Wednesday, 11 February 2015

Visible Image Wednesday

Hi folks

I hope you have all had a good week and not too affected by the recent snow flurries. We had a couple of days worth but not too much.
Did you all get to enjoy the recent new launch of lots of gorgeous stamps for the fab Visible Image if not I have a card today I did in some really pretty girly colours that I really enjoyed making.

See what you think?  Colours of the  wind.

What an amazing stamp set this is. as soon as I saw it I hoped I could create with this one, I just loved it .
So here is what I did to start.

I took some versamark embossing ink and some clear embossing powder on some white card and took one of the small leaves from the set and stamped a cascading array of little leaves going diagonally across the card . I added my powder and heat set.

Next I chose the colours I wanted on the card, and while I new I wanted this one to be a pretty card, I wasn't sure which colours until I remembered my lovely Seedless preserves Distress ink and so I took my Milled lavender first and started to work this into the page and followed in with the darker shade. just in gentle circular blending movements with a very light hand to keep from getting lines etc. I then took the Milled lavender and the same little stamp and stamped several in the lighter shade which you can just see and then of course I did the same with the darker shade. I also darkened the edges of the card with the Seedless preserves so we had no white edges showing and really darkened the bottom right corner fading up into the card.

Here I took a micro fibre cloth and rubbed the ink off the embossed piece and worked the colour with the cloth into the little leaf edges which casts like a very subtle shadow if you look carefully , which gives the backing a lot of dimension without loading the card with lots of flowers and goodies on top  just for a different look this week.

 I chose to stamp the matching sentiment in simple black archival at the top of the card .

Then mounted it onto black card and then some foam and another matt and layer of white then black card for a classic clean look.

Next I took the large stamp from the set and look at himmmmm wow hes huge, haha and all that veining. stunning just stunning.
So using the same two inks I added the colour to the stamp with the light on one side the dark on the other and sort of blended and got it all covered then stamped it onto some thin white card the bendable type. and heat set it but of course distress is reactable with water so I spritzed it and then dabbed the colour off leaving some droplet shapes here and there. I also took a white chalk pen and flicked it at the leaf and heat set it all again.
I added a few white highlights around the edge and crumbled the leafs edges a little, not too much  and lastly I used a Sakura gel ink pen and traced some of the veins to give some sparkle and shine.
I added this to the the bottom of the card using some dimensional foam to lift it away from the  card too.
This picture shows the shine more and the edge s with the little highlights and a little darkened  and blended edges too.
 I left the leaf slightly off the edge of the card to look almost like it was just floating away .
 I added this angle so you can see how flat this one is compared to usual but yet how much depth you can add with how you stamp your backgrounds. I also went around the little leaf edges with some white highlights as on the big leaf and some sparkle so in the light this looks so sparkly and pretty, I just love these colours, they really are some of my favourite.

This is the set called , Colours of the wind. I used from the Fabulous Visible Image team, My very good friends Helen and Mark.

 Please pop over if you would like to and look at all the new images on the launch there was so many this time, it was a huge huge launch with several different types of stamps this time and we were just sooo lucky to be a part of it on the team .

I thought I would share with you this little girl balancing on the back of my craft chair while I was creating this one for you all to see. My chair is very wobbley so she was hanging on for dear life here haha, meet Duchess my neighbours Kitty giving me an old fashioned look as if to say ... sit still haha.

Well I hope all is well with you all and I look forward to sharing lots more things over the next couple of days.

If you are inspired and would like to see more of the fabby teams work with the 24 sets of new stamps from this launch feel free to pop over to the Visible Image blog and have a scroll through at all the amazing inky goodness from the Design team, so much work goes into these launches and Helen and Mark really do work through the night and make sure everything is all set. This is a true family run business and I love it.
Here is a link to go have a look and leave some love if you would like too.

Lots of love to you all 



  1. Gorgeous Kim, love what you have done and all the colours you have used, the white pen really works. The leaves seem to jump off the page. Beautiful card from just two stamps and under supervised from a lucky kitty x

  2. Hee hee I'm usually late visiting your blog but it appears I'm the first today! I love the colours you've chosen for this leaf image Makes a refreshing change from greens and browns talking about the snow I thought we were really going to "kop it" last week but it disappeared as quickly as it arrived We've been very lucky (so far) Take care Hope to see you soon

  3. Morning Kim, A gorgeous card !! I'm loving how you have compiled this card, and the two colours combined with the embossing has a beautiful effect, also I'm loving how the large leaf has a 'tree' detail inside it. It is beautiful.
    We have only just got rid of our 'frozen' snow, we had quite a lot and it didn't want to melt away haha.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  4. Morning Kim
    Stunning card - just love it - one to try - yes the cat is keeping you working hard
    ha ha !! Love these stamps, I think I must purchase them
    Hope you are keep well dear - you didn't answer my question about your other card how did you stamp and cut the word out of the hessian.
    Carol x

  5. Hi Kim,
    I do hope your well, we don't seem to see you much on Create and Craft I really wish you were on more often, as you create remarkable Cards always so different to others Espcially The Visible Image ones I Love how you created such an Outstanding background, I Love The Colours of The Distress Inks used.
    I do hope your family are well.
    Take care my friend
    Love and Hugs
    From Sam xxx

  6. OH I LOVE IT!! My favourite colour - purple, and one of my favourite images - leaves! This is a simply stunning card. Like someone else has said I wish you were on C&C so much more. Do you know when you're next on our screens? Really looking forward to seeing more of your wonderful creations. Lots of love Sarah

  7. This is so pretty Kim with the cascading leaves and the large leaf is beautiful. I love the colours you have used too. x

  8. Beautiful card with lovely colours. I went to look at the launch and fell in love with this set. It's on my wish list for payday! Thank you, Love Jan

  9. Lovely card Kim, I particularly like the use of the purple shades.

  10. Hello Kim, a really pretty card, love the colours you have used. The stamp sets are fab. Have a great day. Bx

  11. Love this card kim the colours and the leaves are lovely thanks for sharing. Hope you are well love always nanna June xxxxxxx