Hi everyone and welcome. This month I've got the chance to provide a piece for the latest IndigoBlu challenge, the theme of which is 'Pocket Full of Posies'. Well, with the RHS Chelsea Flower Show getting us all ooohing and aaahing at the gorgeous blooms on show this was always going to be an easy task! I took inspiration from the unusual ways those clever designers have come up with to display the fruits (or rather flowers!) of their labours, including ageing things to give the impression the gardens have been in situ for decades (which of course they haven't).
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Having picked up some cheap canvases recently I put one to good use, covering it a little stencilling and some bubbled metallic paint before adding layers and drips of English Cottage Artist's Acrylic Paints. Then I attacked it with a piece of sandpaper! I know! Having spent ages getting the paint right some of it was being rubbed away!!! At first I was a bit ginger about doing this (less is more sometimes) but then became rather violent and the results were much better (though maybe you should be the judge of that).
Now for those posies, well no, in this case poppies from the newly released 'Giant Poppy' and 'Poppycock' sets. I diluted the paints and water-coloured these before cutting them out, layered them up and grouping them together. They needed a bit of grounding so I used the grid pattern from the 'Rugged Edge' set and stamped it with White and Black Gee-Sso Good! to continue that aged structural look. Ta dah!!!
Right, that's it from me. Now I highly recommend a trip over to the IndigoBlu online shop to see what else is 'New In' before going over to the challenge to see more gorgeous inspiration. And then it's over to you to join in to be in with a chance to win a fabulous prize.
That's all for now folks. Thanks for joining me today and whatever you're up to today, take care of yourselves. Jenny xxx