Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Indigoblu Challenge 24: A touch of Red

Hi all,

Welcome to the first of the year's challenges over on the Indigoblu blog.  The theme is, A touch of red.  Any IndigoBlu stamp is fine, although it seems the design team were on the same wavelength this month, you can see how many different ways with one stamp!

This is my take on the theme, using the fab new Heart Splatter stamp, designed by Limor Webber in conjunction with IndigoBlu.


I sprayed the card with Postbox red cottage paint, watered down in a spray bottle, and then stamped the heart in Chariot of Fire megaflakes.  The centre of the heart has a speckled paint effect, and I enhanced this by adding glossy accents over the top.  The letters are stamped on leftover pieces of the sprayed card, in flake also, edged in red stazon, and sat on foam pads.  It's layered onto glittery red card before the card blank.

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
or
2:   4 Small stamp plates
or
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 you’re work will be on the blog along with the Design Team.

Also the top three each month (chosen by the 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!

Best Wishes,

Nikki
xx

Friday, 16 January 2015

Craft Stamper - Take it, Make it Challenge Blog Hop January 2015

Hello!
Welcome to Craft Stamper Magazines very first Take it, Make It blog hop!

If you have landed here from Linda's blog then you’re in the right place!

A list of all the blog hop links can be found HERE
The January challenge is called ‘Take A Stamp’, and is really simple…just use a stamp somewhere in your art! The project I am sharing today is this…..


I used the Diane stamp from Indigoblu, and she is coloured with prismacolour pencils.  she is sealed on both sides and edges with mod podge, and then set into a Rue Romantique Bezel.  I added pearls and watch parts to highlight, and then she has a dome of Ice Resin to protect her and make the image pop.  You can win her simply by following the blog hop rules, and commenting.  She will also have a pretty handcrafted chain for the winner.



The main challenge this month has a HUGE prize up for grabs, all you need to do is enter a project into the challenge to earn your place in the random draw!
As well as the main prize, we are also offering blog hop prizes too….
You can win this fabulous mixed media substrate pack:




To win, simply leave a comment on this (or any of the other blog hop)  post. When the challenge ends, we will randomly draw a name from the comments left! There is one prize on offer for EACH blog post….so 12 chances to win (13 if you count the HUGE prize for the challenge winner!)
The lucky winners from each blog will not only win a mixed media substrate pack, they will win a piece of original art from the blog author! So, the lucky winner chosen from the comments left here will win the project I have shared above! Winners from the other blogs along the hop will receive the original art shared there too…how cool is that?!

So, leave your comment here, and then hop along to the next blog, the fabulously talented Renee!


Once you’re all done with the hop, don’t forget to enter the main challenge! All the details can be found HERE.

Have fun!


Friday, 9 January 2015

Craft Stamper Take it, Make it challenge - January 2015

Hi all,

The Craft Stamper Take it Make it challenge is changing, we hope you will find it easier and more fun to participate, and we are starting off with a 'Take a stamp', any stamped creation!  You can enter anything you like to this month's challenge, as long as you have used stamps on it.

So each month will alternate, so February's will be take a technique, then March back to 'take a stamp'.  There will now be two winners every challenge, one will be randomly selected, and win the physical prize offered, and one will be voted for, and win publication, a guest design team spot, and winners profile.

The unbelievably amazing 'random' prize this month is..... this lot!!!!  All gathered from Craft Stamper HQ, and could be winging it's way to you... just for entering!





And for our first challenge of the year, not only will there be the two prizes, but on our reminder post on the 16th, we will be having a blog hop, around all the design team's work, and you can win a piece of that artwork, simply by commenting on the posts.  There will be 12 awesome pieces of artwork up for grabs, but more on that on the 16th!

My first piece of the year for the January 'take a stamp' challenge, has a slightly valentine's theme, in an alternative kinda way!


The background is Indigoblu Postbox red acrylic paint, watered down in a spray bottle and spritzed across the card, and the stamp is Visible Image's INKognito eye stamp, white embossed.  The sentiment is just my little alphabet stamp set, I made it up.  A bit of bling on the corners and my work is done.

Hop across to the Challenge blog for more inspiration from the fabulous design team.

Don't forget to check back on the 16th for the blog hop, it's going to be fun!

Best Wishes,

Nikki
xxx