Thursday 7 December 2023

Into the Woods

I love to walk in the forest and I feel so fortunate to have some beautiful woodland right on my doorstep so it's something I do regularly. Getting outside and enjoying nature really makes me happy and allows me time and space to pause and reflect on life, and that's where the inspiration for this weeks project for Visible Image came from. 

I began by laying some Distress ink on my craft mat, spritzing with water and then picking the ink up onto the bird from the Time Flies stencil and pressing it onto watercolour card.

The next step was to create the sky. Once the ink was dry I covered the image with the stencil and blended Distress Oxide  inks around it, adding some darker shading just around the edge of the stencil to help the image pop. 

Then using a stamping platform I stamped the trees from Into The Woods, first stamping in Distress Oxide to give a lighter image in the background and add depth, and then the more detailed stamp was layered over the top and stamped in black ink. I also added the small birds, again stamping in a light oxide to place them in the background.

The sentiment is from the brilliant Happiness Matters set. I stamped this directly on the card and added white highlights with a gel pen.

Do check out Visible Image on the links below. As always my very talented team mates are busy sharing gorgeous inspiration and we also love to see what you are creating too in the Facebook group.



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This is the last post from me before the Christmas break, so I will take this opportunity to say Merry Christmas. I hope you all have a wonderful time however you choose to spend it.

See you in the New Year!



Products Used

Happiness Matters