Hello all, hope your Friday has started well? Today on the Visible Image Friday Feature I am showcasing the stamp set Free your Imagination. Quite apt really as my life is in total chaos at the moment, but in a nice way! I am heading off in a completely new direction having been made redundant at the start of the week!! Fear not, it has made me think about where I want to go and what I want to do. About 3 weeks ago I mentioned to my OH how I think now would be a good time to look seriously at doing the whole seaside B&B thing. We had spoken about it ever since we met but always referred to it as 'in the future'. Well, our house is sold and we go to view our hopeful B&B place tomorrow! Phew it has been a whirlwind of activity. Wish me luck!
Back to the matter in hand, my Visible Image project! Let's kick off by showing you the card I made. Bit of a funny angle, must have been wearing my heels when I took the picture!
It is rare for me to use ONLY the stamps from the set but I wanted to challenge myself. Wasn't much of a challenge to be fair, those guys at Visible Image had it covered! All the elements work really well together as you would expect.
I started by doing my usual background colouring using Gentle Blends. For this I took Lavender, Sunshine Yellow, and a touch of Rose Red. I then stamped and embossed in black that lovely swooping eagle, some feathers and splats followed by some stamping using the Lavender Gentle Blend. Some careful mounting onto black card and a bit of fussy cutting and the project was finished. Or so I had thought........
Due to a happy accident along the way; I had cut and mounted the middle layer too wide, I needed to fill the space. I didn't have time to make the middle layer again! A ribbon didn't seem quite right, and it was while looking at some of the other stamps in the Visible Image range that I saw the Dreamcatcher. This reminded me of the beads and cord I use to bind my mini books. Before you could say 'Eureka' I was threading and knotting!! Anybody would think it was planned but trust me it wasn't.
Don't forget the April Challenge with Visible Image has started, the theme this month is tags. Check out the blog for more details. Enter there or if you are not a blogger then you can always enter via the Visible Image Facebook group page.
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Right my lovelies, I need to get going as I have a lot to do! Rest assured I will not be packing my crafting stuff until the very last minute. If I do go missing for a wee while it will more than likely be down to not being internet ready when I move. So much to organise!!
Have a great weekend and I will see you next week for another Visible Image project.