Wednesday 22 August 2018

Dear Santa

Hello Dear Reader,

Have you read that IndigoBlu wil showing the new Christmas stamps
on Hochanda, 27th Aug at 11am & 3pm.

The are so beautiful, I was very happy that I could make this card for you.
With some of the stamps.

With distress oxide inks I made the background.
Sprakle some water.
Stamped with Versamark ink and embossing powder.

Do you enjoy us at Hochanda, 27th Aug at 11am & 3pm.

Hugs Lydia

Tuesday 21 August 2018

Sneaky Peek for Bank Holiday Monday

Hello and welcome,  Kay M here today and I’m going to show you a sneak peek!  

Kay is back on our screens this Bank Holiday Monday with stunning new Christmas stamps.  Hochanda, 27th Aug at 11am & 3pm.

This card uses one of the designs from guest designer Aitch, who is also part of IndigoBlu’s TVDT, The BluBirds, as a central focal point with one of Kay’s designs for the background. 

I gave it a simple treatment on a 5x7 card.  I started by adding watery paint patches to a piece of 19x12.5cm white card using Lemon Meringue and Duck Egg paints.  I made sure one colour was dry before adding the next.

The girl and fox stamp was stamped in black ink and the snowflakes in clear, all were covered with clear embossing powder and heat set.  I then sponged a blue Distress ink around the edges and removed excess ink from the images with a soft cloth.

To finish the card, it was mounted onto 19.5x13cm dark blue card and then on to a 20x13.5cm(5x7) white card blank and a die cut word applied as an embellishment. 

Take care,  Kay M xx

Thursday 2 August 2018

IndigoBlu Apron

Morning, Carolyn here with you today so I thought I'd share my photos of my apron and how it came together as it was such a HUGE success last month.

I decided to stick with blues and purples for this and started by spritzing the apron with water to make the colours move.

Then I cut the Artists Fabric Panel into the various sections and played around with the positioning until I was happy with the layout. To add further interest I added an extra pocket from a pair of old denim jeans. 

I stuck with the same colours for the sections from the panels which I think were Indigoblu, Townhouse Teal and Stroke of Midnight. My memory isn't great and as I wasn't planning to write about this I hadn't written down what I used, big mistake!

The photo below shows the main focal panel stitched to the left hand side with part of a zip and I also used some of the fancy stitches on my sewing machine to attach other sections.

I also used some of the Art Studio A5 stamp set and stamped the images onto tissue paper and used fabric Slap It On to adhere them.

Below is the finished apron followed by a couple of close ups.

Hope you enjoyed Kay's shows and were inspired to purchase and decorate your own aprons. It would be lovely to see your finished projects so please do share on the I Love Indigoblu Facebook page for us all to see.

The next show on Hochanda is this Sunday with the fabulous Lou Withers. So please do tune in to see the launch of more fantastic products. They are Amazing, Awesome and NOT to be MISSED!!

The DT have done themselves proud and have started sharing their fabulous pages on Facebook and Instagram. Please do pop by to take a look and don't forget to tune in on Sunday.

Happy Crafting