Mar 15, 2017

Destination Unknown

Destination Unknown
is one of the fun new releases from Visible Image.
The paper hats/boats and planes reminded me of so many fun times as a kid...and even now seeing as I work at a school lol.

Gee, how much fun was it to see Visible Image back on Create & Craft?  
The time difference fitted perfectly for me so I was able to watch it too.




This set has so many words to choose from that would be handy for a wide range of projects.
So words, all of them, became the backdrop for this card!

The words were stamped with picket fence distress paint and then gone over with distress inks...with some shadowing added.

The arrows were added to represent Adventure.
Like a treasure map.
The cat from Create It represents Explore.
As cats do!
And the paper planes represent Journey.
The paper planes come in three sizes with is an added bonus too.

Stamp sets used are:
Destination Unknown








Create It


To see the new range and to see more information on them, please pop on over to the Visible Image shop.

Also at my Etsy shop, if you are in Australia, which is on the side-bar.

Visible Image Social Media Links are...
The Blog...
Our Facebook Group: where you can enter our monthly 'Show & Tell' challenge.
Our Facebook Page: with exciting giveaways every week.

You can also follow on...
Pinterest
Twitter...and
Instagram



Enjoy!

Garden Magic with ATC's

Antique Botanicals
is such a beautiful set of stamps from
Elegant, very feminine and totally irresistible.



For this challenge I've put together a set of three ATC's.
The painty background was full of colour with splotches of white here and there.
It seemed just right to add some images stamped onto tissue paper from the Antique Botanicals set. The flowers are all so different and I wanted to show each one off separately.

ATC 1

ATC 2


ATC 3

Stamps used from Rubber Dance are:
Antique Botanicals                       











Butterfly Girl #1













You will find a whole lot of inspiration over at the Rubber Dance blog...with loads of creative ideas for you to try.
Please join in the fun and be in the running for some Rubber Dance stamps.


Enjoy.

Mar 13, 2017

Rubber Dance Blog Hop

Rubber Dance Blog Hop



Rubber Dance have a new web site and we are celebrating by having a blog hop! With prizes!!!

To be in the draw there is only one thing you need to do:
leave comments.
Leave a little love on each blog and some on the Rubber Dance blog :)
The hop finishes on Sunday, March 19th 23:55 CET.
Winners will be announced on the 5th of April...
so be sure to follow the Rubber Dance blog if you aren't already.

The prizes are:
#1  One sheet of stamps of your own choice.
#2  Any 3 single stamps of your own choice.
You can see the choices here

The hop starts here at the
Rubber Dance Blog

My card uses the Retro Beach set.
This set, although used here on a card, is ideal for so many different types of projects including ATC's, scrapbooking and background stamping in art journals.



This Retro Beach set was so much fun to use!
The background for this was a play with Fresco Finish paints, using my fingers to apply...
and then using bubble wrap to add another layer.
The background has images from the set, stamped onto tissue paper and applied to the painty back drop.
Finishing with a little layering of some random images from the set.

The discovery for me this time is how awesome the bubble wrap is after you have used it a few times and the paint has dried.  It hardens up and has some really interesting effects.
(yes, it's the little things - always!)

Stamp set used:















Just a reminder that the hop starts at...
...just follow this link...

The next stop from my blog is....

have fun hopping!!!
And good luck

Mar 12, 2017

FSC Modes of Transport

Modes of Transport
is this month's theme at FSC

There are so many types of transport to pick from: bikes, boats, trains, planes, cars, tractors..the list goes on.
 A challenge for everyone!
This stamp of a bike on a bridge has been in my stash of stamps for some time and is one that hasn't been used very often
so it was great opportunity to get it out and play.



This card uses a picture stamp as the focal image.
The inking is kept fairly simple and used to give a slight highlight to the image. 
The bike on the bridge tells the story all by itself. So peaceful and reflective. The butterflies were an after-thought but somehow it manages to bring the whole piece together.

By keeping the background in neutral tones it helps to bring out the colouring of the image that little bit more.

The girls at FSC have come up with some inspiring and very different versions on the same theme.
Please pop on over and check out the awesomeness of their creativity,
 be inspired, and maybe join in our fun.
Flonzcraft are our sponsors this fortnight and have a generous $20 gift voucher up for grabs,
there are spotlights and a top 3 picked by the DT as well.

Stamping must be the focal point on your project!

Just a reminder that I am a stockist of Visible Image, Rubber Dance and Stampendous stamps in Australia.
...so, exciting times ahead. Details are on my sidebar, along with my e-mail addy for any enquiries.



Enjoy!

Mar 9, 2017

Looking Back

Looking Back
is a card that I made for the Craft Stamper,
March issue.


This card uses some of my favourite stamps...
and my all-time favourite technique of 'masking'.
I never get tired of this technique.


Enjoy!

Mar 1, 2017

Black & White World

Black And White World
is a new word stamp from Visible Image which is fun to play with.


I've teamed the words up with some flowers from the 'Create It' set.
This set has 11 pieces in it which can be used as extras on any card that you make.
These flowers are fast becoming a favourite of mine...no doubt you will see them being used more and more! Especially as they have 3 different sizes on the stamp set.

Some of the words were embossed in black, and some in white.
The middle section was embossed with white so it was easy to just colour with alcohol markers to make the word 'pop' that little bit more.
Embossing powder when heat set is shiny - so it is easy to colour with anything with an alcohol base.

Stamp sets used are:

Black and White World







Create It








Visible Image will be on Create and Craft on the 4th of March at 10am...which is great for all Aussies as it will be on at 9pm on the Sunday night.

To see the new range and to see more information on them, please pop on over to the Visible Image shop.

Along with my Etsy shop which is on the side-bar.

Visible Image Social Media Links are...
The Blog...
Our Facebook Group: where you can enter our monthly 'Show & Tell' challenge.
Our Facebook Page: with exciting giveaways every week.

You can also follow on...
Pinterest
Twitter...and
Instagram



Enjoy!

Colour Challenge at Rubber Dance

Rubber Dance
It is the 1st of the month and time for a new challenge at Rubber Dance!

The colour theme for the start of March is...
Magenta, Yellow and Turquoise.


How gorgeous are these colours!!!


These are such happy colours, 
so I decided to make a 'happy' card.



The background was just a whole lot of fun
finger painting with some Fresco Finish Paints...
The elephant has Magenta toe-nails and tusks
as it just seemed like the fun thing to do with these colours.

A little stenciling, some bubble-wrap printing 
and it was done.

Stamps used from Rubber Dance are:
Elephant, and words from Think Again.



You will find a whole lot of inspiration over at the Rubber Dance blog...with loads of creative ideas for you to try.
Please join in the fun and be in the running for some Rubber Dance stamps.


Enjoy.

Feb 20, 2017

Pink Your Life...with Pixies

Whisper Wall
is a gorgeous stamp designed by Nicoletta Zanelli
for Stampendous...and is part of the Pink Your Life series.


Anyone is welcome to leave a comment (I love reading your comments), but if you are from Australia then please type the name of your town in the comment that you leave 
and you will be in the draw for an awesome Pink Your Life stamp.

Here is how it works...
all you need to do is leave a comment on this blog and leave the Aussie town that you live in (click on the 'comment' link at the bottom of this post and leave a comment) to be in the draw to win this stamp...
An extra entry is given for each of the designer's blogs that you leave a comment on (listed below).
My blog = 1 entry
4 blogs = 4 entries.

For this challenge I've decorated my art brushes container!
Up until now it was an empty Chai container...

Here is a picture of the container before I changed it, and after.
It looks so much better in my workspace!




Below is a picture of the mixed media background that was so much fun to create.





The pixies were masked and stamped in a long row to so that they would fit around the tin.





Now it was time to put them all together!
These pics show the tin from different sides.





Click on the links below to be taken to some awesome inspiration,
 leave a comment,
 and increase your chances of winning this stamp:
remember, the more blogs you visit and leave a comment the greater chance you have of winning!


Robyn


Donna


Stampendous products used:

PLCP08 - Whisper Wall










Big Dots stencil











A little about me...
I am a Stampendous Educator here in Australia.

I'm also a stockist of Stampendous stamps in Australia and run a business called Ink Art Designs - feel free to contact me at dleathbridge@hotmail.com for information/prices regarding Stampendous stamps. Or check out my Aussie Etsy shop here.


You will find more of what I create at the following social media links:
Facebook
Facebook Group (Ink Art Designs), which is all about products and sharing information.

Good luck!!!


Feb 15, 2017

Jelly Fish

Dare To Swim
is one of the new stamp releases from Visible Image.

Blue Bottles are the jellyfish in our region that we often see washed up on the beach...painful too if you go swimming when they are about! They are only tiny, but they pack a fair punch.

This set has everything!
from jellyfish, to weed, to fish, to bubbles - along with a sentiment.


For this card my distress crayons were used for the background.
It gives a lovely muted look and reminds me of what it looks like underwater.
The drips are done with the crayons too - so versatile!

Stamp set used:









Visible Image will be at Stitches soon, so if you are nearby,
 pop in and say hi to Mark and Helen.

To see the new range and to see more information on them, please pop on over to the Visible Image shop.

Along with my Etsy shop which is on the side-bar.

Visible Image Social Media Links are...
The Blog...
Our Facebook Group: where you can enter our monthly 'Show & Tell' challenge.
Our Facebook Page: with exciting giveaways every week.

You can also follow on...
Pinterest
Twitter...and
Instagram



Enjoy!

Lots of Layers

Lots Of Layers
is the new challenge at Rubber Dance for the second half of Feb.


This card has some hidden layers underneath the top layers.
For this a Sizzix die came in handy...just to add some random holes, showing pops of colour through the matting.

The next layer of layers...comes in the background itself...
finishing off with flowers layered on top.

This was just a whole lot of inky fun to make!!!

Again the The Textured Flowers set, with loads of extra little stamps in it, has come in handy for all of the layers. 


Stamps used from Rubber Dance:
You will find a whole lot of inspiration over at the Rubber Dance blog...with loads of creative ideas for you to try.
Please join in the fun and be in the running for some Rubber Dance stamps.

Enjoy.