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Archive for August, 2017

Love You Longer

Love You Longer

is a great sentiment stamp from Visible Image that can be used for so many things.

I’ve combined it with the feather from Learn To Fly Again for this card.

 

The background is made using alcohol inks and the sentiment is masked off and stamped in two parts.

I’ve made a quick 5 minute tutorial on the technique for creating this background

which can be found here on Youtube.

To see the huge range of Visible Image stamps and to see more information on them, please pop on over to the Visible Image Shop.
Also at my Etsy shop – the link is on my side-bar.
Visible Image social links are:
The blog …
Our facebook group – where you can find our monthly Show & Tell challenge and Monthly Theme Challenge.
Our facebook page – where you will be kept up to date with everything that is going on.
You can also follow Visible Image on: PinterestTwitter and Instagram
Thank you for visiting my blog and taking the time to look.
Dot x

A Little Birdie Told Me…

A Little Birdie Told Me…

is a versatile stamp set from Rubber Dance which has a mix of silhouettes, leaves, twigs and words on it.

Over on the Rubber Dance blog

is this card … please pop on over, see more pics and check out how it came together.

 

Thanks for looking,

Dot x

Use Your Inks at FSC

‘Use your inks anyway you choose’!

It’s time for a new challenge at Fashionable Stamping Challenges, and this month it was my turn to choose a theme – what can be more fun than getting inky!!!

We’re a stamping challenge, so a real stamped image (no digi’s allowed) must be the focal point your work.

I don’t really want to say a whole lot about the process for this one as it will be taught at a series of classes that I have coming up over the next few weeks.

I will say though that it is a one-layer card and it uses oxides.

The girls at FSC have come up with some inspiring and very different takes on this theme. Please pop on over and check out their awesome creativity, be inspired and maybe join in the fun.

Ink Art Designs is our sponsor this month and has a gorgeous stamp set to give away to one lucky winner chosen by random org. We also have a top 3 chosen by the design team and Saturday Spotlights where we showcase inspirational makes. And the icing on the cake is that each month we will be having a guest designer chosen from the entries.

Just a note to let you know that I have changed my blog from blogger to wordpress.  I’m really happy with the change but this means that there are no longer any ‘followers’ list. If you like what I do and would like to follow – I have a ‘subscribers’ option on the right side-bar.
Thank you to everyone who has followed me over the years and I hope that you subscribe for future posts.
Dot x

Dare To Swim

It is still Summer up in the Northern Hemisphere so I thought I would use the ‘Dare To Swim’ set by Visible Image.

The set comes with extra bubbles so it seemed a shame not to use them.  For this card I’ve added them to create a whirlpool of air bubbles as the jelly fish swims along.

Once again I’ve been playing with the Distress Oxides, whatever you do with this product it just leads to a whole heap of fun! The jelly fish and bubbles were stamped first, then masked off.  This technique has really taken my fancy lately and I’m still having fun with it.

Then the card was smooched through DI’s, dried, stenciled, stamped again and finishing with the removal of the masking.  I really wanted a water-line at the top so that the sentiment could be added ‘out of the water’.  But it just didn’t happen lol.  So that is why there is a ripped section – it’s my compromise.  The words are white embossed with a little black fine-liner added around the letters for shadowing.

To see the huge range of Visible Image stamps and to see more information on them, please pop on over to the Visible Image Shop.
Also at my Etsy shop – the link is on my side-bar.
Visible Image social links are:
The blog …
Our facebook group – where you can find our monthly Show & Tell challenge and Monthly Theme Challenge.
Our facebook page – where you will be kept up to date with everything that is going on.
You can also follow Visible Image on: PinterestTwitter and Instagram
Thank you for visiting my blog and taking the time to look.
Dot x

You Are Beautiful

Beautiful You

is a gorgeous new stamp designed by Deborah Wainwright for Rubber Dance.

I’ve used this stamp as my inspiration for the Colour Challenge at Rubber Dance, which uses the colours: Green, Rust and Magenta.

For this card I’ve teamed it up with some flowers from the Textured Flowers.

I’ve stamped the flower in the center (Textured Flowers), masked it and then stamped the female image (Beautiful You). After masking this image I’ve then added another flower behind her.

A little masking fluid was applied in some select areas of the face and hair of the female image, along with the background flowers.  Once dry it was then swiped through Distress Oxides on the craft sheet and dried.   All that was left to do was add a little stenciling using a Dinky Stencil from That’s Crafty into the white areas, and then gently rub away the masking fluid.

Stamps used are: “Beautiful You” and “Textured Spring”

 

 

 

 

A reminder that Rubber Dance will ship stamps for FREE, anywhere in the world on orders over 15 Euro!

Just enter my code: DLFreeShip at the checkout.
or, if you are in Australia, check out
You will find a whole lot of inspiration over at the Rubber Dance blog…with loads of creative ideas for you to try and to get your creative juices flowing.
Please join in the fun and be in the running for some awesome Rubber Dance stamps.
Have fun stamping!!!
Just a note to let you know that I have changed my blog from blogger to wordpress.  I’m really happy with the change but this means that there are no longer any ‘followers’ list. If you like what I do and would like to follow – I have a ‘subscribers’ option on the right side-bar.
Thank you to everyone who has followed me over the years and I hope that you subscribe for future posts.
Dot x