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Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Indigo Blu Challenge

Hi there folks, I'm just sneaking in with my project for the first Indigo Blu Challenge where the theme is Blu. I couldn't resist some (ok a lot) of the newly released stamps from Indigo Blu and this project features the gorgeous 'Elizabeth Bennet'. She really is a lovely stamp with so much detail. 

I've used an mdf collage frame and painted it up with cream emulsion and distressed with tunbled glass and frayed burlap distress inks. Next came a some Maimeri light modelling paste through a harlequin template from The Crafters Workshop and once that was dry i applied some flitter glu through the template and gilded with Royal Peacock gilding flakes.

I used some cream card for the base of my collage frame, I stamped Elizabeth with flitterglu and gilded her with some more Royal Peacock gilding flakes. Next PanPastel Ultramarine blue and tine through a Rosette flowers teamplate and some more gilded harlequin modelling paste.
I glued the base layer in place and then brushed versamark ink around the edge before adding all sorts of glitter, embossing powder and microbeads in blues and golds. A fair bit of it blew away when i heated it but hey ho, what's left has a pretty sparkle.

I stamped the image again on Neenah Card and coloured Elizabeth with promarkers, adding some microbeads for a bit of dimension to the centres of the flowers and layered her up with some 3d foam. You can see her a bit better in this pic: 

Next came lots of embellies: some cheesecloth, faux pearls, some little blue roses I made with UTEE and some larger blue roses made with Tattered pinecone die cuts (I stamped these with an Indigo Blu fabric weave stamp, a freebie with a previous order and such a useful stamp!) I also added a bird cage die and a birdy on his branch (from Country View Crafts at a real bargain price!!), both distressed with a little distress ink and some gilding flakes. The butterflies were made with an Indigo Blu craft stamper freebie, stamped on acetate and gilded before being glittered on the reverse, they are soooooo sparkly in real life but my dodgy pics haven't captured that too well.

I'm also entering this project in the following challenges:
Craft Room Challenge: In the garden, anything but a card
Country View Crafts: pick and mix
LEJ Designs: Add flowers
Marker POP: use glitter

Well I'd better go as although i've got a day off work I've got an assessed presentation tomorrow and I need to practice (eeeeeeeeeek!!) as well as walk the dogs and mop the floors - Barney has been playing in the garden all morning and seems to have brought most of it in to the house with him lol

Have a lovely day and thanks for popping by
Claire xx


  1. Oh gosh! This is lovely! The stamp is stunninga nd I love how you have picked out areas to colour blue - so effective. Thank you so much for joining in with the inaugural Country View Challenge! x

  2. This is gorgeous - love the Elizabeth Bennet stamp! Great use of the gilding flakes, and i love all the embellies. Thank you for joining in with the first Indigo Blu Challenge. Good luck. Linda xx

  3. WOW!!! This is stunning Claire. I love the image, gorgeous colours and so much beautiful detailing.
    Good luck with your presentation tomorrow!
    Hugs Sue xx

  4. This is just GORGEOUS Claire, love the splash of blue in the flowers, gorgeous details and design...fabulous.

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  5. Fabulous background Claire and I love the stunning image and flowers. TFS

    Crafty hugs

    Annie x

  6. Fabulous Claire, love how you have used the image. Thanks for linking to Country View Challenges.
    Have a great day.
    hugs {brenda} x0x

  7. A beautiful creation Claire - I'm sure the folks and Indigo Blu will be thrilled with how you have used their goodies.
    Beryl xx

  8. This card is STUNNING - WOW!! I LOVE all the little details - so pretty! Thanks for visiting my blog!

  9. Stunning Card,so may wonderful details all put together to produce a marvellous piece of card art! Love it! Thanks for joining us at LEJ Designs!

  10. WOW this is stunning work ..... I love everything you have done to it ... a fab creation
    Thanks for joining us at LEJ Designs

    Good Luck

    Tina DT xx

  11. Claire!!!! what can I say this is simply Divine!!! just yummy and delsih, the colour and texture are gorgeous, thanks for sharing with us at Craft Room Challenge, Debi x

  12. Wow! Your Card is stunning. Amazing coloring! Thanks for joining us st PFP this week. Hugs Frida

  13. Claire, beautiful as usual! I so need that stamp lol. Thank you for sharing with us at the Craft Room. Suzanne xx

  14. Hi Claire, what an amazing creation. Such a lot of work has gone into it but it was so worth it. Your image is beautiful and your colouring is perfect. Love all your embellies. Thanks for joining us at PFP this week. Hugs, Denise x

  15. Very pretty, love that look with the pop of color!

    Thanks so much for playing along with the MarkerPOP! challenge! :)


  16. This is beautiful! Thanks for sharing it. A worthy entry in our first challenge at Country View Challenges. Chris xxx


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