Saturday, 31 March 2012

A little creativity with IndigoBlu

I absolutely love the new stamps we have in from IndigoBlu and am just itching to make up lots of samples with them.  However, life tends to get in the way a little and so I will have to content myself with the couple I have done so far which I want to share with you.  In addition there is a fun card made by a good friend of mine (a very talented crafter) also using the IndigoBlu stamps.

By Kate Holliday
'Aloysius' is stamped in Vintage Photo Distress Ink, trimmed and the edges distressed with the Tim Holtz Paper Distressor and the edges inked in Antique Linen.  Various papers from the Timeless Paper Pad were layered, first distressing and inking in a selection of colours and various pieces were curled to give an aged look.  The stamped card was matted onto inked card and wound with Bakers Twine and lifted with 3D foam.

Supplies Used
Aloysius Stamp - IndigoBlu
Timeless Paper Pad, Vintage - Kaisercraft
Timeless Journal Tags - Kaisercraft
Seafoam Bakers Twine - May Arts
Distress Ink Pads, Vintage Photo, Antique Linen. Weathered Wood - Ranger
Craft Foam Pads - Stix2 
Tools, Ink Blending Tool, Ink Blending Foam - Ranger, Tim Holtz Distressor - Tim Holtz Idea-ology

By Kate Holliday
White card was coloured using a selection of Distress Ink Pads blended using the Blending Tool and Foam.  The 'Ella Bella' stamp was inked using 'Black Soot' and stamped in the middle.  Various swirls on the stamp were then inked again and stamped in the four corners.  This was then matted onto black card and then onto Kraft card and decorated with a  little bling to finish.

Supplies Used:
Ella Bella Stamp - IndigoBlu
Cardstock, Raven, Kraft - Bazzill
Distress Ink Pads, Black Soot, Aged Mahogany, Fired Brick, Rusty Hinge, Spiced Marmalade, Worn Lipstick, Antique Photo - Ranger
Jewels, clear - Bazzill
Tools: Ink Blending Tool, Ink Blending Foam - Ranger

By Tracy Harris

I love the technique Tracy has used here on her 'map'.  The Map was inked in Black Soot and stamped onto white cardstock and trimmed.  This was then crumpled, re-smoothed and inked over the top in Antique Linen with a Blending Tool and Foam.  This gives such a wonderful well-worn look to the map which makes a great background to the car stamp and a perfect card for the man in your life - lets face it, they all get nostalgic for their first mini!  Thank you Tracy, great inspiration and I look forward to showcasing some of your other gorgeous creations very soon.

Supplies Used:
Map Background Stamp - IndigoBlu
Distress Ink Pad, Black Soot, Antique Linen - Ranger
Tools, Ink Blending Tool, Ink Blending Foam - Ranger
All other items are Designer's own

We have an Introductory Offer on all IndigoBlu products this week but you will have to hurry as it ends tonight!

Have fun!

Friday, 30 March 2012

April Sneak Peaks

Sorry, it has been a while since I have blogged; does anyone know what happened to March because mine has disappeared!  We have a number of family birthdays during March and that coupled with so many new goodies onto the website means that it has been a really busy month so I do hope you will forgive me?!

Anyway, I promised you I would post some 'sneak peaks' of our gorgeous April Kit (due out on the 1st - no kidding!) and here they are:-

This a beautiful kit with lots of diverse uses so very good value for money.  There are lots of different elements to complement the papers and all very useable so I feel sure you will agree that it is a real winner.  The papers are newly released by a well know, highly soughtafter manufacturer and I can't wait to share the full release with you on Sunday - watch this space!

Until then, have a great weekend.