Tag: Indigoblu Stamps

Elegant Blues #246


Back to simple elegant today.  The background of my card has been embossed with a Cuttlebug embossing folder – a damask type pattern.

I’ve used two shades of blue Bazzil cardstock to cut out my mouns from a Spellbinders Labels set.Aug29a (more…)

Take Two! #243

Aug26I’m back again with the same stamp set and colour palette as yesterday, but today working onto a linen card.  Its always interesting to see how the cardstock changes the effect and colours of your inks and paints.  I’ve spritzed the card with Cosmic Shimmer Misters – Rich Gold, Golden Mint and Aqua Lagoon, but kept a lighter touch as I wanted to make the most of the textured surface of the cardstock.  Next I laid my Love Post mask over and sprayed again in the aqua. (more…)

What a Wonderland #233

IndigoBlu Alice I

I have had such a lovely day today.  It started with a 1-2-1 workshop with a lovely lady looking to start crafting with inks and stamps and not knowing what products to start with.  We spend a fabulous two hours playing with Alcohol Inks, Memento Inks and Distress Inks to teach her some inking and stamping basics and give her a chance to ‘try before you buy’ and decide what inks were best for her – (I’ll share a few snippets of our creations later this week). (more…)

Silver Poppies #228


Today’s project is a bit late being published!  I have spent the day so engrossed in my behind the scenes work that I forgot I hadn’t written today’s blog!  You wouldn’t think that stocktaking, accounts and writing descriptions for the website could be so exciting! 🙂 (more…)

Come fly with me #215

july29Another blog challenge entry today.  This time it is for Tando Creative.  Their theme is ‘Come Fly With Me’.  It’s not essential to use their products, but as I happen to have one of their Gothic Arch pieces left over from a previous project – it seemed to be the ideal starting point. (more…)

IndigoBlu with Alcohol Inks #214

July28Today’s creation is for a blog challenge over at IndigoBlu.

Their challenge this month is Christmas in July

I started by creating a vibrant background using Alcohol inks onto glossy cardstock.  I used Stonewashed, a little Stream and the tiniest dot of Silver mixative (a little goes a very very long way!)

I dotted the inks over the surface until I was happy with the background.

Next I rubbed over thoroughly with my anti-static pad and then stamped in Versamark my Dinkie Ickle Christmas Tree.  I embossed it using a fine black powder

July28aI then used the Baubles Flourish stamp to create the swirls in the corner again with black embossing.  I then used this same stamp around the edge of my 5×7 card blank and embossed in silver sparkle.

I then added some highlights with silver stickles and a fineliner border.

I like the way you get just a little glimmer of the silver on the background and the mix of blues looks like a snowy stormy sky.

I’ll be using this as one of my sample’s at Sunday’s AJuly28blchol Ink workshop – it may be Summer – but that doesn’t mean we can’t create Christmas cards!

This is my entry to the Indigoblu Christmas in July Blog Challenge

happy crafting


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Break the Rules #177

June20I love this piece.  Yes modest I know… but I love this piece!!  I’ve been having a browse on blogs, Facebook and Pinterest and one style that keeps calling me is bright colours with black contrasts and that was the inspiration for this piece.

I started with the backing card from a 6×6 paper pad I had squirrelled away in my kit.  I firstly stuck dictionary pages over it with Artists medium and allowed to dry.  Then I painted it with gesso (a thin coat so I could still see some text) and allowed to dry.  Next I took a palette knife and scraped over texture paste over pretty much the whole surface.  My aim was to get it sort of smooth – but having some rough areas too – basically take it away from being flat. (more…)