Posted: July 11th, 2018 by

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.


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


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


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


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


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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