Good Morning! It’s a beautiful day here in South Wales today. Very cold but gorgeous sunshine and blue sky 🙂
It’s a beautiful day here on our blog too…. with stunning inspiration from Kim Robertson who has been creating with our NEW Colours of The Wind stamp set, part of our INKognito II collection.
Over to Kim with a brilliant step by step tutorial…
So nice to be here, and I have a sneakie at the new launch of gorgeous INKognito II, I for one just love love love them all. Visible image are having a huge launch of not only INkognito II but of other ranges coming out very soon… In fact they go on pre sale Fri 6/2/15 that’s right this Friday!
The stamp set I chose to use for today is called Colours of the Wind and I just think it is so classy and versatile, it could be used for so many different occasions and mixed media art would be a dream with this one.
So here is today’s card. What do you think?
I took my colours of the wind stamp and some card dusted previously with an anti-static bag
I stamped out my image using Perfect medium twice, I also used Clear embossing powder to set my shiny embossed image to the white paper..
The colours I chose for this one were wild honey and peacock feathers as shown below.
You will see here I also have some extra smaller stamps around the main image I actually cut one of the smaller leaves away from the main image so I could have it to use as you see. I took my distress inks and began colouring the page, the embossing of course is acting as your resist against the water based inks, I used the usual colouring method that we have discussed many times on my blog. I also then used the tone on tone inks and stamped some more little leaves.I also stamped part of the sentiment which said colours at the bottom of the page.
Here I decided to mount this piece onto Kraft card I also took some treasure gold furniture wax which I use alot in my mixed media projects and canvas arts, and lightly added it to the clear embossed leaves and once dry (about 10 seconds) took a micro fibre cloth and buffed the whole thing to a real high shine. I set this aside and moved to the next layer.
I took a piece of Kraft card and a couple of types of burlap I secured it to the card and frayed it as I went, trimmed to size and mounted onto a piece of white card. I made one more layer which was another piece of kraft onto white card and gathered all my pieces together.
I then decided I would keep one of the layers at an angle for interest and to give room for the bow etc.
I tied a bow from brown silk seam binding and added a small burlap string bow atop of it and lastly added some treasure gold to some broken Cinnamon sticks and used that to add to the knot of the bow.
I stamped the sentiment in the same way with the resist of the clear embossing onto white card and colours with the same colours but added a little vintage photo distress ink around the edges before mounting onto Kraft card. I added some seam binding under that layer on the card too so I could add a little cream resin piece to the side so it looked almost like a opening book.
As I stamped colours at the bottom of the card from the sentiment I decided to add the word wind in burlap which I inked and treasure golded also. And the last touches were to add a few more broken pieces of Cinnamon sticks and the card was complete.
The stamp set I used was called Colours of the Wind and it will be available on Friday from the Visible Image website of gorgeousness.
Have an absolutely great Wednesday Guys and Dolls!
What a stunning project with our NEW stamps! So gorgeous! You will find more of Kim’s fabulous work over on her blog
We will be back a little later with a stunning steampunk project from Lisa…
Have a great day 🙂
Mark & Helen xx