Friday, 21 August 2015

Challenge 31 - August 2015 - 'Frame It'

Hi everyone,

Another month another challenge, and what a fab one it is!  What we'd like you to do is 'Frame it', in any way you like, just making sure you use Indigoblu stamps for your creation.  You can see some fab inspiration below from our hugely talented Design team, but first... the winners from Challenge 30 - Precious Metals.

So, the random winner is: 

Congratulations Linda Please contact to arrange your prize and don't forget to grab your winner's badge from the badges tab above.
The fabulous winner’s prize this month is your choice of IndigoBlu stamps.  As always, you have 3 options to choose from:

1:   2 Large stamp plates
2:   4 Small stamp plates
3:   1 Large and 2 small plates

There’s also the Winner’s Badge, and one for the Top 3, to display proudly on your blog, and the WINNER of the challenge will also be invited to do a GUEST SPOT on a future Challenge Launch post. That’s right, your work will be on the Challenge Blog alongside the Design Team!

Also the Top Three each month (chosen by our lovely DT) will all be invited to do an inspiration piece to be included on the new reminder post that now goes live mid challenge. So, if you’d like a chance to be featured on the IndigoBlu Challenge Blog get those stamps out and get creating!

You’ll find all the information on how to enter the challenge,  the rules (don’t worry, there’s not that many) and get to meet the Design Team in the tabs above.

This month’s Top 3 from the 'Precious Metals' challenge, as chosen by the DT are...

1.  No. 11 - Dianne's Wereld
2.  No. 15 - Furry log and Badger
3.  No. 18 - Mac Mable

Well deserved congratulations to you all, and don't forget to grab your Top Three badge from the Badges tab above.

This months challenge is...'Frame it'.

Our winner from last month, Elaine, has created this for us:

What a beautiful frame, so lovely with the Elizabeth Bennet stamp.  We are honoured to have Elaine as a guest Designer this month, you can see how she made this on her blog HERE.

Our design team have come up with some fab work to inspire you to create and join us.  Don't forget to visit them by clicking on the links under their pics, you can see the whole project on their blogs.







Wow!  I think you will agree the Design Team have excelled themselves this month, some absolutely beautiful inspiration here.  So come on, let's see your interpretation on the 'Frame It' theme, just using your Indigoblu stamps in there of course :)  

Check out the Rules and join us, you could win some fab stamps, and a guest spot on the DT for the next challenge!  Our top 3 also get to join us for an inspiration post, it's so nice to see your work!

Good luck,

Best Wishes,

The Indigoblu Challenge DT.

Please click on the link below to enter, and see the other entries.  Inlinkz has gone weird on us this month, we do apologise for this! 

Wednesday, 12 August 2015

Challenge 30 - Top 3 Inspiration - Precious Metals

Good morning!

Lovely to have you joining us again on the challenge blog, today it's time for the Top 3 from Challenge 29 - Flutterby, to share the pieces they have designed especially for us, to inspire you further this month, in the 'Precious Metals' challenge.  You still have a few days to enter, hurry and join us HERE.

I think you will agree these lovely ladies have done us proud!  Hop across to their blogs via the links to see how they made these inspirational pieces.

First we have Jane:

Jane had this to say:

I cannot tell you how much fun I have had doing this card, I was transported right back to my childhood days of doing wax crayon rubbings on gravestones and leaves and all sorts of different textures....except that there were no wax crayons in this technique. I started out with a sheet of aluminium foil, I laid it over the CIRCLE DOT BACKGROUND stamp and rubbed over the top with my bonefolder, then defined the circles more with my ball tool, taking care not to tear the foil, then leaving the foil on the stamp, I gave it a coat of black acrylic paint, then added some brown, orange and teal paint, dabbing it on here and there with a sponge, when it was dry, I rubbed silver gilding wax over the surface lightly to bring out the circles. I matted and layered it onto shaped die cuts, and clear embossed the same circle stamp on the top layer.  I sponged FLITTERGLU onto the dinkie FLUTTERBY stamp, stamped it onto vellum,  and added the MORRIS DANCE mega flakes....ohhhh how I love that colour!!!, I cut them out and added them with a bit of silicone glue. I made the litttle banner using a word from the TRULYMADLYDEEPLY stamp, and added it with a couple of metal brads.

Next we have Mari:

Mari told us:

I was thrilled to have my card chosen as one of the top 3 entries of the previous challenge and honoured to be asked to do an inspirational piece for this month's Precious Metals challenge. I love stamping with FlitterGlu and coating the stamped image with Mega-Flakes, but this time I wanted to try something different. I stamped Elizabeth Bennet with brown ink on to kraft card and framed her with a die cut shape. I cut the frame from kraft card covered with double sided tape and then coated it with Chocolate Box Mega-Flakes. I love that the flakes are so big that I could pick the colours I wanted and place them where I wanted on the frame. I embellished my card with organza ribbon which has gold satin edges to complement the Precious Metals theme.

And finally it's Veerle:

Veerle told us:

 I have used the Mega Flakes Lancashire Rose. (This was my very first use of flakes ever. Must say i rather like doing it)
The stamps i used are the Peony Posey – the leaves from the Giant Peony and the Peony Dinkie.
Hope you like it. Have a nice day.

I hope you will agree, this is stunning inspiration from our Top 3 ladies of last months challenge.  You could be next, all you need to do is enter :)

So what are you waiting for... get creating and join us if you can, and win some fab Indigoblu stamps, and a guest spot on the blog.  Visit the Challenge HERE, and check out the rules HERE.  There aren't many, and it's worth a go.

Best wishes,

Indigoblu Challenge Team,
Demonstrators, & Top 3.

Wednesday, 5 August 2015

Challenge 30 - Demonstrator Inspiration - Precious Metals

Good morning everyone, 

Today we have for you some extra inspiration from our lovely Indigoblu demonstrator's for the latest challenge, Number 30 - Precious Metals.  Think gilding flakes, metallic paints, and Indigoblu stamps of course!

 Have a look at some of our lovely teams fabulous work then join in the fun of the challenge!  You can win Indigoblu stamps, of your choice!  (And there are so many lovely new ones, including the Christmas range which is new in)!

The girls have worked hard this month as always, here is their inspiration:



Nikki K

Wow!  Beautiful inspiration here, hope you've enjoyed seeing some of the team's work and don't forgot to hop over to their blogs, they'd love to hear from you and you can find out how they made it!

Now it's your turn, you can enter the challenge HERE.  The guidelines can be found HERE too.

Good luck!

Best Wishes,

The IndigoBlu Demonstrator Team.