunning effect, love that technique. We had sunshine here down on the coast, but it rained late afternoon xx Zoe xxReplyDelete
Thanks Zoe xxDelete
The more I see this the more I love it - stunningly beautiful xxReplyDelete
Thanks Karen xxDelete
Gorgeous card- love it. Thanks for joining in with the Sweet pea Stampers challenge. Sue xReplyDelete
cheers Sue xxDelete
Beautiful Theresa xxxx Love what you have done xReplyDelete
thanks Bernie xxDelete
beautiful card Theresa.ReplyDelete
thanks Linda xxDelete
I thought Massimo's guest card design for the Claritystamp blog might be on here so will you please tell him that his card for Nature is fantastic and very well planned out xxReplyDelete
will do and will publish it as it's on draft xxDelete
Fabulous Theresa, I love this stamp.ReplyDelete
me too Linda. thanks xxDelete
Beautiful love this xxReplyDelete
thanks Lisa xxDelete
Such a fabulous card! Love your beautiful stamping. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. :)ReplyDelete
Thanks Meihsia xxDelete
Gorgeous, beautiful easel cardReplyDelete
Thank you for joining us at Simon says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.
thanks Debby xxDelete
This is beautiful ...... love the background and Ella looks fab with the added colour. Thanks for joining in with the IndigoBlu Challenge .... good luck! Linda xxReplyDelete
thanks Linda xxDelete
Gorgeous, and I love this technique! Thank you for sharing at Sweet Pea Stampers. We wish you good luck and we hope to see you again. Sylvia, DT-memberReplyDelete
thanks Sylvia xxDelete
I absolutely love everything about this card ~ it's stunning Theresa! Your stamping is wonderful, as always and the background is just amazing and compliments the image perfectly! Fab work and thank you for sharing and for joining us over at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge! :) Happy weekend, lovely.... xxxReplyDelete
thanks so much Emma xxDelete
This is a stunning design, thanks for entering it in the IndigoBlu Challenge. Good luckReplyDelete
aww thanks Pauline xxDelete
What a gorgeous card, love the background, something I have not yet tried :-) .. thanks so much for taking part in the Indigoblu Indian Summer challenge this month ... Sarah xReplyDelete
thank you Sarah xxDelete
Beautiful card thank you for joining our indigoBlu challenge x xReplyDelete
thank you Laura xxDelete
Gorgeous Theresa, fab colours and I love this stamp. xx Thank you for joining us in the Indigoblu challenge this month, good luck. xxReplyDelete
Thanks Nikki. Missed you today at Ally Pally xxDelete
What a great way to approach the challenge. Love the colour swirls. Thank you so much for joining us at IndigoBlu. Jenny xReplyDelete
oh thanks Jenny xxDelete