Wednesday, 17 March 2010

This month’s KCUK challenge is Shades of Blue – I’ll try to do another before the month’s out cos blue is my all time favourite colour (although I do love other colours just as much now) and this is a quick 10 minute card.

cath shades 
It felt good to stamp and play a little :)
In answer to the question about how I made the background, I just used a few shades of Adirondack ink, applied with baby wipes, then applied a touch of my favourite blue Colorbox Pigment ink - I absolutely love that shade of blue and must try to get it in a large pad, rather than the Petal Point I use so often.  Blue inks are very 'iffy' and I've always found it difficult to find shades I really like without them being too overpowering.

5 very much appreciated comments:

Knerten said...

It is absolutely beautiful ! Presume your background is homemade; how did you do it ? Distress refill colours ? Mini misters ?
I love it, no matter how !

cockney blonde said...

Beautiful Cath, very subtle, x

Heavens2Betsy said...

This is so lovely! I love the colours that you ended up using and particularly like your background. Would also love to know how you achieved it!
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Paul B said...

Beautiful card, love how you've blended the various tones of blue and the visual triangle you've created with the flower centres. Pxx

Mags said...

Love the background on this card, very effective. xx