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

Carolyn
x


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