Tuesday, 17 July 2018

Artist Tools Tag

Hello and welcome!

   It's my, Kay M,  turn to share with you to1day and as Kay is launching a fabulous ODS on Hochanda tonight at 6pm I'm being a little cheeky and giving you a sneak peek!   It's a tag using some of the new release stamps with the ever popular Luscious Powders.

As well as working with the new stunning stamps- you are going to love them! I have made my first video, filming, editing and all, it took ages to do and do hope you like the result, it will be available very soon( when I've worked out how to upload it!)

And here's one of the samples I made for Kay shows using the same stamp, these stamps are a joy to work with.

 The ODS is fabulous, you must check it out!  Kay is on
  • Hochanda   -     SKY 673 (24/7)
  • FREEVIEW 85 (6am-7pm)
  • FREESAT 817 (24/7)
on Tuesday 17th July at 6pm for the launch and again at  8pm and on Wednesday 18th July at 9am, 1 and 5pm.  We would love to see what you make with them, check out the I love IndigoBlu Facebook page!

Take care,  Kay M

Wednesday, 11 July 2018

Layered Background Artist Trading Coins

Hi Everyone Mike here!

Today it's my turn to share with you a quick and fun little project creating some "on trend" artist trading coins with a multilayered paint background!

These cute miniature works of art are just 2.5" in diameter - such a fun way to practice your art techniques!

As per usual I have recorded my entire process on video for you to watch if you feel so inclined! To watch simply click the YouTube link below.

IndigoBlu products used in this project are as follows:
Duck Egg Acrylic Paint

Thursday, 5 July 2018

Mindfulness #2

Morning, Carolyn here with you today sharing my recent card with you. I have been busy making stuff for the up coming One Day Special on the 17th & 18th July. Then I realised I hadn't made anything for my blog post. Its a bit early to start sharing sneak peaks so couldn't use anything I'd prepared for Kay's Hochanda show. So whilst most of the nation was watching England play Columbia I took the chance to create a relatively quick make for me.

I chose the Mindfulness #2 stamp set and thought about making a clean and simple card but it didn't quite turn out as planned.

Started by using the latest Junk and Disorderly Translucent Acrylic Paint in Indigoblu to stamp the text. 

I then added some Slap It On Matte to the paint to extend the drying time and also make it more translucent. This was used to stamp the wings and also sponge around the Girl In Profile Stencil to the edge of the card. 


More wings were stamped using Wimberry Pie

At this point I wasn't particularly happy with what I'd done so I then added a wash of Ultraviolet Luscious and also some drippage in Purple Luscious

I decided to break up the text so it could be positioned with space between to enable the background to be seen. This was then adhered to the stamped background which was attached to a white square card blank. This left quite a wide border so to finish off I drew freehand around the edge and added some squiggles.

I've tried to catch the shine from the Luscious in the photo below.

Thank you for popping by and taking time to read my post. Hope you'll tune into Hochanda on the 17th & 18th July to see Kay showcase more fabulous goodies. Looking forward to sharing the DT's inspiration with you all.

Happy Crafting


Sunday, 1 July 2018

IndigoBlu moving forwards into July!

Hello there and Welcome to the brand New month of July ahead of us.
As everyone in the UK will know, we have been experiencing something of a heatwave which is quite nice but I am longing for a little rain and a cooler breeze. Yes I know, never satisfied with the weather. I'm sure there a lot of people who won't agree with me but there you go.

Kay and Alfie had a busy last month travelling around with their Dirty Weekend plus a couple of Craft shows and everything else that needs to be done running IndigoBlu. As a special summer treat they have added a 20% Discount on the IndigoBlu web page and Free P&P running until midnight tonight (1July)!

July is set to be another busy month for them. 
As some of you may already know, Kay has produced a beautiful step by step project in the August 2018 Craft Stamper Magazine. I can't share the project here with you but you really must check it out by getting your hands on this amazing magazine, not only to see and read how Kay put her project together but its a great magazine filled with so much for those of you who enjoy Stamping or anything to do with mixed media.

Moving on from Kay's project have you seen the "Challenge Yourself Event" on the Face Book Group 'I Love IndigoBlu yet'! Until the 20th July we are inviting you to create a project using IndigoBlu products to depict 'Summer'. 

Its as easy as that and there will be a surprise price from Kay for the winner. We hope you do join in as we love seeing how you use the IndigoBlu products. Even if you don't have time to join in with this Event we still want to see what you have been making so please join in and share your work on the group.

Kay and Alfie will be back on the road travelling to Endinburgh for another of their Dirty Weekends on the 14th & 15th July. Although this workshop is fully booked you can still go and buy from the IndigoBlu Pop-Up-Shop.

If you would like to attend one of the IndigoBlu Dirty Weekends there are still some places available on the Maidstone (Sept 15th-16th) workshop
Exeter (Nov 17th & 18th) workshop

One last thing to mention before I go is the Next Hochanda Show with Kay.
This will be a One Day Special (ODS)
On Tuesday 17th July ( 6pm, 8pm) & Wednesday 18th July(9am, 1pm & 5pm) 
Myself and others in the TV design Team have had lots of fun creating samples for Kays show and I think you will be blown away with what Kay is bringing you. Not only are there New Stamp Sets but a lot, lot more. Sorry I can't say anymore, just that i'm really excited and have so enjoyed using these new items.

Thank you for stopping by and having a read. Have a brilliant July, I know I will.
Happy Crafting,
Sue xx

Wednesday, 20 June 2018

IndigoBlu at the Create it Events - Hangar 42

Hello to you, 
Kay and Alfie are off on their travels again this Saturday 23rd June for the Create-it-Event in Hangar 42, 10am-4pm.
Kay will be doing Demos throughtout the day and Alfie will be running the shop so you get to see some of those latests stamp sets and products up close.

This brand new venue is steeped in History and is conveniently located 15 minutes from J20 of the M1 and easily accessible from the M69 and the M42 making it accessible from all over the midlands. (Bruntingthorpe Proving Ground, Lutterwoth, Leicestershire LE175QS

The venue is hosting over 40 exhibitors covering a wide range of craft products including many other well known names such as Phill Martin, Be Creative, Imagination Crafts, Inkylicious, Stamp Addicts and many more.

Tickets are normally £5 each BUT HERE at IndigoBlu HQ we have 6 tickets up for grabs over the next 24 hours!

All you have to do is to leave us a comment on our IndigoBlu FB page or leave us a comment here telling us which is your favourite IndigoBlu product and why! 
Then at 4pm Thursday 21st June 6, winners will be picked and a message will be sent to the winners by Friday 22nd regarding details.
Good Luck Everyone

Kay, Alfie and Lou wanted to also take this opportunity to Thank Everyone who attended the latest Dirty Weekend, and those of you who popped into do some craft shopping and a chat. 
They had a brilliant weekend with you all and some fantastic portraits were created.
Don't you just love these photo's!

Roll on the next one, which by the way is on 14th & 15th July in Edinburgh.

And the last bit of news is that a Brand New Event will be going live at 6pm on 
the 20th of each month on the I LOVE INDIGOBLU FB page.
We are calling it "Challenge Yourself"
We will give you a theme to follow and we would love for you to take part challenging yourself to create something, anything following the theme and of course IndigoBlu products. Look out for that FB post at 6pm tonight.
And for the monthly winner there will be a suprise gift!

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Crafting.
Sue xx

Tuesday, 19 June 2018

Bird Tag

Hello and welcome to the IndigoBlu Blog!   It’s my, Kay M, turn to share a project with you today, and I’ll be using one of the fabulous new stencils- the humming bird in flight.

This tag uses a technique I used recently with Luscious Powders and GrafixArts Double Tack adhesive sheet, it gives a lovely soft look effect with added sparkle!

 Place an burnish Double Tack on white GrafixArts chipboard and cut out a tag shape (8cm x 16cm) and an eyelet reinforcer, peel off the backings.

Tap clear embossing ink over the bird stencil and place that side down onto the exposed sticky sheet and lightly press so it just makes contact.    

Brush the Luscious powders, I used Teal, Poseidon Blue, Mermaid Tresses, Lawn and also Fizzy Pop for the beak and feet, one at a time into the cut out areas on the stencil.  Black glitter was used for the eye.  Bush off the excess and peel off the stencil.

Take care as the sticky surface will attract stray powders and dust! 
Add Luscious powders to the eyelet and then place this onto the tag.   Work Porcelain Luscious powder all over the tag and remove excess with a soft brush.

  On 2.5cm x 4.5cm piece of white chipboard adhere Double Tack and peel off the backing.   Stamp with your choice of sentiment ( used one from Victorian Garden) with Archival ink directly onto the adhesive. 
Brush Porcelain Luscious over the text and one of the colours around the edges.  

  To finish the tag, apply dark blue pen to all the raw edges then attach the sentiment and tie the ribbon through the hole and trim.   

I do hope you enjoyed this way of using the fabulous Luscious powders, it would work with all the IndigoBlu stencils and other Luscious powders.

Take care,  Kay M

Thursday, 14 June 2018

Round up of News from IndigoBlu

Hello to you.
Over the last few months we have had quite a number of exciting things happening at IndigoBlu and I wanted to make sure everyone has had a chance to catch up or at least read about it here.
Kay and Alfie have been out and about with their Dirty Weekend on Tours having lots of Fun and Crafting along the way meeting lots of their lovely customers as well as making new friends. Whilst Kay runs the workshops with help from Lou, Alfie takes care of the Pop Up Craft Shop, which by the way is open to the public as well as to the Workshop folk so if you can't make the whole weekend you can still visit them for a crafty shop.

The Coventry Dirty Weekend is on this Weekend at the Holiday Inn Coventry M6 Jct2 for 2 Fabulous Full Day Mixed Media Workshops led by Kay Halliwell-Sutton. There may still be places if you're interested!

Kay and Alfie are sorting out Venues for next year so if you have ideas of where you would like them to visiot please let them know by leaving your comments on the FB pages or Kays own FB page.

You may also have seen IndigoBlu out and about at the various Craft Shows over the last couple of months. Create it Show, Happy Stampers, and at the Dome in Doncaster where Kay did a live Hochanda show with lots of lovely techniques using the Mega Flakes.

As some of you may already know, Lou Withers has now joined Kay doing some of the IndigoBlu shows on Hochanda.
Lou's first show was to bring us some fabulous New Junk and Disorderly Paint Colours, and beautiful Red Rubber Stamp sets that are IndigoBlu!  (as we all know Lou loves her paints), these were Ugly Duckling, Duck Egg and IndigoBlu and we watched some super demos on how to used these paints for painting, stamping, mixing colours together and of course using them on fabric and Rice Paper.

Lou then went on the do her 2nd show on the 8th June at 12pm & 4pm (which you can still catch on line at Hochanda for another week) with Brand New Luscious Pigment Powders, Dragon's Blood, Mermaid Tresses and Unicorn Dreams and some stunning Stencils. These work beautifully in so many ways. Brush them over images that have been stamped with VersaMark or better still IB Flitter Glu, mix them with a little water and you have a paint, mix up a little on your glass mat or similar and press your stamp into it  then stamped images on your card, Rice paper etc,  mixed them with Fabric Slap-it-on for a Luscious shimmer paint for designs on materials.

The IndigoBlu DT have been showcasing some brilliant projects over the ;last few months from samples for the Hochanda shows to Blog Tutorials and videos. 
Did you see the Blog Hop for Fathers Day? Well if not you can check it out here. Don't forget you can still claim a 20% discount off some of the stamps we used up until Sunday 17th. These stamps can be used all year round for Male themed cards so please don't miss out on this Discount. Shop online here.

We really love to hear back from anyone who loves IndigoBlu as much as we do so Julie Atkinson and I, together with Kay are trying to get the "I Love IndigoBlu" Unofficial Facebook Page going again. Kay has very kindly has offered to sponser Giveaways and Challenges in the hopes this will spark peoples interest again. The First Giveaway we have running is on the FB page, (Kay is giving away 3 of the New Ladies 8" canvas panels plus one she has painted herself) now so if you would like to Enter all we are asking you to do is to join I Love IndigoBlu group, invite a friend and share one of your own IB creations with us. You need to hurry though, it ends this weekend!

Kay and Lou have more Hochanda shows coming up over the next half of the year with lots of Gorgeous, eye popping products and I should know as I have seen and am working on samples as we speak for the shows! I'm just going to leave you now with that little teaser now.
Thanks for stopping by and having a read and
have yourself a great weekend, whatever you may be doing.
Have fun and Happy Crafting.
Sue xx