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Friday 2 May 2014

Monochromatic with Indigo Blu

Hi Folks
Can't believe how quickly time is flying by at the moment.  We are already into May.  Another four weeks and I will be going on my holiday to Turkey.  I am so looking forward to it.

Today's card share was made using a free indigo blu stamp set that I got recently in a crafting magazine.

The main image was stamped in purple ink and then embossed with clear embossing powder.  I inked around the edges with some distress ink and matted onto dark purple card.  For the background I used the flourish stamp that came with the set and randomly stamped around the edge.  I then softened the edges with some more distress ink.  The little words are from the sentiment.  I added some paper flowers from Sweet Lilac Paper Flowers, some punched butterflies and gems. 

Thanks for popping by and would love to know what you think.  

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Sweet Lilac Paper Flowers - Monochrome
Creative Card Crew - Girly
Sweet Stampin - No DP
Pile It On - Stamping
Crafting from the Heart - Anything goes
Artistic Inspirations - Anything goes
Craft Your Passion - Things that fly
Crafty Sentiments - Anything goes
Inky Impressions - Anything goes
Crafting by Designs - Anything goes
Natalie and Amy - Rubber stamping
Crafty Girls - Anything goes
Crafts Galore - Anything goes
ALBC - Flower power
Bearly Mine - Flowers
One Crazy Stamper - Anything goes and an embellishment


Craftin Suzie (Susan Wykes) said...

Hi Mags a really beautiful card. Love that image how pretty and a freebie too! Must admit I don't buy crafty magazines I always find them a bit disappointing inside! Much more inspiration on the blogs - such as yours! Susan xx

rachel said...

gorgeous card Mags - funny we used the same stamp set today - lol!!!! That image is gorgeous xx hugs rachel xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Lovely colour combo. Seen this stamp all over the place, I have resisted as I have so many stamps

Jennifer Johnston said...

Hi Mags this is a beautiful card, love the colours and that image is gorgeous, very feminine. Have a fun day.
Hugs Jennifer xx

Pop's Cards said...

Good morning sweetie what a stunning creation, huggles Pops x x x

Carole Pollard said...

Fab design loving the colours and that stamp is a great freebie I get the magazine but not had chance to use it yet Thanks for the inspiration love and Happy Crafting Hugs Carole x

Desire Fourie said...

Oh wow this is just so beautiful. Love the monochromatic purples and the little butterflies.
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lady jasmine crafts said...

Wow its lush such a beautiful col to work with. xxx

Linda Simpson said...

This is stunning Mags, I love the gorgeous stamp and my favourite colour too.
Linda xxx

ps I go on holiday to Turkey in September :) xx

Linda Simpson said...

Hi me again! Just popped back to say thank you for joining us over at Sweet Lilac challenge.
Linda xxx

McCrafty's Cards said...

This is so gorgeous Mags, I love it!!
Kevin xx

Rachel said...

Pretty card, my favourite colour!
Thanks for sharing with us at Sweet Stampin this week! Wedgie xxx

Jo Rice said...

Gorgeous card Mags, lovely colour tone and the flowers are the perfect embellishment. Thank you for joining us over at the Sweet Lilac Flowers Challenge and good luck...Jo. X

Sandra H said...

Wow Mags this is really pretty x

MagsB said...

This is gorgeous, Mags! I have that magazine, too, it's one of my favourites because the gifts are usually pretty good, and there's lots of inspiration, too.

But I must say, I prefer your card to the ones demonstrated in the magazine!!

Have a lovely weekend!

love Mags B x

Michelle said...

A very fabulous card. It looks so great.
Thanks for joining us at Craft your Passion.
xxx Michelle (DT)

carol said...

ooh wonderful pretty card,
thanks for sharing your lovely creation with us this month at BEARLY - MINE.
x Carol

Unknown said...

Beautiful card, I love the image, how fab to get it with a magazine!

Thanks for taking part in Natalie and Amy's challenge this month.

Emma x

rachel said...

just popping back to say thanks for joining us at Crafty sentiments and good luck xx Hugs Rachel xx

valou250809 said...

Very beautiful card! Thank you very much for playing with "Crafty Sentiments Challenges". Good luck.

Dawn said...

Oh but what a lovely freebie!
I love what you've done with it too!
Dawn xx

Theresa said...

lovely card and clever use of stamps. thanks for joining us over at sweet lilac challenge and good luck xx

Unknown said...

This is so effective Mags.Thanks for joining us at Bearly Mine Challenges this month x

Jo said...

Lovely card,gorgeous stamp. Thank you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Anything Goes Challenge#5. Jo x

paper fun said...

Stunning card. Love the image and color.

Thanks for joining our girly challenge at Creative Card Crew.


Unknown said...

This is gorgeous I have these stamps and haven't got round to using them yet! Love how you made the background pattern and those flowers are lovely!!
Lucy x

Andreja said...

Lovely card you made! Good luck and thanks for joining us with "Flower" cards at Bearly Mine Challenge :-))
Hugs, Andreja

Anonymous said...

So pretty, love all the tones of purple used, TFS with us at OCS!!