16 May 2015

Create Art with IndigoBlu

Hi everyone and welcome! So another Saturday has arrived, and normally this has been my regular 'IndigoBlu slot' where you'll usually get a heads up to my posts over on the IndigoBlu blog. For now there's a bit of a hiatus as there is an International Design Team call out over there (if you haven't applied yet but are tempted the closing date is May 18th 2015!!! so get your skates on!!!)

In the meantime, IndigoBlu are thrilled to announce the imminent arrival of lots of new stamp sets, released officially on 1st June 2015!!! Kay and Alfie took the chance to preview these at the Happy Stampers show in Port Sunlight where they proved to be a huge hit. With this news now out I thought I'd share one of the preview cards made as a 'serving suggestion' for customers and retailers alike...

(click on the images for a closer look)

I went for a bold look with this one, having great fun brayering warm toned English Cottage Artist's Acrylic Paints on to a piece of card to get a somewhat rusty look. If you start with less diluted paint applied lightly and move on to more watery paint applied more generously you get that wonderful mix of pattern and colour without the need to blend over a large area. It's a great idea to grab other colours and repeat this exercise on several sheets of card so you always have custom backgrounds or pieces that can be die cut/stamped on.



I layered my torn 'rusty' piece of card over another piece covered simply in Townhouse Teal and got to work with the stamps from the new Limor Webber 'Plume' set, Limor Webber 'Rugged Edge' set and Limor Webber 'Ink Splats' set. Staying with the paints, I stamped and splattered using more Townhouse Teal, some Hot Cocoa and some Pantry White. After fussy cutting the feather and words, the latter were edged with some of the remaining Hot Cocoa on the Phat Foam (you'll see I did the same thing to the background). The words were then embossed with clear embossing powder. With the addition of simple lines of garden twine the card was done. 



Hope you've enjoyed this week's posts - what a mixed bag! From 'faux fresco' for the current Frilly and Funkie challenge to Marjie Kemper inspired stencilling and now an IndigoBlu Limor Webber teaser! Thank you so much to everyone who's already taken the time to leave me some lovely comments. It's fantastic to see how many of you have enrolled on Marjie's online course - you will definitely have some fun on that! As for me, I've got some essential domestic chores to fit in around a whole weekend of crafting (you'll notice it's not the other way around any more!!!)

Whatever you're up to have a great weekend and take care of yourselves, Jenny xxx

24 comments:

  1. Lovely card and great techniques, enjoy the rest of your weekend. x

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  2. Wow Jenny, this is beautiful! These colours look amazing together, what an eye catching palette! Love that feather stamp, great focal image! Have fun with your domestic chores! haha! Sorry, don't mean to rub it in! hugs :)

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  3. Absolutely gorgeous colour combination here Jenny and love that grungy style too.
    Fliss xx

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  4. Lovely background n really like all the stamping with those gorgeous stamps . the garden twine is an ideal finishing touch

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  5. Bold and beautiful - love this. The colours are so wonderful together.

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  6. Such wonderful colours and images make this a very special card

    Love Chrissie xx

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  7. Gorgeous colors, Jenny! And love what you've done with all the stamps - can't wait to see them released! xx Lynn

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  8. Stop showing all these gorgeous stamps and makes Jenny, my bank balance can't take it. lol

    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x
    ShirlsCards.

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  9. I love it when these beautiful contrasting colours come together and this card you made is just beautiful xx

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  10. Your work is always so creative and your approach unique. This card is no exception.

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  11. Fabulous contrasts Jenny! Lovely medialicious card! xxx

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  12. Those colors are such a great combination, Jenny! Love the rugged edge background stamps! Have a great Sunday! Hugs!

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  13. Wonderful colours Jenny. You certainly know how to put things together. Love it. Hugs Rita xxx

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  14. love the bold colours Jenny and the new stamps look fabulous!!!! Big hugs rachel xx

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  15. Love the bold colour contrast and great stamping in the background - what a cool sample for the new stamps. I signed up for Marjie's class, but it's just going to have to wait for a gap in the schedule! Hope you have a wonderful week, Jenny.
    Alison xx

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  16. Stunning card, great colors and stamping!
    Groetjes Karin

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  17. I bit the bullet and have joined Marjie's class! Every teacher needs some input!

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  18. Bold & Beautiful, indeed!! I love your colors here, Jenny, and I just love your versatility!! That's why you are so AWESOME!! XOXO-Shari :)

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  19. Beautiful card Jenny, love that colour combination! And glad to hear you have your priorities straight when it comes to domestic duties, the dust will wait but the paint and ink needs to be applied immediately ☺

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  20. Gorjuss! Great work as always! Cxxxx

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  21. Fabulous card, love those bright, juicy colours. I'm just on a massive catch up, sorry I've not visited for a while...but I have kept an eye out and note that you've been caught by the journalling bug and I think that's fantastic...your pages are stunning! Ruth x

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  22. Your backgrounds are always fabulous and this one is no exception - I love your bold use of colour and the feather is gorgeous! Anne xx

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  23. Love this color combo and the rusty grungy-ness of the background... it's gorgeous! Thanks for the shout-out too about the class, Jenny. Much appreciated!!

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Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving your comments - they are really appreciated. Jenny xxx

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