So, it's been a while since I have blogged ( a whole year in fact!), but I am bringing my little corner of the internet back to share some exciting news with you all.
Anyone who knows me and my craft knows how much I have always loved Visible Image stamps. They are so unique and really inspire me to get inky. Recently they held a call for a guest design team members, and let me tell you, I was beside myself with joy and excitement when I got an email back inviting me to join the guest team for a 3 month slot. What an honour!! Dreams really do come true!!
As soon as my pack of chosen goodies arrived I couldn't wait to set to work. For my first project I chose to use Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz collection. I adore the character stamps so for me it was the natural choice to kick start my own adventure with Visible Image .
To start with I created a background using distress oxide inks. I wanted a stormy look for this card so went with blues and greys.
I wanted to try to recreate the tornado from the movie, with the ranch house at the centre, just like in the movie. This was easily achieved by using inks through the Time Tunnel stencil. I rotated it bit by bit as I inked to create layers. Then using my stamping platform I added 4 stamped images of the house to the centre.
To build my scene I inked some land using a torn paper mask. I added a tree from the Into The Woods set and horses from Stay Wild and the bird stamp from the Dorothy set. For a pop of colour I added flowers from Creative Chaos, fussy cut from some scrap card with Brushos on that I had squirreled away.
I finished up by using the whiskers stamp from Stay Curious (it's such a handy stamp for creating grass), embossing and cutting the house , and of course cutting and colouring Dorothy herself. I used 3d glue gel to add some dimension.
I really hope you like my finished piece and that you've found my step by step helpful.
I'll be back soon with more Visible Image inspiration to share.
Have a great weekend.