Beautifully Wicked | Halloween Card

Hello! We have lots more gorgeous inspiration here on the Visible Image blog today! First up today is the very fabulous Nadine Carlier, with a brilliant Halloween card featuring our Wicked Witch stamp…

Halloween is getting closer! So time to get those Halloween cards done like this beautifully wicked Halloween card that I made.


Halloween card - wicked witch stamp


Even though this Oz Wicked Witch Stamp Set by Visible Image goes with their Wizard Of Oz stamp collection, I thought it was perfect for a Halloween card too. I stamped everything out with Memento Ink in Tuxedo Black and colored them in with Copic markers.


 


Then I used the coordinating Oz Wicked Witch dies and my Gemini Jr. to cut out the images. Layered the images up on top of some patterned papers that I matted with black cardstock and also added a layer of some cheesecloth between them. Popped some of the images and layers up with some foam squares.





OZ Wicked Witch - stamp - rubber - clear


OZ Wicked Witch - dies - card making





Nadine what a fantastic Halloween card! We love the layers and the texture from the cheesecloth! Our wicked witch stamp has been coloured beautifully too!
Thank you ♡

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Wizard of Oz | Stamps & Dies | Visible Image

Hi there! Guest Designer Lynda Hall is here on the blog today with a fantastic card featuring some of our Wizard of Oz stamps! Lynda has created a scene from the story where the 4 new friends are following the yellow brick road to OZ…

Who loves the old classic The Wizard of Oz? I sure do, but then anything with witches and wizards always gets my vote!

 

Today I’d like to take you for a wander along the dusty old yellow brick road, as I share with you how I created this piece of artwork using the brilliant Oz character stamps from Visible Image. They all have so much character don’t you think?

 

Wizard of Oz - Card - Handmade - Rubber stamps

 

I have made a few cards with individual characters, but I wanted them all to feature together in a piece, and with my trusty drawing gum I was able to achieve this easily. On an 8″ sheet of mixed media card I first stamped Dorothy and Scarecrow. I used the gum to first mask Dorothy, and when it was dry I was able to stamp the Tin Man. The next step was to mask both him and Scarecrow, and stamp Cowardly Lion between them so that he appears behind.

 

 

I sketched some simple scenery in behind them, and set to work painting with watercolour paints. I always tend to do my backgrounds first, as that way if I mess it up and I’m not happy with it I haven’t wasted time with detailing the main images, which can be really frustrating ( trust me I have learned that the hard way!)

 

 

To create the brick road I first painted it yellow ( of course!) , and then used a watercolour marker to add the detail , before softly blending the lines with water.

 

 

Of course all paths lead to somewhere, and in this case The Emerald City. But first there is a poppy field to negotiate en route as I recall so I popped that in with some red marker dots, to create the illusion of one in the background. On the brow of the hill I drew the city, sitting proudly under the all important rainbow.

 

 

I added some definition to the hills with pencils, and then set about colouring the characters with alcohol markers, which really brought the whole thing to life.

 

 

 

This really was so much fun to do and I am thrilled to be able to share it as a member of the Visible Image guest DT. I guess that just goes to prove that, just like the sentiment says,  dreams really do come true.

 



Lynda

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We love your card Lynda! The Oz characters look brilliant together, and you have coloured them wonderfully! Thank you ♡

You will find more inspiring projects from Lynda over on her blog.



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Wizard of Oz stamps - dies



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Don’t Make Me Release The Flying Monkeys | Visible Image Stamps

Good afternoon! We are back with more Wizard of OZ inspiration today. Heather is here with some fantastic projects created with our Flying Monkey stamps…


Hello!


Visible Image have been super busy lately (as always!) after producing some truly amazing stamps and stencils for February’s release.  The Alice in Wonderland stamps went down a storm and they have been followed by the gorgeous Wizard of Oz stamps and dies… yes, that’s right… dies!!  Having been a Wizard of Oz fan since I was very small I was so excited to get my inky mitts on these!!


The Oz Flying Monkeys  used to scare the life out of me when I was small (and even a bit now too!) and I really wanted to use them and so my first make was this card…



Flying Monkey stamp - Wizard of Oz



The dark background uses Distress Oxide ink pads in Black Soot, Hickory Smoke and Chipped Sapphire along with a splatter of Brushed Pewter Distress Spray Stain.  The moon is  Mustard Seed oxide and the swirly Time Tunnel stencil has been made using Carved Pumpkin.




The scary monkey (look at its eyes… just haunting!) has been heat embossed in Wow’s Super Fine Ebony embossing powder onto watercolour card before using a mixture of watercolours, Distress Spray Stains and Derwent Inktense pencils (and a little gold gel pen) to colour him in.



The little flying monkeys have been stamped using a Versafine Onyx Black ink pad and then heat embossed using the same Wow powder used on the large monkey.

For the sentiment, I made (another) grungy background using my much over-used oxides, and die-cut two little clouds.  Having edged them with black, I stamped the sentiment on using Wow’s Opaque bright White embossing powder and attached using foam tape.


 

My second make is a tag…



For this wee fella, I’ve heat embossed him using Wow’s Metallic Copper powder and coloured him using the same materials as before just in different colours.



I’ve upped the menacing look by giving him red eyes and they do look very demonic!


The background is my ever go-to favourite Strobe stencil over which I’ve lightly stamped the smaller monkey stamps using Archival’s Watering Can ink pad just to give a hint at the monkeys.  Having fussy cut the monkey out (and I didn’t have the dies at the time of making so excuse some of my dodgy areas!) I’ve placed him on the wall I’ve stamped using the brick stamp from the set.

The bright purple sentiment has been heat embossed using Wow’s Metalline Violet embossing powder, each word trimmed  and then added using tiny foam tape. Some stained muslin and ribbon have been threaded through the punched hole to finish.



And there you go!  Wonderful stamps (and dies) which, rightly so, have been super popular.



Products Used:


Flying Monkey Stamp - Wizard of Oz



spiral stencil - time tunnel



strobes - rays - stencil



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Thanks for reading … until next time.

Heather xx


 

Heather these are both so awesome! Love your moon, the silhouette monkeys look fantastic against it. And he looks so mischievious sitting on the wall… Thank you ♡

You will find more fantastic projects from Heather over on her blog.


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Love and Be Loved | Tin Man Stamp

Hello! We have some brilliant Wizard of OZ inspiration on the blog today! Lisa has created an awesome MDF tag featuring our Tin Man stamps with lots of amazing texture…



I’m very excited to share a Wizard of Oz Tin Man mixed media piece on an mdf tag today…



Here is the stamp set:


Here are the steps:

I used two embossing folders one panel folder by Tim Holtz and the other from Crafters Companion. I also used matt silver card stock and silver metallic ink from Crafters Companion.
The acrylic paints are from Golden and the silver gilding wax from pebeo.
The grey board cogs are from Imagination Crafts.


I began by creating a distress oxide background using metal patina colours..




























I added some paint to the path on top of the yellow alcohol ink so it was less bright.



Till next time…

Lisa xx




Our Tin Man stamp looks amazing Lisa! Check out that rust! Loving all your embellishments and texture too. Thank you ♡

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