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 ♡

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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.



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

Thanks for visiting our blog today.

Mark & Helen xx