15 January 2016

Lost in Benidorm... with IndigoBlu

Hi everyone and welcome! Last year when IndigoBlu released the 'Lost in Thought' stamp (a beautiful line drawing of a young woman) it was a huge hit - see an example HERE. Whenever out and about demonstrating it I lost count of the number of times I was asked "Can we have a male version please!" Creating cards/projects with younger men and teens in mind appears to be a huge issue! Well, ask and you shall receive - here's the new 'Lost in Benidorm', an A6 size stamp that just might set a few pulses racing ;)...

(click on each image for a closer look)

For this first card I used a paint brayered background, scraped over with white Gee-Sso Good! gesso, and added some stamping from the new A5 'Light and Sound Borders' set and the A5 'Tasty Textures' set (using various StazOn inks). An offcut piece of background was used for the sentiment (A5 'Grand Tour I' set) and Mr 'Lost in Benidorm' was then simply stamped onto white card and fussy cut to fit. Wouldn't this be great for someone heading off to university/college or starting out on a new job or travels abroad?!


This one is slightly more 'moody' and would translate well to a journal page I think. This time I used more paint brayered card and die cut tickets and stamps to layer over the background. After blending Distress Ink Marker around the edges to create shadows I used the arrows from that soon to be released A5 'Light and Sound Borders' set alongside others from the A5 'Grand Tour II' set. Once again Mr 'Lost in Benidorm' was stamped separately and fussy cut, this time in a Teal Blue StazOn ink on book paper with a dash of Tumbled Glass Distress Stain to tone down the colour. Blending a touch of Walnut Stain Distress Ink around the edges helped to give the illusion of dimension when in fact this is almost flat.

So what do you think? Isn't this a man that will help you with those 'troublesome teens and twenties men'! I have a feeling he'll be as popular as his female counterpart from last year when he becomes available for you all to get hold of. For now you'll need to drool over him a little here and think what you'll do with him (craft wise of course! keep it clean! ;)


as both of these cards are ideal for celebrating the start of a new phase in a young man's life.

That's it for today. I hope you have a great weekend ahead and whatever you're up to, take care of yourselves. Jenny xxx

15 comments:

  1. Waaaay cool Jenny! This guy is a great stamp for sure and I love how you've used him on both cards. Coolness!

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  2. Wow...you have shown this stamp so beautifully Jenny! I love the colours and gorgeous backgrounds. It would be perfect for my son who is about to go off to uni in a month or so.
    Dot x

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  3. Wow I love how you have used this guy!! He looks so good Jenny, fabulous makes hun xx

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  4. I'm sure this stamp will be a great seller for IB, certainly fills a gap in the market. Right on trend with beard too tho surely many will tire of that soon!?? Fabulous cards Jenny, love your background on both. Prefer the stamped on text version of stamp better - when I see blank images they seem unfinished if not coloured in, but that is likely just me being odd. Wishing you a happy weekend. Nicola x

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  5. Wonderful designs Jenny... Love the brayered and gesso background. Agreed this is a great stamp and you have really used it superbly. Xx

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  6. What a great stamp! I have two daughters but...I have two 2 nephews in there 20's and I have always struggle when trying to make a card for them. I love the distressed effect on the second card.

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  7. Great work with the new stamp - I love him on the book text - and those burnished rusty oranges are very cool.
    Alison xx

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  8. cool new stamp Jenny - I love it - will be needing that one for sure! Beautiful pieces of work too! Hugs rachel x

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  9. Well my pulse is racing! he is quite a dish isn't he? Both of your cards really show off this cool dude at his best especially the way you have given the illusion of dimension with the inking of the bookprint one layered on the travel ticket background. Mo x

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  10. Oh yes, I think he is going to be very popular indeed, I just love the casual pose - he reminds me of a picture of my Son when he walked the Camino de Santiago a few years back.... I love how you used it on both cards and the book text one will make a wonderful journal page. Fantastic colour choices too! Anne xx

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  11. Oh he is charming for sure! Love how you used this dapper gent in both cards, Jenny! Happy Weekend!

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  12. He's rather good isn't he? I absolutely love your background effects Jenny - right up my street!! Julia xxx

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  13. Great cards Jenny and the stamp is fab, so hard to find something suitable for young fellas, this fits the bill perfectly! Deb xo

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  14. Two great cards with some really fun stamps for those hard to create for young men! wonderful designs on both! Thanks so much for joining us in the Mixed Media Card challenge Jenny! Julia xx

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  15. Fantastic, a great image and gorgeous creations.

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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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