Saturday 21 March 2015

Indigoblu Challenge 26 - 'Off the Edge'

Hi everyone. It seems Spring is definitely here, and you all took the challenge up so well. We had some fab entries again this month - thank you all for entering.

The winner of Challenge 24: 'Spring Greens' is:
Congratulations Helen. Please email 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 'Spring Greens' challenge, as chosen by the DT are...

1: No 32, Christina Dore
2: No 29,  Craftie Times
3: No. 5, Sue the Iron

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... 'Off the Edge'

Our lovely winner of the Spring Green's challenge has joined us as a Guest Designer this month, this is her inspiration for you:

Beverley had this to say:

I would like to thank the team at IndigoBlu for inviting me to be guest designer this month. I feel honoured and delighted to join them. I have always been a huge fan of IndigoBlu and I am still amazed and thrilled to have won.

The blue background of the card has been done with alcohol inks, cling film technique and using the diamond stencil and blending solution to form the pattern in the places I wanted.
I stamped the bubbles background stamp in white pigment ink in two corners.
I used the diamond stencil again, coloured embossing paste, silver and blue glass glitter, which added dimension and interest to another corner.
The last corner was highlighted with heat embossed enamel, mica flakes and coloured glass glitter.
The Big Butterfly stamp has been stamped and embossed with white embossing powder ‘Off The Edge’ of the blue background card.
I cut out a square out of white card and popped the blue background into it. This gave me ‘The Off The Edge’ theme that I wanted.
I stamped the Big Butterfly again and the Bubbles Stamp and heat embossed with white embossing powder and added more embossing enamel, mica flakes and glass glitter onto the white card to finish off the theme.
I masked off one of the bubbles and stamped a small butterfly from the Butterfly Collector stamp set into it and embossed in white.
I masked and coloured some of the bubbles and added glossy accents to them.
The word ‘Love’ has been die cut with glossy accents on it.
Lastly, I used a Dye ink around the edges and mounted it onto white card.

I had fun, tried new techniques to me and now have lots of ‘trial’ (mistakes) backgrounds to use at a later date!
Thank you once again for giving me this opportunity and thank you for your fabulous, continuous inspiration from your very talented Design Team.

Thank you Beverley for joining us this month, beautiful inspiration!  

You can see Beverley's full blog here.

And on to the Challenge Designer's pieces, you can visit their blogs and see how they were made by clicking on their names under the pics.

Gez Butterworth

Julie Cassidy

Laura Williams

Nikki K

Hope you agree there is some fab inspiration here!  We'd love to see your work - do enter for your chance to win!

Good luck,
The IndigoBlu Challenge Design Team.


  1. Congratulations to the winner Helen, enjoy your goodies and to the top three, great cards, great colours and creativity. Fabulous inspiration from the DT and thank you for the guest designer opportunity this challenge. The link to my inspiration is Thanks again x

  2. Wonderful samples again from the IndigoBlu team. Congratulations to Helen on her win. Thank you for choosing my layout "Jail Break '15" for the top 3. I love using IndigoBlu stamps when scrapbooking!

  3. Having been an IndigoBlu fan for several years now, I thought it was about time I entered one of your blog challenges. Can't promise to enter every month but will try and share more as I know that I pick up some fantastic inspiration from what others do with their IB products. Stef x