Monday, 10 June 2013

Happy Fathers Day with Indigo Blu

This week at Creative Creations Challenges we were lucky enough to be sponsored by Indigo Blu

So welcome and i hope you like my card!

I stamped the man in top hat image from part of my Indigo Blu collection Pomp and Pageantry onto a oval nestabilite and used TH distress inks in gathered twigs and  scattered straw to just edge it and make it complement the colour scheme i had chosen. 

I used an 8x8 Kraft card and a pieces of paper from my stash in brown and a mustard colour. I then took a white piece of paper and flitter glued a background using the Union Jack and used Lancashire Rose gilding flakes to get the background.  A lovely effect for sure!I then used Gold brilliance ink pad to stamp great britain onto the background.

I stamped Father's day onto a tag and then edged it with flitter glu and used chariot of fire gilding flakes to finish of the edges...

I enjoyed playing with the Indigo Blu stuff although it does take a bit of practice with the gilding flakes and and antistatic cloth is a must (tumble dryer cloths work just as well)

I have a second card for you today hope you like:

i used a stepper card and covered it with My Minds Eye - Lost and Found Two
then stamped six Union Jacks and distressed them in various blues..Tim Holtz Weathered Wood,Faded \jeans, Broken China and Stormy Sky. I mounted them in a fan shape on two steps and added the top hat man and the lion from Pomp and Pageantry...and then stamped the sentiment Quintessentially English for the top right of the card.

Well i hope you have a look at the Indigo Blu website as there is some wonderful things you can buy and play with.....i now how five types of gilding flakes and Ella Bella and i think given time (and money of course) could get quite addicted.....i especially want to try their Ice Resin and Kroma fingers are

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:

Indigo Blu Forever 21 - Backgrounds
The Crafters Cafe - Fathers or for a male
Craft your passion challenges - Fathers day/masculine
Cafty Card Makers - Father's day
Get Inky Challenge - Creation for boys and men
Tammy's Scrappin Corner - Manly card/ Fathers Day
Hobby Cutz Challenges - Masculine/Fathers day

I hope to see you all at Creative Creations Challenges and look forward to seeing your creations.


  1. Lovely cards! Love the colours on the 2nd one x

  2. These are wonderful creations with great details. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
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  3. Wow!! Fantastic!! Thank you for sharing this lovely creation of yours with us at Hobbycutz this fortnight! Good Luck in the draw ...
    Crafty hugs

  4. WOW this card is amazing. I like the gold you used it brings out that special touch.
    Thanks for joining us at Craft your Passion.
    xxx Michelle

  5. Wow, what a stunner. Love all the gilding flakes, and the way you have edged your main image to blend it into the background. Also really like your stepper card.

    Hope you don't mind my pointing out, but the flag you have used is not the English flag. It's the Union Flag, or more commonly called the Union Jack. The English flag is just a plain red cross against a plain white background, known as St. George's Cross. The Union Flag combines the English St George's Cross with the Scottish white Saltire against a blue background, known as St. Andrew's Cross and the two combined make the Union Flag.

    Apologies for the lesson in flags!

    Thanks for sharing your lovely creation with us

    Lin xx
    Crafty Cardmakers

  6. Wow Anita! Both cards are very creative; but I love that first one!! The colors and all the shiny stuff! It is pretty awesome!

    Thank you for sharing your wonderful creation with us at Tammy's Scrapin Corner!! I am your newest follower and would love to have you follow my blog also. Have a fabulous day!! Hugs, Gloria

  7. Both your cards are stunning, you've created wonderful looks on both cards. I honestly can't choose a favourite they're both so nice and I love both colour ways. The greeting on the second card is great is it a stamp?

    Thanks for joining in with my challenge and sharing with us at Crafty Cardmakers.


  8. Great card. Love all the gilding. Have been playing a lot with them myself. Definitely have a go at Kroma crackle - I've used it on wooden hearts and had great fun. Thanks for joining us Crafty Cardmakers this time. Cxxx

  9. Fab card, love the use of the gilding flakes. Thanks for playing along at Crafty Cardmakers. Good luck! Sharon x

  10. Great cards! Thanks for joining us at CYP! HUgsxx

  11. A lovely creation. Thanks for sharing with us at Hobbycutz Challenges and good luck.

  12. Great cards. Love the Union Jack done in the gilding flakes, very striking. Thanks for joining in with the Forever 21 challenge ....... Good luck! x

  13. Great card. Thanks so much for joining us at HobbyCutz

  14. Beautiful cards. Love both. Very elegant in vintage.
    Thank you for joining us at Hobbycutz “Father`s day/Masculine” Challenge and we hope to see you again.

  15. Great cards & techniques. I will have to check out more about the gilding flakes; yours looks so nice!

    Thank you for joining us at Get Inky! Challenge.

    ~Beth – Get Inky! DT


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