Wednesday, 8 April 2015

Visible Image Wednesday

Hi Folks

I hope you all had a wonderful Easter and got to see family etc , Maybe enjoyed a little chocolate egg or two hehe.
Isn't the sunshine soooo good to see , It was so cold and windy last week and now the sun is ablaze, our weather really is soooo indecisive but now its just not sure haha... but I will happily take a few more days like today with the big old blazing yellow ball in the sky.

Without further waffling I have a card I made for Visible Image today and I love the contrast between grey,black and white and the bright blue of the Inkognito flower... See what you think lovelies.

Here is today's Art.

Something a little different , still in keeping with my style of background though I think. What do you think, Is it me?
Ok I have a full step by step for you today so lets get started , I hope you will get out a piece of scrap white card and a few stamps and join in with me to practise  your backgrounds too.

 I took my anti static bag and ran it over some white card first. I then took the long stem stamp from the Inkognito flower set and with Perfect medium stamped a few random size images all differing heights and embossed them in clear embossing powder.

 You can see the few embossed pieces we just created at the top of the white card here. Next take the same stamp and use Versafine Black archival ink and again randomly stamp images on the paper coming in from the sides again in varying heights.

You can see the last stamping we did does not have to be perfect It will all come together. Next take some grey ink and the Bronte Border backing stamp and begin randomly stamping this also coming in from the sides .

 This is what we have so far, at this stage wipe off any ink from the heated and set embossing as it will stay wet on the embossed areas which is now resisting the colour. I also added another layer of bronte border clear embossing but over top of the black to add another layer in dimension on the backing.

  Here you can see it now has a very slight grey/blue hint I achieved this by using black soot distress ink on the very edges and bringing in just a tiny touch of Stormy sky Distress ink too to slightly tint the card. Right up to this stage I knew I wanted the backing grey/white/black but I had not decided what colour the flower would be I just knew I wanted a bright colour to really stand out of the grey/black backing.

I added the backing piece now complete to a white mat then a black layer and then another white mat and set aside.

Here is a section which I zoomed in on so you can try to see the layers in the stamping.

 I stamped my Inkognito flower in Salty ocean distress with a little stormy sky on the outer petals and then I went in with a white gel pen for the highlight etc and the blue stardust sparkle for the outlines on the petals . I also went around the flower with a very light grey Promarker to lift it off the page with a shadow. I also stamped my stamp from the Sunshine sentiment set. I cut this all out and again inked the edges.

 Here is the centre piece completed and edged to draw your eye into the picture. The flower is very sparkly and metallic but this light just does not do it justice I am afraid.

I took some wooden letters which are around  and Inch tall and inked them to match just on one side  I also went around the letters and filled in the outline of each in white. and to finish off I simply took a dry cloth and polished the surface of the metallic inks in the flower and the shine on the embossing to make it get really shiny and have that almost water look about it.

 Here you can see the letters really
The gorgeous sentiment comes from The sunshine Sentiment set and I stamped it in the black archival and heat set. I quickly went round the very edge in grey Promarker just as I did the flower image too to pull it forward with a little shadow.

Here are the sets I used today


Well I hope you like today's card using the fabulous Visible Image stamp sets I know I really enjoy them and they really fire up my imagination .

Have a wonderful day ladies ... and gents.

Love to you all



  1. A great card KiM,
    Like these stamps a lot!
    Great colours,

  2. Morning Kim
    Love this card just right for the gents. Love the stamps you have used.
    Carol x

  3. Love this card kim so elegent the coulours are fab thank you for sharing hope all is well with you and yours love always nana June xxxxxx

  4. This is a great card Kim and the background has lots of interest, and thdn that sort of ink splat type flower in that pretty blue looks delightful layered on top plus your large letters - we all needs lots of wisdom Hope you enjoyed your Easter and yes so needed this warm sunshine. It was lovely yesterday and we went for a seaside stroll, but the sun has disappeared behind the clouds today's, still warm though. x

  5. Awesome card Kim! Your background is amazing, love the silver grey with that stunning blue! Our flower looks fabulous. Thanks for the superb tutorial. Hugs, Helen xxx

  6. Hi Kim, A great card, I'm really loving how you have done your background, and the combination of colours looks fabulous.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  7. Hi Kim, A great card, I'm really loving how you have done your background, and the combination of colours looks fabulous.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  8. Love the background idea Not sure about the pop of colour But ai expect it works brilliantly