Friday, 16 October 2020

Glimmer of Light by Visible Image

It's my Visible Image sharing day, and today I am featuring a rather dramatic card using the Glimmer of Light stamp set, along with the Strobes stencil. With the current Covid situation there are certainly some dark moments for many of us, and I think the sentiment on this is definitely one to remember. Things will get better if we all just hang on in there. 


I began with a base piece of card with distress oxide spray inks in orange and yellows. I taped the Strobes stencil down, and applied a generous layer of black texture paste through it. 



Before it dried, I sprinkled Sparkling sand Wow embossing powder , and a touch of Perfect Pearls mica all over it. 


Then came the magic part- heating it all up! 




As well as melting the embossing powder, the  wet texture paste swells and bubbles, adding even more texture. Yummy!


Once totally cool I added more colour to the rays with sparkle pens...


..and darkened the edges with black soot distress ink to draw the eye to the centre. 


The next step was to stamp and emboss lightbulb onto heat resistant acetate. I coloured on the back with alcohol ink. I stamped the moth on the same coloured card as the base and coloured with pens. 


The bulb, moth and sentiments were all adhered with 3d gel glue for added dimension. 








You can see this sample and more amazing ones from the team on Create and Craft TV on 27th October. Mark will no doubt have some fabulous demos to inspire too so watch if you can!

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Friday, 2 October 2020

Here For You Card

It's time for my fortnightly share for Visible Image and todays card is a sneak peek of a sample coming up in the next show on Create and Craft. Set your reminders for the 27th October because you really won't want to miss it. There will be some incredible stamps and stencils on, and no doubt at great value as always! 

For my project I have used the very popular Creative Chaos set as the main focus, and teamed it with the vase from Break Free and a sentiment from So Much Stronger to make a card of support. Something I think we all could do with in these challenging times. 


I started with an inky mop up sheet from my stash, some distress ink and the Collision and Count Me In stencils, to create a layered background. I then used some of the background stamps for more interest. 


I stamped and embossed the flower several times, and coloured it with distress stain and a touch of gouache paint. Once dry I fussy cut the petals to create one flower with layers. 



I stamped and embossed the vase on heat resistant acetate and coloured the water with alcohol ink. Using my craft knife I slit the top to enable me to feed the stem of the flower through it.


I added another layer of texture to the background with Pretty Gets Gritty Get Crackled paste, and once dry I added some mesh fabric and fibres behind the flower before gluing it with 3d gel and adding the sentiment.


To finish I splattered some white and black paint to pull the whole piece together. 



















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Friday, 18 September 2020

Santa Claus Is Coming To Town

 It's time for my fortnightly share for Visible Image and this week we on the DT are all feeling festive because the NEW Christmas stamps and stencils have been released and they are AMAZING! 




I love to create scenes on my cards, and the Christmas Eve stencil is so perfect for this. I am afraid I got so carried away getting inky that I failed a little on the step by step photos, but I will explain my method. 


I started with a piece of blank card, and used Black Soot Distress ink and the stencil to create rows of buildings. I faded them out towards the back rows to add a sense of dimension.  I then re inked rows on another piece of card, as I wanted to layer them up for more depth. 

Using the cut away part of the stencil to cover the top row, I applied blue inks to the top half to create a sky. To create the moon I applied darker  ink around a die cut circle.

I then stamped the sleigh from the Christmas Eve stamp set, and added stars and embossed snowflakes. White splatters added to the snowy feel, and I used a gel pen to add highlights. 


I added lights to the buildings with a paint pen, and edged the roof line with puffy snow and glitter for some added sparkle. I built up the layers with 3D glue gel and added the sentiment from the Santa Claus set, and a message inside using the Sentimental Christmas set. 





I really love how the new release links so well with last years Christmas stamps. It really does mean the possibilities are endless! 

Mark will be on Create and Craft TV on the 23rd September demoing the new range, so do tune in if you can. His demos are always so unique that you are bound to be inspired!

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Friday, 4 September 2020

Oh Christmas Tree! NEW Visible Image Stamps!!

I am so excited to be sharing a festive project with you today using brand new stamps and stencils from Visible Image . They are an absolute dream to work with. It's been so nice launching into September with some festive sparkle after a very long, rather depressing few months.  


To create the background for this card I die cut various circles and used as a mask, inking through in bright Distress Inks and overlapping them.



When the card was totally covered I then stencilled a few in white gesso to soften and add to the bokeh effect that photographing Christmas lights gives. 


I then stamped  and embossed the main image in black.


I wanted my tree to sparkle so I used a Versamark pen to draw over it, and re embossed in green glitter powder. 


I stencilled the word 'Christmas'  from the Iconic Christmas stencil in texture paste, and sprinkled over ultra fine glitter for added bling, and I also stencilled the star and added gold glitter. To finish I added and coloured  a few stamped stars, and used the 'Ho' from the Ho! HO! HO! set to turn it into the well known  festive song lyric. 


The new range oif stamps and stencils are available for pre order NOW via the Visible Image website so do take a look. And why not share your creations over on the Facebook group too. We really love to see what people make (links at bottom of this post) .


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Friday, 21 August 2020

Creativity

Don't you just love it when you are just 'faffing around' with no particular plan, and then something you really like emerges. That's exactly what happened with this weeks DT project for Visible Image . 



I started with an old gelli print I have had lying around for at least a year ( I am on a bit of a use up mission as all my scraps are beginning to take over my craft area). This was created with some embroidery mesh laid on the plate to create the texture. 

Then I added more layers with the Count Me In, Meshing Around and Square Route stencils and distress ink. 


I stamped the brilliant Fibonacci stamp  in the centre, and either side I added more detail with the  Elemental background stamp. 

I adore the flower from Total Chaos and had one already coloured in orange, so that was the natural choice as a main image. I stamped the image onto the card for placement, and added shading around it to make it pop before adhering my fussy cut flower head and adding highlights. I also stamped and heat embossed the circuit board stamp for another layer of interest, and added the sentiment 'Creativity' as this summed up exactly how I felt about this piece coming together. To finish I splattered white and pink Golden High Flow paint over to pull all the elements together. 

               





Visible Image will be appearing on Create and Craft TV on Saturday 29th August at midday and 6pm with some amazing stamps and gorgeous samples to show so set your reminders and take a look if you want to see lots of lovely inspiration from the team. It's one not to be missed!

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