Life Is What You Make It

Hi there! We have Lisa Taggart here on the blog today with an incredible mixed media piece featuring lots of our stamps and stencils, including our NEW Street Dance Boys…


Gosh I had a lot of fun with this one! I’m very privileged and excited to be featuring some more of the October 2018 release stamps and stencils! I’ve also included some of our old favourites just to mix it up a bit!


background stamps and stencils - street dance



Today I’ve gone for a mixed media edgy urban feel. It combines acrylic paint and ink.


Here are the products:


Street dance Boys stamp set


street dance - stamps



Set the Tone stamp set


background stamps



Grate-ful stencil


grate effect stencil



Fibonacci background stamp


fibonacci spiral - stamp



Elemental background stamp


blue print elements - stamp



No Regrets stamp set


life is what you make it - stamp



The steps:







I cut this in half and used the other bit for another project. I also added some blue paint to the bottom.







The main images including the sentiment were stamped using Versafine onyx black. I tried to line up the figures with the lines of the background stamp.

I also dripped some magenta paint from the top to grunge it up a bit!

After adding the splatters I added extra interest to the edges by randomly stamping parts of the elemental stamp and then hand drew some scribbly lines to create a border.






stamps - stencils - dance boys


Till next time..

Lisa xx



Wow wow wow! This is incredible! What a superb background for our Street Dance Boys stamps! Love the combination of stamps and stencils you have used here Lisa! Thank you ♡

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Daydreamer

Hi! We are so excited to show you some of the gorgeous inspiration our amazing team have been creating with our NEW stamps and stencils! Pauline Butcher has teamed up our fabulous Daydreaming girl stamp with our awesome new background stamps and grate-ful stencil…

Hello,
 
Today I’d like to share a card I’ve made using some of the superb brand new Visible Image stamps and stencils..




The new products I’ve use on this card are…


Daydreamer Stamp Set (I’ve christened her Dolly !!!!)


daydreaming girl stamp - daydreamer - visible image



Set the Tone Stamp Set


set the tone - two tone - background stamps



I also used the new Grate-ful stencil


grate effect stencil

 



Firstly I brayered Picked Raspberry and Salty Ocean Distress Inks on coated card stock, spritzed it with spray starch, enclosed it in clingfilm and left it to dry. Once dry, I used the Grate-ful stencil, and blended through it with Salty Ocean Distress ink, and edged it with Picked Raspberry.


Next I stamped the daydreaming girl stamp, onto this background, using Grey Versafine Ink, then using the smallest stamp from the ‘Set the Tone’ set, and Black Versafine ink, I stamped around the Daydreaming girl stamp, overlapping the edges.



On a separate piece of white card, I stamped another daydreaming girl, and my chosen sentiments, but this time using Black ink, I then coloured her using watercolour pens, and fussy cut.


I attached them all to the background card, using 3D glue gel, to give dimension.


Don’t you just love her? Well I do anyway !!!


Thanks for your visit.


Hugs,
Pauline xxxx




We love this card Pauline! Our daydreaming girl stamp looks fabulous, with her cute makeup and colourful clothes! Awesome background too! Thank you ♡

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You Make Your Story

Hi there! We are back with more fantastic inspiration! Veerle Moreels has a great video tutorial for you showing how she created her latest tag featuring some of the words stamps from our ‘Voices In Your Head’ set with our awesome ‘Elemental’ blue print background stamp…



you make your story - tag


You… no one else. It’s you who is truly in charge of making your own story.
Yes, you can leave it up to others but… will they write it the way you want it to go? After all, they can’t look inside of your head and soul to see what is really going on in there.

And yes, others can come in and try to turn it all upside down. But you are in charge of taking control again and turn everything right back as you want it to be.

Are there things we can’t control? Yes, sure. But you decide how to go from there.
You see… you make your story.

If you think you might need a little reminder sometimes… go and take out those Visible Image stamps and create with me. I have it all filmed in my new video ^.^



Make your story a beautiful one.




Stamps used:


Elemental


elemental - blue print background stamp



Shape it Up


shape stamps - visible image



Voices in your Head


quirky quote stamps - visible image






Thank you for another awesome video Veerle, your tag is superb! Love the old feel to it, and the stitching. Great idea to add a word to the centre of the circle stamp too ♡

You’ll find more beautiful projects over on Veerle’s blog.




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Underwater Ripples

Good Evening! Hope you have had a good week, it has gone so fast here! Can’t quite believe it’s Friday tomorrow.. already!! Thank you so much to everyone who has pre-ordered our NEW stamps and stencils! We are quite overwhelmed by the number of orders we’ve received so far, with initial stock of some designs already sold out, more stock has been ordered! Wow!!! Our Design Team are loving the new stamps and stencils and we will have some fabulous inspiration for you really soon! Today’s inspiration features one of our older backgrounds: ‘The Ripple Effect stamp’ teamed up with our stunning seahorse. Over to Heather Mitchell…


Hello once again…


I’ve been itching to share this Visible Image DT project with you all, as I just love how it’s turned out!  It really got my creative juices flowing and I adore all the different textures on there from the stamps I’ve used.



seahorse stamp - ripple effect stamp



I started out by heat embossing The Ripple Effect in white embossing powder onto watercolour card before adding distress oxide inks in a watercolour style around the ripples themselves.


The oxides inks pads are great for creating watercolour backgrounds


To create a hint of sparkle to the project, Fibonacci was heat embossed using a gorgeous metallic copper powder, which looks beautiful when the light hits it.  Next, to contrast with the calming hues, I added Infusion powders to the areas in-between.


I used Anita’s 3D Clear Gloss to make the ripples as it has a fine nib so is perfect for smaller areas


To build on the texture, I stamped the net from the Mesh-ellaneous set in a deep blue and then added the shoal of fish  and the sea plants (both from Dare to Swim).


I’m a little bit in love with Wow’s Copper Embossing Powders as they add warmth to a project with a hint of sparkle


With everything dry I could begin to add my main focal images; the gorgeous Sea Horse and the sentiment from Create Your Calm.



Even with all the different textures, the make still felt like it needed some dimension to it so I added clear gloss to the ripple areas to make it look glassy and add some movement and I just love the finished effect! The ripple effect stamp works just beautifully with the Create Your Calm and Dare to Swim sets… def more to investigate there!!


Products Used:


The Ripple Effect


the ripple effect stamp



Fibonacci


fibonacci background stamp



Mesh-ellaneous


mesh background stamps



Dare To Swim


jellyfish stamps



Create Your Calm


seahorse stamp


That’s all from me for now… catch up again soon!

H xx




This is incredible Heather! Your background is awesome… loving the ripple effect stamp with the seahorse!
Thank you ♡

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