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


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

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

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

  3. This is beautiful Theresa, good luck.

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

  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

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

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

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

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

  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.

  11. Stunning!

    Thanks for entering the IndigoBlu challenge

  12. Fab card love the background and sentiment