Sunday, 3 June 2018

Anything Goes at Stamping Sensations

Hello there on this Sunday morning,

I do hope that you're all keeping well and happy.

It's time for a new challenge at 'Stamping Sensations' and our theme this time is 'Anything Goes.'  That's a nice easy one this time, so why not get your stamps out and join us.  We are very generously sponsored this month by 'Visible Image' and so I've used their stamps as inspiration.

I'm a fan of  Visible Image stamps and so I've made my card using three of their stamp sets: Face It, Leave Your Fears Behind and Alphabetical.

I started my card by stamping the Face It stamps with Versafine and then heat embossing them to avoid any smudges.  Next, I made masks for the eyes to keep them nice and white.  I then dabbed some Distress inks onto my craft mat, spritzed them and pressed the card into it.   I've made my own mask for this stamp set using acetate.  I did make several before I finally found a shape that I was happy with.  It's amazing how different the face looks with different shaped masks.  I used the mask over the face and then used a sponge dauber and pink ink around the face to give it some definition.  I then brought in the Leave Your Fears Behind set in to add the birds and trees around the face.  I had the idea to create a fringe with the band of trees stamp and I think it's worked reasonably well in framing the face.  I don't have the 'True Colours' stamp by VI, so I made my own text up from the Alphabetical set.  All of the black stamping was heat embossed.  Finally, I gave my girl a little make up, some blue eye shadow and some red lippy.  Not my colours but I think they suit her, she's definitely showing her true colours :)

Don't forget that we are sponsored by Mark and Helen at Visible Image, and the lucky winner will receive a £25 gift voucher to spend at their online store

Stamping Sensations is a stamping challenge, so we must see a stamped image, sentiment or quote as the focal element of your artwork, this means: Stamping must be the central point of attention and interest.

All the details of our challenge rules can be found here

Please note:  If we don't comment on your entry it will be because it doesn't follow our theme to qualify under our rules, or because we are asked to sign in or provide additional data to comment on third part hosts such as Instagram, Flickr or Facebook etc.  We really don't want to be rude but we do want to be fair to those who follow the rules.

That's all from me for now, so I'll wish you a happy and peaceful day x


KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeousss Sandra
Gr Karin

Pat said...

A fabulous card Sandra so cleverly put together with the different elements, and the colours are great! x

Joan said...

Fabulous card Sandra, love the fringe! I can never stamp straight with alphabet stamps but you have done it perfectly.

Joan x

Mac Mable said...

Those eyes draw you right into your fabulous card. Great masking and stamping, love the 'fringe' and the pop of make up. Interesting that the different shape of her face can be so different too x True colours and love it x

Lisa said...

Wow, this is so stunning!! I love the stamps you used and the design!! It's so amazing!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

A Mermaid's Crafts

Mrs.B said...

A fabulous card Sandra, a great masking and design using the 3 sets of stamps.
Avril xx

Kathleen said...

Really super card, those eyes seem to really stare at you, gorgeous colouring as always.

Kath x

scrAPpamondo said...

Wow, your card looks just stunning!! Such creative way to use your three stamps! Great work with colours and masks, this amazing face really pop out!!

pam said...

Stunning work Sandra, looks amazing.
Pam x

Sally H said...

A stunning Card, Sandra! Such beautiful colours and stamping x

Leanne Harris said...

Woah, look at that beautiful face, nicely framed with beautiful colours xxx

Tracy said...

An amazing creations, so creative.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

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