Sunday, 31 July 2016

Indigoblu Challenge Summer Florals July 2016

Summer Florals
Hi there and welcome to
This is my project for the Indigoblu 'Seasonal Flowers'  challenge. 
'Poppy and Holly'
Using the Indigoblu 'Poppy' Dinkie A7  and 'Holly' stamps, I have created this horseshoe as my great niece (soon to reach the grand age of three) is an attendant at her aunt's wedding at the end of the summer and this was the reason behind my project. I have already completed one for her but I very much wanted to make a horseshoe in vellum and when I found some sheets of the pearlescent type in my stash, I had to try it out. The Indigoblu Challenge remit was just the excuse to have a play. The images - two poppies and two holly leaves for each flower - were stamped in Distress 'Picket Fence' then heat embossed with a silvery white embossing powder. They were cut out and shaped before being glued onto a die-cut ring (in triplicate for strength). Fine ribbon and bows were added and to complete, I stamped, embossed and cut out fourteen extra leaves to conceal the reverse card base. 
'Poppy and Holly' - same horseshoe, different background!

My great niece now has a choice to make. Decisions! Decisions!


  1. Wow Shelagh your amazing a stunning piece for your great niece to carry xxx

    1. Thank you, Sheila. The idea sprung to mind when I happened to see the price of one in a fancy goods shop and the only embellishments were three paper flowers! ;~}

  2. Hello Shelagh what a beautiful, delicate vellum horseshoe. Thank you for entering it in the IndigoBlu Blog Challenge 'Summer Florals'. Goog Luck, Sue x

  3. Such a lovely make. So elegant and classy the style. Thanks for playing with us at IndigoBlu :-)

  4. very pretty , good luck in the challenge, thanks for joining in