Sunday, 21 June 2015

Challenge 29 - Flutterby & our New Design Team!!

Good morning everyone, 

I am so excited and honoured today to introduce to you our brand new Challenge Design Team!  We have some familiar faces who have stayed with us, some who have joined from our lovely team of demonstrators, and some brand spanking new member's.  We are so lucky to have such a great team on the challenge blog, and you can meet them all HERE.  

I hope you've had a good month since our last challenge, we had some amazing entries for 'Pocketful of Posies'.  I hope you enjoyed entering as much as we did looking at your gorgeous work!

So, the random winner is: 
Congratulations Aartje.  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 'Pocketful of Posies' challenge, as chosen by the DT are...

1.  No 8 - KraftyScot
2.  No 12 - Bird Cage Studios
3.  No 21 - BEADZ

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... Challenge 29 - Flutterby.

Last month's winner Elaine Traverso made this gorgeous piece for us:

Elaine had this to say:  This was my first time to enter the challenge and I was flabbergasted to win. I was over the moon and I was delighted with my prizes, thank you x

And now the Design Team's inspiration - say hi to some of our new Team:

Nikki K

We'd love to see your work - do enter for your chance to win, and share with your friends so they can enter too, the more the merrier!

Good luck,
The IndigoBlu Challenge Design Team.

Thursday, 11 June 2015

Challenge 28 - A pocketful of posies - Top 3 Inspiration

Good morning!

Lovely to have you joining us again on the challenge blog, today it's time for the Top 3 from Challenge 27 - Just one Layer, to share the pieces they have designed especially for us, to inspire you further this month, in the 'Pocketful of Posies' challenge.

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

First we have Bev Lowe:

Bev had this to say:  I had been wanting to try a double pocket card for some time & thought this would be the ideal time to try.  I used some double sided patterned to make the double pocket.

I cut the cards for inside the pockets from white card. Stamped the Elizabeth Bennet image using Flitter Glue, then used gilding flakes to bring out the image. I use Pan Pastels to colour the white card, then painted the flowers using watercolour paints.

For the other card I stamped the sentiment & flower images using black Archival ink, then coloured with the watercolours. Stamped the Poppy Heart onto white card, coloured with the watercolours. Die cut the heart shape. Stamped the image again & cut out the largest poppies & added to the heart using foam pads.
I went around all the edges using Inka Gold.

Next up its: Jane France:

Jane had this to say:

Hi, I am thrilled at being asked to make an inspirational card for the Pocketful of Posies Challenge. I do hope you like it.
I started by randomly stamping the Ledger Background stamp with vintage sepia Versafine ink onto some watercolour paper, I then sprinkled Brusho crystals onto my cardstock and flicked water onto it.... oooohhh I just adore those Brushos!!! 

As the watercolour paper is quite textured, I couldn't get a clear stamped image, so I stamped the poppies and the sentiment onto tissue paper with black Stazon ink, then adhered them to my background,  I then stamped the poppy heads a few times onto thin yellow card, added a bit of shading with promarkers, cut them out and decoupaged them to give a bit of dimension, stuck them to my card, then finished off with a bit of sewing round the edge and some matting and voila!!! ...Doncha just love love love that poppy's gorrrrrrrrgeous!!!

Last but not least its: Lynda Hall

Lynda had this to say:

I am delighted to have been asked to contribute an inspiration piece for this challenge. After a bit of thought I decided to alter a pocket notebook so my project could be practical as well as pretty! I used the stamp set that was a free gift a while ago with a craft magazine, and painted the flowers and background with Spectrum Noir Aquatints and the dragonflies with Twinkling H20's to add a little shimmer. 

I think you will agree our top 3 are amazing, some great inspiration here.  We'd love you to join us, there is just over a week to go, and you can enter HERE.

See you soon!

The Indigoblu Challenge Design Team & Demonstrators.

Thursday, 4 June 2015

Challenge 28 - A pocketful of Posies - Demonstrator Inspiration

Hi all, today we have for you some extra inspiration from our lovely Indigoblu demonstrator's for the latest challenge, Number 28 - A pocketful of Posies. It starts to make you think of summer when you see all these lovely flowers!

 Have a look at 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!).

I think you will agree, there is some awesome work here! Can you spot the brand new stamps being used too?

Wow! some really fab inspiration from our Demonstrator team here at Indigoblu.  I'm sure they would love a visit from you, and you can see how they made their design's by clicking on the names below the images.

You can enter the challenge HERE. Tune in next week for the inspiration from the top 3 winners of challenge 27.

Thanks for visiting!

Indigoblu Challenge Team &
Indigoblu Demonstrators.