Thursday, 23 February 2017

Love canvas

Hi! Solange Marques here again! I'll share with you the project for this month!
February is Valentine's month, then The month theme is LOVE!!!!!

I've created a canvas:

I've used a Square Flat Canvas and I applied modelling paste on the Believe stencil. Then I applied
English Cottage Artist's Acrylic paint Hot Cocoa and GeeSso Good!Gesso-white on the background and I've painted a heart with Postbox Red and Mulberry Bush:

I've used Word Blocks stamp:

I hope you enjoy it!

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Industrial Valentine

Today we have Brand Ambassador Louise Withers sharing a valentine project with us. 
1, Emboss card using industrial folders, I used 4 different ones. Cut them into shapes 
and arrange on a large tag, in a mosaic pattern. Do the same with a half heart shape.
2. Paint everything with white gesso, when dry spray or dry brush with black gesso, but 
don't totally cover the tag. 
3. Then dry brush with bonfire, then coco, then black, then teal. Keep building up the 
4. When happy rub over with a graphite stick or pencil to bring out all the textures. 
5. For the heart use postbox, teal, choc  and black and repeat with graphite. 

6. Stamp splat then emboss. 
7. Place heart where you want it and draw round it. Use this to help you cut the mesh. 
8. Paint mesh with coco and bonfire, cut out heart shape but leave attached at one point 
and fold it out. I also added puff paint too. 

9. Stick down the heart, place the mesh over the whole tag and I've folded over the top 
and bottom to attach it. 

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

February 2017 Challenge Reminder - Love is All you need

Good morning,

Today is reminder day for the current challenge, and we are feeling the love!

Some of our Top 3 from last month have created some fab pieces and join us as Guest Designer's this month.

First up it's Lyn:

Lyn had this to say: I feel priveledged to have been invited to do an inspiration piece and hope I don't let the side down. The stamps I have used are the lovely Mr Darcy plate,  and the Flutterby Dinkie. The roof of the house is kraft card stamped with the Harlequin background and edged with indigo blu washi tape. The house is distressed very slightly with walnut ink distress ink. 

Isn't this a fab make by Lyn!  Lyn doesn't have a blog but she would love it if you wanted to leave comments with us here. 

Next we have Lisa:

 Lisa said: I was delighted to make the top three design selection and hope my take on the February challenge will inspire some romantic entries! X'

Love how Lisa has used IndigoBlu paper's but cut into a heart shape for this canvas, and the colours are so vibrant!  You can see how she made it here, hop across and leave some love if you can. 

And next we have Shelagh:  

Shelagh said: I'm delighted to be chosen in the Top 3 again for IndigoBlu. You can check out Shelagh's design on her blog here.

And some of our Design Team wanted to join in, I just love these!

Aren't these brilliant! 

I hope you can join us in the challenge, there is still a week to go.  Hop across to the main blog to see prizes, and how to enter, or you can enter with us HERE

Best Wishes,
IndigoBlu Top 3
& IndigoBlu Challenge DT.

Thursday, 16 February 2017

Chocolate and Roses Canvas

Hello and welcome,  
Kay M here today with my Chocolate and Roses canvas board. The  chocolate comes from the gorgeous ChocolateBox Megaflakes and the roses with the Rose stencil and colours chosen to give a vintage romantic feel to highlight this month's heart theme.

 Fine texture paste was thinly spread over a 18cmx24cm canvas board to give a rough plaster texture.  When dry, more paste was used through the Rose stencil across the middle of the board and dried,  then  whole board was painted with Gee-Sso-Goodwhite.   Pheasant Bronze, Townhouse Teal and Marshmallow paints was applied in patches and brush blended into each other.  When dry, Dinkie Script was randomly stamped over and the roses highlighted with a brown Archival ink.    Gee-Sso-Good white was dry brushed over the canvas for a softer look. 

Super Thick Slap it On was mixed with a little Rose Bronze Luscious powder and this was applied through the Family stencil onto tissue paper. When dry,  individual words were added to the canvas with Matt Slap it On.

The Dinkie Heart stamp was stamped with FlitterGlu on card and then covered with Chocolate Box Megaflake.  The heart was then cut out, given a wash of Rose Bronze Luscious then clear embossing powder applied.    Another heart was stamped out using Brown Archival ink on a sheet of card which had been painted with Rose Bronze Luscious powder, that was then cut out.   Chocolate Box Megaflake's were also applied to a heart frame.  

The canvas was finished by adhering the hearts with lace trim, die cut arrows and a feather embellishment as shown.   

I do hope you get inspired to join in our heart theme this month and enter the blog challenge! 

Take care,  Kay M