Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Visible Image Wednesday

Hi Folks

Wow Huge thank yous to all who watched, emailed into the C&C shows I did Monday and all the facebook, twitter, and emails I got too. I am so proud to have you all as my Internet friends and although the demos were all easy quick ones for this Christmas show I felt like you were all there right with me so thank you so very much. Your all so incredibly generous and kind. I am Thankful for YOU.

Now today is my Visible Image posting day of course and as gas has been a bit thin on the ground this week I think I was feeling a little chilly and the autumnal feel of my card for today maybe gives it away haha. I just love the colours on this one and love this seasons texture in cards if not the cold .

 Here is today's card with one of my favourite sentiments, I just love the font and the gorgeousness of the curls and simplicity of the words too. Perfect.

 So using the new Poinsettia set from fabby Visible Image I used the large leaf and clear embossing powder on a 4" by 6" piece of white card.

 I stamped the leaf randomly using Perfect medium embossing ink and the clear powder and heat set.

I then chose all these colours from Lord Holtz of Ranger city. Here we Have Dried Marigold, Rusty Hinge, peacock feathers, vintage photo and walnut stain. I used all of them in two layers in the usual way I ink with the pattern I have used many times here on the blog.

 Once I added the colours I ran some vintage photo around the edge and used the Poinsettia in the corresponding colours to stamp onto the background so it would just have a layer in between the leaves which are now resisting any inks because of the embossed leaves. I also spritzed some drips of water and dabbed it off with a tissue leaving some large blobs and then I had a white paint marker which i flicked at the card too. I then heat set all and mounted onto turquoise and the white card and added some frayed burlap to the left side.


I had a small chippie piece which I got the other week when I went to see Pauline on the team and our lovely Hazel in Hazels shop Dragon Paper crafts in Rugby a few weeks ago and we all went to the local pound shop and I got a couple of these sets and thought it would go nice in rusty hinge on this project so I inked it randomly before adding to the card.
 I also added some Rusty hinge and some Vintage photo to the edge of the Sentiment that I stamped onto a small tag for the card.
 Next I took them same inks and used again the leaf and stamped it n mixed colours  and began cutting them out just randomly , it does not have to be perfect as nature is not perfect and no two leaves will be the same.
 I also decided to emboss one of the sheets of stamped leaves in clear embossing powder to give some of them a shiny look while still allowing them to be manipulated into shape.
At this stage I also added some string around the burlap and added 2 corner pieces in chipboard to and adhered the fancy strip I inked earlier I also added some small string pieces in sections with a small knot to each just for a little added interest. I went around all the leaves after cutting them out to ink the white edges and laid them all out in the colours to make sure a good blend. I added the sentiment onto some foam and laid it onto the card on the burlap on a slight angle.

Once added I started laying down the leaves some flat but a little curled edges etc, and some on foam to raise a little. I added the colours randomly without putting two the same next to each other too much. Once done I simply added a chocolate backing piece and some sparkly brown bling in a few places.
Here is the card totally finished.

I also then found a little charm that says live your dreams on it and thought it would go well with the gorgeous sentiment so added this too.

 Here are two slightly different pieces so  I thought I'd share them both so I hope you like them.


   I think you can just see the poinsettia in the background but in person you can see it very clearly.      
Here are the stamps I used for this one.  

                     Just making memories.                                    Poinsettia stamp set.
       
  If any of  you like to do scrapbook layouts of the project life things and like to add sentiments etc wouldn't this one be a great one to add to the top of journalling tags etc or as the focal point to the bottom of an image say a picture of you with the babies or grand babies. Lovely. The poinsettia is stunning too with a modern twist on the classic Flower of Christmas time. 

Thank you again to all for being with me Monday and hope you will be with me again on the 3rd November for the next shows on C&C too. I am already starting to pull together some of the samples so keep your eye out for sneaky pics on the channel very soon.

Love to all and see you tomorrow.

Hugs
 Kim
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31 comments:

  1. Hi Kim. What a great card, I love the way the leaves are swirling around, lovely colours too. Take care.

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    1. Thanks Mrs B.
      I really love the autumnal colours even if not the cold haha.
      Hugs Kim xx

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  2. Hi Kim lovely show on Monday and nice to know you will soon be back on screen. Love this card and all the colours you have used. It reminds me of kicking up all the leaves on the park when walking my pooch, and of childhood memories . It was always fun to listen to the rustling leaves and see the all the colours, It still is x

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    1. Hi Carol
      Glad you enjoyed the shows, they were fun to make for sure. I remember much the same , My newfoundland liked to kick up or jump in the piles of leaves each year too. bless him.
      love the fab colour palette this time of year if not the weather itself.
      Hugs
      Kim xx

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  3. This is beautiful Kim, love the leaves and colours and rustic feel to it all.
    Great tutorial so thank you!
    Had to watch your shows on catch up on Monday, as usual you were great!
    Look forward to the next ones,
    XxxRuth

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    1. Hi Ruth good to see you, Glad you enjoyed the show, it was fun and first time i worked with dean and it was just like putting your brother in his place so all good.
      next ones not long on the 3rd nov.
      Hugs
      Kim xx

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  4. Beautiful make Kim, I love all the colours & texture of Autumn & you've captured them perfectly. Fab sentiment & leaf stamp.
    hugs Jo x

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    1. Hi Jo
      Thanks so much , I am always pleased to get such lovely comments so thank youso much for that.
      Hugs
      Kim xx

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  5. Morning Kim, These are my 'hate, hate, hate' things ie 'leaves' !!!! but love, love, love how you have created this beautiful card with them. I agree with you about the sentiment and scrapbooking, it will be ideal.
    So glad everything went well on Monday, you seemed so relaxed, I loved watching you, I emailed in both times but never got mine read out, boohoo, but was delighted to hear Steph and Rose had theirs read out. I didn't think it was nice of C&C to put you on the spot like that though, especially as you had already got demo's planned, and then you were being asked to come up with something different, just like that !!
    I can just imagine how busy you must be prepping for your next shows, looking forward to them already.
    Have a lovely day, we have a spot of frost this morning, hopefully later on it will be sunny, I live in hope hahaha.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

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    1. Hi Patricia
      Oh I know, i have them fall in the garden in their tonage and it drives you crazy aespecially not being able to do anything even romotel like garden stuff this year. I am so pleased you liked the show, but no fear patricia I made sure I read through all them emails after the show and I was so lucky there was absolutely tons, people are so so nice especially as they all were such real quick demos too, as they had said they want lots of short punchy demos. hmm. I actually like demoing on the spot Patricia, gawd knows why but it makes me feel like I am helping people cos I am in the same boat as when you get a die home or stamp and think hmm what shall i do with that then, so even a very very basic card like that one i created on air looks nice and a little special.I don't mind doing it that wya, you do just wonder what people are going to write in and ask you to do though but I am not worried as If i didn't know something I would say I don't know but I will by the time you see me next and I will help. we arent allowed to mention our blogs now though so I am concerned we may not be able to make the viewers go up.
      I am busy prepping but I am enjoying it too.
      It was too busy raining all night and all day here to be frosty, id sooner the frost I think but I will wait til I get some gas tomorrow or it will be colder haha.
      Love as always patricia
      Kim xxx

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  6. Sorry, think I should point out, I meant leaves on the garden haha, I can't abide them !!!

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    1. Lol I knew exactly what you meant lol xxx

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  7. Good morning Kim this is a fabulous card I do like the colours and textures at this time of year and you have captured that beautifully in this card. I enjoyed your shows on Monday you certainly kept Dean in his place. Have a great day. Hugs Jackie

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    1. Hi Jackie
      Oh bless you , thanks so much. I am glad you enjoyed the shows and it was funny for sure, poor dean wasnt at all well either, bad man flu.hehe
      He was funny though.
      Hugs
      Kim xxx

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  8. Morning Kim
    I am an autumnal girl and these are my favourite colours, love the leaves changing colour - very useful card for males also.
    Yours programmes were great on Monday - still wish they wouldn't interrupt you when you are talking - you showed us some great techniques Kim
    Hugs
    Carol x

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    1. Hi my lovely lady
      Ahhh thank you , yes it is a little disconcerting but it was good fun mostly so that cheered me up. I had glitter everywhere for sure in that studio haha. I am glad you got to see it and thanks for you emails etc.
      Hugs
      Kim xx

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  9. Hi Kim. Loved your show's Monday and have them recorded for future reference. I love doing the resist technique, it looks so effective, and thanks to you showing your inking/blending skills, I may have progressed a little.
    Cant wait to see what goodies you have kindly sent, hopefully I will find out by the end of the week.
    Well, Id better find some enthusiasm to make a start on my 'festive' cards ready for the November market ! Ive made a list and it's overwhelmed me with the amount I have to do !!! Even if there were two of me (god forbid) I still dont think we'd find the 'grt up n go' that I need : (

    Sending warm hugs on this chilly frosty day to you all. Have a good day. Thinking of you Kimmie.
    Lancashire Steph xx

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    1. Hi Steph.
      Ahhh thank you for your lovely message and for emailing in the show too, it is so kind of you and i really do appreciate it. Yes I avoid lists they make me panic too much haha.
      Thank you again
      Hugs
      Kim xx

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  10. Kim this card is lovely I love autum you have created it here for us. Loved the shows you were brill I emailed in both times chuffed to see stephs read out. Glad you will be back on tele soon look forward to the sneaky peeks. Thank you kim love you xxxxxxxnana June xxxx

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    1. Hi Nana June
      Thank you for emailing in , even if they dont get read out i make sure i read them after so thank you so much for that. I really appreciate you doing that it is so very kind.
      hugs
      Kim xxx

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  11. Good morning Kim
    I just love this card. I have leaf stamps so will definitely give this one ago. I like how you have used different colours on the leaves, especially the peacock feather. Haven't watched you demos yet but will try to do so later.

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    1. Hi Pat.
      Yes any leaf stamp works with this and its just a fun flirty card i think, it seems to create a lot of movement or the impression of it anyway. I love these colours so it wasnt hard to choose haha
      Hugs
      Kim xx

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  12. Oh Kim, I wish I could find something other to say than "I love it!", The problem is I really do love it! I LOVE leaves and have to stop myself from buying loads of leaf and tree stamps! I am going to give this card a go. I think it's perfect for men's cards as well as for my female friends. I missed your shows cos sky always plays up on C&C when it's raining! But I managed to see them on the craft extra channel, thank goodness for that catch up possibility! Looking forward to seeing you on C&C soon. Lots of love Sarah

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    1. Hi Sarah
      Ahhh bless you thank you so much for that , I must get your card over to you too, gosh maybe i should write a list haha.
      glad you got to see the catch up.
      back on on the 3/11 so it will be soon.
      Hugs
      Kim
      xx

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  13. Hi Kim,
    colours right up my street - as is the design. The card is lovely but as I'm cutting out leaves (thousands of them) on my volunteering days in the Zoo I shall pass on making a card like this for the time being.
    I'll be there on Monday, watching what more goodies you have for us.
    Hope you're feeling a bit better.
    Hugs, Rose

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    1. Hi Rose
      Thanks so much and for emailing too. I really appreciate it. I hope you are ok and the zoo helps too.
      Look after you
      Hugs
      Kim xxx

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  14. A lovely autumnal card Kim, and love all the colours you have used over the resist leaves and then the burlap and other embellishments which work really well with the profusion of extra leaves. Enjoyed your shows on Monday and will try and watch next week too. x

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    1. Hi Pat.
      Thanks so much for your kind words and for watching the shows.
      Glad you liked todays card i enjoyed putting it together for sure.
      Hugs
      Kim xx

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  15. I love all the colours of autumn and you've caught them all here. A lovely card with gorgeous colours and textures. Would be lovely for male or female friends. You're so right (again) about that sentiment stamp too, Lovely. Thank you, Jan x

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    1. Hi Jan
      Thanks so much for the kind lovely words and I am so pleased you liked the card today. It is right up my alley as they say too. good to see you.
      Hugs
      Kim xx

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  16. Hi Kim, this card is lovely, I have been wanting to do some autumn colour cards for a while, and this is huge inspiration. Bx

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