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! 


Friday 9 August 2019

Through the Storm

 Wow it's just come across really stormy here in Hampshire this afternoon and the heavens have opened. A perfect moment to be sharing this card for Visible Image. 

I created this from a mop up card that I had from a previous project, using Amsterdam acrylic ink. The combination of blues and greys just screamed 'sea' to me. 

I used the strobe stencil and swiped some gesso through it to give a white base for some rays of sunshine. 

I swiped yellow and orange paint over the top when dry, and stamped and heat embossed the sun from the Look Forward With Hope set in the centre. 

I stamped some clouds from the same set, and painted with acrylic ink. For this I used my stamping platform, as once I had painted I wanted to re stamp the detail over the top. 

I added some waves with paint to create the stormy sea. 

The final step was to stamp the sentiment  and fussy cut some paper boats from the Destination Unknown set and pop them in the sea to bob about. 

I added the rest of the sentiment inside the card.

As if by magic as I uploaded the final image here , the rain stopped, the clouds lifted and the sun came out. How bizare is that!

I'll be back soon with more Visible Image inspiration for you.


Thursday 8 August 2019

Snowman Jack by Visible Image

It won't be long now before summer is over and our thoughts begin to turn to the festivities ahead. And as all crafters know, Christmas comes early when you make your own cards and decorations. 
This week I have been having fun with some of the new Christmas release stamps from Visible Image . They are just gorgeous and there is something for everyone, whether your style is inky and grungy, or more cute. I love them all, but I must admit, it's the characters that got me really excited so my first project to share is the fabulous Snowman Jack .

This was a really quick and easy card to make. First I stamped a scene on watercolour card.

I knew I wanted a distress oxide background with a snowy lightly mottled sky, and drawing gum enabled me to mask the areas I wanted to keep white before dipping my card into the wet ink. 

When everything was thoroughly dry, I removed the masking fluid with a rubber and coloured the images in with Zig Clean Color markers, stamped and embossed some snowflakes, and then applied Fluffy Stuff with glitter over it to add dimension and sparkle to my snow .

Jack's penguin pal was so cute that I decided he needed a project of his own, so I made a quick gift tag to go with my card, colouring him in pencil on a kraft tag. 

I normally struggle to feel festive this early in the year, but these stamps are clearly having an effect on me as I caught myself singing carols yesterday- my husband was not impressed haha but it'll be here soon enough so I say just embrace it!