Hello! We hope you are enjoying the lovely long Easter weekend! It’s an exciting week here at Visible Image as we start to introduce our amazing and much bigger Design Team, who will be inspiring you with a mix of tutorials here on our blog, photos over on instagram, and also with some fabulous videos!
First up is…
Jane is on our BLOGGING TEAM!
Many of you will have already got to know Jane who has been with us for almost 5 years now! We love how Jane interprets our stamps and sentiments so brilliantly, and her compositions are always full of wonderful inkiness and fabulous layers!
I have been paper crafting since the early 1990’s and stamping has always been my first love. I love getting very inky and working and designing with mixed media. I always enjoy experimenting and trying out new ideas and products. Since retiring from my medical career in 2016 I am lucky enough to be able to be to be creative virtually every day.
For today’s make I was inspired by my “not going to happen big birthday plans”. I had a big birthday last Thursday and all the plans we made a few years ago have gone out of the window courtesy of Mr Corona.
We had planned a celebratory trip and a lovely meal out, but as that wasn’t going to happen I created an imaginary “sunshine holiday” birthday on a canvas. A girl can still dream can’t she? Confused…. well that’s how my creative brain works. All will be revealed…
I worked with these sets:
the birthday sentiment from Lost for Words
This is what I got up to;
I added drops of picked raspberry, squeezed lemonade and crackling campfire distress reinker to a rectangle of water colour card and added water using my distress sprayer.
Once dry I added these distress inks through the Count Me In stencil
I also machine stitched around the edge of the card
Next I created a circle frame for my flowers using 3 die cut scallop circle edges
I stamped the flowers from the Random Art Of Kindness set onto inky mop up card and cut them out. I decoupaged the centers of the circular ones and adding glitter pen details to them all for extra sparkle.
I then glued them around the circle frame.
I stamped the birthday sentiment onto card and stitched a border. I also did this to a coloured card mat and stuck them together.
I glued this into the centre of the floral circle.
I made a corrugate card base for my canvas by adding a little red ink and then some embossing powders to it for extra detail and texture
I ripped off some of the covering and used a brush to add embossing ink to areas around the visible edges only.
I sprinkled in the powders and heat embossed them from underneath.
Then I matted the finished canvas onto blue card, adhered it to the base and added sprinkle of sequins to finish.
Here it is…you might need sun glasses!
with some close ups showing the details
and one last shot of my Calypso birthday canvas
Thanks so much for stopping by today.
Bye for now,
Wow this is one amazing Birthday canvas! Loving all the texture and vibrant colours! Thank you Jane ♡
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Stay safe. Stay creative.
Helen & Mark xx