Friday, 21 October 2016

IndigoBlu October Blog Challenge- Monochrome

Hello Everyone, are you ready to challenge your crafting skills, need a little inspiration?
Today is the start of a Brand New Challenge over at IndigoBlu - Monochrome!

I knew what monochrome was but wanted to find out the correct definition so googled it and this is what came up!
Monochrome:- A photograph or picture developed or executed in black and white or in varying tones of only one colour.
So for this post I decided I would use Black & White, only because I don't normally craft in these colours and wanted to challenge myself. For the reminder post of this challenge later in the month I will  be using a colour.

So here are a couple of cards I made, hopefully inspire you to have a go yourself!
What do you think?.......................................

So if you would like to have a go yourself here is a quick tutorial for you.
1. Cut six card panels (3 white/3 black) 3 1/2" x 2 1/2" and round off each of the corner. Paint the 3 white panels with white GeeSoo good, and the black panels with black GeeSoo good. I wanted to give the panels a matte look.

2. Once the panels are dry, stamp the images using White GeeSoo Good onto the black panels and Black Versafine Ink on the white panels.
(when using Gee-Soo good to stamp with, spread some onto a piece of phat foam until it has been worked into the foam and use it like an inkpad).

3. To add detail to the now dry images I used Black and White Enamel Effects and some white and black thin ribbon on 2 of the panels. I also stamped out a white and black butterfly for a little 3D effect on the lilac.

4.The white panels were then mounted onto black card and the black panels onto white card. They were then mounted onto a white card blank.

And there you have it, two Monochrome cards. I will add a sentiment when I need a card in a hurry. Its always a good idea to have a few cards spare just in case!

Thanks for checking in today. Catch up with you again soon. xx


      Ickle Poppy A6 Red Rubber Stamp            Floral Fantasy A5 Red Rubber Stamp                        Stylised Flowers A6 Red Rubber Stamp


 Gee-Soo Good (White) Gesso Paint                                   Gee-Soo Good (Black) Gesso Paint         



Wednesday, 5 October 2016

Christmas ideas for Cards & Presents - IndigoBlu Style!

Hello Everyone,
Not many posts from me recently as things have been a bit busy on the crafting front so instead of not keeping in touch with you I thought I would show you some of the samples I made for Kay Halliwell-Sutton IndigoBlu show on Hochanda 24th & 25th September.
 The House of Memories are such fun to decorated. I used the New 12"x12" damaged dots papers, Postbox red paint and the New Shrink Plastic.

 These are the Family Tree storage boxes which can be used for Christmas as I have done, but they can be used in different ways throughout the year. 
Martin helped me with this design by drilling holes in each of the sections so that I could pass a pole through the middle so that each section can be turned around so you can get different views of it!
I decorated the outside of the boxes with the New 12"x12" papers Damaged Damask, Christmas stencils and Gold Luscious Powder mixed in with Embossing paste. The front sections were filled with Baubles & Bells then covered with thick acetate which I had stenciled on.

 This Triptych was fun to decorate. I haven't done one before so wasn't really sure what to do so started off with painting then covering it with papers and using a stencil and paste to get a icicle look at the top.
 I used several of the new Christmas stamps, stamped them out onto card then painted in the images.
 Again these are not just for Christmas. They could be used for lots of any other occasions. I think the next one I will decorate will be a secret garden!

 Here are a few ideas for Christmas cards and a Christmas place setting. All using the New Christmas Stamps and Papers.

Cheerio for now, will be back soon xx