Visible Image April Challenge…Tags :)

Morning Lovelies…I hope you are all well ?? 
Well it is new challenge time already (where did March go !!!) at Visible Image  and the theme is Tags…I love this theme because you can be very creative with Tags i think. One lucky person will receive £20 to spend on Visible image stamps ! 
Here is my Design team tag….

I got so inky making this and LOVED it ! 
I have used the super fab Time after Time Stamp Set & the very beautiful Dragonfly Stamp
There was no real method to this, i will be honest I coloured the tag using my Dylusions and then coloured some sheets of pretty paper in the same way. I then randomally stamped using different stamps from the Time after Time Stamp Set (you get soooo many different stamps in this set) and ripped them up and stuck them down using Collall Tacky Glue. 
I then stamped the Dragonfly & One of the clocks over the top and Embossed using G&P Copper Kettle Embossing Powder, I also sprinkled some  Starry Sky embossing powder  randomally over the top. I then  added the sentiment with the brads and used Vintage Photo Distress ink and went around the edges to grunge it all up a bit. 
I hope you like the tag…Anyone who has not played around tags I highly encourage you too, they don’t have to be grungey, check out the rest of the design team samples on the Visible Image blog
Don’t forget to also check out Facebook Group to see all the latest Visible image news, chat to fellow crafters and also see others crafters fantastic makes. 
I hope too see your entries in the challenge
Items Used: 
Dylusions Ink Sprays 
Tag 
Brads
Happy Crafting 

Visible Image Window hanger

Morning everyone 🙂 I hope you are well ? 
Firstly sorry for my lack of visiting, I have been very busy and to add to it I have been poorly…but on the mend now and here I am today with a Window Hanger using some of the fab Visible Image Stamps 
This is what I created…This picture doesn’t show how bright the colours are really.
So how did I create it ? Well firstly i started by cutting 2 hearts with the centre removed, I used Greyboard to do this but any think card is ok. 
 I then took my black Spectrum Noir and coloured the hearts, make sure you go around all the edges. 
 You then need to take some Acetate and pick a selection of Spectrum Noir pens…it can be any Alcohol marker, but it has to be alcohol, the colours I used are listed at the bottom…Random ally colour your acetate, i wanted the effect of grass,sky, sun with mine , but you can do anything. 
Now take your blender refil and drop a drop onto a paintbrush and flick, now the trick to this is too build up the effect, but have fun with it. 
This was after a few mins and was the effect I wanted, set it aside to dry fully for 10 mins. 
I then took the flower from More Than Words Thank you set & Butterfly stamp and stamped on the reverse (take that into account when stamping, you can stamp on the same side but the stamp won’t be crisp), make sure you use Stazon ink for this, I then stamped the butterfly image onto some Acetate and cut it out and put to one side. 
Now using a good strong glue (I use Collall all purpose) you need to glue your heart frame on either side of your acetate and leave to dry. 
Once dry you want to punch a hole to hang it by and then seal the card, I have used Globecraft & Piccolo Glastique Finishing Glaze, but Glossy Accents or even UTEE would work. 
 Once dry take your Butterfly and bend up the wings and fix over the stamped butterfly so that you have a 3D effect. 

I then added a layer of Spray & Sparkle to give it a extra layer of protection and also some sparkle. 
And there you have it, a fun technique which will be totally unique each and everytime. 
Items used- 
Spectrum Noirs- 
Blender Refill, TB3,TB5,BT9,JG3,LV3, Black 
Greyboard & Acetate
Crop a dile 
Spray & Sparkle. 

Globecraft & Piccolo Key chain

Morning everyone it is Tuesday which means Globecraft & Piccolo  day from me. 
Mothers day & spring are nearly upon us here in the UK, and when I saw Floral Eggs in the new release I had the perfect idea for them, I decided to make a nice keyring…here is how I did it…
I one of the Acrylic Oval Charms & two of the pansy Floral Eggs

I gave both the eggs two coats of Copper Kettle Embossing Enamel, once I did that I stuck them onto heatproof acetate, the eggs are going to go back to back, so make sure you stick the acetate onto the correct side.  

I then cut around the eggs so they now have a acetate backing. 

Using my Spectrum Noir pens I coloured the flowers & leafs, I did this from the back. 

I then removed the protective film from the Acrylic Oval Charms and glued an egg to each side, making sure they line up. 

I then gave the Oval a coating of Turquoise 3D enamel gel, allowing each side plenty of time to dry. 

Once dry I took some fine sandpaper and “roughed” up the Enamel gel..I wanted this to have an aged look, if you do not want this then ship the next few steps…I then used some Distress stain and rubbed over the gel, wiping off the excess. 
I then used some Gilding Wax around the edges.

Each side was then given a layer of UV Resin to give extra protection and had a key chain added . 
And there you go, a lovely floral key chain. 
Items used- 
Distress Stain 
Gilding Wax 
Spectrum Noir Pens 
Happy crafting 

Visible Image, Molly

Morning everyone, where did the week go !! 
This is one of two posts from me this morning, Please check out the other post for details on the new challenge from Visible image 
I have been creating with the fab Molly Rules set this week…what do you think….
She is so much fun ! As always she has been coloured using my Spectrum Noirs. 
I went around Molly using Pickled Raspberry Distress ink and then sprinkled round some Vintage black embossing enamel and heat set.
I made a step card and then using Pickled Raspberry Distress stain I coloured some Neenah card and then stamped using the Heart & Skull from the Molly Rules set
I then cut a strip of black card for along the front step and stamped the barbed wire from the set and heat set with clear embossing powder. 
I took some tulle and made a bow and then stamped one of the skulls onto some pink card and cut it out, i then stuck this into the centre of the bow. The sentiment was then stamped onto some pink card . 
I love how funky this card is, so much fun to create.  
Don’t forget the Visible Image Facebook Group  to share your  creations, and chat to fellow crafters.
Also don’t forget to check out the Visible Image website for the new fantastic range “More Than Words”, these stamps really are gorgeous and were written by Helen so are not verses you would have read anywhere else.

Items used-
Molly Rules set
Crafters Companion Neenah card
Pickled Raspberry Distress ink & stain
Vintage black embossing enamel
Tulle
Clear Embossing powder
Black and pink Pigment ink
Spectrum Noirs –
FS9,FS8,FS5,FS4,FS3
IG9,IG8,IG7,IG5,IG4,IG3,IG2,IG1
BP7,BP6,BP5,BP4
BG7,BG5,BG3,BG2
Blender.

Happy Crafting 🙂
x

Globecraft & Piccolo Canvas

Morning everyone, it is Tuesday which means some Globecraft & Piccolo inspiration from me. 
I have been creating with some of the new release this week, and have created a mini canvas. 
This was so fun to do. I coloured the canvas using Distress inks and then stamped along the bottom using Tall Grassy Flowers Stamp, i then dabbed adhesive fluid across the grasses and sprinkled a mix of Mermaid Tears Embossing enamel & Aged White across and heat set, I then took two of the new 3D Enamel Gels  and randomly dotted them to give them the look of flowers. 
The birds are from the Lil flowers, Leaves, Birds & Bows set and I have given them two coatings of UTEE in White and then rubbed some gold wax over them. 
The sun is from one of the new Piccolo Sets, Spring Accents, I did something slightly different with the sun.I cut it so it would fit in the corner  & then used my black Spectrum Noir and Coloured it so it was all black (including the edges), I then gave it a thin layer of 3D Enamel Gel In Daffodil Pearl, whilst it was still wet I sprinkled some Aged White over it and heat set, I then took the 3D Enamel Gel In Daffodil Pearl and put another layer on and waited 5-10 mins before wiping some of the gel away…I really love effect this has given and will certainly be using it more in the future. 
I hope you like my mini canvas, don’t forget to check back each day for some wonderful creations from the rest of the fab team. 
Items used- 
Mini Canvas
Distress Inks