Tag: Indigoblu Stamps

Elegant Blues #246

Aug29

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

Aug11

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

Jane

Shop for your supplies and book  your workshop place at:

www.aldridgecrafts.co.uk

 

 

 

 

 

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…)