The background was stamped first with the Gaudete stamp, using Distress ink, I then spritzed it with water, left it for a few seconds, blotted with kitchen roll then dried it with a heat tool.
I then stamped over it randomly with the Snowflakes using Versamark ink and white embossing powder, heated with my heat tool, and cooled.
Repeat the process, but this time use blue embossing powder. Gently ink over the background with Distress ink, leaving white patches.
The Vintage Santa was stamped using Versafine black ink, and coloured with Distress inks.
I cut him out using a spellbinders round die, added distress ink around the edges, used Cosmic Shimmer 'dries White' glue for the falling snow, and also to give definition to his beard, I then added a touch of stickles for that bit of sparkle. I finished off with some ribbon, and a snowflake stamped onto Shrink Plastic.
You still have time to enter the December Challenge 'Christmas', pop over to the blog and see the DT's inspiration, and enter HERE.
There is also a Visible Image Design Team call, for people who love Stamping and Colouring, check it out HERE.
Just in case I don't get to blog before the Festive Season, I'd like to thank you for all the interest and support you have shown me, over the last year.
I used a Tando chipboard heart, painted it with 2 coats of gesso. I used the Grunge Flourish first in two places, stamped with Versamark and heat embossed using clear powder, then buffed over it with red Archival ink. Using the same red ink I stamped the Flourish again. Then randomly stamped with Crackled Background and Bronte Border around the edges, again using Archival inks, adding the Believe to the middle of the heart. The butterfly was stamped and embossed onto Vellum and attached with glue gel.
I added some gems and coloured string as a hanger.
My second project, is a tag, using the same stamps.....
I stamped with Flourish, Crackled and Bronte using distress inks, cut out a Spellbinders heart, lined it up on the tag, and marked where the Flourish stamps would be and stamped it, I also stamped the Believe, did the same with Follow your Dreams, and attached them using Glue Gel, I used a wire heart from my stash, and popped it down behind. I stamped and heat embossed 6 Butterfly's onto Vellum, and cut out the lower wings, and made them into flowers using glue gel. The finishing touch was a few blobs of Ranger white enamel accents.
I hope you've all entered the Visible Image December Challenge, 'Christmas', and if not, why not, lol, take a look at the DT inspiration HERE.
Visible Image are also looking for more stampers to join their existing Design Team, find out details HERE.
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I started with the background, using the splats, flying birds and the raven, stamping each stamp in a different coloured distress ink, before they dried I spritzed with blue Perfect pearl spray, and again with the purple perfect pearl spray, and dried with my heat tool.
Next I stamped the feathers with veramark, and sprinkled, turquoise, green and purple embossing powders over them randomly and heat embossed, fussy cut them, then I gently added Blue, silver and gold coloured Treasure Gold gilding wax using my finger, and then polished them with a soft tissue.
Before I attached the feathers to the card, I stamped the sentiment also a splat, in black Archival, and heat embossed with clear powder, I added the feathers using glue gel.
Have you entered the Visible Image December Challenge yet, the theme this month is 'Christmas', such an easy one, but don't forget to use at least one Visible Image stamp to qualify, there's a whopping prize of £30 worth of new stamps to win..... check it out HERE.
Thank you for taking the time to visit, and thank you so much for your lovely comments, they are so inspirational.
the theme for December is 'Anything Goes', so no excuses, get creating using your beautiful Lavinia stamps, you could win a whopping £40 to spend on Lavinia goodies.
I have made three projects for this theme to help inspire you.
My first is an 8"x 8" Christmas card, as you are all probably aware, I love making little pictures with my stamps, and Lavinia stamps work a treat used in this way, so I had fun creating this card.
The stamps I used for this card were....
Spring Trees, Fir Tree, Mistletoe, Creeping Vine, Holly, Have a Fairy Merry Christmas, Star Gazing, 3 Small Dancing Fairies, and Zen Houses.
I started by stamping the Zen Houses, and masking them, then coloured the background with Distress inks. I stamped everything else, using different coloured inks.
I coloured the houses with Promarkers, and using dries white cosmic Shimmer glue, I creted the snow, whilst it was still wet, I added glitter to it.
My second project is a 6"x 6" gelli plate print card. I spent some time talking to and watching the very talented designer of Lavinia Stamps, Tracey Dutton, at the NEC. She inspired me so much, that I got myself a selection of Adirondack and Versafine inks, dusted off my gelli plate and my brayer, and here is my first go......
I was so pleased that all Tracey's tips worked, lol !!!
The stamps I used are all from the fab Zen range....
Zen Rose, Zen Mini Stamps, Zen Leaf 2, and Zen Butterfly.
I finished off with loads of glitter !!!
My last project is an MDF Bauble, which I painted with white gesso, left it to dry then stamped Fairy Shops 1, Fairy Shops 2 and Tree Scene using Archival inks.
I coloured the shops with promarkers, then painted blue acrylic paint
underneath, when it was dry I added Kroma Crackle, and put it in the airing cupboard for 3 days, lol, yes it does take a while to dry !!!
It actually dries white, so I added a few swipes of gilding wax for that extra shine.
I added 'dries white' glue for snow, and touched up with stickles. I added ribbon to the top and finished off with a stamped shrink plastic sentiment.
All the stamps I have used on these projects can be found HERE.
Thank you so much for visiting, please leave me a comment, I love reading them.
Wow, the 1st of December, Christmas is nearly upon us, and it is the start of a new 'Visible Image' Challenge, Decembers theme is 'Christmas', so no excuses people, get out your Visible Image Stamps and start creating, the prize this month is a wonderful whopping £30 worth of Visible Image stamps of your choice.
starting off with a piece of white card, I randomly stamped the snowflakes, using Versamark, and heat embossed with Clear powder,
then using Tumbled Glass Distress ink, lightly colour over the card and dry. I then repeated the stamping and embossing process, but used Broken China Distress ink over the top. The last layer was the same process, except I heat embossed using blue powder, I then went over the top with stickles.
I added some ribbon to the top of the card, stamped the sentiment in dark blue and heat embossed with clear powder, layered and attached to the card, added a bow, and a charm made with the snowflake stamp onto shrink plastic and glittered.
My second project is an MDF bauble. I painted both sides with blue acrylic paint, when it was dry I added Kroma Crackle, it's fantastic stuff, but it does take 3-4 days to dry, even in the airing cupboard, lol. While it was drying, I stamped the 'Enchanting Snowflakes' and 'Vintage Santa' onto acetate, using Archival ink, heat embossed them with clear powder, fussy cut them out, coloured the back of Santa with promarkers and gave them the stickles treatment.
When the crackle was dry, I rubbed some gilding wax's over the top, to give a lovely sheen.
I attached the images using glue gel, snowflakes to one side and Santa to the other, I stamped 'Vintage Merry Christmas' onto shrink plastic twice, one for each side, and finished off with ribbon and charms to the top.
I hope these inspire you to make some Christmasy things.
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Thank you so much for popping by, and for the comments you leave.
I started with a white piece of card, on which I stamped the Ripped Fishnet using versamark, and heat embossed with clear powder.
When it was cool, I went over it using Picked Raspberry Distress ink. While this was drying I stamped the Corset twice, using Black Memento ink, one I coloured using Promarkers, and went over places with a Wink of Stella Clear brush pen, for a subtle bit of sparkle, fussy cut it and shaped it and attached it using glue gel for a 3D look.
Before adding the sentiment, I put a piece of ribbon down one side, and finished off with a few gems.
I hope you'll pop over to the Visible Image Facebook Page, to see news of the fabulous new stamps that have just been released, display your own work using their great stamps, ask questions, and generally have a bit of fun.
I hope this gives you some inspiration, thank you so much for visiting. I'll be back in a couple of days with more news, so watch this space !!!!
I chose to make a tag, using the fabulous 'Time after Time' set, and once I started I just couldn't stop, lol, and ended up with 4 !!!
Tag 1 is black, and I used 'Grunge Flourish' with Versamark, and heat embossed in Gold. I stamped the small pocket watch 5 times in Versamark heat embossed in black, and fussy cut.
Then, using the larger pocket watch, with Versamark, heat embossed with Gold sparkle powder, and again fussy cut.
The sentiments were stamped in black onto a separate piece of card, cut out and inked around the edges using distress ink, then dipped into the gold embossing powder and heat set.
Tag number 2, using a cream tag, I blended the background with distress inks, stamped using the numbers and small pocket watches and cogs. I stamped the larger pocket watch, wings and sentiment onto a separate piece of card, and fussy cut them.
I coloured the wings using water colour pencils and blended with water, used distress inks to age the face then added crackle medium,
and when it was dry, went over all the edges with gilding wax.
Tag 3, I mixed things up a bit with this one and added the fabulous
'Vintage Car', stamped in Versamark, heat embossed in Red Sparkle powder, and fussy cut,
I used the shattered glass stamp from the set for the background, with a line of numbers down one side, The wings were coloured as before and added to the sentiment which was stamped in black and heat embossed in clear.
Stickles were used to brighten some of the edges.
And lastly Tag 4. Colouring and stamping the background, stamping 2 large watches, fussy cutting, masking so that I could stamp the faces with numbers and cogs, and stamping a sentiment. Blue glitter and gilding wax was added around all the edges for a bit of bling !!!
I hope you've found something here, that inspires you to have a go at a tag, they are quite addictive.
In fact make one using a Visible Image Stamp, and enter the Challenge, the theme is 'Make it Sparkle', a fab prize of £20 worth of Visible Image stamps of your choice, can be won. Take a look HERE.
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I blended the inks gently for the background, then stamped the grass. I used Black Soot Distress ink on 'The One', and then heat embossed using clear embossing powder.
The dragonfly was stamped onto heat resistant acetate using black Archival ink, and heat embossed with clear powder, flipped over and coloured with Promarkers on the reverse side, unfortunately the photo does not show the colours that glow from the wings, just the stickles I added. Fussy cut the dragonfly and attach with glue gel.
The finishing touch is a thin piece of spiders web ribbon.
Have you entered the Challenge yet, Novembers theme is 'Make it Sparkle', there is a fab prize of £20 in stamps up for grabs, to be eligable,
you just need to use at least one Visible Image stamp on your project, pop and look at the DT inspiration and enter HERE.
Also have a look at the Visible Image Face book page HERE.
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Using Distress inks and a moon mask, I coloured the background, then stamped the Zen plant stamp and the Zen mini stamps around the bottom of the card, using a white Posca pen to add highlight's.
I stamped and heat embossed the fab Zen butterfly in black, onto heat resistant acetate, flipped it over and coloured the back using Promarkers, cut it out and added it to the card using silicone gel,
and lastly added stickles for sparkle.
My second card is again 6"x 6", and uses the gorgeous Zen Tree stamp and Flowers, with a Distress ink background, the tree is coloured with Promarkers,
and again I've used Stickles.
Third and lastly is an 8"x 8" card, and for this I have used Distress inks for the background, the Lavinia stamp Tree set, (which was sold on QVC, by Imagination Crafts, and also sold by Lavinia Stamps at Aly Pally).
With this I used a Sweet Poppy Stencil, (designed by Tracey Dutton of Lavinia), with a Black glossy paste and micro beads, and of course Stickles.