Sunday, 18 February 2018

Quick Card Share from Mike Deakin

Hi Everyone - Mike here with a couple of quick A6 card shares for you today using two of the fantastic new release stamp sets.
The first is the "Drive Fast" stamp set teamed up with the older but very versatile "Script" stamp set with some cogs and gears for decoration borrowed from the "Fly High" stamp set also featured in the card below. The backgrounds were created using "Vodka Martini" & "Kingfisher Blue" acrylic metallic paints applied by hand with a piece of "Phat Foam".
All images were stamped using Jet Black Archival Ink. The "Script" stamp was stamped in the background using "Sepia" Archival Ink.

They're very quick and simple one layer cards but with the metallic paints in the background, it gives them some real depth with that lovely metallic lustre shining from the back!

Hope you like them!

Friday, 16 February 2018

Flower Power Tag

Hello and welcome,   Kay M here and it's my turn on the blog today, and I have a video to share with you on the IndigoBlu YouTube Channel.

This one uses the pretty Flower Power stamp with the small bees from the latest Collectors Edition stamps.

I do hope you enjoy the video and get inspired!

Take Care,  Kay M x

Monday, 12 February 2018

Your Dreams

Hello Dear Reader,

How are you?
Today I have made this card for you.

I was started with several colors distress Ink, choose the one you like
and blend the paper.

With Versamark ink and clear embossing powder 
stamp the flowers and the stars from the Victorian Garden sheet

Stamp the  Jane Face in Gray and a second time with versamark.

Stamp with Versamark ink and white embossingpowder the sentiment.
Heat it very well.

Than take your distress Oxide ink Faded Jeans and Black Soot.
Make the paper blue and go over again with Black.
Go with a dry cloth over the ink and get it away from the embossed parts.

Stamp the Bumblebees on a scrap paper and ink with Wild Honey and Mustard Seed.
Stick with 3d foam on the card and finish your card on a white basic card. 

I hope, i have inspired you with my card. 
Thank you for leaving your message. 

Sunday, 11 February 2018

New Stamp Release Sneaky Peek with Mike Deakin

Hi everyone Mike here again,

It's a privilege for my February Design Team inspiration to bring you a sneaky peek of three new stamp sets coming soon from IndigoBlu.

The 7" x7" card below was created using three existing neutral paints and three fantastic brand new stamp sets!

The three paint colours I used were:

I started off with my background and some small pieces of Phat Foam, loading up the paint into the foam with my spatula.
I then added the paint to my background cardstock with the foam to get the mottled effect - it almost looks like clouds (if you squint a bit that is!!).
Next using the Blueprint stamp from the brand new Draughtsman Stamp Set - I inked up the stamp, using Hot Cocoa paint instead of ink and then stamped all over the mottled sky.

I love the effect it gives! Next, I took a small piece of cardstock approx 2/12 inches by 2/12 inches and did the same thing with the background except I didn't use the Blueprint stamp. Instead, I used the new Victorian Gentleman stamp from the same set and some Coffee Archival Ink and stamped the image onto the small piece of cardstock. 

Doesn't he look just like a photograph! It's magic!!
I then matted this onto a piece of the same cardstock as my 7x7 base card. 

I then did the same thing with one of the Aeroplane stamps from the new "Fly High" stamp set.
Next, I did the same thing with one of the tags from my Junk & Disorderly art journal to create the same effect on the background. The Phat Foam was still juicy and hadn't yet dried up!
Finishing off with one of the typography stamp sets from the brand new "Traveling Home" stamp set with the same Coffee Archival Ink.
To finish off ,I glued the background onto my card base, then glued the Victorian gentleman and aeroplane piece onto the background...

...then mounted the tag with some double-sided foam tape for a bit of dimension - after adding a piece of coffee coloured seam binding to the tag! - Job Done!

I hope you enjoyed this sneak peek at some of the fantastic brand new stamps sets that will soon be available to purchase from IndigoBlu.

Monday, 5 February 2018

Love Letters

February is synonymous with Love, so I thought I would begin the month by spelling it out! 

I already had the “L”, “V", and “E”, wooden letters in my stash, but I didn’t have an “O” ! Luckily I was able to find a papier-mâché “O” it was a little larger than the other letters, but I crossed my fingers that it would work out ok.  

I painted the “L” and “V” with Grandmas Teacup paint, and outlined them using Poseidon Blue Luscious  which I had premixed with a little water.

I took some time deciding which stamps to use and I eventually decided that a nature theme would be nice using butterflies, flowers, birds etc. I stamped using a Versamarker ink pad and heat embossed the images in white.

                      Anemone and Daisy
                              Wild Poppy

I also embossed some butterflies onto card, and coloured them with the Indigoblu paints before fussy cutting them. I folded two of them in half, and stuck the folded sides together using sticky pads and adhered them onto the letters to look as if that had just landed onto them. I also laid one butterfly flat onto the "O" and "V" letters using pva glue.

I painted the “O ”and “E“ with Iced Gem paint, and outlined them using Pink Luscious which I had mixed with a little water.

I repeated the stamping and embossing as above, but also added the darling robin to the “O”, and fussy cut lots of the little flowers from the Wild Poppy set to add to the "E".

Wishing you a lovely Valentines Day, at least us crafters can always create our own flowers to give ourselves on the day !

Friday, 26 January 2018

Stamping Collage

Morning, Carolyn here with you today. 

I was recently inspired by Kay's Fabric Panels and have created a collage on a small 100mm square canvas. The Indigoblu Fabric Panels were extremely popular and what a quick sell out on Hochanda last week. 

Firstly I selected most of the Collectors Edition stamps together with Jane and a couple of Itsy Bitsy Backgrounds. These were stamped in Black onto Tissue.

I tore close to the edges of the stamped images as this gives a less defined edge when positioning them on the canvas. I made Jane the main focal point and added the various stamps around the edges. These were then adhered to the canvas with Slap It On Matte.

I painted Jane with the Junk And Disorderly Portrait Paints. These were mixed with Slap It On Matte so they didn't dry out as quick. On the rest of the canvas I used IndigoBlu Acrylic Matte Paints and for the highlighted areas I used White Gee-Sso Good.

There is a video on IndigoBlu Facebook page 'Kay reveals some new releases' where she shows you how to paint the faces on fabric. Also Kay's recent shows Mix It Up With IndigoBlu may still be available to watch on Hochanda Rewind.

I painted a 150mm Square Deep Box frame white and left this to dry before stamping the edges of the frame with the Itsy-Bitsy honeycomb Background in Frosty Sky

I used Super Thick Slap It On to adhered the painted canvas centrally in the frame.

Thank you for joining me today and do pop back to see the fabulous inspiration from the team.


Thursday, 25 January 2018

Seahorse by Ksenija

Hello Everyone and Welcome!

Today Ksenija is here, and I am happy to share with you a new project as a part of January inspiration from International DT.

Today I am featuring Seahorse red rubber stamp from Collector's Edition. How adorable is this Seahorse!

Tips on Making This Card:

  • Trim the panel from white card stock down to 4 1/4 by 5 1/2" (10 by 14 cm)
  • Stamp the seahorse in black archival ink off the center
  • Stamp the seahorse down to mask paper and fussy cut out the mask

  • Colour the impression with watercolour markers
  • Mask off the seahorse coloured impression and the edges of the card panel
  • Blend Distress inks onto the panel
  • Rub off the excess of the foil to reveal beautiful gilded impressions
  • Remove the mask from the seahorse and stamp down DREAM from Sarah's Choice red rubber stamps set in black ink 
  • Adhere the card panel to a black card base
Now over to you - Have you tried this seahorse stamp already? What type of projects did you make or would like to make with it? Cards? Tags? Altered objects?

Thank you for stopping by! Have a great day!
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