Hello and ‘Happy Friday’ to you! Hope you’ve had a good week 🙂 The weekend is almost here!!!
We are really looking forward to a couple of days off. We were up at 4am yesterday (for a very exciting reason!) but really feeling it today!
Lots of fabulous inspiration here on the Visible Image blog today, so we hope you enjoy and will feel really inspired to get out your stamps and inks…
Totally loved my new play with Brushos! I got an idea of trying with some other media then water, and it worked really well.
I masked off the edges on a plain white cardstock. Poured a pretty large amount of PPA (perfect paper adhesive) over it and swiped it around with my finger (yes, I used gloves, can’t stand the mess). Then I powdered two different of colors of Brushos over the surface. It started to blend a tiny bit, but not much so I started to swirl and drag the colors around with my finger again in the PPA. I dabbed around until I was satisfied. But something was missing…. ahhh GLITTER! So I took my finest glitter and sprinkled it over it all and then started to dry it with my heat gun. Slowly and moving it all the time to not over heat the adhesive. I could have set it aside for a few hours probably, but naaah… I wanted to finished it up.
It was dry after a while and I stamped the star from the Universal set serveral times on top. I used an archival inkpad. The sentiment Christmas Memories is stamped on Vellum and embossed in gold.
Note to self – put glue on the whole piece next time as it shows through a bit… lol.
Stamps from Visible Image – Universal set & Christmas Memories sentiment
Papers: Cardstock, Vellum
Medium:PPA, Brushos, Glitter, Embossing powder.
I made a 4×4 chunky canvas blank into a special little wall hanging using the one of the very special sentiment stamps as my focal point. It ended up looking a little vintage but I enjoyed the technique I used which was using a heavy bodied carvable paste coloured with ink and mica sprays to give it its rich tones, black lace and feathers always adds to the drama too.
I added a good amount of modelling paste to the front of this chunky canvas and simply using a palatte knife carved into it before drying with a heat gun, you can leave it over night if you refer and then you can sand the texture paste etc too if you would like a different effect. I wanted it to dry almost fabric looking so a little softer for this piece though.
This is the paste I used..
So after drying you can see it has puffed a little and is now matt
I used three different sprays two ink ones with no mica in a reddy tone and a chestnut brown and then a gold mica over spray gives it its shine. I dried each colour separately so the colours didn’t look muddy
I had some thin black lace in my stash so I added it in two layers facing each other on the sides. I used hot glue to attach it but you could easily use a fast drying wet glue also however tapes wont stand up to the heat gun too much and I reheated the top with sprays several times
Next I used this gorgeous sentiment that I loved immediately entitled If You Have Hope
I added my sentiment using Pinflair glue so it would self level on the top, and sit how I wanted to contrast with the backing.I also added a little angle resin piece I had and added some classic treasure gold to the corners and the resin angel to pick out the features.
Here it is diagonally so you can see the light from a different angle.
I added some black marabou feathers and some little black bead stamens poking out of the feather too and some little pearls in the corners with a few tiny roses in a matching tone to the bottom right of the sentiment for balance.So that’s it folks it turned out really well and I enjoyed putting this one together..
I hope you like it.
Have a wonderful day and thank you for stopping by.
Today it’s a quick card from me, as time has been running away with me this week!
I have used the fun and funky Robot Data Set to make a cool birthday card
The background is blended Distress Inks with the binary stamp randomly stamped on it. I used Promarkers to colour the robot and monitor, mounting them on the card with 3d foam. The sentiment is embossed with WOW powders ultra fine white embossing powder.
Thanks for stopping by – look forward to seeing you next week!
It’s Fabulous Friday and time for me to share a creation I’ve made using some fantastic Visible Image Stamps
The stamps I’ve used on this card are…
I started off by sprinkling some Brusho’s on a piece of card, spritzing with water, then layering up more Brusho’s and water for a nice intense look, then dried it totally.
I stamped the sentiment using Versamark onto this piece of card, then heat embossed it using white powder,and cut the card to the size I wanted. I decided at this stage that I wanted it to be very glossy, so using the Versamark pad I completely covered the card, and heat embossed using clear powder, and did this twice more.
On a small piece of card, I stamped the butterfly using black ink, coloured it using a paintbrush and Brusho’s, then added Stickles on top for the bling factor.
Finally for the background, I stamped the tree’s using Distress inks, then added some more Stickles as blossom.
Thanks for dropping in,
Hugs, Pauline xxxxxxx
Thank you so much ladies… awesome projects!
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Enjoy the rest of your Friday and we will be back with new inspiration from Susanne Rose and Kim Johnny this weekend 🙂
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Mark & Helen xx