Wednesday, 18 March 2015

IndigoBlu Challenge - Spring Greens

The current challenge at IndigoBlu is Spring Greens - not my go to colour but as it is a friends birthday shortly decided to challenge myself (no pun intended!) on her card.

Here is my entry for the challenge:

The backing card was created by painting it with Peppermint Tea,  stamping with stamps from Loud Music and Notes in  Emerald Green then stencilled using IB's Musical notes  with Snow White which gave a lovely sheen. To contrast I used another stamp from Loud Music and stamped with Olive Green StazOn.

One of my favourite techniques is to distress the edges with a craft knife as I think it gives the card some dimension. The problem with posting cards these days is they have to be fairly flat otherwise the cost of postage increases. By using layers of ink and paint and tearing can at least give the impression of dimension.

A piece of card painted with a mix of Emerald Green and Peppermint Tea was stamped with Snow White using one of the splat stamps from the new Ink Splats set. I made a few splats using very watery Snow White then stamped on the Splattered Guitar from Loud Music with StazOn.

This was torn and the edges dabbed with Peppermint Tea and mounted on a piece of a torn music sheet also dabbed with the same paint  around the edges.

The ribbons were originally white but IB's paints are also fabric paints making it easy to change the colour to match the project. A Musical note from IB's Altered Ego Music sheet painted with Emerald was added to finish off.

I am sure my friend will like it as she does have 'a little bit of the Irish in her'!

Bye for now! Take care!


  1. Fab card ...... great background! Thank you for joining in with the IndigoBlu Challenge .... good luck! LindyLou xx

  2. Lots of wonderful layers and green! I think your friend will love it! Good luck! Maxine x

  3. I love the guitar from Loud music, it looks great with the music paper and layers. Thank you for joining us at IndigoBlu this month, good luck. Nikki K. xx

  4. Absolutely gorgeous. Your friend is sure to love your card. Thank you for joining the IndigoBlu Spring Greens challenge. Gez

  5. Oh Joanie, you've really gone for it with the greens on this! LOVE all that fab layering! Jenny x

  6. Loving the bright greens, very vibrant and the theme is fabulous.