I’ve had a workshop scheduled in for this Thursday evening for a couple of months. I was planning to do a lovely stamping project using the Tim Holtz Crazy Bird stamps. Slight flaw in my plan though – can’t get hold of these stamps – they are like gold dust! So… I had to find an alternative project for tomorrow’s workshop. Time for Plan B! (more…)
Tag: Indigoblu Stamps
Loving this background. I thought I would experiment with Distress Paints onto glossy cardstock. I put the paint onto my craft mat (I used lots of shades of blues and greens in vertical stripes running from blues to greens) and spritzed with a little water and then dabbed the card into the paint. As it is glossy card, the paint sits on the surface so you get these fabulous patterns. It immediately made me think of blue skies and green fields and so I thought the IndigoBlu Treemendous stamp would be perfect to use on it. (more…)
I’ve been playing with IndigoBlu Flitterglu and flakes for this blog project. This is the sample created for the Flitterglu flakes onto acetate workshop I had scheduled for this week (It had to be postponed, so message me if you want to know the new date!).
I started with Distress Paints on my craft mat and applied it to a Stix2 White Tag. Next I stamped my IndigoBlu Treemendous stamp in black onto the tag. (more…)
Project number 5. The stamps I have used are IndigoBlu Alice I. These fun stamps are ideal for artsy stamping.
I’ve worked onto glossy cardstock with his piece and I just love the way that the mica from the Comic Shimmer Misters has pooled on the surface. I used Mango Blaze and Aqua Lagoon to create the background. (more…)
This project is another sample for the colour stamping workshop.
This time I am working onto glossy cardstock. I have inked up the IndigoBlu Poppy Meadow stamp using Memento inks – adding the colour using the points of the inkpads into the different areas of the stamp.
I have stamped the flower border on my cardblank using the same ink – Rhubarb Stalk.
then just a simple green in the same shades of green to finish it off.
Simple – but effective – and ideal for this time of year too.
Today’s stamp is from IndigoBlu – Winter Wonderland – this lovely forest of trees has beautiful snowflake details. I stamped the design using Flitterglu and then applied Mica Powders – I’ve used Cosmic Shimmer Antique Gold, Green and Blue. (more…)
Back with another FlitterGlu and Flakes card again today. Working again with the IndigoBlu Connors Crown Jewels stamp that I’ve worked with the flitterglu and the Winter Dawn metal leaf flakes. This time I worked my Distress Ink (Festive Berries and Peeled Paint) onto my non stick craft mat and spritzed with a little water. I then swiped my flaked design into the ink. Once dry I added a little more colour here and there with cut n dry and the same inks. (more…)
Christmas design today. I’ve been playing with the IndigoBlu Connors Crown Jewels stamp along with flitterglu and flakes. I’ve used Winter Dawn. I stamped the baubles onto white cardstock and the dinkie merry christmas onto black card.
Next I have applied Distress Ink – Seedless Preserves and Dusky Concord using cut n dry foam and mounted it onto a black border.
My background card started as plain lilac card and I’ve stamped using purple Archival and Dusky concord distress ink with the IndigoBlu Large Snowflake and small holly stamp. The die cut border is the Tessatina border from Memory box.
This card is one of the samples for the Flitterglu and Flakes Christmas card workshop I will be holding on 9th October – click here to book your place and I’ll show you another sample idea later this week.
I won’t be blogging daily this week – it will be on Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday as I’m having a few days on holiday with my lovely hubby!
but… it’s off to the trade show tomorrow first – much excitement to see some of my favourite brands and what new goodies they have to offer!
Zip-ah-de-do-dah Zip-ah- de ey… my oh my what a wonderful day! I’m not sure quite at what point we were all singing this at the workshop last night.. I think it started because we were cutting out (blue)birds… and we decided none of us could whistle either! But we did have a giggle or two!
We had a lovely workshop with Marion, Jane, Vera and Sarah who were all fantastic at following instruction and keeping up with my very fast pace of workshop to create lovely textured art panels. There was a lot to pack into the two hour slot – but they all managed fabulously!
The table was full of goodies to play with – Texture paste, Distress Inks, Distress Paints, Memory Box dies, Marianne Designs Dies, Chocolate Baroque and IndigoBlu stamps, Dictionary sheets and lots more besides! We all worked onto a grey-board panel and started by collaging dictionary sheets to it, then we covered it roughly in texture paste. Next was applying our colour – Distress Inks or Paints before choosing our die cuts and stamps to decorate.
As usual, I was amazed with everyone’s creations. Everyone had the same piece to be inspired by and access to the same materials, but all picked different colours and styles for their piece of artwork.
Such a fun evening!
I’ll be back tomorrow and show you what I created at the workshop
Today’s project is again using linen cardstock. I sprayed the background when cleaning out my misters from last week’s projects – spraying what was left in the spray to clean out my rich gold, aqua lagoon and golden mint and when they mix together you get this lovely green shade.
While still damp, I applied the Love Post Mask and Dreamweaver white embossing paste.. By applying it when damp, some of the colour seeps into the paste to soften the white starkness against the green
Once dry, I added a fineliner border and stamped a few circles on the Background from the IndigoBlu Boadicea set – and the wording comes from that set too.
The dies were cut from a jade piece of card using Crafty Individuals Gilded Cage and Sweet Flying Bird dies. I then tinted them with Distress Ink Walnut Stain and sprayed with water to intensify the colour. They were still a little pale, so I dabbed them with archival black and the end result was quite an interesting patina style finish!