Tuesday, 27 June 2017

VideoTutorial: Altered Letter Holder

Hello Giovanna here, to close this month all about flowers. This time I revamped an old decoupaged letter holder, with hand made spray paints and a bit of metal. With a blurry stamped flower I even made a pendant, and to my amazement, everyone loved it!
I made a video tutorial, enjoy it!



And the pendant, so lovely!

Products I used:

IndigoBlu Slap It On - Super ThickGeeSso Good! Gesso - White 120ml Live Laugh Love A5 Red Rubber StampJunk and Disorderly Artist's Acrylic Paint - Olive WaistcoatArtist's Acrylic Paint Cinderella (Metallic Pink) 60mlCollectors Edition - Number 2 - French Script
Teeny Background A6 Red Rubber Stamp by Kay Halliwell-SuttonCountry House A6 Red Rubber Stamp by Kay Halliwell-Sutton



Monday, 26 June 2017

Floral Tag


Hello, it is Cec here and today I am sharing a very feminine shabby floral tag with you.


I began by using a brayer to add Pink Iced Gem and then Wimberry Pie Acrylic Paint to a heavy tag.


Once the paint was dry, I brushed on a coat of Crackle Medium and let it dry completely before I painted on another coat of Pink Iced Gem.

I added some random stamping with the Script Background stamp and some Watering Can Archival Ink.


I cut a doily from a scrap of pink card stock using the Prima Lace Doily Die and then cut it in half.  The doily was then painted with Pink Luscious and splattered with some watered down Vodka Martini metallic paint before it was added to the tag.


Next I cut a strip of card stock and ran it through an embossing folder called Swiss Dots before I painted it with Wimberry Pie acrylic paint.  A little watered down Vodka Martini metallic paint was lightly sponged over the top and the strip was added to the tag over the doily.


Using Watering Can Archival Ink, I stamped flowers from the Live, Laugh, Love set onto some white card stock and pink Damaged Damask paper.  The leaves were stamped onto green Damaged Dots paper.

The edges of the leaves were inked with some Bundled Sage Distress Ink and then shaped.  Shading was added to the centres of the flowers with a Prismacolor pencil and then the edges were painted with some Vodka Martini metallic paint using a piece of Phat Foam.  The petals were shaped and then the flowers were layered.  Seed beads from my stash were added to the centre of the big flowers using some Slap it On Matte to adhere them.

I used a little EK Success flower punch to create a bunch of small flowers that were inked with Dusty Concord Distress Ink and then had purple pearls added to the centres.

The dragonfly and butterfly from Live, Laugh, Love were stamped onto scraps of white card stock and painted with Purple Luscious.  The body and the edges of the wings of the Dragonfly were painted with Vodka Martini metallic paint and tiny silver pearls were added to the body of the butterfly.

Finally a loopy pink organza bow was added to the top of the tag.  I hope my tag inspires you to use stamped flowers in the same you would punched or die cut flowers.


Sunday, 25 June 2017

Dandelion Dreams

Hello Everyone and Welcome!

Today Ksenija is here, and I am happy to share with you a new project as a part of June inspiration from International DT.


I am featuring Victorian Garden stamp set in combination with Collector's Edition series. This set will be released soon and is available now for pre-order at IndigoBlu online store.


I started with watercolouring a piece of watercolour paper in blue and green stripes and die-cutting squares. Then stamped down Cross Hatch pattern and Numbers from Collector's Edition in soft grey ink.


I stamped a dandelion twice in black archival ink down to a card base and repeatedly down to die cut squares. The lower square is glued to card base, while the upper one is foam taped for additional dimension.
Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope, you enjoy this Summer card and you will take a look at the new release of IndigoBlu stamps.

IndigoBlu Supplies Used:
Victorian Garden Red Rubber Stamp Set
Collector's Edition No. 3 Cross Hatching
Collector's Edition No. 4 Numbers

Saturday, 24 June 2017

Aloysius In His English Country Garden

Welcome fans of IndigoBlu rubber stamps! For today's blog post we asked Jannet Blay from our International Design Team to show us her imaginative ideas for using the cutest little bear stamp, Aloysius, as part of what will now be a regular link up with Topflight Stamps, LLC.

Topflight Stamps is a new Art Stamp Online Store. They are a US based company that carries Rubber and Clear Stamps from different countries around the world. Check them out for unique international stamps, including IndigoBlu. All US orders over $50 ship free. We are so excited to be able to team up with them to share inspiration for designs now in stock in the US as well as at IndigoBlu's own online shop here in the UK.


First up Jannet shares a brand new project and step by step tutorial which also incorporates the large 'Victorian Garden' stamp set, also now available at Topflight Stamps. Then we highlight further projects created featuring 'Aloysius' to really get those creative juices flowing.


Hi Jannet here today with our darling Aloysius, who loves to sit in the beautiful flower garden at Brideshead.



I stamped Aloysius with black Archival ink. I decided to colour him with watercolours, but markers, pencils, or inks would be perfect too. Aloysius always wears his signature check scarf, so I fussy cut him and then cut slits around his neck (so sorry Aloysius).I cut a length of check fabric and draped it around his neck.


For the background I used a wash of blue watercolour for the sky and left gaps where the white paper would show through to form the clouds. I mixed some grassy green watercolour and swept it over the bottom part of the background.


When the watercolour was still wet I crumpled up some copy paper and pressed it onto the wet green paint. It left a lovely random pattern.



I cut a slit in the background scene and slid Aloysius into it, adhering him on the other side. Around Aloysius I stamped and heat embossed the flowers from the IndigoBlu Victorian Garden Stamp set.



I stamped and heat embossed lots of flowers onto card and fussy cut them, and then used foam pads to adhere them to the picture. I overlapped some of them to give some depth and fun to the picture.To finish the card I edged the picture with black ink, and then adhered it onto a scalloped edged white card.

I hope you have fun playing with the gorgeous Aloysius, I know he can't wait to meet you xx

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And now we get to see more of Jannet's fabulous ideas for using this wonderful little bear. Here's one from January 2017 (click on her name to see the original post and more details);


And isn't this just the most wonderful teddy bear hanger from April 2017!


Products used for the step by step tutorial include;

Friday, 23 June 2017

Blooming Marvellous Mini Album

Hello everyone! It's Solange Marques here again and today I'll share with you a new project using the fabulous IndigoBlu products!
I've made a mini album in a can based on the month's theme, Blooming Marvellous!
Then I've used a lot of flowers stamps.
Here is the cover:



I've covered the can and all of the pages with IndigoBlu Damage Damask Mixed Media paper.
Inside on the the can, I've used IndigoBlu Blooming Great A5 Red Rubber Stamp.


I've used Luscious Pigment Powder to color it


 On this page I've used IndigoBlu Poppy Meadow A5 Red Rubber Stamp:

 Here, IndigoBlu Floral Fantasy A5 Res Rubber Stamp:


On the reverse, I've used IndigoBlu Color Me Stamps:


IndigoBlu Colour Me Anenone A6 Red Rubber Stamp:


IndigoBlu Colour Me Lily A6 Red Rubber Stamp:


IndigoBlu Colour Me Dahlia A6 Red Rubber Stamp:


 IndigoBlu Colour Me Daisy A6 Red Rubber Stamp and IndigoBlu Shine Bright A5 Red Rubber Stamp:


I hope you enjoy it!!

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Inspiration from International Design Team members Ksenija, Cec and Giovanna

Lots more inspiration today from Ksenija, Cec and Giovanna. To check out further details and their tutorials, head over to their personal blogs via the links.




Monday, 19 June 2017

Inspiration from Autumn, KayM, Cheremane and Solange

Lots more inspiration this morning from Autumn, KayM, Cheremane and Solange. To check out further details of the tutorial head over to their own blogs via the links.