Love and Compassion | Mindful Stamps | Stencils

Hello! We are back with more wonderful inspiration for you today. Lynda Hall has combined our NEW ‘Words of Support’ stencil with stamps from our ‘Love is Love’ and ‘Don’t Judge’ sets, which work so well together…


Today’s creation for Visible Image is all about love and uses some incredibly powerful images and words. This card would be perfect for anyone that needed a little support in troubled times.


compassion | calm | hope | trust | stencil | stamps


I started with a piece of mixed media card sprayed with a combination of Dylusions and Distress Oxide spray inks, and I stamped and embossed one of the faces from the new ‘Love is Love’ set at the edge.



On a gelli print scrap in coordinating colours I also embossed the sentiment ‘Love Is’ inside the heart stamp from Don’t Judge.



I added some background stamping for added depth and then applied texture paste through some of the words on the Words of Support stencil. Because the inks are water based, the paste absorbs some of the colour and tints it as it dries- very cool!



To finish I stamped and fussy cut the person from Don’t Judge, outlined the words in black, and added white highlights and some pops of colour to the details on the face profile.


 



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mindful | positive | calm | healing | stencil words





This is such a wonderful card Lynda, and will be so meaningful to so many people. The white embossing looks gorgeous against the vibrant background and we love how the colours come through in the words. Thank you ♡

You will find more inspiring cards and projects from Lynda over on her blog.



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Mindful Forest | Stencils

Hello! We are excited to be kicking off a new week packed full of gorgeous inspiration here on the blog! Now that all the orders for our gorgeous new stencils have been shipped (thank you for the love!), we can spend some time sharing all the amazing things our Design Team have created with them! First up this week is the lovely stempelfrida from Germany with a beautiful project created with ‘The Forest’ and ‘Words of Support’ stencils…

Be mindful with nature – this is the theme of my piece today. It shows a lovely play of colours as you can experience it in the forest.

forest | stencil | mindful sentiment | handmade card


The basis of my card is a Gelli Plate print, which I designed with acrylic paint. To be honest, I didn’t find it soooooo exciting so that I did not use it directly. But that’s the way it is with Gelli Plate prints in my opinion, every single one finds his own purpose – at some point. And when I had the idea with the forest stencil, that was the time for this print. All of a sudden it was perfect. After all, this is something that is part of respecting nature: recycling.


So if you don’t like a Gelli Plate print at first sight, please do not throw it away, but just pick it up! At some point it will be THE right one for your project.





On this print I applied white structure paste with the forest stencil. I usually use an old check card. Sometimes I even cut them a bit thinner.  As you can see on the photo, my paste is a bit coarser.



The word “mindful” I also applied on a piece of natural, fibrous paper, which I tore at the edges. It has a wonderful plum tone.


I’ve made a few different snap shots. On some of them the colours seem so bright. The sun just came through the thick clouds.



And look here, the impression in the forest changes as soon as it gets a little darker. Great, right? It’s really like that. If the light in the forest changes a little then the atmosphere in a forest suddenly appears completely different.

 

And I also have a few portraits for you 🙂

 

 

 

Supplies


stencils: Visible Image The Forest, Words of Support

forest stencil supportive words | mindful | stencil


Acrylic paint
Gelli Plate
Embossing paste





This is stunning stempelfrida! We agree this gelli print was made for this project and the colours are beautiful! Thank you ♡

You can find more of Stempelfrida’s wonderful inspiration on her blog.

 

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