Posted: December 11th, 2017 by

Happy Heart

Good Evening! We are back with more fabulous inspiration this evening.

Heather Mitchell has been creating fabulous texture with our ‘Fibres’ stencil…

Hello again everyone,

I’m back again with my latest make for the Visible Image DT and this time I’ve concentrated on texture using the stencils and the background stamps… and who doesn’t love a bit of texture!

I started by  adding Distress Oxide Ink Pads to watercolour paper to create a watery background and then, using the ‘Fibres’ stencil, I’ve applied modelling paste.  Once fully dry, more colour has been added before flicking white Gesso over the 8×8″ background.

I love the added texture the stencil gives over the already textured background

You can see from the photograph, I have then used various stamps to add yet more layers before stitching around the corners to frame the card.

Once the background was a wash with colour, gilding wax was added to some of the raised areas to add a muted sheen

I’ve then randomly stamped the number stamp from the ‘Somewhere in Time‘ set before adding the parallel lines from Sparkle in the Rain and the script from ‘Scripted Sheets‘.

The heart was die cut from watercolour paper before having the colour applied

I didn’t want to add too much more detail to the card, so kept it fairly simple by adhering a die-cut heart that has been coloured and then had a thick layer of crackle paint added.  Again, I love the extra texture this adds, especially as it’s flaking away in parts.

To finish the card, I added a simple sentiment courtesy of the ‘Just be Happy‘ stamp set which has been backed onto black card and adhered to the card using 3D foam dots.

Regular followers will know what a huge advocate of texture and layering I am and the Visible Image stencils are perfect for this.  When combined with the stamps, the images you can create are never ending!

And here’s the list of the lovely ingredients I’ve used:

Visible Image products:

Fibres stencil

 Just Be Happy

Sparkle in the Rain

Scripted Sheets

Somewhere in Time

Distress Ink Pads:                                                                                                                                                 
Mown Lawn, Shabby Shutters, Crushed Olive Oxides: Cracked Pistachio, Peeled Paint, Peacock Feathers, Faded Jeans, Picked Raspberry, Abandoned Coral, Worn Lipstick

Other products used:                                                                                                                                     
Distress Crackle Paint, Liquitex Modelling Paste, StazOn Jet Black ink pad, Archival Watering Can ink pad

Thank you all for looking… see you again soon!


Love love loving the texture Heather! Great card.. thank you ♡

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We will be back tomorrow with gorgeous inspiration from Lisa Taggart!

Mark & Helen xx


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