Wednesday, 29 April 2015

Visible Image Wednesday

Hi Lovely blog family folks

Thank you all so very much for your kind words of support last week  it meant the world to me and I am very grateful to have such wonderful ladies and gents (maybe)popping in each week to see me.

Today of course is the turn of my very special team Visible Image to be featured on our little  blog
each week I have been featuring just a couple of stamps to do some different styles of cards each week without using too many stamps but I really wanted to use a few more this time so I used quite a few on this one.
A few weeks ago I don't know if you remember but I did a card in all grey (not quite 50 shades but a few haha) with a pop of colour  and I just love that style its so elegant so I thought Id have another go at it, I hope you like it , I really truly love this style and enjoy creating it for you all to see.

I just love the dreamy soft background effect , with the grasses billowing at the front .

So to start this one I took some plain white card and perfect medium sticky ink with some clear embossing powder  to create those gorgeous billowy white strands of grass which seem to sit right at the front of where your eye is pulled to look with the sentiment , below you can see that the melted embossing powder really stands proud once the inks start to be rubbed into the images.


Here I moved on to the sides of the card and began stamping some of the Bronte border stamp randomly, in fact, I love this stamp so so so much I ended up putting a lot more on the card than I originally intended haha I was using a combination of 2 different Momento Grey ink pads for this stage London Fog and Grey flannel were the shades.
I also stamped some of the Small butterfly stamp flying off the top of the page.

This is where I knew I had to leave a gap but had no clue what size haha.. I started to add some of the momento inks to the edges to give the card a good grounding and pull the eyes to the centre.

This is the first layer of ink and you can already see a huge difference cant you  folks.

Next I used the grey momentos again and re stamped the grass over the white embossing so that there is darker grass peeking from behind the white, I also stamped out 2 of the larger butterflies I also took a couple of shades in the Ice greys from the promarker alcohol pen selection and drew close next to the blades of grass created before. I have also given the butterflies a very small outline around the butterflies too which again is all designed as an illusion making it look like the blades of grass could almost be walked through and I just love it all in grey scale too. 

So here is where I start to bring in a little colour , I stamped out my two dragonflies, I used my momento ink and a water brush to pull out a little colour and add some little extras to the butterflies too.
I also stamped the word believe from the  Follow your dreams set, I again used my promarkers in a few shades of ice grey to make it pull off the page a lttle.

Here are the two blues I used to pull in some colour on the dragonflies etc.

 I also stamped out the other sentence in the little Follow your dream set, and rolled up the corners a little flicked some water and highlighted the edges of the little circles to make them look like bubbles. I used a white gel pen for that.

 So the last couple of pictures were just a few final finishing touches really, with the tiny burlap bows with the little sparkle stones for the centre. I added the sentiment onto foam and added it to the card and used bucket load of glitter onto some glossy accents but as per usual you cannot really see too much of the glitter picking up the light through the screen but this one really does sparkle lots.

I was really please how this card came out you could do this style with any colour , using just a couple of shades of a bland colour on its own but as soon as you add the .

                                        Dragon fly.                                                                                                                       

  I said I used a few  lol......

So I hope you will dig out whatever stamps you have and have a go at creating something like this with a sepia background or a black and white background or maybe you will attempt the grey scale, it truly is great fun to try and looks stunning with just that suggestion of colour. 

I would love to see your finished pieces as you know I am always happy to show anything off that you are proud of so do not hesitate to show off your work .

Lots of love and hugs       



  1. Hello Kim, this card is so stunning, beautiful stamps and I love the pops of colour on the grey, really must try it. Have a great day. Bx

  2. Really like this card Kim.
    I love all the stamping and the gentle colour tones and I think it is one of my favourite cards out of all the ones you have shown!!!
    I will have to go and check out those stamps!!
    Take care ,

  3. Hi Kim,
    This is a lovely card, and right up my street. Must try something in this vein.
    Hugs, Rose

  4. This is beautiful Kim and I love that added blue which goes perfectly and you have used a wonderful mix of stamps. Will certainly give this style of card a try. x

  5. Hi Kim, I really love this greyscale, with a hint of blue here and there, card. I'm loving your compilation, and finished creation is fabulous.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  6. Love the card kim it's beautiful the tranquil colours of grey and blue are stunning a beautiful peice of art. Thank you gifted lady love always nanna June xxxxx

  7. Wow Kim this is so gorgeous. Love the grey tones with the hints of beautiful blue shining through, and that delicate sparkle! Beautiful <3 Thank you for another brilliant tutorial. Helen xxx

  8. Evening Kim, this is such a lovely card, it really inspires me to have a try at something similar. I love the effect you've achieved with the grasses. Thanks for the detailed breakdown of how you put the card together.

  9. Very effective Lots of grey but doesn't look dull