Friday, 21 February 2014

Going for Gold!

Morning everyone, Happy Friday!

It's February 21st ...... it's 10am  ..... and it's the new IndigoBlu Challenge - yeaah!!

Thanks to everyone that took part in last month's From the Heart challenge ..... we had a fabulous selection of entries.
We have a winner, chosen at random ...... Congratulations this month go to Bianca, entry number 2, a very worthy winner indeed.
And don't forget, we also have our Top 3 Runners up, chosen by the DT ....... If you entered last month pop over to the challenge site ...... one of them could be you!

The theme for this month is .......


Inspired by the Winter Olympics, we thought it would be a good excuse for you to all add a bit of bling to your creations ....... gilding flakes possibly.

Here's my inspiration piece for you ...... keep your standards high girls ... that's my advice.

I've used one of the early IndigoBlu stamp sets ....... Brideshead  It's a really nice collection of vintage images .... you even get a miniature version of Aloysius - soooo cute!!  I've teamed the set up with the gorgeous Vintage Flourish (have I mentioned before how much  I love this stamp!)

I started out by masking off a strip across a piece of white cardstock (finished card size by the way is A5), then added some colour using Distress inks.  I used Tea Dye, Vintage Photo, Scattered Straw and finished with just a touch of Mustard Seed - it looks kind of golden coloured.  With the masks still in place I flicked over some clean water and let it sit for a couple of seconds, then removed the excess with kitchen roll.

I then stamped the bank note image from the set using a grey Versafine ink, and stamped off the edge of the card.  Now for the gold touches ...... I used the Vintage Flourish stamped with Flitter Glu, again off the edge of the card, and then added Chariot of Fire Mega Flakes over the top .....

The flakes were used to highlight more of  the stamped images from the Brideshead set ...... the pocket  watch

The champagne label ..... every girl likes a bit of Bolly!!!

And of course the sentiment says it all .....

I finished off by adding the car ...... embossed with clear powder to give it a nice showroom shine ...

And as always I've carried the design over to the inside of the card

Feel like giving it a go? Why not ...... there's another fab prize up for grabs this month.  
Check out the Challenge Blog for more inspiring ideas from the rest of the IndigoBlu DT.   

Thanks for popping by today.  Remember you have until 8pm on March 20th to get your entries in .......What will your take on GOING FOR GOLD be?  Good luck everyone.

Cheerio for now ...... have a great weekend.


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