Monday, 17 September 2018

The beauty of the sky, day and night

As promised I am back with some photos from our recent holiday in Rhodes. The sunshine there is glorious and Rhodes is one of Europe's sunniest islands and has 300 days of sunshine a year!
I love the watching the changes in the blue sky during the day....
This is during a morning when we visited Lindos.

At the heat of midday on a visit to ancient Kamerios.
During the afternoon back at our apartment.
And then late afternoon when the sun's rays begin to dance on the sea.
At dusk the shadows lengthen,
 the sun goes down
until the moon is revealed hanging low in the sky
It is so inspiring to witness and gave me my idea for my Monday Design team  make for Visible Image. I am delighted to be sharing the first sample using one of their brand new October stamp releases...You are not alone.
It is available to pre order from today here and is being released on October 5th. 

Inspired by the changing blue sky of Rhodes I made 2 cards which I called Night and Day. Today I am sharing "Night", I will share "Day" another time.
I made an blue oxide background on black card. I thought the hands are like those of the legends of the Greek gods making mischief from the heavens to the ancient Greeks below them on earth....perhaps even on Rhodes thousands of year ago. I studied classical civilizations at both O and A level at school and loved the stories of the Odyssey and Iliad. 
Here are some close ups.

The hands are so detailed 
and the circles and sentiments are fun to play with.
I used gold ink to stamp the circles, to me they represent the sunshine and in this vast universe I am pretty certain that we are not alone. 
One more shot, I edged the card with gold ink which you can just see in this photo. 
You are not alone is just the first of the amazing  6 new stamp sets, and 3 new stencils. There really is something for everyone in this new release.
 You can see them over on the website here and remember that they can be pre-ordered  for guaranteed delivery from 5 October. 

All the Visible Image links can be found here;

Visible Image group page on FacebookOur friendly Group is here 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 world wide.

And the shop web site is here; where all their gorgeous stamps and stencils can be purchased. 

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges;

Fashionable stamping 2/3 quote away
Dragonfly dreams 3/3 anything goes
Not just cards 2/3 anything goes
Allsorts 1/3 create a scene
Craft stamper take it make it 1/3 anything goes
Happy little stampers watercolour 1/3 anything goes
Pile it on 1/3 think big or 1 layer mine is a 1 layer card

Thanks for stopping by and for your kind comments. I am off to see some autumnal splendor in Surrey today as I am meeting my crafting buddy Brenda Brown for a day out at Wisley RHS Gardens. The sun is forecast to make an appearance, I have my camera packed and will share some photos soon. 

Bye for now,

Jane x


  1. Rhodes is lovely isn't it Jane, we revisted it earlier this year. A super tone on tone creation, many thanks for joining in at Allsorts challenge this week.

    B x

  2. Lovely card Jane and as for those amazing Greek images ... well just wow!!
    I wouldn't mind some of those skies here today!!
    V x

  3. A very artistic creation, loving the background! Gorgeous photos too!
    Thank you so much for joining in at Allsorts challenge this week!

  4. I absolutely love the place where you vacation - your view is simply perfection for a sea lover such as me. Gorgeous card, too! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  5. Gorgeous card and old Greek stories, read them too at school.
    Beautiful black waves and the hands are striking.
    Thank you for sharing at Allsorts;-))m

  6. Beautiful pics and lovely card!! Thanks so much for participating in our NOT JUST CARDS challenge. Hope you participate in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafty day!!!
    Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

  7. Very cool card. Fantastic photos from your vacation. Thank you for sharing your card at Happy Little Stampers Watercolour Challenge.

  8. what a fantastic card, Jane! Thanks for joining us at CSTIMI this month :) xo Cheetarah

  9. Fabulous card Jane and love the photos of your hols.

    Thank you for sharing with us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.

    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x

  10. Beautiful card. Love all your techniques. Thanks for playing with us at last Challenge at Pile it On. Keti (DT)

  11. Beautiful card!
    Thanks for playing at Pile It On!
    Helen x


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