21 August 2014

It's an Indian Summer at the IndigoBlu Challenge Blog

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


  1. What glorious colours, Jenny - and the foiled paisley looks amazing against them (so clever with the snowflake!!). Beautiful!
    Alison xx

  2. Hi Jenny. I love the colours, so rustic and looking good with the silver flakes. Just beautiful!
    Dot x

  3. Wow, what a great effect and beautiful sentiment! Love it! Hugs from Slovenia

  4. Wow, just gorgeous! I can't stop looking at it, all those stunning colours and the beautiful gold embossing! Fabulous! :)

  5. Wow! I would never have guessed it was a snowflake bauble stamp, you are so right it does have a wonderful 'Indian fabric' feel to it and the colours you have used are simply stunning! Anne x

  6. Good afternoon Jenny,
    What a fantastic design, love the colours and what you have done with the stamps .
    Love the sentiment, it has given me and idea for my friend Elaine's Birthday Card.
    Just come back from a trip out and noticed the trees beginning to turn. Almost time for me to go into "hibernation" unless we do get an Indian Summer.

    Patricia xx

  7. stunning inking jenny and who would have thought a bauble would turn out to be indian - looks awesome to me - and i love the sentiment .... I certainly don't mid so clearly it doesn't matter!!!! Hugs rachel x

  8. Lovely choice of colors for an Indian Summer! I love making patterned backgrounds with stamps and this snowflake bauble is gorgeous! Great sentiment! Enjoy!

  9. This is so beautiful with a real Indian feel to it and wonderful texture.

    Love Chrissie x

  10. Those colours are stunning! It would be awesome to have an Indian Summer, seeing as how the actual one, was quick, short, and a bit of a wash out. Autumn ha arrived quite early up here. I've even put the heating back on - *gasp*! I know! Haha. That stamp does look so good repeat stamped, I love my IB minis :D

  11. Beautiful rich colours and glorious gilding! Like this card lots and lots. Beautiful...Ruth x

  12. Only you could have those baubles so perfectly lined up Jenny! The pattern looks wonderfully ornate and regal. Gorgeous blending and a fabulous sentimenttoo. Nicola x

  13. Gorgeous effect with the flakes especially against the inked panels.

  14. Stunning card, great technique and a great quote Jenny!
    greetings, Alie

  15. So true! Love the warm tones and the elegant feel!

  16. A stunning card Jenny and I so love that sentiment xxx

    TFS and hugs Annie x


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