Sunday, 13 November 2016

Indigoblu Challenge October 2016

October 2016
'One Stamp, One Colour!'
I was very pleased to have been chosen as one of last month's 'Top Three' so many thanks to the Design Team. Although a lifelong 'monochrome' fanatic (my wardrobe largely comprises black and white,) I have taken a different path and used Sepia tones as detailed below. 
*Above is my contribution to the 'Monochrome' challenge using Indigoblu A6 'Stylised Flowers' and Ranger Distress 'Tea Dye' although the background was made on the Gelli plate using Mini Distress Antique Linen and Old Paper.

*For the background, the Gelli was inked with Old Paper and Antique Linen then blotted with a piece of newsprint paper in places (I prefer it as it is more absorbent than copy paper) before placing over a piece of white 7ins x 7ins card, smoothing over the back of this, then peeling off to reveal a mottled background. the card was trimmed to remove the white edges.

*The Flower stamp was then inked up with Tea Dye and stamped onto the prepared background once, twice and a third time BUT without re-inking. 

Second example ONLY using Tea Dye

*The central flower was inked and stamped around the edge of the second card, again without re-inking apart from at each corner. Each piece of card was edged with an alcohol marker, gems added then the smaller mounted on top of the larger piece. 

*Attach to card blanks.

Et voila! . . . . . and here we have 'One Stamp, One Colour!'


  1. Beautiful card shelagh ...really gorgeous work. Xx

    1. Thanks, Rachel - a change for me - no 3D embellishments!!!;~}

  2. Love this card Shelagh, you have chosen one of my favorite stamps. Thank you for joining in the IndigoBlu blog Challenge xx

    1. Thank you, Sue. This stamp had slipped out of one of my IB boxes and lodged itself in amongst some card stock, so it was a happy rediscovery! Just wish I could find another misplaced set, though. ;~}