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.