I was fortunate to be selected at random to win a prize from a recent IndigoBlu challenge. The prize was my own choice from their extensive stamp range. Another benefit is that I was asked to provide a project as inspiration for the new challenge starting today - Winter Blues. I decided my project would be for Christmas. The colours would be just right to decorate a small tree for my dining room, recently decorated in blues.
I chose to decorate Christmas MDF shapes purchased from IndigoBlu. Firstly I primed both sides of the shapes with white gesso. Then I painted them with IndigoBlu cottage paints in pantry white, grandma's teacup and park lane. I also used the paints in Snow White, and sleeping beauty for over stamping.
The stamps I used are Snow Globe, Twinkle Star and Snowflake Lace.
I also used texture paste, glitter, gems and ribbon from my stash.
I have decorated both sides of each shape so if they spin round on the tree they will look the same.
I hope my project inspires you to take part in this challenge.
Here is the project I completed on day one of the recent retreat I attended at Indigo Blu. What a fab, action packed, weekend it was! I thoroughly enjoyed doing this. Instruction from Kay was great as were the goody bags we all received. The staff there are all so friendly and helpful.
I waited until I got home to arrange all the pieces and stick them down. I even made a few extra at home to get the balance I wanted.
If ever you get the opportunity to play with polymer clay I urge you to give it a go.
In a few days I will post the project from day two onto my blog. Until then,bye for now.
I was delighted to be the winner of the last challenge and to receive my fabulous prize from IndigoBlu.
Above is my entry for the current challenge - Time Flies.
I have used the Take the Time and Butterfly Collector stamp plates, both from Indigo Blu. I have also used an mdf blank and a sheet of paper from a 6 x 6 paper pad.
I applied a coat of gesso to the mdf blank. Once this was dry I adhered the paper, to which I appled a coat of water down gesso. I sponged round the edges with copper paint. Once this was dry I adhered the elements. The butterflies are stamped onto clear "Clearly for Art" acetate sing stazon ink. I coloured onto the back of the butterflies with gold and copper paint befure cutting out, heating and shaping. The "F", lace and clock faces are from my stash.
I live in a beautiful area of North Wales, up in the hills but not too far from civilisation! We run a busy boarding Cattery. I answer the phone and do a little administration. My passion is paper crafting which I have been doing for the past ten years or so. I love getting inky and messy with paints. Nothing better than starting with a clean sheet of card and creating everything yourself. I like to keep my hands busy so when not paper crafting I also knit, crochet, sew, make jewellery, in fact anything that keeps my hands busy. I also enjoy reading.