Wearing the colours

Time for a new theme at Crafty Boots Challenges and for this fortnight it is “blue and white” as chosen by the talented Zoe. Now her choice is tinged with a little sadness, for Zoe is an ardent Gas Head. That’s not what you might think, but the nickname of the fans who follow Bristol Rovers football club. Unfortunately, last weekend saw them relegated out of the Football League having been residents for 94 years. Sad times, let’s hope they bounce back next season.

Here’s my Design Team piece:


I’ve used my dandelion stamp and heat embossed using white embossing powder and then swirled on various blue distress inks – Salty Ocean, Faded Denim, Stormy Sky and Broken China (who knew I had so many?!). The embossing acts as a resist. I’ve then added a tiny stamped bee.



I’ve layered the image up with white and blue card plus some designer paper, inking all the edges with Chipped Sapphire.


Across the bottom is some white seam binding that I’ve twisted (my current favourite way of applying it! and then topped with a bow.


The finishing touches are a tiny little blue bow and some pearls.


I’m also sharing this over at Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog for their “ribbon, lace and twine” challenge.


Be sure to buzz over to Crafty Boots and see what the rest of the Design Team have been up to, and be sure to leave Zoe a little extra love!

Thanks for buzzing by.


Wearing the colours — 15 Comments

  1. And I’m back – up to date that is, phew!

    I love this card, such pretty colours and the dandelion looks amazing (makes me want to dig my dandelion stamp out and do something similar with it). Very pretty ribbon and embellishments.

    Dionne xx

  2. So pretty, Love how you embossed it, I have a similar stamp I may try the same way. Your double bow is very pretty too. ~Diane

    • Thanks Diane. I am ashamed of how I have mistreated this stamp!!! I’d love to find one that has the little seed bits blowing around.

  3. What a gorgeous card! I love the white stamping and embossing…and that sweet little bee! Gorgeous use of ribbon! Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge #7: Ribbon, Lace & Twine, OH my!

  4. I’ve been perusing several of your projects and while I think all of them are wonderful, this one really caught my eye!! Probably because it’s blue!! lol! The embossed dandelion is stunning against the beautiful blue background!

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