Saturday, 25 February 2017

Write Soon

Hello Everyone and Welcome!

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


And again I am demonstrating use of Tiny Backgrounds stamps set in combination with other sets by IndigoBlu.


I started with stamping down the silhouette of the grass from Butterfly Collector set in Black Soot Distress ink, covering the impression with transparent embossing powder and heat setting the image.


I masked off the edges of the card panel with a masking tape, deliberately adhering small pieces of the tape to have uneven edges.


Then I slightly sponged a mix of Squeezed Lemonade and Mustard Seed Distress inks.


Having removed the masking tape, I stamped down one of the stamps from Tiny Backgrounds set. I made three impressions in different Distress inks to create an ombre effect - Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade and Candied Apple.


To assemble the card I heat embossed part of the sentiment from Take the Time stamp set on a black card stock stripe, cut it in two and adhered stripes with a foam tape for additional dimension. The finished panel I glued to a black card base.


Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope, you enjoy this card and you will play with Tiny Backgrounds set during this weekend.

IndigoBlu Supplies Used:
Butterfly Collector stamp set
Tiny Backgrounds stamp set
Take the Time stamp set

Thursday, 23 February 2017

Love canvas

Hi! Solange Marques here again! I'll share with you the project for this month!
February is Valentine's month, then The month theme is LOVE!!!!!

I've created a canvas:

I've used a Square Flat Canvas and I applied modelling paste on the Believe stencil. Then I applied
English Cottage Artist's Acrylic paint Hot Cocoa and GeeSso Good!Gesso-white on the background and I've painted a heart with Postbox Red and Mulberry Bush:


I've used Word Blocks stamp:



I hope you enjoy it!

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Industrial Valentine

 
Today we have Brand Ambassador Louise Withers sharing a valentine project with us. 
 
1, Emboss card using industrial folders, I used 4 different ones. Cut them into shapes 
and arrange on a large tag, in a mosaic pattern. Do the same with a half heart shape.
 
2. Paint everything with white gesso, when dry spray or dry brush with black gesso, but 
don't totally cover the tag. 
 
3. Then dry brush with bonfire, then coco, then black, then teal. Keep building up the 
layers. 
 
4. When happy rub over with a graphite stick or pencil to bring out all the textures. 
 
5. For the heart use postbox, teal, choc  and black and repeat with graphite. 
 
 

6. Stamp splat then emboss. 
 
7. Place heart where you want it and draw round it. Use this to help you cut the mesh. 
 
8. Paint mesh with coco and bonfire, cut out heart shape but leave attached at one point 
and fold it out. I also added puff paint too. 
 

9. Stick down the heart, place the mesh over the whole tag and I've folded over the top 
and bottom to attach it. 
 
 

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

February 2017 Challenge Reminder - Love is All you need

Good morning,

Today is reminder day for the current challenge, and we are feeling the love!

Some of our Top 3 from last month have created some fab pieces and join us as Guest Designer's this month.

First up it's Lyn:


Lyn had this to say: I feel priveledged to have been invited to do an inspiration piece and hope I don't let the side down. The stamps I have used are the lovely Mr Darcy plate,  and the Flutterby Dinkie. The roof of the house is kraft card stamped with the Harlequin background and edged with indigo blu washi tape. The house is distressed very slightly with walnut ink distress ink. 

Isn't this a fab make by Lyn!  Lyn doesn't have a blog but she would love it if you wanted to leave comments with us here. 

Next we have Lisa:


 Lisa said: I was delighted to make the top three design selection and hope my take on the February challenge will inspire some romantic entries! X'

Love how Lisa has used IndigoBlu paper's but cut into a heart shape for this canvas, and the colours are so vibrant!  You can see how she made it here, hop across and leave some love if you can. 

And next we have Shelagh:  


Shelagh said: I'm delighted to be chosen in the Top 3 again for IndigoBlu. You can check out Shelagh's design on her blog here.

And some of our Design Team wanted to join in, I just love these!



Aren't these brilliant! 

I hope you can join us in the challenge, there is still a week to go.  Hop across to the main blog to see prizes, and how to enter, or you can enter with us HERE

Best Wishes,
IndigoBlu Top 3
& IndigoBlu Challenge DT.