Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Challenge 27 - Just one Layer!

Hi all,

Our 'Off the Edge' challenge is now finished, we had loads of entries, some lovely work out there - keep it coming!

The winner of Challenge 26 - Off the Edge is:

Congratulations Helen!  Please contact anna@indigoblu.com to arrange your prize and don't forget to grab your Winner's Badge from the Badges tab above.
The fabulous Winner’s prize this month is your choice of IndigoBlu stamps.  As always, you have 3 options to choose from:

1:   2 Large stamp plates
2:   4 Small stamp plates
3:   1 Large and 2 small plates

There’s also the Winner’s Badge, and one for the Top 3, to display proudly on your blog, and the WINNER of the challenge will also be invited to do a GUEST SPOT on a future Challenge Launch post. That’s right, your work will be on the Challenge Blog alongside the Design Team!

Also the Top Three each month (chosen by the DT) will all be invited to do an inspiration piece to be included on the new reminder post that now goes live mid challenge. So, if you’d like a chance to be featured on the IndigoBlu Challenge Blog get those stamps out and get creating!

You’ll find all the information on how to enter the challenge,  the rules (don’t worry, there’s not that many) and get to meet the Design Team in the tabs above.

This month’s Top 3 from the 'Off the Edge' challenge, as chosen by the DT are...

1: Mariette
2: Doreen's
3: Gerrina

Well deserved congratulations to you all, and don't forget to grab your Top Three badge from the Badges tab above.

This months challenge is... Challenge 27 - Just one layer!

Last month's winner, Helen Barker,  made this fab Warhol inspired card for us, isn't it clever?

Here is what she had to say:

I just love the IndigoBlu teddies, especially the Aloysius dinkie, and was keen to use them in some form for this month’s challenge of Just One Layer.
Inspiration struck when I was wondering how I could use repeated images of Aloysius and still keep to the challenge theme.  Aha - Pop Art!
So here’s the Andy Warhol inspired interpretation of Aloysius.  Repeated images using various Memento ink colours and the block colour added with colourful Promarkers.

Hope you enjoy it. xx

And here is our inspirational Challenge Design Team's work:


Nikki K


Gez Butterworth
Laura Williams

We'd love to see your work - do enter for your chance to win, and share with your friends so they can enter too, the more the merrier!

Good luck,
The IndigoBlu Challenge Design Team.

Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Challenge 26 Top 3 Inspiration - Off the Edge

Good morning all,

Today we have for you some wonderful inspiration for this months challenge 'Off the Edge', from our Top 3 winners of Challenge 25. You still have a few days 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 Sue Davies:

Sue had this to say:

Thank you very much for inviting me to do an inspiration piece. I decided to keep it small and I've decorated a slide mailer.
The mailer has been painted with acrylics in muted colours, and then stamped with images from the Yorkshire Evening Post plate. I then stamped onto paper and attached to the slide with Glossy Accents. Some of the images have been very lightly coloured with Distress Markers.

Next up is Christina Dore:

Christine said:

I have made a 12×12 scrapbook layout for the mid way IndigoBlu blog challenge “Off The Edge”  I have stamped Becca, Caitlin, Diana and Lost in Thought in each corner of some subtle checked patterned paper subtle checked patterned paper and then covered each image with a mask. Stamp all around the page going off the edge using the Bubble Background. The photo mat has been stamped with Rugged Edges.
I have also used the Splattered Heart with second generation stamping, and the saying from Caitlin stamped on top using black ink.
I hope you like my project. I am really enjoying using the IndigoBlu stamps for my layouts. They are such great designs and very versatile.

And last but not least, is Joan Turner:

I was very pleased to be invited to submit an inspirational project for the current IB challenge “Off the Edge”.

It is my husband's birthday this week and we were bemoaning the fact that birthdays seem to come around too quickly these days and how time flies – hence the inspiration for this card.

I have used  my favourite techniques to create a background with texture paste, stencils, stamps, paints and ink. No two are ever the same and you can just have fun playing, nothing is ever wrong and if you don’t like something you can paint over it and start again. Whatever you create will always be unique and personal.

I hope you will agree there is some fab inspiration here from our top 3 winners from the ''Spring Greens' 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.

Wednesday, 8 April 2015

Challenge 26 - 'Off the Edge' Demonstrator Inspiration

Hi all,

Hope you've had a lovely Easter, the weather has certainly been a lot nicer, some beautiful sunshine around.

Today we have for you an inspiration filled post full of fabulous makes from the demonstrator team for the latest challenge, Number 26 - 'Off the Edge'.

 Have a look at the fabulous work then join in the fun of the challenge!  You can also visit our Demonstrator team's own blogs by clicking on the link below their picture, if you want to learn more on how they made their inspiration piece.

Here they all are:





Wow! some really fab inspiration from our Demonstrator team here at Indigoblu.

You can enter the challenge HERE. Tune in next week for the inspiration from the top 3 winners of challenge 24.

Thanks for visiting!

Indigoblu Challenge Team &
Indigoblu Demonstrators.