How am-az-ing it was!! The Face It stamp set sold out in 26 minutes!! And the Curious Cat set within the first half hour. All but a handful of stamps sold out within that hour. Mark's demos were fabulous and it was such fun spotting all 5 of my cards on the show together with the other awesome samples my fellow Design Team members had created.
Today is my first official Design Team post for Visible Image. This will be shared over on the VI Facebook pages. If you are a first time visitor via Facebook, can I extend a very warm welcome here at Jane's Journal. If my regular blogging friends would like to join Visible Image over on Facebook I have shared the links below, just click on them. The VI group page is such a friendly creative place to be...just send a request to join and Helen will gladly add you. The main Visible Image page is available for any one to view.
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At the moment I am having to craft in the kitchen as it's far too cold in my garden studio. Billy sits next to me at the breakfast bar...here he is keeping check on what I'm doing.
Sooo back to my design team card for today. It is the 2nd sample I made for the Create and Craft TV show. This amazing set is called Face It Although the stock sold out so quickly on Create and Craft Helen is expecting a new delivery on Monday 13th March, at Visible Image HQ. You can buy direct from them or from the many craft shops (international ones too) who are stocking them...there is an extensive list over on the Facebook page. You can also order from overseas directly from VI and the postage is only £3...(£1.50 for the UK) if you don't have a stockist near you.
I also used 2 sets of words from the sentiment set, called Own It which works perfectly with Face It...and of course just about any other stamp you own. This set will also be perfect for my art journal Moments.
I made 2 Face It cards, I'll share the second one soon..if you saw the show it's the very retro rainbow striped card. I decided to make an easel card as it's been so long since I have made one and they are always fun to do, if a little fiddly. The cards I make that sell in Dotty's Tearooms need to be flat and not too thick for posting, so this was an great opportunity to do something different.
I had a brain storm with my sketch/ideas book (yes I do keep one as I have flashes of inspiration at all sorts of times...often when I wake up and if I don't write them down straight away I forget them!) for a few days to consult my "inner muse" 😉 and decided to use both the eyes open and closed stamps....my idea was that the face was "closing her eyes" and "making a wish". I wanted the wish inside to be quite dream like. I'm afraid I took only a couple of WIP photos...I got so carried away creating and my messy play is not conducive to keep stopping and taking photos. This is what I got up to...
I stamped and embossed both eyes open and eyes shut onto my card. I masked off the open eyes and both set of lips.
For the front of the easel I used Distress inks and blended a background. I added a little bit of stencilling. I then added some Sparkle Medium through a heart stencil for some glittery texture.
Here is my easel card...which I saw as the show opened on TV....great fun to see it there. Below are my photos...it's really hard to show up how glittery it is in real life but here goes....
I used these 2 sets of sentiments so that when the easel is stood up and the front slotted into place it reads "Close your eyes make a wish"
and here is a collage
I would like to enter my Face It card into the following challenges
Pixie's Snippets playground #271 and 272
Addicted to stamps and More anything goes
Ribbon Girl 1/3 March card challenge
Fussy and Fancy 2/3 anything goes
Crafty Catz 2/3 anything goes
Simon says stamp Monday based on a book mine is While my eyes were closed by Linda Green
Sweet Stampin 1/3 no designer paper
Creative Artiste 1/3 anything goes mixed media
Happy Little stampers March watercolour challenge anything goes
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Thanks so much for stopping by today, for your ongoing support of my creative journey and for the kind comments you take the time to leave me . I really appreciate them. Have a lovely week.
Bye for now,