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Sunday, 28 June 2015

Hearts & Flowers with Visible Image

Time for me to show you a couple of cards using stamps from Visible Image.
I used Aquatints to create the background for this one, on watercolour card.
The stamps I used are - 
Bronte Script (background)
Cogs from Time After Time set  (background)
Plasma (background)
Clockwork Heart from Oz Tin Man set
Border stamping - flower stem from Flower Inkognito
This background was created by stamping in Versamark, heat embossing with clear embossing powder, then blending inks over.  I did this 2 or 3 times creating layers.
Stamps used are -

And here's all the links for everything Visible Image! -

Visible Image Website - Buy stamps, get lots of inspiration, newsletter sign up, and contact details.
Visible Image Blog - Daily inspiration from the DT.
Visible Image Facebook Group - DT inspiration, monthly 'Show & Tell' contest, and the place to find lots of other Visible Image fans.
Visible Image Facebook Page - Where you'll find all the latest news and information.

Monday, 22 June 2015

A Bit More Clarity and Visible Image.

I've been playing with the Clarity bubbles stencil again, along with stamps from Visible Image.
Using just one Distress Ink - Mermaid Lagoon.
 Overlaying the stencil and using two Distress Inks - Abandoned Coral and Twisted Citron.
Just one Distress Ink - Abandoned Coral.  I dried the ink off with my heat gun, then placed the stencil over the ink again and pressed through it with Versamark, then heat embossed with Crystal Print Magic from Debbi Moore Designs, to give it shine and sparkle, not that you can see it much on the photo..... lol.

Sunday, 21 June 2015

A Bit of Clarity.....

A new stencil and some stamps from Clarity Stamping.  I just love this stencil......
I used just one colour Distress Ink through the stencil, Cracked Pistachio, and just made it lighter in places.  Apart from the butterflies and flower, which are from Inkylicious, the stamps are from the Wee Folk collection, cute aren't they. 
I'd like to enter this into the present challenge at Artistic Stamper where the theme is Summer. 

Visible Image

It's Sunday and time for me to show you a project using stamps from Visible Image.  
I made the background on my Gelli Plate using acrylic paints, and a couple of background stamps.  I then stamped Woman Inkognito in Versamark and heat embossed with black embossing powder.  I did the same with the sentiment.
Stamps I used are -
Cracked Background

 For the background on this one, I used the 'Shaving Foam Technique', if you haven't tried it you must, it's so much fun.  The sentiment is one of the brand new releases, available now at Visible Image.

I stamped the butterfly twice, once on the card and again on a piece of acetate, which was attached by the body and the wings bent up just a little, and finished of with gems.
Me Time
Large Butterfly

And here's all the links for everything Visible Image! -

Visible Image Website - Buy stamps, get lots of inspiration, newsletter sign up, and contact details.
Visible Image Blog - Daily inspiration from the DT.
Visible Image Facebook Group - DT inspiration, monthly 'Show & Tell' contest, and the place to find lots of other Visible Image fans.
Visible Image Facebook Page - Where you'll find all the latest news and information.

Monday, 15 June 2015

GDT at Country View Crafts

I was really happy to be asked to join the rest of the Country View Crafts team as GDT for June.  The theme for this challenge is Shabby Chic, which I think everyone loves.........  It's a while since I've made this kind of card, so I really enjoyed making it.
Here's my card.
The backing papers are from the Linen Closet paper stack by DCWV.  I cut them to size and distressed the edges a little.  I used Sue Wilson dies for the lager oval, and a die from the same set for the sentiment oval.  The sentiment is a stamp by Phil Martin.  The flourishes were cut with a Marianne die and the flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts, which I coloured a little with Distress Inks.

Sunday, 14 June 2015

What Really Matters..........

It's Sunday and that's my day to show you a project using the fab Visible Images stamps.  Something a bit different from the usual card for this one.  This also features one of the brand new word stamps which were released on Friday.  If you haven't already, you really should pop over to the shop and see all the fab new stamps for yourselves!
I blew the dust off my Cameo for this one and cut a shadow box on it.  I inked the background with Aquatints, a couple of shades of Adirondacks, Raspberry and Willow and Distress Ink - Vintage Photo. I also over stamped in the same colours,  The flower and words were stamps with black Versafine and heat embossed with black embossing powder.  The flowers and leaves were cut with Sue Wilson Dies.
Stamps used are:-
Wording - What Really Matters
And here's all the links you need -

Visible Image Website - Buy stamps, get lots of inspiration, newsletter sign up, and contact details.
Visible Image Blog - Daily inspiration from the DT.
Visible Image Facebook Group - DT inspiration, monthly 'Show & Tell' contest, and the place to find lots of other Visible Image fans.
Visible Image Facebook Page - Where you'll find all the latest news and information.

Saturday, 13 June 2015

Lavinia Challenge

The theme for Junes challenge over on Lavinia Stamps is 'Any Colours You Like', this is my entry for this challenge.
I used the bubble stencil from Clarity Stamps along with 2 colours of Distress Inks, Tumbled Glass and Tea Dye, which were applied with sponges.  All black stamping was done with Versafine.  I've left the sentiment off till I need to use the card.

Friday, 12 June 2015

New Stamp Release at Visible Image!!!!

Today sees the new release of lots of fab stamps from Visible Image.  There are five new character stamps and sixteen, yes sixteen, new sentiment stamps.  I promise you, you'll want them all...... lol.
Here's a card I made using one of the new sentiment stamps, Reason To Smile.
I used Aquatints to make the background, the scroll stamp is from the Revolution set and of course the sentiment, one of the new releases.
Click the following links to be taken straight to the stamps.
And here's some useful links for you -

Visible Image Website - Buy stamps, get lots of inspiration, newsletter sign up, and contact details.
Visible Image Blog - Daily inspiration from the DT.
Visible Image Facebook Group - DT inspiration, monthly 'Show & Tell' contest, and the place to find lots of other Visible Image fans.

Visible Image Facebook Page - Where you'll find all the latest news and information.

Sunday, 7 June 2015

Play It Loud with Visible Image

Today is my first day to show you a card made using fab Visible Image stamps, as part of the lovely design team.  I'm thrilled to bits to have been chosen to join them, from the many great applications they'll have got.  So here we go.......


For the background I used Brushos in just 2 colours, then while it was still wet, I used a spritzer to blow the ink around, I love this effect.  I then stamped the image and sentiment in black Versafine and heat embossed with clear embossing powder.  All the other stamping was done with various Distress Inks.

The stamps I used are -
Play It Loud                                                                    
Soul Music                                                                    
Plasma                                                                      

And here's all the links you need -

Visible Image Website - Buy stamps, get lots of inspiration, newsletter sign up, and contact details.

Visible Image Blog - Daily inspiration from the DT.

Visible Image Facebook Group - DT inspiration, monthly 'Show & Tell' contest, and the place to find lots of other Visible Image fans.

Visible Image Facebook Page - Where you'll find all the latest news and information.

Saturday, 30 May 2015

Brusho's

It seems ages since I last blogged, been busy with other stuff, but I have made this card this week.
For the background I got a piece of bubble wrap, sprinkled on some Brushos, gave it a spritz with water, then pressed it onto some glossy card, love this effect!.  All the stamps are from the Tim Holtz set 'Seamless Experience'.  I have quite a few of Tim's stamps, I really need to make time to use them..... lol.

Monday, 18 May 2015

Some news............

.......... I've been itching to mention this since Saturday.......  I've been asked to join the fab DT over on Visible Image, after applying to their DT call a couple of weeks ago.  So I'm thrilled to bits to be joining them and using their fab stamps, hoping to bring fellow crafters some inspiration.  I've used their stamps for a long time now, starting from when I used to run the I Love ProMarkers blog and they became one of our sponsors.

This card uses just one of their sentiment stamps, the image is a stencil and the background was made with just one shade of Aquatints, I think they're brilliant.  Lady Liberty, looks like she's got a lovely blue sky behind her.
And the real thing..... 

 ........taken in September last year when we were in New York for our wedding anniversary.  She's lovely isn't she........

Saturday, 16 May 2015

Purple Christmas

I'm trying to make at least 1 Christmas card a week, (did 2 this week.... lol)  I made this one at the beginning of the week and forgot to take a pic.

I used a background stamp by Just Rite for this one, the sentiment is also a stamp by Just Rite.  They really do stamp up lovely.  I stamped it in Imperial Purple Versafine and heat embossed with clear embossing powder.  Versafine ink is brilliant to use for heat embossing. The borders were cut with a Joanna Sheen die, and the snowflake with various dies.
A closer look at the snowflake.