Hello all of you out there in blog land! I am so glad to see the back of last week weather-wise. As you know I had a flooded back garden and I am eternally grateful that that is where the water stayed, in the garden! It continued to rain on and off all week up until today (Sunday) when not only has there been moments of blue sky but have also seen dry paving in the garden! I had quite forgotten what colour the paving was! I am thankful for small mercies and have fingers and toes crossed that I can get the back wall cemented up quickly in case it happens again.
On to my project for this week. I know it is coming up to Christmas but I still have a couple more non-Christmas makes to show off. Rumour has it that Mark is working on some new stamp designs for Visible Image, well, it is more than a rumour, I know he is!! I want to show you what I have left in my box of delights before I hit you with a couple of Christmas themed projects and then the new stamp projects otherwise they will never see the light of day!
What I have for you today is another one of those cards made from scraps. I am such a hoarder and any pieces of card left over from Visible Image projects will make their way into a box labelled Visible Image Bits'n'Bobs ready to be rummaged through when I need inspiration. Some pieces will be there for months but I know they will all one day have a purpose!
The pieces of scrap that I used for this card had been coloured with Brusho paints. They are trimmings from a larger piece of card which were all about 1cm wide. I decided to use these strips to make a plank-like background which was fairly straight forward, I just glued them onto a base card making sure that I kept the neighboring colours as random as possible. I left the piece to dry under a heavy book just to make sure the planks stuck down. I then trimmed this to a neat oblong shape. The resulting background seemed very masculine to me and so I decided to use elements form the Time after Time set. I stamped with bleach using the shattered glass stamp from the set. As I have said before if you are a little nervous about using bleach you could use water and blot away the colour but it will be more subtle.
I used some of the other stamps from the same set to create the flying fob watch and this is mounted on gel glue to raise it up. The word and number elements are stamped directly onto the planked background. I used black embossing powder to make them more prominent. I also added some hi-lites with a Posca pen. I think it is these hi-lites that make the piece very dynamic and visually exciting.
There we are, what some might call scrap I call inspiration. It is surprising what you can make from off-cuts!
Only mid way through November so still plenty of time to get your project uploaded into the Visible Image challenge, all the details are below.
I look forward to a continuing dry week ahead and hope the weather is good to you where ever you are.
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See you next week for another Marvellous Monday and in the mean time enjoy your week, get crafty and show us what you have been up to!
Happy Days! Kim J