Creating Calm | Seahorse Stamp

Hello! We have Lynda Hall here on the blog today with a gorgeous underwater themed card featuring our lovely seahorse stamp…

The sun is shining, it has been a glorious week,  and oh how I have been dreaming of a trip to the seaside. However, as it’s still not safe to indulge such whims I have instead lost myself under the ocean for this weeks inspiration project for Visible Image.


There really is something magical about seahorses, and this handsome one from the ‘Create Your Calm’ set is stunning!



 I started this card with an inky mop up sheet of card. I am on a bit of a mission at the moment to use up my scraps. No idea why as I am constantly creating more so I am sure I am fighting a losing battle!



I used the ‘Two Tone’ and ‘Fibres’ stencils with distress ink to add a layer of detail to begin with, and then stamped some detail stamps in Archival Ink.



I took delivery of some Izink Ice this week, and some layers of that over the top really added some depth and shine and enhanced the colours.



While that was drying I stamped and embossed the seahorse on heat resistant acetate, and painted the colour onto the back of it so it just showed through the clear areas.



Once the Ice was dry, I stamped more images over the top from the Dare to Swim set, and added some embossing.



The WOW embossing brush is brilliant for applying thicker embossing powder around edges of your work to frame it.



I stamped seaweed onto another mop up scrap and fussy cut in order to create another layer of interest, and along the sea bed I added texture sand , shells and jewels.



The final step was to adhere the seahorse and sentiment with 3D glue to really make him stand out.



Visible Image Products Used


fibres stencil | waves | water | texture

Two Tone stencil

two tone stencil | dots | squares

dragonfly stamp | ripples | live in the moment

seahorse stamp | underwater | create your own calm

Dare to Swim stamp set

jellyfish stamp | fish | bubbles | underwater

Lynda this is amazing, there is so much to discover! Your sea bed is stunning, love all the background detail and little embellishments, and our seahorse stamp looks awesome! Thank you ♡

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Seahorse Stamp | Underwater Canvas | Visible Image

Hi there, we hope you are having a lovely weekend. We have an amazing week of inspiration ahead as we catch up with all the latest Design Team projects! AND… new stamps previews!!! Lisa Taggart is here today with a gorgeous underwater canvas featuring our amazing seahorse stamp…

Hello! It’s Visible Image day and today I’m doing one of my favourite things… creating another under water scene! This project really mixes it up!

I’m using a wooden canvas board along with acrylic paints and inks… and some foiling for good measure! Today sees several stamp and stencil sets combined. Such fun!

Here’s what I used:

Create Your own Calm

Dare to Swim


Life is Beautiful


Cosmic Skies

Here are the steps:

I covered the board in white gesso.

I used the paint and stencils to create depth.

I left a light space for the sea horse.

I began the stamping.

I used the embossing glue from Ranger and versa mark ink to stamp the seahorse on to rice paper, I then foiled it using a gold foil from Crafters Companion.

The image was cut out and adhered to the canvas using matt gel medium. I used a white gel pen around the edges and some more acrylic paint with the fibres stencil to help it blend in with its background.

I used some of the stamps from the Organics set to stamp foliage and using foiling glue from pebeo I lightly drew in some lines which where gold foiled in the same foil as used for the sea horse. I also strengthened some of the colours using inks.

The sentiment was stamped and cut out and added to the canvas using foam pads. I also added some gel pen finishing touches here and there.

This is certainly a mixed media effort. Anything goes!

Till next time..

Lisa. X

Lisa this is amazing!!! We adore the gold against the deep blues and greens of your sea. Thank you! ♡