Friday, 19 October 2012

Visible Image Friday: Live your dreams

Hello, my dear stamping friends! Today is Friday and   starting today, I am going to show you my Visible Image
 projects on every Friday.
As I am a very versatile crafter, I can promise you all possible kind of projects here: from scrapbooking, to altered items, recycling, wearable art, Mixed Media projects and some cards too. Less cards and more of everything else.
I just got  my stamps 3 days ago, so as my first project I decided to make a tag(Mixed Media  small altered  piece, but I had to stay with a small project as I only had 3 days to brainstorm, craft and  to make my post). So here is my project for today.


 I love background stamps a lot,  but if as just got a few, one has to be  creative. So I used this Men's  collage stamp, but just a part of it with a script to make the big tag background with black Memento ink. Then I used Clear embossing ink and Cotton Candy Wow Embossing Powder to emboss  the edges. and my outer tag was done.
The central part was made with Bo Bunny paper piece,  that had this "In the moment" print on it  (sorry, dear Bo Bunny. My stamping changed it so much that you can't even recognize your own paper). I stamped the same script part of Men's Collage with Frosty White ink and White Wow Embossing Powder a few times .
 Then I stamped some dots around the paper edge with  Grunge Polka Dot Background stamp and heat embossed with the same blue powder. Then the Grunge Flourish was stamped around with black Memento and I added the inned tag over the outer one with 3d  foam glue.


The best ever stamp LIVE YOUR DREAMS was stamped over  some paper leftovers, heat embossed with Gold Glitter powder and cut into 3 pieces. This stamp is just perfect as is, not cuts, but I had to cut to fit the tag this time.



 The tag was half empty in my own opinion , so I went to my chipboard box and here it was, this vintage candles piece from A2Z Scraplets. Some clear ink, some gold glitter powder and it was almost done. Wait, not yet. Now for more embellishments: colored lace under the inner tag, own brass charm for the wisdom of life, metal  brass and paper charm (it's not a stamped image, just a piece of fancy paper  handmade in Handmade Halo shop.) Small key to open the dream box on the corner. One  huge fancy bow and some pins. This was a moment I decided to stop. I want to showcase the stamps, not my  continuous embellishing addiction. And then I felt that  this piece is too monochromatic. Kind of I have  " ton of one color, kilo of  second color and no gram of the third color..."  A few red paint (blood?) drops and it's all done. And I like it a lot. I feel a real connection to this art piece.
Tips on Friday
Here is one of my best tips for your all: when you want to heat emboss your stamped image with white powder, don't use clear ink. Use white pigmented ink only: it gives best results. And after years of buying white inks: Clearsnap Frosty White is the best for embossing , also not the best to use "as is" : it never dries-LOL. And for all of you who ask now: I am not designing for this ink company, never did and most probably never will as they don't want out of North America designers. So this promo is just as this is the best white ink for embossing from my own point of view. If you know about another great white ink, please tell me too.
And 2 more small tips (you most probably know all of them, but if not...). Use the small leftovers to stamp on them if your stamps are almost solid, as I did with my title stamp. Nobody sees the paper after all and you already have it on your table. Save the Earth- use it!
The last tip for today: to make paint drops you can use a long thin piece of the leftover cardstock that is already on your crafting table. Just dip it into the pain jar and wave around the finished art piece. Don't afraid about drops covering some embellishments. Random is random is random.




Hope you got some inspiration  from this piece and now jump to Visible Image shop to get you some great and non expensive stamps. New releases are just around the corner! See you next Friday with more Visible Image inspiration!
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And finally I am back with challenges:
Anything but a card challenge- it's totally not a card.
Lace and pearls for Crafts and me
 My favorite for Simon Says stamp and show: my favorite on this project are my new stamps and blood drops I love to make a lot lately.
Anything goes for Fussy and Fancy
Heat embossing for One stop craft
Anything goes for Vintage stamping challenge

13 comments:

~♥~The Navy Wife~♥~ said...

Irit this is just fabulous! I love all the little details in this and the shine and sparkle you got! Ohh la la la love it! Have a great crafty weekend hun :) {hugs}

Avril Ann said...

Irit this is stunning, thank you so much for the tutorial xxx

karolin43 said...

wowwwwwww
את עושה עבודות מהממות
אוהבת את היצרתיות שלך, את שילוב הצבעים הרעיונות
מדהים!
שבת שלום
שושי

Linda said...

WOW Irit this is fabulous. I am a new follower and I have had a look around. Loving your blog and I will be visiting again.

Hugs
Linda xxx

http://lindasimpsoncraftypieceofheaven.blogspot.com

Shelley said...

Gorgeous card thanks for joining in this weeks one stop craft challenge x

mixamatoasties said...

Love this.

Thanks for joining in at OSCC this week.

Susan x

Dan said...

Great tag, I especially like the big statement bow on the top. Thanks for joining us for this week's Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge!

brenda said...

You've created a really great tag Irit, love the colours and so much lovely texture.

Thanks so much joining our first Flonz Craft Mintage Stamping Challenge.

I've had several attempts to post my comment so added this paragraph in case I managed to do so eventually. Did you realise you have word verification switched on and that it's so very hard to post a comment when it's switched on ?

B x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

You've created a fascinating tag with wonderful texture and details on it. Thanks for joining us at Vintage Stamping Challenge this month.
As Brenda mentioned the word verification is very time consuming the letters are more than difficult to read. It would be very helpful if you would switch it off.

suzanne said...

wow this is stunning! thank you for joining us at fussy and fancy challenge blog and good lucky with your beautiful project.

Shirl said...

Tags are my fave things to make so this is not just a wowser it is a double wowser.

Thank you for sharing with us on our very first Vintage Stamping Challenge.

Hugs Shirley x x

Nathalie said...

Hello,
Great tag! I love colors. Thank you for joining us to Fussy & Fancy.
Hugs!
Nathalie

Rose said...

Irit, your beautifully textured mens collage looks fabulous on this wonderfully layered tag. I enjoyed reading your post and tips! So glad to see your entry at the Crafts and Me Stamps digi team's "Lace and Pearls" challenge. Hugz, ~ Rose

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