Thursday, 23 March 2017

Spring Mixed Media layout

Hello everyone!! It's Solange Marques here again!
Today I'll share with you a new project using the wonderful IndigoBlu products!
The month theme is Spring, then I prepared a Spring layout with a lot of flowers and butterflies!

I used the collections: Floral Fantasy and Damage Damask Mixed Media Paper pads12x12.
I've stamped some daisies using Blooming Great  A5 stamp, and I've used IndigoBlu English Cottage Artist's Acrylic paints : Banana Custard, Lemon Meringue, Frosty Sky and Hot Cocoa.

On the background I've used Honeycomb Background A6 stamp :

I've applied Lancashire Rose MegaFlakes on the chipboard using Flitterglu:

I hope you enjoy it!

Monday, 20 March 2017

Inspiration from International Design Team Members Cec, Giovanna and Ksenija

Fancy a little more inspiration from our International Design Team, then head over to their blogs for the full step by step details for their projects.

Sunday, 19 March 2017

Saturday, 18 March 2017

Thursday, 16 March 2017

Easter Egg

Hello, It's Kay M here today with my spring project, a decorated egg which are a wonderful celebration of the season.   I have decorated a papermache two part egg shaped box, just perfect to house a chocolate egg!

A number of leaf sprigs were die cut and applied all over the outer surface using the Slap-it-On Matt  then GeeSsoGood white was painted both on the outside, and inside of the egg, then left to dry.    
I painted the inside with Lime Marmalade for a bright pop of colour.

The outside was painted first with Peppermint Tea and dried.  Then I applied Olive Waistcoat over the leaf shapes with a paint brush and removed excess with kitchen towel so the paint was removed from the raised areas.  LimeMarmalade was then dry brushed over, this gave a lovely textured appearance to the egg.

A sentiment from Victorian Garden was stamped in black ink and heat embossed with clear powder onto white card, cut out and edged in black ink and adhered to the egg.

The flower sprig from the Clock Work Stamp Set was repeatedly stamped in black ink and heat embossed with clear powder onto white card.  They were then painted with Mulberry Bush and Lemon Meringue paints and after the flowers had been fussy cut, they were glued onto the leaf shapes.

The Bee from Victorian Garden was repeatedly stamped in black ink and heat embossed with clear powder onto heat resistant acetate.   Lemon Meringue paint was painted over the bodies and left to dry.   The Bee's were then fussy cut and attached to the egg.
I finished by adding a chocolate egg!

I do hope you have enjoyed my project and are inspired for you Easter makes.

Kay M. 

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Gilded Easter Egg cards with Emmy

Hello IndigoBlu fans!

Emmy here with my first project for March. This month the focus on IndigoBlu blog is on Spring. And what is the best thing about Spring, beside the flowers - Easter of course. So, I've prepared two quick and charming Easter cards to share with you using Indigoblu Easter Egg A6 Red Rubber Stamp and a lot of different colours distress ink pads.

To create these cards I heat embossed the image using Indigoblu Easter Egg A6 Red Rubber Stamp and gold/silver embossing powder. Once the image has cooled down I used two sets of Tim Holtz Distress ink pads to colour my Easter eggs.

I hope you enjoyed today's post!

Have a wonderful creative weekend!


Monday, 13 March 2017

Butterfly Tag

 Cheremane here with you today, let me take you for a walk through a Victorian Garden with some stunning new IndigoBlu goodies.

I started with a little resin frame I had in my stash and painted it with the New Junk and Disorderly paint Olive Waistcoat.

I mixed 1 part paint to 4 parts water to make a spritz with Warm Tan, another of the new paint colours, then spritzed a Junk and Disorderly tag and let it dry before stamping one of the sentiments from the new Victorian Garden stamp set. I added some Steam Whistle paint eekkk another new colour to some phat foam.

 I then used the Steam Whistle and the phat foam to stamp the lovely grasses from Victorian Garden stamp set. Stamping with the Indigoblu paints is so effective but make sure you clean your stamp straight away.

I added some of the Warm Tan to phat foam and stamped one of the butterflies from Victorian Garden, I also spritzed the paper roses with the Warm Tan and Olive Waistcoat paint to coordinate with the other elements.

To finish off I edged the tag with Steam Whistle then I attached the roses and butterfly with glue gel, added some green micro beads and some grey ribbon. There we have it a beautiful Victorian Garden walk.

Thank you so much for stopping by be sure to pop back again soon to be inspired by the team.
Crafty Hugs
Cheremane x

Sunday, 12 March 2017

A Springtime Hello Circle Card

Autumn with you today to share a bright springtime creation with you.  I took artistic liberty with the Popycock stamp set for this pink and lime circe card.

I created the circle card from an XL circle die using watercolor paper.  I dipped my panel into a mix of green watery inks until I was happy with the look.

I created some more inky paper with pink inks and stamped the Poppycock stamps repeatedly onto the paper.  I used the remaining paper to cut the sentiment die.  For fun and dimension I added Art Stones to the center of my main flower.

I cut a variety of greenery dies and tucked them between my layers, letting them overflow the perimeter of the card for depth.  I hope this bright spring make encourages you to ink up your IndigoBlu flower stamps today!  Thank you for visiting!

Find the Poppycock stamp set HERE!

Monday, 6 March 2017

Waiting for Mr Darcy.....

Hi there it's Elizabeth here with another page from my Junk and Disorderly Journal. Jane is daydreaming of Mr Darcy with thoughts flying around her head like birds.

I started by stamping the lace from the Mr Darcy Stamp Set across the bottom of a Bockingford tag,  using Versamark ink, Wow fine black embossing powder, and heating it. Once cool I trimmed across the edge to create a scalloped finish.

I carried on adding more stamping and built up a design using Jane and also the birds. These were also embossed.

I coloured Jane and the rest of the tag, using a selection of the gorgeous Luscious Powders leaving each colour to dry completely before adding another, otherwise the colours would blend together like watercolours.

Whilst the tag was on one sie drying out, I stamped out a background using the Lace stamp, this time using a black Versafine ink. I added splatters of Cinderella Metallic  paint, and created a shelf for the tag to sit on using a piece of bright pink Sari Silk.

I added more of the same Pink Sari Silk to the tag, before adding it onto the journal page.

To finish off the page I added more birds, die cut from a Tim Holtz strip die.

So Jane sitting pretty in her pink silk gown is dreaming of Mr Darcy, his velvet brown eyes, broad shoulders and handsome good looks, will he call on her, I wonder..................

Elizabeth x

February Challenge Blog Winners & Announcement

Morning all,

You may wonder why this post is a little late this month, we have an announcement regarding the IndigoBlu challenge, and it has taken some time to reach a decision.  Kay and Alfie wanted to pass on the following to you:

Alfie here...
A big thank you for all of your support and lovely artwork over the last few years. We are constantly reviewing the best ways to develop the IndigoBlu brand and ways of working with our customers.
Moving forward we have decided to focus more on better use of Facebook and YouTube in the future, so we have decided that last months challenge is our last.
Again, thank you for all of your entries and also a big thank you to Nikki who has run the Challenge blog brilliantly for us.

Lots of Love 

Alfie and Kay 

We still need to announce the winner's from February's challenge, who have been notified.

First our random winner is:
Congratulations on your win Nate, an absolutely beautiful project.  

And our Top 3, chosen by the DT are:

1.  No. 5 - Linda Simpson
2. No. 1 - Mirador Makings
3. No. 6 - Debs Frosts

Congratulations all, we will be in touch shortly to arrange guest spots on the IndigoBlu blog. 

We hope you continue to join us for the fab projects and inspiration, and we will keep you up to date with our YouTube channel and on Facebook of course.

Warm Regards,
All at IndigoBlu. 

Sunday, 5 March 2017

Tweet Tweet It's Spring

Hi it's Jannet here.
As March arrives, we are celebrating the arrival (hopefully) of Spring! I am thinking about Springtime and Easter decorations to bring some colourful cheer to our homes.

I foraged my local forest for three suitable looking twigs. I arranged them in a triangle and joined them tightly together with some twine.I left enough twine at the top to create a loop, so it could be hung up if needed.

I stamped the bird, flowers and leaves from the Live,Laugh,Love stamp set with Archival black ink. I gave them some colour with watercolours. I used a bright yellow for the flowers to create a happy Springtime feel.

After fussy cutting them I added some texture paste to the centre of the flowers. When dry I brushed some lovely Coral Luscious over the top to add some shimmering colour.

I curled up the edges of the leaves to give them a more natural look. Then I checked that I had coloured underneath the curled up part !I shaped and folded the flowers slightly too.

Thank you so much for visiting today. I wish you a very happy Springtime.
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