Can you believe we have got to December again?. Gosh this year has flown by.
So being the first means that the 'Make it sparkle November challenge' has ended and we will have a winner for all the gorgeous entries on The Visible Image blog, they win £20 of stamps of their choosing. Please check the Blog to see if it is you.
It also means a new challenge has started but not only that with it being December the prize has gone up to £30 worth of stamps of your choice for the winner. How cool is that, you can get tons of gorgeousness with that! You must of course use at least one Visible Image stamp for the challenge but all you lovelies that got loads in the Black Friday sales come on and get entering to win more!!! you know you want to.
We have a Christmas theme for this December Challenge, here is my Inspiration for it.
I really enjoyed using these stamps and making the trees come to life.
- I started with white card and cut my moon mask and used low tack adhesive to add to the white card.
- I used Distress inks in blue and purple hues from Tumbled glass to Chipped Sapphire and a little black soot to achieve the graduate sky. I had some cloud masks and added some faintly in the sky each side of the moon.
- I stamped the trees in Black archival and also some purple Adirondack ins and used second generation stamping for the trees in shadow too.
- I took away some ink from the cloudy areas and under the moon using a water brush and Kitchen paper to bleach it out.
- I removed the moon mask and added some distressing to the paper to make craters in the moon and a little misting. I then dried it all and stamped the sleigh in black archival over the moon and sky. Dried again with a heat gun.
- I stamped and embossed in silver the seasons greetings along the top.
- Then used a quicky glue pen and various coloured glitters on the trees and the sleigh, Rudolf needed a red nose and the tress all needed shadow and highlights with black and white pens to make them 3D.
- Once finished I matt and layered the image a few times with colours to compliment and some Nail head metal flat back gems to the corners. Voila all done.
The stamps I used were.Tree Trio Sleigh Silhouette
This one uses the Hearts entwined verse. love immortal set and Bronte border stamps for the background.
A close up of the verse in the gorgeous font.
And here you can see the rose buds and part of the spun sugar background and the matts, including the pierced layer giving it a professional finish.
- So I started with a 5and half inch square piece of white card and I used Versamark ink to stamp the damask stamp from the Immortal love stamp set which I embossed with white powder.
- I then took the Bronte border and did not put it on to a block I merely held it in my hand and pressed it in the gaps between the damask shape. I also embossed this in white and it gave an interesting finish.
- I took spun sugar distress ink and inked the whole page then reworking the edges and corners to tone it darker and focus the eye inward.
- I dried it thoroughly and matted onto Soft gold card. I wrapped some white crochet ribbon round the bottom of the card and then some thing pink ribbon over the crochet piece. and set aside.
- I measured a piece of white card slightly larger than the piece set aside and pierced the edge using the creative expressions piercing ruler and a pokey tool. I added foam to the back and raised it onto another white matt. Then added the other piece onto foam and added them together.
- I stamped my sentiment and embossed in gold detail powder and cut out using a spellbinder label and I also cut a frame using the same shape and the size smaller, all pieces I gently inked with Spun sugar to tie all together. I then added my sentiment to the card and added the frame raised onto foam too.
- I used a want to scrap pearl element onto the frame and took three paper Rose buds and twisted them together using florist tape, I added a little gold trim and some leaves and added it to the card.
- Lastly some heart shaped Pearls to the corners and to the decoration. A tiny bow in the same thin pink ribbon with a matching pearl centre was the last touch.
The stamps I used were.
Love Immortal Bronte Border
So feel free to leave me a comment I do love to hear your thoughts and what you have been making over the weekend too.
Congratulations to the winner for Make it Sparkle November and I look forward to seeing your creations.
If any of you are around Birmingham Next weekend Visible Image will be at the Motorcycle Museum for The Excalibur craft fair and would love to meet you all so get on over and say hi to Helen and Mark.
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Have a great Sunday
lots of Inky love