Tuesday, 21 July 2015

Challenge 30 - August 2015 - Precious Metals

Hi everyone, 

Wow we have a fab challenge for you this month, and some amazing inspiration from our new Design Team, here in their entirety this month for you!  Have a browse, visit our talented team, and join in the challenge, we'd love to see your entries, and don't forget there are fab prizes of Indigoblu Stamps to be won.

Firstly the winner of last month's challenge 'Flutterby' is:

Congratulations  to Elaine at Handcrafted by Ellapu.  Please contact anna@indigoblu.com 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: Veerle 
2: Jane
3: Mari

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 30 - Precious Metals.   

Just think megaflakes, metallic paints, anything that reminds you of precious metals, and of course Indigoblu Stamps :)  Please just take a minute to check the rules, on the tab at the top of the page.

Last month's winner Aartje has joined the team for today, and made this lovely tag for us:

You can see Aartje's full blog post HERE.

And here is a bucketful of inspiration for you from the Challenge Design Team:



I don't know about you, but I am blown away this month by all these lovely samples, I hope it's inspired you to create and join us.

Best Wishes,

Indigoblu Challenge Design Team

Wednesday, 15 July 2015

Challenge 29 - Flutterby - Top 3 Inspiration

Good morning!

Lovely to have you joining us again on the challenge blog, today it's time for the Top 3 from Challenge 28 - Pocketful of Posies, to share the pieces they have designed especially for us, to inspire you further this month, in the 'Flutterby' challenge.  You still have a few days to enter, hurry and join us HERE.

I think you will agree these ladies have done us proud!  Hop across to their blogs via the links to see how they made these inspirational pieces.

First we have: Donna

Donna had this to say:
Hi there, I was so thrilled at being asked if I could do an inspirational piece for this months ‘’Flutterby’’
challenge, so I got on to it straight away. I decided to alter a plain wooden heart box with the focal point
being ‘’Big Butterfly’’ very apt for this challenge!  After painting, stamping and embellishing, I finished off
with adding the butterfly, which I stamped on to heat resistant acetate using Frantage ‘Aged Copper’’ and

coloured with alcohol inks. I do hope you like it!!’’

Next up is: Sue Ralph:

Sue had this to say:
Well 'Wow'! So excited to be chosen as one of the Top 3 in last months blog Challenge, then to be asked to create an inspirational piece for this months Blog Challenge 'Flutterby', I was over the moon.
After a bit of thought I decided to create a Canvas piece so that I could do some painting with the English Cottage Paints, which I love by the way, do some stamping on white Clearly for art modelling film as well as doing  a bit of re-cycling! (using up the rolls double sided tape comes on)!
I used the paints to create a coloured wash on the canvas as well as some drips and splats, then to add a little texture I used some stencils with sparkle texture paste.
With the butterflies, stamped cut out and finished off I attached them with the now covered glittered rolls to the shimmery canvas.
Happy Crafting! xx

Our lovely third lady was unable to partake in the top 3 this time, but we will ask her to come back and show you something at a later date.

So what are you waiting for... get creating and join us if you can, and win some fab Indigoblu stamps!

Best wishes,

Indigoblu Challenge Team,
Demonstrators, & Top 3!

Wednesday, 8 July 2015

Challenge 29 - Flutterby - Demonstrator Inspiration

Hi all,

Today we have for you some extra inspiration from our lovely Indigoblu demonstrator's for the latest challenge, Number 29 - Flutterby. Have you had many of these beautiful creatures in your garden this year?

 Have a look at our lovely teams fabulous work then join in the fun of the challenge!  You can win Indigoblu stamps, of your choice!  (And there are so many lovely new ones!).

The girls have worked hard this month as always, here is their inspiration:

Lisa Winnard

                                                                        Lydia Tarry

Wow!  Beautiful inspiration here, hope you've enjoyed seeing the team's work and don't forgot to hop over to their blogs, they'd love to hear from you.

Now it's your turn, you can enter the challenge HERE, good luck!

Best Wishes,

The IndigoBlu Demonstrator Team.