Nicky Gilburt - A splash of Colour with Visible Image

Inspiration today for the Visible Image 'Splash of Colour' challenge which starts on 1st July and runs on their facebook group for the whole month. All you have to do is make a card or project using Visible Image products adding your interpretation of 'A splash of colour' and upload it into their dedicated album. I for one can't wait to see what that looks like, once everyone gets creating! It's going to be glorious!

For this card I used two set of stamps, Ahead of our Time, and Alphabetical, which are available to buy on the Visible Image website.

I also used 5 colours of Tim Holtz Distress Oxides and a Versafine Onyx Black ink pad.

First I 'splashed' my colour by laying a square of ink from a pad onto my glass mat and spritzing with a little water. I then used an old small poly bag to pick up the ink and apply it randomly around my cardstock. drying in between colours.

Once I was happy with my end result I stopped dabbing. 
I used my Tim Holtz stamping platform to get a really good print from my bowler-hatted man. I did him three times to be sure but two would have been enough, as you can see, careful re-inking gets an incredibly black result!
I never had a stamping platform until recently. I was a happy stamper before, I guess you could say I'm even happier now! It's a great safety net, perfect for positioning your stamps and for getting the depth of colour you might not achieve on one inking, plus it is so much cleaner (or should I say I am so much cleaner) when I use it! 

All that remained was to use the letters and characters from the Alphabetical set to complete my project. I also stamped the two past and future images from Ahead of our Time onto spare card and stuck them down with 3D foam.

I look forward to seeing all the contributions to the 'Splash of Colour' Challenge - don't forget there is a prize draw at the end of it all too!

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Happy Crafting
Nicky x
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