Saturday, 17 August 2013

Visible Image, Beauty is Art stamp set

hey guys , happy Saturday 
Visible Image day :):)

this weeks card is a bit umm how can i describe it, its not quite clean and simple, and defiantly not my usual grungy shabby ott style lol, maybe you would describe it as arty?

who knows, but here it is make of it what you will ....

this really is a beautiful stamps set, called Beauty is Art, i have gone for a kind of roman villa wall type of thing..( well that's what i was thinking of anyway lol.

i decided to play with my pastels this week, (iv never really been good with them).. so the base card was covered with a soft soft peach pastel. then using a Brown i added veins to resemble marble.
i used worn lipstick distress ink for the trim and words , but i did second gen stamping , to just ink and stamp it was way too pink, so i inked stamped on scrap paper then inked on the card, giving the effect of worn paintwork. the image was stamped in the same way, then using the pastels and my fingers to blend i coloured up the body, which i then cut out and mounted on the card.

i kinda like the effect , and have to say the photo doesn't show too well how pretty the colours are.

 i hope you like it, I'm still not sure lol

don't forget you can still join in this months challenge anything goes, all the details and some fab dt inspiration are on the VisibleImage Blog.

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  1. I love this piece of Dalton art Kay, I love the set too, fab work xx

  2. A beautiful card, love the clever stamping to get the worn paintwork effect and the marbled background.

    Sylv xx
    Crafty Bloggers Network DT

  3. Beautiful Kay, love the background and the image is fabulous.

    Linda xxx

  4. Kay this is stunning! You have definitely achieved the look you wanted, your background is superb and you have shown these stamps off brilliantly. Definitely a piece of art. Thank you! Helen xx

  5. Wonderful Kay, as always hun, I love your cards, so inspirational xxx

  6. Kay this is stunning, I love the colours, I must get this set of stamps. Hugs P xxx

  7. What a unique card!

    Thanks for joining us at Sister Act Card challenge this week

    -Angeline DT

  8. Fabulous Kay, really arty, love it xx

  9. Really fabulous the background and such a great stamp set..

    Thanks for sharing with us at Make it Monday..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  10. A gorgeous card, love the image and words you've used. Also love the subtle colour

  11. What a lovely card you have made here which fits perfectly the Bearly Mine Designs Challenge this week of “anything goes”. Thank you for entering and best wishes in the draw. Kym (Bearly Mine Challenge Blog Design Team)

  12. Terrific CAS card!Thanks for playing with us this week at TTCRD.

  13. This is gorgeous, love the colour Px

  14. Darling card! I love this image too! Love the grosgrain ribbons you used in the card.Thank you for joining us this week at the Crafty Designs Challenge! I hope you play along with us again soon!