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We are back to our PINK theme this evening and we have a sparkly pink number from Kim Robertson to share with you!
Over to Kim…
Hi my fellow Crafters
This week sees the start of The Big Pink week all around the country in aid of the amazing Breast Cancer awareness campaigns all over the world. The Visible Image team have been no exception and have been creating some gorgeous pink cards and projects all week, with more to come! Culminating in a fabulous blog hop on Friday with a masssssssive prize (sneaky picture at the end of this post) to win from Mark and Helen at Visible Image and what a fun hop it will be too…. all will be revealed on Friday!
Today here is my Vision of pink sparkliness …
You know how much I love the Colours of the Wind set, and that beautiful big leaf, so I decided to use a couple of different distress inks in of course ‘pink’ tones, and do a background covered in sparkle with the Smile Sparkle Shine sentiment stamped onto the glitter, and brushed out using a damp paint brush.
Here are some photos from along the way creating this one.
I didn’t do a step by step for this stage as I have done something similar very recently with this stamp set, and how I ink and stamp tone on tone. I have also stamped out the little leaves in Versamark and embossed them in clear to start, so they work as a resist in the usual way. The larger leaf was of course stamped off the page and I used Picked Raspberry and Spun Sugar distress inks along with a tiny amount of Vintage Photo. I have also used some Raisin Adirondack ink too to add depth in the leaf detailing and, as I knew I wanted to cover this in glitter, some of the leaves would need to be quite dark to show through.
I covered the pink in a sticky sheet and made sure it was very smooth before tipping on some very sparkly clear glitter, I added a few mat and layers in white and plum card, I then went back in with the white glue and added another layer on certain parts of the leaves, so I could added some glass glitter for texture on the card too.
In this photo the white glue is still drying and eventually the whole thing turned clear with incredible sparkle, but of course it never shows on camera. Those of you who met me this year at Ally Pally and did the Make and Take, or have seen my items on the amazing Visible Image stand at the shows, will know just how sparkly they are in person.
Here is a close up of the glue drying with the second layer of glitter, you can just keep building the layers if you want a really rustic texture.
So next I inked up my Smile Sparkle Shine stamp with the same Raisin Adirondack which is still a water based ink, so I knew if it skipped in places I could water brush it out.
Luckily the image came out, even though on glitter, perfectly with these amazing quality stamps although of course the higher parts on the glitter looked like it had little dots, so I used my water brush and just smoothed out the colour then left it to dry.
Once it was dry I took a Red Promarker in a nice rich deep tone and added just a few shadows to some of the letters, to make them look bright and vivid in colour, and the alcohol covers the glitter but allows it to sparkle too which looks so pretty.
Here is what it looks like after that last stage.
On the bottom right corner I decided to add the little breast cancer symbol in ribbon, and on top I added a little pink leaf and a sparkly pink gem. I also added those gems to the corners of the card too.
The stamps used for this one…
Colours of the Wind
This Friday is the special Blog Hop day for Visible Image, who are not only being tremendously generous with 50% of sales of the Stay Strong
stamp going to this very important cause…
But just look at this amazing prize you could win by entering the blog hop…
Oh my goodness, there are characters, including a snowman… a car.. mixed media stamps… backgrounds… an Alien… sentiments and special verses too, something for absolutely every style of crafter wow wow wow!!! In fact there is over £100 pounds worth of stamps here which is wonderful, so be sure and have a go as you never know… Ooo I rhymed…!!!
Best wishes to all and I will see you on Friday for the blog hop.
Wow what a stunner… thank you so much Kim xxx
And thank you to everyone who has bought our Stay Strong stamp so far this month, helping us raise funds for Breast Cancer Care. We have raised £111 from sales of this stamp so far, and our grand total currently stands at £231 so thank you to everyone who has donated to this wonderful charity through our Just Giving Page.
You can buy your STAY STRONG stamp HERE!
We will be back tomorrow with some more gorgeous PINK inspiration from Teresa Morgan.
Have yourself a relaxing evening!
Mark & Helen xx