IndigoBlu is one of my favourite crafty brands. I love the designs of their stamps. Distressed, delicate and just utterly gorgeous.
So, with more of us joining in with the same challenge this week, is was going to be a good one.
I received the IndigoBlu "Bloomin' Great" stamp set
My mind started ticking. I left making a start on the challenge for a couple of days as I had so many ideas, I couldn't decide which ones to try!
I had a list of things I wanted to do...
* I wanted to do something different than a card.
* Lately, I seem to reach for the 8 X 8 card stock so wanted to do something bigger.
* I wanted a simple but striking colour palette....
I decided on a wall hanging. I could imaging this on a lovely painted garden shed.....
IndigoBlu has a kind of vintagey, distressed feel to their stamps so wanted to chose suitable colours and stick to a minimal colour palette.
I chose to work with my Distress Inks and picked Broken China, Chipped Sapphire, Vintage Photo, Old Paper and Peeled Paint to play with.
I also wanted to give it a watercolour painted feel so chose to work on watercolour 300gsm card stock.
To start with, I stamped the large flower on to watercolour card twelve times with black Archival Ink. I coloured it with the Broken China and Chipped Sapphire Distress Ink using a waterbrush.
I then stamped ten of the large leaf stamp on to watercolour card using black 'Ink It Up' Ink. I then heat embossed it using gold 'Heat it up' embossing powder.
I coloured the leaves with a waterbrush and Old Paper Distress ink and went over the centre of the leaves with Vintage Photo Distress ink.
I then stamped the large plaque stamp on to the card and again heat embossed it with the gold embossing powder.
I tore the edges around the design and coloured it with the range of Distress Inks I was using. I stamped the sentiment in the center, at an angle of the plaque using the 'You're Bloomin' Great' stamp but only used the "Bloomin'" part of the stamp.
For the background, I wanted to use something large and easy to manipulate. I decided to use cardboard. I peeled the top layer of the cardboard off so the corregated part was showing. I painted the cardboard with an olive coloured emulsion paint, then painted over the top, with teal coloured emulsion. I then randomly inked over the top with gold ink.
When the paint dried, I adhered the plaque to the bottom of the background. I then arranged the flowers at the top. I overlaid two flowers on top of each other, but put a wash of Vintage Photo Distress Ink on the bottom layer.
I tied little knots of teal coloured ribbon and arranged them in between the flowers.
Then added porcelain butterfly beads.
To finish, I put two holes in the top and tied gold rope ribbon in a triple knot to hold. I also added a length of the rope ribbon with a triple knot at each end to the bottom to mirror the rope at the top.
Ingredients for my creation
* IndigoBlu "Bloomin' Great" stamp set
* Waterco1our card stock 300gsm
* Black Archival Ink
* Black 'Ink It Up!' ink
* Gold 'Heat It Up!' embossing powder
* Distress Inks - Broken China, Chipped Sapphire, Vintage Photo, Old Paper, Peeled Paint.
* Gold Versacolour ink
* Teal coloured ribbon
* Gold rope ribbon
* Glue gel
I loved, loved, loved participating in this challenge, although I did have to 'swap' teams for the week!! (We have a healthy team A v's team B battle going on!! Ha Ha)
Having the chance to work with some rubber stamps and them being part of the fabulous IndigoBlu range.... It's been a good week...
Hope you like this recent creation, would love for you to leave me a comment.
Hope to see you soon, toodles for now.