Good morning, unbelievably we find ourselves past the longest day and in the last week of June. Summer has finally arrived and I intend to make the most of every single second. The weather is just perfect. I adore being able to be outside in my garden and also to be able to craft in my garden studio. From my studio I can hear the birds sings, the bees humming and Billy can sit in the shade and watch me. My summer pots are just bursting with glorious colour.
It's also time for my Monday DT make for Visible Image and I decided that I would have a play with the awesome Eye contact stencil.
plus some words from the fab Voices in your head sentiment set.
I have always loved all the Face and Eye stamps that Mark has designed and I was thrilled to see that in the new release he brought out an eye stencil too.
I hadn't played with my Bister and Infusions for a while so I make a background first using watercolour card. I started with a little....
and just added different colours until I was happy with my background.
I used black sparkle medium through the stencil, below is when it is wet...
but once dry it has an awesome sparkle below). I painted the white part of the eye in using white acrylic paint.
I also added glossy accents to the iris (which you can see in the final photos).
I stamped 2 sentiments from the Voices in your head stamp set and then matted up my plaque.
I would like to enter my plaque into the following challenges;
Crafty Catz 2/3 anything goes
Creative Artiste 3/3 anything mixed media
As you like it 1/3 favourite type of embossing and why mine is always heat embossing as it gives a brilliant resist to all my inking.
CRAFT 2/2 summer
Time out 2/3 warm
Simon says stamp Wednesday bright and cheerful
All the Visible Image links can be found here;
Visible Image group page on Facebook. Our friendly Group can be found here ...it would be lovely to see you. You can add work to the "Show and Tell" album where one randomly chosen winner each month wins a £25 coupon to spend on the website.
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 these gorgeous stamps and stencils can be purchased.
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There are 6 new stamp sets and 8 new stencils...all totally amazing and uniquely Visible Image.
Thanks for stopping by and for your kind comments. This glorious weather seems set for a while and I am just loving it. I'm getting back to my gardening and crafting in my garden studio...bliss!
Bye for now,