I hope you all had a wonderful Easter and got to see family etc , Maybe enjoyed a little chocolate egg or two hehe.
Isn't the sunshine soooo good to see , It was so cold and windy last week and now the sun is ablaze, our weather really is soooo indecisive but now its just not sure haha... but I will happily take a few more days like today with the big old blazing yellow ball in the sky.
Without further waffling I have a card I made for Visible Image today and I love the contrast between grey,black and white and the bright blue of the Inkognito flower... See what you think lovelies.
Here is today's Art.
Ok I have a full step by step for you today so lets get started , I hope you will get out a piece of scrap white card and a few stamps and join in with me to practise your backgrounds too.
I took my anti static bag and ran it over some white card first. I then took the long stem stamp from the Inkognito flower set and with Perfect medium stamped a few random size images all differing heights and embossed them in clear embossing powder.
You can see the few embossed pieces we just created at the top of the white card here. Next take the same stamp and use Versafine Black archival ink and again randomly stamp images on the paper coming in from the sides again in varying heights.
Bronte Border backing stamp and begin randomly stamping this also coming in from the sides .
Here you can see it now has a very slight grey/blue hint I achieved this by using black soot distress ink on the very edges and bringing in just a tiny touch of Stormy sky Distress ink too to slightly tint the card. Right up to this stage I knew I wanted the backing grey/white/black but I had not decided what colour the flower would be I just knew I wanted a bright colour to really stand out of the grey/black backing.
I added the backing piece now complete to a white mat then a black layer and then another white mat and set aside.
Inkognito flower in Salty ocean distress with a little stormy sky on the outer petals and then I went in with a white gel pen for the highlight etc and the blue stardust sparkle for the outlines on the petals . I also went around the flower with a very light grey Promarker to lift it off the page with a shadow. I also stamped my stamp from the Sunshine sentiment set. I cut this all out and again inked the edges.
I took some wooden letters which are around and Inch tall and inked them to match just on one side I also went around the letters and filled in the outline of each in white. and to finish off I simply took a dry cloth and polished the surface of the metallic inks in the flower and the shine on the embossing to make it get really shiny and have that almost water look about it.
Here you can see the letters really
well.sunshine Sentiment set and I stamped it in the black archival and heat set. I quickly went round the very edge in grey Promarker just as I did the flower image too to pull it forward with a little shadow.
Here are the sets I used today
Well I hope you like today's card using the fabulous Visible Image stamp sets I know I really enjoy them and they really fire up my imagination .
Have a wonderful day ladies ... and gents.
Love to you all