Monday, 30 March 2015

Indigo Blu Challenge # 26 - Off The Edge

Hello! Today's card was made for a friend who likes cars, whose birthday is also today. I am also entering it in the Indigo Blu challenge # 26 - Off The Edge (I'm hoping it qualifies since the map images are stamped over the edge on my background). You can see all the details of the challenge on the Indigo Blu blog here .

I started by stamping the large Indigo Blu Map Background four times onto smooth white card using Watering can Archival ink, to give the impression of a much larger map. I then carefully watercoloured the entire map with Tumbled Glass, Antique Linen, Shabby Shutters and Bundled Sage Distress Ink markers (by scribbling ink onto an acrylic block and picking it up with a water brush). 

The car image and fun sentiment are from the Indigo Blu Little Voice stamp set and were stamped directly onto the map with Black Archival ink. I then stamped the car again four times onto some dark green card and fussy cut the layers to decoupage using clear foam pads. I used Spring Moss card and ribbon to mount my stamped images onto a 5" x 7" white landscape card blank. Finally the bodywork of the car was emphasised with a thick layer of Glossy Accents to make it nice and shiny! The photo below shows the car in more detail, with it's traditional racing green bodywork. I hope my friend Arthur likes his new car!

Thank you for looking and for your lovely comments!



  1. Brilliant, the car looks great in racing green, love the map background too!

  2. What a great card for your friend. Love your cards - I will never part with the one I got this year.
    Hugs, Neet xx

  3. Love the colours in your background, has a really vintage shabby feel. Thank you for joining us in the Indigoblu challenge this month. Nikki K. xx

  4. What a clever idea and design.

    Hugs Diane

  5. This is fab ..... I love the real vintage feel to it. Thank you for joining in with the IndigoBlu challenge .... good luck! Lindy Lou xx


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