Moonlit Autumn | Winter Tree Stamp

Hello! We hope you are well. Jane is here on the blog today with a beautiful card featuring the winter tree stamp from our VI MINIS #1 stamp set with our ‘Believe in Your Mind’ stamp, to create a wonderful moonlit Autumn scene…


Good Afternoon

The new autumn release is now for sale worldwide and has gone down a storm. There are 9 gorgeous new sets to choose for and if you have been sleeping under a log (with the cute hedgehog) and missed them do check them out on the website. I have already shared lots of my makes with the 3 nature sets so I thought I would share something different today.

I used one part of the gorgeous new Create With Your Soul A7 size set . This emotive sentiment was written many years ago by Helen, aka Mrs Visible Image and was a best seller. It has been updated and this new variation is now in 3 parts, rather than a single stamp, which makes it so versatile. You can use any part or all 3!


love with your heart | believe with your mind | create with your soul | sentiment stamp | clear | rubber


I teamed it with the delightful tree and birds from the VI minis #1 set. This a a set with some of their iconic stamps…. in ATC or mini size. I am hoping to see lots more of these sets in the future.


ATC size stamps | miniatures | feather | butterfly | tree | seahorse | clear | rubber | stamp



I wanted to capture a moonlit autumnal moment so I created a distress ink background first.

I took a square of super smooth 300gsm card stock. I used salvaged patina, kitsch flamingo and dusty concord inks. I masked off a moon after I had added a little smudge of kitsch and patina ink and then blended out from the moon starting with kitsch, then patina and finally dusty colours.  I then ripped some copy paper to make the “hills” and added a little more patina and dusty ink colour.


This was my finished background.



I then stamped the tree in Versafine clair ink



with the birds flying out.



As the Create With Your Soul set is in 3 parts so you can mix and match as you feel, or use all 3 parts. I chose to you just the “Believe With Your Mind” part as it really fitted the scene I had created. I stamped it just under the moon and clear embossed it for extra texture and shine.



Finally I matted and layered my card.


Here it is



A close up, where you can see I added a little shading under the tree.



and one final shot




I really enjoyed created my moonlit card and hope it will inspire you too.

Do check out social media too you will find me on instagram where I share many more of my makes and sneak peeks than I have time to blog.


Bye for now,

Jane x




Such a beautiful scene for our winter tree stamp, and sentiment works wonderfully. Thank you Jane ♡

 

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Autumn Time – Visible Image stamps

Good Afternoon! We have a fantastic tutorial for you here on the blog today, from one of our very talented demonstrators Kim Robertson, featuring of course some of our stunning stamps!

Over to Kim…

Hi folks

I have been creating with the Autumn/fall feel therefore I used colours appropriate to this time of year, before I start getting all ‘pink’ for raising awareness and funds for Breast Cancer Care, which is so important to all of us in many different ways. So today I used the wonderful Winter Tree which I had been coveting for so very long, and finally Helen treated me to it after the Ally Pally show! Along with some other wonderful goodies including this fabulous sentiment entitled  “What Really Matters”and the Colours Of The Wind set.



So here is today’s card…



2015-10-12 Visible Image stamps - Winter Tree - What Really Matters - Kim Robertson


I was really pleased with how this one came out as I simply love these colours, so warm and vibrant.



If you would like to learn how I put this one together then please read on…

I started by  inking my Winter Tree stamp with Versafine archival ink in Sepia, and used just the branches to adding some low hanging broken branches across the top and upper sides of the card. I also stamped the whole tree to the bottom left in the same ink.



Time1


I used a template of a circle here to rub a little scattered straw Distress Ink off the circle to give a yellow glow

 


Time2


I stamped out the sentiment also in versafine but black onyx this time.



I used a light grey promarker to give a slight shadow to the tree and make it look like it is more 3D from the page.



Starting to use more of that same Scattered Straw distress ink, I rubbed a little around the edges of the age allowing a couple of spots where the ink streaks further onto the page.



I used a range of warm tones to further enhance the edges and drag some colour into the picture too, I used next Wild Honey and then Rusty Hinge and Vintage Photo, still using just the same piece of cut and dry foam as we did at the show, those of you who took my little make and takes will know, or if your an inker like me.



I also added some gold sakura stardust and metallic pens to highlight the tree, you can also paint with them if you used a wet brush, so I added a light wash of warm goldy mica sparkle in paces too, which is very hard to pick up on camera of course.



I further enhanced the tree, the non shadow side, with the metallic pen which you can see the light bouncing off here.



I also added some white gel pen on the very highlighted parts of the tree, and a highlight to the sentiment and the edges of the branches too.



I added a light spritz of water in places to spread out the ink a little with a brush, and give it that water painted feel. And while it was still damp, I brushed on some Blush Perfect pearls mica powder, these have their own binding agents so no need to set, but if you new the card would be handled a lot once you had finished you could spray a fine mist of hairspray into the air and waft the card through it but don’t spray it directly onto the card as it will leave either a wet patch or stain and the paper will have a transparent look to it, spoiling all your hard work.

You can see in the picture above the mica shimmering on the card in random places and it took on the colours of the ink but also had a pinky coral tone to it too which really looked good with these ink tones.



So from here I wanted to add some mat and layers and I used cream gold and a redy Burgundy pearl for the outer edge, to bring out the tones in the perfect pearl.



You can see the tone of the red card better in this one .




And here, you can start to see the ink layers and the mica  but also the shadow and the highlight on the tree.



Lastly I used the small little leaf stamps from the Colours of the Wind set which I love, and used them to create the little mixed leave montage along the bottom of this card.  I used Iced Spruce, Vintage Photo , Fired Brick and Rusty Hinge, and once they were all dry I went back in with some metallic pen washed over with a little water brush and some white highlights in places and grey shadow too, as before.



Here is a close up of the ink layers and how the leaves stand forward proud like they do because of the shadows and highlights etc.



2015-10-12 Visible Image stamps - Winter Tree - What Really Matters - Kim Robertson


The finished card again… I truly hope you like this card as much as I do.



So here are the stamp sets used…





I hope you enjoyed this one and will maybe try it for yourself, or create something like it, as this could easily be a picture for the wall, or other art. It doesn’t have to be a card… it could be a tag or a wall plaque too.


Huge crafty hugs to all.


Love
KIM 
XXXX





Isn’t this card just so beautiful, captures Autumn perfectly! Love all those rich colours.

Thank you so much Kim xxx



We will be turning our blog PINK for the rest of this week, leading up to our BIG PINK BLOG HOP on Friday! Raising money for Breast Cancer Care.


Hope you will pop back later to see some fabulous PINK PROJECTS!



Mark & Helen xx







Believe in the Magic of Christmas – Visible Image stamps

Good Evening! Wow what a crazy busy week we have had here! Not only did we have a tonne of orders to make but we also needed to get lots more stock made to take to Ally Pally this weekend!!! We are rather tired now but it’s all done and we are excited for the show 🙂 One of our favourites for sure!

We have a few posts for you this evening and we’re kicking off with the latest inspiration from Teresa Morgan…


Good Evening!

I’m currently enjoying a few days holiday but don’t worry – I still have some Visible Image inspiration to share with you all today. I’m mixing the old with the new to create a stunning Christmas card….



2015-09-17 Visible Image stamps - Christmas card - Believe in the Magic of Christmas - Teresa Morgan

 

I began by using Peacock Feathers Distress ink to create a moody backdrop for the delicate Winter Tree stamp. The tree is embossed with black embossing powder. I double embossed the sentiment, first with gold powder, then I used holographic over the top. One of the reason I love these polymer stamps is that you can see through them – this makes it easy to ‘re-stamp’ over the top of the gold embossing powder to emboss again.



Stamps Used:

Large Winter Tree

Magic of Christmas



What a fantastic card.. so atmospheric! Thanks Teresa 🙂

We will be back soon with Lisa’s latest inspiration.

Thanks for visiting our blog today.

Mark & Helen xx

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