Saturday, 31 March 2018

Dreamy in blue and yellow oxides.

Hi everyone, I'm home this Easter looking after rabbits, chooks and dogs, oh and the cat while hubby is away listening to Robert Plant, amongst others at Bluesfest! I'm happy and he's happy so it's all good lol! Even better, all of the rabbits are still alive!! 
(He has 9 breeders at the moment.)

I wanted to play along at a few challenges and had this image in my leftovers box (one of many containers for leftovers littering my desk!)

I blended on some oxide inks in fossilized amber, blueprint sketch and peacock feathers and spritzed with water. I used black soot distress ink around the edges.

Scrapbook Boutique has this gorgeous moodboard for inspiration.

I was inspired by the silhouette of the hand and then the colours blue and yellow leapt out at me.

At Retro Rubber Challenge Blog it's anything goes.
This is my first time playing here and you do need to use a stamp on your project that is at least a year old. Penny Black's Dreamy stamp hales from 2012. I still have the original packet!


At Seize the Birthday I'm playing along with the anything goes birthday option.

Penny Black dreamy stamp; versafine ink & clear ep; oxide inks; bling and sentiment sticker.

Thanks for visiting,
Cathy x


  1. Beautiful card Cathy, such a whimsical image and so pretty with the blue and green colours.

  2. This is a beautiful background for the Penny Black flower. The colors are blended so well and I love your choice of using them together.

  3. My favorite color combo ever, turned into a fabulous card. Thanks for joining in at STB

  4. Oh my what a fabulous image...and your background is stunning.

  5. Gorgeous blended colours, love that wispy flower image and the black soot on the edges. Gorgeous card x Enjoy your time over teh weekend x

  6. Your post is perfectly named as it is indeed dreamy in blues and yellow. Not mention totally divine! I love your blended and spritzed background. The stamp itself is a stunner looking as it does like a cross between a fairy flower and a peacock feather. Thank you for playing with us at Retro Rubber Challenge - and I hope your first time will not be your last play with us!

  7. Gorgeous oxide ink background, Cathy! Beautiful ink blending and spritz of water. The flowing flower stamp image is perfect for the dreamy background. Hideko xx

  8. This is a real stunner Cathy! I love the blend of colors you chose and they truly are dreamy together! Beautiful card!

  9. That image couldn't be more perfectly named, Cathy ... it really is dreamy ... and doubly so with your beautifully blended and spritzed background! Gorgeous! Hugs, Anita :)

  10. Your card is lovely Cathy. What beautiful colours. Barbxx

  11. I am literally speechless, your blending is amazing and that giant flower is just making me SO happy right now. Thanks for playing along at Retro Rubber. Claire DT

  12. Such a striking image and I love the oxidised inks.
    Thanks for joining in at Scrapbook Boutique.
    Louise xo

  13. Gorgeous use of the oxides Cathy, great ideas!!!
    .. and thank you for the lovely thoughtful comment on my post such a blessing..
    Hope hubby didn’t get caught in the bluesfest traffic jam!! Heard it wasn’t good.
    Hugs Shaz in Oz.x

  14. Beautiful collection of Oxide inks, I have admired the stamp for some time, maybe one day I might buy it.
    Hope your husband and sons enjoyed the Blues Festival at Byron Bay, we had a wet weekend here on the Sunshine Coast. Still I am not complaining after having no rain for around 5 months last Winter.
    sharon :)

  15. Lovely job using your scraps! Wonderful choice of colors too. Thanks for joining us at Retro Rubber for AG!

  16. This is GORGEOUS! CAS perfection...pretty colors in the background, but the silhouette is my favorite! Thanks for sharing this with us at Retro Rubber!

  17. I tend to avoid the busyness of Byron, but even more so at Bluesfest time (even though it's only 1/2 hour down the road) lol. Hope you hubby had fun! Your card is so dreamy, I adore the background you created and now I think I 'need' that flower too (wink).

  18. Gorgeous oxide ink colours/Cathy and love tbe PB stamp which goes beautifully. x


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