Dark Hearts

Hello! We hope you had a fabulous weekend! We enjoyed some time out after a crazy busy week last week, so busy in fact that we had to neglect our blog and focus all our time on packing and shipping the pre-orders for Wonderland release, to ensure retailers have them ready for all their lovely customers on August 1st! So today we have lots of amazing inspiration to share with you. Veerle Moreels is up first with the very first sample featuring our NEW skulls and hearts stencil called Dark Hearts


From the moment I first saw this stencil… I just fell in love with it. And of course I had to go and have a play with it and all I can say is… I love it even more now ^.^


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And what better stamps to put on my background than the stamps from the new released Wonderland set ‘Queen of Hearts’?




This set of course has the Queen itself but I didn’t want to cover up my complete background so I chose this tiny card to go on my tag.




No doubt you’ll be seeing this stencil again on my projects… loads of ideas I want to go and have fun with.




Stamps Used:


Queen of Hearts


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Fantastic tag Veerle! ♡  We love the light to dark shading through the stencil, and we’re excited to see what you create with it next!

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Mark & Helen xx


 

The White Rabbit

Hello! It’s Monday again already.. where do the weekends go?! Hope you had some time out and didn’t spend it hurrying around like the  White Rabbit!!! Veerle Moreels is here with some fantastic Wonderland inspiration today, featuring (of course!) The White Rabbit..


I have played with The White Rabbit, and the words that are in that set couldn’t be more true at the moment. I feel like I’m running but not moving forward at all.


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Some things I can control, others are out of my hands but one thing is sure, it became very clear that time is precious.


The White Rabbit - Alive in Wonderland - stamp



And then there is coloring… definitely one way to make you stop and relax. It has been so long since I colored in an actual figure and earlier I used other mediums like copic markers and the Zig clean color real brush markers. This time I went for my watercolors and Inktense pencils… Oh and the perfect stamp to have your character stand on something instead of having it float around… the smudge stamp from the ‘Dare to be Different’ set ^.^


White Rabbit - Alice in Wonderland - Tag



So this is my first tag with one of the Wonderland stamps, but I’ll be showing more of them of course ^.^ Now tell me: who’s your favorite character of the set?


Stamps Used:


The White Rabbit


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Dare to be Different


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We adore your tag Veerle.. the numbers look awesome and your White Rabbit looks brilliant! Thank you ♡

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We will be back later today with amazing inspiration from Jane!

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Mark & Helen xx


 

Bloom – Baby Stamp Set

Good Morning! Veerle Moreels is here on the blog today with some beautiful inspiration featuring our beautiful and unique Baby stamp set…


I have had a play with the ‘Bloom and Grow’ stamp set. That baby is so fragile, and I wanted to make a delicate piece so I chose to have some acetate as my base.


baby stamp set - bloom - tag



It’s hard to see but it has some stamping on it using white stazon ( as we are working on acetate).


The baby was stamped and heat embossed before I ‘ve cut it out, then my flower was colored in using some water colors.


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I already know what to create when a little baby comes and joines the family but it’s a little bit early for that ^.^


Stamps Used:


Bloom and Grow


Baby Stamp Set - Visible Image



Scripted Streets


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Thank you Veerle, your tag is truly beautiful! So delicate ♡

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We will be back soon with preview #5 from our Wonderland release!


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Mark & Helen xx

 
 

Love Unconditionally

Hi there! We have more gorgeous Design Team inspiration to share with you this evening. Veerle Moreels has a fantastic video for you, showing how she created this beautiful tag featuring our cracked glass stamp…



Love… with all of your heart. Love… unconditionally. Because before you know it, your chance of being able to give your love can be over and all you can do is look at the stars.

Never thought that this video, which I made a couple of weeks ago, would make so much sense today. The feeling I had weeks ago, having me make this one, stands so much stronger after the past week. 

Enjoy the video…

 

 

Stamps Used:


Mother Definition




How Fragile





Lots of love, from me to you.




Thank you for another fantastic video Veerle, your tag is beautiful.. love the acetate layer ♡

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Mark & Helen xx


 

Beautiful, Imperfect and Quirky

Hello! We are so sorry for neglecting our blog of late! Life has been a little crazy recently, and the boiling hot weather hasn’t helped matters, but we are back and we will be catching up with all the latest Design Team projects all this week. We have also been working on our next release which is coming very soon!!! We’re very excited about it! More details soon!

On to today’s inspiration.. Lisa Taggart is here with an amazing tag featuring our gorgeous hummingbird stamp…


Hello! Well goodness me summer has arrived! What better stamp to use on this glorious day than our firm favourite.. the hummingbird from Visible Image!

Today’s project is an mdf tag. I’ve used Amsterdam acrylic basics paints; pens in black and white and a little Amsterdam black acrylic ink. The image and sentiment were stamped using black versa fine ink.




Here are the products used:


Life is Beautiful stamp set




Count Me In stencil




Collision stencil




Stop Meshing Around stencil




part of a sentiment from Voices In Your Head stamp set


 

I began the project by painting the tag with white gesso and creating a background using the number stencil and a range of acrylic colours sponged through the stencil.

I blanked out a space in the middle in white using the collision stencil. Then using a stamping platform I stamped the bird on top of this area. I painted the whole area of the image in white just leaving the outline and then coloured areas on top using acrylic paint. When the paint was dry I used the platform  to stamp back the detail on top of the colour. I then highlighted parts using a white gel pen.


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I used the circle accent stamps from the set lining them up with the lines of the collision stencil.


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Around the edges I continued to stencil using both the mesh and number stencils and a range of acrylic colours including white.


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I masked the bird and added black splatters Down one side of the tag.


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Finally I stamped and cut out the sentiments and doodled around the edges to mirror the shape of the top of the tag.


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Hope you have a lovely day!




Wow this is amazing Lisa! Just look at all that delicious texture and vibrant colour! Thank you ♡

You will find more of Lisa’s inspiring projects over on her blog.



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You Make Your Story

Hi there! We are back with more fantastic inspiration! Veerle Moreels has a great video tutorial for you showing how she created her latest tag featuring some of the words stamps from our ‘Voices In Your Head’ set with our awesome ‘Elemental’ blue print background stamp…



you make your story - tag


You… no one else. It’s you who is truly in charge of making your own story.
Yes, you can leave it up to others but… will they write it the way you want it to go? After all, they can’t look inside of your head and soul to see what is really going on in there.

And yes, others can come in and try to turn it all upside down. But you are in charge of taking control again and turn everything right back as you want it to be.

Are there things we can’t control? Yes, sure. But you decide how to go from there.
You see… you make your story.

If you think you might need a little reminder sometimes… go and take out those Visible Image stamps and create with me. I have it all filmed in my new video ^.^



Make your story a beautiful one.




Stamps used:


Elemental


elemental - blue print background stamp



Shape it Up


shape stamps - visible image



Voices in your Head


quirky quote stamps - visible image






Thank you for another awesome video Veerle, your tag is superb! Love the old feel to it, and the stitching. Great idea to add a word to the centre of the circle stamp too ♡

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So Much Stronger

Hi there! Thanks for visiting our blog today. Veerle Moreels is here with a brilliant tag featuring the So Much Stronger quote stamp from our latest release…


It’s only when we are facing hard times that we realize how strong we really are.  Sometimes we think we will break but in the end we only see some cracks and dents but we are still shining, no matter how hard life has hit us…




I had a play with some beautiful words and I took the ‘Take my hand’ stencil to draw my lines. Yes, we tend to forget that you can also very simply use a stencil to draw ^.^

After coloring everything I took some crackle glaze to fill in my red circles…




Don’t be afraid of the cracks, they let the light in…





Products Used:

So Much Stronger


So Much Stronger - inspiring quote stamps

Take My Hand


Take My Hand stencil






Awesome tag Veerle! Love how you used the stencil and that bold red works so well with this quote ♡

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