Heart Plaque | Equality Sentiment Stamp

Hi there! We hope you had a lovely weekend, doesn’t Monday come around quickly! It’s the longest day of summer today (although we haven’t seen any sunshine here in Wales today), but Jane is here with a wonderfully vibrant heart plaque to brighten the day, and also celebrate PRIDE with fabulous rainbow inks and our Equality sentiment stamp.


Good Afternoon

As June is Pride month I could not let the month pass by without making something to celebrate this most important annual event. I decided to make a mixed media heart plaque. Equality in this world for everyone is so very important, so the Equality Hope + Love stamp set below seemed perfect to use. I love this definition of the word Equality.


equality hope love kindness | sentiment stamps | clear | rubber


I also wanted to share some love so I also used the gorgeous grungy heart from the Follow Your Heart stamp set


grunge heart stamp | love you | sentiment stamp | clear | rubber


and I added some background stamping using the uber useful Grunge Tones stamps


grunge background stamps | dots | circles | two tone | clear | rubber



This is what I got up to;


I used an MDF heart from my stash and painted it with gesso.



Using yellow acrylic paint and one of the grunge tones stamps I repeat stamped all over.



I repeated this using the other stamps in the set using red and blue paints.  Do remember to wash your stamps immediately after using paint.



I stamped out the equality sentiment from Equality, Hope and Love, cut it up and matted it onto red card.



I then cut out a smaller heart shape from card by hand and coloured it using a rainbow of distress inks.




I then stamped the Follow Your Heart in the centre and clear embossed it, adding some white pen and then added some more grunge tones stamping around the edge.




Here is the finished plaque with its gorgeous rainbow ribbon.




mdf plaque | pride | heart stamp | grunge | equality sentiment | clear | rubber



A couple of close ups where you can see I added some glossy accents to the bubbles, and decoupaged a couple of the elements in this lovely heart stamp.








Supplies


mdf plaque | pride | heart stamp | grunge | equality sentiment | clear | rubber

 
Thanks so much for stopping by.

Bye for now,

Jane x




Wow! This heart plaque is amazing! Our grunge heart stamp looks stunning against the fabulous rainbow inks, and the sentiments are perfect for PRIDE month! Thank you Jane ♡

 

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Design Team Intro | Angelique de Groot

We are really excited to introduce NEW Design Team member…


Angelique de Groot



I’m Angelique, 59 years of age. I’m Dutch, but live in the beautiful Belgian Ardennes (The French speaking part of the country). However, in Spring, me and my man move to the Netherlands, where we manage a small campsite throughout the Summer. Ever since I could hold a pencil I’ve been drawing, colouring and crafting, it keeps me busy in quiet times, happy in sad times and sane in mad times. I’m mainly a card maker and use all kinds of mediums to create. From colouring stamps with markers, pencils and watercolours, to more mixed media style techniques, with inks, stencils, gell plate and more. I have just started exploring the world of journaling.


Angelique is on our INSTA TEAM!


Follow Angelique: @craftsbylique


Angelique’s beautiful cards, wonderful use of inks in her backgrounds, and gorgeous colouring really stood out to us ♡





Angelique stamped the gorgeous heart with Versafine Clair ink onto 300 grs watercolour paper, then used red + orange Brushos with water to create colour bursts. When dry, Angelique brushed red and yellow Harmony inks through our INK SWIRLS stencil creating a wonderful effect in the background. Polychromos pencils were used to colour some of the details in the heart stamp, and a white gel pen was used for highlighting. To add some texture and shimmer Angelique added Glossy accents to some circles, and clear sparkle splashes all over it. The edges were distressed with black ink before matting and layering with black card onto a white 15x15cm white card base.



Supplies


heart stamp | grunge | mixed media



ink swirls stencil



Welcome to the team Angelique! We are very excited to work with you!



We will be back this evening with some awesome inspiration from another exciting designer who is staying on the team..


Have a great afternoon.

Helen + Mark xx



 

Feel The Heartbeat | Drummer Stamp

Hello there, we hope you had a lovely weekend and are keeping safe and well. We have a double dose of music themed inspiration coming your way today. Stempelfida is up first with a fantastic card featuring the drummer stamp from our FEEL THE BEAT set…


I can totally be touched by music. Do you feel the same way? So I had the idea to combine this drummer with the lyrics “Feel the beat” and the heartbeat stamp of Visible Image.


drummer stamp | music | heartbeat | handmade card


For my background, I made a Gelli Plate impression with the Heavy Rain Stencil, these are the pink stripes you can see on the right side of my card. The other colors are a made with a brayer.



I stamped the heart rhythm stamp on this background and covered the heart with a self made stencil.



I then stamped my drummer in a shade of red first with the help of a stamping aid. Then I stamped the edges again with a darker shade of red.



I then removed the heart mask and worked out the details of the drummer with polychromos. Underneath the heart beat line I drew a fine white line with a Sakura marker.



With the text I have kept it similar. First I stamped it in a pink tone, then in red, and the dark red on the bottom.





Supplies


drummer stamp | heartbeat | feel the beat | handmade card


Stamp pads: Distress Oxides – picked raspberry, festive berries, aged mahogany, black soot
Pencils: Polychromos 101, 217, 142, 225, 263, 177, 199
Pens: Sakura 0.5; 0.8


Stamps:


drummer stamp | feel the beat | music | visible image



grungy heart stamp | mixed media | visible image


Stencil:


rain stencil | lines | texture





We love this! The heartbeat stamp works brilliantly with our drummer stamp. Gorgeous background and colour choices too!
Thank you stempelfrida ♡

 

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Thanks for visiting our blog today.

We will be back later today with some fantastic inspiration from Jane.


Stay safe. Stay creative.

Helen & Mark xx