Friday, 18 May 2018

Hello there, Kay here!

Hello to you, now it’s not often I get the time to write a blog post but I just wanted to come on here and share a couple of exciting new things that are happening with IndigoBlu.

You may have seen my Face Book live last weekend from the Happy Stampers Festival at Port Sunlight when I shared an announcement with you that my best friend, Lou Withers, who is a fantastic artist in her own right and has worked behind the scenes with us for many years has now come on board to help me with the Hochanda shows and so between us we will be showcasing lots of great new techniques, hints and tips and of course brand new products from IndigoBlu.
Lou’s first shows were on today, Friday 18th May at 12noon and 4pm. I do hope you got the opportunity to tune in and show her your support. If not you can catch the shows again on Re-Wind for the next two weeks.



 I also want to take this opportunity to introduce you to our IndigoBlu TV team. 
These are the wonderful people who try out new our products and showcase them with their samples ready for the shows. 

I feel so excited that we have a fabulous, varied and very talented team and wanted  you to meet them. 
You may well already know some of them and over the last few weeks we have had a few more join the team.

Kay Molyneux
Check out Kay's Blog  "Create it Yourself"

Here are two of the stunning samples Kay made for Lou's Shows with the New Paint Colours

 Sue Ralph
Check out Sue's Blog Birdcage Craft Studio

Wonderful Fussy Cutting and Painting Techniques for Lou's Shows



Carolyn Larkin
Check out Carolyn's Blog  Carolyn's Creations

Beautiful Painting and Stamping Techniques samples for Lou's shows








Linda Simpson
Check out Linda's Blog Linda's Crafty Piece of Heaven

Fantastic Layered Cards and Painting Techniques for Lou's Shows





Julie Atkinson
Check out Julie's Blog Art & Soul 



 Stunning Mixed Media Pieces for Lou's Shows


'Aitch'
Check out her Blog eclectich.blogspot.co.uk


 Marvellous Paint and Medium Samples created for Lou's shows 


Emma Blake
Check out her Blog emmablake5 (BLOGLOVIN' ) 

Beautiful, Bold and Bright samples created for Lou's shows.


Aren't they all just fabulous!

Before I go I just wanted to let you know that we are ‘On Tour’ with our Dirty Weekend Coventry on the 16th and 17th June 18.  I’m looking forward to meeting and crafting with you and of course Alfie will be there with our shop for anyone who wants to pop in for a bit of shopping. 

We also have more "On Tour" weekends available. To find out more click on the links below.

Edinburgh on the 14th and  15th July 

Maidstone on the 15th and 16th September 


Thanks for stopping by, hope to see you at one of my workshops soon.
Lots of Love,
Kay

 


Thursday, 17 May 2018

Stamp Focus | Adding Texture to Clean And Simple Card with Anemone And Daisy

Today Ksenija is here and I am sharing a step-by-step tutorial how to easily add texture to a Clean and Simple (CAS) card made with Anemone And Daisy red rubber stamps set.
Anemone and Daisy is a part of the recent floral release by IndigoBlu. This red rubber stamps set contains four floral images that are small enough for making CAS cards.

In this post I will explain and show with pictures how to make a fancy card in four easy steps.

To make this card I chose anemones flowers image and started with stamping it down in watercolour friendly ink down onto a white card stock panel.
I stamped it repeatedly onto a smaller piece of card stock.

I really like the beautiful quote by Victor Hugo from Victorian Garden stamps set and decide to use it for my today's card.

Watercolouring is one of the fastest colouring ways. I loosely coloured the impressions with watercolour markers. The biggest flower stamped onto the small piece of cardstock I coloured more intensively than the rest of the image.
Vintage Frame mask is one of my favourite stencils from IndigoBlu. I used it previously for a Christmas card. I like the feminine touch this stencil adds to cards.

I covered the flower card panel with Vintage Frame, applied texture paste unevenly through it and set aside to air dry.
While the paste was hardening, I fussy cut out the biggest flower from the small piece of cardstock and using embossing pen, bond powder and a heat gun added Unicorn Sparkle.
When the paste air dried, I assembled the card. I adhered the panel onto a black card note with a thin foam tape and popped the glittered flower with a thick foam tape for extra dimension.
Thank you for stopping by and have a great day!
IndigoBlu Supplies used:
Anemone And Daisy Red Rubber Stamps Set
Victorian Garden Red Rubber Stamps Set
Vintage Frame Mask
Unicorn Sparkle


Wednesday, 16 May 2018

Kent Mini workshops........ LAST CALL

Join Kay this weekend at the Maidstone Create It! Event...

She is running 2 mini workshops - see below....

Saturday 19th May - 10am-11am

You will be painting one of our brand new mini panels.

Only £20.00!

All materials will be provided.

Spaces are limited so BOOK NOW to avoid disappointment!!

Sunday 20th May - 10am-11am

You will be painting one of our brand new mini panels.

Only £20.00

All materials will be provided.

Spaces are limited so BOOK NOW to avoid disappointment!!

Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Laugh and Breathe

Hello, It's Kay M and I'm so excited to be able to show a sneaky peak today!


This is an A5 canvas panel, showing the new paints from IndigoBlu that Louise is launching on Hochanda this Friday at 12 and 4pm. Hope you caught the announcement on Facebook Live on Saturday from Port Sunlight! (See the previous post)

I'll talk you through the canvas but you're going to have to tune in to watch Louise to find out all about these fabulous paints and lots of gorgeous floral stamps from IndigoBlu.
Fine paste was used through  Textures stencil and after drying the whole canvas was painted with Frosty Sky matte paint.  White Gee-Sso-Good was sponged through the Cherry Blossom stencil and I used the new paints to finish the background.


The flowers and sprigs from 'Anemone and Daisy' and 'Marigold and Peony' stamp sets were stamped and painted with more of the new paints and then fussy cut.

The sentiment from Live, Laugh, Love was also stamped with the paints and cut out.

All the elements were attached to the canvas with 3D glue as shown.

Don't forget to tune in on Friday to welcome Louise to the IndigoBlu shows. Hochanda at 12 and 4pm.

Take care, Kay M x

Saturday, 12 May 2018

Happy Stampers and Big Announcment!

Hello to you. 
Kay and Alfie are at Port Sunlight this weekend with their IndigoBlu stand and Kay will be demonstrating with the New smaller Printed Canvas Panels and lots more crafting goodies. If you are there yourself don't forget to stop by and say 'Hello'.


And here's the NEWS!
FB live announcement this morning
(you can see the video for yourselves on the IndigoBlu FB page).

Lou Withers will now be sharing IndigoBlu products with us on Hochanda!
 Showing us her Hints, Tips and Techniques using the different Paints, Lusious &  Mediums.


Kay will still be doing shows, bringing us the New Products IndigoBlu are bringing out.

Lou's first show will be on May 18th 12pm & 4pm sharing Three Brand New Lush Colours in the Junk and Disorderly Range.

Here's a little Sneaky Peek of what Lou has been creating for her up and coming shows.

Dont forget to tune in and join her on the 18th & 28th May.xx


Have a great weekend and Happy Crafting xx





Friday, 11 May 2018

Oriental Style All Occasion Card with Mike Deakin


Hi Guys,

It's my turn to share a quick card project with you today, so I've created an oriental style 6x6 all occasion card using a few IndigoBlu products as follows:


I made a quick video of the process from start to finish so you could see exactly how I made the card and stamped the peony image using the Goldfinger paint. Click below to watch.

Don't forget to like and subscribe to the IndigoBlu YouTube channel for more video projects from the other members of the Design Team.







Saturday, 5 May 2018

You asked, We delivered and Kay's Workshop updates!

Good day to you. What a beautiful day we are having here in the UK and its 
suppost to last for the whole Bank holiday weekend! 



We listened to all of you who wanted smaller canvas panels - 
so HERE they are...
These beautiful panels are made with the same material as the larger panels, 
so have all the 
same great qualities, but measure approx 20cm x 20cm... 
and are just £6.00 each!!




Kay is launching them on Hochanda on Monday 7th May (11am and 3pm) - 
so set your recording thingies so you don't miss it...




Here are a couple of samples created by Lou Withers and Sue Ralph for 
Kay's Hochanda Shows this Monday!







And there's even more News to share with you

IndigoBlu takes to the road again heading out to the
Create It Event, Maidstone: Kent with the IndigoBlu shop and during the 
Two Day Long show Kay is running a One hour long workshop on:-
Book your Ticket here 
Spaces are limited so BOOK NOW to avoid disappointment!!

You will be painting one of our brand new mini panels - All materials will be provided
Kay will also be demonstrating during a live Hochanda show on Sunday 20th at 2pm with Yiannis Morgan.





Spaces are limited so BOOK NOW to avoid disappointment!!

Also
Spaces are limited on the 2 days with Kay at Holiday Inn Coventry - M6 Jct 2 on 16th and 17th June.

The 2 days costs £175.00 and includes 2 full day Mixed Media projects, led by Kay.


All materials are provided along with all the tea, coffee and biscuits you could want...


The 2 events we have held so far in Manchester and Newcastle have had rave reviews... Come along and see for yourself!


Happy Crafting Everyone