Wednesday 11 February 2015

Challenge 24 Top 3 Inspiration - A Touch of Red

Hi everyone,

Today we have for you some wonderful inspiration for this months challenge A touch of Red. You still have about a week until the challenge closes, you can enter the challenge HERE, or by following the instructions in the above tab and e-mailing us your entry.

First up, and in no particular order we have Claire:

Its such a pleasure to be joining the fabulous Indigo Bluebelles as Guest Designer this month. This challenge was a great excuse to use some of my favourite Indigo Blu stamps too. I began by stamping the A6 Poppy Heart stamp with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and coloured the image with alcohol markers before distressing the edges with my craft knife and matting on black card. I created a background with the gorgeous English Flourish stamp, using black archival ink on white card. The next layer was made using the A6 Harlequin stamp, again with black archival ink on white card. I've used black card to mat and layer and then added some lace, ribbon and a little paper poppy. 

Thanks again, I'm chuffed to bits to be GDT as I adore Indigo Blu stamps
crafty hugs

Claire xx

Next up it's Theresa:

I decided to go with the valentines's theme. I had bought this heart stamp from IndigoBlu that I was itching to use.  So I got out my brushos and decided to go with 3 colours. I used brilliant red, yellow and a green.
I spritzed the canvas with water and then sprinkled a few crystals of each and spritzed again with water. I kind of created little puddles of colour and then breathed heavily over thus creating the splatters.

I stamped heart onto tissue with black archival ink and when the canvas
was dry I stuck it down with modpoge. I inked the bubble stamp with glue and stamped it randomly along edge of the canvas. Once it had 'cured' for a couple of mins I used gold and variegated green gilding flakes.
I finished it off by adding some pearls to create more dimension.

This is my little project that i have wanted to realise for a while and I hope you like it.


And finally the lovely Lyn:

The background I've inked on Indigo Blu stamping card. First the 'Harlequin' background was stamped using Vintage Photo distress ink, and then I used Antique Linen distress ink applied with an inking tool. On top of that I've stamped the 'Script' using Black Soot distress ink. This background is then matted on to red card leaving a very fine border.
The White Rabbit is from the stamp plate 'Alice 11' and is stamped and cut out then details coloured using Barn Door distress marker. The character is then 3D'd on to the background.

The butterflies are stamped from the 'Butterfly Collector' plate, cut out and coloured with Barn Door distress ink, and adhered to the background with their wings raised.

I hope you will agree there is some fab inspiration here from our top 3 winners from the Glitz & Glamour challenge.  Very talented peeps!  Thank you so much ladies for taking the time to do this for us, your work is beautiful.

And remember, this could be you next month!  Just hop along and join us in the challenge HERE. xx

Best Wishes,

Indigoblu Challenge Blog Design Team.

1 comment:

  1. Totally fabulous creations. All so different and original. Beautiful!