Sunday 27 November 2016

Bright MixedMedia Panel

Hello, Giovanna here! This month on IndigoBlu we are celebrating the Bonfire Night in England. Bonfires and fireworks reminds me of mid-Summer, so I made a MixedMedia panel with the brightest colours ever, and a touch of vintage,using a beautiful image from the Lost Family pad:

Here the step by step: I studied a rough composition of all the elements

I glued down the embellishments and die-cuts

I added some texture with Super Thick Slap it On through a stencil

I gessoed everything and set aside to dry

I mixed some Cottage paint with water in a spray bottle and sprayed

I stamped flowers and butterflies on gessoed book pages

I coloured them with Gelatos

I added all the elements to the panel along with the main image.

It is super easy!

Products I used:

IndigoBlu Slap It On - Super ThickGeeSso Good! Gesso - White 120ml Live Laugh Love A5 Red Rubber StampFaber Castell Gelatos - 6 different set options (shipping from 1st November)Luscious Pigment Powders - 25ml (13 colour options)IndigoBlu English Cottage Paint SetsFloral Fantasy A5 Red Rubber Stamp - by Kay Halliwell-SuttonLost Family - Mixed Media Paper Pad - A6 size 100mm x 144mm , 24 sheets, 190gsm

Saturday 26 November 2016


It is Cec here and today I have my second inspiration project for you based on the Bonfire Night theme.  Our lovely DT Leader, Elizabeth, gave those of us who live in countries that don't celebrate this event the following things to consider:
  • Lots of bright coloured fireworks going off, bonfires and starry skies
  • Family gathering and celebrations
  • The word "sparkle" for fireworks called sparklers
  • Lots of bright colours such as an explosion of colour using butterflies, flowers, birds
Since I did a card with fireworks in a night sky as my first project, I decided to go bright this time.  I started with some yellow card stock for my blank.

I dug out some Watercolour card and painted it with a coat of Lemon Meringue Matte Acrylic paint.  Then I added Mulbery Bush, Burning Bonfire and Postbox Red Matte Acrylic paint through a TCW stencil called Mini Burst.  Despite every effort, it still bled under the stencil and I was about to toss it when I restrained myself and grabbed a baby wipe and pulled the colour from the centre out.  I love the way that looks now and thought it was a great save.  The burst reminds me of fireworks - OK, so a bit of a stretch maybe but that's my story and I am sticking to it.

I stamped two each of three different flowers from the Live, Laugh, Love stamp set onto some scraps of white card stock with Versamark and then embossed it with Recollections Gold embossing powder.

Once dry I fussy cut the flowers and painted them with Postbox Red, Lemon Meringue and Mulberry Bush Matte Acrylic paint.  The flowers were then shaped by cutting into sections and bending or curling the petals before layering them.

I die cut some leaves from Tim Holtz Kraft Core Shattered Collection and a Tim Holtz set called Garden Greens and then coated them with Gold Luscious mixed with a bit of water.

Finally, I stamped the word Sparkle from the Sparkle and Glisten stamp set onto some of the yellow card stock with Vermillion Archival Ink and then distressed it with my scissors and inked the edges with Carved Pumpkin Distress Ink.

I sure hope I have done the Bonfire Night theme justice with this very bright card - I had lots of fun making it.

Wednesday 23 November 2016

Fireworks Canvas

Hi everyone, it's Solange Marques here. Today, I'll share more one project with IndigoBlu products and inspired on fireworks theme.
Ive made a canvas:

First I've covered the canvas using IndigoBlu GeeSso Good!Gesso-Black . Then I applied FlitterGlu on IndigoBlu Stencil Star 6x6:

 I've applied Megaflake Chariot of Fire on the stars:

Using a water pen I've made some traces with several colours from IndigoBlu Luscious Pigment Powders:
 Then I've applied modelling paste on IndigoBlu stencil-Whimsical Houses:

I hope you enjoy it!

Monday 21 November 2016

November Challenge - Glisten & Sparkle

Good morning all, 

It's a bit wet and miserable outside, but we've got plenty of sparkle on the blog for you today!  It's challenge day, so time to announce our winner's of last month's theme - 'Monochrome', and introduce this months, 'Glisten & Sparkle'.

Our random winner from last month is: Christine Smith.  
Congratulations Christine, we will be in contact shortly to arrange your prize.

And our Top 3 as chosen by the DT were:

1 - No 3 - Glennis
2 - No 11 - Debbie
3 - No 12 - Natalie

Congratulations all, we will be in touch shortly to ask about a Guest DT spot!

Each month we have great prizes of stamps for you to win:  Indigoblu stamps of your choice as follows:

3 options to choose from:
1: 2 Large stamp plates (A5)
2: 4 Small stamp plates (A6)
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 reminder post that 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 theDesign Team in the tabs on the sidebar.

So first up it's our winner from last month with her gorgeous Guest Inspiration for you, Sue:

Sue had this to say:  Hi, I was lucky enough to win the draw last month, and I'm so excited to be sharing my Glisten & Sparkle piece with you today. As Christmas is coming I decided to go for a Christmassy make, so there are lots of fabulous IndigoBlu stamps here.  Thank you so much for having me x

Absolutely stunning makes by Sue, please hop across to her blog and see her full inspiration.

Next up it's our Design Team:


All that's left is for me to say please join in, all we need is that you use Indigoblu stamps for your project, and we'd love to see lots of sparkle this month.

Best Wishes,
IndigoBlu Challenge DT
& IB Winner.