How is everyone? Dry I hope? Hasn't it been wet and windy this week again? One of my fellow Visible Image DT members mentioned they had been getting power cuts. Thinking about it, if you are lucky enough to have a decent glow from a candle I should imagine that crafting is something you could just about do in a power cut. Granted you wouldn't be able to use your heat gun, but that seems like a small sacrifice. It is nice to have a hobby that doesn't rely on electricity.
OK, enough babble, let me tell you about my card for this week. I look at it and see so many different things. Perhaps it is a sunrise, perhaps it is late summer, maybe it is coastal, in the dunes, maybe it is a cornfield with a harvest moon. Whatever you see in it, it is a simple card using some of the lovely 'basic' stamps.
First I masked off the moon/sun area. Yep, we have been here before and no doubt we will go there again! I used Cosmic Shimmers (a mica enriched ink in a mister, had them for ages, just using up stuff in my stash!) to create the dark green sky. OK, not an exact representation of a sky, but you know those days when the sky is a funny colour, not blue, not yellow, not pink, not grey? Well, maybe it is that day! Once that was completely dry I removed the mask and sprayed a little more deliberately going into the white space of the moon/sun to give it a 'round' look.
I used the tall grasses stamp over the globe in black to anchor it, to give it some perspective. I love the way the addition of a single blade of grass, or a flower silhouette brings the globe to life! Using the same grasses stamp I then stamped a row of them onto a pale yellow piece of card but this time in a sage green.
I used the sentiments from the Clock stamp set - time after time, on the main image and the word remember from the same set used in a repeat for the banner. Once again I found the need to use the birds from the Free your Imagination set. I know I have used them so many times but they are so useful and perfect on this card.
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I am away to my craft room for a few hours of tinkering! See you again next week for another Visible Image inspired project. Comments are welcome, and if you have any questions about my work, or about Visible Image, then I will be happy to answer them.