Destination: Summer

Hello and Happy Monday to you! Hope your week has started well. We have double inspiration for you every day on the blog this week… woo hoo!

Jane Tyrrell is kicking off the week with 2 amazing projects…

Good Afternoon,

I wanted to design a card showing how the new ‘Written in the Stars’ zodiac stamps work so well with the existing Visible Image stamp range.

I used a very summery palette, although we can still only dream of summer at the moment.

To put you in the mood, how about a couple of summery photos to cheer us up from my holidays’ past

Awww, sand between you toes…what a wonderful thought.
We also regularly see freshwater crabs on Rhodes in the butterfly valley and this gave me the idea for my card….

I starting inking my background with salty ocean and and broken china distress oxide inks, using lots of water on my watercolour card. Once dry I blended on some spiced marmalade oxide ink.

I stamped lots of the fab crabs from the Zodiac Cancer set and inked them using the matching distress ink colours

I used broken china distress ink to add some stencilling to them using the Fibres stencil.

To give their shells some extra texture I added some Ranger clear rock candy crackle.

I used stamps from the Organics set as my seaweed

I stamped and embossed them using will see the sparkle more in a later photo.

I also added some more fibres stencilling to create some “waves” in my background

I stamped some of the words from Destination Unknown and some of the fab paper boats which I fussy cut out and added the Cancer birth date details to.

I then put together my crab card…on a great adventure but with their “Destination Unknown”
I thought the crabs could “hold” the sentiments.

Here are a couple of close ups

IRL there is a lot of sparkle on my card, difficult to show in my photos but I think the close ups give you an idea.

and one final shot

I hope I have been able to show you some different ways of combining your Visible Image stamps, and may have also brought a little bit of sunshine to you on a cold winter’s day.

Thanks so much for stopping by today and for the kind comments you take the time to leave me.

Back soon.

Bye for now,
Jane x

Such a clever card Jane! The stamps work brilliantly together and we love how the crabs are holding the words!!
Thank you ♡

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We will be back later with a second project from Jane a little later this evening… you won’t want to miss it!

Mark & Helen xx

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