Make A Wish

Good Afternoon! We are back with more gorgeous inspiration today.

Jane Tyrrell is here with an absolute stunner…

It’s my daughter’s birthday tomorrow and she has strict instructions not to read my blog today as I am sharing the birthday card I made for her for my weekly Visible Image Design Team inspiration.

She recently moved to the seaside and although the weather has not yet warmed enough for playing on the beach we can’t wait until we can. The views are so beautiful at any time of the day. These photos were taken last year.



I knew that her first birthday card in her new home should feature the sea in some form. I also wanted to link in the Pisces theme as she was born the last “day” for Pisces.


She loves mermaids and seahorses, as I do and I although Visible Image have a fab new seahorse stamp but not a mermaid I had an idea…


I would use my “Katie” from the Tomorrow Doesn’t Exist set and turn her into a mermaid.. yes seriously.. bear with me!




These are the other stamp sets I’ve used:


‘Make a Wish’ from the Own it set




Pisces
from the zodiac collection







the seahorse



the wings from the angels are near set




and the strobes stencil




So this is what I came up with…





The background was created using some distress oxides and the wrinkle free technique. I added some sun rays using the rays stencil and gold ink.




I stamped the seahorse and added some white highlights and to make him even more magical I added a wing from the angels are near set. This I gold embossed on black card and fussy cut out.  I love the way the gold rays from the stencil shine through him.




To add some sparkle  and “magic” I used glitter gold embossing powder and stamps from the universal set.


To make my “mermaid” I stamped “Katie” from the Live like tomorrow doesn’t exist set but positioned the stamp so that the leg didn’t appear. I embossed her in white with a pinch of gold powder too.



I was also able to just use the date from the Pisces set as this is my girl’s actual birth date, 20 March.
I stamped and fussy cut lots of fish and had them swimming in and out of the swirls and also between my “mermaid’s” hands.


A couple more close ups…





and one last shot..




So a very happy birthday tomorrow to my darling girlie. I hope she likes her special seaside Pisces card.


It’s supposed to be the first day of spring tomorrow too… hmmm I think Mother Nature got a bit confused at the weekend!



Yes the Beast came back with yet more snow!


Thanks for stopping by and for all your very kind comments you take the time to leave me. Let’s hope this mini beast from the East moves on soon. Happy 1st day of Spring tomorrow.


Back soon.


Bye for now,
Jane x



This card is amazing Jane! We just know she will absolutely love it!!
Katie makes a fabulous mermaid, and your background is wonderful ♡

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



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Mark & Helen xx




Artistic Pisces

Hi there! We have some fantastic Zodiac inspiration here on the blog today! Over to Jane Tyrrell who has been incredibly creative (as always!) with this project…


Good Evening,
Today I am sharing my Pisces tag…




I made an underwater inky background on my tag using salty ocean and broken china distress inks. I used the Zodiac Pisces stamp set. It is one of the 12 brilliant new stamp sets from the ‘Written in the Stars’ collection…



You will spot that I used another of the new stamps on my tag..



I used the cracked glass stamp from the How Fragile set.


I stamped and embossed it onto heat resist acetate and had my distress inked fishes swimming out from it. I fussy cut my fish which were also inked with distress.

I stamped and cut out 3 of the 5 words which also come with this great set. I linked everything up using the fun star constellations using red Versafine Clair. I die cut and added a snippet of inky mop up card too.



Here are a couple of close ups..





and one last shot…


Have a super week ahead.


Back soon,


Bye for now.
Jane x



Wow!!! How clever to have the fish leaping out through the crack! Love this tag so much..
Thank you Jane ♡


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



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We are on Create and Craft TV this weekend with our Zodiac stamps..

4pm Saturday and 10am Sunday (UK time)…

Watch it here in the UK: Sky 674 – Freeview 23 – Virgin 748 – Freesat 813 – Apple TV – Amazon Fire

And in the USA: Dish 221 – Roku

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Hope you can tune in or set to record!



We will be back tomorrow with more gorgeous inspiration here on the Visible Image blog.


Mark & Helen xx