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Thursday, 3 September 2015

Sunset....

I haven't added this to a card yet.  I love creating scenes, I did this one over the weekend when I felt like my mojo had gone.  I wanted to do something but didn't know what, so off I went to You Tube and came across a tutorial, so thought I'd play along.  I just wanted to do something I didn't really want to have to think too much about...... lol.
The colours I used for the background are Sail Boat Blue, Butterscotch and Raspberry, all Adirondack ink pads.  The twiggy stamps is the Winter Tree stamp from Visible Image and the others are from Inkylicious. 

Wednesday, 2 September 2015

IndigoBlu

I'm trying to be more up to date with my blog and post something every day, let's see how it goes eh.... lol.
I've made this card for the challenge over at IndigoBlu where the theme is 'Frame It'.  I inked the background first with Dusty Concord Distress Ink, masking of the moon.  Just 2 stamps used for this one which are from the 'Here Comes Santa' set.  I also added some glitter to the snowflakes but it's not showing too good in the photo.

Tuesday, 1 September 2015

Leafy Vines

This card is actually purple..... looks like brown on the pic...... lol.  I used the fab Leafy Vines stamps from Hero Arts, heat embossed in Silver.  The sentiment is computer generated and then cut with Sue Wilson dies.

Monday, 31 August 2015

Bright Lights of NYC!

 I used Aquatints for the background on this card, sprinkled onto wet water colour card.  I also splashed some plain water over the top and dabbed off to reveal lighter speckles.  Then I stamped over with a stamp from Altenew.  The set is called 'Sketchy Cities America'.  I think this stamp works well with this background, the bright lights of New York! (yes I'm still in love with NYC)

Sunday, 30 August 2015

Going Green with Visible Image

I've just realised I've got 2 green cards this week.........duhhhh
I used Aquatints to colour the background, just one colour brushed over wet, water colour card.  I did a couple of brushes across either side, leaving the middle pretty clear, the inks blended nicely in the middle.  I used a stencil for the tiny dots then used Ink Splats stamps around the edges, heat embossed Flower Inkognito and the sentiment stamp is Imperfection is Beauty.
I made my own stencil for this one, just a square nestie cut through mylar.  I then inked through it with Diestress Ink, and stamped the snowflakes in the same colour.  I heat embossed the sentiment.  Only one stamp set was used which was White Christmas.

And here's all the links you need 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.

Tuesday, 25 August 2015

Anniversary card

I made this card for my neice for her 2nd Wedding Anniversary, then forgot to blog it!  This is using a stencil from Clarity Stamps, which I inked through with Distress Ink Abandoned Coral, 
 the couple, is one of the Wee Folk stamps, from Clairty.  I cut a corner of a background stamp for the hearts, as I don't have any tiny heart stamps, hard to believe with the hundreds of stamps I own..... lol.

Christmas with Clarity

I love these Wee Folk stamps from Clarity Stamps.  I've made a few of these cards, just in different colours.  I think they're quite cute!
I made my own masks, just the right size to cover these cards, nice easy cards.



Sunday, 23 August 2015

Visible Image

I used Distress Inks for the background, blended with sponges.  Colours used are Dusty Concord, Mustard Seed and Picked Raspberry.  I also splashed drops of water over the ink and dabbed off, this removes the colour and creates white spots, love doing this.
 Stamps used are - Bronte Script and White Christmas.
The background for this one was made by 'smooshing' the card through Evergreen Bough Distress Ink, on my craft mat.  I then splashed drops of water over the ink and dabbed of with tissue, leaving white spots.  I love the pattern created with the inks.  Stamps used are Vision Inkognito, Never Grow Up Set.

And here's all the links you need 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.

Wednesday, 19 August 2015

Easy stuff....

I've been a bit stuck on what to do this last couple of days, so off I went Googling....... came across a few things which were quite straight forward and didn't need much thought...... lol.  So out came my Distress and Adirondack ink pads and away I went.
 I blended 3 colours of Distress Inks for this one, Peacock Feathers, Picked Raspberry and Fossilized Amber and used brushes to apply the ink.  The birdie stamp is from Inkylicious, and the Happy Birthday a stamp I've had for years.
2 colours of Adirondacks were used for this one, Stonewashed and Lettuce, again applied with brushes.  The stamp is also from Inkylicious and I coloured the red flowers with a Promarker.

Sunday, 16 August 2015

Visible Image, Brusho's & Christmas

I've been playing with Brushos again....... still loving them.....lol
 The stamps used for this card is just one set - Revolution.  Sorry I didn't take note of the colours I used for this one.
I inked Distress Ink, Evergreen Bough, through a Memory Box stencil for the panel, and one of the new Christmas Stamps - Magic of Christmas.

And here's all the links you need 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.

Sunday, 9 August 2015

Christening Cards


A couple of commissioned Christening cards I've made this week.

For Mr & Mrs Visible Image.....

This is the wedding card I made for Helen and Mark, the owners of Visible Image, who got married yesterday.  The stamps used are from their Wedding Set.