Monday, 29 September 2014

It's an IndigoBlu Merry Christmas...

Hi Folks, I'm getting all ready for Christmas.... well not really as I've never been the most organised person, usually running round on Christmas Eve. However, as I am now part of the fabulous IndigoBlu demonstrators team I get to play with the lovely new products and of course, this years gorgeous new christmas releases. 
This years christmas stamps are amazing!!!!!! I've chosen three of the new stamps for these two creations.

They are both 8 X 8 designs on black 300gsm card.

Here is the first design...

On the first design I used the snowflake lace stamp to create a border edge. I stamped it using FlitterGlu and used Lancashire Rose Mega Flakes

I then stamped the Design Merry Christmas on to acetate, again using FlitterGlu. Again I used Lancashire Rose Mega Flakes on the acetate but picked the flakes out individually so the whole design was covered in a similar colour of flake. I went around the edge of the acetate with the FlitterGlu and flake to create a border then matted it on to black card. 

I used some crushed gold ribbon down the side of the card and pinched it in the centre then attached the Merry Christmas sentiment over the top of the ribbon using foam tape.

For the second design....

I used the Fancy Bauble Dinkie and Winter Dawn Mega Flakes. I stamped the Fancy Bauble in a repeat pattern then added the Winter Dawn Mega Flakes. I stamped the Design Merry Christmas on to black card with the flakes and edged it to create a border. I then adhered it to the centre of the card using foam tape.

Two simple but effective christmas designs from the gorgeous new IndigoBlu Christmas stamps. 

All the products I have used for these two designs can be found on the IndigoBlu website here.

Thanks for popping by..... 

Thursday, 11 September 2014

PaperArtsy GDT

yyyyeeeeyyyyy.... It's here. The time I get to share with you all. It's my Guest Design Team post for PaperArtsy.

I was recently offered the opportunity to play a small part on the Paperartsy Design Team. And as I am a huge fan of everything Paperartsy I of course jumped at the chance.

So... I was asked to chose a stamp plate and some PaperArtsy Fresco Finish Chalk Acrylic paints. I chose the gorgeous Hot Picks 1211 stamp plate and South Pacific and Beach Hut Fresco Finish paints to work with.

I chose the Hot Picks 1211 stamp set because I fell in love with the vintage sewing images. As I have a background in textiles I have always enjoyed working with vintage sewing patterns, searching for vintage materials and fabrics.... so this stamp plate seemed perfect. 

I decided to make something different and wanted to concentrate on the 3D element. I chose to make a vintage themed sewing box. I wanted the box to have a 'Cinderella' feel about it. The part in the film when the little mice sew a beautiful dress for Cinderella and the are running around in between the cotton reels.... 

I chose quite a large MDF box to work with. I sanded the box and gave it a couple of coats of white gesso. 
I painted the inside of the box with South 
Pacific and the outside and lid with Beach Hut PaperArtsy Fresco Finish Chalk Acrylics. 

I stamped the multiple cotton reel tops stamp on to one-ply of cosmetic tissue using Versafine Vintage Sepia ink in a repeat pattern to cover the size of the lid. I adhered it to lid using IndigoBlu's Slap It On Matte Medium. 

I stamped the full cotton reel stamp numerous times to create a line with Versafine Vintage Sepia ink. I did this twice and adhered it to each short side of the box. I did the same with the tape measure stamp and adhered it to the long sides of the box.

I painted some wooden cotton reels with South Pacific Fresco Finish and inked over them with Vintage Photo Distress Ink then wrapped different threads around each reel. I used some white cotton, vintage lace and a length of vintage trim which I inked with Vintage Photo and Peacock Feathers Distress Ink. 

I then stamped the round cotton reel end a number of times on to white card using Versafine Vintage Sepia ink, distressed them with Vintage Photo Distress Ink and adhered them to each end of the wooden cotton reels. 

I made a little folded packet from card and stamped the needles stamp on the front using Versafine Vintage Sepia ink. Then inked over it with Vintage Photo Distress ink. 

I hunted around in my large collect of vintage stash for some embellishments. I found some buttons, an old distressed dressmaking tape measure and some metal findings. 
I arranged the found pieces on top of the box lid with wooden cotton reels and needle packet. 

To finish, I dyed a length of lace with the distress inks and adhered it at the base of the box.

Check out my creation over at the Paperartsy blog here

Thanks for popping by, leave a crafty comment if you wish. xxx 

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

IndigoBlu Indian Summer

Hi folks, here's my inspiration for the Indian summer challenge over at IndigoBlu. You can check out more inspiration from the fabulous IndigoBlu Design Team and link your entries here.

I sprayed some white IndigoBlu Perfect Stamping card with IndigoBlu's English Cottage Artist Acrylic paints. I used Burning Bonfire and Postbox Red from the Autumn Collection. Then sprayed over the top with a smidge of the gorgeous Ruby Slippers from the new metallics range.

I chose the Butterfly Collector stamp set to work with. I repeatedly stamped the grasses along the bottom of the card  then stamped the butterflies at the top right using Onyx Black Versafine ink

I stamped the butterflies on to some acetate with FlitterGlu and covered it with Lancashire Rose Mega flakesI cut the butterflies out, bent the wings and adhered them over the stamped butterflies.

I stamped the grasses stamp in parts with FlitterGlu but slightly offset them against the black image. I again used Lancashire Rose Mega Flakes. 

To finish I matted on to some black card and went round the edges with FlitterGlu and Lancashire Rose Mega Flakes to bring in the colour.

All the products I have used are available from IndigoBlu.

Thanks for popping by....