Thursday, 15 March 2012


I've been having lots of fun with some new IndigoBlu stamps from Joanna Sheen. It's amazing the different feel you can give to a project by choosing the colour scheme carefully. Now someone sent me some fabulous ribbon in a swap and that was the starting point for this project. I chose colours to match, and the rest flowed from there.


It's funny that there's not much of the ribbon left on show now! I like to use pieces of cut 'n' dry foam to blend the distress ink background, it's great getting your fingers good and close to your work. Splodges of picket fence distress stain are used on the main panel before stamping the sentiment to make it stand out better against the background.


Watercolour paper makes a great medium for butterflies. It takes lots of colour well and soaks up any amount of distress stickles you want to add; it's easy to cut out and shapes nicely when dry.

"Flower trim"

Plenty of flower trim left yet - thanks Lee! It's so easy to colour with distress inks to match your project.


This angled view makes it easier to see the dimension.

IndigoBlu unmounted stamp set: Wild Meadow
Distress Inks: Pine Needles, Bundled Sage, Scattered Straw, Spiced Marmalade, Rusty Hinge, Barn Door
Distress Stain: Picket Fence
Archival Ink: Cobalt
Cardstock: thin white for inking and stamping, thick red for card blank
Flower trim

Entered for the following challenge:
Joanna Sheen: Spring / Easter


  1. Wow Maddy this card looks fabulous. The colours are brilliant and I love how the flower trim coloured so well. Fantastic stamps and I love the butterfly. Lee x

  2. oh wow Hun,this is just stunning,the detail is just fantastic,the background is just so effective Hun,and the colours are amazing,hugs Cherylxxxx

  3. Very pretty, love the colours, butterfly and those sweet flowers. Thank you for sharing your gorgeous work with us over at Midweek Magnolias this week. Good luck in the draw.
    Suzi x

  4. Wow! This is stunning, I LOVE those colours and the roses look gorgeous. Am now following you =)
    Lindsay xx

  5. Beautiful card. Love the vibrant colours and the rosette flower trims. xx

  6. This is such a beautiful and pretty card, the colours are so warm and perfectly blended. Beautiful ribbon detail too, stunning card :) Donna x

  7. Beautiful card, gorgeous butterfly and once again the colours are stunning. Kathy xx

  8. Stunning - this is a work of art! :)




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