Monday, 18 April 2016

Yellow, Pink and Green!

I am loving this colour combo which came up in a challenge - the colours look so lovely together!


I stamped the beautiful IndigoBlu Stylised Flowers in black Versafine and embossed with clear powder.  I used watercolour card and taped it down to a board then brushed the whole thing with clean water and added the watercolour paints.  I used Gansai Tambi paints which are lush, I treated myself last year when Amazon had them on an amazingly cheap deal!  When dry, I added some white texture paste which I had coloured with some of the pink paint, through a stencil and left to dry.  The sentiment is a Spellbinders die and I painted it with clear Wink of Stella.  For a bit more sparkle, I added Liquid Pearls sprinkled with glitter around the flower heads.  I was going to trim the panel to take off the uneven painty edges but I liked them so left it as it was.

I would like to enter this into the IndigoBlu challenge which is to use Yellow, Pink and Green.

I love IndigoBlu stamps - I bought these awesome flowers second hand and didn't use them for ages. When I did, I noticed they was absolutely covered in glue that had obviously been there for a very long time!  I used IndigoBlu Easy Peasy stamp cleaner which got some of it off and then I had to drench it in Crafter's Companion Stick Away, leave it for a while, then scrub at it for ages with a tooth brush then wash it in soapy water! It was a right hoo ha!  Worth it though cause the flowers stamp out perfectly which is testament to the wonderful quality of IndigoBlu stamps!

Thank you so much for visiting me, I love it when you do and your comments are much appreciated! Have a lovely day and take care! Christine xxx.

19 comments:

Barb said...

Your card is beautiful Chris and I agree with you it is a lovely colour combination. I really like your paste and pink liquid pearls.

You certainly proved that the stamps are of a very high quality. Barbxx

Marina said...

I love those pretty, sunny colours with those arty effects. Thank goodness you managed to get the glue off the stamps!

chrissie said...

Lovely colours as the background for your great stamping

Love Chrissie xx

Redanne said...

When I saw this challenge at IB my first thought was, hmm, not sure about those colours together but wow Chris, you have made them look beautiful together. It was worth persevering with the stamps to get them clean because they have stamped beautifully! Lovely work. Hugs, Anne xx

Kay Molyneux said...

Very effective card, very stylish. Thank you for entering the IndigoBlu Challenge. Kay x

Scrapmate said...

Lovely colours and the flowers look like they were worth the effort to get them into a stamp-able state.

Princess Judy Palmer said...

It is a lovely color combo. This is a nice, soothing card--very spring like and hopeful.

Darnell J Knauss said...

Frame it!! Honestly, Chris, I can see how much work and care went into this fabulous creation and it deserves a place on the side table!! And what a testament on those stamps! Some child must have mistreated them - a stamper would never have let that happen, but good for you to work so hard to clean them!! Hugs, Darnell xxoo

Wenda said...

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

Hugs Wenda

Nikki Killinger said...

Pretty card, thank you for joining us at Indigoblu, good luck. Nikki K. xx

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Well done on cleaning up these lovely second hand stamps there, Chris and lovely cheery card, beautifully done!
Thanks so much for the inspiration.
Shaz in Oz.x

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Neet said...

That's a very pretty card Chris. Love the colours you have used and the little dots in the two corners - was that a stencil?
Hope you are well.
Hugs, Neet xx

SARN said...

Wonderfully colourful and totally gorgeous. xxx

Anita in France said...

Soft, delicate and so very pretty, Chris ... those pastel watercolours are just lovely! Hugs, Anita :)

Julia said...

Great colour combination and the dotty detail is just yummy. I love this card.

debby4000 said...

Beautiful card, love the colours.
luv
Debby

Jackie said...

I love everything about this, Chris. The bright, Spring colours, those fabulous pink dots and the way the texture paste continues the flower petals. A gorgeous birthday card! jx

scrappymo! said...

This is a wonderfully arty card!

Karen Petitt said...

Beautiful card! Those watercolours are very popular and I am trying very hard not to purchase them as I already have my AquaTints, lol, but I am weakening fast. Love the colours you used and those stamps are lush and right up my street so will check to see if they still sell them Karen xx