Monday, 29 January 2018

A little fishy zodiac stamping fun

Good morning, here we are in the last week of January. I hope you enjoyed your weekend? We had a lovely one and saw Ovo by Circe du Soleil at the Royal Albert Hall on Saturday. It was amazing and I will share some photos soon.  I took this photo of part of the Albert memorial opposite the Hall..I do love those fishy tails on the mermaids. This also links in nicely to my project today.
It is of course my weekly dose of inspiration for Visible Image stamps. Wow they really did take Creativation in the USA by storm last week and have come back with an order book which is bulging. I was thrilled to see some of my work on display, together with my talented design teamies.  Their stand was truly awesome. Here is a photo shared from their Facebook page. There are so many exciting adventures which lie ahead.

 Now if you look at the left wall of their stand you will spot the Pisces tag which I am sharing today.
Here it is in close up

I made an underwater inky background on my tag using salty ocean and broken china distress inks.I used the Pisces zodiac stamp set which you can now buy here It is one of the brilliant 12 new stamp sets from the Written in the stars zodiac collection. All the new release are currently in stock on the Visible Image website here. They will also be available to buy from your favourite stockist in the UK and internationally.
You will spot that I used another of the new stamps on my tag
I used the crack from How fragile which you can buy here
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.
 I would like to enter my tag into the following challenges;

C.R.A.F.T 2/2  distress your project/vintage
The house that stamps built 2/3 anything goes
Creative Moments 3/3 anything goes
Simon says stamp Monday tag it
Penny Black and More 3/3 something new my new are my awesome new stamps!
Fussy and fancy 1/3 fussy and fancy
Allsorts 1/3 use your old favourites mine in this tag are my distress inks..they really are my go to inks when I am creating tags...or backgrounds.

You can also check out Visible Image via these links;

Visible Image group page on FacebookOur friendly Group can be found here would be lovely to see you. You can add work to the "Show and Tell" album where one randomly chosen winner each month wins a £25 coupon to spend on the website.

The main Visible Image Facebook page is here; there are weekly stamp world wide!

And the shop web site is here; where all these gorgeous stamps and stencils can be purchased. 

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Have a super week ahead, it's turned mild here for a few days and I even dried washing outside yesterday.

Back soon,

Bye for now,

Jane x


  1. OMG! This is so great! I though you have fussy-cut the stamp and I was speechless, I love to fussy cut a lot but this would be a crazy thing. So cool you embossed it on acetate which is totally invisible and make a fabulous effect. Thank you for joining us over Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge.

  2. The zodiac stamps are great....I love your Pisces tag!! Glad the US trip was successful for VI.
    It was mild here yesterday but grey, today however is cooler but blue skies and sunshine and very springlike.
    Happy new week my friend,
    V x

  3. Love your Pisces tag jane! Such clever effects. Much milder here now and the sun came out mid morning too! Have a lovely week.

  4. Wow! Amazing tag...what a great idea to emboss that fantastic stamp onto acetate, couldn't take my eyes off it!
    Thanks for joining us at Creative Moments.

  5. Oh WOW what a fabulous tag! I love the different textures and fabulous design! Thank you for sharing with us at Fussy and Fancy, good luck and I hope you will join us again.
    Gina xx

  6. A fabulous tag Jane with lots of colour and vibrancy. Those new stamps have been put to good use and thank you for sharing your creation here with us at Penny Black and More once again xxxx

  7. Love this and the beautifully feminine colours and design, many thanks for joining us at Allsorts challenge and Penny Black and More. You need to persuade Mark and Helene to take you to CHA (I know they changed the name now), it's really awesome, although wasn't well enough to go this year.

    B x

  8. So bright and colorful! Love the way you did your words off the edge! So happy you linked this up to The House That Stamps Built!

  9. What an awesome card dear Jane!
    Love the fun details and texture!

  10. Beautiful tag and wonderful colours! Thanks for joining us at Penny Black & More and good luck!
    x Daniela (DT)

  11. That mermaid fountain is so amazing! You must have had such a great time at Creativation this year. There were so many people there that I know, I sure wish I could have made it. Your tag is just wonderful. Colourful and full of fun elements, fantastic piece! hugs :)

  12. Super creation Jane, this looks amazing!
    Thanks so much for joining us this week at Allsorts challenge, sharing some old favorites!

  13. Fabulous tag! I love how the "fish" is swimming through the center of the cracked image; very fun! Thanks for playing with The House That Stamps Built.

  14. Lovely

    Thanks for entering Creative Moments Challenge. Hope You join our next challenge
    hugs MiaPuh
    DT Creative Moments


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