Tuesday, 22 May 2018


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Thank You

Sunday, 13 May 2018

Congratulations Lou!

Hello to you all.
As a guest blogger for Lou I really felt I had to come on here to Congratulate Lou on becomimg a Guest on Hochanda for IndigoBlu! 
How great is this.
Lou and Kay have been best mates for many years and Lou has got to know so much about the IndigoBlu products she will be a mind of Information.
Not only do I have the great pleasure of being on Lou's DT for her Royal Talens shows, I have also been part of the IndigoBlu TV-DT for some time now, so it's going to be great to create even more samples for Lou's shows especially on the painting messy side of IndigoBlu.  

I'm really looking forwards to seeing what techniques she will be sharing with us on Hochanda next week. Here are a few little sneak peeks she shared with us yesterday when Kay made the announcement with a FB live.
This is another side to Lou's creativity- Beading

  Paper Flowers with a Twist

To give you the heads up Lou's first show will be on Friday 18th May at 12 noon and 4pm.
Her next IndigoBlu show will then be on the 28th May.

But it doesn't stop here for Lou's Hochanda apperances, so much more to come!
Watch out for more info on her FB page and Group.
Have a Fabulous day, and Happy Crafting.
Sue xx

Saturday, 12 May 2018


Hi you lovely bunch from the very sunny Greek island of Kos. I am here with the family for some well deserved fun in the sun. I'm doing another guest spot on Lou's blog. When I knew we were coming to Kos on holiday I needed to make sure that I brought some art supplies with me for sitting in the sun.
I got this make up bag for my birthday last month and was amazed at everything it could hold. I obviously had to bring my Art by Marlene Journal and also my A5 dylusions journal. I brought some basic Amsterdam acrylics, decanted some gesso in a bottle, winston&newton watercolour palette (that the beautiful Jill Cowan gifted me especially for my travels), handful of stamps and stencils, ink pad and of course some pencils and pens. So Stuart decided to take the kids to the water park yesterday but I decided to stay back at hotel and relax on the balcony with my art supplies.

This is the double page I created in my small dylusions journal. Very suprised at what you can achieve with very little supplies. I need to restrict myself more at home as I love this process.

So thanks for reading. I'm away for some Cocktails beside the pool now. See you all later. Mucho Love & Stuff

Sunday, 29 April 2018

Hi I'm so honered to be asked to have a spot in lous blog and hopefully il be back to add more, I first met lou when I found her Facebook group junk journals and mindful mixed media I had never really joined in with groups I always just watched other people's posts but I decided to give the weekly competition a go and I won I really really won! I was over the moon and then lou offered to help me with the Royal talens oils she demos on hochanda then

we got talking and asked me to join her design team which I thought she was just being nice at first but nope again I was really really part of an amazing team of very talented artists (I still can't believe it).

Then from there Lou just kept helping and pushing me and then she recommended me to be on studiolight design and again I got picked! Lou really is my fairyart mother! I have never met this lady in real life and yet she goes out of her way to help anyone in anyway she can, she really is a very special woman and I can't thank her enough for all her help because I would never have had the convidenece to put art work forward of she hadn't of pushed me.

I am also a part of a mdf design team for Samantha k I used the golden products and talens with the studiolight on her substrates I feel like the luckiest person alive doing what I love and working with so many talented people who really are the best of friends to have.
Here is some of my work I have done for lou over the past year.

Thank you Louise Withers you are one in a  million xxxxx

Saturday, 28 April 2018

 Hello everyone (4 of you )
I have been having a de-stressing time with the lovely Pink Ink Designs. I have a huge love for all crafts, beading and embroidery being one of them so after my Large piece for Indigoblu I wanted to continue and do some smaller ones for Cathie and Mel.
 Fairy Mouse,
 Detail of the flowers, I used the Amsterdam Binder and water as a fabric stabilizer so i could cut them out with out fraying.
This is me, the ugly duckling, tries hard to get it right but never does lol
the Diva Bee lol
When i have been sampled out for my Hochanda Tv shows I have reached for these and chilled, using my pens and embellishing the lines.
Please have a look at the PINK INK products they are AMAZING.

Sunday, 22 April 2018


Hi everyone. My names Tamara from Scotland and I love to get messy and create art.

I have been asked by Lou to do a guest spot on her amazing blog and I am so honoured to be asked.

A little bit about me...
I'm a proud Mum of 2 - Cody who is 12 and Frankie (Boyle) who is 3 going on 33. I never done any sort of art at school unless I was forced to. Always thought you had to be good at drawing and painting to create Art - how wrong was I!

After having Cody I decided to go to college to do something with my life. I chose Fashion Design and Manufacture. I absolutely loved it and done very well in my NQ and HND and got 17 merits which I was proud of. Decided to apply for University and zi got in ☺ I was so happy but that didn't last long. Uni was a 'fun sponge' and sucked every part of enjoyment out of fashion for me. I wasn't allowed to be be creative and was told my designs wouldn't sell in commercial shops and had to rein it in. 
Left uni after my honours degree hating anything to do with the fashion industry.

A few years later I fell pregnant with Boyle 😍😍😍 I loved being a Mum but needed something for ME to relax and help me mentally. Just over a year ago, I seen a video on YouTube of art journaling and search for a Facebook group and found Junk Journal and Mindful Mixed Media Art (JJAMMMA) and had been a lifesaver for me - literally. The admin were so welcoming and encouraging for me to give it a go. Louise Withers started pushing me to try to techniques and helped me much. She is my YODA and I am her PADAWANT 😍 I haven't even met her yet but I have such a strong connection with her and I love her to bits. She even believed in me so much that she asked me to be part of her Design Team for her shows on Hochanda with Royal Talens and Golden products and worked her magic for me to get me in touch with Studiolight and I am now part of their amazing Promo Team too ☺ She even made me part of her amazing group that I love so much. She truly is a diamond. This women is amazing and I am so thankful she is my Yoda 😍😍😍 (my cheque better be in the post Lou 😉)

So because of the amazing JJAMMMA group, I have found me Happy Place - creating ☺☺☺

I don't think I have found my "Style" yet as I love trying new things all the time. I love doing Mixed Media girls and get inspiration from Tamara Laporte and Suzi Blu 😍😍😍 Recently got my sewing machine back out after years when I was encouraged by the talented SuzeJo to give textile art a go ☺

I will be doing a weekly post for Lou and will be sharing some of my work with you all and maybe just have a little natter ☺

Sorry this is long.... Thanks for reading.

See you next week ☺

Tamara xoxo

Saturday, 21 April 2018

Great believer in Learning something New Everyday!

Hello there, Lou has let me loose on her blog so I thought I would start off with a quick introduction and show you a few photos of the latest samples I created for Lou's Royal Talens 'Pastel' show's last week. 

Now I first met Lou about a year and a half ago at an IndigoBlu Training Weekend and as soon as I met her I thought, this lady is someone I could really get on with and I was so right. She is so full of enthusiasm you can't help getting swept up in it. 
One of the first things Lou was doing when I met her was setting up a FB page for like minded crafters, Junk Journals and Mindful Mixed Media Art (formally JJJAMA) and I was asked to become an admin for the group, then when she was asked to go on Hochanda she asked me if I would be on her DT.
So in that time I have created many samples for her shows, watching her share her fantastic art knowlage and becoming an inspiration to hundreds of people including me. I was even invited to go along with her to help set up things for one of her ODS shows on Hochanda.
So why the title of this post? 
Well Pastels and I have never really got on. Now after watching Lou in action on her shows demostrating the Royal Talens mediums I have learnt to use them in interesting ways and have found a place for them in my crafting.
I'm sure Lou has been an inspiration you and the one thing I know she often says is to 'experiment'! You never quite know what will happen but I bet you have fun trying. 

Starting to lay down Soft Pastel colours

Finished piece after many layers beining sealed with a spray fixative and acylic sealer on top.

The school age way of using Oil Pastels. Colours covered over with Gesso, then when dry scratching off the gesso. An oldie, but still fun to do!

Finished off with embellishments using a stencil and Pumice Paste.

Pumice Paste through a Gears Stencil and Oil Pastels to colour

This Tin was fun to create using lots of RT's meduims and Oil Pastel colours.

Create your own pattern blending 3 contrasting colours of oil pastels and blending them together in sections.

Lastly, why not Die Cut a Journal then Dry Emboss and highlight with Pastels. 

Happy Crafting 
Sue xx