Posted: November 30th, 2017 by

Destination Happy

Hello! We are back with more fabulous inspiration this evening!

Heather Mitchell has been creating THE most gorgeous texture..

Hello everyone…

How is everyone doing?  As I write this it’s a ridiculously miserable day,  dark, drizzly, windy and chilly and just the sort of day I want to tuck myself up in a duvet… however, my new make for Visible Image definitely blows away the cobwebs!

As November is ‘Tag Challenge’ time over in the Visible Image Facebook group, for my inspiration this week I’ve chosen a tag I made using the Strobes stencil:

I have to admit, I absolutely adore my finished tag.  The colours are just so vibrant!  It was very easy to create (albeit a bit on the messy side!)

The tag is made from 300gsm watercolour paper, this way I knew it would soak up the colour well.

I’ve used modelling paste through the stencil and allowed it to dry overnight.  I’ve then used various Distress Ink Sprays to drip colour from the middle and pour it down the strobes but I haven’t sprayed the ink, I removed the top and used a pipette to gulp up the ink and then drip.

I wasn’t entirely happy with my tag at this point and felt it needed yet more colour so I dabbed some Distress Oxides on my craft mat, sprayed with water and then dipped the tag in the ink. To add a little sparkle, I’ve added splash of gold spritzing ink, which you can see glowing nicely in the photo above!

The little Origami boat stamps are adorable and I love it in this colour against the hot colours

As the background is so vibrant, I kept the detail simple and used just one of the fabulous Origami boat’s from Destination Unknown set held in place using 3D foam dots over some fibres that I’ve stapled down. There are a few droplets of Liquid Glass on their too which adds a lovely different texture.

The sentiments have been stamped on white card and I’ve distressed the edges using Distress Ink pads before matting them onto black card.  To finish, I’ve threaded some bright pink and red ribbon through the punched hole which echoes the colours perfectly.

And there you go!  This make is a definite keeper… you know, those projects you make that you can’t bear to give away and you just get out to look at lovingly now and again! Hehe!

Right… here’s the ingredients for the tag:

Visible Image Products:

Strobes Stencil:

Destination Unknown stamp set:

Distress Ink Products:
Sprays – Picked Raspberry, Spiced marmalade, Candied Apple,
Oxide Ink Pads – Worn Lipstick, Abandoned Coral

Other items:
Indigo Blu ‘Luscious Pigment Powder’ in Pink, Docrafts Spritzing Ink in Gold, DecoArt Liquid Glass, Stayzon Ink Pad in Jet Black, Fibre, 3D Foam Dots

Thank you for looking and hope to see you next time!


Heather x

Superb tag Heather! LOVE it.. the colours are stunning and that texture is wonderful!
Thank you ♡

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We will be back later with another stunner from Lisa Taggart!

Mark & Helen xx

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