Wednesday, 13 April 2016

Yellow, Pink & green @ Indigo Blu

Hi Everyone,

I have been playing in my craft room today with one of the stamps that I was lucky enough to win on the Indigo Blu challenge last month with my Look and you will find card click HERE if you missed it.  Their theme for this month is Yellow Pink & Green click on this link for the details.  I had just  ordered two delicious new paint colours to add to my collection Lemon Meringue Pie, and Marshmallow, so I had a good start and as  I also needed a birthday card for a neighbour who loves her garden this is what I created.

 I started by stamping the rain droplets stamp onto a 13mm square piece of card with VersaMark and  embossed with white embossing powder.  I used a tiny bit of Lemon Meringue Pie watered down and painted over the whole of the card and dried. 
 Next I tore the card into strips before gluing them back down onto another piece of card, overlapping them as I went.
I took the Colour Me Daisy stamp and stamped and embossed as earlier, I was not sure at this stage which colour I was going to use so I did two complete daisies and on a separate piece of card I just stamped all around the edges.   
 I wanted a focal point and spotted the perfect sized piece of patterned paper on the front cover of my 12" x 12" Floral Fantasy paper pad.  I used paint to watercolour over the paper just to yellow it up a little more for this project and  to make the flower pop out more.
 Next I thought about some more green on the card but I only had Peppermint green and this got totally lost amongst the vivid colours of the pink and yellow.  I had a light bulb moment and mixed together Lemon Meringue and Park Lane and bingo a lovely green emerged for my dimensional leaves.
As we look a little closer you can see that I cut up the pink daisy I had stamped earlier into smaller squares.  I saved the yellow one for another project and did another pink one which I used to die-cut the birthday wording).  The fussy cut butterfly was on another panel on the front cover of the paper pad. 
 The leaves are from a spring greens die and I just tucked them under the panel where I thought they could become an extension of the existing leaves on the panel.

I hope my neighbour will be happy with it (I hope she likes Pink & Yellow!)
Mo x


  1. A real stunner of a card Mo, I would never think to put pink and yellow together but you have made them look amazing together. I love the new daisy stamp and you have used it so cleverly here! I think your neighbour will be absolutely delighted to receive this beauty! Hugs, Anne xx

  2. lovely layering Mo and a great use of the colours - gorgeous! Hugs Rachel - p.s thanks for joining the Indigo Blu challenge this month! Hugs rachel x

  3. Fabulous use of the colour combination - I love how you created the delicate striped webbing with the stamp for the background (and that fab lettering) and the subtle tinting of the focal image is lovely.
    Alison x

  4. thank you for the tutorial pretty

  5. I have been such a bad blogger, that I totally missed this beautiful piece. So glad I caught up now, beautiful soft colours and so cleverly done!!

  6. What a fabulous card! love it. Thank you for entering the IndigoBlu Challenge. Kay x

  7. Great card, thanks for joining us at the IndigoBlu challenge.

    Hugs Wenda

  8. Beautiful card Mo, absolutely love the colours. Good luck in the Indigoblu challenge. Nikki K. xx