Happy Happy Saturday
Hope you all are enjoying the sunshine and getting your crafty hats on cos today I have some new stamps from Visible Image to show to you all. I am amazed by the Visible Image team and the amount of samples they were making one after the other, I couldn't keep up with them unfortunately not this time, sitting too long is almost as bad as standing with the swelling in my ankle just yet but I am on the mend guys, I am going to show you a couple that I created and give you all the links to go and see what the fabby team has come up with so far and I am back again tomorrow of course with my usual day.
So to start I think I should Thank Mark and our lovely Helen for the fantastic stamps and give you the link to the blog to see more Here.
Here are the stamps in the original form so you can see what gorgeousness arrived through my door.
I loved love love these as soon as I saw them, If you like to get all inky from time to time then this is perfect for you , they also stamp like a dream, perfect first time as they are so extremely deeply etched with the polymer.
Even the ink splat writing stamp is so perfect for all aged backgrounds and any over stamping onto shabby chiq paper with all your vintage shades, Amazing.. did I mention Amazing...lol
Ok I Know I know, show you the cards you say, well they are more pictures than cards so here is the first ... Yes another Twofer folks...
So I started this one bu taking a piece of bright white card which is very very smooth and wiped it over with my anti static pad. So the powder will not stick to any finger prints etc.
I then Stamped out the half horse 3 times using Versamark sticky ink. I embossed with clear Powder. I repeated that process for the swirl and masked of areas on the stamp and only used the sections I wanted for the waves.
Next I took several blues and purples and after adding a mask for the moon I began to blend the blues at the lower edge I kept the dark blue just around the horse's and in between the waves , moving up the picture I used milled lavender to do the area below the moon then dusty concord with chipped sapphire Distress in the top of the sky.
Next I flicked water onto the distress ink in places some large and some small drops , I left it just a coupe of seconds and then blotted with a paper towel this left little dots which I would later turn into these bubbles.
I rubbed a little more versamark all around the edge and used a copper embossing powder to draw your eye inward. I also used an embossing pen and dabbed some dots over the horses and waves and used the copper again.
I stamped my fleur de lis and embossed in white powder top left and revealed my moon, I took a dry baby wipe and dipped it in my dusty concord ink and wiped just lightly a few stripes over the moon I also added a little grey to that.
Next I took my trusty white pen that I am always talking about for highlights, white drawing ink also works or white pastel pencil for a more subtle look too. I took my light source from the moon and drew some highlights on my bubbles , remember they are see through so they have a reflection on the opposite side of the bubble too. I also did lots of reflections in the water with white some I added the white and smeared with my finger downward as this indicates reflection then I highlighted again with the next layer.
I then took out my quickie glue pen and dotted around the bubbles and the lines on the moon , the stars etc which I covered in iridescent glitter. I also added a few more highlights to the copper colour in the sea and did a bit of matting and layering with an Aubergine coloured card and a layer of white to bring the white out in the embossing.
So that was picture number one and next was a very similar format but daytime see what you think.
This card was created just exactly the same as the last one except I kept a space for my surfer blank and my moon became a sun I also used the swirl slightly differently but with the same techniques.
So I won't write out the tutorial again I just used lighter colours , Tumbled glass, broken china, mustard seed , squeezed lemonade etc.
I am loving my bubbles they go perfectly with these gorgeous Masterpieces from Marks brain to the polymer and all the hard work Our Helen puts in to get them out looking gorgeous and marketing them, Thanks Guys (wish I could do loads more, but I will get there).
Here is another view.
Well my Blogglies (ha new word, cross between bloggers and lovlies)
I hope you enjoyed this and don't forget there is a Facebook Group to join for Visible Image too and you can see all the sneak peaks for new stamps and competitions and the monthly challenges of course too. Here.
Congrats to the guys for today's fantastic launch and thank you for believing in me.
Here's another look at the stamps of gorgeousness.
Have a wonderful Saturday and Meet me here tomorrow for some more gorgeousness if you can.
Huge crafty Hugs