16 June 2014

Liquid Gold at IndigoBlu

Hi everyone. It's time for a reminder about the latest IndigoBlu challenge 'Monochromatic'; we've already had some fantastic entries but there's just a little time left and room for more. As well as a generous stamp prize, there is a chance to win a Guest Spot working alongside the Design Team, and even the top three will be invited to do an inspiration piece mid-challenge.


I've gone for gold with this one, inspired by a scrap of paper I'd stamped with the honeycomb background, covered in 'Chariot of Fire' Mega Flake and painted with 'Goldfinger' acrylic paint. The flake resists the paint allowing it to shine through. Leave the metallic paints to dry naturally they even more.


Add that fabulous honeycomb to some coordinating Alter Ego pieces and you've got the start of a positive bee-fest! I love the contrast in finishes achieved by the paint, flake, inks, and embossing.


The background paint colour was achieved by mixing Banana Custard, Burning Bonfire and Pink Iced Gem acrylic paints. I love that these matte paints blend together so well to create custom colours. They are also a fantastic base for stamping on (with some 'tooth' to them) using Archival Inks.


The Alter Egos will take any colour medium. I used a combo of Archival and Distress on the bees, and the metallic paint on the honeycomb shapes. There's no warping or splitting with these tough yet incredibly light embellishments.


A quick tip; if you are stamping words or sentiments with FlitterGlu and adding a covering of Mega Flakes it's best to use single colour flakes as these will make the letters stand out more.


Which colour will you combine with your IndigoBlu stamps? Can't wait to see more of those entries flooding in over at the IndigoBlu challenge blog. If you hop on over there now you'll get the chance to see what the rest of the Challenge Design Team have been up to as well. See you there!
Take care of yourselves, Jenny xxx

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28 comments:

  1. Jenny, what a fabulous card and great interpretation of the challenge. I love all the gold accents and the bee theme is great. Love it. jean.x

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  2. This is gorgeous Jenny, rich in texture and layers with pops of gold everywhere - love it! Chris xxx

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  3. a great make Jenny - really gorgeous in golds! Hugs rachel x

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  4. Wow Jenny what a beautiful card.
    Love all the gold, it reminds me of pure honey. Nice !!!!
    Love, Veerle xx

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  5. Pure gold comes to mind, Jenny! I love the bee hive you have created and all the little honeycomb elements! Fabulous. Hugs!

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  6. Lovely card Jenny, fab little wooden embellies xxx

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  7. The bee fest is wonderful Jenny and I love the richness of the gold, it reminds me of honey too. Anne xx

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  8. Love the bees around the honeycomb Jenny, fab design and textures. Hugs Annette x

    http://nettysartadventures.blogspot.co.uk/

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  9. Really gorgeous, Jenny! Love the wooden embellishments! Hugs, Sandra

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  10. Very clever, the embellies are great in gold, lovely card! Ruth x

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  11. What a lovely project Jenny! The gold and browns are perfect for the bee theme - so many wonderful layers and textures on this!

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  12. Going for gold - and how!! Such great texture and that splattered background is fabulous. Love the beehive!
    Alison xx

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  13. Oh this is such a beautiful creation, Jenny. I love the great texture and color scheme you created. Wonderful design. :)

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  14. Brilliant, it amazes me how you can produce so many wonderful "works of art"
    Keep them coming,
    Hugs

    Patricia xx

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  15. The flake/paint resist technique looks amazing! A wonderful golden card.

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  16. Loving these colours and the card is bee-eautiful ;-) Maxine x

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  17. Such an interesting way to use those paints!! Love all the bee inspiration incorporated into this piece, great textures all round, fabulous!

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  18. A fantastic monochrome look, great piece of art.

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  19. I don't own any of the flakes but I have to say that your technique looks positively amazing.
    Gorgeous card.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  20. Another beeutiful card Jenny, I've never used the mega flakes with paint over before, the technique looks great. Mo x

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  21. A great detailed card, Jenny...
    greetings,
    Alie

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  22. This is gorgeous Jenny, love the richness of the gold.
    Avril xx

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  23. Loving all your layers of gold and texture. Great design.
    Julie x

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  24. Your rich gold card is gorgeous Jenny, Loving all the honeycomb elements! Jan x

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  25. You have the Midas touch!!! GORGEOUS card! Love the honeycomb!!!

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  26. I love this 'bee-fest' Jenny!! Absolutely stunning all in gold!! So inspirational and so gorgeous!! ox

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  27. This is fabulous Jenny :-) wonderful layers and colours.
    I adore the bees and honeycomb....stunning make
    Hugs Annie

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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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