Hope | Art Journal Page

Good Evening, we have our wonderful Veerle here on the blog to inspire you today with a gorgeous watercolour art journal page featuring our ‘Hope’ sentiment stamp…


art journal page - butterfly stamp - hope - sentiment



butterfly rubber stamp - grunge - transform



peace - love - hope - christmas - stamps - rubber



Now who says Christmas stamps can only be used on Christmas projects? I loved this set the moment it was released and I still do. And you want to know why? Well, maybe you can guess… Yes indeed… those words ^.^ And today I’m using one of them on an art journal page, showing you that Santa doesn’t need to be flying by in his slay to go ahead and use them ^.^ I took out some watercolors ( duh) some pastes and my art journal and even a second set of beautiful Visible Image stamps…



Enjoy the video!





So… tell me, what page would be in your art journal?












Thank you Veerle, this is a wonderful art journal page! We love your contrasting circles, and fabulous texture… we could watch you create with water colour all day long ♡

We love the black butterfly edged in silver…

You’ll find so many inspiring projects and videos over on Veerle’s blog.



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Fragile Summer | Butterfly Stamp | Visible Image

Hello! Jane Tyrrell is here to inspire you today with a stunning card she created for a feature in Craft Stamper magazine. Jane’s card features stamps from our ‘How Fragile’ and ‘Wings of Change’ stamp sets which work so well together…


Good Evening

I thought that today it would be good to share a card I made for the Craft Stamper magazine July edition, when summer was still in full swing. It still feels like summer in my garden and my buddleia is still blooming beautifully. I even spotted this gorgeous butterfly at the weekend, which I quickly snapped with my camera.




I was asked by Visible Image to design a summer card for the magazine and I chose to use the Wings of Change stamp set. Such a fab butterfly set! I called my card “fragile summer” in honour of how fragile the life of a butterfly is.


grunge - butterfly - stamp


These are some of the colours I associate with summer and I chose for them for my palette.



I added some drips of water to my background and then added some background stamping using the Organics set to make some branches.


ink splat - stamp - blown ink


I stamped using green versamark clair ink.



I stamped some more butterflies and coloured them with the same distress oxide colours. I then added a wink of Stella for sparkle and then Crackle Accents to give some more fragility.



I wanted the butterflies to emerge from my card so I stamped and gold embossed the cracked glass from the “How Fragile” stamp set

cracked glass - stamp - how fragile we are


and cut an opening for a butterfly to emerge from



I also used some beading wire to fashion a set of antennae



and stamped, highlighted and distressed the words.



Here is my finished card..


summer card - butterfly stamp - how fragile we are



and some close ups..








and one last shot…


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Thanks for stopping by today.


Back soon.


Bye for now,

Jane x




Jane this is absolutely gorgeous! We love your design of the butterfly coming out through the cracked glass, and such fabulous summer colours too. Thank you ♡

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Live Like Tomorrow Doesn’t Exist | Card

Hello! Thank you for coming to visit us here on the blog today. Stempelfrida is here to inspire you today with a fabulous card reminding us all to…

live like tomorrow doesn´t exist!


live like tomorrow doesn't exist - card


Nowadays this saying can be seen from two sides. First of all, I think it’s the good thoughts that come to mind: Enjoy every day!

But of course there is also the other side: What if there is no tomorrow, because we simply live without worrying about the future? 

 


You usually don’t know me so deeply here on my blog, but when I used this saying on my card, these thoughts about ambiguity came to my mind.

There are so many things each of us can do every day to spare and care for our world and not harm it. Respect nature! Save resources! Avoid garbage! For example, you can use reusable nets for fruits and vegetables, baskets and fabric bags instead of plastic bags when shopping. Think about how you can contribute to tomorrow!

But since I am a very positive person, I like the other interpretation of this saying much better: Live as if there were no tomorrow! Always remember to enjoy your day. With all your senses and in every minute.  Be good to yourself! Surround yourself with people, who make you feel good.


At first I stamped the butterflies with Memento and coloured them with Copics. Then I added a layer of Crackle Glossy Accents to them. The picture shows them while they are still wet, so there are no crackles yet. The crackles appear when the surface it completely dry.



I made my background with a round gelly plate, the fibres stencil from Visible Image and acrylic paint. I matted the background on a turquoise card and drew the black frame to match the word pieces. I had stamped the pieces themselves with Memento and coloured them wirh Copics as well. I rounded the wings of the butterflies to give them a nice shape and added everything with spacer pads to the card.


 

 

 

Stamps & Stencil Used:


Live Like Tomorrow Doesn't Exist - Stamp


Butterfly stamp - grunge - grungy


fibres - string - stencil

 

Other Supplies:

Stamp pad: Memento tuxedo black
Copics 0, B01, B04, B16, B39, RV11, RV19, RV34, RV69
Stadtler Lumocolor M
Ranger Crackle Accents






We adore this card! It’s so bright and happy. Your earth looks fantastic, such a great way to use this stencil! Our butterflies look fabulous with the crackle.

Thank you for your gorgeous inspiration Stempelfrida! ♡

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Just Be Happy | Flowers & Butterflies | Stamps

Hi there! We have our lovely Guest Designer Macarena here tonight with a gorgeous card she made me (Helen) for my Birthday! This beautiful textured card features our stunning ‘Creative Chaos’ inky flower stamp with our ‘Just Be Happy’ sentiment…

 

This is another project for Visible Image GDT.
Besides it’s made especially for a lovely lady’s B-day.

 

just be happy - sentiment stamp - flower

 

I made this textured background using the ‘Butterfly Ink’ stencil
and my fave Nuvo Expanding Mousse which makes amazing job
when heated up untill bubbles. Love this texture.

Then I stamped some circles from ‘Live In The Moment’ set
and applied my another fave product: Stampendous Enamel Powder.
Love the results it gives, thick and a bit industrial/steampunk.
I also added it to some edge parts of the butterfly wings.
Then I stamped speckles from the ‘Just Breathe’ stamp set.

 

The rest was just a composition of my focal point.
I decided to add some vibrant colors to this shady background.
I really like the final effect and hope she’ll like it too 🙂

 

 

 

 



Products Used:

just be happy - stamp


inky flower stamp


grungy butterfly stamps


dragonfly stamp - ripple


inky - butterfly - stencil - grunge


Have a lovely day!


This is absolutely stunning Macarena! We love all the texture and layers, just beautiful! Thank you so much again.. ♡

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Butterfly Stamps | Artist Trading Coins

Hi there! Jane Tyrrell is here to inspire you today with some fabulous Artist Trading Coins featuring our awesome grungy butterfly stamps…


It is time for my Monday Visible Design team inspiration and today I am sharing something that has become a huge pleasure to me over the last few months.. making artist trading coins. I am a member of a Facebook group where we swap our makes. It is such fun seeing other people’s art and sharing mine. A lot of crafters find the idea of making these rather intimidating, so I hope to show in this post that they are quick and fun to make. For those who are not aware of them, artist trading coins are the coin version of artist trading cards (ATCs). Cards are 2 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ and coins are 2 1/2 ” in diameter. They are made to be swapped, never sold, and can be made in limited editions. I tend to make 3 in my editions.

For my coins today I used the gorgeous Wings of Change stamp set:



I used some acrylic inks to make a background and die cut several 2 1/2″ circles. I used 3 of them.
I stamped on the word “transform”first.



I  added glossy accents to some medium butterflies I had stamped onto some left over Brushos inky mop up card.



Once they were dry I cut them out.


I also stamped 2 tiny butterflies directly onto each coin and filled some of the circles on the sentiment with Glossy Accents.

I then stuck on my medium sized butterflies and added a little wilted violet distress ink to finish them off.


Here they are:

coin 1/3



Coin 2/3



and coin 3/3




Here they are together..




and 1 last photo..


Thanks so much for stopping by. I really hope you might feel confident in making and swapping your own artist trading coins.


Back soon.

Bye for now,
Jane x





We love these coins Jane.. they are so summery and gorgeous! Thank you ♡

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



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Metamorphosis | Butterfly Stamps | Visible Image

Hello! Wow it is over a month since we blogged last.. so sorry for neglecting you! Sometimes life just gets in the way and something has to give.. but, we are back and we have so much inspiration to share with you over the coming days and weeks! Pauline Butcher is kicking things off with a gorgeous card featuring our new Butterfly stamps, Visible Image style…

Hellooo,
 
It’s time for me to share something I’ve created using the Wings of Change stamp set and the Fibres stencil.





My background was a piece of white card, with the brightest colours of Distress re-inkers dripped down it. When it was dry, I placed the Fibres stencil on my background and, using a palette knife, I put Liquitex heavy gel medium through. While it was drying, I stamped the butterflies onto another piece of white card, using Versafine onyx Black ink, fussy cut them, then coloured them with Distress Inks. I then stamped the sentiment onto a piece of pink card, and fussy cut that too.

 


 


I blended blue ink over the dry gel medium, to tone the colour down a little, added the butterflies and sentiment using 3D glue gel. To finish, I added some highlights with a white gel pen, and some stickles onto the wings for a touch of sparkle.




Products Used:






Hugs,
Pauline xxxxx 




Your background is awesome Pauline! And our butterflies look fabulous 3D’d! Thank you ♡

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Begin Again | Butterfly Stamps

Hi there! Veerle Moreels is here with a beautiful tag created with our ‘Wings of Change’ stamp set, which includes gorgeous butterflies with script, lettering and numbers on their wings, and the inspiring words ‘transform’ and ‘metamorphosis’…


I have a new video to share with you today and no surprise that I have used the new butterfly stamps in my project..




That word metamorphosis… I’ll have that on multiple projects, and it’s perfect for the butterflies isn’t it.


Enjoy the video!  



Products Used:


Butterfly Ink Stencil




Wings of Change Stamp Set




Another stunning tag and brilliant video Veerle.. Thank you ♡ We love the touches of watercolour across the sentiment and butterfly, and your background is awesome!

You’ll find so many inspiring projects and videos over on Veerle’s blog.


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Butterfly Stamps | Metamorphosis | Wings of Change

Hi there! We have so much inspiration to share with you here on the blog featuring our gorgeous new stamps. Jane is back with her second card today, this time featuring our new butterfly stamps. The sentiments: ‘metamorphosis’ and ‘transform’ add such meaning to these stamps…


When I saw the new ‘Wings of Change’ stamp set, I knew that a winter butterfly card would be just right for me to showcase them on.

butterfly stamps - script - metamorphosis



I smooshed Wilted Violet, Mermaid Lagoon, and Pumice Stone distress oxides onto watercolour card to made a wintry water colour background..




First I stamped the butterflies directly on the card, shown above. Next I stamped some on white card and fussy cut them. I then layered them up. You will see that I also added some stitching to the edge of my card and glossy accents to the circles in the metamorphosis sentiment. I also die cut some silver cards using a mixed media die.


Here is my winter butterflies card… they almost look as though their wings are made of ice


butterfly stamps - card - script - change - metamorphosis





In these photos you should be able to see the icy glittery wings I gave them using a spectrum noir clear glitter pen. To add depth, I placed some foam fixers under some of the wings too..







The next project I am sharing is something very different, featuring another set from the new mixed media stamp release…. stay tuned!


Thanks for stopping by, and for your very kind and supportive comments you take the time to leave me.


Back soon.


Bye for now,
Jane x




Oh wow what an absolutely beautiful card Jane! Those colours are so gorgeous together, and the stitching and die cuts add the perfect amount of texture. Our butterfly stamps look fantastic, especially with the wings raised off the card. Thank you ♡

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