Thursday, 21 May 2015

Challenge 28 - A pocketful of Posies

Hi everyone, I'm excited about this month's challenge, I think it's one you will all love, especially as we are coming to summer and the flower's will be out... we'd like to see your 'Pocketful of Posie's' entries!

Firstly the winner of last month's challenge Just One Layer is:

Congratulations Elaine Traverso!  Please contact to arrange your prize and don't forget to grab your winner's badge from the badges tab above.
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, your work will be on the Challenge Blog alongside 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 get to meet the Design Team in the tabs above.

This month’s Top 3 from the 'Just One Layer' challenge, as chosen by the DT are...

1: No. 15 - Bev
2: No. 31 - Lynda
3: No. 32 - Jane

Well deserved congratulations to you all, and don't forget to grab your Top Three badge from the Badges tab above.

This months challenge is... Challenge 28 - A Pocketful of Posies.

Last month's winner Helen, made this fab lamp for us:

Helen had this to say:

I had a naked bodice to hand so decided to make an apron using the Anemone Corner stamp. I used 'Mowed Lawn' Distress Ink pad on green fabric, added a pocket, a flower button and lace. I covered the bodice with a floral decoupage paper and added a bead 'necklace'.

I then had an idea to turn the bodice into a lamp base so dug out a naked flower pot to use as a shade. I turned the pot upside down  to create a shade and covered it using 5 pieces card (one plain piece for the top of the pot) that I coloured with a 'Stormy Weather' Distress Ink pad and I stamped the border stamp from Nature 1 across the bottom of each piece of card in black VersaFine. Once I had glued the card in place I used a clear tube (piece of junk) to glue the shade and bodice together.

I think you will agree this is a fantastic idea from Helen, I'm sure she would love it if you hopped across to her blog to check out the full details.  Thank you Helen for your inspiration this month for IndigoBlu.

And now to our Challenge Design Team, who have some makes to share with you too:

Jenny Marples

Nikki Killinger

Julie Cassidy

We'd love to see your work - do enter for your chance to win, and share with your friends so they can enter too, the more the merrier!

Good luck,
The IndigoBlu Challenge Design Team.


  1. How creative and fun is Helens body and shade, very clever idea. Loving the design team inspiration too and looking forward to the challenge

  2. Wow - all such wonder entries so far!!! Can't wait to see more! Maxine x

  3. Just a quick comment, some fab entries so far, and to number's 10 and 11 who I upload on my Flickr stream for these ladies as they don't have blogs, great work ladies.
    Good luck to all this month :)
    Nikki K