Tuesday, January 31, 2012

I Didn't Remember "Island Indigo"!!

I had no intention of playing any challenges today because it's a very, very busy day - but I made the mistake of peeking at the Splitcoast Color Challenge and it included Stampin' Up's Island Indigo.  I stared at the challenge for quite awhile wondering what they meant by Island Indigo because I hadn't heard of it.  I thought they always used Stampin' Up colors - but what was Island Indigo?  This from a woman who owns every Stampin' Up cardstock and ink ever made back to those that retired 15 years ago.  Well...I wandered to my desk and there it was - a whole package of Island Indigo cardstock and an ink pad.  Where have I been?  Where is my brain?  It's gorgeous - and I have never had it out.  So...the full focus of my card today is Island Indigo...



  • Stamps: Hero Arts Antique Flowers and Butterflies stamp and die set, Hero Arts Newsprint background, Gina K Framed Greetings sentiment
  • Paper: Stampin' Up Island Indigo, Pool Party
  • Ink: Memento black, copics*, Colorbox Frost White
  • Accessories: Paper Trey Doily Die, Stampin' Up Indigo ribbon
     *see the side bar on my blog for a chart of Copics that match Stampin' Up colors

14 comments:

Zoë said...

I'm glad you've found it because this card is stunning. Love the colouring on the butterfly and the layout is delish!

Judy said...

Just beautiful, love the colors.
Judy

Nina Yang said...

Beautiful!

Lesley said...

Gorgeous, I love the colours and the doily die. I just started using Island Indigo too!

Aileen said...

Stunning card Kim. Love the newsprint stamp and these colours are fab on the butterfly. Glad you found Island indigo! x

Tenia Nelson said...

So so pretty!!

Hello From Texas said...

LOL!! Too funny Kim. I'm glad you found the I.I. because this is a gorgeous card. You really showcased this beautiful blue. The In Colors are a great idea by SU, but the huge down side is that they disappear so quickly. This will be one of those shades that I'll be sad to say goodbye to.

Jen W. said...

LOL! Well, you're certainly making up for lost time with the ol' Island Indigo! I do that too though. For some reason I always forget I have Bashful Blue...

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

Wow, Kim! You have enthused me to also get out my Island Indigo! How funny that you didn't have a clue what it was!!! Hugs xxx

Christine Blain said...

Oh, that is hilarious! Your card is absolutely beautiful, Kim. You've worked this colour perfectly!

Bonnie said...

I'm glad you found your Island Indigo! There's so much out there that it's hard to keep it all straight! This butterfly is a perfect choice for this challenge!

Pauline said...

Wow! This is stunning! I bought this newsprint stamp last week, it looks beautiful in blue! Gorgeous design!

Jenny said...

it's such a beautiful shade of blue too Kim, the newsprint stamp looks awesome in white ( I have just bought that stamp) Absolutely gorgeous card :0)
Jenny x

Katy said...

This is a really pretty card! I am so impressed with the colorbox frost white. That is one of the hardest colors to stamp--white on a colored background. For me anyways ;) Love the butterfly too!