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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Lose Yourself in Dance

Good Afternoon! We have some fabulous dance themed inspiration from Sharon Traynor to share with you! Sharon has used our fantastic ‘Hip Hop Girls’ dance stamps with a funky rainbow colours background…


Hello there.

Today’s card is a riot of rainbow colour using those brilliant Hip Hop Girls from Visible Image.


dance stamps - hip hop girls

The last time I used these images I heat embossed them with black embossing powder and outlined them with white, and this time it’s the reverse; white embossing powder outlined with black. To be honest, I think they look fab in any colour.


Here’s how I made this one.

On a piece of 300gsm water colour paper, paint a rainbow of colours from one corner to the centre, and reverse the colours from the centre towards the opposite corner.  I used a fair bit of water with each colour, then cleaned the brush before moving to the next colour and made sure the colours just touched each other so that they mixed slightly. Then I spritzed the card with water and dried it all with a heat tool.

Next, I took the Two Tone stencil and laid it over different parts of the card, then I used a baby wipe through the circles part of the stencil to lift the colour. The card was left overnight to completely dry.



The girl dancer images were embossed with white embossing powder. You may need to repeat stamp the images if your watercolour paper has a bumpy texture. Outline the images with a black pen. Stamp the two arrows from the set in distress oxides, and then gently blend around the outside of the panel with brown distress ink.   Mat the panel onto black card and then onto a white card blank.

Stamp the sentiments onto scrap white card, fussy cut them and then attach them to the front of the card with 3D foam.

Decorate the inside of the card by stamping the girl images in Antique Linen distress ink, and the sentiment from the Street Dance Boys in black ink.


life is better when you dance

 

Stamps And Stencil Used:

(please click on the picture to be taken direct to the stamp set in the online store):


dance stamps - hip hop girls         


dance stamps - street dance boys



two tone stencil


Other Supplies:

Gansai Tambi Water Colours (cadmium red #30, orange #33, lemon yellow #40, may green #51, Persian blue #63, purple #139), Paintbrush, Water Spritzer, baby wipes, Versamark clear ink, Wow! opaque bright white embossing powder, micron black fineliner pen (0.05), Distress Oxides (candied apple and blueprint sketch), Distress Inks (gathered twigs, antique linen), Versafine Onyx Black ink, Water Colour Card, black and white card, 3d foam.


Thanks so much for stopping by today.

Hugs,
Sharon xx




We love this card Sharon! The dancers look amazing in white against your fabulous background. Thank you ♡

You will find more of Sharon’s brilliant cards and projects over on her blog.



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Street Dance Boys Stamps

Good Morning and Happy Saturday! Are you feeling in the mood to dance? We think you might be when you see this awesome card by Sharon Traynor featuring our NEW Street Dance Boys stamps


Hello lovelies!


Today I have a bit of autumnal colour inspiration for you, on a contemporary card made with some fantastic stamps from the new release by Visible Image.



street dance card


I absolutely LOVE these Street Dance Boys stamps; they are such a useful set for those hard-to-make masculine cards, and for those difficult-to-please teenage boys too. This is fast becoming one of my favourite sets (along with the Hip Hop Girls) because they ‘just work’, no matter what treatment you give them. They look fabulous against an inky background yet they really don’t need much added to the card either, so they are perfect for a CAS look too.

Anyway, the theme for the monthly challenge in the Visible Image customer Facebook group is AUTUMN COLOURS. So I thought I’d just take the colours and use them with the smaller stamps in the girls and boys sets to give a bit of inspiration to anyone that enters the monthly challenge. Hope you like this one.


How to make the card:


Take two strips of card measuring 8″ x 1.25″ and make a random pattern with the small stamps from both the Hip Hop Girls and Street Dance Boys stamp sets, using all the distress ink colours except for the iced spruce. These Strips will form the outer borders of the card.

Cut a strip of white card to fit the middle (8″ x 5.5″). Lightly blend some iced spruce into the centre, then make a more open pattern with the stamps that you used on the borders over the top. Stamp the bubbles from the Set The Tone stamp set in second generation iced spruce distress ink. Let this panel dry.

Once dried, treat it with an anti-static pad and heat emboss the boy image in black embossing powder.  On a spare scrap of card, heat emboss the word ‘street’ in black powder too.


TIP: if you heat from below you will achieve a smoother finish on the embossing.


Take a black marker pen and run it around the outside of the ‘street’ sentiment, and also along one edge of each of the border panels.

Attach all panels to an 8 inch square card blank and pop the sentiment up onto 3d foam.


I also decorated the inside of this card:

 

Stamps Used:


street dance boys stamps



hip hop girls dance stamps



two tone - light speed - dots - background stamps


Other Supplies:

Versamark clear ink, Heat It Up black embossing powder, Distress Inks (mustard seed, carved pumpkin, festive berries, seedless preserves), black Promarker, 3d foam, white card.
(For the inside: Memento tuxedo black and London fog ink).

Thanks for stopping by and I’ll be back here soon!


Hugs,
Sharon xx




This is such a great card design Sharon! We love how you’ve used the little shapes to create the panels and around the dancer! Thank you ♡

You will find more of Sharon’s brilliant cards and projects over on her blog.



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Lose Yourself in Dance

Good Evening! We hope you are having a lovely Sunday. Pauline Butcher is here with some fabulous inspiration created with our NEW ‘Hip Hop Girls’ dance stamps today…

Hi there,

 

I’m sharing a card I’ve made using some awesome new Visible Image stamps, along with a couple of superb stencils.





The background is achieved by blending Mustard Seed and Salty Ocean Distress Inks. On the top part I placed the ‘Collision Stencil’, and blended through with Picked Raspberry Distress Ink, and on the bottom part, I used the ‘Distorted Chess’ stencil, and blended through with Blueprint Sketch Distress ink.


 

I stamped 2 of the three dancers from the ‘Hip Hop Girls’ stamp set, using Versafine Smokey Grey ink, and the third dancer I stamped using Versafine Onyx Black ink. I made some shadows using the Blueprint Sketch ink, to ground the girls, then with a gold pen I added some details to the girls, and highlighted around them with a white pen. Using a quickie glue pen, I highlighted the top stencil lines, and added glitter to it. To finish off, I added Black glitter to the front dancer, and stamped and fussy cut the sentiments.


Products Used:


Hip Hop Girls Stamp Set


dance stamps - hip hop girls

 

I am hosting a Workshop in Warwick on Sunday 14th October, 10am – 4pm, 3 projects, £25 per person, if you want further details, contact me via Facebook, or by email: [email protected]

 


Thanks for popping in.


Hugs,
Pauline xxxxx



This is such an awesome card Pauline! You have created such depth by using different ink for the dancer in the forefront! Great shadows and we’re loving the laser show on the stage! Thank you ♡

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