Friday, 6 November 2015

Craft Stamper TIMI Challenge - November - Take a Stamp

Hi everyone,

Today is the start of a new 'Take it, Make it' Challenge over at Craft Stamper, and the theme this month is 'Take A Stamp'.  This means you can enter ANY stamped creation you have made recently, be it a card, artwork, mixed media, anything.

I have taken an mdf bauble, which I painted in Indigoblu's Gee Sso Good black Gesso.  This is then left until completely dry, or flake can stick to it.  You can also use the black as chalk board paint, just make sure you do a few layers first.

I have then stamped Splattered Heart in Flitterglu, and used Chocolate Box Megaflake.  I stamped Dinkie Butterfly splat the same, but onto a piece of black stamping card, and flaked again.  I cut the centre's only out, cutting round the butterfly leaving a small flake border.  These were adhered with silicone glue.

All it needs is a pretty ribbon and you have a handmade bauble.  You can decorate the other side too, the same or different, so that when it turns on the tree you can see both sides.  Or you can add the date you made it, so you can keep it for years and always know.




Our sponsor this month is Magenta Stamps.



So head across to the TIMI challenge, check out the inspiration from the rest of the Design Team, and then join us and enter your creations.  Don't forget to check out the guidelines, and most of all, enjoy!

Have a good week,

Best Wishes,

Nikki
xx


Wednesday, 4 November 2015

Indigoblu Challenge Reminder - October - Time Flies

Morning all,

Today is reminder day for the Indigoblu Challenge, and this month the theme is 'Time Flies'.  I am sharing with you some of my previous makes for Indigoblu, that fit the theme, and give you some idea.  I love watches and cogs and clocks, so I have plenty of makes to choose from, but these are a few of my favourite. 

My first make is using the 'Time Flies' stamp set from Indigoblu, and is stamped with distress ink and coloured with distress ink, in first and second gen stamping all over, and in sections on the background.  It's then added to with some black stamping and layering of the card, and the sentiment.


My second piece for you is my favourite ever, I wear this all the time.  It's an Indigoblu fob watch bezel, with 6 or seven layer's of resin, containing cogs, stamping, music sheet, (yes, look closely), bits of megaflake, and embellishments.  The wings are created using the Script stamp, onto tissue paper, and glued to wire armature's.  It's then coated in several coats of resin to harden them.  Inside the fob watch, the word eccentric pops up, this was from the Sarah's Choice stamp set.




And my third piece is again distress ink and white embossing, using Music Sheet stamp set and Time Flies.  I used Vintage photo distress ink in varying levels all over the card, and stamped and embossed everything in white as a contrast.  Some embellishments are added and it's all layered up.


I hope this gives you a little inspiration for our Challenge, and you can see the ladie's inspiration HERE too.  

We would love to see your entries this month, please join us HERE.
All we need is that you use Indigoblu stamps in your design.

Good luck!

Best Wishes,

Nikki
xxx