Tuesday, 23 August 2016

IndigoBlu Stamps on Tea Bags

Hello everyone! It's Solange Marques here and today I'll share with you an art journal page using the fantastic IndigoBlu products.

Art journal page by Solange Marques featuring IndigoBlu stamps.-01

 I love to use stamps on tea bags background. I glued the teabags on the paper using regular gel medium and then I used Grand Tour I, Grand Tour II and Grand Tour III A5 red rubber stamps.

Art journal page by Solange Marques featuring IndigoBlu stamps.-02

Art journal page by Solange Marques featuring IndigoBlu stamps.-03

I also used some IndigoBlu  English Cottage Artist's Acrylic Paints: Hot Cocoa, Townhouse Teal, Park Lane and the metallic blue: Sleeping Beauty.

Art journal page by Solange Marques featuring IndigoBlu stamps.-04

Art journal page by Solange Marques featuring IndigoBlu stamps.-05

Art journal page by Solange Marques featuring IndigoBlu stamps.-07

I really love the texture of the tea bags on the background!
I hope you enjoy it!

Solange Marques

Sunday, 21 August 2016

August Challenge - All things Bright & Beautiful

Good morning everyone,

Well the July challenge was just fab! We had some gorgeous entries. I'm hoping you can stun us this month with your makes too. First let's congratulate our Random winner!

Sheila it's you! Congratulations, we will be in touch shortly to arrange your prize.
And our top 3 for July as chosen by the DT are:

1. No. 6 - Furry Log & Badger
2. No. 1 - Kimbo's Cards & Cats
3. No. 14 - DebsCraftytime

Congratulations all, we will be in touch to see if you would like to do a Guest Design piece for us. It's always amazing seeing the art that we get from you guys, and I know it inspires so many others.

You too could win - Our prizes are Indigoblu stamps of your choice as follows:

3 options to choose from:

1: 2 Large stamp plates (A5)
2: 4 Small stamp plates (A6)
3: 1 Large and 2 small plates

There’s also the Winner’s Badge, and one for the Top 3, to display proudly on your blog, and the WINNER of the challenge will also be invited to do a GUEST SPOT on a future Challenge Launch post. That’s right, your work will be on the Challenge Blog alongside the Design Team!

Also the Top Three each month (chosen by our lovely DT) will all be invited to do an inspiration piece to be included on the reminder post that goes live mid challenge. So, if you’d like a chance to be featured on the IndigoBlu Challenge Blog get those stamps out and get creating!

You’ll find all the information on how to enter the challenge, the rules (don’t worry, there’s not that many) and get to meet the Design Team in the tabs on the sidebar.

Our winner from the last challenge, Mariette is our Guest Designer this month, and has made this beautiful card for us on this month's challenge theme ' All things Bright & Beautiful'.

Mariette had this to say:

I have used distress inks for the bright part and for the beautiful part of this challenge I used all of the IndigoBlu stamps I chose for my winning prize. You can see more over on my blog.

Next it's our brilliant DT's inspiration for the new challenge, you can't fail to be inspired by this bunch :) They also happen to be some of the nicest people too, and we are very proud to have them as a team. Hop across to their blogs and leave them some love if you have time.


Wow! I think you will agree these are all stunning, and what inspiration! Don't forget you can hop over to our team's blog's to see how they made these too, just click on their names above the pictures.

So all that's left is for you to join us - and show us your Summer Florals! If you have any questions about entering, or don't have a blog, please leave us a comment and we will come back to you, we can help you enter, all you need is Indigoblu stamps in your project.

Happy creating!

Best Wishes,Indigoblu Challenge Design Team

Enter the Challenge Here:
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Saturday, 20 August 2016

More Inspiration from Solange, Ksenija and Cec

Today we are excited to share some fabulous inspiration from three of our International Design Team. Follow the links to their blogs to find out more about how their projects came together;



Friday, 19 August 2016

More Inspiration from Kay, Emilia, Autumn and Cheremane

Today we are excited to share some fabulous inspiration from four of our International Design Team. Follow the links to their blogs to find out more about how their projects came together;

Thursday, 18 August 2016

Inspiration from Jannet, Elizabeth and Giovanna

Today we are excited to share some fabulous inspiration from three of our International Design Team. Follow the links to their blogs to find out more about how their projects came together;


Tuesday, 16 August 2016

Jewel and Roses

Hello it's Kay here,  I do hope you enjoy my first post for this year's IDT, loving the work from the other ladies, it seems we all have fallen for Jewel!

 I've used the fabulous new Luscious powders, Extra Thick Slap-it-onRose stencil, Jewel, Spirit of Christmas, Unicorn Sparkles AND a sneaky peek at the soon to be released 6x6 paper pads!!   This is a board inspired by the Finnabair class on this year's Wanderlust journey. 

The 6" square canvas board was painted with Black Gee-Sso-Good, then small squares of the new papers were adhered on top with Slap-It-On-Matt, Extra Thick Slap-It-On was applied through the rose stencil.  This was then left to dry.

Texture elements- buttons, mesh, hot glue dots, chip board shapes were then applied using the Slap-It-On to the centre area of the board.  When dry these were then painted with Black Gee-Sso-Good and left to dry.  A small amount of Black Gee-Sso-Good was mixed with Slap-It-On Gloss and this was used as a wash over the whole board and to soften the margin of the black painted area and left to dry.

Out came the Luscious! Coral, purple and teal powders were dusted over the board and missed with water to set.  Jewel and the sentiments where stamped in black ink and heat embossed in clear powder, these were coloured with gold Luscious.

Paper roses were painted black and coloured with the purple and teal and foliage with gold Luscious powders.  These were attached to the board and silver Luscious mixed with water and applied to highlight raised areas before Jewel and the sentiments were adhered.

To finish,  dots of FlitterGlu were added around Jewel and Unicorn Sparkles applied, magical!

I really had fun making this board and hope you have enjoyed it too.

Take care,  Kay M x

Saturday, 13 August 2016

Twinkling Unicorn Canvas

Hello there, Cheremane here today with my very first post as part of the International Design Team. I just adore Jewel the Unicorn stamp it's perfect for so many occasions.

I started with a 20cm x 20cm Canvas Board giving it a coat of Black GeeSso Good. Once dry I mixed some yummy Blue Luscious Powder with water to give a blue metallic wash, to make it look like a night sky.

Next I added some Extra Thick Slap it on through the beautiful Vintage Frame Stencil. The slap it on dries clear if you leave it as it comes out of the pot.

Before the Extra Thick Slap It On was dry I added some delicious Unicorn Sparkles. I just adore glitter.

I wanted to change my Extra Thick Slap It On from clear to silver so I mixed it with some yummy Silver Luscious powder. It's brilliant as you can now make your very own different coloured texture paste's. If like me you make to much then why not put the excess into an empty Mega-Flake pot ready for next time, as this is what I have done.

Randomly place the Stars Stencil and the made up Silver Slap It On over the canvas. Just look at that Luscious Powder! I really can't stop using them along with the Stars Stencil, they definitely never seem to be off my table at the moment.

Now to finish, stamp out Jewel with Versafine Majestic Blue ink pad and add some Unicorn Sparkles to the main and tail with Flitterglu.

The sentiment is from the New Sparkle and Glisten Stamp Set,before adding I used the Paper Distress Tool to the edge of the card.

For the final touch I added some clear gems for extra sparkle.

Thanks for stopping by today, I hope you like it as much as I did making it.

Crafty Hugs