Tuesday 8 September 2015

IndigoBlu Blog Challenge - Frame it!

Hello and Thank you for joining me today. Crafting has gone on a bit of a go slow for me in the last month or so, so im hoping to give it a kick start with entering this months IndigoBlu Blog Challenge. If you fancy having a go and would like the chance to win one of the wonderful IndigoBlu stamps check out this link!

So this month the Challenge was "Frame it"
Well anyone who knows me, knows I like "Different", so when walking around a local shop I found some Embroidery Hoops, and they are a frame aren't they, so I scooped one up and that was going to be the style for this challenge. I rather think that it has ended up looking like a giant Christmas Bauble!

So to get this look this is what I did!

I stretched some material I had in my stash (by Stampin up) over the inner hoop, then put the outer hoop over the material and locked it in place with the outer hoop. I then turned the hoop over and cut away the extra bits of material.

I then painted over the material with white Gee-Soo Good paint to help make a good base for adding other paint and inks, then once dry went over this with some English Cottage paints in Grandma's Teacup and Snow White.

Once again I left the paint to dry then went on to stamp on my design using a few different IndigoBlu stamps including one of their New Stamp sets called Snow Globe
The other set used was Here comes Santa. I used StaZon Inks for this part! Because of the size and shape of the hoop I was having a few problems finding something to place under the material so I asked my husband to cut me a piece of wood to size and it has worked wonderfully. 
(Thanks Martin xx)


The next step was to add some colour and texture to this piece and I did this by using Mega Flakes and Embossing paste with glitter in it through a mask from!

 I then decided the hanging baubles looked to flat so I stamped them again, cut then out and applied Crackle Glaze to them, hoping to give them a more vintage look. Once dry I glued them into place.

Inside the Globe I added some falling snow with liquid pearls and cut out a larger Christmas tree to go over the top of the second reindeer (No photo of this yet), added some false snow and cut out a piece of acetate to go over the globe! Once the acetate was in place I then went around the edge of it with Diamond Ice Stickles.

I stamped out another base for the globe out of card, made a couple of paper clay embellishments, decorated these with paint and Mega Flakes.


 To finish off this creation I tied on some sheer white ribbon to make a large bow at the top of the hoop covering the tightening screw.

Thank you again for joining me today, I hope this has given you some inspiration to have a go yourself.
Happy Crafting, xx


  1. Lovely Sue, very festive! Kay x

  2. This is fab, love it! Thank you for joining in at the IndigoBlu challenge

  3. Beautiful Sue, a lot of work gone into this and a fab tutorial too. Thank you for joining us at Indigoblu this month, good luck. Nikki K. xx

  4. This is stunning! A fantastic decoration for the tree, but not only. Beautiful! Thank you for joining us at the IndigoBlu challenge :-)

  5. So much work has gone into making this beautiful masterpiece, using so many of the fab IndigoBlu products.

    Thank you so much for sharing and Thank you for joining us at the IndigoBlu challenge!
    Claire x

  6. this looks awesome - love what you have done - thanks so much for joining the indigo blu challenge this time and good luck! hugs Rachel X

  7. Wow Sue, this is awesome!!! You can hang your bauble on my tree any time!!! Thank you for entering and good luck in the IndigoBlu Challenge!

  8. I love it, thanks for joining us at the IndigoBlu challenge,

    Hugs Wenda


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