Monday, 8 February 2016

IndigoBlu January Challenge - Anything Goes

Anything Goes Challenge

Hello again.
Thank you for visiting my blog.

I have decided to try some other challenges and found IndigoBlu had an Anything goes challenge on this month.
I have several IndigoBlu stamps and  one I am particularly fond of  is Blue's look out.

I have made several heart decorations for my cat loving friends, and decided to make one for myself. The picture  reminds me of one of our old cats peeking out of the flowers, waiting to pounce on the squirrel. Always unsuccessfully, I might add!

The cat has been stamped onto a 10.5 cm. heart from ArtCuts, a laser cutting co., and small sections coloured. 
I mounted the heart onto a black card heart and then stuck it onto a 15cm. heart that has a crackle finish to it.
The little wooden butterflies and the Love word, are also from ArtCuts.
When I make a project I  'waste' a lot of time trying to decide on the layout that I prefer.
Chris, a friend of mine, tells me not to overthink it and to try and be spontaneous. Easier said than done for me, but I see the sense in this advice.
 I tried several layouts before deciding on the one above.  I find that if I take a photo of each one and then look at them all together on a screen I can usually make a reasonable decision.
So that's what I did and you can see the result below.

                                Still think I prefer the first, asymmetrical layout, but 'hey ho!!'

This stamp also looks good on a smaller, 8 cm. heart, with Blue just peeking into the shape.

Thank you for visiting.
 If you have this stamp, I hope you enjoy using it as much as I do.

Bye for now.


  1. Gorgeous hearts Carole. They all look brilliant to me. Must be the Suffolk air!! Hugs, Carol S.xx

  2. This is so beautiful Carole, lovely cat image and the heart is so beautifully decorated, Kate x

  3. absolutely brilliant - I love this stamp too and love what you have done here! Its wonderful! Thanks for joining the IndigoBlu challenge and good luck xx

  4. Love how you have used this stamp, very pretty. Thank you for joining the IndigoBlu Challenge. Kay x

  5. oh my! I looove it! Ok ok I am partial to cats and that stamp, still, it is so beautiful! And I love the collage, about deciding which one... Thanks for playing with us at IndigoBlu challenge :-)

  6. What a lovely project! Thank you for joining us at the IndigoBlu Challenge

  7. Absolutely gorgeous Carole and I agree with you about the stamp! Love how you explained your process for choosing the layout, I think it's a great idea and I think your crackle background is superb! See you soon. Chris x

  8. Great project, thanks for joining us at the IndigoBlu challenge.

    Hugs Wenda


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