Saturday 4 January 2014

Visible Image January Challenge

Hello everyone

Today I have a card made for Visible Image as they have started a new challenge for January  with the theme of Anything goes and the fabby prize is to win £20 pounds worth of stamps of your choice from their gorgeous and extensive line of goodies.

All you have to do is use at least one of your collection of Visible Image stamps on your creations and add it to the blog and at the end of the month the winner will be informed of their gorgeous winnings. Simples... so why not give it a try come on...
Decembers winner will be announced on the Visible Image blog later today.
So here is my card, something inky but a little different for me, I got to try out my colouring skills today. yayy.

                                                                       This is 'MAX'

Pretty cool isn't he, and not only him but the wall and the graffiti and the chains and you rock are all gorgeous Visible Image stamps hot off the press.
  • I started with some smooth white card and stamped my 3/4 wall with coffee bean Brilliance ink which is pearly and dried it. It's a repeating stamp that lines up perfectly so its easy to build a structure.
  • I then used black archival and stamped the chains. While I was at it, On another bit of card I stamped out max in archival and really swiftly tipped on clear embossing ink which set rather nicely once melted on the card. I did the same with the You Rock sign but embossed three times.

  • Next I added first red and then blue graffiti drips and started work on the sky, I added a moon mask and gradually brought in the ink colours for the sky.
  •  I added the colour using a mask of clouds to get a few slightly darker, I also added another mask with houses and drew on the inside to have the silhouette showing visibly.I added all the highlights with a white paint pen and the glitter for instance around the moon etc.
  • I turned my attention to using my Promarkers to colour my Max image.

                                                                    Max's skin
                                                                     Max's top
                                                                    Max's Jeans
                                                                     Max's hair.
    So you can see all the colours I used to create each labelled item , I started light to dark until the hair which is done differently with small feather like strokes and the dark is added at the roots quite early on.
    Once It was complete I used a very light ice grey to go around the outside of the stamped image I then cut it out and added mounting foam to the back.
    I mounted the entire picture onto red card and then a double mat of black card.
    I stuck Max down mid card and I made a U shape from black card and built up the layers of foam in the middle I used 3 layers. I mounted the max rocks sign onto first red card  then on black. 


    You can see more of the sign etc here.

    So that is it the finished Image I hope you liked this one, which was created entirely with Inks of varying types.
    This is my inspiration for the 'Anything Goes' challenge for January so come on get making yours.
    We have also been running a design team call at Visible Image for a little while now and I am pleased to say the lovely Owners Helen and Mark whom I am proud to call my friends have selected some very talented new ladies to join the blog and a couple to guest on the blog too and once everyone has been told it will be announced who got in, so good luck to all.
    So I will add here which stamps I used.
    How cool are they ? I enjoyed having a little play with them. 
    See you tomorrow on here for more Visible Image.


  1. Hi Guys as you can see Blogger is havig a little problem, it took me until 4 this a.m to get anything loaded on here for you all and then it left this huge gap after so please bear with me and come to the comment section anyway my lovlies.
    Crafty Hugs
    Kim xxx

  2. This is awesome Kim, love what you have done. X

  3. Hi Kim,
    What a fabulous teenage the colours you have used too.

    Love Sheila xx

    1. Thanks so much Sheila. Yes definitely good for a youngster this one. xx

  4. Morning Kim, I love it !! I love all these stamps, I don't have any but definitely need to get some, as my Great Grandson will be getting to this kind of age soon. I also love the Mollie stamp, she is gorgeous. I love the wall and the chains, and the colours you have used are beautiful, I especially love your colouring of his hair, it is stunning.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

    1. Morning Patricia.Ahhh bless you thanks so much for popping in and commenting, you are fast becoming a regular lovlie. Mollie is a stunner for sure. Visible image stamps are extremely deep etched and very reasonable priced. Make clouring easy for sure.
      Thanks honey , see you tomorrow xxx

  5. Morning Kim
    Just love this card - any teenager would love it too
    Carol x

    1. Thanks so much Carol. Glad you popped by and I really do appreciate your kind words.Bless you.Crafty hugs.Kim xx

  6. Kim this is awesome! Great colouring...Max looks superb! Brilliant design, great wall and graffiti !!! We love what you create with our stamps! Thank you! Glad to have you as both a DT member and a lovely friend. Can't wait to see your work with our NEW stamps this year! xx

  7. Hi Kim. WOW. What a great card, perfect, just perfect for the age group I have long forgotten !!! Think we just had pretty fluffies, flowers and ponies in my day, and trains and sport for the lads, this is fab, yet MORE to save for ! Wonder if our daughter fancies postponing her wedding 12mts to give me some financial leway ! Hmmm, maybe not !!
    Thanks for answering my question re foundation card colours, looking forward to finding out what my 'other hero's) use for their demo cards on their blogs (would be so helpful if we knew)
    Sending love n hugs to you Kim and all Kimettes.
    Lancashire Steph xxx

  8. Hi Kim
    Brilliant card, Max rocks love the graffiti wall background too.
    Best wishes, Pat

  9. Hi Kim. Fantastic card! You have done yourself proud, fab colouring-especially his hair- and the embossing, and the moon, and....everything. Brilliant :) Take care.