Monday, 16 June 2014

You have to be in it to win it ......

Happy Monday! 

I hope you've had a good weekend.  I'm still in beautiful Bourton-on-the-Water ...... I could get used to this, waking up to sunshine every morning and sitting in the garden with the first cuppa of the day.  And the biggest decision to make is where to go for dinner.  This is the life!!

I've got a quick reminder for you this morning ....... the latest IndigoBlu Challenge is well under way, but there's still time to get your entry in.
The theme for you this month is ........

Designs using just one colour, or shades of a colour.

My first inspiration piece for you was shades of BLUE.  This time I've gone all pretty in PINK

And just how pretty does she look! ..... I love this stamp, and keeping things to just one colour gives a really striking effect I think.

The finished card size is 7x5, a real favourite of mine.  
I cut a piece of white cardstock slightly smaller than the card front, and stamped my sentiment (from the IndigoBlu Bear Hugs stamp set) across the bottom using Rose Pink Memento ink

I then coloured another piece of white card using shades of pink Distress Inks ..... Spun Sugar and Worn Lipstick. I kept the colour away from the centre as I wanted her face to have a lighter side.
You can see I've also used my favourite technique of flicking water over the ink to remove some of the colour

I stamped Jane using the pink Memento ink again, making sure that part of her face was over the centre of my card that had virtually no colour there ...... see how it adds shading to the image.

To finished her off  I added a pretty pink butterfly to her hair, using another of my well used, favourite stamps, the IndigoBlu Butterfly that was a freebie on an issue of Craft Stamper Magazine some time ago.

Stamped in the same ink colour, then a touch of shading added using Worn Lipstick Distress ink and a waterbrush.

I added a layer of co-ordinating pink card and attached the image above the sentiment.

The design has been carried through to the inside of the card as well ...... those of you that read my blog regularly will know that this is something I always like to do ......

I masked off a section of white card and coloured it using the shades of pink Distress Inks again.  Flicked the coloured panel with water, and stamped the Jane image again ....... note the masking was still in place.

Another layer of co-ordinating pink card and it's all done.  Hope you like it.

Check out the IndigoBlu Challenge blog for more Monochromatic inspiration from the Design Team, then join in the fun.  Remember there's a great prize up for grabs ..... you have until 8pm on July 20th to get your entries in ...... good luck!

Thanks for popping by .... enjoy the rest of your day.  We're having a trip to Thomas Land today, over at Drayton Manor. It's not too far from where we are and a certain little person is insisting we go ..... he's soooo excited.  Sodor here we come!

Cheerio until next time .....



  1. Love the way you have stamped her Linda, she is very pretty indeed. We go off on hols tomorrow so I may miss some of your work, although I will try to keep up! Enjoy the rest of yours! Anne xx

    1. Thanks Anne .... enjoy your holiday xx

  2. This looks stunning Linda,
    Sounds like you're having a good time - Enjoy!
    Avril xx


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