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Thursday, 20 March 2014

Visible Image Challenge - March 2014

The Visible Image Challenge this month is to "use your favourite Visible Image Stamp".  Well that's a challenge in itself.  I can say that I love ALL the Visible Image Stamps I have and if money was no object I'd have them all - well all bar one as I have a thing about clowns/jesters/Pierrot dolls - and poor little Harley comes in this category as he's a jester.  It's amazing what some people can love some can hate and some can have a "thing about"!!!

Picking a favourite as I said wasn't easy.  I feel in love with this company for mainly their boy images.  I have two boys and over the years have struggled so much for images to make their cards.  My youngest would love to see a basketball playing character as him and his friends love their basketball.

I have though decided to go with one of my new stamps sets called "Isabella Lost Love".  Isabella is certainly one of my favourites now and I also love the other embellishments on the stamp set especially the rose.

I have coloured Isabella in with my Graph'it pens.  
I have then stamped Isabella again onto some Bearly Mine Designs "Plain and Simple" pink paper and cut her dress and shoes out to paper piece.  It was quite fiddly but I did the tip Jodie from Tonic shows on the TV about putting a bit of glue on the back of your hand to dab delicate pieces into the glue.  This helped especially with the tiny shoes.
The backing paper I have used is from the new set just recently released from Bearly Mine Designs called "Mixed Media".  It is a fantastic selection of papers with various textures/effects added but the bonus it is in just one piece of card.  It's lovely doing these effects ourselves but it can add depth to a card or even take time we haven't got.  With these papers it is just a case of print and use.  Wonderful.  The "Mixed Media" papers are due out in the Bearly Mine Designs Shop on Thursday 20 March 2014.

I have finished the card off with the stamped/decoupaged rose cut from the pink Bearly Mine Designs "Plain and Simple" paper, punched out hearts, ribbon, Craftwork Cards die-cut sentiment and some gems.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Visible Image Monthly Challenge - Use your favourite Visible Image stamp
Brown Sugar - Paper piecing
Fantasy Stampers - Rose garden
Created with Love - Girly
Tuesday Throwdown - Tic-tac-toe (I have gone for the first column of bling/paper piecing/CAS)
Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes
Crafting by Designs - Use a ribbon
The Crafter's Cafe - Make a square card
Crafty Ribbons - Anything goes with ribbon
Crafty Girls Challenge - Anything goes
Crafty Hazelnut Patterned Paper March Challenge - Anything goes

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Debi said...

Lovely card, Kym. Love your choice of stamps and the paper piecing. The texture of the ribbon is wonderful. Thanks for joining us this week at Tuesday Throwdown. Good luck.
Debi DT

Julie Beech said...

Good use of paper piecing, thanks for sharing with us at Fantasy Stampers.

Lynn (aka Lynnpenguin) said...

What a great image and card Kym. Thanks for the paper piecing tip about the glue on the back of your hand for the fiddly pieces.

Thanks for playing along with us this week at Brown Sugar. Good luck.


Carole Robb Bisson said...

You are a great maker of cards, WOW this one has so much to see. Word Art Wednesday blossoms each week when you post your beautiful and very unique art on our page. Thank you. Blessings, Carole

JayBe said...

A super card - love the paper piecing on her dress. Thanx for sharing with us at Fantasy Stampers.
Hugz, Jan (DT) xx

Hazel said...

Beautiful card - thanks for sharing for my Patterned Paper March challenge x

Lady Bug Stampers said...

Wonderful card. Love the image and your coloring. Thanks for joining us at Created with love Challenge.
Linda K. DT.

Pauline Butcher said...

Fabulous card, I too love all the Visible Image stamps, they are so unique. Thank for joining us in the Visible Image Challenge, and good luck. Hugs Pauline, DT member xxx

NanaConnie said...

Beautifully done, Kym! Love the color combo. Thanks for playing along in the Tic-Tac-Toe challenge at Tuesday Throwdown this week and good luck in the draw. :-D
NanaConnie DT

Anke said...

lovely card, thanks for joining us at Crafty ribbons

Samantha K said...

Great card and fab paper piecing. They are wonderful papers. I'm just working on colouring up Isabella at the moment and she is so great to work with and your right the other embellishments are also fab :) Thanks for joining us at Visible Image for this months challenge. I hope we see you again soon, Good luck. Hugs, Samantha K x

Angie A said...

Cute card! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Girls Challenges! Angie-DT