Showing posts with label Indigoblu. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Indigoblu. Show all posts

5 Apr 2018

Suffragettes 100 Years


It is 100 years since the suffragettes won some women in the UK the right to vote. I wanted to pay tribute to these brave women with this collage picture.There is a step by step about how I created it on the Indigoblu Blog Thank you for visiting. I would like to enter this into the following challenges,thank you.

Country View Challenges I have used a chipboard backing from a Watercolour pad and I have also reused some plastic packaging.
Stamping Sensations One for the Girls this definitely is !


18 Mar 2018

Indigoblu Butterfly Card


I love this beautiful, beautiful big butterfly from Indigoblu! I wanted to show her off on a large 8 x 8 Kraft  card. I heat embossed her in white on the centre of the left side. I repeated this on some stamping card, and  coloured her with the gleaming Luscious pigment powders before fussy cutting her.  


I heat embossed the line of leaves from the Aztec Borders Stamp Set above and below the butterfly, and I  also coloured them with the Lusciois. I adhered the fussy cut butterfly to the right of the first one.



To finish I thought it would be nice to heat emboss the butterfly on the inside of the card. I think the white embossing looks nice against the Kraft Card. 




Please visit the Indigoblu blog  to also see some fabulous art from Mike Deakin.



Thank you for visiting me today, I hope you are having time to craft.Lets hope the snow stops soon ! 
I would like to enter this into the following challenges.







5 Feb 2018

Love Letters





I must apologize for not posting very much so far this year, but I have been in hospital. I am feeling much better now and I am happily back to crafting and getting all inky : )

Well February has snuck up on us, and that of course means all things love for Valentines. For my first Indigoblu project this month I decided to decorate these wooden letters, unfortunately I didn’t have a matching ”O” but I found a slightly larger papier mache one. I hope it works.... a few more details as are on the Indigoblu blog.

Thank you so much for stopping by today, I hope you are well and having lots of fun crafting. I have lots to catch up on. When I was resting I enjoyed watching all of the Creativation videos, it looks like there is lots of lovely new goodies coming out soon.I have never tried distress oxides, I really must, the new Tim Holtz resist spray looked interesting too. Did you spot anything, you are hoping to try? 

I think I am getting the hang of the followers button thingy now, and I am happily following lots of blogs. Thank you and a very warm welcome if you have become a follower, I hope that you will enjoy your visits. Please leave me a comment as I would love to visit your blog too xx


There is still time to win some fabulous Indigoblu stamps, click here for more information.

I would like to enter my Love Letters into the following challenges.
A Vintage Journey Melt it - Lots and lots of embossing powder on the letters!
Penny Black Love, Hearts, Flowers
Stamping Sensations Anything With Flowers

18 Jan 2018

Floral Notebook


Hello, and if this is your first time here a very warm welcome to you! I hope you will enjoy your visit, please leave me a comment as I would love to visit your blog too. I hope you have escaped all of the nasty winter bugs going around, I am so looking forward to the spring! 
Today I would like to share my Floral Notebook with you, which I created for Indigoblu. Indigoblu make amazing, unique and very high quality rubber stamps which are all manufactured right here in the UK. Their new floral stamps are just gorgeous and are a joy to colour !

This is how I created my notebook. 




I removed some pages from an old book, this one happened to be “Wind In The Willows” I tore the pages into large strips, and adhered them  to both sides of the  notebook covers using Super Thick Slap It On.



Using a Versamarker ink pad I stamped the flowers and heat embossed them with brown embossing powder.
After colouring the flowers with Indigoblu paints I fussy cut them.I added some Mulberry Bush (this is my new favourite colour) paint to the edges of the notebook.I used sticky foam pads to adhere the flowers to the cover.I also added some pressed flowers to the cover.


I tied ribbons and twine to the book rings, and then stamped the anemones on the bottom of each of the inside pages.


Please visit the Indigoblu blog to see Mike Deakin’s Project this month too

Thank you for visiting.I would like to enter this into the following challenges
Country View Challenges Anything Goes 



If you would like a chance to win these fabulous 4 Indigoblu stamps just click here to find out more

5 Jan 2018

Pegasus

Pegasus has flown to the  Indigoblu blog today, to wish you all a very happy and magical New Year.
I love the new Pegasus Stamp, he is just gorgeous and there are so many different ways to use him, so 
I think he will be featuring a lot in my future projects!  Please visit the Indigoblu blog if you would like more details about how I made this card.
 

I would like to enter Pegasus into the following challenges,
Emerald Creek Dares  New to you the lovely Pegasus is new to me 

18 Dec 2017

Deer Globe




Hello how are your Christmas makes going - not long until the big day now.I have been playing with Luscious powders, Indigoblu Winterland Wood Stamp Set and a round spice jar !




 I used a glue called “special glue”  it is very thin, and is used for Glass & Plastic Baubles

I poured a small amount into the  spice jar, and rolled it around the back and sides of the jar.








I selected my Luscious colours and placed a small amount on a thin strip of card and shook it into the jar. 





I used  the smallest deer from the Winterland Wood Set and stamped him onto card and fussy cut him.


I then spooned some fine texture paste into the cork lid and stood the deer, and some dried flowers into it, and followed with a sprinkling of Unicorn Sparkles.


I addied a finishing touch by plaiting some Raffia and then tied it around the cork lid.Then with great care I pushed the deer into the jar and pushed the cork lid shut.


Thank you for visiting me today, please take a look at the Indigoblu blog to see what other creations the talented team have come up with.








18 Sep 2017

Alice In Her Garden



I am thrilled and honoured to say that lovely Indigoblu invited me to stay on their Design Team for another year. They are all such lovely and talented ladies and gent.They have been very kind and understanding as I have developed another  serious health problem, and I am currently boggled eyed with strong painkillers! 

Can you spot a shrunken Alice taking a stroll in her colourful and beautiful garden above?

I painted the inexpensive wooden frame with Grandmas Teacup. When the paint was dry, I dabbed Snow White paint onto the numbers stamp, and I randomly  stamped it around the frame.



For the background, I cut a piece of Watercolour card to fit inside of the frame.I mixed Grandmas Teacup, Iced Gem, and Olive paints with some water to give it the fluidity of Watercolours. I spritzed the paper with water and added the washes of colour. When it was still wet I sprinkled the lovely luscious powders over the top.I also used paint to stamp "Kindness Matters" from the Mindfulness stamp set.


I used paints instead of inks to stamp the flowers over the background.I also stamped some on another piece of card for cutting out.

I used Stazon to stamp Alice and the bees onto shrink plastic, and shrunk them.Alice is of course used to shrinking! I adhered the bees to some twisted wire.

After adhering the background inside of the frame, I added some Coarse texture paste inside the bottom of the frame. It held the flowers both stamped and pressed, bees and of course Alice in place. When dry I painted over the texture paste with Olive paint.

I added  some more flowers to the front of the frame.  I stamped and coloured a beautiful butterfly, and sat her in the top left corner of the frame, where she could  oversee events.


You could also apply these steps to easily create a greeting card instead of a framed picture.

Please visit the Indigoblu blog to see what the rest of the talented Design Team have created

Products used


I would like to enter this into the following challenges.
Craft Stamper Anything Goes with Stamping

5 Jul 2017

Thank you Indigoblu




My year with Indigoblu has flown by, and I have thoroughly enjoyed working with the talented and lovely team. I have made this thank you card for them with much love.




    All of the stamps are made by Indigoblu. I used watercolours to create the background, and embossed the flowers. I used flowersoft at the bottom of the picture.I love flowersoft!


    I flicked lots of sparkling glitter from a glitter pen over the picture.


    Thank you for visiting today.

    I would like to share this card with the following challenges.

    Mixed Media World Anything Goes
    Happy Little Stampers Watercolours/ Twist Blue

    International Art and Soul Flowers
    Simon Says Summer Sunshine

    24 Jun 2017

    Aloysius in the Flower Garden at Brideshead

     

    I have some wonderful news if you are in the United States, and love Indigoblu Stamps,( and who doesn't)  as Topflight Stamps are now stockists of a fantastic range of Indigoblu  Stamps

    Aloysius loves to sit in the flower garden at Brideshead! If you would like to know more about how 
    I made this card please visit the Indigoblu blog.

    Thank you so much for visiting me today.

    I would like to enter this into the following challenges



    18 Jun 2017

    Blooms

     


    I hope the sun is shining with you today. I have upcycled this little watering can and filled it with beautiful blooms!, butterflies, and bees! 


     


    As the watering can had a layer of existing paint, I used sand paper to throughly scratch the existing  paint. This provided a better surface for a layer of Steam Whistle paint to adhere to the metal.


     



    When the paint was drying I stamped 20 flowers from the Victorian  Garden set. I used watercolour pens directly on the stamps so I could add green for the leaves and two coordinating colours for the flowers.I fussy cut the flowers leaving a little tab underneath them. I cut a piece of dry oasis to fit into the watering can, and pushed my flowers into it.



     



    The butterflies and bee stamps are too large in relation to the watering can, so I stamped them onto shrink plastic.After shrinking I coloured them with Luscious which I had mixed with a little bit of water.It gives them a lovely gleam and sparkle!


     


    I adhered the butterflies and bees onto some silver wire which I had curled around a pokey tool to give it more stability. The butterflies and bees happily flew into the flowers and I pushed the wire into the oasis.I also added some dried lavender amongst the flowers, to give a lovely aroma.


     


     I cut a circle out of some chipboard which I recycled from the backing of a  watercolour pad.I adhered the watering can into the middle of the circle, and covered the remaining chipboard in Indigoblu texture paste.


    I pushed some wired  bees and dandelions into the texture  paste. When dry I  painted the texture paste with Olive Waistcoat paint.


    I hope I have  inspired you to upcycle your treasures using the wonderful Indigoblu stamps. You can see lots more inspiring Ideas created by the fabulous Indigoblu Design Team on the blog. 


    I would like to share this with the following challenges


    Creative Artiste

    Artisitc Stamper Winged Things

    Craft Stamper Anything Goes



    Products Used

    18 May 2017

    Rainbow Bridge

     

    There is a bridge connecting heaven and earth
    It is called Rainbow Bridge because of its many colours

    Just this side of the Rainbow Bridge there is a land of meadows,
    hills, valleys with lush green grass

    When a beloved pet dies, the pet goes to this special place
    There is always food and water and warm spring weather

    The old and frail are young again
    Those who are maimed are made whole again

    They play all day with each other
    There is only one thing missing

    They are not with their special person who loved them on Earth
    So each day they run and play until the day comes
    when one suddenly stops playing and looks up !

    The nose twitches !
    The ears are up !
    The eyes are staring !
    And this one suddenly runs from the group !

    You have been seen, and when you and your special friend meet,
    you take him or her into your arms and embrace
    your face is kissed again and again,
    and you look once more into the eyes of your trusting pet

    Then you cross the Rainbow Bridge together, 

    never again to be separated




     


    I sprayed my Watercolour paper with water and added washes of rainbow colours, letting them bleed into one another to make lovely mixtures. 


    The dog from the Clumber Park Stamp set was going to be waiting on the bridge, so I stamped him with black ink and fussy cut him


     


    Vellum is a transparent, delicate paper which is perfect for Angel wings.I  stamped  the butterfly from the Victorian garden set onto it, and cut out two wings from the butterfly.I coated the wings with clear glitter. 


     I adhered the wings to the back of the doggie and used 3D sticky pads to adhere him to the picture


    The Mindfullness Stamp set has a perfect "Angels are watching over you" sentiment included which I stamped under the dog. 


    Please visit the Indigoblu blog to see what my talented team mates have made.


    Thank you for visiting, I would like to enter this into the following challenges.


    Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes Twist Red

    Rubberneckers Challenge Friendship

    Deep Ocean Challenge Furry Feathered friends

    Cards In Envy Anything Goes







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