Creativity

Good Afternoon! We continue our weekend of inspiration here on the Visible Image blog!

Up next is Heather Mitchell with a super gorgeous wall hanging…


Hello everyone and happy Saturday to you!

Today I have a little hanging to share with you that uses so many of the gorgeous new Visible Image stamps.  They may not be that ‘in your face’ (so-to-speak!) but they are definitely there when you look a little closer.





Firstly I applied modelling paste through the ‘Fibres‘ stencil, and then added acrylic paint to give an ombre type effect.  I’ve then used the new ‘Fibonacci‘ and ‘Elemental‘ stamps’ to add extra interest while also applying some Art Alchemy wax in Brushed Iron to some of the raised texture.


The Fibonacci stamp is just awesome for background interest


The backgrounds for the florals are made using using distress oxide ink pads and the ‘Tattered Floral’ Bigz die.


Tim Holtz’s ‘Tattered Floral’ die was perfect for this project



I’ve loaded different colours onto and craft sheet, spritzed with water and dragged the card through the colour.  Once dry, you can add yet more colour and get fabulous texture before die-cutting. To add the detail onto the flowers, I’ve used the new stamps (and some of the old) to add texture and more colour and then shaped and layered then up.


Fibonacci



Organics



The florals are joined together using brads or buttons sewn on



Once stamped, I’ve edged the florals using a Vintage Photo Distress ink pad and given them a little spritz with gold ink and splattered lightly with white gesso.





For a sentiment, I chose to use the ‘Creativity’ off the ‘Creativity’ stamp and heat embossed it onto a strip of vellum.  This was then tucked around the hanger and secured using the florals and some small dabs of hot glue under the sentiment itself.


I love the contrast in textures between the crisp vellum and the background



Visible Image products used in this project:



Hope you’ve been enjoying looking at all the design teams inspiring projects over the last week or so… I know there are still some stunning makes to come so keep a look out for them!


Thanks for looking…

H xx



Absolutely gorgeous Heather… loved discovering all the different stamps you used, especially on your amazing flowers! Thank you ♡

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



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Seas of Blue

Hi there! We hope you are enjoying all the gorgeous inspiration we have been sharing here on the blog.
Lots more still to come today too!

Next up.. Jane Tyrrell is back with another stunning seahorse project…


It’s a cold day and time for another dose of inspiration for Visible Image. The new release stamps have gone down a storm in the crafting world. America has fallen in love with their stamps at Creativation, just much as we hoped (and knew!) that they would. I am so proud and delighted for them.


I have a real “thing” about seahorses (as I do mermaids) and I was thrilled to see that in the new release Mark had designed this totally awesome seahorse… with a little Visible Image grunge of course.




Isn’t he gorgeous! The words and the little ripple stamps in the set are fab too.


I decided to make a wall hanging for my sample and this is what I got up to.

We had just had our son’s dog to stay. These dog food boxes are made of very sturdy cardboard and I use them lots in my crafting. I cut my card to size and used 2 pieces glued together to give a sturdy base.


I then covered the base with hessian.



I used lots of sunny alcohol inks to create a seaside background and stamped and coloured my seahorse on tissue paper. I stuck this to card and fussy cut out.

I then added the sentiment and some waves using the other stamps in the fab seahorse set.





I embossed some “seaweed” over the top of my seahorse using stamps from the Organics stamp set.



These stamps are perfect for tree, branches, seaweed and anything “organic”.



I mounted it onto my hessian hanging and added photo corners and some handmade artisan lampwork glass beads to represent glass sea buoys.




I added a string hanger and my seahorse was ready to wave.




My seahorse has been waving from the side of the Visible Image desk at Creativation.. I hope he is enjoyed his trip the the USA! It has been amazing to see my artwork helping to decorate their amazing booth. Do check out their photos on Facebook… it has been a showstopper and their trip a total success. An even greater crafting journey now awaits Visible Image… a vision has come true… through creativity, originality, dedication and sheer hard work by Helen and Mark. It is so well deserved.



Back soon,


Bye for now,
Jane x



Your wall hanging was adored at the show Jane! Your background is absolutely stunning for him! Thank you ♡

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Mark & Helen xx