Saturday, 27 May 2017

Video Tutorial: A Romantic Mini Embroidery Hoop

Hello to everyone, Giovanna here and today I am here to show you how to transform an humble wooden embroidery hoop in a piece of art.





https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sr2v2Rd7cb4&t=330s

You can use this technique on any size of embroidery hoop with any old doilies.


Materials 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)Floral Fantasy A5 Red Rubber Stamp - by Kay Halliwell-Sutton


Friday, 26 May 2017

Dictionary Butterfly


It is Cec here and today I am bringing you a clean and simple card that I am calling Dictionary Butterfly.


I started by scanning the page in a dictionary that had the definition for Butterfly on it - look closely and you can see it down on the bottom right.  I inserted the image into a new document in Word  and scaled it to the size I wanted to cut it for my background (Click on the image and then on Format to get the size so you can change if desired).  Next I added the Butterfly text at the top making sure that my image was centred on the page first.  This is simple to do by making sure that the image is behind text (Right Click on Image after you insert it then click Wrap Text then click Behind Text).


The next step was to stamp one half of the Big Butterfly with Versamark and then emboss it with Ebony embossing powder.


I painted the butterfly using some IndigoBlu Metallic paints - Kingfisher Blue, Aladdin and Sleeping Beauty.  Then I took a fluffy brush and went over the whole butterfly with Silver Luscious powder.  This not only added wonderful shimmer to the butterfly but served to make the colours look a little more blended.

I adhered the panel to my card blank and then created a computer generated sentiment that I mounted on some purple card stock and added to the card with dimensional foam strips.

There you have my easy, peasy card.  I hope this inspires you to create with some of the wonderful metallic paints from IndigoBlu.

Thursday, 25 May 2017

Love Is The Honey...

Hello Everyone and Welcome!

Today Ksenija is here, and I am happy to share with you a new project as a part of May inspiration from International DT.
I am featuring Victorian Garden in combination with Megaflakes. This set will be released soon and is available now for pre-order at IndigoBlu online store.
I started with stamping down a beautiful quote from Victor Hugo and a grass silhouette in black archival ink directly to a card base.
Then die cut a square from a piece of card stock and blended in a mix of Distress inks to create ombre effect from bright yellow to dark green.
Using FlitterGlu stamped down the grass to the square panel a bit off the edge and covered the impression with Chariot of Fire Megaflakes. These Megaflakes come in a pure bright gold shade and stand out beautifully on a green-blue background.
Finally stamped down a bee from the same stamp set in black archival ink and mounted the square to the card base using foamed tape.
Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope, you enjoy this Summer card and you will take a look at the new release of IndigoBlu stamps.

IndigoBlu Supplies Used:

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Wings of Freedom

Hello everyone! It's Solange Marques here!
Today I'll share with you a new project using the wonderful IndigoBlu products!
This month the theme is about wings. I love this theme!!!
I've made an altered clipboard:

I've covered the clipboard with IndigoBlu European Grand Tour Mixed Media Paper Pad 12x12 :


Then I've applied flitterglu and Lancashire Rose Megaflake  on the clip.


After, I've used the stamps: IndigoBlu Ledger Background and Script Bakcground:

I've applied black embossing powder on IndigoBlu Big Butterfly:


I've applied Luscious Pigment Powders: Gold and Copper:


Finally I added some alpha chipboards:




Monday, 22 May 2017

Victorian Garden Shadow Box


Today we are joined by one of our Brand Embassadors, Linda Simpson who has created a beautiful shadow box project for you.

1. Using Slap it on and the faded dots stencil I stencilled around the outer frame of the shadow box. Once this was dry I then painted all over using GeeSOO Good in Black. Once this was all dry I then used Gelatos Metallic Mint.


2. On Bockingford water colour card I stamped the Dinky Butterfly and sentiment from Victorian Garden stamp set with black Versafine and embossed with clear embossing powder. I then cut them out and coloured with Green and Gold Luscious Powders.


3. I then adhered a piece of Bockingford watercolour card to a piece of cardboard. I then proceeded to cover the top half with Gelatos Cotton Candy, sprayed water on and painted into the card. I then used the Pistachio for the bottom.  Once this was dry I used the stamps from the Victorian Garden to create a garden scene. I painted the bumble bees with gold Luscious powder.  Once this was all dry I then adhered to the inside of the box with Slap it on.
4. To finish off I added the butterfly and sentiment to the outside of the box.



To see the whole picture follow the link to Linda's YouTube, where you will find the full tutorial.

The link to the video is https://youtu.be/f5F8DKglKVA 

Saturday, 20 May 2017

Inspiration from International Design Team Members Ksenija, Cec and Giovanna

Today we are sharing inspiration from Ksenija, Cec and Giovanna. For the full tutorial head over to their blogs via the link.




Friday, 19 May 2017

Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Tattoo Heart Tag


Hello, Kay M here with today's post. Our theme this month is 'Winging It' so I've had the prefect excuse to use the gorgeous Tattoo Heart Dinkie stamp, as the focal point on this die cut tag.  


For the background I sponged Wilted Violet, Peeled Paint and Faded Jeans Distress Oxides over the tag, sprinkled it with water,  dried it off and then repeated the process again.  The tag was repeatedly over stamped with just only one inking of with Vintage Photo and Faded Jeans Distress Oxides using the new Collection's Edition stamps, I used No. 2 FrenchScript and No. 4 Numbers.   I went back in with Collection's Edition stamp No. 3 Cross Hatching and stamped around the edges with Ground Espresso Distress ink to create a border. The white lines (using the edge of a Slim Jim) and splatters were made with white GeeSsoGood.



The Tattoo Heart was stamped directly on the tag and again onto a piece white card, I then fussy cut the wings and banner from the white card.  Next I die cut a little heart from card with double sided tape and applied Sheffield Steel MegaFlake.  The sentiment was stamped from Live, Laugh & Love stamp set trimmed and edged with black ink.  All these were adhered to the tag as shown.

 The tag was finished by edging with a black pen and ribbon and charms were added.


I hope you have enjoyed this tag and are inspired to made your own winged creation!

Take care,  Kay M

Saturday, 13 May 2017

Angels Watching Over You


Hello Cheremane here with you today. Over at IndigoBlu we are all about things with wings this month so I have created a Canvas with the gorgeous Mindfulness Stamp Set teamed with the Bubbles Stencil and yummy paints.



First I made some Spritz bottles with the three paints Lime Marmalde, Coastal Walk & Marshmellow. Mix 4 parts water to 1 part paint. I then spritzed some water colour card along with the canvas board.


Once dry I stamped out three of the Butterflies from the Mindfulness Stamp Set with black soot distress ink and heat embossed them with clear embossing powder and then cut them out.


 Once the canvas was dry using some phat foam and coastal walk I stenciled the Bubbles stencil diagonally arcoss the board.


Once the paint was dry I used a white paint pen and added some details to the bubbles and then placed the stencil back over the bubbles and used some Super Thick Slap It On over the stencil to make the bubbles look wet. It looks cloudy untill it dries. To finish off I added the butterflies with some 3d glue gel, I stamped the sentiment with Black Versafine ink and heat embossed with clear powder and then trimmed it into sections and ruffed up the edges with my scissors before placing on the canvas.

Thanks for joining me today, don't forgot to pop back again soon to be inspired by the team.
Tune into Hochanda at 8pm this Saturday 13th May for the IndigoBlu ODS live with Kay Halliwell-Sutton and some stunning new products and amazing demo's.
Cheremane xx