18 March 2013

Just a little bit blue

Hi out there and welcome (back) to my little piece of Blogland. Thank you to everyone who has left comments/messages - they will be replied to asap (just having to do them in small doses at the moment).

Over at the Indigo Blu blog they are having their first challenge - Blue. Thought I'd throw my hat into the ring with this card. It has been made using the Sewing Mends The Soul set.

To keep it soft and feminine I made use of some stash papers. These were cut, layered and stitched together. I also die cut the top two layers to allow some of the bottom layer to show through to add contrast.

One of my favourite parts is the tape measure - using Memento Paris Dusk (the ink used throughout this project) I stamped onto vellum and clear embossed it.

The sewing elements were stamped onto antique gold card and fussy cut. I left them without embossing/glaze of any kind to allow the stamp detail to show clearly and to keep the vintage feel.

The final flourish was another of the tattered florals used on my bag. The net layers allowed the hidden stamped elements to show through.
For some reason this challenge has had me thinking for a long (and unproductive) time but now it's done it feels restrained and elegant - not my usual approach eh?! Hope you like it. Time to sign off for tonight. I'll be getting around to visit as many of you as possible this evening. In the meantime take care, hugs Jenny x


  1. This is lovely, Jenny. It has a real vintage feel.
    Rosie x

  2. This is really lovely Jenny. The background is so pretty and your embellishing is gorgeous.
    Hugs, Fliss xx

  3. Lovely card - such delicate shades of blue... (mine's up tomorrow morning!). So sorry I haven't managed a William Morris... I stalled on it big time, but there have been some really amazing entries.

    Hope you're on the way to full recovery; keep looking after yourself, won't you..
    Alison xx

  4. A very soothing card Jenny with those lovely blue hues. Love all the layers and your stitching and the flower adds yummy texture. Nicola x

  5. Of course I like it - a favourite theme of mine anyway. So very elegant and I like the restrained appearance, lends a very Victorian feel to the card.

  6. Hi Jenny, you may not think it is your usual approach but it has you written all over it! Subtle and understated with lots of beautiful detail, I love it, love the blue and your stitching. A triumph in my eyes. Hugs, Anne x

  7. Hello Jenny. What a wonderful card. I love all the elements you have used to create it. Hugs Rita xx

  8. My goodness Jenny I go off for a couple of days and you are churning out the most wonderful creations. I have scrolled back, you have been so busy. Your creations are all "out of this world" and different. I love them all, I like the sewing theme of todays creation, all the great layers and textures.
    You have reminded me that I have a set of Dies with a sewing theme .........now where did I put them??? Have not seen that for so e time.

    Patricia. XXX

  9. Gorgeous card Jenny love the muted tones
    Suzi B x

  10. This is really eautiful, the colour blue you have used looks great..hope you are taking it easy love trace x

  11. Restrained and elegant is what I'd say too. Beautiful!

  12. Fabulous make Jenny x love those layers and the floral is stunning

    Best wishes to you

    Annie x

  13. A very beautiful card.

    Love Chrissie xx

  14. This is very delicate and the colour choice gives just the right vintage feel - love it.

  15. An awesome combination of colours and textures, Jenny!

    LOVE IT!

    Claudia x

  16. Beautiful Jenny, just love the shades of blue and a fabulous design.

  17. Beautiful card, so delicate and feminine. Thanks for joining us on the first Indigo Blu Forever 21 Challenge, and Good luck! Linda xx

  18. Scrumptious! That stacked flower couldn't be more beautiful.

  19. Wonderful card Jenny, so elegant. I love your die cut top layer, showing all those lovely blues xx


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