Monday, 5 December 2016

Wishing Tree


On the Morning of Christmas Eve some very special deers gather around the Wishing Tree. This tree is the tallest one in the forest, and it is covered in twinkling stars. The deers know how very lucky they are, as they have magical abilities which bring joy to so many all over the world. So on this special morning they gather around their tree to give heartfelt thanks, and they each close their eyes tightly and make a special wish.......



I cut thin strips from old book pages and wrapped them around a length of thick wire. I added Teal Luscious to my water spray and shook it gently, then I sprayed the tree.


I used thick Slap It On in the stars stencil and after removing the stencil I added unicorn sprinkles.I fussy cut them and set them aside for later.


I stamped the deers and fussy cut them, but left a tab under their feet as this will be pushed through the lid later.I cut a blanket shape to keep the deers warm, and coloured it with Ruby Slippers paint, and Goldfinger paint.

I used a lid from a round box as my base. I covered it in old book pages and painted it with Snow White paint. I taped the Believe Stencil on the side of the lid and dabbed it with Ruby Slippers paint.


I made a hole in the lid and pushed the wire trunk through, bending the wire up underneath and adhering it. I cut slots for each deer and pushed them in and secured them underneath the lid.



I adhered the stars onto the Wishing tree. I finished by covering the top of the lid with Indigoblu Coarse texture paste and sprinkled generously with Unicorn Sprinkles.

May all your Christmas Wishes come true xxx

Sunday, 4 December 2016

November Challenge Reminder - Glisten & Sparkle

Morning everyone, 

It's the halfway mark for the IndigoBlu November challenge, Glisten & Sparkle.  Today we have some more inspiration for you, from our fab Top 3 from the last challenge.  

First up it's Debbie:


Debbie had this to sayI was so happy to see that I'd been chosen for the top 3. Any excuse to challenge myself and have a good play with all my Indigo blu stamps. To add glitter and sparkle was a bonus. Us crafters don't need telling twice. Thank you so much. 

Next it's Glennis:


Glennis said:  I was so thrilled to be chosen in the Top 3 for the October Challenge. Here is my card for the Glisten and Sparkle challenge.
This is the first time out for this beautiful stamp, and I have added sequins and sparkle too, which is hard to photograph. Full details on my blog.

And DT members Maxine & Sue wanted to share these lovely makes with you:

 http://maxinejonesdesign.blogspot.com/2016/12/sparkle-glisten-with-indigoblu.html
Maxine (Click to see Maxine's blog).

             Sue (Click to see Sue's blog).

Don't forget there are prizes of lovely stamps to be won, and Guest DT spots on the IndigoBlu blog.

Hop across to the main post to enter HERE.

Hope this inspires you!

Best Wishes,

IndigoBlu Challenge DT 
& Top 3.





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

Sparkle


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!