Wednesday 21 January 2015

Challenge 24: A Touch of Red

Hi everyone,

A very Happy New Year from all the Indigoblu Challenge DT.  Hope the weather hasn't been too unkind to you, and you are all safe and well.  So for the first time this year, the big announcement...

And the winner of Challenge 23: Glitz and Glamour is...

#15 Shelagh's Crafty Concepts

Congratulations Shelagh!... Please contact 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, for the Glitz and Glamour Challenge, chosen  by the DT, are ……

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 24: A Touch of Red

Last month's winner, Carola, has made this beautiful card for us:

Here is what she had to say:

"It was great to read that I was the winner of the November challenge. It's been seldom till now that I've won such a great prize, also great because I love IndigoBlu.

The background I created with Bistre on designpaper. I placed a little Bistre into the middel, sprayed a little bit of water on it and let it run by moving the paper left to right. I then placed the first stamp of my prize, Ella Bella. Into the corners I placed my very first stamp I had from IndigoBlu, Bubbles Background, and embossed them white. I then placed the text bottom right. The edges I sewed with the sewing machine."

Thanks so much for sharing this with us Carola.

Now for some Design Team inspiration, and it seems we're thinking along the same lines this month!


Julie Cassidy

Wednesday 14 January 2015

Challenge 23: Glitz and Glamour Top 3 Inspiration

Today I have for you some wonderful inspiration for this months challenge Glitz and Glamour. 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 Janny:

Janny wrote this about her piece:

I really like to make a card as a guest designer. Card making has been a long time one of my hobbies. My other hobbies are painting with oil, watercolor and also pastel drawing, which you can find with the link to my blog (see below this message). The watercolor painting is also reflected in my cards. 
For the following card I used the next techniques. This techniques I choose because of the "Glitz and Glamour challenge".
First of all I have the bird with Stazon ink, stamped on glitter paper and the flowers on patterned glitter paper. So you get a soft print of the bird.Then I colored the bird and the flowers a little with water-soluble markers. I used white paper for the punched star and I have edited the edge of the star with ink. I used the bird and the flowers  as a collage on patterned paper with here and there some glitter glue and rhinestones. 
If you like to see another spring card with this technique you can take a look on my blog.

And next up this month we have Lynn

Lynn wrote this about her piece:
How I did it :

The background was inked using distress inks - Stormy Sky, Victorian Velvet and Crushed Olive, and then splattered with a little water. Then I stamped with the script stamp in Stormy Sky. I stamped the character from the Skegness plate 3 times on Indigo Blu stamping card and cut out and coloured in using distress inks, and added Autumn Blaze mega flakes to his belt and boot tops. Glamour is not only the domain of elegant ladies! I stamped the Helter Skelter, again from Skegness, on the background in flitter glue and added Autum Blaze mega flakes. Stamped GLAM on the background, from the stamp plate Design Alphabet, in flitter glu and again added Autumn Blaze mega flakes. The 'WE' in "We can do" is made from the WINE stamp on More Than Words.
The characters were glued in place and the final step was to mat the piece on black card then onto a white card blank.
Lynn does not have a blog, but you can see her beautiful cards over on her photobucket feed HERE.

Last but certainly not least we have Ina

Who created this stunnig piece with embossing powders.

Such fun and quirky projects and so very different too! Well done ladies, you are amazing!

The Belle's

Wednesday 7 January 2015

Challenge 23: Glitz and Glamour Demonstrator Inspiration

Happy New Year from the talented Demonstrator Team over at IndigoBlu.

Today we have for you an inspiration filled post full of fabulous makes from the demonstrator team for the latest challenge, number 23: Glitz and Glamour. Have a look at the fabulous work then join in the fun of the challenge!









You can enter the challenge HERE. Tune in next week for the inspiration from the top 3 winners of challenge 22.

Thanks for visiting!