Garden of Tranquility | ATCs

Hi there! We hope you are keeping safe and staying well. We have Jane Tyrrell on the blog today with some fabulous inspiration featuring our ‘Random Art’ flower stamps…


Hello! It’s time for my latest design team inspiration for Visible Image.

My garden has been even more important to me this year and the recent landscaping has been a godsend. I have spent many mindful hours outside nurturing my plants and everything is looking so summery now that my summer bedding pots have come into flower.


 

 

 

 


So all these provided my inspiration for my project today, a set of 5 artist trading cards.
Artist trading cards measure 3 1/2 X 2 1/2″ and I make them to swap with my crafty friends and my little granddaughter.

I called this set my “Garden of tranquility”

I used 2 stamp sets;


Random Art of Kindness


quirky flower stamps | kindness | hope | tranquility


and the daisy stamp from Break Free


daisy stamp | smashed vase | break free



This is what I got up to;


I used oxide ink to stamp the background using one of the flowers and archival ink for the “stem” from the ‘Random Art of Kindness’ set.




I stamped the daisy from the ‘Break Free’ stamp set onto some left over alcohol ink yupo and distress inky mop up card and cut them out.




I stamped the “rose” flower from the ‘Random Art of Kindness’ set onto different scraps of inky card and chose the 3 I liked best and cut them out.


I added a little accent of gold stickles to each flower




and I stamped the small words from ‘Random Art of Kindness’ set onto kraft card and cut them into little plant markers.



Here they are finished


garden flowers ATCs | stamps



with a couple of close ups

daisy stamp | ATC



quirky rose stamp ATC



quirky flower stamp | ATC



and one last shot.


flower stamps | daisy | quirky | ATCs | stamping



Thanks so much for stopping by.

Stay safe and stay creative.


Bye for now,
Jane x


 

Choose Happiness

Good Evening! We hope your week has started well. Jane Tyrrell is here with some bright sunshiny inspiration today featuring stamps from our ‘Choose Happiness’ set…


It’s time for my weekly inspiration for Visible Image. Today’s piece is very apt as I used the new Choose Happiness stamp set. This is one of the 3 fab new release sentiment sets. There are so many great sentiments in this set and also a really fun smiley face both as positive and negative stamp.  It takes me back to the late 1960s, I can remember them as badges in bubble gum machines. My brother and I got so excited when occasionally out came a badge as well as your gum!


Visible Image stamps - Choose Happiness


I decided to make ATCs using the sentiments and display them on a wall hanging, using the smileys to decorate it.


This is what I got up to;


I blended some “happy” distress oxide colours onto a sheet of smooth card stock…squeezed lemonade, picked raspberry, fossilized amber and dried marigold . I then stamped using the shapes from the Shape it Up set to make a masterboard. This set is brilliant for all sorts of backgrounds.



I stamped using oxides





Once my masterboard was finished I cut a strip



and from that strip I cut 3 ATC sized pieces. (An ATC size is 2 1/2 by 3 1/2″)



I then white embossed the 3 sentiments from the set and added some extra colouring using an orange gel pen.



I took a sheet of watercolour paper and altered it using the awesome new Collision stencil



I sprayed squeezed lemonade distress spray first onto the blank paper and then added carved pumpkin distress ink through the stencil



 I moved the stencil down as I worked.



 I rounded off the corners of my ATCs



I then stuck the background onto a piece of grey board and added some eyelets so that it could be hung as a “Choose happiness” wall hanging.


I also had fun stamping out lots of smileys. I stamped the negatives in the same oxide colours and then added the positive in black. Here are my yellow ones




This is my completed wall hanging…


choose happiness - wall hanging


Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope my wall hanging made you smile…. choose happiness is a pretty good mantra to have, in my humble opinion.


Back soon.

Bye for now,
Jane x




This really does make you smile doesn’t it it? THE perfect wall hanging to look at every morning! Thanks Jane ♡

You will find more of Jane’s fabulous cards and projects over on her blog.



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Imagine Dream Inspire

Hi there! We are back with more gorgeous inspiration this evening. Lynn Good is here with her latest project…


Hi everyone, today I want to share some Artist Trading Cards that I have made for the Visible Image Design Team.





I have made four cards, measuring 2.5 in x 3.5 in.
I began with a piece of watercolour hot pressed paper that is 300 gsm.
I have stuck to three colours of distress inks and have blended them together on the paper



I have then used the same colours through 3 Visible Image stencils – Strobes, Time Tunnel and Fibres

 


Again using the same colours I have stamped randomly with a mixture of stamps that I have listed and linked to the Visible Image store at the bottom of the blog.

 


I have then cut the paper into the 2.5 x 3.5 inches and stamped the focal point with black ink and used a sparkle embossing powder over the top.
The big words were stamped with blank ink.



Here are some close ups:


 

 

 



The products that I have used:































Thanks for stopping by and till next time – Happy Crafting 🙂




These are fantastic Lynn.. loving those backgrounds!
Thank you ♡

You will find more of Lynn’s fabulous projects over on her blog.



All our social media links:
Shop where you will find all our awesome stamps!
Blog see all our latest posts here!
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Don’t forget to tag us in your posts!


We will be back soon with a beautiful tag from Veerle.

Thanks for visiting our blog today.

Mark & Helen xx