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Thursday 10 December 2015

Winter Blues at Indigo Blu

Good morning folks,I was lucky enough to make the top 3 of the Time Flies challenge at Indigo Blu  so I was chuffed to bits to be invited to join the team as a guest designer for their Winter Blues Challenge!

It was a great excuse to use my new Indigo Blu metallic acrylic paints to decorate these MDF baubles. I primed them with white gesso and then created the backgrounds with Vodka Martini and Sleeping Beauty paint to create  a graduated effect. Once the paint was dry I used an assortment of Indigo Blu Christmas stamps to decorate them. I stamped with white gesso initially and then used the metallics to highlight the images although that doesn't show up too well on my pics. Next I used Coarse Texture paste dusted with White Coarse Pearl PanPastel Medium to add a frosty sparkle. The edges were gilded with Winter Dawn gilding flakes.

I'm entering this project in the following challenges:

Bunny Zoes : sparkle
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas: time to decorate
Creative Card Crew: Holiday season
Holly Jolly Christmas: anything  Christmas
Penny Black and More: anything goes with a stamp
Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge: holly jolly stamping
Sweet Stampin: Snow time

Thanks so much for visiting today
Claire xx 


  1. Delightful tags, thank you for showing us all at Sweet Stampin' this week. Debbie X

  2. Such a beautiful Christmas creations. I love the vibrant blue paint, they're all so pretty. This is just perfect for our 'Snow Time' challenge this week. Thank you for sharing and joining in with the fun at Sweet Stampin’ this week and good luck. Hugs Janine xx

  3. Cute tags, love the shiny blue! definitely something that is needed for the holidays. Thanks for joining us at the Creative Card Crew. Vicki DT

  4. Wow, what a stunning labour of love! That is just gorgeous and perfect for our 'Snowy' challenge this week at Sweet Stampin'. Love your project. Thanks so much for joining in the fun with us this week. Hugs, Wends x Sweet Stampin' DT

  5. This is a fantastic project Claire. Love the colours.
    Thank you for joining our challenge at
    Creative Craft Cottage this week and good luck.. Ursula Uphof DT

  6. Amazing work! your ornaments are so beautiful and absolutely perfect for our challenge! love the blue! Thanks for joining us this week on Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog! barbarayaya

  7. Beautiful work Claire. I love the gorgeous deep blue colours which are perfect for the winter sky.
    Thank you for sharing your lovely project with us at Penny Black and More and good luck in our prize draw.


  8. Love these ornaments! Thank you for joining us at Creative Craft Cottage

  9. OMGosh! I saw these on a challenge blog (sorry, can't recall which one) and I had to come see them in "person" - they are stunning! I hope you had a fabulous holiday! Christi

  10. Wow...the blue really pops on these lovely ornaments. Very nice. Thanks for joining in on our Challenge in December. Good luck.
    Lynn, Holly Jolly DT


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