Friday 30 October 2020

Into The Woods

If you managed to catch the Visible Image shows on Create and Craft this week you may have been eagle eyed enough to spot this sample from me on screen. The shows were fabulous and as always Marks demos were so inspiring so I hope you managed to watch. If you didn't, never fear as Visible Image will be back on screen in November with some brand new stamps, and they are INCREDIBLE so do keep your eyes peeled for that.

This card features the Into the Woods stamp set. The detail in the trees is stunning, and makes cards so atmospheric. 

I started with a distress oxide spray background.

Using a die cut circle I created a moon by spraying more ink over the top to darken the edges, and then used white gesso on a sponge in the cut out, to lighten the area.

Then I went in with some pastels over the top to add more colour and depth. 

I did a second generation print of the background trees, and them stamped and embossed the foreground ones. 

I stamped the branch across the moon, and the owl and embossed. Then to finish I darkened the edegs and added the sentiment and some white highlights to make it pop.

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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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