Saturday, 21 February 2015

Spring Greens ........

Happy weekend folks!

Are you doing anything nice this weekend?  I'm hoping for a quiet one myself, maybe spend some time in the old craft room (if I'm lucky!)

It's the 21st of February (already!) and our latest challenge gets underway today over on the IndigoBlu Challenge Blog.
Thank you to everyone that took part last month, as always we had some fabulous entries.
Time to do it all again though ....... This month's theme is all about ......

Spring Greens

Use your fabulous IndigoBlu Stamps and create something amazing in gorgeous shades of green.

Here's a little something to hopefully inspire you .....

I've used one of  the gorgeous new releases from IndigoBlu ......  'Peony Posey' along with my new favourite colour of Distress ink ...... Cracked Pistachio ..... I love it!!!!!

I stamped the image onto a piece of white card and embossed it with a clear powder ...

Look at all the fab detail, and the centre peony is just stunning!  I can see this becoming a firm favourite of mine!

I then swiped the Cracked Pistachio DI onto my craft sheet, spritzed with a little water and used a paint brush to add colour to the image. 
The touches of pink are Picked Raspberry DI, applied in the same way (a gorgeous combination for spring with the new Distress colour) 

I then used the IndigoBlu Diamond stencil, again with the Cracked Pistaschio DI, to fill in some of the white space around the stamped image

To add a little bit more interest to the background I used a paintbrush to flick the watered down distress inks over the design ..... I'm loving the grungy splattered look at the moment.

To finish off  I coloured a piece of white seam binding using the new Distress colour (told you I love it!) 

and used it to attach one of the words stamped from Sarah's Choice

With the front all finished I had to do a little something on the inside

I used part of the Peony Posey image just in one corner ....  stamped, embossed and coloured just like before

Added a little more of the stencil design, and used another of the stamps from Sarah's Choice

Now it's your turn. 

You've got until 8pm on March 20th to get your entries in ..... have fun and happy stamping!!

Thanks for popping by ...... enjoy the rest of your day, and have a great weekend.

Cheerio until next time



  1. There is so much that is fascinating about this beautiful card, Linda! You did an outstanding job with each element! And the inside? Please! I would be thrilled to have that as the front of a card! You really spoil your recipients giving them two cards in one!! Have a wonderful weekend! Hugs, Darnell

  2. Super gorgeous design and love the colors.

    Hugs diane

  3. Oh how I love that Peony stamp..... and you have done such a beautiful card with it Linda, I love the colour tones you used and of course, the way you have finished it off inside - gorgeous work! Hugs, Anne xx

  4. Absolutely gorgeous Linda!! Love these colours ... need to add Cracked Pistachio ink to my wish list! Gorgeous spray of flowers and love the soft sponged harlequin pattern for the background. Loll xx


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