Tree of Life: Visible Image

Hey everyone and welcome back to my blog…

Today’s card came about by accident really.  I’d made a few backgrounds using the Visible Image stencils, air dried them and then popped away and forgot where I’d put them… but hey-presto!  Clearing up the other day I found them – hurrah!

Now I know I’ve used the Ripples stencil again but I can’t seem to step away from it.

I’ve used Distress Oxide Sprays for the colour (Cracked Pistachio, Peacock Feathers and Mermaid Lagoon) and once they were dry I’ve just added a few lines of Derwent Inktense pencils around the Ripple lines.

For the tree, I’ve stamped it using Versafine Clair in Rain Forest and then heat embossed it using WOW!’s Clear Embossing powder to seal it and give it shine. The petals are coloured using Arteza brush pens, which I think are my new favourite product.

For the swirling leaves, I’ve, again, stamped them using the Rain Forest Versafine Clair and heat embossed them with the clear powder. After colouring with the Arteza pens, I’ve trimmed them and layered a few using foam tape.

I love the font of the sentiment… really simplistic and fits the mood of the set perfectly. Here I’ve just stamped it in black and then heat embossed with the clear powder once more.

With the leaves added, I’ve smooshed some Distress Crayons around the edge before matting onto a shimmery navy blue card and adhering to a 5×5″ card blank.

I wasn’t sure about the card when I finished it… you know how sometimes they can sit staring at you?  But I was looking at it the other day, the leaves swirling around the ripple stencil and it reminded me of the way Van Gogh used to paint his thick swirls onto so many of his paintings. Not saying for a moment it’s Van Gogh worthy, but it has made me love it!

Don’t forget to upload your Visible Image makes onto their Facebook group… so much amazing stuff posted lately, just incredible talent!

As for me… I’ll see you again soon xx

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