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Monday, 8 May 2017

Capture The Moment and Make It Last Forever.............

Good morning!

Here is a card that I've made using the Visible Image Stamps Face It set - they are brilliant!

I started with stamping the eye and the nose and mouth and masking them off with drawing gum.

I then concentrated on the background, on this piece of artwork I've used the new Distress Oxides.

I went across her face with a Visible Image tree (this is from the set that has the seasons on it).  I have used the oxide ink to stamp this several times and I also clear embossed a few of the branches to give me a watermark effect on there. Some white highlights were added to some of the branches.

I gave the face some depth by applying black soot distress ink with a smoothie down the nose and brow area.

Visible Image birds were embossed in white and feathers were stamped in the oxide ink.

After rubbing away the drawing gum, I highlighted the eye with a white pen and coloured the eye green. The lips were touched in using oxide inks diluted.

I gave depth around the face using the Visible Image face stencil allowing a small gap for lightness to bounce that face off of the background.

The sentiment was stamped along side her face early on in this project and the same sentiment at the top was stamped on as the last thing done.

I mat and layered and added some black smudges all around the white mat to make it all blend together.

I felt this had an African feel to it, just shows you that anything is possible when your mind explores the possibilities!

Hope you've enjoyed your visit today, thanks for stopping by
Leanne x

I'd like to enter this in to the Visible Image Facebook challenge of "Express Yourself":

Craft Stamper Take it Make it May Challenge :


  1. I love the colours that you've used here and I think it does have an African feel to it. Fabulous stamping and a great background. Crafty hugs, Sandra x

  2. LOVE this and just ordered the stamp from Dot, your inspiration has 'made me do it'..... :) ♥[aNNie]

    1. I know Dot very well!!! (Sorry about causing the expense!!!!) - you'll have so much fun!!!!!! Glad you like what I've done with this set xxx

  3. I saw this fabulous piece on Facebook and had to come learn more about it.

    Thank you for sharing your creative process with us!

  4. WOW WOW WOW, this is fantastic!!!
    Hugs Carola

  5. This looks amazing! Thank you for playing along with the Craft Stamper challenge xx