Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Indigo Inspired

This one-layer card is inspired by Japanese indigo fabric.  I masked off the card and heavily sponged my NBUS Memory Box stencil with ink.  (NBUS because I thought it was solid with the leaves cut out but it was the other way 'round.)  I next misted it with Shimmer spritz and water.  After it had dried, I flicked large droplets of water by tapping a paintbrush.  Finally I diecut cut some MB birds and placed a few in the foliage with foam tape. 

The Details:  Recollections 110 lb cardstock, Memory Box Garden Leafy Branches stencil and little birds die, painter's tape, Scotch foam tape, Distress Ink Chipped Sapphire

I'm entering this in The Crafting Cafe Monochrome, Daring Cardmakers Stencil Revolution, Keep It Simple #49 No Stamps, Addicted to Stamps & More #114 CAS, Darnell's NBUS #2

I also timed myself to see if I could make the 15 Minute Little Tangles challenge.  Um, no.  It took me like 5 minutes just to mask!  Since I missed the target time, I splattered on larger water drops.


  1. This would look so lovely hanging in a lovely white frame, Toni! Great design feature to "rain" on your beautiful scene!! Thank you so much for playing again in my NBUS Challenge!! Hugs, Darnell

  2. a beautiful card. thank you for sharing with us at The Crafting Cafe Challenge this week. Marlene DT

  3. Such a beautiful one layer card and I love the striking contrast in your color combo! So glad to have you with us this week at ATSM! We look forward to seeing you again soon!

  4. This card really jumped out at Darnell's challenge...Just had to get a closer stunning with the colors. I have a membory box die that is similar to this one...must give this technique a have inspired me!

  5. The stencil is beautiful and those little birds are so sweet! Thanks so much for playing along at ATSM xx

  6. The indigo is great paired with the white detail. And those birds finish it off perfectly. Thanks for joining us at ATSM this week, Anita x

  7. Such a gorgeous card!
    Thanks for sharing your lovely creation with us at The Crafting Cafe in our Shades Of One challenge!
    Good Luck
    Dawn xx

  8. This is so pretty! Thank you for joining in with the challenge at The Crafting Café. Sammy-x

  9. A lovely creation. Thanks for sharing with us at The Crafting Cafe.

  10. Gorgeous simplicity!

    Thanks for joining us at The Crafting Cafe, and good luck!


  11. Love this, very stylish. Thanks for joining us at the Crafting Cafe. Ax


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