Monday, 29 February 2016

Card Set For Any Occasion

Hi Folks!! Georgie here with you, and today I'm sharing a series of CAS cards, using a new stamp set from IndigoBlu called Word Blocks!

Aren't there gorgeous?!! I do love a good word set, and not only are these great for CAS, but can you imagine the possibilities for background stamping too!!

See the complete series  of six below:

I used coloured co-ordinated hotfix gems to match the paper colour background I chose and randomly dotted them about for a bit of bling beauty. :)

I know CAS is very unusual for me but sometimes it's lovely to take a break from the norm and reset my mixed media thinking from time to time. What about you, are you a CAS fan? If so, these are just the perfect set!!

Take care and many hugs,

Friday, 26 February 2016

IndigoBlu at Stitches 2016

What a busy few days it's been for the IndigoBlu team, just back from the annual UK CHSI Trade Show (known as Stitches) held at the NEC in Birmingham from 21st to 23rd February. It's been a great chance to share all the new stamps, stencils, paints and papers, Diamond Resin and Slap It On with retailers, suppliers, designers and publishers.

The stand looked amazing, crammed full of amazing samples from the International Design Team and Demonstrators, but don't take my word for it... settle back and enjoy...

And here's the dream team that shared it all with the visitors to the show (minus one important person - namely Alfie - who's busy holding the camera!!!) Cheremane, Jenny, Kay and Elizabeth worked their socks off and did a fantastic job.

To see more and hear from Kay Halliwell-sutton herself there are four short videos on the IndigoBlu Facebook page HERE and there's even a special surprise in store in one of them!...

And you can find all the new products online at the IndigoBlu shop HERE.

AND that's not all! Catch the latest exciting IndigoBlu show with Kay on Hochanda this coming Sunday 28th February at 11am, 2pm and 6pm (see the link in the sidebar).

Have a great weekend everyone!

Wednesday, 24 February 2016

Take the Moment Card

Hello Everyone and Welcome! Ksenija is here today and I am sharing a project featuring several new products from the latest IndigoBlu release.

Again I created an encouraging card using several brand-new stamps and new English Cottage Artist's Acrylic Paints.

I commenced with stamping Elsie image down in grey archival ink to an oval die cut of rustic paper, distressing the edges with the scissors and Distress inks in Pumice Stone and Old Paper, as well as stencilling some stripes through IndigoBlu mask Texture.

I coloured Elsie's face lightly with Distress markers and moved on to the card panel creation.

I stamped Rain Droplets onto a kraft card panel with brown archival ink and applied Gee-Sso Good! randomly. When Gesso has dried completely, I stamped Anemone from Colour Me series in the upper left corner, the beautiful waves from Light and Sound Borders stamp set in the middle and the trees from Grand Tour III set with black archival ink.

To mask straight borders of the Anemone square stamp I randomly applied texture paste through Texture stencil, removed the mask and sprinkled the pattern with bright yellow embossing powder. When the paste has dried, I heated it until the embossing powder melted.

I watered down new acrylic paints in Lemon Meringue and Marshmallow, coloured the Anemone and the card panel here and there.

To finish the card I heat embossed the sentiment from Floral Fantasy in white embossing powder and cut just several words out. To assemble the card I glued the kraft panel to a rustic card base with a liquid adhesive, taped the oval with a foam tape and glued the sentiment.

I hope you enjoy this project of mine and I inspired you to mix different stamps from the latest IndigoBlu release.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

IndigoBlu Supplies used:
Elsie Stamp
Texture Stencil
Rain Droplets Stamp
Gee-Sso Good! White
Colour Me - Anemone Stamp
Light and Sound Borders Stamp Set
Grand Tour III Stamp Set
Lemon Meringue English Cottage Artist's Acrylic Paint
Marshmallow English Cottage Artist's Acrylic Paint
Floral Fantasy Stamp Set

Monday, 22 February 2016

Black and White Altered Canvas

Hello, Solange Marques here. I'll share with you more one project using IndigoBlu products. I created a canvas :

I covered the canvas using IndigoBlu GeeSso Good! Gesso Black and glue down a picture from IndigoBlu Lost Family- Mixed Media Paper Pad-A6.

I used the IndigoBlu Floral Fantasy stamp set with  IndigoBlu GeeSso Good! Gesso White :

And finally, I applied Kroma Crackle:

IndigoBlu supplies:

IndigoBlu A5 Floral Fantasy stamp set
IndigoBlu GeeSso Good! Gesso Black
IndigoBlu GeeSso Good! Gesso White
IndigoBlu A6 Lost Family- Mixed Media Paper Pad
Kroma Crackle
Artist Line Canvas

I hope you enjoy it!

Sunday, 21 February 2016

February Challenge - Red is the Colour

Good morning everyone,

It's February challenge time already, where has the start of this year gone?  I hope you are getting some crafting time in, and can join us for the next challenge.

Firstly we have the winners of January's challenge, Anything Goes.
Our random winner is:

Congratulations Serafeena! We will be in touch to arrange your prize and don't forget to grab your winner's badge from the badges tab in the sidebar.

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 our lovely 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 on the sidebar.

This month’s Top 3 from the 'Anything Goes' challenge, as chosen by the DT are...

1. No 3 - Autumn, at Sew Paper Paint
2. No 14 - Anne Redfern
3. No 12 - Lesley Cutmore

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

Our winner from last month's challenge, Theresa, has joined us today as a Guest Designer, and here is her inspiration for you:

Theresa had this to say:

I was so pleased to win the IndigoBlu challenge last month. I was over the moon. I used to enter the challenge regularly up to a few months back and made top 3 on several occasions, but had never won before. so last month I decided to enter again and it must have been meant to be..... I knew which stamps I wanted even before I had gone onto the shop site. the new science ones. can't wait for them to arrive and to add to my ever increasing collection of IB stamps.

Thank you Theresa for this lovely piece, it's great having you this month as our Guest Designer. I absolutely love this idea for an old tin, and the colours are just fab!

And now it's our own fabulous DT's turn:






Wow! Blown away by these fab pieces, don't forget you can click on the links on the ladies names, and it will take you to their blogs to see how they made their inspiration. Don't forget to come back though and enter the challenge. It's just about the colour red, and as you can see, that doesn't mean just hearts, it's anything you like with Indigoblu stamps and a bit of red. You could be our next winner of some lovely brand spanking new stamps!

Hope we have inspired you, 

Best Wishes,

Indigoblu Challenge Team