Friday, 20 October 2017

Inspiration From International Design Team Members Ksenija and Carolyn

Today we have more inspiration from International Design Team Members Ksenija and Carolyn. Head over to their own blogs to find out more (via the link on the sidebar).

Thursday, 19 October 2017

Inspiration from International Design Team Members Lydia, Cheremane and KayM

Today we have more inspiration from our International Design Team Members Lydia, Cheremane and KayM. Head over to their own blogs where you will find more inspiration.

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Inspiration from International Design Team Members Jannet, Elizabeth and Mike

Today we have inspiration from International Design Team Members Jannet, Elizabeth and Mike. To find out more about the full projects, head over to their own blogs (via the link on the sidebar).




Monday, 16 October 2017

Flower Tag

Hello and welcome, it's Kay M here with today's post.    I've made a simple tag with the fabulous new floral stamps the Kay recently introduced and have highlighted a few blooms with autumnal colours with Luscious powders.

I painted a grey board tag with black Gee-Sso-Good to get a lovely flat matt background.  This was to compliment the texture of Floral Power stamped in Versafine and heat embossed in clear embossing powder as shown.

Flowers from Wild Poppy, Marigold and Peony and Anemone and Daisy sets were stamped onto white card in Versafine black and embossed in clear embossing powder.   They were then painted with Red, Orange, Rose Bronze and Gold Luscious powders, fussy cut and the raw edges coloured with black pen.  An extra area of card was painted with the same colours, to create a masterboard, and when dry the sentiment from Pegasus was stamped in black and heat embossed in clear embossing powder and cut out.  Repeating the heat embossing process gives unity to the whole project.     

To finish, red and orange Luscious were used to colour some shear ribbon lengths and when dry these were tied to the tag.  The sentiment and flowers were then attached as shown.

The same technique could also be used to make a card for an autumn celebration.   I hope you have been inspired!

Take care,  Kay M

Friday, 13 October 2017

Don't Change

 Hi Cheremane here with you today.
 I adore the New Large Butterfly #2 and decided to combine it with a gelli plate background seeing I've had one for ages and hardly used it. First I added some Postbox Red & Lemon Meringue Paint then rolled it with a brayer.

Whilst the paint was still wet I stamped the Angel Wings stamp into the paint to remove the colour so it would add a white image on the background.

I mixed some Teal Luscious with water and painted some IndigoBlu card stock before stamping the Large Butterfly #2 with Versafine Onyx Black and heat embossing it with clear powder and then cut him out.

I stamped a Large Butterfly #2 onto my background and stamped and heat embossed the sentiment from Mindfulness.

I added some Black Gesso Good splats and went round the edge of my card with Black Soot Distress Ink before matting onto a 6x6 card blank and then adding the cut out Large Butterfly #2 with glue gel to raise his wings.

I hope you found a little inspiration today don't forget to pop back again soon to be blown away with inspiration from the team.
Crafty Hugs
Cheremane x

Thursday, 12 October 2017

Happy Birthday

Goodmorning dear reader,

How are you today, I'm verry happy beacause its my turn to make this card for you.

I have worked with the beautiful paperstack Fatale from IndigoBlu.
I really love this paperstack, it's almost a waist to use the beauties. 
My basic is white cardstock, I coloured with distress oxide and some mask.
I have used two colours matching the papers, twisted citron and fosilized amber.

Spritzed with water to get the beautifull oxide look.

Than I tear the edge from the yelow flower and script paper and glue them together
on the basis card. 

I did the same with an piece of cardstock and stamp Aloysius and the sentiment on it. 
Die cut it with a circel Die, do this also with the scrap paper
and white cardstock. Glue the circless together.

Here is the list with the items I have used, I hope that I have inspire you with my card. 

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

No Limits Art Journal Page

Hi everyone,

It's Mike here with an oriental colour themed art journal page in my Junk & Disorderly art journal. I know it's October and normally would go for a fall or Halloween themed project, however, I love the subtle colours used in oriental and Japanese imagery and wanted to create a sedate and calming art journal page using the A6 Peony stamp set instead of a seasonal page.

This art journal page design could easily be adapted for an A5, 6x6 or 8x8 greetings card too!

I also used Townhouse Teal acrylic paint, Fair Portrait acrylic paint & Apricot Blush Portrait acrylic paint & Goldfinger Metallic acrylic paint, plus the collectors stamps Bubbles (No1) and Crosshatch (No3). The sentiment is taken from the Mindfulness #1 stamp set.

To watch how I created the page from start to finish click the YouTube image below to visit the IndigoBlu YouTube channel and see how the page was created step by step in real time.

I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed creating the page. Don't forget to give it a thumbs up, share with your friends and subscribe to the IndigoBlu YouTube channel for more videos from the Design Team.

Friday, 6 October 2017

Oscar's Wild Poppy Coutrure

Hi there Elizabeth here with another new project to share with you.

I absolutely love decorating the Mannequins we have at IndigoBlu. I start by fitting the base together, before giving that and the body a coat of White GeeSsoGood.

Aha and what's this donut shapes piece of white wax paper for.............well I know what I'm going to use it for it's a ready made skirt!

Given a quick coat of Peppermint Tea Cottage Garden paint to create a little tooth, I stamped over two of these using the new Wild Poppy stamp set and Black GeeSsoGood.

The stamped images weren't crisp as it was a wax surface that had been scrunched up, but I really loved the effect, and so added the branches in the same way.

I diluted Stroke of Midnight and brushed the colour over the top of the flowers, this really reminds me of the beautiful almost distressed floral fabrics from the 50's.

I decided which one would be my bottom layer of the skirt, and gave it a little scrunch before adding it to the Mannequin.

Then I added a few black sequins to the flower centres on what would be the top layer of the skirt, well you know me and sequins by now, I just can't resist.

I created a bodice with black satin ribbon and lace, to compliment the black sequins, and gave her a choker of beautiful crocheted thread with sequins.

Sat upon the top of the body is a beautiful cystal knob, which catches the light.

So there you have my homage to Oscar De La Renta and a bygone time of stunning couture cocktail dresses.

Happy Crafting.
Elizabeth x

Thursday, 5 October 2017

Drifting Into Autumn

Hello Jannet here today, and I am honoured to be a member of the lovely Indigoblu Design Team for another year. October is full of golden crisp leaves swirling from the trees, so I thought I would try to capture that scene in a picture. I have recycled some items, and foraged from Mother Nature for other lovely natural pieces.

For my canvas I recycled the backing of a Watercolour pad. I began by covering it in fine texture paste. I pressed some leaves into the paste and then peeled them back. Some were more successful than others, but the textures they left were all interesting!

When dry I painted Warm Tan, Leather Corset, and Hot Cocoa over the paste.I had some crumpled copy paper ready to lay over it and then pressed it down, when removed it leaves lots of lovely textures from the creases.
When the paint was drying I repeated this process on a sheet of card, ready to die cut some leaves from. After cutting them, I randomly added a touch of flitterglu and some  flakes from the chocolate box mega flakes, which gave them an autumnal sheen. I crumpled up the leaves to try and make them look more natural.

I inked over the top of the raised leaf shapes in the texture paste and also, added some penny dreadful luscious to add some Shimmering shine. I mixed a pinch of  luscious with clear embossing powder, and heat embossed the Always something New To Discover stamp from the  “Dreams Come True” Stamp set.

I added another helping of texture paste to the base of the picture and added some little art stones into it. When dry I painted over the stones using the same colours as previously, and shook a little luscious with clear embossing powder onto to it, and heat set.

I gathered together some twigs, pressed leaves, and flowers and adhered them along with my die cut leaves onto the canvas.

Happy Autumn xx

Products Used

Tuesday, 26 September 2017

Christmas is coming....

Morning All,

Carolyn here with you today. I've been creative as long as I can remember and my interest in card making began over 10 years ago. I attended a local craft workshop weekly and it snowballed from there. Being involved with Indigoblu has broadened my horizons and I also enjoy mixed media too.
I made this card whilst creating my samples for Kay's Christmas ODS recently.

Firstly I created the background with Blue Luscious and added a few splatters.

I stamped the sentiment from the Christmas Wreath stamp set in dark blue.

The snowflakes were stamped with the blue Luscious onto shrink plastic and fussy cut. These were then blasted with the heat gun to shrink them.

The pale blue matt layer was a piece of white card that I'd painted with the blue Luscious.
 To finish the card this was then mounted onto a dark blue card blank

Thank you for joining me today


Monday, 25 September 2017

Hello Autumn

Hello Everyone and Welcome!

Today Ksenija is here, and I am happy to share with you a new project as a part of September inspiration from International DT.
I would like to demonstrate the way to use big stamps for Clean and Simple cards. For my card I am combining Lollipop Tree and Dreams Come True stamp sets with Megaflakes. Clean and Simple (CAS) cards should have a lot free (white) space and preferably one focal image. To comply with CAS style rules I suggest stamping the big image over the crease line.
Lollipop Tree IndigoBlu Sweet Kobylkin
I started with cutting the card base to 5 1/2" by 6 1/4" and folding it vertically at 2". Then stamped the tree in soft grey archival ink down to a soft grey card base. I did not center it, but moved the stamp to the right to get the stem of the tree on the front panel.
Winter Dawn Megaflakes IndigoBlu Sweet Kobylkin

Then partially applied FlitterGlu to the tree stamp and made the second impression, which I covered with Winter Dawn Megaflakes. Winter Dawn - is a mix of silver foils with blue greens and shiny golds.
Dreams Come True IndigoBlu Sweet Kobylkin
I cut a white card panel to size 4 1/4" by 5 1/2" and stamped down Hello script from Dreams Come True set. To bind visually the grey card base and this panel I heat embossed one heart in silver powder.
To assemble the card I folded it at 2" and adhered the white panel under the narrow side of the card base.
Lollipop Tree IndigoBlu Sweet Kobylkin

Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope, you enjoy this card and you will play with IndigoBlu stamps and Megaflakes this week. Have a great start of the week!

IndigoBlu Supplies Used:
Lollipop Tree Stamp
Dreams Come True Stamp Set
Winter Dawn Megaflakes