Thursday 31 August 2023

Captain Awesome

 It's no secret that I absolutely love spending time curled up with my colouring pens bringing life to character stamps, and Captain Awesome from Visible Image is one of my all time favourites to colour. He is so perfect for cards for lads, and also Dads, because lets face it, there aren't many fellas out there who didn't grow up loving space stories. My 50 something yr old husband is still a huge Star Trek fan to this day! 

Visible Image have recently release new coordinating dies to their brilliant space themed stamps, which is a real game changer, especially if you aren't a fan of fussy cutting. Enter the code DIES20 to get a fabulous 20% discount throughout September to celebrate the launch. 

I started by creating a galactic background on black mixed media card stock. I lay down some Distress Oxide on to my craft mat, spritzed with water and dabbed the card in until I was happy with the coverage. I then did the same with some Distress Mica spray to add a little extra sparkle and shimmer  to my night sky. 

I then took the Super Star stencil and a sheet of inky card stock I had previously sprayed with Distress Mica, drew around the star and cut out.

I then lay the entire stencil on my background and carefully applied gold glitter paste through the rays. 

I removed the stencil and set aside to dry naturally. 

While I waited for the paste to dry I stamped and coloured Captain Awesome and other elements with alcohol markers, and die cut. Don't they look amazing?!

I also stamped and fussy cut the space rocks and laser beam from inky card and added extra colour with Inktense pencils. 

When the paste was dry I assembled my card, adhering the various images with 3D glue gel to add depth and dimension. 

As well as the space collection having new coordinating dies, some of the most popular Christmas sets now also have them, so if you are prepping for the festive season do take a look over on the website and social media platforms linked below. There are also more exciting things in the pipeline from Visible Image HQ that I am sure you won't want to miss!

Thursday 17 August 2023

Feel The Beat

 Recently as I have had my windows open at night I have heard lots of live music coming from various festivals in the local area, and this is the inspiration for this weeks project for Visible Image. 

I don't know about you, but I really love live music, and am always in awe of the skills of the musicians, especially those on the drums. I would be dropping those sticks left right and centre but they make it look easy and fun so this card is for all the talented drummers out there. 

To start I took an inky background that I had created by sprinkling Dinkles powders onto wet card stock and spritzing with water. 

I stamped the drummer from Feel The Beat and heat embossed him. 

I then took the new Frosty stencil and some Distress Ink and created some rays around him to imitate stage lighting. Using a paper mask I then created a stage with ink to ground him. 

I wanted to add some sparkle so also spread some glitter paste through the same stencil. Once dry I added gel pen highlights and a sentiment to finish. 

It's been a while since I have played with the Visible Image music collection, but like good music they never go out of style! I will definitely be playing with the others in the collection soon . 

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Thursday 3 August 2023

You'll Get Through This Storm

Todays design team inspiration for Visible Image is a sunny card that offers support to anyone that may be having a tough time. 

As I watched a recent Visible Image live over on YouTube where Mark was using the Breakout stencil I decided to craft along myself and created this background. I applied texture paste to mixed media card stock and sprayed my new Craft Artist Fusion sprays over it once dry. 

I then took the small element stamps from the Rise and Shine stamp set and added them as detail around the edge in co ordinating Distress Oxide ink . 

I stamped the large sun from the set on an inky piece of card and fussy cut. 

To add a little shimmer to my stencilled sun rays I lightly rubbed over some Pebeo gilding wax. 

My chosen sentiment was from the brilliant Look Forward With Hope set, which also conveniently comes with a small cloud stamp. I stamped and coloured several to place around the sun and mounted them with glue gel to add some dimension. 

I highly recommend watching Marks live demos if you can. You can find them on the links below. He is so inspiring!