Hi everyone and welcome to the second post of the day (you can find the first one HERE).
It's the start of a new monthly challenge theme over at the IndigoBlu challenge blog; "The trees are starting to turn very subtly to brown and the weather is becoming decidedly more chilly... Here's to hoping for an Indian Summer... "
Indian Summer's are supposed to be warm, colourful and joyous. I have a passion for Indian fabrics and had these in mind with this 'faux paisley' design using, of all things, the new 'Snowflake Bauble' Dinkie stamp. Doesn't it work really well repeat stamped!
I used 'Sheffield Steel' Mega Flakes with the stamp to create this opulent foiled pattern before blending Crushed Olive, Fired Brick and Seedless Preserves Distress Inks over it. To get a really good 'hand dyed' look I spritzed the inks with water and dipped/dried them to add some mottling. The same thing was done to a piece of plain card to be used as a background. And I added more flake to the edges of the separated panels to make them stand out. With a busy background I kept the rest of the card simple by adding a sentiment (stamped with Plum Archival Ink) from the 'Little Voice' A5 stamp set, matted and layered to match.
OK, that's it from me for today but please do check out what my fellow Challenge Design Team mates have been up to and see the amazing prizes up for grabs at the IndigoBlu Challenge blog. And don't forget to leave Lisa Baker and myself a comment on my first post today to be in with a chance of winning an ICE Resin prize! Seriously, all these giveaways! They'll be stocking crackers and decorations at the supermarket next!!!
I'll be back again tomorrow with a new challenge project for A Vintage Journey, so until then take care of yourselves, Jenny xxx