Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Wings of Freedom

Hello everyone! It's Solange Marques here!
Today I'll share with you a new project using the wonderful IndigoBlu products!
This month the theme is about wings. I love this theme!!!
I've made an altered clipboard:

I've covered the clipboard with IndigoBlu European Grand Tour Mixed Media Paper Pad 12x12 :

Then I've applied flitterglu and Lancashire Rose Megaflake  on the clip.

After, I've used the stamps: IndigoBlu Ledger Background and Script Bakcground:

I've applied black embossing powder on IndigoBlu Big Butterfly:

I've applied Luscious Pigment Powders: Gold and Copper:

Finally I added some alpha chipboards:

Monday, 22 May 2017

Victorian Garden Shadow Box

Today we are joined by one of our Brand Embassadors, Linda Simpson who has created a beautiful shadow box project for you.

1. Using Slap it on and the faded dots stencil I stencilled around the outer frame of the shadow box. Once this was dry I then painted all over using GeeSOO Good in Black. Once this was all dry I then used Gelatos Metallic Mint.

2. On Bockingford water colour card I stamped the Dinky Butterfly and sentiment from Victorian Garden stamp set with black Versafine and embossed with clear embossing powder. I then cut them out and coloured with Green and Gold Luscious Powders.

3. I then adhered a piece of Bockingford watercolour card to a piece of cardboard. I then proceeded to cover the top half with Gelatos Cotton Candy, sprayed water on and painted into the card. I then used the Pistachio for the bottom.  Once this was dry I used the stamps from the Victorian Garden to create a garden scene. I painted the bumble bees with gold Luscious powder.  Once this was all dry I then adhered to the inside of the box with Slap it on.
4. To finish off I added the butterfly and sentiment to the outside of the box.

To see the whole picture follow the link to Linda's YouTube, where you will find the full tutorial.

The link to the video is https://youtu.be/f5F8DKglKVA 

Saturday, 20 May 2017

Inspiration from International Design Team Members Ksenija, Cec and Giovanna

Today we are sharing inspiration from Ksenija, Cec and Giovanna. For the full tutorial head over to their blogs via the link.

Friday, 19 May 2017

Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Tattoo Heart Tag

Hello, Kay M here with today's post. Our theme this month is 'Winging It' so I've had the prefect excuse to use the gorgeous Tattoo Heart Dinkie stamp, as the focal point on this die cut tag.  

For the background I sponged Wilted Violet, Peeled Paint and Faded Jeans Distress Oxides over the tag, sprinkled it with water,  dried it off and then repeated the process again.  The tag was repeatedly over stamped with just only one inking of with Vintage Photo and Faded Jeans Distress Oxides using the new Collection's Edition stamps, I used No. 2 FrenchScript and No. 4 Numbers.   I went back in with Collection's Edition stamp No. 3 Cross Hatching and stamped around the edges with Ground Espresso Distress ink to create a border. The white lines (using the edge of a Slim Jim) and splatters were made with white GeeSsoGood.

The Tattoo Heart was stamped directly on the tag and again onto a piece white card, I then fussy cut the wings and banner from the white card.  Next I die cut a little heart from card with double sided tape and applied Sheffield Steel MegaFlake.  The sentiment was stamped from Live, Laugh & Love stamp set trimmed and edged with black ink.  All these were adhered to the tag as shown.

 The tag was finished by edging with a black pen and ribbon and charms were added.

I hope you have enjoyed this tag and are inspired to made your own winged creation!

Take care,  Kay M

Saturday, 13 May 2017

Angels Watching Over You

Hello Cheremane here with you today. Over at IndigoBlu we are all about things with wings this month so I have created a Canvas with the gorgeous Mindfulness Stamp Set teamed with the Bubbles Stencil and yummy paints.

First I made some Spritz bottles with the three paints Lime Marmalde, Coastal Walk & Marshmellow. Mix 4 parts water to 1 part paint. I then spritzed some water colour card along with the canvas board.

Once dry I stamped out three of the Butterflies from the Mindfulness Stamp Set with black soot distress ink and heat embossed them with clear embossing powder and then cut them out.

 Once the canvas was dry using some phat foam and coastal walk I stenciled the Bubbles stencil diagonally arcoss the board.

Once the paint was dry I used a white paint pen and added some details to the bubbles and then placed the stencil back over the bubbles and used some Super Thick Slap It On over the stencil to make the bubbles look wet. It looks cloudy untill it dries. To finish off I added the butterflies with some 3d glue gel, I stamped the sentiment with Black Versafine ink and heat embossed with clear powder and then trimmed it into sections and ruffed up the edges with my scissors before placing on the canvas.

Thanks for joining me today, don't forgot to pop back again soon to be inspired by the team.
Tune into Hochanda at 8pm this Saturday 13th May for the IndigoBlu ODS live with Kay Halliwell-Sutton and some stunning new products and amazing demo's.
Cheremane xx

Friday, 12 May 2017

DIY Designer Paper with Acrylic Paint

Autumn with you today to take you on a fun little journey with the new range of paints, Skin Tones Acrylic Matte.  I absolutely love this range from apricot to rouge to porcelain - they are gorgeous!

I thought I would test them out on my new Gelli Plate.  I definitely need more practice with the plate, but it was fun nonetheless.  You could replicate these techniques with a brayer DTP if you don't have a plate.  I printed the pink you see on the left, then loaded my plate with a lighter color of paint.  I stamped this soon to be released numeral stamp into the plate and stamped onto my pink panel repeatedly.  After, I did another press with the paint left on the plate, which reverses the image as you see in the finished product below (left).

I cut the best sections that would make great bases and then used the scraps with dies.  For my first project today I am showing you what I did with this center layered panel.  You can see the number printed paper worked great to cut my doily.  The numbers don't show, just the color variation on such an intricate die.

I made one more sheet of colored paper by dropping a little paint onto my craft mat and spraying with water then smooshing my paper into it.  I used it as the base to stamp these butterflies from the Victorian Garden set repeatedly in pink and brown ink.

I gave everything a splat of Metallic Goldfinger Acrylic to finish it off.  The photos don't show the color variation and depth, but trust me it's there!

The next day I picked up one of the other panels and decided to test out Distress Oxide inks over the paint.  Just as I had hoped, the paint did resist the ink in a way.  The ink soaked into the unpainted sections of my paper.  I decided to overstamp and make a pattern, similar to designer paper.  So I embossed the butterfly repeatedly.

See there the number stamping coming through the butterfly?  This butterfly stamp is just soft enough to make a beautiful pattern without being overwhelming.  LOVE!

Here you can see the resist I was referring to.

I layered up some dies and our fabulous Flutterby stamp, which I stamped in brown over some leftover smooshed paper.  Finally, I added one of the sentiments from the set, stamped in the same DOX and attached with the Tiny Attacher.  Thanks for reading to the end!  ;0  I hope you are inspired to make some paper today with your IndigoBlu stamps.  Until next time...

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Thursday, 11 May 2017

Let Your Dreams Fly card with Emmy

Hello IndigoBlu fans!

Emmy here sharing my first project for May. This month is about wings and flying high at IndigoBlu blog and I've prepared a butterfly card to share with you.
To create my background I used the Rain Droplets Red Rubber Stamp with white embossing powder. Then I coloured the white cardstock using Luscious Pigment Powder - Blue mixed with Slap It On - Super Thick.

Then I stamped the butterflies from the Floral Fantasy Red Rubber Stamp using silver embossing powder and coloured them with Tim Holtz Ink Pads.

For my sentiment I used a quote from the Grand Tour III Red Rubber Stamp.

I hope you enjoyed today's post!

Have a wonderful creative weekend!


Friday, 5 May 2017

Walk Gently

Hello Jannet here, and today I am going to be using the stunning new Victorian Garden, and Mindfullness Stamp sets. Victorian Garden has beautiful butterflies gorgeous flowers and two lovely sentiments plus a bumble bee! Mindfullness has wonderful sentiments and an amazing butterfly.
This month we are thinking about "Things with Wings" which inspired me to bring some of our beautiful nature indoors to enjoy.
To create a Nature background I individually mixed a little water with Grandmas Teacup, Olive Waistcoat, and Warm Tan. I laid a wash of Grandmas Teacup onto the top of half the watercolour card, then using a clean wet brush I wiped off some small areas of the blue to create a cloud effect.

I used Olive Waistcoat and the Warm Tan colours on the remaining card by brushing, dabbing, and dragging the brushes in different directions over the card. Using a Coffee Archival inkpad I added the "Walk Gently" sentiment from the Mindfullness set.
I love pressed flowers, so I decided to add a Forget-Me-Not to the picture. (I press my flowers in between paper towels and place them in a thick book. Of course the correct way is to press them between blotting paper and use a flower press!)

I mixed Snow White paint, and Clockwork Heart luscious together and brushed it quite thickly onto the flower stamp and stamped it onto card. The thick paint gave it some texture. I used Snow White paint and Olive Waistcoat paint for the dandelion and fussy cut them both.
The butterfly from the Victorian Garden Stamp set is just beautiful and has quickly become one of my favourites. I used versamarker to stamp it and followed with black embossing powder.I mixed the luscious powders with water and used some artistic license to colour the butterflies, I think I created some new species! I followed the same process for the bees.The luscious powders make them gleam and sparkle beautifully.

I gathered a few twigs from the forest, and used raffia to tie them together to form a frame for the picture.

I juggled all the pieces around until I liked the look, and then adhered all of the flowers, bees and butterflies in place.I adhered the background to the back of the twiggy frame.
To finish I tied a length of raffia onto the back for hanging.

Thanks so much for stopping by, and happy Stamping!

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