Monday, 6 March 2017

A Face it success

Wow did you see Visible Image on the Create and Craft show on Saturday? If not it is still available on catch up here for the next 5 days here

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.

Facebook Group where you can enter our monthly ‘Show & Tell’ challenge! Facebook PAGE exciting giveaways every week!

I have already shared one of the 5 sample cards I made, Billy's Fence, last week. If you missed that post you can see it here. You all saw that my sweet Billy Cat was the inspiration for all my cat all loved seeing his photos so here's another one ;0)
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 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 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.
I changed my mind re the sentiment, see the photo below. I decided to cut up the words on snippets of cards and then mount them on a snippet of black card.
 I coloured the lips and added Glossy Accents for dimension and left them to dry.
For the inside I masked as before and used a mix of Infusions and distress inks and also added some more Sparkle Medium, this time using a star stencil, my idea was that she was making wish...(stars) hmm are you still with me 😄

Then I put everything together.

Here is my easel card...which I saw as the show opened on TV....great fun to see it there. Below are my's really hard to show up how glittery it is in real life but here goes....
Here is the front close up

the inside
The "wish" as seen from the side...
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

I thought I would also put a link up today to my Pinterest Page where I share all my latest work. You can see it here and I have put it up in my side bar too. If you don't have a blog and would like to read my newest posts you can also receive them by email. There is a link in my right hand side bar.

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.

Back soon,

Bye for now,

Jane x


  1. Gorgeous card Jane :-) I love the whole design of this! absolutely stunning! the eyes closed then open on the inside is fabulous! I really LOVE this :-)

    Thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge
    Lols x x x

  2. Thank you for the wonderful step by step... really love learning how things are made x

  3. Wonderful card Jane! So clever how you used the make a wish theme with the eyes closed and then open. Wonderful colours too.

    Mind you, Billy almost stole the show :)


    Di xx

  4. Fabulously inky easel card with the lovely face stamps. Thanks for the link to the catch-up show too. Will be watching that in my lunchbreak later!
    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  5. Wow, your backgrounds are gorgeous. Love the colors. Thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge.

    Cathie ♥

  6. A fantastic creation Jane. Beautiful made and lovely colours too. Thanks for joining our challenge at Fussy and Fancy. Marlies

  7. Brilliant card Jane, this new venture of yours is so exciting, I wish you well with all your future designs....which I know will be wonderful!
    And of course everyone should have a crafting buddy like Billy. :)
    Have a great week my friend,
    V x

  8. a lovely card, thanks for joing our challenge at crafty catz and hope to see you again

  9. Such a wonderful card Jane, I missed the shows on C and C but have seen this stamp on FB. It's top of my list for Ally Pally in April.

    Sue xx

  10. WOW, this is amazing and such beautiful colours too! Thank you for sharing with us at the Ribbon Girl, good luck and I hope you will join us again.
    Gina xx

    1. Apologies Jane, that should have said Fussy and Fancy not he Ribbon Girl, I got a bit carried away.
      Gina xx

  11. Congrats once again Jane. I watched my recorded Visible Image show today and saw your stunning samples and am not surprised the Cat Stamps had sold so quickly the way you showcased them.
    Julie x

  12. I like the way you did the easel card, and I love the photos in your last post. The flowers are stunning and Daisy is such a beauty.

  13. Gorgeous card. Thanks for playing along at CAMM Challenge blog.

  14. GLad the show went so well and that your cards are showcased. I love Billy...he is so cute and I bet he would love to walk all over your cards while you are working and then lay down on top of it all. Love your easel card! I am all for these colours and the sentiment. Love the sparkle

  15. That card is really something.. love that Billy sits there and keeps you company. What a good kitty. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  16. These are fabulous Jane. I love the backgrounds, so many wonderful colours and patterns blended together, love the touch of glimmer! Such fun stamps and you've put them to great use. Billy looks so cute sitting there, but I think he wants to get back out to the studio judging by the look on his face. lol. sending hugs :)

  17. Fantastic mix media design! Thank you for joining us at ATSM!

  18. Gorgeous card Jane!
    Good luck!

  19. Hi Jane,
    Love your card!
    Your approach for that image is spot on!
    Very clever design indeed ;-)

  20. Very cool easel card! Thank you for sharing your card at HLS Watercolour Challenge.

  21. That's so gorgeous! That stamp set is pretty high on my wish list :-) Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week. Sammy-x

  22. A fabulous card - I rarely watch C&C these days but I did watch the VI show. The cat is high on my wanted list.

  23. Fabulous! Thanks for playing along with us at HLS Water Color Challenge.

  24. You look like you are having some fun! The variety of card techniques is quite impressive, and of course I especially like the cats.
    Just enjoyed catching up with your latest posts---I am a bit jealous of your Spring flowers--very snowy here today!

    Jane T

  25. A fabulous and clever combination for a great effect on this card! I love the bright colours too. Thanks for playing along with us at Creative Artiste Challenge.


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