Tuesday, 11 June 2013

Indigoblu Challenge #4 Backgrounds Galore

I wanted to use my latest Indigoblu stamp for this challenge, Summer Lovin is such a lovely detailed stamp, I just wanted to highlight the main flowers and the butterflies, but there are also, humming birds, bees and scrolls in there. Again I was  inspired by Jo Rice's card using the same stamp.

The title of this challenge is Backgrounds Galore, I used my favourite Itsybitsy background stamp with Cobalt blue Archival ink, I added script stamp and using the Summer Lovin stamp without a block I stamped selected areas, mainly the flowers, butterflies and scrolls.

The topper was stamped using Stormy Sky distress ink and then I coloured the main flowers with promarkers, then I use my perfect medium pen to cover the petals, added clear embossing powder and heated. I then stamped the image again twice coloured and glazed the main flowers and cut out to make embellishments together with some Marianne diecut swirls.

My husband loved the colours I had used so I have 'killed two birds with one stone' as his sister has a birthday in July ...problem solved.

That's all for today, crafting and blogging are having to take a back seat at the moment as we have builders in and I am on call for 'brewing up' and entertaining Jasper (our Lab) so he doesn't get in the way. Hopefully see you soon Bye Annie xxx


  1. Hi Annie, hope the building work is going well, I love your card and it is perfect for our challenge...Thank you for the mention...it is very kind of you....Thank you for entering our IndigoBlu Forever 21 Challenge Blog....Good Luck...Jo. X

  2. Hi Annie, Just posted my entry for this challenge and your card popped out at me so came on for a closer look. love the colours you have used really lovely card I am sure your SIL will love it - good luck in the challenge. Hugs Mo x

  3. Annie, this is gorgeous. Great use of the background stamps and fab attention to detail. Thanks for joinging in with the Forever 21 Challenge ..... Good luck! xx