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Friday, 4 March 2016

Indigoblu - Red is the Colour!

I was so thrilled to be in the Top 3 at Indigoblu with my Grungy Heart piece and then even more
thrilled when I was asked to do another project for their challenge blog HERE.

I am patiently waiting for my new Indigoblu flower stamps to arrive so I thought I would use the
very first Indigoblu stamp I purchased (Blazing Poppies), it must be 3 or 4 years ago and I think it is probably my most used stamp as it suits so many occasions.  The brief was to use red - so this stamp was just perfect for that!

It also gave me the chance to try out my new Tim Holtz Distress Crayons!
I stamped the image onto Watercolour Cardstock, with Ranger Black Archival Ink and then quickly added some Ranger Clear Embossing Powder and heat set it.
I took the advice that Tim gave to Jenny (Buttons) at Stitches - he said that 'Less is More' is not the way to play with the crayons - it is 'More is More'!!  I laid down loads of red and then used a water brush to move it out to the edges.  All I can say is, the crayons are simply lush and so easy to use!  For the yellow tinge in the background I put some of the Mustard Seed onto my little glass dish, added lots of water and created a 'wash' for my background.

To finish off, I dyed some vintage ribbon, made a messy bow and added a heart charm.  I added some layers of black and red card before attaching it to my white base card.

Thank you to the ladies at Indigoblu for giving me this opportunity, I absolutely love this stamp!

I would like to add this to the fabulous Darnell's NBUS Challenge #6.  My never before used items is my new Distress Crayons.

Thanks for looking, see you again tomorrow!

Hugs, Anne xx

34 comments:

  1. First of all Congratulations Anne on your Top 3 win at Indigo Blu for your Grungy heart - it was definitely a worthy winner imho .
    Your card is so beautiful - perfectly coloured using your DC's and effectively mounted and embellished .
    love it
    hugs x

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  2. Wow, this is just gorgeous Anne! Amazing job with the colouring, I love the subtle shading for dimension! Huge congrats on your win at Indigo and congrats on your guest spot as well! hugs :)

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  3. AWESOME ANNE!!!!!!!!!! Huge congratulations on your IndigoBlu Top 3 and this is a perfect way to follow it up. LOVE how you've used those Distress Crayons on this classic image. Love it!!! Jenny xxx

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  4. Love the design and fab colour,this is just gorgeous.xxx

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  5. This really is fabulous Anne! It certainly is a lovely image! Congratulations on your win and the GD spot too! Hugs, Chrisx

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  6. WOW!!! CAS at it's best! Love the layers of cardstock in the background, they give such a good base for the wonderful coloring you did with poppies!
    Gorgeous!
    Hugs
    Samra
    Paper Talk with Samra

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  7. Anne this is absolutely beautiful.. Congrats on your top 3 lovely lady so well deserved hugs xx

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  8. Wow is certainly the comment for this. It is fabulous Anne.
    I'm looking forward to the crayons arriving at my local store so that I can have a play.
    Toni xx

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  9. Congratulations on your Guest Spot .... you've done them proud with this, it's gorgeous! Some of those Distress Crayons have just dropped through my letterbox (oops!) .... can't wait to try them. Have a lovely weekend xx

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  10. First HUGE Congrats Anne on your guest spot! Of course you are AMAZING! So jealous you have the crayons... mine shipped yesterday. I am so far behind getting my crafty things. Stop traveling and order crafts! New mantra! BAM that's some colour!

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  11. Lovely Anne, love the red on the flowers . Congratulations on your guest spot, I am loving the crayons too.

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  12. Wowee Wowee Anne! Huge Congratulations from me too this Poppy card is fabulous and it shows off the colours of those lovely new crayons beautifully. I love the addition of the ribbon and little heart, it makes it look very special. Mo x

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  13. Fabby colouring - love the bright red flowers!! Elaine xx

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  14. Loving the card Anne and congrats for the top 3. Only problem is you're doing it again and making me feel guilty as I know I have some gorgeous Indigoblu stamps and I just haven't used them for ages! Have a great weekend, Angela x

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  15. Congratulations on your well-deserved recognition, Annie!! You have made another winner here, if you ask me! It is so spectacular on my monitor, but being the recipient of one of your creations using this image, I'm sure it is even more vibrant and beautiful IRL!! And, sigh, you've enabled me with those crayons ...! Enjoy the weekend!! Love and hugs, Darnell xxoo

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  16. Those Blazing Poppies are beautiful, and you've colored them supremely!!! Gorgeous card!

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  17. Congratulations Sugar - It is indeed so nice to know important and talented people!! Your card is beautiful - I am keeping this post on my computer so read again and again. I did order the crayons but have not received them yet. As I have told you before - ANYONE is lucky to have you as a DT or a GDT! You are indeed a treasure and I think they know that!
    Sandy xx

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  18. Fabulous Anne and big congrats on the GDT spot. Love what you did with those poppies (and the new crayons), and thanks for the more is more tip. Mine are arriving with a friend from the States on Monday, and I can't wait to have a go with them.
    I love that poppy stamp and you have used it brilliantly here. Funnily enough it was one of my very first Indigo Blue stamps too, and I still love it!

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  19. this is so very gorgeous Anne - beautiful stamp and great colouring - fabulous! Hugs rachel x

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  20. Poppies and you Anne really work together fabulously! Gorgeous card, terrific colouring and perfect matting. A lovely Cheery tonic! Hope your weekend goes well. Nicola x

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  21. Such a beautiful stamp and your card is divine! Love the rich red, those Distress crayons look cool! xxx

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  22. Anne, This is so gorgeously elegant and the colours are so beautiful. The flamboyant bow is the perfect icing on the cake!
    Congratulations to you for being their Guest Designer.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  23. Wow! Anne...
    Eine wunderschöne Karte.
    Da lacht bei diesem trüben, regnerischen Wetter gleich mein Herz.
    Das ROT ist so fantastisch, ich bin begeistert.
    Danke, fürs Zeigen.

    Liebe Grüße von Sophie

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  24. Huge congrats on your win at IB! And this design is so yummy like and beautiful. Red is so my color and this looks like a true red! Are you enjoying those crayons? I like the more is more bit! Hehe! Fantabulous! Hugz to you muffin! ~Niki

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  25. Gorgeous poppies Anne, luscious colour, can't wait to get those Distress crayons and try them and thank you for passing on Tim's tip! Congratulations on your guest designer post, just a lovely card! Deb xo

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  26. Beautifully made with gorgeous colours and stamp.
    Hugs Brenda xxx

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  27. Fantastic card! love your coloring and design, i adore the ribbon! BArbara

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  28. Those poppies are lush and you worked magic with those crayons! The coloring is absolutely perfection! Love this card, Anne! Hugs!

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  29. Congrats on your win - and what a fabulous guest piece! Looks like the crayons are lots of fun to play with (mine will be waiting for me in New York, so I'll have to patient a little while longer!). Gorgeous poppies and I love the delicate Mustard Seed wash in the background.
    Alison x

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  30. What a beautiful floral stamp Anne - and so beautifully colored with your new Crayons! Great job on this - love the shading you achieved - congrats on your win!! Julia xx

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  31. I am late to this party, but wow, Anne!! This is fabulous!! I just got my crayons and this is incredible inspiration for using them.... Wow again!! xxx Lynn

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  32. ​I saw ​your card linked at the ​NBUS​ challenge and just had to come see it in more detail. Awesome card! I am now your newest follower and would be honored if you visited my blog and became a follower too. http://karenskreativekards.blogspot.com/

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  33. Oh, Anne! This card is absolutely LOVELY! Your coloring is fantastic, and I love the soft wash in the background. I have yet to try out my new crayons, or even unpack the box for that matter. How inspiring! Hugs!

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  34. This is so very beautiful ! Wild poppies are my most favourite flower.

    Thank you for sharing this.

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