Sunday, 1 November 2015

Mixed Media Monthly Texture with Indigo Blu

Hello all and thanks for dropping in, possibly even for the second time....
If you are interested my first project today can be found HERE

This project, - a card and matching tag, was created for the Mixed Media Monthly challenge blog where our theme is "texture".

 What's more,  Indigo Blu,  are our incredibly generous sponsors this month! 
And just look at what you could win if you play!!!

Well, on to my project, - here it is.

I'll give you a quick explanation and some step by step photos of how I put this together.
I took a 6 x 6 piece of card and did a gelli print using three colours from the Indigo Blu paint range, Frosty Sky, Hot Cocoa and Townhouse Teal. I also added a tiny bit of gold paint from my stash.
When the paint had dried a gave it a few sprays of Ground Espresso and did some background stamping, both with the teal paint and Ground Espresso Distress ink, using two of Indigo Blu's background stamps, Honey comb and Crackle Glaze. I also added some stencilling using one of their new stencils, Laurel Leaves and some Wendy Vecchi Gold embossing paste.

Next I took one of their Christmas stamps, the Tear Drop Bauble and used it with Flitterglu and Mega flakes on a Teal painted piece of card and a black piece of card.
After they had been stamped and gilded I fussy cut them to use as embellishments for my card.
I also added mega flakes around the edges of my card.
To add more interest to the background I also stamped the large text stamp from the Enjoy Life set, straight on the the background with Flitter Glu and then used the flakes again for that lovely shimmer.


A sentiment stamp from my stash done on black card, finished it all off.

The tag, a size #8 Manila Ranger tag, was done in a very similar way. Again, I did a gelli print and some stencilling and background stamping for the background.
I then finished it off with some more stencilling, using the same stencil and gold embossing plus another bauble and sentiment to finish it off.
Now the great news is, - if you decide to play along with our challenge, you could be in with a chance to win a fantastic selection of Indigo Blu stamps and products, so do check out all the details. There is of course also some fantastic inspiration from my teamies.
Thanks for visiting like always and have a great creative month!!

55 comments:

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Oh wow.. what a fantastic set this is! Just gorgeous Astrid!
Wishing a beautiful Sunday!
oxo
Susi

brenda said...

Gorgeous sumptuous colours and texture Astrid and nice dimension as well. That gold embossing paste looks very rich and will have to go on my wish list, the one I use has a very matt look to it.

B x

Suzi B said...

Wondrous and elegant.
Suzi B xx

Redanne said...

Definitely elegant, or opulent even! The colours are wonderful Astrid and you have made such great use of the IB stamps and flakes. Hugs, Anne xx

Suzanne C said...

Gorgeous and everything looks so rich and aged with touches of gold. Gilded! Beautiful!

Rita said...

What a stunning and elegant card. Love what you have done to create this card and tag. Hugs Rita xxxxx

Adriana Díaz de Zerio Goñi said...

So elegant!!!! A job very carefully. I love it!

Sara Barker said...

Gorgeous Christmas card and tag! I love the depth you get with your backgrounds and the lovely colors you chose! Those ornaments are very striking as are the fussy cut and embossed sentiments. There is just a beautiful glow to this set--Love it!

Joan said...

Whoo! Two fabulous projects, love all the texture and glimmer. Haven't used my flitter flakes and glue for ages I feel a play might be in order

Joan

butterfly said...

These are just gorgeous, Astrid... I love the gilding against the smoky blues and browns - a really great antique-y look. Fabulous festive creations.
Alison xx

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

Awesome effects Astrid!!!
Enjoy the rest of your Sunday :-)

Beatriz S B-arte said...

Impresionante texturas y colores, me encantan!!!. es un placer su inspiración. Muchas gracias por todo!!
Un abrazo :)

Lee-Anne said...

So beautiful, Astrid! I simply adore the colors with the gold...fabulous aged look!

Kathy Bradley said...

Astrid,
Your work is so inspirational - each time I visit your blog - I want to create! I really love the colors you used on your card and tag - and the touches of gold are lovely.

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Gorgeous designs with a rich aged look. The prize package is awesome! Happy Sundayxx

Lynn Price said...

Oh my, Astrid. I am so loving' your gelli plate backgrounds lately.... I haven't tried mine yet but this will surely stir me to do so. The colors you've chosen here are magnificent with the glitter flakes - so elegant, and a wonderful way to usher in the coming season! xxx Lynn

Corrie Herriman said...

Another fabulous Astrid project. I love everything you do. Your attention to detail is amazing !
Corrie x

rachel said...

these are both stunningly beautiful Astrid - gorgeous layering, inking and use of flake - lovely! Hugs rachel x

Meggymay said...

Two stunning projects Astrid, both with fantastic details.
Yvonne xx

JackieP Neal said...

Astrid, The ornaments on your card with that gold- just exquisite!! So beautiful-truly stunning!
Jackie xx

JackieP Neal said...

ps...the tag is just as beautiful! I got carried away with the details on the card! heehee xx

Mrs.B said...

These are gorgeous, love the background colours with the gold.
Avril xx

pearshapedcrafting said...

Stunning! The colours are incredibly beautiful and the gold is the perfect touch of class! Did I say stunning? Oh yes! Chrisx

Lynne Moncrieff said...

Stunningly sophisticated. That stencil, especially in gold, is exceptionally beautiful.
Wishes
Lynne

Patty O'Malley said...

Beautiful card and tag, Astrid! I love the background and the touches of gold.

nancy littrell said...

Wow...your gilded card and ornaments are absolutely stunning. TFS

Pawsitively Creative said...

This is just stunningly gorgeous and oh so wowzers! What a creative and enchanting design. Your use of the flakes is awesome sauce, loving the gold stamping and highlights. Again, Wowzers!!!! ~Niki

maria's knutselplezier said...

Wow Astrid , gorgious projects, I love the colours and the images, great Christmascards!!

Greetings
Maria

Maryann Laursen said...

Amazing project here too Astrid and soo beautiful. Really great work all the way through it and the result is sooo gorgeous. A really wonderful christmascard and tag here.

Joi at RR said...

LOVE that shimmer Astrid!!! These are both stunning. They look so old worldish to me. Very elegant. j

Buttons said...

These are both absolutely stunning Astrid!!! Jenny x

Lisa H said...

wow, these are so beautiful!

KarenB said...

The touches of gold are just magic. I'd love to try the flakes - what a lovely effect.

PsyPenguin said...

Oooh these are gorgeous! Love the blue and gold together. It looks so rich and elegant. Xx

suziqu's thread works said...

Such a beautiful blending of colours Astrid! Love the gold effects in the lettering also. Simply gorgeous to receive such beautiful creations. Thank you for sharing these with us.
Hugs,
Suzy

Paradise Lost said...

So beautiful! I love the colours that you used and the gold adds such a sophisticated pop of colour & texture.
~~julia~~

Georgie C said...

Oh wow, Astrid! Who wouldn't love to be on your Christmas list, these are magical and those Flakes look awesome!! xx

Mac Mable said...

Stunning! Just love the colours and techniques you've used. I've used the mica flakes before and can never get my text to look like yours, so crisp and just perfect. So many layers to look at. Thank you for the instructions and inspiration...... just love it x

Diana Taylor said...

These are just gorgeous - I love your colours and textures. I haven't got on very well with the gilding flakes and flitter glu in the past - it all went everywhere, but you've got me wanting to try it again as your results are so beautiful. Very inspirational.

Marisa Job said...

What a beautiful creation!! You are the queen of mixed media!

Ruth said...

Fabulous combination of colours, slightly different and very beautiful. Ruth x

Glennis said...

Amazing creation - you are so talented

Riswana Fathima said...

Wow.. A stunning project.. Loved all the colors & amazing textures :)

Shilpa Nagaonkar said...

Amazingly beautiful !! Drooling over that texture in the background.

A Pink said...

Both your tag and card have a real vintage beauty about them with those smokey shades of blue and brown. The gold adds a fabulous richness . Love them x

MakaArt said...

So amazing Set! Wonderful work! ;-)

Caroline Rawcliffe said...

Great texture, Astrid

Caroline Rawcliffe said...

Great texture and colour, Astrid

Strangely Creative said...

Hi Astrid, you never ever fail to produce something that I dont love, want or wish I could do! Its beautiful as always. Cx

Simply Shaz said...

Beautiful set, love the colours

Anonymous said...

Wow, this is gorgeous! I like your style, the way your handle with colors and texture - amazing, not only this project. Love the lots of details and the inspiring techniques - thanks for sharing!
best wishes, Irmgard

Rebecca Ednie said...

I love your background and foiled words. Very pretty.

Ann Chuang said...

Amazing creation. Great colors and lots of nice texture!

Pon Malar said...

Gorgeous n elegant, both look stunning ❤ love that textured background, coloring with stencils, the gold color & the vintage look, wow ❤❤

Lagene said...

WOWZERS! Gorgeous projects, I love the depth of textures, colors and shapes, love the gold guilding!

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