I couldn’t wait to share this with you today. There are so many ways to use all of these products, and I wanted to create a card with a Scandanavian / Nordic style, I am loving the clean lines and uncluttered style this year. it’s not often I choose to use red, but this shades tones so well with the icy blues.
I stamped and coloured with watercolor crayons with under tones of grey. The card is lifted by adding a pop of colour with the pixie powder ‘Teal Wash’ it tones beautifully with the images and the foundation card I used to make the card blank (Aqua & Cornflower foundation card). I use the christmas borders to stamp a repeating pattern in the back ground, using Hickory Smoke distress ink, much subtler than going with black.
The sparkles come by mixing the Unicorn Sparkles in super thick Slap It On and spreading it through the Vintage Frame Stencil, making it look like a magical rainbow. The amazing thing about using the super thick Slap it On is that as it dries it becomes transparent, so you get the dimension that shows off any medium you have mixed into it – in this case all the glittering unicorn sparkles.
I have made ‘Jewel’ the Unicorn glisten by painting her with blue Luscious powder. It is so hard to capture in the photograph the beauty of the sparkle, but any of you who have used the Unicorn sparkles or Luscious powder will know how fabulous they look in real life.
The blue backdrop has been created by splashing water onto a distressed ink background, and ‘mopping up’ the splashes.
Really looking forward to what you all create for this challenge, hope you can join us.
IndigoBlu Supplies used..
Thanks for joining me today, hope to see you again soon.
Today I have created another piece for IndigoBlu and the November Monochrome challenge. I have a real weakness for nature based stamps, especially trees and in this new set Kay has given us more beautiful images to play with. Choosing pink as my colour I have created a woodland scene as the setting for the magnificent decorated Stag.
I created a background with a layer of Marshmallow acrylic paint. I mixed a small amount of copper luscious powder with super thick slap it on, and applied it through the Laurel leaf stencil, leaving it all the dry.
I have used just one Distress Ink colour, crushed olive. Distress inks are perfect to use for this kind of look because by applying just one colour of ink in different ways you can change its look completely. Apply the ink with a blending foam, a mildly damp wet wipe, on a stamp or direct to paper and you will be able to achieve many different shades and intensity of colour.
Thanks for joining me today, and I hope you can pop by the IndigoBlu blog for more inspiration from the wonderful team.
This is a perfect choice for me, I like autumn – the colours, the frsh bright days, and of course the wildlife. There is a flurry of activity, birds and small mammals become visible in our gardens again after the quiet days of summer.
I have made a DL cards, and chose three distress colours to create a background. IndigoBlu have a perfect stamp set called Nature II that for me sums up autumn in stamps. Wouldn’t it be great if the colour leaf litter that collects through the season is as luscious as the chocolate box Mega-Flakes that I have used here
We are in wedding season, and with Creative Expressions we are showcasing the wonderful products, and our projects that you can make to accessorise your wedding, and remember those special moments. it is very apt, for me to be sharing this post with you this week in particular, because this week I am celebrating my 20th wedding anniversary.
The project i have chosen to create is a wedding guest book. I think it is a lovely idea for this blank paged book to be passed around from guest to guest to jot down and share their thoughts about your special day. I have step by step photo’s for you here, and at the end i have a full list of the Creative Expressions supplies I’ve used.
I have another card made with the ever so stylish IndigoBlu Colour Me – Daisy stamp. This time I have used different colours to the conventional daisy colour scheme in my last DT piece for you. To remind you, I have the link below to direct you to my last post.
This time also I have used stacking layers, so that the image ‘comes’ out of the card towards you.
I really enjoy finding new ways to use stamps over and again.
I also look forward to seeing the what the rest of the DT come up with also, there is so much talent in the team so head on over to the blog to see what they have been up to, there is new inspiration post every other day.
Today’s post is fairly picture heavy as I talk you through how I used the fabulous Cosmic Shimmer Lustre Fabric Paints to decorate a canvas tote bag. You can pick up the canvas bags from most art & craft stores these days, but why not try a painting a plain tea towel/cushion cover/pillow case, because once you have painted and ironed over the paints with a warm iron, your design is permanent…just think of all the possibilities.
Along with the paints, I used two new floral clear stamp sets by Creative Expressions. I have really fallen for these stamps, they are so pretty and versatile and am really looking forward to showing you what else can be created with them.
I hope I have intrigued you enough to have a go with these paints. Honestly they are so easy to use, and this was the first time I have tried a project like this. Because of the texture of the paints, they are perfect to use with your stamps, so you don’t even need to be confident free hand painting.
Please click the link below to see what the other members of the Creative Expressions Design Team have been creating
Hello and welcome to the IndigoBlu challenge for July. For my design tean inspiration today, I have used the Colour Me Daisy stamp, and the bold white & yellow daisy colours as my inspiration – they do so remind me of summer
I have done something a little different with this card, as you can see. Instead of layering the die cut layers on top of one another, I have created aperture windows decreasing in size towards the central image….and it’s so easy to do!
Take the IndigoBlu Colour Me – Daisy stamp and stamp once onto white card with black ink. Stamp a further three times, using yellow ink (I used mustard seed distress ink). Trim each to the size of the image.
Take one of the yellow stamped flowers, and position and cut the largest of the nesting dies that will fit within the image.
Take a second yellow stamped flower, and place directly behind the first cut aperture, position the next die (down in size) within the aperture and secure with low tack tape. Remove the top later and cut the second.
Repeat step 3 to cut the aperture in the third and final yellow stamped image.
Using 3D foam, layer each of the stamped images directly on top of each other, largest aperture layer on top and the black stamped flower on the bottom.
Attach all layers onto a 10cm sqaure kraft card blank.
There are fantastic prizes on offer to the winners, the choice of an amazing selection of stamp sets. There is a Winner’s Badge, and one for the Top 3, to display proudly on your blog. The WINNER of the challenge will also be invited to do a GUEST SPOT on a future Challenge Launch post. That’s right, your work will be on the Challenge Blog alongside the Design Team!
Head over to the IndigoBlu Challenge Blog for full details
Also the Top Three each month (chosen by our lovely DT) will all be invited to do an inspiration piece to be included on the reminder post that goes live mid challenge. So, if you’d like a chance to be featured on the IndigoBlu Challenge Blog get those stamps out and get creating!
Many thanks for joining me today, hope to see you again soon,