Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Visible Image Wednesday

Hi Everyone

Wow hasn't it turned cold and icy these last few days, Wrap up warm everyone and be ultra careful walking on ice wont you all.
Today is for Visible Image of course and I Used on of the new Express yourself sentiments with the baby set and the ink splats to create this one.

Take a look

I really fancied making a baby card and this set is just perfect and the sentiment fits perfectly I think.

 I started with the Baby stamp set and some perfect medium  and embossed both the hands in clear powder.
 As you can see in the picture here , this shows the hands here. I also stamped out the sentiment with Black Archival ink.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 I took Spun sugar distress ink and worked it in from the edges and I also added Vintage photo on the very edges. I took the little feet and inked up with the same spun sugar for a tone on tone colour and added it just to the top left of the picture.

Next I took a larger piece of white card and inked the edges the same as the last piece with the same two colours of distress then I took three colours spun sugar, tattered rose and Victorian velvet I think its called and my Ink splats stamps and added randomly to the right and bottom left corners.

 I mounted both the stamped sections onto red card and wrapped the bottom with a sheer organza  ribbon and gave it a double red mat also.
 Here is a close up of the corners together , You can see I added some finishing touches, with the white pen Highlights the pearl hearts and ribbon bow.

 I added this little bow with a small decorative safety pin and another pearl heart to dress it.

I added some pink stickles in tiny dots in two of the corners and also a small dot on the pearls for a little sparkle.
 So the finished card is here and I really like the prettiness of this one. 

and again here is the full image all finished, I think the backing turned out well and compliments the card perfectly.

Here are the stamp set used for this one.

                                 Ink splats set.                              Express yourself. Make me smile set.

                                                                  New baby set.
I had a lovely time creating this one as it is in colours I don't automatically reach for.
I hope you like it and will try to recreate it with your stamps and similar items if you have them.

Update. the hospital sent home my mum at 11 pm Thursday night so she has been hoe a few days, it is very difficult as she has really no short term memory at all now and has forgotten how to do anything.Its good she no longer has the infections but of course we are all playing a waiting game and keeping her as comfortable as possible. Thank you for all your patience and kind words during this time as I have been at hers most of the time so I am so sorry but I should be able to resume a little more again now as I am not at hospital every day. I have missed you all so very much though so please don't think I have forgotten all my bloglies and hope you stick with me a little longer.

Hugs to all



  1. Love the colours of this card Kim, love it all!
    Hope that things go easier for your mum and you and all the family.
    Hang in there and take care of yourself,

  2. Whoa! I can't believe I'm the first to comment! I'm usually 2 or 3 days late Card is gorgeous and I actually have all 3 distress inks so will definitely give this colour combo a go Good to hear mum is home but very distressing that she can't remember "stuff" Take care

  3. Dearest Kim, what a lovely card! It's so creative and pretty. It's great to know that your mum is at home now. I know every one of your bloglies totally understands that you have been so busy and your mum has to be your first priority. Do take care of yourself too. How's the ankle doing? I guess the cold weather isn't helping? Lots of love and dare I say "Happy Christmas"!!!

  4. Hi Kim, So glad your Mum is now back at home, she will feel more comfortable in her own surroundings and hopefully feel more at peace with things. Please give her my love, and she is in my prayers always.
    Loving your card, pretty in pink, and those handprints and ink splats are fabulous, I will need these stamps !! My youngest Grand-daughter is due to give birth at the end of March and she is having a Baby Girl, great inspiration Kim.
    Lots of love and huge hugs from Patricia xx

  5. This is beautiful Kim, the colours are lovely and the hand and foot printsare so cute. It must be extremely difficult for you at the moment but it is good for your Mum to be in her own surroundings. I'm sure we all understand that this must take a back seat at the moment. Take care. x

  6. Hi Kim such a pretty card and I love all the colours. The stamps are great and useful for lots of occasions. Glad your mum is home in familiar surroundings, take care and try and get some rest x

  7. Evening Kim, lovely card, I think it's marvellous the way you have the talent to convert a few stamps into a wonderful piece of artwork whilst I just see some stamps and have to wait for inspiration before I can do anything. Glad your Mum is home and hope this makes things easier for you, what an awful time to be sending an old lady home from hospital. We still have my mother in law in hospital, coming up to 4 weeks now and the constant visiting is very tiring. Best wishes.

  8. Hi Kim,
    lovely card, I'm with Stephanie, the way you use your stamps is just inspiring. I must really try more of that.
    Hope your mum being home will make things a bit easier for you, don't forget to delegate to your siblings, too.
    How is your foot??
    Hugs, Rose

  9. Hello Kim, this card is just gorgeous, the way you combine the elements is so unique, producing beautiful results. Glad your Mum is home, and at least the tiring hospital trips have stopped. Hopefully she lives close by, but please take care of yourself, as speaking from experience, you will still find it draining, because you will be worrying all the time, especially with short term memory loss, as it is the simple things they forget how to do, and you cannot re-teach them. Bx

  10. Hiya Kim.
    Wow I just adore this card, the stamps are brilliant. I really must think about treating myself come the new year.

    Thinking of you.
    Lancashire Steph xx

  11. Hi kim
    Love this card. Isn't the chalk board effect lovely. I'm glad that your mum is now at home. Please take care of yourself and try not to worry to much as I know how draining this can be. Have been away at friends near Colchester for a few days, but I'm looking forward to receiving my goodies. I don't know if you emailed or not to say if they are on their way, as we had intermittent internet access. So if you did , thanks for for letting me know they are at long last in the post.