Good Evening! Hope you have had a good week, it has gone so fast here! Can’t quite believe it’s Friday tomorrow.. already!! Thank you so much to everyone who has pre-ordered our NEW stamps and stencils! We are quite overwhelmed by the number of orders we’ve received so far, with initial stock of some designs already sold out, more stock has been ordered! Wow!!! Our Design Team are loving the new stamps and stencils and we will have some fabulous inspiration for you really soon! Today’s inspiration features one of our older backgrounds: ‘The Ripple Effect stamp’ teamed up with our stunning seahorse. Over to Heather Mitchell…
Hello once again…
I’ve been itching to share this Visible Image DT project with you all, as I just love how it’s turned out! It really got my creative juices flowing and I adore all the different textures on there from the stamps I’ve used.
I started out by heat embossing The Ripple Effect in white embossing powder onto watercolour card before adding distress oxide inks in a watercolour style around the ripples themselves.
The oxides inks pads are great for creating watercolour backgrounds
To create a hint of sparkle to the project, Fibonacci was heat embossed using a gorgeous metallic copper powder, which looks beautiful when the light hits it. Next, to contrast with the calming hues, I added Infusion powders to the areas in-between.
I used Anita’s 3D Clear Gloss to make the ripples as it has a fine nib so is perfect for smaller areas
To build on the texture, I stamped the net from the Mesh-ellaneous set in a deep blue and then added the shoal of fish and the sea plants (both from Dare to Swim).
I’m a little bit in love with Wow’s Copper Embossing Powders as they add warmth to a project with a hint of sparkle
With everything dry I could begin to add my main focal images; the gorgeous Sea Horse and the sentiment from Create Your Calm.
Even with all the different textures, the make still felt like it needed some dimension to it so I added clear gloss to the ripple areas to make it look glassy and add some movement and I just love the finished effect! The ripple effect stamp works just beautifully with the Create Your Calm and Dare to Swim sets… def more to investigate there!!
The Ripple Effect
Dare To Swim
Create Your Calm
That’s all from me for now… catch up again soon!
This is incredible Heather! Your background is awesome… loving the ripple effect stamp with the seahorse!
Thank you ♡
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Mark & Helen xx