Peaceful Seas

Hello! We are back with more fantastic inspiration this evening! Sharon Traynor has been rather creative with our Zodiac Libra stamp set…

Hi there. Thanks for stopping by.

When is a set of balance scales, not a set of balance scales? …… when they are yachts of course ūüėČ
Today I ¬†have a fun mixed media card where a Visible Image stamp has also¬†been repurposed into a completely different image. It’s a¬†great one for the guys too.

Anyway, did you catch the amazing Visible Image shows on Create and Craft recently? Mark and Pauline did some incredible demos with the ‘Written in the Stars’ collection. And during the first show Mark¬†mentioned that¬†he could see a boat in the Libra symbol. “Yes!” (I thought), “he’s an absolute¬†genius! Of course the scales will make a super yacht. So out came my Libra stamps and here is the result.

Here’s how I made it:

First mask off¬†a section on the panel¬†where you want the sea to be, remembering to also mask¬†the bottom of the panel¬†where the ‘peaceful’ word will go, then swipe little light blue ink¬†across the unmasked section. Next spread grit past through the¬†fibres stencil with a palette knife and set the panel aside to dry (I left mine to dry overnight but I believe it dries quite quickly if you only have¬†a thin layer).

Stamp and heat emboss one of the scales from the Libra set 3 times on a piece of scrap card and fussy cut them out. Mark the bottom of the sails by drawing an additional line with a black pen and then colour the boats in. Stamp, heat emboss and fussy cut the word too.

When the grit past is dry, randomly make a few marks with the distress crayon colours, blending and spreading the colours over the grit past with your finger.

Remove the mask from the sky and using a mask cut like clouds, brush distress ink very lightly, moving the mask around until the sky is covered with clouds. Draw the birds in the sky with a black pen.

Using a pale blue pen make a border around the edges of the 2 panels. Mount the two panels together with fun foam and add them to the card blank. Add some stickles onto the sea for a little sparkle.

Glue the boats into place when the stickles has dried, using fun foam to make the boats different heights. Heat emboss the fragments from the How Fragile stamps set 3 times (the tiny triangle is the perfect size to make a flag for the top of the boats), colour the triangles in, fussy cut them and add them to the top of the boats with glue and fun foam. Attach the peaceful sentiment.


Stamps Used:

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

Stencil Used:

Other Supplies:

White linen card, post-it notes for masking, VersaColor celadon, Ranger distress grit paste, Versafine onyx black ink, black embossing powder, black micron pen, colouring pencils, distress crayons (tumbled glass & mermaid lagoon), Distress ink (tumbled glass), blending brush, distress marker pen (broken china), fun foam, stardust stickles,

That’s it from me for now. Thanks for stopping by and I really hope to see you again soon.

Sharon xx

Such a brilliant card Sharon.. great yachts and fantastic sea! Thank you ♡

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We’ll be back with more fabulous inspiration from Sharon a little later this evening.

Happy Friday!! Enjoy your evening!

Mark & Helen xx

A Father’s Wish…

Hi there! Jane Tyrrell is here with a sunshiny card, perfect for Father’s Day or a fantastic Birthday card…

It’s time for my weekly inspiration for Visible Image.

I used the brilliant Strobes stencil

Today’s card is another of the samples I made for the Create and Craft TV shows.

I also used the NEW Father Definition stamp

I used Distress oxides through the strobes stencil and then added the Father sentiment plus some accent stamps from the¬†Own it!¬†and¬†Create it¬†stamp sets. We also have a “distressed” challenge running during September over on our Facebook page…do come and join could win ¬£40 voucher to spend on your choice of Visible Image stamps.

Back soon, and if you are going to the Stamping Show at Ally Pally on Sunday.. do shout and I will say hello! I will also be catching up with Helen and Mark at the Visible Image stand.

Bye for now…I need to get back to the beach ?
Jane x

Love this Jane! Thank you ♡ Great Autumn inspiration too.. the little tree and leaves are so awesome!

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

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We will be back tomorrow with some ‘distressed’ challenge inspiration from Corrie!

Mark & Helen xx