Good morning, January always seems to be a long month. Christmas seems long ago and spring still seems a long way away. As I walked down to Dotty's Teahouse in the High Street of Carshalton I decided to look for some sparkle and shine and even on such a dull, dreary day I spotted some of Mother Nature's sparkle and shine on the plants;
rain sparkling on the winter aconite
on the plucky viburnum flowers
and on new shoots.
For my Monday design team inspiration today I went with the sparkling rain theme using the fab
The background is a stencilled ink one using the
I added some distress oxides to my card
then stenciled salty ocean and squeezed lemonade oxides through the stencil.
These photos are quite dark you will see the true colours in my finished photos.
I stamped the rain in blue Archival ink
and then I added my lady by embossing her in blue and also stamping the quote stamp
You can see that I masked and split the words. The top words are stamped and embossed in black
and the unrivalled in green glitter.
I would like to link up my card into the following challenges;
Crafty Catz 1/3 anything goes
A vintage journey put your stamp on it
Craft stamper take it make it 3/3 January
Mix it up 4/5 anything goes
All the Visible Image links can be found here;
Visible Image group page on Facebook. Our friendly Group is here ...it would be lovely to see you there. You can add work to the new challenge album where one randomly chosen winner each month wins a £40 coupon to spend on the website. For December and January the theme is "Christmas/Winter".
The main Visible Image Facebook page is here; there are weekly stamp giveaways...open world wide.
And the shop web site is here; where all their gorgeous stamps and stencils can be purchased.
Our Christmas/winter challenge on Facebook runs until the end of January a couple of weeks to make something and be in with a chance of winning the £40 voucher to spend on the web site. The winner is selected by random so everyone has an equal winning chance.
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Bye for now,