Friday, 14 April 2017

Go where your dreams take you .......

Happy Good Friday!

Looking forward to the long weekend ........ let's get the Easter break started with a little reminder for this month's Craft Stamper Challenge.
As always the theme is Anything Goes as long as there's some rubber stamping on there somewhere ..... couldn't be simpler.

We have a great prize for the challenge winner, from the fabulous rubber stamp company ...... Visible Image

One lucky entry will receive 3 Visible Image stamp sets .... yes I did say three sets!

Need some inspiration? ..... well here goes

Mica powders, one of my favourite Visible Image stamps and a little bit of heat embossing

I started by giving a piece of smooth watercolour card a very light wash of colour using mica powders mixed with water ...... I used a blue and a green from the Luscious range from IndigoBlu, blending the colours towards the bottom.
I flicked the card with more water and let it sit for a few seconds before mopping up the excess ..... love the effect that this gave .......

I stamped the sentiment ...... from the Visible Image Where Dreams Take You set, and heat embossed with Ranger's Liquid Platinum EP.

I then stamped the butterfly randomly over the card using black Versafine ink ..... it's from the Visible Image Own Kind of Beautiful set and is such a pretty butterfly.
I stamped it again onto another piece of coloured cardstock and fussy cut around it before attaching it over one of the butterflies on my card

Look how pretty the sheen is from the mica ....... and I used the tiniest amount of powder for the background so these little pots are going to last you ages!

I added a few sequins here and there and some dots of glitter glue for added sparkle.

And for the inside ...... I brushed some of the colour across the centre of the card and stamped that pretty butterfly again

Check out the Craft Stamper blog for more inspiration from the rest of the Design Team and then why not join in the fun.  I can't wait to see what you create ..... happy stamping!

Thanks for popping by ........ have a great Easter weekend. Not too many chocolate eggs!
I'm looking forward to spending some time in the old craft room as we haven't got that much planned. We've got a party tomorrow evening ...... Lauren and Robbie's engagement bash, and then it's the usual family Sunday lunch at ours.
I had hoped our new table would have arrived this week, it was due on the island around the 4th ...... but we're still waiting (sigh!)  I thought last Sunday's family meal would have been the final one on our current table ..... at least it's going out happy!

Ooops!  The red wine carafe had dripped ...... just in the right place.  He's even got hair if you look at it in a certain light! ......... hmmm I think maybe there had been a little too much red wine that afternoon.  We thought it was funny!

Cheerio until next time .....


  1. I had to scroll back up to remember your beautiful card, Linda, after karacking up over that wine stain face on your table! What a good time you must be at a party!! I hope your new table arrives soon, but it won't really be "you" until you christen it with wine, lol! Your card is sheeny and stunning!! I hope you have a wonderful Easter weekend! Hugs, Darnell

  2. A beautiful card Linda, gorgeous colour.
    The wine stain face makes a great addition to the look of the table, you'll have to try to recreate it on the new one!!
    Have a lovely Easter
    Avril x

  3. I can definitely see the hair in the wine stain - a very happy accident! Love your card, the butterfly is such a lovely shape. Hope you are having a good Easter weekend. Anne xx

  4. Love this Linda, so beautiful. Helen xx

  5. LOL ! Beautiful card Have a lovely Sunday x


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