Hi There! We are very excited to share with you some amazing tags created by Kim Robertson!
Kim will be running ‘Make & Take’ sessions on our stand at Ally Pally this coming weekend and will be teaching the techniques she used to make these tags. It will be so much fun, so if you are coming, make sure you come on over and get your name down early, as spaces are limited.
Here’s Kim with more details…
Today I have something that I have been working on for the shows at Alexandra Palace over the coming weekend.
As most of you know by now I will be at the craft show doing Make and Takes on the Visible Image stand which I am looking forward to sooo much, I am also doing a couple of the demos in the tent over the weekend too which will be great fun.
Mark and Helen are as we speak beavering away making and packing all the stamps by hand, they amaze me how they get everything done, it is just the two of them working all hours designing, writing, creating, making and marketing all the fabulous stamps they sell, and my hat is not only off to them, it is on the floor and stamped on lol (slightly dramatic but hey why not I am impressed lol) and they are kind lovely friends too…. wow.
Anyway I thought you would like to see some of the tags I put together for the Make and Takes…
So this is what I will be helping people to achieve…
This first one is an Autumn feel tag, I will be showing how to get the background ready, and all that layering with embossing powder and inks and then that amazing centre featuring the ‘Stay Strong’ stamp pressed into UTEE.
On the blog over the weekend will be full tutorials on how to make these, so that the people who come to the Make and Takes have it written down to have a go at home, and so those who can’t make it to the show so can follow along anyway so look out for that this weekend.
I just love the inks and the depth with how your eye starts at the central piece but then travels to the backing, where you immediately see the leaf, but then start to pick up on a the other items with in the backing.
Here you see it from the side angle with the script stamp from the Revolution set used and embossed in clear over white card, then at the end of all the inking some treasure gold added over the writing in places, just around the edges. I love to do this as the raised embossing really grabs the shine on the wax. Once it’s dried you can take a cloth and buff it ’til it really shines, as of course originally it was used as a furniture polish to add shine and colour to wood.
Here is a close up of the tag with a tiny button in the centre, and some thin ribbon through the centre. You also can see how the ink colours blend and how I have added all the layers to build the depth you see from afar.
The stamps used on this one are .
My thoughts on these these two sets… first when Revolution came out my jaw hit the floor as they say! I immediately saw crashing waves with white horses, and that script is just beyond perfect for mixed media and scrapbooking.Also those of you who like to journal wow, use a white gel pen to write your message over a colourful background rather than black pen on a light colour. It creates a stunning effect.
Then there is the Colours Of The Wind set, well does this not scream Autumn? And tucked within the leaf is a tree… Amazing! I dont know another brand with such forward thinking ideas.I love this leaf and the small leaves around can be used separately, so you can have falling leaves exactly where you want them.
Here are a couple of cards I originaly created with these two sets… Do you remember them?
This was the one I envisioned the very first time I saw Revolution!
And something a little different, look into the background and you will see lots of embossed leaves too, with lots of ink blended all around.
The second Make & Take tag is a christmassy one ..
With it being half way through September already, people have been wanting quick-ish Christmas cards.. Well why not send a tag for people to hang on the tree, or their Christmas card line instead and it can be a piece of art as well as your seasonal wishes.
Most of you saw my little tree I created with the Visible Image Merry Little Christmas set a couple of weeks ago, which is a fun way to create a larger tree so we will have a go at this one too.
The stamp sets I used for this one were.
I am not a huge Christmasy person now the kids are all grown, but I just love the dellicate Snowflake here in the White Christmas set, and as soon as I saw the Merry Little Christmas set I saw the larger tree made with shades of green, or whatever colour you choose… your imagination is the only thing that can choose how your tag comes out but with these amazing stamps the possibilities are endless as a famous man once said lol (Eddy Izzard at the end of a recycling advert on telly) LOL Trivia tooo … Haha!
Here are a couple of recent cards made with these sets…
Well I hope I haven’t overloaded you all with too many pictures, but I truly hope I see as many of you as can possibly make it over the weekend. And I would love to see you on the Make and Take table enjoying some time together, whilst playing with yummmy stamps… what can be better….
Don’t forget the extra posts after the weekend too, showing you how I made the tags!
With love and best wishes to all
When Kim sent us photos of her projects we were totally wowed! Aren’t they stunning!!! Thank you Kim xxx
We are SO excited that Kim will be at Ally Pally with us for the very first time! We don’t usually have a demonstrator at the show, so to have Kim running Make & Takes AND demonstrating in the main demo tent too will be awesome! We are really looking forward to seeing lots of our wonderful customers, Facebook group members and to making lots of NEW Visible Image addicts who have not discovered our amazing stamps yet! 😉
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Mark & Helen xx