Wednesday, 21 May 2014

New Challenge at Indigoblu - Monochromatic

Morning everyone, I hope the rain is staying away for you in the day time so far, it's nice here but a bit nippy this morning.  I'm 'furbaby' sitting, had our friends dog for the night last night with our dog, they are like sisters and it's been so funny, watching them play!

My DT piece for the Monochromatic theme over at the Indigoblu blog challenge this month is purples, and you can see lots more brilliant inspiration from the rest of the team there too.  All we ask is that you use Indigoblu stamps only, but you can make cards, art, mdf shapes, anything goes, and following the theme of the month of course.

For full rules you can click on the tab at the top of the Challenge page, it will give you more information. There is also an inspiration page there, and you can learn about our lovely DT.

So to start, I used milled lavendar distress ink to lay a background to stamp on.  I splashed it with water and dried it, to give some effect.  The honeycomb is also stamped in the same.  The poppies from Poppy Meadow were then stamped along the bottom of the card, and a single poppy as my feature, in Versafine purple.  The bird (take flight) and sentiment from Grand Tour II are stamped in the same.

I coloured the poppies with milled lavender distress marker, and added some glamour dust glitter to the stamens.  The leaves and stem of the poppy are coloured in with a prismacolour pencil in mulberry, but it was a little pink so I went over with the milled lavendar distress ink to tone it down a little.  And the same on the bird. The bird also has some glamour dust to highlight his wings and tail.

All the panels are edged in versafine purple.  Here it is finished:

I hope you like it.  Hop across to the Challenge blog, get some inspiration, and join in this month, we have had such lovely cards for the Words challenge, we would love to see your take on Monochromatic.

Have a good day,

Best Wishes,


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