Wonderful Wednesday inspiration @ Visible Image

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Wednesday’s inspiration comes from the wonderful Kim Robertson!
Over to Kim…


Hi Folks
Today is my Visible Image day, and as gas has been a bit thin on the ground this week I think I was feeling a little chilly, and the autumnal feel of my card for today maybe gives it away haha. I just love the colours on this one and love this seasons texture in cards if not the cold .

Visible Image stamps - Just Making Memories - Leaf stamp - Poinsettia Set - Kim Robertson

Here is today’s card with one of my favourite sentiments, I just love the font and the gorgeousness of the curls and simplicity of the words too. Perfect.


So using the new Poinsettia set from fabby Visible Image I used the large leaf and clear embossing powder on a 4″ by 6″ piece of white card.

I stamped the leaf randomly using Perfect medium embossing ink and the clear powder and heat set.

I then chose all these colours from Lord Holtz of Ranger city. Here we Have Dried Marigold, Rusty Hinge, Peacock Feathers, Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain. I used all of them in two layers in the usual way I ink with the pattern I have used many times here on the blog.

Once I added the colours I ran some vintage photo around the edge and used the Poinsettia in the corresponding colours to stamp onto the background so it would just have a layer in between the leaves which are now resisting any inks because of the embossed leaves. I also spritzed some drips of water and dabbed it off with a tissue leaving some large blobs and then I had a white paint marker which I flicked at the card too. I then heat set all and mounted onto turquoise and the white card and added some frayed burlap to the left side.

I had a small chippie piece which I got the other week when I went to see Pauline on the team and our lovely Hazel in Hazels shop, Dragon Paper crafts in Rugby a few weeks ago, and we all went to the local pound shop and I got a couple of these sets and thought it would go nice in Rusty Hinge on this project so I inked it randomly before adding to the card.

I also added some Rusty Hinge and some Vintage Photo to the edge of the Sentiment that I stamped onto a small tag for the card.

Next I took them same inks and used again the leaf and stamped it n mixed colours  and began cutting them out just randomly , it does not have to be perfect as nature is not perfect and no two leaves will be the same.

I also decided to emboss one of the sheets of stamped leaves in clear embossing powder to give some of them a shiny look while still allowing them to be manipulated into shape.

At this stage I also added some string around the burlap and added 2 corner pieces in chipboard to and adhered the fancy strip I inked earlier, I also added some small string pieces in sections with a small knot to each just for a little added interest. I went around all the leaves after cutting them out to ink the white edges and laid them all out in the colours to make sure a good blend. I added the sentiment onto some foam and laid it onto the card on the burlap on a slight angle.

Once added I started laying down the leaves some flat but a little curled edges etc, and some on foam to raise a little. I added the colours randomly without putting two the same next to each other too much. Once done I simply added a chocolate backing piece and some sparkly brown bling in a few places. I also then found a little charm that says live your dreams on it and thought it would go well with the gorgeous sentiment so added this too.

Here is the card totally finished.

Visible Image stamps - Poinsettia stamp - leaves - Just Making Memories - Kim Robertson

I think you can just see the Poinsettia in the background but in person you can see it very clearly.

Here are the stamps I used for this one..

 Just Making Memories                            Poinsettia Stamp Set

If any of  you like to do scrapbook layouts of the project life things, and like to add sentiments etc, wouldn’t this one be a great one to add to the top of journalling tags etc or as the focal point to the bottom of an image, say a picture of you with the babies or grand babies. Lovely. The Poinsettia is stunning too with a modern twist on the classic Flower of Christmas time.

Love to all and see you next week.

You will more of Kim’s stunning work over on her blog

Thanks so much for visiting today.

Mark & Helen xx

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