Saturday 24 June 2017

Aloysius In His English Country Garden

Welcome fans of IndigoBlu rubber stamps! For today's blog post we asked Jannet Blay from our International Design Team to show us her imaginative ideas for using the cutest little bear stamp, Aloysius, as part of what will now be a regular link up with Topflight Stamps, LLC.

Topflight Stamps is a new Art Stamp Online Store. They are a US based company that carries Rubber and Clear Stamps from different countries around the world. Check them out for unique international stamps, including IndigoBlu. All US orders over $50 ship free. We are so excited to be able to team up with them to share inspiration for designs now in stock in the US as well as at IndigoBlu's own online shop here in the UK.

First up Jannet shares a brand new project and step by step tutorial which also incorporates the large 'Victorian Garden' stamp set, also now available at Topflight Stamps. Then we highlight further projects created featuring 'Aloysius' to really get those creative juices flowing.

Hi Jannet here today with our darling Aloysius, who loves to sit in the beautiful flower garden at Brideshead.

I stamped Aloysius with black Archival ink. I decided to colour him with watercolours, but markers, pencils, or inks would be perfect too. Aloysius always wears his signature check scarf, so I fussy cut him and then cut slits around his neck (so sorry Aloysius).I cut a length of check fabric and draped it around his neck.

For the background I used a wash of blue watercolour for the sky and left gaps where the white paper would show through to form the clouds. I mixed some grassy green watercolour and swept it over the bottom part of the background.

When the watercolour was still wet I crumpled up some copy paper and pressed it onto the wet green paint. It left a lovely random pattern.

I cut a slit in the background scene and slid Aloysius into it, adhering him on the other side. Around Aloysius I stamped and heat embossed the flowers from the IndigoBlu Victorian Garden Stamp set.

I stamped and heat embossed lots of flowers onto card and fussy cut them, and then used foam pads to adhere them to the picture. I overlapped some of them to give some depth and fun to the picture.To finish the card I edged the picture with black ink, and then adhered it onto a scalloped edged white card.

I hope you have fun playing with the gorgeous Aloysius, I know he can't wait to meet you xx


And now we get to see more of Jannet's fabulous ideas for using this wonderful little bear. Here's one from January 2017 (click on her name to see the original post and more details);

And isn't this just the most wonderful teddy bear hanger from April 2017!

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  1. Love Jannet's work, these Aloysius cards are just awesome! He has such a personality. Wonderful happy post! xxx

  2. Alloysius looks so cute with his pretty flower garden and of course his trademark scarf and I do remember the other two cards from Jannet featuring this sweet bear. x