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
Passion for Promarkers: butterflies
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