Monday, 21 July 2014

Challenge 18: Christmas in July

Phew what a lovely summer we are having so far this year..........

The winner of the Tag You're it Challenge is........

Number 18: Clare C

Congratulations  Claire C……… I will be in touch shortly to arrange your prize.
The fabulous Winner’s prize this month is your choice of IndigoBlu stamps.  As always, you have 3 options to choose from:

1:   2 Large stamp plates
2:   4 Small stamp plates
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 you’re work will be on the blog along with the Design Team.
Also the top three each month (chosen by the DT) will all be invited to do an inspiration piece to be included on the new reminder post, that now 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 meet the Design Team in the tabs above.

This month’s Top 3, for Tag You're it Challenge, chosen  by the DT, are ……

2: Pavla

This months challenge is............ Challenge 18: Christmas in July.....

Here are some inspiration for you from the fabulous Design team ladies;



Thanks for visiting!

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Top 3 Winners Inspiration Tag

The oh so talented and wonderful Mariette has created this stunning tag for you to inspire you along the way to the fast approaching end of this month's challenge! You have a few days left to enter so get creating.

Here is what Mariette had to say:

As a result of being one of the top 3 nominations of the Monochromatic challenge I have been asked if I wanted to create an inspirational piece for the current Tag challenge. I feel honored and I hope I will be able to inspire you with this tag to join this challenge!
For this tag you will start with adhering a thin and irregular layer of white gesso onto a Ranger manila tag, Once dry add Distress Strains Salty ocean and Moved lawn on to it and spray it with water. Remove some ink and water with a kitchen towel  at the spot where you want to add the flowers, and dry it with a heat tool.
Stamp the poppy twice with Archival black using the masking technique. Color in the poppies with Distress ink Picked rasberry with a water brush and add some splatters onto the background. On the bottom of the tag stamp the grass/flower border with Archival black and Distress ink Moved lawn.
The tiny butterflies are from the Blazing Poppies stamp and I just inked up only the butterfly with a black distress marker and stamped it 3 times.
To create some depth add some extra Distress Moved lawn to the bottom of the tag with a blending tool  and some Vintage photo around the rest of the edges.
The stamps used are:
  • Poppy Meadow (A5 set)
  • Blazing Poppies (A6 single)
And here is her AMAZING Blog!

Thanks for Visiting

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Reminder post ........ Tag You're It!

Morning everyone, we are here with a little reminder post for you today - you still have plenty of time to enter the 'Tag You're It!' challenge for this month.  Here is some more beautiful inspiration from some of the design team.


Remember you have until 8pm on the 20th to enter, and the rules can be found here.  As you can see the Design team are loving this challenge, and it would be great if you could join us, don't be shy, everyone has as much chance of winning, and we would just love to see what you do with Indigoblu stamps!

Best Wishes,

Indigoblu Challenge Design Team. xx