Monday, 21 November 2016

IndigoBlu November Blog Challenge - Glisten & Sparkle

Hello Everyone, I have to say at this moment in time im not a happy bunny. The blog post I put up this morning has disappeared, how is that possible?? 
When I checked it after lunch I could see 20 people had viewed it but now its gone :( !!??

Ok, so lets start again!

This months IndigoBlu Challenge is Glisten & Sparkle. Think of all those IndigoBlu Stamps you have sitting there that you can add Sparkle too. Come on, join the challenge, I dare you!!

My inspiration for this challenge came from the Beautiful stamp "Rebecca-Snow Queen", I love the way Snowflakes are drifting and slowly falling from her hair.
 I also used the "Circle Dot Background Stamp"  with blue & purple Stazon Inks.
I felt that I needed something more that glisten's, so I added Royal Peacock Mega Flake using a small waffle stamp from the Stamp set "Limor Circles".

 I stamped "Rebecca" with Midnight Blue Stazon Ink onto the IndigoBlu White Stamping Card so that when I painted in the details with Luscious Paints the image wouldn't bleed.

 Once I had finished all the stamping and painting in details with several colours of Luscious paints, I thought about using something a little more interactive on the card that would add more sparkle so I decided to add an overlay of a plastic food bag filled with clear hair gel and some Unicorn Sparkles.


 I then cut out a frame to put over the bag and painted this with a mixture of Blue Luscious powder mixed with a little water and glue, then sprinkled on some Unicorn Sparkles.
 The card front was layered up on black card using double sided foam tape then stuck onto a white card base.

 I then added some small snowflakes I made using more of the Mega Flakes on black card punched out of a border die I have and added small blue gem stones.

Now you can't really see how the gel bag works so I have added a quick video below just to show how it works.
I hope this card has inspired you to have a go at creating something yourself for this months IndigoBlu Blog Challenge. I look forward to seeing your project.
Happy Stamping xx
video

Rebecca Snow-Queen






Luscious Powders



Mega Flake
              


Friday, 4 November 2016

IndigoBlu Inspiration reminder piece - Monochrome

Hello Everyone,
I'm back today with a reminder post for the IndigoBlu Blog Challenge.
This month we are challenging you to put together a project in a Monochrome fashion. Use just one colour in varying shades.
Now i'm not a pink person and those of you who know me, will know I adore oranges and greens so I am completely out of my comfort zone with Pink, but thats good, it challenges me.
I decided to use the Mulberry Bush English Cottage Artist Acrylic Paint for this card. I really like that it is a translucent paint and you can water it down to get different shades of the colour.

So to begin with I painted the bottom  1/4"of a piece of white card with just neat paint then added more water to my brush and worked what paint I had left in the brush up to the top of the card until I got that ombre look. 
I then added rock salt to the wet paint to get a mottled look. If you look closely the salt has absorbed some of the colour and created little crazed patches.


Next thing was to ink up the Dinkie Flutterby stamp in Black Stazon ink three times onto white card and then paint over each image with different amounts of the paint and water.

How cool is that! One pot of paint so many shades when water is added!
Once dry, the images were cut out and mounted onto black card. The middle image was mounted onto a slightly larger piece of card and attached to the painted background with foam tape to give it more dimension.


I then went around the edge of the ombre card with black it to frame it.
White Bakers Twin was coloured with the Mulberry Bush paint and mounted on a thin strip of black card and placed between the top two images.



This was a fairly quick card to put together. What took time was waiting for the Ombre & salt to dry out but I think it was worth the wait.

I hope you like the card and you have a go at the challenge yourself.
Good Luck
Sue xx

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