October 10, 2013

You Light Up My Life - A Layout for Visible Image DT

It is Thursday, so it must be time for another Visible Image project!! This week I made a layout with the intention of using the gorgeous Tall Grass stamp. Of course I used a whole lot more!!

As you can see here, I layered the Tall Grass stamp on the background paper, my other paper layers and even my photo, using Sepia Archival Ink. I love how it builds up a bit of depth to it, makes it feel like Aine is walking through the windswept grass!. You can also see the great sentiment "You Light up my Life" from the Chandelier Set here. I thought it fit perfectly for the photo of one my lights of my life! I used the Crackled Background stamp in Walnut Stain Distress Ink and the Grunge Polka Dot stamp again with gesso (I just love to use that one with my gesso, it works perfectly, just make sure to wash the stamp right away!!)

I stamped and fussy cut three butterflies from the Butterfly stamp in Sepia Archival Ink and used Spiced Marmelade Distress Ink to color them up, adding a touch of Peacock Feather Distress Ink and some gesso and bling for extra detail. Finally, I added some Ink Splats in Peacock Feather.

I colored in the background paper with the Spiced Marmelade Distress Ink, did some stitching on the photo and background paper and added some gorgeous flowers from Maya Road and Kaisercraft. My papers and die cuts are the gorgeous 7 Dots 9th Wave. Thank you so much for visiting!


I hope you like my project, and if any of these stamps catch your eye, please visit the store by clicking on the links or images! All UK and international shipping is FREE for the entire month of October!

Visible Image also run a challenge each month on their blog.
This month the theme is:
Use a Visible Image Sentiment stamp on a project and link it up, easy peasy,
and you could win £20 of your choice of Visible Image gorgeousness!
Join us over at our fan page on Facebook or join our GROUP!
This month if you load a Visible Image project you've created in the group,
you also have a chance at another £20 prize, you have to be in it to win it though,
so I hope you have a look at the site and get some stamps and join in.

Last but not least, have a look all the gorgeous stamps on SPECIAL OFFER!!

I have entered this in the Sketchbook 365 challenge, using their gorgeous sketch:

I would also love to enter this in the Autumn challenge at Berry71Bleu!


Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Lovely layout Cathi, love the lours and the background stamping. Gorgeous butterflies and flowers. Adorable image too. Tracy x

Monica said...

Stunning! I love all the stamps you used. Delightful photo!

Pauline Butcher said...

This layout is so beautiful Cathi, there's so much interest going on, I love it. Hugs P xx

Mona Pendleton said...

Gorgeous layout Cathi! Love the beautiful background and pretty butterflies fluttering about!

Marilyn said...

So Beautiful page Cathi!!! Thanks for joining us at Berry71bleu!

Norma Gomez said...

Beautiful layout Cathi! Thank you joining the Berry71Bleu October Challenge :D

Kay F said...

I like the masking you did around the photo--and speaking of photo...what a great shot! Excellent take on the challenge. Thank you for joining us at Berry71Bleu!

Dana Tatar said...

I love this page Cathi! You created a beautiful backdrop for you photo. I loved how you stamped directly on the picture. Thanks for joining the challenge at Berry71Bleu!

Unknown said...

Very pretty Cathi!! Thanks for joining us this month at berry71bleu.

Bellaidea said...

Great work with these nice stamps,thank you for joining Berry 71 Bleu!