Just A Little Bit Blue

Hi out there and welcome (back) to my little piece of Blogland. Thank you to everyone who has left comments/messages - they will be replied to asap (just having to do them in small doses at the moment).

Over at the Indigo Blu blog they are having their first challenge - Blue. Thought I'd throw my hat into the ring with this card. It has been made using the Sewing Mends The Soul set.

To keep it soft and feminine I made use of some stash papers. These were cut, layered and stitched together. I also die cut the top two layers to allow some of the bottom layer to show through to add contrast.

One of my favourite parts is the tape measure - using Memento Paris Dusk (the ink used throughout this project) I stamped onto vellum and clear embossed it.

The sewing elements were stamped onto antique gold card and fussy cut. I left them without embossing/glaze of any kind to allow the stamp detail to show clearly and to keep the vintage feel.

The final flourish was another of the tattered florals used on my bag. The net layers allowed the hidden stamped elements to show through.For some reason this challenge has had me thinking for a long (and unproductive) time but now it's done it feels restrained and elegant - not my usual approach eh?! Hope you like it. Time to sign off for tonight. I'll be getting around to visit as many of you as possible this evening. In the meantime take care, hugs Jenny x