Friday 26 January 2018

Stamping Collage

Morning, Carolyn here with you today. 

I was recently inspired by Kay's Fabric Panels and have created a collage on a small 100mm square canvas. The Indigoblu Fabric Panels were extremely popular and what a quick sell out on Hochanda last week. 

Firstly I selected most of the Collectors Edition stamps together with Jane and a couple of Itsy Bitsy Backgrounds. These were stamped in Black onto Tissue.

I tore close to the edges of the stamped images as this gives a less defined edge when positioning them on the canvas. I made Jane the main focal point and added the various stamps around the edges. These were then adhered to the canvas with Slap It On Matte.

I painted Jane with the Junk And Disorderly Portrait Paints. These were mixed with Slap It On Matte so they didn't dry out as quick. On the rest of the canvas I used IndigoBlu Acrylic Matte Paints and for the highlighted areas I used White Gee-Sso Good.

There is a video on IndigoBlu Facebook page 'Kay reveals some new releases' where she shows you how to paint the faces on fabric. Also Kay's recent shows Mix It Up With IndigoBlu may still be available to watch on Hochanda Rewind.

I painted a 150mm Square Deep Box frame white and left this to dry before stamping the edges of the frame with the Itsy-Bitsy honeycomb Background in Frosty Sky

I used Super Thick Slap It On to adhered the painted canvas centrally in the frame.

Thank you for joining me today and do pop back to see the fabulous inspiration from the team.


Thursday 25 January 2018

Seahorse by Ksenija

Hello Everyone and Welcome!

Today Ksenija is here, and I am happy to share with you a new project as a part of January inspiration from International DT.

Today I am featuring Seahorse red rubber stamp from Collector's Edition. How adorable is this Seahorse!

Tips on Making This Card:

  • Trim the panel from white card stock down to 4 1/4 by 5 1/2" (10 by 14 cm)
  • Stamp the seahorse in black archival ink off the center
  • Stamp the seahorse down to mask paper and fussy cut out the mask

  • Colour the impression with watercolour markers
  • Mask off the seahorse coloured impression and the edges of the card panel
  • Blend Distress inks onto the panel
  • Rub off the excess of the foil to reveal beautiful gilded impressions
  • Remove the mask from the seahorse and stamp down DREAM from Sarah's Choice red rubber stamps set in black ink 
  • Adhere the card panel to a black card base
Now over to you - Have you tried this seahorse stamp already? What type of projects did you make or would like to make with it? Cards? Tags? Altered objects?

Thank you for stopping by! Have a great day!
IndigoBlu Supplies Used:

Thursday 18 January 2018

Tuesday 16 January 2018

Acrylic Bee Tag

Hello it's Kay M here today and welcome to my first post of the year. 

I would like to share this tag with you.  The lovely Nikki Killinger gave me a crafty goody bag for Christmas and it included an acrylic tag.  So I thought I'll use it with a technique Nikki has shown on Hochanda last year, here's my version.

One side of the backing was removed from the tag and the large bee from No 9 Bumblebees Collectors Edition was stamped with black StazOn Ink and they were painted over with Snow White for the wings, Lemon Meringue and Burning Bonfire acrylic paints.  

When dry, Lime Marmalade, Cinderella and Purple Rain were watered down and splattered over the tag one colour at a time, making sure each was dry before adding another.    

When all the splatters where dry I sponged over the tag with Townhouse Teal and Wimberry Pie blending the colours to give a soft colour transition.   Again this was left to dry. 

The painted tag was then covered with Black Gee-Sso-Good and dried.   

Now the fun bit, peeling the baking for the reveal!  

I then stamped the sentiment from Pegasus and stars from Victorian Garden in Black StazOn.  And added a ribbon to finish the tag.     

I do hope you have enjoyed my take on Nikki's technique.

Take care,  Kay M x

Saturday 13 January 2018


Cheremane here with you today with my first project for 2018.  I've used one of my favourites for today's creation I adore the Florals.

Firstly I stamped the Peony and Leaves with Black Versafine and heat embossed with clear powder onto watercolour card.

I wet the cardstock before adding tiny amounts of Mulberry Bush and Hunter Green which I had mixed with water too as it adds more of a watercolour feel to you image,

Then I stamped and heat embossed the Hello sentiment from Dreams Come True and added the border from the super Aztec Borders set which was realeased on Hochanda just before Christmas.

I mat and layered using coal black stamping card and when the peony and leaves were dry layered them with glue gel to finish.

Be sure to check back again soon for lots more inspiration from the team.
Crafty Hugs 
Cheremane x

Friday 12 January 2018


Hello dear reader,

How are You? have you seen this beaufiful Bumblebee stamp,
Its a very new stamp and already my Favorite.

With distress Oxide ink I blend the paper

I've used the rond blending tools. 

Use some stencils for the dept

In the same colors distress oxide ink.

Stamp the images in black  
The sentiment "Hello" is from the "dreams come true" set

I hope that you have a lot of inspriration with this card. 

Thursday 11 January 2018

8x8 Mixed Media Canvas - Seahorses

Hi Everyone - Mike here again!

As we're already a third of the way through January I won't wish everyone a Happy New Year as it's probably been done to death by now ;o)

My 1st project for January features the very popular Collector's Edition No#12 Seahorse stamp and a few other IndigoBlu products in the process.

IndigoBlu products used in this project are as follows:

To watch how I created the canvas from start to finish click the image below to visit the IndigoBlu YouTube channel.

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Saturday 6 January 2018

Soul Mate

Hello and a Happy New Year from Elizabeth. My first project for the year is using one of Kay's new Collectors Edition stamps, the Seahorse, which she designed especially for me.

Now sadly I managed to loose several photograph's as I swapped over onto my new laptop, so I do apologise.

Firstly I die cut a tag and covered it in the map paper and gave it a coat of White GeeSsoGood  before adding Glass Bead Gel and Mica Flakes, for texture.

I added a few large glass beads for more dimension. I had a scrap piece of inked card left over from making Christmas cards, which was just the right size and colour for stamping two of the Seahorses onto. After cutting them out I adhered them to the tag, so they were entwined.

I diluted some Verdigris and also Crushed Velvet Luscious and added the two colours all around the Glass Bead Gel, blending the edges so not to have any lines.

Finally I added sequins, some words from the Chit Chat Seasonal book with a frame drawn around, and a few black dots to tie the colours together.

Happy Crafting.
Elizabeth x

Friday 5 January 2018


Hello, Jannet here today to wish you a magical, happy, and above all a healthy 2018! I wanted to begin this new year with a magical and hopeful card featuring the gorgeous Pegasus He is already to take off on his first flight of the year.

I used versamarker on his wings and heat embossed in silver. I then coloured the wings with Porcelain luscious which I had already  mixed with a little water. It gives such a lovely sheen, just perfect for wings!

After stamping the gorgeous Pegasus I added colour to him with Pink, Porcelain, and Poseidon Blue Luscious.

My favourite colour is pink so I chose Mulberry Bush and Marshmallow Paints for the  background colours. Of course not everyone is a lover of pink, so they can be any colour of your imagination. 
I selected the word Hope from the Faith  stencil, as I thought this was the best word to start a new year with. I used fine texture paste in the stencil and painted over it with what else but Pink luscious !

I added some Wishing Stars from the Stars stencil, and some random circles from the Texture stencil 

I added the Numbers stamp to represent the count down to the new year and also for the days to come in this new year.

I added Pegasus and his wings to the background with 3d sticky pads. I curved the larger wing forwards a little.

The Luscious. coloured some dried flowers very nicely.

I added some Fine Texture Paste mixed with a little Mulberry Bush paint at the base of the picture, and added a selection of clear beads and tiny stars which reflect light .A new year is often a time for reflection.. 

May all your hopes come true in 2018 xxx