Thursday, 7 May 2015

IndigoBlu Challenge #27 - Just One Layer - Demonstrator Inspiration

Hi folks, welcome to challenge #27 of the IndigoBlu challenge this months theme is 'Just One Layer'. I loved doing this challenge as I try to do many creations using just one layer, particularly the creations I am sending out via post. 
It's all about creating the illusion of multiple layers on one flat surface by creating textures and using different mediums to create levels.

For this challenge I decided to create a tag rather than a card and chose a size #10 tag as it's huge!!
I used an oldie but a goody IndigoBlu stamp. It's definitely one of my 'go to' stamps as I just love it. It's the Itsy Bitsy Backgrounds stamp set which has four different textures to create a grungy background to any project. 

I decided my colour palette would be blue/green with a touch of yellow. I went directly to my Distress Inks as which ever colours I intend to pick they always blend so naturally. I used Tumbled Glass, Chipped Sapphire, Faded Jeans, Peacock Feathers, Iced Spruce, Rusty Hinge and Wild Honey Distress Inks for my background and to stamp with.

I used IndigoBlu Peony Dinkie Stamp, the small flowers from the IndigoBlu Giant Peony Stamp Set and the sentiment from the IndigoBlu Becca Stamp Set. I stamped using Versamark ink and heat embossed using jet black embossing powder. 

I inked a huge length of wide organza ribbon with the Distress Inks and punched a couple of holes in the tag to tie a bow. 

Hope you enjoyed my creation for this months challenge. 
The links to the Challenge Blog, IndigoBlu Blog and IndigoBlu Shop can all be found at the top of my Blog. 
Hope to see you over at the Challenge.

Thanks for popping by, 

I would like to enter this creation in to the following challenges:

Craft Stamper - Take it, Make it May Challenge. Anything Goes. 

Friday, 1 May 2015

ALTERED ECLECTICS - bloom, grow canvas

Hello all, another challenge over at Altered Eclectics and this month I have decided to share with you a canvas I created. 

I used lots of lovely IndigoBlu stamps on this project to create a stamped layered background. 

I inked the canvas with different coloured inks and sprayed then stamped randomly over the top with IndigoBlu Itsy Bitsy Backgrounds and the IndigoBlu Ledger stamp. 
I then stamped the Umbellate stamp over the top. 

I then added swipes of FlitterGlu with my finger in random placed and added some gilding flakes. 

To finish, I added areas of melted wax to create texture around the edges of the canvas and coated the printed sentiment with UTEE. 


IndigoBlu Stamps: 
A5 Itsy Bitsy Backgrounds
A6 Ledger Background
A6 Umbellate

Other bits and pieces:
gilding fakes
printed words

I hope you pop over to the Altered Eclectics challenge blog and see what the other team members have been up to to inspire you this month. 

Thanks for popping by, toodles for now....

I would like to enter this creation in to the following challenges...
That Craft Place - No Cards 
The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge - May Flowers
Simon Says Stamp - Anything goes