Beauty Goes Far Deeper

Hello again! We have a super stunning project to share with you next, created for a gorgeous feature in Creative Stamping magazine last month. Nicky Gilburt is here to give you all the details of how she created her beautiful card…

I’d like to share a special project that I did for Visible Image using their beautiful Dare to Swim stamps. It was a very special undertaking as part of the design team, to produce three pieces for Creative Stamping Magazine to show the variety of what could be achieved with one design.

My background colours were achieved through mixing and adding water to Distress Crayons, and the design started off life like this:

Hard to believe – but the way that you can get the crayons to work for you with a bit of water – they are amazing!

I focused on depth, and researched what water looked like from beneath the surface. With strokes of white pen to show the rays of light shining through the water I think I achieved this

Once my background was very dry and I had added some shoals of fish and blue seaweed, I rubbed it with an anti-static bag and stamped and embossed the jellyfish in white. I used the same white marker pen and a paintbrush to soften the ink strokes to add a touch of translucency to the jellyfish before sealing them with glossy accents and a tiny sprinkle of glitter

Mark’s cleverly designed bubbles and shoals of fish added that final bit of depth to the image, and I split the text of the sentiment into two parts, changing from black to white too, to show, hopefully, how dark it is down there!

I mounted my image on a matching background, created using the same principle of blending the crayons and adding some stamped images. Edge to edge water

Full details of this card and the two other creations by our amazing Pauline and Teresa are in Creative Stamping magazine, Issue 43, if you were lucky enough to get a copy!

This amazing set of stamps, unrivaled both in detail and size, is called Dare to Swim:

Don’t miss out on all the beautiful creations and ideas over in the Visible Image project galleries!

Happy Crafting
 Nicky x

This is an absolutely stunning project Nicky.. your rays through the water are incredible and your jellyfish are beautiful! Thank you so much ♡

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Mark & Helen xx