Wednesday, 21 December 2016

Thinking of Snow. Inspiration for the New IndigoBlu Blog Challenge.

Hello Everyone, so how are your Christmas preparations going? Hopefully better than mine, as usual everything seems to be left to the last minute but at least I have a few more days to sort those things out. 
Onto, today's blog post. 
I would like to share a little piece of home decor with you which fits in with this months IndigoBlu Blog Challenge of Snow, Snow, Snow.
I wanted to create something with a winter feel and of course snow, but not to Chrismasy so came up with this!

 To start off I painted the wooden heart with white GeeSoo Good then once dry painted it with the Blue Luscious Powder mixed with water then went over the top of that with the Teal Luscious powder, again mixed with water to form a paint.

 Once the paint was dry, I stamped the image of the large snowflake onto the heart with Flitter Glu then brought out the images with Sheffield Steel Mega Flake. I also stamped out onto white card Holly leaves which were cut out and painted with the Green & Teal Luscious Powders which I mixed into Glossy Slap-it-on to give the leave a waxy look.

 Red Gems were added to the wet paint for Holly Berries

 Next I used the Robin Stamp, stamped onto white card then coloured in using watercolour pencils and Frosty Sky English Cottage Paint.This image was cut out without the apples and leaves.

 For the look of lightly fallen snow I went around the leaves and the branch with some glue and added Unicorn Sparkles.

 White Ribbon was added to the top of the heart and a sentiment was added as a final finishing touch.

I hope you have enjoyed taking a look at this project and it has inspired you to get your IndigoBlu stamps out and have a play. This challenge lasts through January so once Christmas has come and gone and you find you have a little more time on your hands I hope you join in the challenge.
Check out the IndigoBlu blog for more of the Design Team's creations and also the online shop.

Merry Christmas to you and have a Happy and Healthy 2017.
Happy stamping, Sue xx

Sunday, 4 December 2016

Glisten & Sparkle above and below the sea!

Hello Everyone, i'm back today with a inspiration piece for the IndigoBlu Blog Challenge called Glisten & Sparkle.
My first inspiration piece was a Christmas Card and i'm guessing that's what most people would think of doing so near to Christmas, but this time round I wanted to do something different.
Martin and I went traveling around New Zealand at the beginning of the year and one of the things I remember most was the times we spent by the sea and lakes and the way the sun shone on the water making it look as if there were diamonds floating on top and the way the sun shone through the water into the sea so I thought I would try and show this in my inspiration piece for Glisten and Sparkle. 

As my idea was set around water I pulled out the IndigoBlu stamp set 'Under the Sea', and stamped the images onto Acetate with Black Stazon and painted them with most colours of my Luscious powders mixed with some slap it on. (This helps the colour adhere to a slick surface such as acetate).

With the frame im using I gave it a coat of Gee-Soo Good in white then when it was dry I painted the frame with Blue Luscious Powder and added Sheffield Steel Mega Flake in patches. 

I used a sea-life mould with paper clay to make some embellishments to give the picture a more 3D feel.

Stamped images and die cuts were added to the background piece of card coloured with inks then that was overlaid with stamped and coloured images on acetate.
The acetate waves were highlighted with the SS Mega Flakes in three layers then small diamond gems were added.

The acetate layers were wrapped around the base card in a slight dome. Once all were attached I put this into the frame then added a sentiment at the top of the frame and added a little bottle with a message to the bottom of the frame along with more acetate images.

Many thanks for taking a look. 
Sue xx

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