Friday, 26 April 2013


Hello lovelies,
Well, it's here again...Friday!
So, of course that mean's that I am here again with a VISIBLE IMAGE  design team project to show you.

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I absolutely love stamping, and this week I was feeling particularly arty! So I decided to get a little bit inky and messy.
I have made a card, but I wanted to add some heat embossing and also work with utee on this project.
To make this card I have used the FREE YOUR IMAGINATION stamp set which you can be taken to by clicking on the link.
The rest of the materials needed are...
Kraft card blank 8x8 ~ Watercolour card ~ Acrylic paints ~ Distress Inks Brushed Corduroy, Worn Lipstick, Scattered Straw, Fired Brick, Walnut Stain ~ Blending Tool ~ Distress Embossing Ink ~ Stampbord ~ Wow Embossing Powder Pearlescent Copper Pearl Regular ~ Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel Clear ~ Ribbons ~ Feathers ~ Fibres ~ Tim Holtz Dies Tattered Leaves, Tattered Florals ~ Tim Holtz Finding Cog & Brad.
To make this card...
Randomly use the Acrylic paints to paint the watercolour card to create the background. Leave to dry. When dry use the feathers from the stamp set, the ink splats and the bird with the Fired Brick Distress Ink to stamp over the painted card. Use tape to stick this to the card blank.
Use the distress inks and blending tool to apply colour to the stampbord. Make a hole in each of the oblong pieces at the top. Use Fired Brick and the small feather on the square stampbord, the ink splats on the others. Use the embossing ink around the edges and the embossing powder to add a metallic look. This is very random so don't worry too much if some powder goes astray. Then cover all three stampbord pieces with UTEE. I added three layers to each one. Thread fibres through the holes then glue to the card as shown. Tuck a couple of feathers behind the centre square of stampbord.
Die cut white card using the Tattered leaves and florals dies. Ink with the distress inks, stamp the words over the flowers, add a cog and brad to the centre and attach as shown.
Attach co-ordinating ribbon across the bottom and add a bow to the centre.
Stamp the 'Free Your Imagination' onto some left over painted watercolour card and use silicon glue to fix just below the decorative stampbord panels.
I really enjoyed making this project, it was nice to get a inky and messy...even if I did get powder everywhere lol.
Don't forget to check out all the gorgeous stamps available to buy at VISIBLE IMAGE especially the newly released character CLARA  she is gorgeous and the perfect partner to EDGAR if you don't want her to be lonely!LOL
Don't forget you still have time to enter the VISIBLE IMAGE APRIL CHALLENGE
Its a great theme so click on the link to see the rest of the design team creations, we would love you to enter and the winner receives a fantastic prize!
Also why not come and join us in the VISIBLE IMAGE FACEBOOK GROUP
We love to see what your all making, it is very friendly and fun too so just click on the link to join in!
While your stamp shopping over at the VISIBLE IMAGE WEBSITE make sure you check out the VISIBLE IMAGE GALLERY for lots of inspiration!
I hope you have enjoyed my project today, thanks for stopping by and I look forward to your next visit!
Have fun and happy stamping,
lots of love
Nicola XXX

1 comment:

  1. WOW this is fabulous Nicola!!! I love the vibrant colours and I just love these stamps you have used.

    Linda xxx