Saturday, 12 October 2013

Indigo Blu Challenge Card - Hocus Pocus and Bare Woods

My second card  began by creating a background design using Alcohol inks and Gloss Paper. These were dabbed on my craft mat along with some blending fluid before smooshing the colours together using a piece of gloss paper. I then used a background stamp from Indigo Blu and Black Archival Ink to stamp out Bare Forest. To hide the join in the stamp I added a strip of ruched ribbon which I had aged with Distress Ink.
On another piece of white card, I created the smooched background as I did in my previous card using water and Distress Stains on my craft mat. I stamped the owl stamp from Hocus Pocus onto this once dry using black Archival Ink. I also stamped this image onto a piece of plain white card.
Using Distress markers and my water brush ( see more detail for card 1), I coloured the owl and the castle and then cut them out and glued them onto the inked owl background paper. Brushed Corduroy was added to the edges before mounting the design on black cardstock and taping the back with foam tape.
Finishing touches were added with a fine gold Sharpie. 

I hope you like my creations. Please leave a comment.
I am entering this card into the weekly challenge over at:


  1. Beautiful Jackie. That background is stunning!
    Lisa DT @ TTPH

  2. I am really loving these cards Jackie you are doing a brilliant job they look stunning! thanks for joining us at TTPHC this week Anita DT

  3. Fantastic card jackie love the techniques you used, thanks for joining in at TTPH
    Nicola DT

  4. Wow, Jackie!! This looks fabulous!! Not just because I love owls, but the colors, the design, everything is perfect!!! Great art! Thanks for sharing at Through the Purple Haze Challenges!!

    Darcy DT

  5. This card is beautiful I love the image that you have chosen to use and the colours are divine. Thank you for joining us at Through the purple haze - Becky DT

  6. Lovely card! I really like the castle in the background behind the owl. Thanks for joining us at TTPH!


  7. A M A Z I N G!!!!!!!! it..
    fiona DT