Monday, 29 September 2014

Marvellous Monday with Visible Image

Hello and a very warm welcome to Marvellous Monday! I have a busy week ahead of me. To be honest they have all been busy weeks here at the new house. I have a question, how long does my 'new' house remain my 'new' house? I suppose one day I will refer to it as 'home' without thinking, or maybe it will be 'home' when everything is settled. As I was saying, another busy week week here as I am finally having my kitchen installed. It has been rather like camping just recently as I am having to prepare my meals on the dining room table as there are no units in the kitchen. Being a cooking enthusiast it has been a big struggle not being able to cook properly. Not long now though.

Today I am showcasing a little card I made using the very lovely Tin Man from the Wizard of Oz stamps by Visible Image. He has become affectionately known as Tinny within the group, but my Tinny today is anything other than tin coloured or even remotely metal-like.

I had a piece of rainbow card left over from my Wizard of Oz diorama (see below) and it was just too nice to waste. It was coloured with Brushos. I also still had all my Oz stamps on the acrylic blocks so I wondered what Tinny would look like in a rainbow 'suit of armour'.  I stamped him with Black Archival ink and used bleach to add highlights. Well, I think he looks wonderful but even after stamping him there was still a bit of coloured card left. As I have often said, it is always best to colour more background than you need for a project and this is a prime example of what you can do with your left over bits!  I turned the piece upside down so that when Tinny was placed on the background he didn't disappear into it, Using bleach again I created a little scene for him to stand in. The red upper area was turned into a blazing sky and the blue/green band through the middle became the hedge, finishing off with a purple path!  I mounted the portrait of Tinny onto a piece of black card and then onto some rainbow coloured corrugated card, again selecting a piece that was in direct contrast to the background image.

All-in-all I am really pleased with the result. Hope you like it? Here is the set I used, click to link directly to the Visible Image web site. 

Visible Image OZ Tin Man stamp set

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  1. Kim, this is brilliant. Such a great technique as well. Thank you for sharing it with us. Off to my craft room for a go xx

  2. I love your vibrant and beautiful designs here!

  3. What a stunning card the use of all the colours is fantastic. Jennifer xx

  4. Fabulous Kim, love the background and rich vibrant colours.
    Linda xxx

  5. This is so lovely and colourful, fab!!

  6. I love what you did with the tin man, the bleach worked really well to add all the lighter detail. Awesome.