Curious Cat

Good Evening! Hope you are having a good week so far.

Jane Tyrrell is here on the blog today with a fantastic card…

I am here to share my weekly Design Team project for Visible Image stamps. This week I am sharing a make inspired by my sweetest cat Billy. He has shared our home for nearly 10 years now and is just the dearest, most gentle cat you could meet.  In the winter you will find him on his favourite green chair.



He is very timid of strangers and never really strays further than our back garden in the summer.



 and he likes to sit on the veranda of my garden studio



One thing all cats love are boxes and yes Billy has his own one where he often takes a cat nap when it’s a bit chilly.




My make today uses the brilliant Curious Cats set of stamps..





and yes his box influenced my make.. here it is…




I made an inky background using distress ink and then stamped “Billy’s” face. I coloured his eyes and nose with a gel pen. I added glossy accents to his eyes and nose to give them real cat like sparkle.

I cut a piece of cardboard packaging to make the surround and stamped the sentiment and paw prints which come in this set.  I cut a hole and then slits in the cardboard and then folded them back and stuck them down to form flaps.



Here are some close ups..




Below is a side view to show the texture and a peep at the inside…




ha ha….Billy in the dark? I used white embossing powder for this..




and one last shot..




This is such a fab set of stamps!


And one final photo to make you smile…yes Billy got in on the act as I took my photos…



such a funny boy and yes he even loves light boxes!




Thanks for stopping by and for all your very kind comments you take the time to leave me. The sunshine returned last week and Billy and I are loved it. We have even managed some cuppas in the garden.



However there are threats that the Beast might be back for a 3rd visit next weekend… I really hope not as that it a very special weekend for me and I have plans!


Back soon.


Bye for now,
Jane x




LOVE this card Jane… such a fantastic idea to have the cat peaking out!
Thank you ♡

You will find more of Jane’s inspiring cards and projects over on her blog.



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Enjoy your evening.

Mark & Helen xx




Bold Cats

Hello! We are back with some fabulous inspiration from Pauline Butcher today, as promised…

Hi there friends,
 
It’s Fabulous Friday, so you know what that means, yep, another creation using some fantastic Visible Image Stamps.
 



I wanted to use the small cats, and the paw print from the ‘Curious Cats‘ set, and there is also a small Cat in the ‘Create it‘ set too.


I stamped them all using a Kaleidocolor ink pad, then spritzed with water, to get them to run.

I then stamped the sentiment ‘Bold Colour‘ onto another piece of card, and heat embossed it using bright Orange Embossing Powder. 



Stamps Used:





Thank for your visit.
Hugs, Pauline xxxx



Loving your bold colour cats Pauline! Thank you ♡
You will find more of Pauline’s fabulous cards and projects over on her blog.



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We will be back tomorrow with something new from Nicky Glburt!


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Hope you’ll come and visit us again soon here on the Visible Image blog.


Wishing you a fantastic weekend!

Mark & Helen xx


Visible Image on Create and Craft TV

Hi there!


Mark will be demonstrating some of our awesome NEW stamps
on the Create and Craft TV channel this Saturday!



C&C promo March 4th



Wherever you are in the world you should be able to either watch the show live on TV or online!
OR you can catch up with it any time over the following week via their 7 day catch up service online.


Our Design Team have created some incredible samples for the show
and Mark has some fantastic demos planned!



We will be back sharing loads of gorgeous NEW stamps inspiration with you early next week.

 

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Thanks for visiting our blog today! Have a great weekend.

Mark & Helen xx

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Stay Curious!

Hi again! Yes we are back with MORE gorgeous inspiration… think this is our 10th blog post this weekend!!!

We’ll pass you over to Nicky Gilburt…


I am SO in love with this cat. I don’t think there is an EASIER stamp than this one, Curious Cats, to start from, but the effects you can achieve are incredible. Those eyes are just amazing. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a stamped image that’s so realistic. Anyhow, enough of my enthusing…




Created on a background of….yes… Distress Crayons! I blended some neutral tones and then picked up some distress ink colour in greens and orangey browns, making them watery and then making long drips across my card with a paintbrush. A bit of drying time and then I repeated the process at the other side. So rather than top to bottom, you get a bit of a cross stripe. And my tatty tabby was born!

Once I’d stamped and coloured the cat’s features (because my base card was coloured I stamped an extra pair of eyes onto thin white card and cut them out to stick over the original ones, you can’t tell!) I added the whiskers (all stamped with Versafine Onyx Black), and a little bit of depth with my Spiced Marmalade ink pad and a blender, and some paws and the repeated word ‘Curious’ across the top and bottom. It only remained to stamp the sentiment in black, and mount the image, and the card was complete.


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Happy crafting!
Nicky



 

Purrfect background for our cat Nicky! Love it.. thank you ♡


We are totally overwhelmed by the number of orders we have received for this set and we eagerly await more stock!


We have one final post to share with you today…

Mark & Helen xx

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