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.
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.
I chose to stamp the matching sentiment in simple black archival at the top of the card .
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 is the set called , Colours of the wind. I used from the Fabulous Visible Image team, My very good friends Helen and Mark.
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