Good morning, a fortnight has rolled round and it is time for my regular design team post for Visible Image. Wow there have been so many changes in these 2 weeks. Sadly the upcoming Create and Craft show on TV was cancelled, but that was the right decision of course. Dotty's Tea House, the vintage tea rooms in Carshalton where I sell my cards has closed so life has changed so much for everyone. Helen and Mark aka Mr and Mrs Visible Image have lots of ideas to keep us all entertained, engaged and creative in the weeks ahead and one lovely idea is the start of a new challenge.
The theme of challenge #1 is such an apt one, "Brighten someone's day".
I managed to see my best friend for a long lunch just before this whole situation took hold and we both cherish those few hours and realise it may be quite some time before we see one another again. I decided to make my card to send to her.
I knew just the sentiments to use. This is such a great set.
My dearest friend loves her garden as much as I do so I also reached for the wings of change set.
Her favourite colour is pink so I made a very pink and girlie background. First I sprinkled on some Infusions and added some spritzes of water
I then blended on some Distress oxide ink.
I also made some textured butterflies by stamping on some left over inky card, adding crackle accents and a sprinkle of glamour dust for texture and sparkle.
Once dry I cut them out minus the antennae.
I stamped the sentiment and butterflies on the background and then stuck the butterflies on top raising the edge of their wings with foam pads.
Then it was time to put my card together. Here it is;
and one last shot;
I would like to enter it into the following challenges;
Pixie's snippets playground #374 using snippets of card for my butterflies
Creative fingers 3/3 anything goes
Simon says stamp Wednesday anything goes
Addicted to stamps and more 2/3 make your mark
Through the dark room door 2/3 anything goes
Crafty sentiments 3/3 anything goes
C.R.A.F.T 2/3 spring/Easter
C.R.A.F.T 2/3 spring/Easter
All the Visible Image links are listed below
Visible Image group page on Facebook. Our friendly Group is here ...it would be lovely to see you there. You will see lots of gorgeous makes by the DT and customers to inspire your own creativity.
The main Visible Image Facebook page is here; there are regular giveaways...open world wide. Do check out the Facebook LIVES and videos where you will be able to see lots of the samples we have been making with the new release in the flesh!
Their Instagram page can be found here
And once again the shop web site is here; where all their gorgeous stamps and stencils can be purchased.
There is also a special Mindfulness section on the Visible Image website here which has 30% off, just perfect for crafters who are sending out cards to help raise people's spirits at this time. Visible Image is a small husband and wife team who are still shipping here in the UK and abroad for as long as they are able to .
And yes my dear best friend received this card last week and told me that it did lift her spirits which was my very intention. I feel empowered by my crafting that during these uncertain times that I can give a tiny moment of positivity to someone's day.
I do hope you might join us over on FB with this challenge. The link is above. Perhaps you could then send what you have made to someone you care for and cannot see in person for now?
Stay safe and stay creative,
Bye for now,