Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Bee Happy


Hello Cheremane here with you today. I have used the fabulous new Collectors edition stamps which were released on Hochanda on the weekend with Kay, there is now also a storage box for the Collector edtion stamps so you can keep all 12 stamps in one place. My Collector edition stamps never leave my desk,

Firstly I stamped the two small bee's with Versafine black ink onto a 6x6 card blank. Then added a black mat into the middle.

I mixed some Gold Luscious powder with water to colour my Bumble Bee's. 

Luscious powders do really add a wow to your project. I also added a white layer and then stamped Happy from Aloysius into the middle with versafine black.

I stamped out the large Bee with versafine and heat embossed it with fine clear embossing powder before colouring with Gold Luscious and Porcelin Luscious for the wings before placing in the middle above the Happy to make Bee Happy. 

Thank you for dropping by today, be sure to pop back to the Blog soon for lots more inspiration from the team.
Crafty Hugs
Cheremane x

Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Dianne

Hello Dear reader,

Today I have a totally different card for you.
I have colored the wonderful stamp "Dianne" with my pencils


This girls hair, is so great to color, I really like it. 
I use several pink colors in different shades, a dark grey and black for the
deeper shadows.

In combination with the lovely papers from the paperstack "Emporium of Cursiosities
You can make such beautiful cards. 
The stamp is very big, and I don't like to cut in to beautiful paper or glu a big
stamp on the paper so you don't see the design. 


I rip the half of the front from the Black basic card
Did the same with Peach cardstock and the design paper.
On this half I glu the colored picture after matting on Peach and Black cardstock.
When you open the card you will see the whole design.


So I hope to inspire you, to pick up your pencils and go coloring.
With lovely hugs to all dear readers, and I wish everyone a wonderful
Christmas time and all the best wishes for the New Year.



Monday, 11 December 2017

Christmas Wreath 6x6 Greetings Card


Hi everyone - Mike here!

So the snow has started to fall here in the UK and I thought I'd get even more into the festive mood by creating a 6x6 Christmas wreath greeting card using the IndigoBlu stamp set of the same name.




IndigoBlu products I've used in this project are:

If you'd like to watch how I created the card from start to finish in real time, then please click the YouTube link below to watch the creation process from beginning to end!


Don't forget to subscribe to the IndigoBlu YouTube channel for future project videos from me and others on the design team!


Tuesday, 5 December 2017

Christmas Moon Baubles



My Christmas creations are now in full swing, how are yours going? 

I picked up some inexpensive chipboard baubles at Ally Pally in September, and I thought it was about time I used them!


I prepared the chipboard baubles with a coat of white gesso which provides a good surface for the paints. To make a moon I cut a circle out of a masking sheet, and positioned it onto the bauble. I used diluted stroke of midnight and iced gem paints, and also some raspberry luscious. I swept them over the bauble. When dry I peeled back my  mask to reveal my Christmas moon. 

I used versamarker to stamp  the Stag Cliffhanger and heat embossed him in black.

I painted in some more details, and then flicked white paint over the scene to create a snowfall.


To add a silver top to the bauble, I first masked the top by wrapping around some masking tape , and swept on some flitterglu followed by some silver flakes from the winter dawn  megaflakes.

After removing the tape I used the all important scoochy foam to remove the excess and to polish it a little.




I hung my Christmas Moon Baubles up, but they could also go onto the front of a card or be used  as a gift tag for someone very special.

I hope you are having fun creating your Christmas/Winter decorations and cards with Indigoblu.




Monday, 4 December 2017

Fabulous Guest Designer Marie Johansson


Hello Crafty Souls!

I´m thrilled to be back on the IndigoBlu blog as Guest Designer today.

Kay kindly sent me the Deer Forest A6 stamp to play and I crated these two holiday themed cards using it.



For this first card I stamped and embossed with black fine embossing powder. I fussy cut out the image and added it with 3D stickers on my card. Using black make the Deer´s really pop - it kind of reminds of a forest at night and the animals lid up by a car light.


The Merry Christmas sentiment come from the stamp set Here comes Santa.


This second card was made with the same technique, but instead of black I chose golden embossing powder to achive a more festive look.


I hope you like my projects!

Thank you for stepping by the Indigo Blu blog today.

Best Wishes




Sunday, 26 November 2017

More Acrylic Pouring


Morning All, 

Carolyn here with you today and I'm sharing a video of the acrylic pour I made for Kay's recent One Day Special. Would you know this was made using the bottom of a water bottle. 

To watch how I created this canvas below click on the YouTube  link


The Acrylic Pouring Kit, I'm sure you will agree, is fun and very addictive. I hope you are enjoying using yours and please share what you make with us at IndigoBlu. Below are a few photo extracts from the video.






And a couple of close ups...


I hope you enjoy the video and will subscribe to the IndigoBlu YouTube channel to see other inspirational videos from Kay and the Design Team.

Thank you for stopping by and I look forward to sharing more inspiration using IndigoBlu products with you soon

Carolyn
xxx



Saturday, 25 November 2017

Sparkle And Glisten

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

Today I am featuring the Vintage Flourish red rubber stamp for a flap card. One beautiful flourish helps to build a background and serves as a focal element as well.

Tips on Making This Card:

  • Trim the panel from the cream card stock down to 4 1/4 by 5 1/2" (10 by 14 cm)
  • Stamp down the flourish in linen ink several times
  • Trim the card base from white card stock down to 6 1/2 by 4 1/2" (16.6 by 11.5 cm) and score it horizontaly
  • Stamp down the flourish in light green ink. Then apply a darker shade of ink to the stamp and dub off partially ink with a paper towel and stamp down to the first impression. 
  • Cover the Flourish stamp partially with FlitterGlu and stamp over the colour impression
  • Apply Morris Dance Megaflakes and rub off the excess of foil. 
  • Stamp the sentiment from Sparkle and Glisten set in black ink
  • Adhere the card down to the base using a double-sided tape
Please share with me in comments your ideas what other IndigoBlu stamps could be used for this technique - building a background and being a focal element.
Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a nice weekend!

IndigoBlu Supplies Used:
Vintage Flourish Red Rubber Stamp
Sparkle and Glisten Red Rubber Stamps Set
Morris Dance Megaflakes
FlitterGlu

Monday, 20 November 2017

Inspiration from International Design Team Members Carolyn and Ksenija

Even more inspiration for you today from International Design Team Members Carolyn and Ksenija. To see the whole project head over to their own blogs, via the link.

Carolyn



Sunday, 19 November 2017

Inspiration from International Design Team Members Lydia, Cheremane and kayM

Today we have more inspiration from International Design Team Members Lydia, Cheremane and KayM. To check out their projects in full detail, head over to their blogs.








Saturday, 18 November 2017

Inspiration from International Design Team Members Jannet and Mike

Today we have inspiration from Jannet and Mike. For further details of their projects head over to their own blogs (via the link on the sidebar).

Jannet

Mike

Thursday, 16 November 2017

Festive Ornaments


Hello,   Kay M here today with an experiment with the acrylic pours  Kay launched on Hochanda at the weekend.  You can still watch all her shows on Rewind at the Hochanda web site.   I had so much fun making samples for the shows and learnt a lot  in the process.   The great thing about acrylic pouring you never know how it's going to turn out!  Kay's  Go-Flow and Cell-u-Like formula's take the guesswork out of measuring all the elements and work with all  the IndigoBlu paints.       

Having done a few projects on flat surfaces I thought I'll have a go on some shapes, a few paper mache  ornaments from my stash.   Sue, from the  TV design team did a couple of lovely egg shaped ones as samples for Kay's shows.  

They were painted with Gee-Sso-Good white and set up over a foil tray.  
The  paints, the new Red Hot Chilli, Purple Rain, and Teal for Two  as well as Cinderella, Black Gee-Sso-Good and Gold Luscious pigment too  were mixed in shot glasses with out adding any water.  A few drops of Cell-u-like were added to three of the paints.   I had already made up white following the instructions that come to the Go-Flow and Cell-u-Like.

Each ornament was thickly painted with the white mixture then the colours were added to the top of each ornament one on top of another and letting them drop though each other and mingle. 
  They were left to dry.    They were then given two coats of Glossy Slap-It-On mixed with a pinch of Unicorn Sparkles. 
And when dry beads and tassel's were added.  It was interesting to see how each one was different when the same paint colours were used.






There was still a fair amount of paint left so I did a dirty pour on to an A5 canvas painted with black Gee-Sso-Good using all the remaining paints, added a little water to each of them to get a good pour, and the white base.



Check in to the shared blog on the 19th November to see how it turned out!  

Until then, take care Kay M x