Saturday, 4 March 2017

Face It - It's gorgeous!

Hello and today I am sharing with you my very first ever canvas, created with the Face it and Create It Stamps by Visible Image.

It measures 20 x 20cms and was created in an evening with plenty of stamping, colouring and cutting, and lots of fun!

I simply stamped the features onto the canvas, using a large stamping block behind it , to get a good pressure with my stamp, and coloured from the edge with shades of green distress ink and a blending tool and paintbrush to keep the edges soft. 
I added crackles from the fabulous 'extras' set, and if you look closely, you'll see I coloured the eyes in purple, just to reflect the other-worldliness of the girl. (I also did this on very thin card which I then stuck to the canvas, so that I could capture the accurate detail of the iris and pupils. 

The flowers were simply stamped in Distress ink onto thin card, and then coloured with a waterbrush. I used all three sizes of flower from the Create It set, on some of them, to build up depth a bit more, then finished off the centres with Liquid Pearls.

 For the leaves...I simply stamped the flowers in green, and from each flower I snipped out two pairs of leaves and one single, which, by the time they were strategically positioned behind the petals, were unrecognisable as the same thing!

The finishing touch was the butterfly, Visible Image of course, from the 'Own Kind of Beautiful' set from last year. 

I am so excited about this project, and even more so that it may be featured in the Visible Image show on Saturday 4th March at 10am on Create & Craft. I have never seen stamps like this, with which you can construct both human and feline features (and look out for a mixture of both from my fellow Visible Image design team...) And if you happen to miss the show, you will find it on the catch up page on for 7 days!

Feedback from the release of these sets has been phenomenal, particularly because the crafter can choose the level of difficulty - she looks as beautiful just stamped onto plain white, or softly coloured paper, as she does all adorned with flowers! So I can't wait to see lots of interpretations shared on the Visible Image facebook pages - Here are the links:

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Happy crafting and enjoy the show!


1 comment:

  1. This is amazing and if this is your first canvas, I can't wait to see what you create in the future. I love the fresh, vibrant colours that you've used and the face looks perfect at the focal point, it's fabulous Nicky. Happy crafting, Sandra x