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Live in the Moment
is one of the most beautiful stamp sets from Visible Image.
There are many however I keep coming back to this one.
Other creations that I’ve made with this set can be seen here and here.
A little distressing in the background,
some alcohol ink on Yupo paper for the dragonfly,
finishing with a little doodling and a simple card comes to life.
Stamps Used Are:

Live In The Moment
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Sweet Sunflower

Sweet Sunflower
I thought I would share a quick card that I have made while having a crafty session with Shirley last night.
Sweet Sunflower is a gorgeous stamp from
Stampendous and I couldn’t wait to ink it up!
I wanted a longer stem for this so I stamped the leaves again and attached them up-side-down to make the sunflower taller.
Where there’s a will, there’s a way…as they say lol
While deciding whether to put words on it or not, 
and wondering what goes with a sunflower…?
I had a Monty Python moment..as you do!
And so “Always look on the brighter side of life” 
came to mind…and now it is stuck in my head lol.
I think it is a good positive message anyway.
I’ve been out of action this week with a severe foot infection from a spider bite…so it was a nice cheery way to help get over it with.  Thanks Shirley for a fun session 🙂
Stamp used:
Sweet Sunflower RS-P221 from Stampendous!

Under the Sea at FSC

Under the Sea
is the theme this month at FSC.
You can use any medium you like, in any format,
as long as it has stamping as the focal point 
and fits our theme ~ ‘under the sea’.
So this is your chance to show us your creativity!
It can be scrappin’, journaling, canvas’s, cards or altered art.
We would love to sea what you come up with 
(did you sea that pun?  I know…)
I’ve combined the Mermaid set with the Goldfish Pair from Stampendous for this make.
I had an idea of somehow making it look like the fish were circling the mermaid…it kind of worked…
Watercolor card was my substrate 
(sorry, I just wanted to use that word)
and plain old distress inks in twisted citrus and chipped sapphire were used. I think these colours work so well together.
I masked off the edges with stencil tape, worked out which order I wanted the images to be stamped in, then masked,
(fish, mermaid, clam, then the turtle)
and left the masks on while I inked the background.
A little extra ink splotched on with some plastic, and then some bleach.
Now, it is about at this time that I decided that I wanted more white space towards the top – so more bleach!
I like how it looks like the light is filtering down through the water.
The images are colored with Derwent Inktense watercolour pencils.
And of course a little white gel pen, because it just isn’t finished without it.
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!

Listen to the Music…

Listen To The Music
I have been busy putting together a music themed workshop
for my local girls and came up with this as part of the set…
they are in for a surprise as I can now offer them for sale.
The girls will be happy!!!
The beauty of the Visible Image stamps is how well you can mix and match the different sets to create different looks…
everything just goes together so easily.
What I really really love about using the cassette tape 
is that you can write absolutely anything on it…
your own, personalised, title to suit whatever occassion you like.
I was toying with the idea of ‘Dot’s hits of the 60’s’???
I was having a muck-around with gelatos for the background on this,
adding some distress inks through stencils before stamping over the top.
I think the best part of this background is that you can work it as little, or as much, as you like…in whatever colours you like.
The stamps used were:

Classic Visible Image

It’s in the Eyes

It is my turn over at Visible Image…and I couldn’t resist playing with the Vision INKognito set!

This eye has had me transfixed for sooo long.  
The challenge for me was to show it a little differently. 
The girls on the Visible Image team have inspired me to go that bit brighter…occasionally.

The colours for the background are made using Ultramarine brushos. 
I only got this colour because the store was out of the turquoise one (which I really, really wanted…and still do!)
However, I discovered that it disperses into purple and blues!!! 
I looove how it does that!
…and the blue becomes a bright sky blue when you add a little bleach.  So I ended up with my turquoise shades anyway!
Sometimes with the other colours the bleach leaves white splotches, but for some reason (must be a science behind it) not with this one.
After experimenting at the kitchen table I have made a few discoveries ~
 Less is more!!! 
Less is more!!!
Less is more!!!
You can blot it with paper toweling at any time to stop the blending process, which can lighten the intense colour, or…whenever you want to stop the process and keep the colour – then hit it with the heat gun.  So…you have choices.
And the colours are amazing!

The eyes were done with Inktense pencils in colours to match the brushos.
And I touched up the background with a little Wilted Violet DI, taking to the top and bottom corners and to blend out the blues and purples of the Ultramarine.

The stamps used were:
Vision INKcognito set and Ink Splats.  Both awesome stamp sets!

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