Jan 20, 2016

A Jazzy Debut for Visible Image!

Wednesday Inspiration
for Visible Image.

  It's been an exciting time waiting for my first make as part of the Visible Image DT.  It is great to get the first one done!

There is so much buzz among the team at the moment because there are heaps of new stamps to be released next month - and they look amazing!!!  
Sneak peaks are appearing on the facebook group, there is a launch on C&C TV (in Feb) and at the UK Trade Show (also in Feb)...so lots to watch out for!

Today I wanted to do something with a little pazzazz - so I decided on a blast of music!  

These stamps were so much fun to play with!
There are more music themed ones in the collection, but I love music festivals and live bands so wanted to make a kind of raw, back to basics jazz/blues card.

I cut out a circle die and placed it in the center of the card, then inked up the background with some bright distress inks.  
The white bubbles are made through a stencil with acrylic paint.  
Then I thought I would flick some red Brusho (mixed with water) onto the card for some extra colour - and it splattered onto the white section...so I added some carefully placed red circles (through a stencil) to cover it up...
there is no such thing as a mistake - just a new opportunity!

I stamped the silhouettes, added some partial stamping of the music notes, and from the flourish stamp (around the edge), 
and the words to finish off.

When I made this card we all heard of the passing of David Bowie, so when I look at this card I think of the song "Dancing In The Street"...if you wanted to have a go at making this, you could quite easily journal the words to that song around the edge and I think it would look awesome.

The stamps used were:

Grunge Flourish

  Play It Loud

Soul Music

Jazz It Up                                                                                                             

There's inspiration almost every day on the Visible Image blog as well as sharing of ideas and inspiration over on the facebook page.



Shirley Chillman said...

Congrats again Dot plus your debut make is a toot. If anyone can jazz up stamps it's you. Love it.

Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

Fabulous Dot, I love the Visible image stamps and you've done a great job jazzing them up:) I love the colours that you've used too, this is a great masculine card. x

Mrs.B said...

Congrats on this wonderful debut piece Dot, great use of the stamps against that fabulous background.
Avril xx

Debi said...

brilliant card for your debut- amazing background, Debi x

Amanda said...

Fabulous debut piece, here's to many more
Amanda x

Astrid Maclean said...

Wow, that is one super debut project! Fabulous, - you are going to rock it with those stamps!!

rachel said...

gorgeous work Dot - love this to pieces xx

Caro´s kreative Welt said...

SUPER Dot. I love it.
Hugs Carola

butterfly said...

Fantastic debut for this great stamp company - congratulations! I love your jazz musicians and the golden bubble of musical excitement they're living in!
Alison x

A Pink said...

Fabulous debut card Dot. Loving the stark black silhouettes against your fab background . I share your lov eof music festivals and live bands - I've traveled miles following my faves (u2) and used to go on the road with my ex ( (he was a drummer )so for me your vard really sings . x