Total Chaos: Visible Image

Hello again…

Today’s make uses the Total Chaos stamps from Visible Image but I’ve omitted the large central flower and concentrated on the other smaller stamps in the set.

As fabulous as the huge flower is (and it really is!!) the other stamps in the set are just as fabulous on their own too.

I began by filling a 7×7″ section of watercolour card with Distress Oxide ink pads in blues, and then ripped some scrap paper to create a mask for the grass.  For extra texture, I used the polka dots from the Two Tone stencil and used the same greens on those.

The dinky florals and leaves have been heat embossed onto watercolour card, coloured using watercolours and then fussy-cut out.

Before securing everything in place, I’ve measured where the small yellow flower was going and then heat embossed the scribble using gold powder so that it sat underneath.

I also heat embossed the sentiment on at this point using WOW!’s Opaque Bright White powder and then heat embossed the ‘TY’ at the end using a green powder and coloured using watercolours.

It was simply a case of layering the florals up using foam tape and dots.  As you can see. I’ve used good ol’ Glossy Accents on some parts of the flower to highlight certain parts and a give bit of shine!

A really magnificent stamp set that I absolutely adore.  You can find lots of inspiration over not he Visible Image Facebook page and of course on Instagram (*top tip* search out the #visibleimage tag for more makes!)

See you next time, H xx

Create Your Calm

Hello once again…

I’ve been itching to share this Visible Image DT project with you all as I just love how it’s turned out!  It really got my creative juices flowing and I adore all the different textures on there from the stamps I’ve used.

I started out by heat embossing The Ripple Effect in white embossing powder onto watercolour card before adding distress oxide inks in a watercolour style around the ripples themselves.

The oxides inks pads are great for creating watercolour backgrounds

To create a hint of sparkle to the project, Fibonacci was heat embossed using a gorgeous metallic copper powder, which looks beautiful when the light hits it.  Next, to contrast with the calming hues, I added Infusion powders to the areas in-between.

I used Anita’s 3D Clear Gloss to make the ripples as it has a fine nib so is perfect for smaller areas

To build on the texture, I stamped the net from the Mesh-ellaneous set in a deep blue and then added the shoal of fish  and the sea plants (both from Dare to Swim).

I’m a little bit in love with Wow’s Copper Embossing Powders as they add warmth to a project with a hint of sparkle

With everything dry I could begin to add my main focal images; the gorgeous Sea Horse and the sentiment from Create Your Calm.

Even with all the different textures, the make still felt like it needed some dimension to it so I added clear gloss to the ripple areas to make it look glassy and add some movement and I just love the finished effect!  The ripple stamp works just beautifully with the Create Your Calm and Dare to Swim sets… def more to investigate there!!

Check out the Visible Image blog to see what the rest of the DT have been making.  That’s all from me for now… catch up again soon!

H xx

 

‘How Fragile We Are’

Hello everyone…

You’ll all know, as crafters/artists, that when you find a product you love that it’s really hard not to use it in all your makes… and that’s kinda how I feel about the gorgeous How Fragile We Are and Organics stamps from Visible Image.

The colours are bright and unashamedly bold

I wanted to make to make a card using both stamps and so to begin, I heat embossed the smashed stamp in Wow!’s British Summertime embossing powder which is a gorgeous grey colour.  To join the stamps up was a little tricky but I used the Tonic/Tim Holtz stamping platform (which enabled me to line the Organic stamps exactly where I wanted them) and then I carefully joined the two stamps together using a  Wow! embossing pen to make it look like a natural flow.


Organics flows seamlessly into How Fragile we Are

Before adding the colour, I’ve dabbed the Fibonacci stamp around to add some extra detail and  heat embossed it in bright white so it contrasts with the other stamps.  Then comes the fun part… getting inky!

Distress Spray Stains have been used for the vibrant colour

I loved adding the colour.  I’ve spritzed the watercolour paper so it draws the colour into it and used a pipette to drip the colour into the specific areas, using a paintbrush for the smaller compartments.

Before adding the sentiment, I’ve spritzed some Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist in Crocheted Doily  and a light flick of watered down gesso.   The sentiment itself is heat embossed onto a grey/black washed background and added to the card using foam tape.   To finish, matt onto black card and then onto a card blank.

I particularly love the colour in this card… I’m all about the bright colours at the moment (I think it’s because I’m bored of the grey, dreary days of Winter).

Here’s the Visible Image stamps I used for this card:

How Fragile We Are

Organics

Fibonacci

Do pop on over to the Visible Image Blog to se all the other DT’s projects and makes… they are all stunning!!

Thant’s all from me… see you next time!

H xx