Sunday, 17 November 2019

The Right Direction - Visible Image

Wow, the weeks are absolutely flying by at the moment and it's my turn to share another piece of Visible Image DT inspiration already. 

I have chosen to use the fantastic The Right Direction stamp set from the recent Autumn release. This set is such a great one for the lads in our lives ( and girls that are into cars of course!) 

I started by applying distress ink through the Geometric Maze stencil. 

I wanted to use the maze as a road, so the next step was to add teeny white lines with a gel pen. 

 With the stencil still in place I added clear texture paste over the top to add some dimension. 

To finish I stamped and fussy cut the images  and adhered them to my card with 3D glue gel. 

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Sunday, 3 November 2019

Erika's Maple ATC's

I have just spent a wonderfully relaxing half term week in a forest hideaway in the Forest of Deane, so it seems apt today to be sharing some autumnal ATC's I have created using the newly released  Erika's Maple stamp set from Visible Image. 

These were super quick to do and used up some scraps of card that I had.  I neglected to take step by steps, as they ran alongside another project I was working on but here's how I achieved them. 

The background was stamped using the ink lifted from alcohol ink on Yupo paper from another project, lifted and stamped onto mixed media card.  I also stamped some of the small leaves using Kaleidacolor ink, and used a water brush to drag the ink to colour them.  I then inked the edge of the ATC's with distress ink and stamped and embossed the sentiments.

I had some alcohol ink on Yupo left, and as I wanted to create curled leaves to place on the top this was perfect to use. I stamped and heat embossed them, quickly and carefully as Yupo paper has a plastic like quality and will shrink and mis shape when heated ( perfect for this project but not ideal if you want to achieve a flat image!) . To add dimension I adhered with 3D glue gel. 

Autumn is my favourite time of year , and this stamp set is just perfect for some seasonal creations. 

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Sunday, 20 October 2019

Dark Angel - Visible Image DT Post

October is here as as we all know it's the time for ghosts, ghouls, and all things creepy. Today I am sharing a piece I created with Halloween in mind , using the wonderful Guardian Angel and Mr Bone Jangles.

To start I took a piece of mixed media card stock and created a background using distress oxide sprays and distress ink through the Stop Meshing Around stencil and added some stamping to it using the elements stamp from the Guardian Angel set. 

I stamped the angel, and heat embossed the wings, and also stamped the skeletons. 

I re stamped the angel on card, coloured and fussy cut. 

I drew nooses around the heads and coloured them in with white paint before adding acrylic ink across the top and allowing it to drip down like blood. 

To finish I fillied in the wing area in white and adhered the coloured angel then inked around the edge to frame the image. 

This was so much fun to make. I thoroughly enjoyed embracing my dark side *mwahahaha* 

Have a great Halloween if you celebrate. 


Sunday, 6 October 2019

Searching for Santa - Visible Image

Love it or hate it, there's no denying the fact that Christmas is on the horizon now. The shops are beginning to sneak their festive goodies on the shelves, and us crafters are beginning to get organised for the season, and that includes me. I have been busy using the stunning Christmas stamps from Visible Image to create some cards.

I don't know about you, but even though my kids are grown up and no longer believers, I still believe in the magic of Santa and find myself staring to the skies wishing for a glimpse of the big man's sleigh. So today's project was created with that in mind.

I began with a piece of cardstock with a blue wash over it. 

I used a mask and gesso to create a moon and stamped the trees from the Christmas Eve set in Versafine Clair ink to create my scene, using 2nd and 3rd generation stamping to build depth. 

I stamped and highlighted the sleigh, and  created a snowy effect using the elements stamps from the set and a splatter or two of white paint.  The sentiment is from the Sentimental Christmas set. 

If you love working with Visible Image stamps do come and share your makes over on the Facebook Group . We'd love to see them.


Saturday, 21 September 2019

Visible Image Faerie Magic

Everyone knows I love a fairie, and this one from Visible Image is way up there with my favourite stamps. I just love her! 

For this project I was feeling vibrant colours so I chose a base piece of card that I had been playing with previously with the Time Tunnel stencil and distress inks as my backdrop. It just works so well to create a magical swirl don't you think? 

I got a bit carried away, so not too many process photos on this one, but I think it's fairly self explanatory. First I stamped the faerie, bubbles and stars and coloured the bubbles.  I stamped and embossed some of the detail stamps. 
 I also stamped her and the wings on a separate card and coloured.

Nuvo drops added dimension to the bubbles. 

Once dry I adhered the Fairie and her wings to the card and mat and layered to frame.

These are the Visible Image products I used 

If you're a fan of Visible Image too don't forget you can check out the Facebook Group and share your own creations using their stamps and stencils there. We love to see them.


Sunday, 8 September 2019

Art Rebel by Visible Image

     My three month stint as a guest designer for Visible Image came to an end in August, but I am delighted to be able to say that they have invited me to create as a member of the main DT. An offer like that I simply could not refuse as I have had the BEST time over the last few months using their amazing stamps and stencils. What an honour!

    So, here is the first project of my new term. I am really feeling vibrant colours at the moment and the brilliantly quirky Art Rebel just lent himself to some neons. He's so much fun don't you think?

    Here are my steps:

    I stamped the main image onto a mop up piece of card and used Amsterdam acrylic ink to paint the glasses. When that was dry I used a mask to stamp on top of them.

    I used Dylusions spray ink and Versafine Clair to create a background, along with Count Me In stencil. 

    Once dry, I stamped and coloured areas with Posca pens.

    I used acrylic ink on card to make mounts for the focal image, and stamped out the sentiment from The World Needs Art set to finish.

    Thanks for popping by. I'll be back with more projects soon.


    Sunday, 11 August 2019

    Santa Claus is Coming To Town!

    I'm back today with another festive make for Visible Image and this time it's the turn of Santa Claus. Christmas just wouldn't be Christmas without him now would it?! 

    A super quick step by step for you:

    1: Use a circle mask to create a moon and spray watercolour card with Dylusions ink to create a night sky. 

    2: Stamp the snow dots stamp on the sky using white acrylic paint.  Use gesso inside the moon to brighten it.

    3: On kraft card use the chimney stamp upside down to stamp a roof, then add the chimney on top. Cut out. 

    5: Colour and fussy cut Santa and his list and the sentiment. ( I used copis for this). Glue  fake snow on his suit to create fur. Glue roof to the card and apply Cosmic Shimmer Fluffy Stuff and glitter to the roof line and heat until it bubbles. 

    6: Stamp inside the card before adhering Santa to the roof with 3d glue gel. 

    I really am loving working with the new Christmas release right now. They are so much fun!