Wednesday, 12 August 2015

Challenge 30 - Top 3 Inspiration - Precious Metals

Good morning!

Lovely to have you joining us again on the challenge blog, today it's time for the Top 3 from Challenge 29 - Flutterby, to share the pieces they have designed especially for us, to inspire you further this month, in the 'Precious Metals' challenge.  You still have a few days to enter, hurry and join us HERE.

I think you will agree these lovely ladies have done us proud!  Hop across to their blogs via the links to see how they made these inspirational pieces.

First we have Jane:

Jane had this to say:

I cannot tell you how much fun I have had doing this card, I was transported right back to my childhood days of doing wax crayon rubbings on gravestones and leaves and all sorts of different textures....except that there were no wax crayons in this technique. I started out with a sheet of aluminium foil, I laid it over the CIRCLE DOT BACKGROUND stamp and rubbed over the top with my bonefolder, then defined the circles more with my ball tool, taking care not to tear the foil, then leaving the foil on the stamp, I gave it a coat of black acrylic paint, then added some brown, orange and teal paint, dabbing it on here and there with a sponge, when it was dry, I rubbed silver gilding wax over the surface lightly to bring out the circles. I matted and layered it onto shaped die cuts, and clear embossed the same circle stamp on the top layer.  I sponged FLITTERGLU onto the dinkie FLUTTERBY stamp, stamped it onto vellum,  and added the MORRIS DANCE mega flakes....ohhhh how I love that colour!!!, I cut them out and added them with a bit of silicone glue. I made the litttle banner using a word from the TRULYMADLYDEEPLY stamp, and added it with a couple of metal brads.

Next we have Mari:

Mari told us:

I was thrilled to have my card chosen as one of the top 3 entries of the previous challenge and honoured to be asked to do an inspirational piece for this month's Precious Metals challenge. I love stamping with FlitterGlu and coating the stamped image with Mega-Flakes, but this time I wanted to try something different. I stamped Elizabeth Bennet with brown ink on to kraft card and framed her with a die cut shape. I cut the frame from kraft card covered with double sided tape and then coated it with Chocolate Box Mega-Flakes. I love that the flakes are so big that I could pick the colours I wanted and place them where I wanted on the frame. I embellished my card with organza ribbon which has gold satin edges to complement the Precious Metals theme.

And finally it's Veerle:

Veerle told us:

 I have used the Mega Flakes Lancashire Rose. (This was my very first use of flakes ever. Must say i rather like doing it)
The stamps i used are the Peony Posey – the leaves from the Giant Peony and the Peony Dinkie.
Hope you like it. Have a nice day.

I hope you will agree, this is stunning inspiration from our Top 3 ladies of last months challenge.  You could be next, all you need to do is enter :)

So what are you waiting for... get creating and join us if you can, and win some fab Indigoblu stamps, and a guest spot on the blog.  Visit the Challenge HERE, and check out the rules HERE.  There aren't many, and it's worth a go.

Best wishes,

Indigoblu Challenge Team,
Demonstrators, & Top 3.


  1. absolutely awesome - wonderful work xx

  2. Hi IndigoBlu team,
    I wanted to express my thanks for asking me as a guest designer. I am so very honoured to be featured here with my card.
    Thank you for this wonderful experience and opportunity. And again a big thank you to the person who taught me Jenny.
    Congrats also to the other 2 ladies theire card is awesome.
    Hugs, Veerle x

  3. Fabulous work but I especially like Jane's project as it is very inspirational as I have just recently bought the circle dot stamp x I'm now itching to play with it in many ways I had not thought of yet x Keep inspiring us newer peeps to this kind of art x thank you x