Destination: Adventure

Hello! We have some fantastic inspiration coming your way here on the blog today!

First up today is Heather Mitchell…


Hello everyone!

Well… what a snowy and cold week that was!  I hope you’re all safe and got to throw a few snowballs, if that’s you’re thing, or managed to avoid them if it isn’t!  I love the snow.  I love watching the pupsters jump in it and shovel their nose through the powder only to come up with a big whale-type snort! Ha!

Anyway, enough of the cold stuff… let’s move onto to warmer climes with my latest Visible Image DT make..

So last Wednesday was my birthday and I met my lovely crafty friend for lunch and she suggested a wander round Hobbycraft (how could I refuse!).  I managed to pick up a fabulous little globe die and I knew exactly what stamps would work perfectly with it.





I’m really into my tags at the moment and thought a tag would suit the travel theme perfectly so I layered up two different sized tags that I’ve die cut using a Sizzix/Tim Holtz combo.  The larger tag I’ve then die cut again to add some interest to the bottom.  After heat embossing Fibonacci in bright white, I’ve then built up the colour using Distress Oxide ink pads.  To add extra detail, I stamped Elemental over the top lightly using a Sepia Archival Ink and then used the mesh stamp from the Mesh-ellaneous set around the edges.




For the top tag, I’ve used the fabulous Fibres stencil along with the new Resist Spray from Ranger.  It’s very subtle but you can just see where the colour has resisted and made a mottled effect.  To that, I’ve added Elemental (again using Archival’s Sepia ink pad) before heat embossing the rain stamp from Sparkle in the Rain in that gorgeous copper colour.



After die-cutting the globe, I’ve added the sentiments from the Destination Unknown stamps and layered them together before adhering to the card blank.  Perfect for someone off on an adventure!


The Visible Image stamps I’ve used for this make are… (ta-da!)…


Fibonacci


I hope you like today’s inspiration.  Do check out the Visible Image blog homepage for some amazing makes by the other DT members… truly stunning work.  Catch you next time…

H xx



Great tag Heather thank you! Loving all the background stamping too ♡

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Destination Happy

Hello! We are back with more fabulous inspiration this evening!

Heather Mitchell has been creating THE most gorgeous texture..



Hello everyone…

How is everyone doing?  As I write this it’s a ridiculously miserable day,  dark, drizzly, windy and chilly and just the sort of day I want to tuck myself up in a duvet… however, my new make for Visible Image definitely blows away the cobwebs!


As November is ‘Tag Challenge’ time over in the Visible Image Facebook group, for my inspiration this week I’ve chosen a tag I made using the Strobes stencil:




I have to admit, I absolutely adore my finished tag.  The colours are just so vibrant!  It was very easy to create (albeit a bit on the messy side!)





The tag is made from 300gsm watercolour paper, this way I knew it would soak up the colour well.

I’ve used modelling paste through the stencil and allowed it to dry overnight.  I’ve then used various Distress Ink Sprays to drip colour from the middle and pour it down the strobes but I haven’t sprayed the ink, I removed the top and used a pipette to gulp up the ink and then drip.



I wasn’t entirely happy with my tag at this point and felt it needed yet more colour so I dabbed some Distress Oxides on my craft mat, sprayed with water and then dipped the tag in the ink. To add a little sparkle, I’ve added splash of gold spritzing ink, which you can see glowing nicely in the photo above!




The little Origami boat stamps are adorable and I love it in this colour against the hot colours

As the background is so vibrant, I kept the detail simple and used just one of the fabulous Origami boat’s from Destination Unknown set held in place using 3D foam dots over some fibres that I’ve stapled down. There are a few droplets of Liquid Glass on their too which adds a lovely different texture.



The sentiments have been stamped on white card and I’ve distressed the edges using Distress Ink pads before matting them onto black card.  To finish, I’ve threaded some bright pink and red ribbon through the punched hole which echoes the colours perfectly.

And there you go!  This make is a definite keeper… you know, those projects you make that you can’t bear to give away and you just get out to look at lovingly now and again! Hehe!


Right… here’s the ingredients for the tag:


Visible Image Products:


Strobes Stencil:




Destination Unknown stamp set:




Distress Ink Products:
Sprays – Picked Raspberry, Spiced marmalade, Candied Apple,
Oxide Ink Pads – Worn Lipstick, Abandoned Coral



Other items:
Indigo Blu ‘Luscious Pigment Powder’ in Pink, Docrafts Spritzing Ink in Gold, DecoArt Liquid Glass, Stayzon Ink Pad in Jet Black, Fibre, 3D Foam Dots


Thank you for looking and hope to see you next time!


*waves*

Heather x



Superb tag Heather! LOVE it.. the colours are stunning and that texture is wonderful!
Thank you ♡

You will find more of Heather’s gorgeous projects over on her blog.



All our social media links:
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Blog see all our latest posts here!
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Don’t forget to tag us in your posts!



We will be back later with another stunner from Lisa Taggart!

Mark & Helen xx