Saturday 30 January 2016

Focus on: Spring 2016 New Product Releases & Giveaway!

Take a sneak peek at the new releases for Spring 2016 with Creative Director Kay Halliwell-Sutton & mixed media artist Mike Deakin.

To participate in the giveaway, you need to go to YouTube, subscribe to the IndigoBlu YouTube channel and leave a comment on the channel below the Sneak Peek video.

Friday 29 January 2016

Angel - Canvas

Hi Folks

Georgie here with you today, and if you have hopped across from my blog you would have been given the below sneak peek... Thank you for hopping across if you have come from there :)

Well, today I sharing with you a canvas, made using some of the delicious new releases from IndigoBlu. I do love mixed media and originally this page was starting out as a journal page but it was getting heavier and heavier with embellishments, so out came some canvas board instead.

I used a stamp from the new Tasty Textures stamp collection - this one is available now! I used it for random stamping with black ink to create contrast.

Laid down the stencil pattern Laurel Leaves with some paste to complement the chippies. This stencil is just a perfect backing for any foliage or flower based project.

This shot shows everything all together in a colour hot area, the stamping, the stencil, the paints flowing gorgeously...

Hope you have enjoyed today's post!

Thursday 28 January 2016

Heart Canvas

For my inspiration today I made a small love canvas. The background I made in a quick and easy way with IndigoBlu English Cottage Artist's Acrylic paints (Peppermint Tea, Grandma's Teacup, Pantry White and Banana Custard), the IndigoBlu Texture stencil and Tasty Textures A5 stamp set. The word love comes from the Live, Laugh, Love A5 stamp set.

I spent a little more time on making a heart. This time I used one of the stamps from the new Tiny Backgrounds stamp set in a different way than usual. I covered a heart die with a modelling paste and I stamped it with the stamp; in this way I made a 3D structure on it. After drying I painted it with Postbox Red English Cottage Artist's Acrylic Paint and Black Gee-Sso Good gesso. 


Products I used:
- IndigoBlu Tiny Backgrounds A5 Stamp Set

Wednesday 27 January 2016

The Biggest Adventure

Hello Everyone and Welcome! Ksenija is here today and I am sharing a clean and simple project today.

I am highlighting Clumber Park and Grand Tour III stamps sets by IndigoBlu.

I created an encouraging card by sponging a card stock panel with a mix of Distress Inks (Squeezed Lemonade, Spiced Marmalade, Picked Raspberries and Seedless Preserves). I splattered clean water with a brush over the distressed panel, counted to 20 and rolled a paper towel roll across to pick up some diluted inks, and heat set the colour.

To add more interest to the panel I distressed the edges lightly with Black Soot Distress Ink and heat set it.

The sentiment is from IndigoBlu Grand Tour III stamps set and the flying birds are from Clumber Park. I stamped down the sentiment first and then the birds in Jet Black Archival Ink.

I added a compass image from IndigoBlu Grand Tour III stamps set to the lower right corner by stamping it down first in Seedless Preserves Distress Ink, heat setting and then stamping it down with FlitterGlu and covering with IndigoBlu Chocolate Box Megaflakes.

How beautiful is the combination of the migrating birds and the encouraging sentiment? I hope you enjoyed this quick and elegant card and I inspired you to create a project to play along at IndigoBlu Challenge "Anything Goes" this month.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

IndigoBlu Supplies used:
Grand Tour III Stamps Set
Clumber Park Stamps Set
Chocolate Box Megaflakes
FlitterGlu Kit

Monday 25 January 2016

Mixed Media Canvas

Hello, Solange Marques here. Today I'll share with you an altered canvas using IndigoBlu products:

First I covered the canvas using IndigoBlu GeeSso Good White and after I applied modelling paste on IndigoBlu Stencil -Roman Numerals.

I made a collage using IndigoBlu Emporium of Curiosities Mixed Media Paper Pad and I used stamps from the IndigoBlu Tasty Textures set and IndigoBlu Sarah's Choice set;

also used Beeswax and IndigoBlu Copper Kettle Mega Flakes:

Finally, I sprayed diluted IndigoBlu English Cottage Artist's Acrylic Paint Hot Cocoa on some places;

I hope you enjoy it! 

Friday 22 January 2016

Inspiration from Solange Marques, Ksenija Rizova, Mirella Baniecka and Georgie Connelly

Today we are excited to share some fabulous inspiration from four of our International Design Team. Follow the links to their blogs to find out more about how their projects came together;

Georgie Connelly

----Libro Fidelitatis----

Thank you ladies for all your beautiful creations. We can't wait to see more!

Thursday 21 January 2016

January 2016 Challenge - Anything Goes!

Good morning everyone,

Today brings the first challenge of 2016, and we thought we'd give you a free hand with your IndigoBlu stamps, so this month's challenge is 'Anything Goes'.  So any creation you have made with your IndigoBlu stash and not entered before, is what we'd like to see.

Firstly we have the winners of December's challenge, All that Sparkles.

I hope you'll join us in congratulating them. Our random winner is:

Congratulations Theresa! We will be in touch to arrange your prize and don't forget to grab your winner's badge from the badges tab in the sidebar.

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 our lovely 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 on the sidebar.

This month’s Top 3 from the 'All that sparkles' challenge, as chosen by the DT are...

1. 22 - Kezzy
2. 24 - Gail
3. 11 - Jane

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

Our winner from last month's challenge, Paivi, has joined us today as a Guest Designer, and here is her inspiration for you.

Paivi had this to say:

Hi, my name is Päivi and I was the lucky winner for the Winter blues challenge. You could say that I had beginner's luck since it was my first time to join a challenge here at IndigoBlu blog. I have quite recently bought my first IndigoBlu stamps and I just love them.  

You can see Paivi's inspiration piece in more detail on her blog here.  She'd love you to hop across and let her know what you think. 

And now here is some amazing inspiration for you from our fabulous Challenge team:

Wow!  I think you will agree the girls have done an amazing job, there is some fab inspiration here for you for the 'Anything Goes' challenge, it just show's how versatile Indigoblu stamps are and how much you can make with them.  Now show us your makes, you could win!

Best Wishes,

The Indigoblu Challenge Team
& Guest Designer Paivi

Wednesday 20 January 2016

Inspiration from Jenny Marples, Candy Rosenberg, Beck Beattie and Kay Molyneux

Today we are excited to share some fabulous inspiration from four of our International Design Team. Follow the links to their blogs to find out more about how their projects came together;

Kay Molyneux

Thank you ladies for all your beautiful creations. We can't wait to see more!

Monday 18 January 2016

Inspiration from Marie Johansson, Zoey Scarpelli, Elizabeth Robinson and Monika Januszewska

Today we are excited to share some fabulous inspiration from four of our International Design Team. Follow the links to their blogs to find out more about how their projects came together;

Thank you ladies for all your beautiful creations. We can't wait to see more!

And don't forget - you've got just over 2 days to get your projects submitted for the latest IndigoBlu Challenge!!!

Friday 15 January 2016

Picture Panel Portrait

Hello, Kay here. I found a broken photo frame, the glass long gone and the front beyond repair but the backing panel with the stand was intact so it has been up-cycled as the base for my framed  'Lost Family' member.

The panel was primed with white Gee-Sso-Good!,  fine texture paste was used through the Texture stencil on the right side. When dry the edges were painted with Goldfinger Metallic Paint .  A 12x12 sheet from the fabulous Arts & Crafts 'After Morris' Mixed Media Paper Stack was applied using Slap-It-On and trimmed. 

The whole panel was washed over  with diluted  Goldfinger paint. Course texture paste was then applied through the Roman Numerals stencil, when dry the texture paste was painted with Goldfinger metallic paint and shading added with a soft pencil. 

The script from Tasty Textures was randomly stamped over the panel with StazOn. Another Tasty Textures stamp was further stamped over the panel this time with FlitterGlu and the edges of the panel lightly sponged with the FlitterGlu pad, this was then gilded with Manchester Tart Mega Flakes.  

The pink roses and butterflies from two sheets of 6x6 Floral Fantasy Mixed Media Card Stack were fussy cut, shaped and lightly splattered with dilute Goldfinger. The edges of the A6 'AA man' from Lost Family Mixed Media Card Stack was distressed and had Mega Flakes applied. These were arranged with lace and pearl trimmings and then glued in place.

Do check out the new Mixed Media Papers, they are fabulous to work with, taking all sorts of treatments and always look superb.

Hope you have enjoyed this make as much as I had making it!

Kay x