Sunday, 29 June 2014

Visible Image Sunday.

Hi Lovely ladies

Hope you are all having a good weekend. I want to Thank you all for being here with me still, I really do appreciate it and You have really helped me beyond words and I have made real and lasting friends that feel like family now too.

That said today I have a nice little card with the gorgeous Visible Image stamps I had just done my inspiration piece for July 1st and which has some really rich colours in it so I wanted to go opposite with this one and went all pastel and shabby chiq colours so here it is see what you think ?

 I started this one with off white card, more like ivory really and I took the polka dot background stamp and the Harlequin background stamp and stamped in opposite corners, I kept it fairly neat for this one but I know These backgrounds look just as amazing if you turn them and stamp randomly off the page and create a frame to pull the eye into the centre etc. I used versamark and clear embossing powder for both these stamps for the background. I then chose some distress colours to work with and thought Id use ones I haven't mixed before so I chose these two.

They mix together nicely with an almost buttery sort of feel, I know what I mean haha. I did give them several coats though to build up a little intensity as they are so pale. I was pleased with the clean and simple kind of finish it gave so I decided to try to do a more simple card as usually you know I am very keen on lots of detail and layering .

 I did draw these two hearts freehand and stamped the polka dots on one and the harlequin on the other, I then added some texture crackle paste and on part of the image , I then stamped the matching stamp into it and dried it with a heat gun to help the cracks appear as It wasn't a really thick coat. I then sprayed it with some inks in a brown and a aqua blue, i then added some gold wax to the edges and onto some of the pattern too and buffed it to a shine.
 This lovely verse I have on its own but I know it does come in the wedding set of stamps called , The wedding day set. I stamped it in brown as I thought black would just be too harsh with these lovely ice cream buttery colours. I cut it out with a simple die and then layered it up onto aqua card to match the hearts and the double mat in the background.
I did add a small strip of seam binding in the middle for decoration and also to cover the gap between the two die sets.

Of course I tied a matching bow but I gave it a little vintage edge by scrunching up the ribbon with a spritz of water to give it the creases then blasted it dry with the heat gun before attaching with a pretty little heart which I added some wax too to bring out the pattern. You can just see the other heart with the texture on poking out here too, you can see the polka dot pattern, the shine and also the cracks where the ink spray seeped into the paste, I love this stuff. ( Well I had to do a little something didn't i)
Here are the stamps I used  on today's project .

                           Harlequin Background.                                 Polka dot Background

So there it is today's little card, very simple techniques but I am sure you will agree it came out very pretty in the end.

Would you like to see a couple of tutorials this week on some techniques like the utee one and the above crackles etc rather than full cards on the days I don't have the usual cards, sort of an extra?
let me know in your comments below if you will .

Have a wonderful Sunday and I hope the rain isn't your way and you are ok, I am thinking of those lovely ladies that have a few problems right now and if you ever need an ear please feel you can email me privately anytime, I will always answer you as soon as I can.

Lots of hugs to you all



  1. Hi Kim, Love today's Card as always I love The Distress Inks you have chosen and The Fabulous Stamps from Visible Image, I really like the stamps Polka Dots and Harlequin always are very handy for backgrounds, and I particularly like The Wedding Sentiment. It's always great to see your work I do hope your getting chance to rest your leg in between doing Cards etc:
    Kim Take Great Care
    Love and Hugs
    From Sam x

  2. Hello Kim, lovely card, great background stamps, tutorials are always welcome, good for the crafting mojo. Have a great Sunday. Bx

  3. Hi kim just love the card today the colours are brill and love the ink colours you have chosen. The wedding stamp is very pretty. Hope you are well and your pain is a little Easier think of you often dear kim. I went to a autism show with my daughter yesterday. Her first grandchild has it he is three and non Verblethis show was great all the professionals were there after listening to them we felt so much better sometimes you can't see beyond your own shock and worry about the future. Love you kim nanna xxxx

  4. Hi Kim. This is so pretty, I love the gentle colours and the brown ink for the sentiment works so well. It would be great to have tutorials please. Thank you for the very kind offer of yours, it is comforting to know you are there for us, and we are always here for you too don't forget. Will you be at Ally Pally in Sept? I am hoping to go and would love to meet you. Have a good day. Take care.

  5. Good Morning Kim!
    I typed a nice comment and it vanished !!!!!
    Love the card
    Tutorials are useful always
    I hope you are resting
    Take care
    Love Marg

  6. Hi Kim, Beautiful! I really like the colours and the stamps are amazing. Love the sentiment. Yes please to tutorials.
    Hope you are resting as much as possible. Take care, love Beryl xx

  7. Hi Kim,
    Oh neapolitan ice-cream comes to mind when I look at the colours on your beatiful the harliquin stamp and that sentiment is so beautiful and does look perfect in brown.
    Glad you are giving your ankle some rest too.
    Enjoy the rest of your weekend. I'm away till Friday so will do a catch up when I get back.
    Forgot to say I would love some tutorials too.

    Love Sheila xx

  8. Dear Kim,
    You are a sweetie!
    Hope your ankle and foot are getting lots of TLC.
    I really love the layout of this card and I think it turned out really well .
    I love harlequins at the best of times!
    Tutorials are always great so if you have the time,
    Take care

  9. Hi Kim. I love these two background stamps which would be so useful to have in oor crafty stash, and the accompanying sentiment is beautiful. These are different colours for you but very pretty and the two gorgeous hearts and ribbon accessories are just perfect too. Yes I think it would be great to have the tutorials and especially see how you made those hearts on your card today. Enjoy the rest of the weekend, and don't forget to put your feet up when you can. x

  10. Hi Kim
    Love this card - so beautiful, the background stamps are a must and tuitions would be great as I love all your cards and any help to get to your standard would be great. It is always good to have your there for all sorts of help and inspiration.
    Carol x

  11. Great way to use the inks (I have both of the colours - for a change yay!) Yes to the tutorials I'd l love to see one on your "opposite corners/side" colouring technique Look after that ankle My very minor injury in comparison is fine now Off to WGC football club this pm My daughter is teaching a Salsa class and advertising her Salsa Club nite Hope it stays dry as it's their fete

  12. Hi Kim
    Love your card today with the masks and distress inks. I always love to learn something new so tutorials on the utee and crackle would be great if you have the time
    Best wishes,

  13. Hi Kim, Love the card as always. I think we're all in agreement, tutorials are a great idea and it's always lovely to hear from you. Hope your ankle is not giving you too much pain at the moment? Love Sarah

  14. Forgot to say kim tutorials would be fab if you hav the time colouring is my downfall a few tips on that would be great love you kim nana June xxxxxxx

  15. Hi Kim, love the card these colours are a great match, I wish I had your imagination and could create a card like this with 2 background stamps and a sentiment. Always keen to see tutorials please.

  16. Rose in Chester30 June 2014 at 01:32

    Hi Kim,
    Lovely card and yes, I would love tutorials - always eager to learn.
    Those hearts are UTEE again, aren't they? Absolutely lovely.
    Keep elevating ..........
    Hugs, Rose

  17. Hi Kim,
    for the 3rd time - don't know why my comments keep disappearing - serves me right for not reading your blog properly the first time. Know now how you did the hearts - most impressive.
    Hugs, Rose

  18. Hiya Kim. Wow its stamped ! When this card loaded my first impressions were 2 different papers had been used as background, but it all became clear as I started to read your tutorial. WOW.
    I keep looking at the wedding stamp and thinking I should buy it ready for the July/August/ September craft markets, but it's one I shall have to save my pennies for. Such a beautiful verse, thank you Visable Image, I promise to save, it must live with me !
    Kim - as you know, I dont experiment or try new techniques, so ANY tutorials on any technique at all would be so valuable to me !
    Take care everyone.
    Lancashire Steph xxc

  19. Morning Kim, This card is very, very, pretty, I love the 'ice cream' colours, they are gorgeous, and loving your tutorial, the the stamping etc is really beautiful.
    Like Steph above, I adore any tutorials on any technique, so that would be fabulous, Thank You.
    I haven't had any internet all weekend, it felt like my right arm had been cut off haha, I'm doing catch up now !!
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  20. Hi Kim this card is gorgeous I love the colours and the sentiment. I am glad you are on the mend it always takes longer than you think. Hugs Jackie

  21. This is a really pretty card and I love it! The colours work really well together-my Antique Linen has a really green tinge to it-(always been like that, I haven't contaminated it!!) Think I'll have to have a new one and try some of these mixes.

    Tutorials are good for me. I still have a lot to learn! Thank you, Jan