Thursday 25 November 2021

The Tin Man

Today's inspiration for Visible Image features the super cute Tin Man from the Oz collection. I just love him, and the good news for you is that he is in the current Black Friday sale ( along with a lot of other amazing stamp sets so do take a look and grab yourself a crafty bargain!).

If you aren't a fan of fussy cutting I have even more good news- this collection comes with matching dies! I started my card by stamping the images with Memento ink and colouring them with alcohol pens. then cutting them with the dies. 

To create the background I blended Distress Oxide through the Square Route stencil. It had to be yellow ink of course! 

I then added another layer of interest with the Ink Splats stamp, which I heat embossed to add some shine, and also a few oil cans. 

To finish I used foam to mount the elements and sentiment before mat and layering on black to really make the card 'pop'.

Thursday 11 November 2021

Queen of Hearts

This weeks inspiration for Visible Image features the fabulous Queen of Hearts from their stunning Wonderland collection. I love colouring up these characters- it takes me right back to my childhood, curled up with my nose in Alice's  magical adventures. 

I decided to pop a little Pride spin on my queen today and give her a rainbow backdrop and a glitzy drag queen look. It was so much fun to create. Here's how I did it...

Step 1: I created my rainbow with distress ink and used the edge of a piece of scrap paper to ensure clean lines between the colours. 

Step 2: I taped the Dark Hearts stencil over the top and applied some generous layers of black ink. I couldn't quite get the depth of colour I wanted with the distress ink so switched to pouncing versafine clair Nocturn ink over it instead. 

Step 3: Once happy with the depth of black, I added clear embossing powder to add some shine. 

Step 4: I coloured my Queen with Copic markers and gave her some glittery eyeshadow with stickles and fussy cut. I also used a fineliner to extend her eyelashes for a more dramatic look!

Step 5: To finish I stamped the sentiment and edged it in complimenting rainbow colours. I also added sequins- because every Queen loves a  sparkly sequin! 

I really hope you like my take on this classic character as much as I enjoyed making her. I will be back with more character cards soon.