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Monday, 12 September 2016

I don't exercise ........

Good morning!! I've been playing with Indigoblu stamps this week and thought this one turned out rather well (dramatic eye).

I started with my usual white piece of stamping card and blended two colours of momento ink and Adirondack eggplant to form the base colour.  I then laid down an Indigoblu stencil and spritzed water through it which lifted the colours beautifully and left the stencil pattern.  Then from that same stencil I inked through some momento to give us the lovely bright spots.

The main dramatic eye was then stamped in the centre with black versafine ink - then I went off on a different journey with MDF!!

I coated this lovely MDF heart with white gesso and left it to dry.  Then blended the same inks that I had used for the background on to it so that it tied in with the main background.  Gave it a quick set with the heat gun and stamped the dramatic eye on to it making sure that I had got the main eyeball part of the stamp clearly on the heart.  I must admit, I didn't want any smudging of any kind so walked away and left it overnight to dry well.  

I highlighted a couple of parts of the eye and some of the background with a white pen and then pressed the heart in to some perfect medium and covered with clear embossing powder and set that.

The heart was added to where it sat perfectly over the original stamped image to make that eye pop that bit more and the sentiment was stamped "I don't exercise, if God had wanted me to bend over, he would have put diamonds on the floor!!" - brilliant!!!!! To this theme, I added clear gems to simulate diamonds around the eye! To finish, I added some round circles to keep it "modern and funky" by simply dipping an old pot lid in the gesso.

Pleased with that!

I would like to enter this in to Indigoblu challenge - Bright & Beautiful.

Thanks for stopping by,
Leanne xx


  1. Hello Leanne, Wow what a card. Bright and dramatic! Thank You for joining in the IndigoBlu Blog Challenge. Good Luck, Sue xx

  2. Thanks Sue, that's exactly what I wanted it to be - focus being on the centre of the eye, so I brought it forward on the mdf heart. Thank you so much,
    Leanne x

  3. Hi Leanne, I love your eye, it's one of my favorites. Great entry you've made for us at the IndigoBlu blog challenge. I wish you goodluck.
    Hugs Lydia

  4. beautiful make - loving the background and thats a fun quote!Thanks for joining the IndigoBlu challenge and good luck! Hugs rachel x

  5. Hi Leanne, This looks great! The Dramatic Eye is a great stamp, we don't see enough of it! Thanks for entering the blog challenge! Maxine x