No Space For Dreams

Hi there! Thank you for stopping by our blog today! We have lots of gorgeous things to share with you!

Here’s Nicky Gilburt with the ‘wow’ card we promised you yesterday…

Hello, I’m sharing a card today which has never been seen before, despite it being lined up ready to show
on Create and Craft during Visible Image’s stunning show earlier in March… as it sold out!!





So making its debut (from me anyway) today is ‘No space for Dreams’ It’s a stunning set of stamps,
a gorgeous cameo with that unique Mark Alexander touch, beautifully scripted words and a stunning
dream catcher, which I stamped onto heat resistant acetate with Versamark, heat embossed with gold powder,
and then coloured in on the reverse with Sharpie marker pens.



 


Lightly laid over the background image with thin strips of black foam tape, it almost appears to float. It’s a beauty.
 




The background of the card itself was achieved through layering up and playing with Distress Crayons,
splashing with water and also, as you’ll see in the stars above, dabbing through a stencil with a wet baby wipe.




You’ll also see the now famous crackle from the Create It set, and the whole card is framed
by me just drawing freehand with a black fineliner and filling in between the lines.


Happy Crafting
Nicky x



We adore it… thank you Nicky!  ♡ Such a fabulous background and the dreamcatcher looks so realistic!

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Next up we have a beautiful card from Veerle.

Mark & Helen xx

 

Dream…

Hello there! We have some stunning new inspiration to share with you from Teresa Morgan…


This week I have been using my Gelli Plate to create some fun backgrounds for my stamping projects. I have prepared a video for you showing how easy it is to whip up a batch of monoprints ready to be turned into cards, journal pages, tags and more.



I took one of them and added more details with my Visible Image stamps and WOW powders embossing powder to create this cool card:



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The dreamcatchers are stamped and embossed onto heat resistant acetate before being attached with 3d glue gel.








I hope you enjoyed the video, don’t forget to subscribe to my YouTube channel to see more fun techniques and projects from me.



Stamps Used:

Visometry

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Imagine Dream Inspire

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No Space for Dreams

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Universal (featured in video)

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Teenage Kicks (featured in video)

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Wow! We absolutely love this card.. such a gorgeous background and our dreamcatchers look beautiful ♡
Thank you for your fantastic video too Teresa!  You will find more of Teresa’s cards and projects over on her blog.



Did you see NEW stamps preview #15 earlier today???


Preview #16 will be along shortly… and do not miss tomorrow’s final reveal!
We hear there may even be a sneak peek shared on Facebook this evening!



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Thanks for stopping by! Hope you’ll visit again soon.

Mark & Helen xx

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Dreams…

Hello! Thanks for stopping by our blog!

Today’s inspiration comes from me.. Helen! If you missed my post earlier this week you’ll know that I am embarking on my own personal ‘inky journey’ this year. I hadn’t crafted since I was a child, and having only made a few cards and tags over the past 5 years (since meeting Mark), I have much to learn! Writing is my passion, words are my ‘thing’, so I’m really excited to see where this year takes me, now that I have a bit more time to be creative and messy!

I wanted to get the brushos out as I just love the randomness of them.. you never know what your background will look like and it’s so much fun experimenting! I prefer to sprinkle first then spritz with water, and then add more powder in places to get a deeper effect. My card was really wet so that I could hold it up and let the paint run.


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I just love the black so had to add some of that!

Once dry I chose my favourite part and cut it to size to fit one of our MDF Monoliths, so that I could create a piece of home decor rather than a card.


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Next was to decide which stamps to use, as I have so many favourites at the moment!!! I decided the background looked quite dreamy so chose this set…

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I randomly stamped the dotty circle from our Universal set in first and second generation stamping, using Wilted Violet Distress Ink. Then stamped and embossed the gorgeous sentiment and dreamcatcher using stampendous detail black. I distressed all around the edges of my card with black soot.

I then splattered some black and white dylusions paint, and added some colour to the dreamcatcher using distress inks, and last of all added some sparkle with a quickie glue pen and some fine glitter.


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I had originally painted my Monolith white but I didn’t feel it looked right, so had a last minute change of plan and gave it a coat of gorgeous purple!


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I think it turned out quite well! My very first Monolith! What do you think?



While I was waiting for paint to dry I used some of my ‘practice’ brushos background to make a matching card.

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I randomly stamped some more of the awesome background stamps from our Universal set using a few different colours, I think they work perfectly with brushos! I wanted to keep the dreams theme so stamped and embossed one of my favourite Visible Image sentiment stamps in black..


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And again randomly splattered some white dylusions paint.

I distressed the edges of the card with black soot to give it more depth, before mounting on my card blank.



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I really love how it turned out and how incredibly quick it was to make!


So here they are together..

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You will find all these stamps and our MDF Monoliths over in our shop:

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Monoliths



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No Space For Space Dreams



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You’ll find lots more Visible Image inspiration here..


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Thanks again for visiting today!

Come back tomorrow to see some awesome cards from Veerle Moreels! And a video too!

Have a fantastic weekend!

Helen xx

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