Monday 15 September 2014

IndigoBlu - Indian Summer

Here I go again! How about you, do you like a  challenge?

So I looked up the meaning of an Indian Summer and read that it is a heatwave in Autumn! So I had lots of ideas floating around in my head, including images of India and all the bright colours they use and after looking through my IndigoBlu stamps and paints and having a few failed attempts this is what I came up with! (Thoughts please)!

I really love the image of the lady picking flowers in the garden so felt drawn to her for this challenge!
Here is what I did to put the card together!

The stamp sets I used for this card were 'Live, Love, Laugh', Mr Darcy and Collecting Flowers by IndigoBlu!
The first step was to stamp out the images, colour them in, and for this I used a water pen then cut out the shapes!

I then stamped over the flowers again with brown ink to tone the colour down a little and went around the outside of the images with a dauber and ink!!
I went on to stamp out my main image and went over it with embossing paste to try and give it some texture! I stamped into the paste with one of the flowers. The idea was to create clouds!
Once the paste was left to dry overnight I then brought in some Distress Inks to colour the background!

Before the ink dried completely I used a baby wipe to take away some colour from the flowers to create the clouds!

I then decided to use some of the Mega-Flakes! With a small paintbrush I added details to the flowers with FlitterGlu! Then I covered the glue with the flakes and used the Scoochy Sponge to bring out the details!

I wasn't happy with the way the sentiment looked so I die cut two circles! A black base circle and a white slightly smaller circle with the sentiment stamped onto it!

I used my Sizzix machine to cut out the circles from Spellbinders!

I layered up the circles and glued them in place covering the other stamped sentiment!

The flowers were then arrange around the stamped images using Pinflair glue!

I decided the flowers need a little lift so I used some glitter in the center of each flower!

I had such a lot of fun creating this card! Why not play along too!
Happy Crafting,
Sue xx


  1. Stunning card, love how you have added megaflake to the flower petals, great idea! ... thanks for taking part in the indigoblu challenge this month :-) Sarah

  2. Hello Sarah, Thanks for stopping by and leaving me such a lovely comment!
    I love a challenge and I love IndigoBlu so this was perfect for me!
    Just checked out your blog and love some of your ideas, especially the Rockin' Robin Card! (I have just purchased that stamp)! Sue xx

  3. Your card is beautiful, I love the colours you have chosen and I love the flowers

    1. Thank you Christine! I really enjoyed putting this card together xx

  4. WOW!! Fabulous card ..... great job on cutting out all those gorgeous flowers. thanks for joining in with the IndigoBlu challenge ... good luck! Linda xx

    1. Why, Thank you so much Linda! When you have such great stamps to use its so easy! xx

  5. Thanks for entering in the IndigoBlu Challenge with your great design
    P xx

    1. Thanks for stopping by to take a look Pauline! I really enjoyed this challenge!

  6. Lovely card, love the colours! Thanks for joking our indigoBlu challenge x x

  7. So many flowers Sue, must have taken you hours! They really make the card pop, fab colours. Thank you for joining us in the Indigoblu challenge this month. xx

  8. My goodness Sue, so much work has gone into creating this and those flowers are wonderful. Thank you so much for joining us at IndigoBlu. Jenny x

    1. Hi Jenny, Thanks so much for your comment! I enjoyed joining in xx


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