Sunday, 10 March 2013

First Post (listen to the bugles!!) - Joy!


As I have started accepting some of the challenges laid down by other crafters, I felt I had better make it easier to upload my work.  So here is my first attempt.  Probably should have taken more pictures whilst I was making it!  Ah well!

This is in response to the Indigo Blu challenge - Blue.  Keep it simple, I thought.  So I used my brayer with an initial layer of big and juicy ink to create a background, then distress inks to create a feeling of twilight.  And finally, before I finished on the background, I used a water brush to lighten the centre to create a sunset sort of mood.

I used the Dancing Children stamp, with chipped sapphire DI, and the trusty water brush to put them in silhouette, and to give them a shadow to ground them. There is a faint hint of cosmic shimmer watercolour paint around the children, to give them an aura of magic.

Finally, mounted on to dark blue card, to pull the blues together, with a Viva pearl pen to create the pearls.  Letters from Ideology, ransom, dabbed with gold and pearl adirondack dabbers.  Hey presto!  Joy!


  1. Beautiful , I love the background and thanks for reminding me about this stamp....I haven't used it for a while....Thank you for entering the IndigoBlu Challenge blog....good luck...hugs. Jo. X

  2. Fabulous card, I love the background. Thank you for joining in with the first Indigo Blu Challenge. Good luck.
    Linda x

  3. I think this is so cool, you can just feel the energy very well done!

  4. Really really love what you have done with this! Thanks for joining us at the Forever 21 Challenge.

    Clare H - IndigoBlu DT