Sunday, 12 May 2013

Live Your Life in Colour

I have some more gilding wax projects to share, but thought we'd take a break today and have something colourful to celebrate the arrival (and departure!) of Spring :-)

"Live Your Life in Colour"

There's a new craft shop in Ballymena - wayhay! It's called Gemini Crafts and the lovely lady who runs it, called May, is as mad and enthusiastic about papercrafting as me! We could hardly stop talking long enough for me to buy some crafty stash, but this card has a few things on it that I bouight from her. Also, she sells Pan Pastels and IndigoBlu stamps, as well as loads of distress stuff, so you can imagine I am very happy about that! So, a big shout out to May and I wish you every success in your venture.

The background for this card is in monotone and stamped with the same stamps as the main panel.


I love the IndigoBlu nature stamps, and reach for them constantly when stamping. This poppy meadow background stamp is just gorgeous. The scene is coloured with pan pastels, stamped in versamark and the ink rubbed with more pan pastels to get a soft, colouring effect. Diecuts and the grey lace are also coloured with pan pastels. The soft green lace is the colour that it was when my good friend Lee gave it to me - she scored some real vintage lace, and it's wonderful stuff!! Thanks Lee :-)

IndigoBlu stamp sets: Alice II, Poppy Meadow
Pan Pastels
versamark ink pad
Cheery Lynn flourish (can't believe how easily this cuts out!)
Spellbinders Die D-Lites - Bluebell & Foxglove
Hobby House flowers
cardstock: white 300gsm & 160gsm, pink 160gsm
vintage lace
adhesives: PVA, Pinflair
Entered for the following challenge:
IndigoBlu Forever 21 - Challenge 3 Flowers


  1. That is sooo beautiful! I love the monochrome with colour panel idea. Gorgeous!

  2. So many things to look at today. Everything is absolutely stunning. I love the sentiment on this card xx

  3. Such a beautiful card Maddy. I love the design and the delicate colours are gorgeous.
    That's good news about a new craft shop opening near you. Both my local shops closed last year which was such a shame and somehow it's just not the same shopping on line all the time.
    All the best
    hugs Sue xx

  4. This is beautiful Maddy, simply gorgeous. Im glad the lace came in handy too. Lee x

  5. Just hopping by
    Stunning card and lovely colours.
    hoppity x

  6. Beautiful card, love your little summery scene. Thanks for joining in the with Indigo Blu Forever 21 Challenge ..... Good luck! Linda W xx

  7. Beautiful card! Love how you created the scene and the dies match perfectly!

    Thanks for entering the IndigoBlu Challenge

    Clare H


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