Sunday, 26 January 2020

Tree of Life by Visible Image

Today's share is a card using the some great nature based stamps from Visible Image . I don't know about you, but getting outside and feeling close to nature really helps lift my spirits, allows me time and space to reflect and gives me a real sense of inner peace. This card was made to reflect that. 

I started with a background created by mopping up distress oxides. They make for the perfect stormy sky don't you think? So much texture- yummy! 

When dry, I used my 6" gelli plate and the strobes stencil to create a sunburst effect, by using the plate as a stamp once I had brayered paint through it. 

I used a die cut circle and sponged oxide inks on to create a sun, and stamped and heat embossed the Tree of Life stamp in the centre. The leaves were then coloured with watercolour pens. 

I added a line of trees from the Into The Woods set, stamped in Versafine ink, darkened the edges to add focus to the centre,  then with 3D glue gel mounted the sun and sentiment to finish. 

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Sunday, 12 January 2020

A Visible Image Style Art Journal

Good morning! It's my turn to share a little Visible Image inspiration with you all, and for this weeks project I have created a journal for playing in with all my favourite stamps. 

I love the Sizzix  journal dies by Eileen Hull and used the Pocket Notebook cut from greyboard. I knew I wanted to use a inks etc on it, and so wanted to cover it with mixed media cardstock. This is best to do prior to cutting, and using double sided A4 adhesive sheets to get full and firm coverage. With both sides covered I then ran it through my Bigshot.

I used See Everything as my focal image and stamped and embossed it on the face of my journal. As I planned to use spray ink, I masked off the eye and white circles with masking fluid. Once dry I was able to go to town with my inks. 

Once dry ( allow to dry naturally) , I added depth with the Two Tone stencil, in co ordinating Distress Ink., and added some background stamping for more detail. 

When dry I was able to rub off the masking fluid and colour the details.

The Dreamer sentiment is from the Own It set, and I added a little quote from Brighten The World on the front too. Ont the back I added another quote from the brilliant Voices In Your Head set.

Of course I couldn't create a journal and not make a start on my signatures to go inside. Here's the first page. 

And the stamps I used to create it of course!

I am really looking forward to filling this up over time - with all things Visible Image of course!

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Thursday, 2 January 2020

Write the Next Chapter

Happy New Year everyone! I hope that Christmas was kind to you and your new years celebrations went with a bang. I opted to spend mine quietly crafting, and came up with this quick card using stamps from Visible Image. It's a great sentiment to see in the new decade, but could also be used for someone who has been having a tough time as a show of support. 

This was super easy to create, and I got so carried away in the craft zone that I forgot to take step by steps, so do forgive me, but here are the stages.

Step 1- stamp the girl in Versafine in on a 5x7" watercolour blank. 
Step 2- Carefully watercolour the background around her and leave to dry.
Step 3- Stamp and heat emboss the typewriter in black and fussy cut. Add the 'You are loved ' sentiment to the paper. 
Step 4- Stamp hearts around where the typewriter will sit and colour with Posca pen. Stamp main sentiment. 
Step 5- Colour the main image using watercolour markers.
Step 6- adhere typewriter using 3D glue.

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I hope 2020 bring you all good health , and lots of crafty time! 

Happy New Year


Sunday, 15 December 2019

Christmas Chaos Tag- Visible Image

Good morning! Christmas is edging closer by the hour and my thoughts are turning to wrapping gifts and making them a little bit personal , so todays project for Visible Image features a gift tag that I have created using the Christmas Chaos stamp set. 

I am currently on a mission to use up some of the many mop up scraps and tags that I have, and so I began by stamping the tree outline onto an off cut that I had with Brusho powders on, and fussy cutting it. I also grabbed a tag that had previously had a wash of Spectrum Noir Sparkle pens on it. 

To create the background I used second generation stamping in Versafine Clair ink, and added a row of trees. In the corner, using my stamping platform I first stamped and embossed the star in white, then off set it slightly and stamped over in black ink to add definition. I stamped a third time onto a scrap of card in yellow and fussy cut the star to mount in the centre.  To whiten the ground a little and  I added a wash of thinned gesso, and then splattered with fluid acrylic to create a snowy effect. 

To finish, I stamped the border stamp across the base, and mounted the tree using 3D glue gel. 

Have you been busy with festive creations? If so, and they use Visible Image stamps, why not pop across to the Facebook group and show us. The team would love to see!

This is my last post for Visble Image for this year, so I will take this opportunity to wish you all a very happy Christmas and a super crafty New Year.


Sunday, 1 December 2019

Beautiful Soul Tote Bag

Christmas is around the corner and so it is definitely the season for shopping. No girl can ever have enough bags, especially at this time of year, and so for this weeks Visible Image project I decided to create myself a one of a kind one, using the stunning Beautiful Soul
 set as my main feature. 

My idea stemmed from a scrap piece of fabric I had previously painted for another project, using Cosmic Shimmer fabric paints. I stamped the image on the panel with Versafine ink, and then using more fabris paint enhanced the details.

I love to add stitching to stamps on fabric, and I whiled away a very pleasant evening in front of the tv with a box of embroidery threads and some beads.

With the main panel done, I stamped on a blank canvas tote bag ( these can be bought really cheaply in craft shops) and painted. 

Once everything was dry I stitched the main panel to the front to finish.

Here are the products I used. 

I almost look forward to braving the crowds in town now and getting my shopping done!

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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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Thanks for stopping by


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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