21 April 2014

Words are all you need at IndigoBlu

Hi everyone and welcome. It's challenge time at IndigoBlu and the theme for this month is 'Words are all you need'.


I have always loved this IndigoBlu sentiment (you may have seen it somewhere else from me this month... :) and took it as the focal point of this card as I find 'words are all you need' to get your mojo working sometimes. Using Archival Ink ensures a crisp image from the stamp and Distress Stains gave the sentiment panel a shabby chic feel.


Taking the words literally I used the fabulous Clock Face Stencil with Archival Ink over a background of White Gee-Sso Good and Park Lane English Cottage Artists Acrylic Paint. These dry beautifully matte and are the perfect base for layering over other inks and sprays.


The Black and White Gee-Sso Good are also perfect for adding splatters and lines to add to the grungy, aged feel and frame the card. I also used the cogs and gears stamp from the same 'Take The Time' set, again with Archival Ink.


Don't you just love those daisies? I used a couple of the Alter Egos, painting them with Gold and Pantry White English Cottage Artists Acrylic Paint.
If you use thick brush strokes to layer on the petals and then heat on a high setting with your heat gun the paint bubbles up and texturises to give them even more definition.


Some vellum die cut leaves and a matting layer completed the card and helped to draw the eye onto the fabulous sentiment.


Please do pop over to the new IndigoBlu challenge to see what the design team have been up to, as they have worked hard to provide you with even more inspiration. And remember, a prize awaits the winner of the challenge this and every month, so what are you waiting for?

Thanks for joining me this Easter Monday and take care of yourselves, Jenny xxx

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32 comments:

  1. Jenny this is stunning! I love it all, but the background is just amazing. I must have a look at those acrylics, but how did you lay them down to look so shabby like that? Fabulous (as always!) x

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  2. This looks absolutely stunning Jenny!!!

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  3. I am blown away by the beauty of your piece Jenny. In fact I pinned it so I can enjoy the beautiful blues you achieved.

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  4. Beautifully shabby Jenny, the background looks amazing as do the colours you have worked with, altogether a stunning and inspirational card. xx

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  5. Gorgeous card Jenny love the background treatment and colours you've used x

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  6. Love the shabby blue grey of this card, Jenny. The clock and the daisies are the perfect embellishments for a wonderful sentiment stamp.

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  7. Actually I do love those daisies, Jenny! Love the shabby feel all over this card and that sentiment is a great focal point! Happy Monday!

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  8. A stunning card Jenny, as other have said, the background looks amazing! Those daisies are gorgeous and I just love the whole composition of this card! Wonderful!

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  9. Wow, I'm missing words, that's a wonderful piece of art. Love every detail.

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  10. Gorgeous card, Jenny! Love that you've used indigo blue for the card! The sentiment is amazing and so is the background! Hugs, Sandra

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  11. The background you created is so, so beautiful - gorgeously shabby and those daisies are wonderful. Love that clock stencil too. Anne xx

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  12. Well, that sounds like a challenge right up my street! A gorgeous card, Jenny - the shades of blue-gray are so delicately subtle and atmospheric, and that is a fabulous sentiment stamp. Wonderful paint texture on the flowers too.
    Alison xx

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  13. What a stunning project, it's beautiful.

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  14. Fabulous Jenny! Love that smoky blue and the way you used the stencil! The daisies and the link with the words - perfect! Chrisx

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  15. What a wonderful sentiment that is and beautiful attention to detail in using flowers on your card and that wonderful clock face stencil.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  16. It's a huge WOW from me Jenny. Those worn, shabby chic colours are fabulous! xx

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  17. OHHHHHHH it is lovely. Makes me think of blue stonewashed denims and high-school crushes, especially the daisies. Feeling so nostalgic right now!

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  18. Love this card Jenny... fabulous textures and intriguing techniques with the heat gun. The sentiment is a beautiful one. Cheers, Di

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  19. Fabulous design Jenny ....I love the painted background. It's funny we've both used the same stamp/stencil and got two completely different looks ..... great minds and all that!! xx

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  20. Hello denim feel! This card is so unique and original! It's just fabulous...and love the clock!

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  21. Wow, lovin' this Jenny! Your colour palette is divine and such a kewl design - beautiful! Chris xxx

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  22. I love the Denim look of this fab card Jenny...huge Congrats too as I only found out your wonderful news about joining Indigo Blue yesterday with Astrid.

    It certainly is a wonderful sentiment

    TFS and Best Wishes

    Annie x

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  23. Oh, this is such a gorgeous creation, Jenny. Love your beautiful design. :)

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  24. Wow...fabulous card...background turn out really amazing!

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  25. Hi Jenny, this is a gorgeous card, I have this stencil and have not used it yet, thank you for inspiration. Mo x

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  26. The words are wonderful but the daisy's make the card for me :)
    Von ♥

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  27. Fantastic card, love the blue and the decorations and the background is simply stunning! =)
    Hugs, Elenor

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  28. this is so stunning - had to pop over for a closer look - pinned - and am now following! hugs rachel x

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Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving your comments - they are really appreciated. Jenny xxx

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