Thursday 31 May 2018

IndigoBlu 'Fathers Day Special' Blog Hop

Hello there and thank you for stopping by today. I have a couple of exciting things to share with you.
As part of the TV Design Team, we have all come up with some inspiration for Fathers Day in a way of a Blog Hop. Each of us has created a blog post with so many Hint, Tips and Inspiration for you to use when creating your own Fathers Day card or indeed helping a younger member of the family to craft with you. But of course you can use these tutorials for other male themed cards throughout the year.

 Kay and Alfie have also given us a huge 20% discount to share with you on a selection of the Stamp Sets we used in our blog posts so that you can purchase your favourite stamp set at a discounted price. (you have until the 17th June to grab this discount)!

Here are the main Stamp Sets the DT used in their Fathers Day Cards and the sets you can claim a 20% Discount on.
 'The Draughtsman' - 'Drive Hard' - 'Fly High'
   'Travelling Home' - 'Grand Tour II' - ''Grand Tour III'
'Steampunkesque' - Circus Alphabet'

And now for a bit of Blog Hopping. 

Click onto each of the titles of the Blog posts to take you straight there to see how each card has been created.  
But before you do that, read on to the bottom of the post to find that all important Discount Code to use when making an order on the IndigoBlu website.

Kay Molyneux - One for the boys!

 Julie Atkinson - Fathers Day With IndigoBlu
Linda Simpson - Fathers Day Inspiration

We all really hope you have been inspired by this post and would love to hear what you think so please leave us a comment below or indeed on our blog posts.
We hope this discount will help you on the way to create your own cards or mixed media pieces. Enjoy and Happy Crafting.

Until next time,
Sue xx

Friday 18 May 2018

Hello there, Kay here!

Hello to you, now it’s not often I get the time to write a blog post but I just wanted to come on here and share a couple of exciting new things that are happening with IndigoBlu.

You may have seen my Face Book live last weekend from the Happy Stampers Festival at Port Sunlight when I shared an announcement with you that my best friend, Lou Withers, who is a fantastic artist in her own right and has worked behind the scenes with us for many years has now come on board to help me with the Hochanda shows and so between us we will be showcasing lots of great new techniques, hints and tips and of course brand new products from IndigoBlu.
Lou’s first shows were on today, Friday 18th May at 12noon and 4pm. I do hope you got the opportunity to tune in and show her your support. If not you can catch the shows again on Re-Wind for the next two weeks.

 I also want to take this opportunity to introduce you to our IndigoBlu TV team. 
These are the wonderful people who try out new our products and showcase them with their samples ready for the shows. 

I feel so excited that we have a fabulous, varied and very talented team and wanted  you to meet them. 
You may well already know some of them and over the last few weeks we have had a few more join the team.

Kay Molyneux
Check out Kay's Blog  "Create it Yourself"

Here are two of the stunning samples Kay made for Lou's Shows with the New Paint Colours

 Sue Ralph
Check out Sue's Blog Birdcage Craft Studio

Wonderful Fussy Cutting and Painting Techniques for Lou's Shows

Carolyn Larkin
Check out Carolyn's Blog  Carolyn's Creations

Beautiful Painting and Stamping Techniques samples for Lou's shows

Linda Simpson
Check out Linda's Blog Linda's Crafty Piece of Heaven

Fantastic Layered Cards and Painting Techniques for Lou's Shows

Julie Atkinson
Check out Julie's Blog Art & Soul 

 Stunning Mixed Media Pieces for Lou's Shows

Check out her Blog

 Marvellous Paint and Medium Samples created for Lou's shows 

Emma Blake
Check out her Blog emmablake5 (BLOGLOVIN' ) 

Beautiful, Bold and Bright samples created for Lou's shows.

Aren't they all just fabulous!

Before I go I just wanted to let you know that we are ‘On Tour’ with our Dirty Weekend Coventry on the 16th and 17th June 18.  I’m looking forward to meeting and crafting with you and of course Alfie will be there with our shop for anyone who wants to pop in for a bit of shopping. 

We also have more "On Tour" weekends available. To find out more click on the links below.

Edinburgh on the 14th and  15th July 

Maidstone on the 15th and 16th September 

Thanks for stopping by, hope to see you at one of my workshops soon.
Lots of Love,


Thursday 17 May 2018

Stamp Focus | Adding Texture to Clean And Simple Card with Anemone And Daisy

Today Ksenija is here and I am sharing a step-by-step tutorial how to easily add texture to a Clean and Simple (CAS) card made with Anemone And Daisy red rubber stamps set.
Anemone and Daisy is a part of the recent floral release by IndigoBlu. This red rubber stamps set contains four floral images that are small enough for making CAS cards.

In this post I will explain and show with pictures how to make a fancy card in four easy steps.

To make this card I chose anemones flowers image and started with stamping it down in watercolour friendly ink down onto a white card stock panel.
I stamped it repeatedly onto a smaller piece of card stock.

I really like the beautiful quote by Victor Hugo from Victorian Garden stamps set and decide to use it for my today's card.

Watercolouring is one of the fastest colouring ways. I loosely coloured the impressions with watercolour markers. The biggest flower stamped onto the small piece of cardstock I coloured more intensively than the rest of the image.
Vintage Frame mask is one of my favourite stencils from IndigoBlu. I used it previously for a Christmas card. I like the feminine touch this stencil adds to cards.

I covered the flower card panel with Vintage Frame, applied texture paste unevenly through it and set aside to air dry.
While the paste was hardening, I fussy cut out the biggest flower from the small piece of cardstock and using embossing pen, bond powder and a heat gun added Unicorn Sparkle.
When the paste air dried, I assembled the card. I adhered the panel onto a black card note with a thin foam tape and popped the glittered flower with a thick foam tape for extra dimension.
Thank you for stopping by and have a great day!
IndigoBlu Supplies used:
Anemone And Daisy Red Rubber Stamps Set
Victorian Garden Red Rubber Stamps Set
Vintage Frame Mask
Unicorn Sparkle

Wednesday 16 May 2018

Kent Mini workshops........ LAST CALL

Join Kay this weekend at the Maidstone Create It! Event...

She is running 2 mini workshops - see below....

Saturday 19th May - 10am-11am

You will be painting one of our brand new mini panels.

Only £20.00!

All materials will be provided.

Spaces are limited so BOOK NOW to avoid disappointment!!

Sunday 20th May - 10am-11am

You will be painting one of our brand new mini panels.

Only £20.00

All materials will be provided.

Spaces are limited so BOOK NOW to avoid disappointment!!

Tuesday 15 May 2018

Laugh and Breathe

Hello, It's Kay M and I'm so excited to be able to show a sneaky peak today!

This is an A5 canvas panel, showing the new paints from IndigoBlu that Louise is launching on Hochanda this Friday at 12 and 4pm. Hope you caught the announcement on Facebook Live on Saturday from Port Sunlight! (See the previous post)

I'll talk you through the canvas but you're going to have to tune in to watch Louise to find out all about these fabulous paints and lots of gorgeous floral stamps from IndigoBlu.
Fine paste was used through  Textures stencil and after drying the whole canvas was painted with Frosty Sky matte paint.  White Gee-Sso-Good was sponged through the Cherry Blossom stencil and I used the new paints to finish the background.

The flowers and sprigs from 'Anemone and Daisy' and 'Marigold and Peony' stamp sets were stamped and painted with more of the new paints and then fussy cut.

The sentiment from Live, Laugh, Love was also stamped with the paints and cut out.

All the elements were attached to the canvas with 3D glue as shown.

Don't forget to tune in on Friday to welcome Louise to the IndigoBlu shows. Hochanda at 12 and 4pm.

Take care, Kay M x