Hi everyone and welcome to another Saturday here at IndigoBlu. I’m so excited to be able to continue sharing show samples with you today. Before taking a closer look, it’s time to tell you about the demonstrations taking place this weekend. IndigoBlu are out and about on Saturday 7th February from 10am to 4pm (unless otherwise stated);
Kraft Crazy – Lydia
Madhatter – Sarah
Birds in the Barn – Nikki
Michael Toms Stationers – Lisa 10.30am till 4pm
Poppycraft – Jenny
StrikesLadygreen – Alison
Now for my project, and I have to admit this was another one I was reluctant to post off to HQ! Did you know IndigoBlu now have a range of mixed media paper collections? For this layout I used sheets from the Emporium of Curiosities 12 x 12 collection (there is a 6 x 6 option available) and quite frankly you NEED these in your life! They have the most gorgeous images on them and taken paint, flake and inks perfectly. In fact, although they have a sheen to them you can use your Distress Inks and water on them quite happily.
I started this by adhering one whole sheet to a piece of mount board to strengthen it (ready for it’s trip to Frankfurt) and when dry, brushed over a watery layer of White Gee-Sso Good! and another using Goldfinger paint. I took a couple of other sheets from the collection, applied the same effects and chopped them up to create a ‘ribbon’ of rectangles across the lower half of the page. Next came stencilling with Peppermint Tea paint and the Diamond stencil, followed by stamping with one of the new Limor Webber Designs Rugged Edges in Townhouse Teal and Chocolate Box Mega Flakes.
Now I was ready for adding detail; with another piece of the same paper mounted onto a smaller rectangle of mount board, I stamped Becca in black ink before colouring her with Distress Stains. The Limor Webber Designs Ink Splats are wonderful for adding ‘controlled’ splatters and I added a few in black ink. With the main stamped design complete I added homemade flowers (yes, using the same papers) with button centres, die cut leaves coloured with Goldfinger paint and some moulded flowers/butterflies from Mod Podge moulds (all altered with paint). Most of you will now be familiar with my need to add paint splatters, and finally I stamped the sentiment from the Becca set to finish the project.
Before I take my leave of you just a quick ‘heads up’ that you’ll be seeing me on britishcraftnetwork.tv over the coming couple of weeks! I was thrilled when Kay asked me to film some shows for IndigoBlu using the new stamps and they can now be seen at regular intervals (see the website for details).
More CHA projects will be shared with you over the coming weeks from other members of the Design Team so keep watching for those. For now have a great weekend and whatever you’re up to take care of yourselves.