Visible Image have been super busy lately (as always!) and have produced some truly amazing stamps and stencils for February’s release. The Alice in Wonderland stamps went down a storm and they were followed recently by the gorgeous Wizard of Oz stamps and dies… yes, that’s right… dies!! Having been a Wizard of Oz fan since I was very small I was so excited to get my inky mitts on these!!
The Oz Flying Monkeys used to scare the life out of me when I was small (and even a bit now too!) and I really wanted to use them and so my first make was this card…
The dark background uses Distress Oxide ink pads in Black Soot, Hickory Smoke and Chipped Sapphire along with a splatter of Brushed Pewter Distress Spray Stain. The moon is Mustard Seed oxide and the swirly Time Tunnel stencil has been made using Carved Pumpkin.
The scary monkey (look at its eyes… just haunting!) has been heat embossed in Wow’s Super Fine Ebony embossing powder onto watercolour card before using a mixture of watercolours, Distress Spray Stains and Derwent Inktense pencils (and a little gold gel pen) to colour him in.
The little flying monkeys have been stamped using a Versafine Onyx Black ink pad and then heat embossed using the same Wow powder used on the large monkey.
For the sentiment, I made (another) grungy background using my much over-used oxides, and die-cut two little clouds. Having edged them with black, I stamped the sentiment on using Wow’s Opaque bright White embossing powder and attached using foam tape.
My second make is a tag…
For this wee fella, I’ve heat embossed him using Wow’s Metallic Copper powder and coloured him using the same materials as before just in different colours.
I’ve upped the menacing look by giving him red eyes and they do look very demonic!
The background is my ever go-to favourite Strobe stencil over which I’ve lightly stamped the smaller monkey stamps using Archival’s Watering Can ink pad just to give a hint at the monkeys. Having fussy cut the monkey out (and I didn’t have the dies at the time of making so excuse some of my dodgy areas!) I’ve placed him on the wall I’ve stamped using the brick stamp from the Teenage Kicks set.
The bright purple sentiment has been heat embossed using Wow’s Metalline Violet embossing powder, each word trimmed and then added using tiny foam tape. Some stained muslin and ribbon have been threaded through the punched hole to finish.
And there you go! Wonderful stamps (and dies) which, rightly so, have been super popular.
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Thanks for reading … until next time xx