Sunday, 22 January 2017

A Card with Chemistry Lab

Hello IndigoBlu fans!

Emmy here today sharing a card I created with two of my favourite stamp sets from IndigoBlu - "Chemistry Lab" and "Industrial Lamps" -

For the sentiment I used heat embossing with Gold embossing powder. Then I coloured the background using Tim Holtz Stormy Sky and Broken China distress ink pads.

Then I stamped the lamp on another piece of white cardstock using Indigoblu FlitterGlu and Chocolate Box megaflakes. Then I fussy cut the image and coloured it with a mixture of Tim Holtz Scattered StrawTea Dye and Spiced Marmalade distress ink pads.

I hope I managed to inspire you today!

Come back soon for more inspirational projects from our design team!


Monday, 16 January 2017

Lost in Thought

Hello and welcome, Kay M here today to share my project with this month's theme of using one of my favourite IndigoBlu stamps.  I managed to narrow my choice down to a 'smallish' list, but am unable to have one overall favourite, so this canvas uses today's favourite, Lost in Thought,  with runner up sets, Limor Circles and Plume!

I re purposed a 20cm2 canvas board. It had Croma Crackle applied to it for a another project but as I didn't like how it turned out, I decided to make it the base for this project.  Extra texture was added with fine paste through the Weird Science stencil and the whole board was painted with black Gee-Sso-Good.  When dry,  Luscious powders were brushed all over, and lightly sprayed with water to set.  Silver Luscious powder was mixed with water and applied to the raised areas and edges with my finger, a bottle top was used as a stamp with the silver mixture, and  White Gee-Sso-Good was splattered to finish the background.       

The focus of the canvas was made with wooden stirrers, both wide and narrow.   They were glued together to make boards with wood glue and taped behind with tape. 

When dry these wooden panels painted with White Gee-Sso-Good   and again left to dry. Then the images were stamped with black Archival ink, and coloured with Distress inks.   

I cut two of the narrow boards in half, and edged all of them with black pen.   Then a length of thin string was coloured with Luscious powders and wrapped round in places.  

Once all the elements had been arranged and I was happy with the composition, they were attached using silicon glue.

I do hope you have enjoyed today's favourite stamp(s!)  It is a near impossible to choose just one but if you could, which one would be yours?

Take care,  Kay M

Friday, 13 January 2017

Luscious Butterfly

Hello Cheremane here with you today with one of my favourite IndigoBlu Stamps Big Butterfly, this was the very first stamp I purchased which got me hooked.

I started with the Script Stencil and spread a layer of Super Thick Slap It On over and let it dry naturally which does not take very long at all. Making sure you wash my stencil straight away.

Once the Super Thick Slap It On was dry I mixed some of the Teal & Lavender Luscious powder with some water in spritz bottles and started spraying my background building up the colour slowly drying off between each layer.

When it was fully dry I took a baby wipe a gently wiped over the Super Thick Slap It On to reveil the white underneath as it will act as a resist. Wowee look at that shimmer from the Luscious Powders!

I then stamped the Big Butterfly stamp onto some IndigoBlu Stamping card with black archival ink and then coloured it in with the Teal & Lavender Luscious Powder.

To complete my card I took another very useful stamp set by IndigoBlu Design Alphabet and stamped the word FLY in black archival ink. I used a die on the one edge of my background to create a circle on the one edge.

I'm not very good at fussy cutting butterfly antenna out so I used some wire stem's from some paper flowers as I always cut them off the flowers so instead of putting them in the bin I put them to good use. I added the Big Butterfly to my card using 3d glue gel.

We would love to know what your favourite IndigoBlu stamp is, I know there are some many gorgeous Indigoblu stamps and for me it really was so hard to choose. 
Thank you for joining me today hope to see you again soon.
Cheremane x

Friday, 6 January 2017

The Butterfly Collector

Hi it's Elizabeth here with one of my favourite stamp sets from IndigoBlu called The Butterfly Collector There are nine stamps in this set which all co-ordinate beautifully together and I use them on a regular basis along with another favourite stamp the Script Background

I began by giving a cheap wooden shadow box a coat of White GeeSsoGood and setting on one side to dry.

I cut a piece of watercolour card to the size of the inside of the shadow box and stamped the Script using Versamark Ink, then I added detail white embossing powder from Stampendous, and heat embossed it.

The embossing acts as a resist, so when you watercolour over the top with Luscious the white script pops through the shimmering colours.

I used a blend of Lawn and Buttercup to create a Lime and I also used the Blue.

While the watercolour card was drying, I stamped out the Butterflies, Dragonfly and sentiment onto a piece of Perfect White Stamping Card using Black Versafine Ink. The card has a special coating on it, designed to grip the ink and therefore you get a much crisper image when you stamp. You might also notice I stamped out twice as many as I needed, while the stamp is out with ink on, I decided to stamp out extras ready for Birthday cards that will be needed shortly.

Once I'd cut out all the elements I needed, I then added a little of the Purple Luscious powder from my pallet. I love this colour, it's beautiful when the light hits it.

I added my now dry background inside the shadow box using a good strong adhesive, and added lines around the outer side of the frame using a Black Posca Pen so it would co-ordinate with the frame around the sentiment.

Then it was just a case of putting it all together using foam pads to raise up the Butterflies and Dragonfly.

Thank you for joining us this morning and a very Happy New Year from me.
Elizabeth x