Wednesday, 17 August 2022

Wings of change for Visible Image

 Hello everyone another fortnight has whizzed by and I am back with my latest blogged design team make for Visible Image. For today's make I made a summery canvas. There are clickable links on all the products I used which will take you to the website.

These are the sets I used;

Wings of change

and to add texture to the butterflies the very useful background stamp set

Grunge tones

with the Hope definition from Equality, hope and love stamp set.

This is what I go up to; I made a distress ink background using these colours;

I stamped the word hope from the  Equality, hope and love set in the centre. I stamped the words from the Wings of change at the top and bottom,  you will see this in the final photos. 
To add texture and interest to the butterflies I made some quick textured backgrounds using these inks. First up is this one, you can see how I used the stamps from Grunge tones
 I then stamped some of the butterflies.
I also made a more white based one using the same inks but I didn't smear any ink onto the card. 
Again I stamped some butterflies and this time added some clear embossing powder and heat embossed them. 
I cut them out, minus their antennae, as they would be layered up on the canvas.

I put together my design by stamping the butterflies straight onto the canvas and then adhered the matching cut out butterfly on top.

I added some glossy accents to some of the circles in the words and on the butterflies. When dry I stitched around the edges using my sewing machine,


Then I matted it up onto white and blue card. 

Here is my finished canvas
with a couple of close ups;



and one final shot;


All the Visible Image links are listed below;

The Visible Image Group page is over on Facebook. Our friendly Group is here ...it would be lovely to see you pop over. You will see lots of gorgeous makes by the DT and customers to inspire your own creativity. 
 I organize a monthly artist trading card swap there.  We celebrated a whole year of swapping in May. Whether you are a new stamper or a seasoned one you are most welcome to join us. 100 members, worldwide, have taken part since it started. It's been such fun and it's so lovely to receive a unique piece of art from your partner in the post. The details for each swap are put up in the group on 23rd of the month. There is no "monthly" commitment, just join in when you have the time.

The main Visible Image Facebook business page is here

Visible Image also has its own You Tube channel here where you can see videos and Lives to give you lots of inspiration and ideas. 

Their Instagram page can be found here 

Pinterest here

and their website is here. 

 You will also find me on Instagram here; @jane.tyrrell where I share many more samples than I have the time to blog.

A little heads up that if you would like to learn how to make distress ink backgrounds in person and how I use  them with Visible Image stamps, stencils and dies, I will be demoing for Country View Crafts (one of VI's UK stockists) at the Stamperama Show at Bedford International athletic centre on Sunday 25th September. Here is a link for the details. Pop the date in your diary. I will share more of my demos and samples during the coming weeks. 

Back soon,

Bye for now,



Jane x

Tuesday, 9 August 2022

Daisy Grunge in August for Country View Challenges

 Hello, I am back today with my 2nd design team post for Country View challenges to hopefully inspire you to join our current "birthday" challenge for July.  You can make anything you like using any products. You can enter a maximum of  5 times and into a maximum of 10 challenges including ours. As always there is a fab £20 voucher up for grabs for one lucky randomly selected winner to spend on the website.  You can find all the details of the challenge and more examples made by my talented teamies here. 

For this birthday card I decided to go floral and used the gorgeous Visible Image Daisy Grunge stamp set

 with the bee-autiful Bee Happy set. 

and the birthday sentiment from Lost for words

This is what I got up to;

 I made a background using saltwater taffy and uncharted mariner distress inks.

I stamped Daisy grunge and the bees in place and clear heat embossed them.

I painted the leaves with a little extra saltwater taffy and uncharted mariner ink.
I coloured the bees with gold gel pen and the daisy centre with blue glitter pen. I finished off with some glossy accents to the centre of the daisy and some sequins.

 Here is my finished card;
with a close up of the lovely Daisy and bees.

I hope I may have inspired you to join in with our August challenge. You can use any stamps products, the choice is yours. 
 Remember that when you buy from the Country View Crafts website UK postage is FREE on orders over £20.00

Once again you can find all the details for our August challenge here. 

I would love to see you over on Instagram where I share new creative makes nearly every day. This is my link/profile @jane.tyrrell
Sadly these days I just don't have the time to blog everything! 

A little heads up that if you would like to see a version this card made in person and how to make the distress ink background, I will be demoing it and lots of other designs for Country View Crafts at the Stamperama Show at Bedford International athletic centre on Sunday 25th September. Here is a link for the details. Pop the date in your diary. I will share more of my demos and samples during the coming weeks. 

Back soon,

Bye for now,

Jane x

Wednesday, 3 August 2022

Footsteps in the sand, 10 years on

Hello everyone I am back with my fortnightly blogged design team make for Visible Image. For today's make I am sharing a step by step of the card I made for my daughter and son in laws recent wedding anniversary. As it was a special one, their 10th, I decided to make something very detailed and meaningful to them. 

They live at the seaside and spend a lot of time here.

 I decided to make a circle easel card and I knew exactly which Visible Image products would be perfect. 

At the beach


the sentiment from Happy anniversary
Plus 2 stencils 


The always versatile
Framed fibres layering die (for extra textured waves).
And finally for the number 10, I stamped the numbers from the White rabbit set

 and used their co ordinating dies to cut them out.
This is what I got up to;

I inked 2 circles of card using these seaside coloured distress stain sprays.


I then inked the Always and forever stencil onto the top of the card using distress ink,

It creates such a romantic image.
Once dry I white heat embossed the waves from Ride the waves

On the bottom part of the card I stencilled the small footprints from Sandy feet using texture paste
I cut off the tip of the card to accommodate the fold in the circle easel card blank. I make my own, there are lots of on line tutorials elsewhere for how to do this.
I stamped some of the At the beach shells in brown ink onto inky mop up card and cut them out. I also stamped the sentiment from  Happy anniversary and added foam fixers underneath to raise it to hold the top part of the card in place when stood up.
I added pieces of card die cut using the Framed fibres layering die and stuck them in place to represent the waves lapping at the footprints in the sand. 
I glued all the elements in place

and for a cool watery sea effect I decided to use glossy accents and glamour dust glitter to give a shimmer to the waves and around the sandy footprints.
This is how it looked when dry, 
Here is my finished card
with a couple of close ups

and one final shot
You could of course adapt either part of my easel design to make a single flat card. However, all these extra details really do make for a different card and are worth the effort for those special people in your life. My card was very loved and appreciated by my daughter and SIL.

All the Visible Image links are listed below;

The Visible Image Group page is over on Facebook. Our friendly Group is here ...it would be lovely to see you pop over. You will see lots of gorgeous makes by the DT and customers to inspire your own creativity. 
 I organize a monthly artist trading card swap there.  We celebrated a whole year of swapping in May. Whether you are a new stamper or a seasoned one you are most welcome to join us. Nearly 100 members, worldwide, have taken part since it started. It's been such fun and it's so lovely to receive a unique piece of art from your partner in the post. The details for each swap are put up in the group on 23rd of the month. There is no "monthly" commitment, just join in when you have the time! 

The main Visible Image Facebook business page is here

Visible Image also has its own You Tube channel here where you can see videos and Lives to give you lots of inspiration and ideas. 

Their Instagram page can be found here 

Pinterest here

and their website is here. 

 You will also find me on Instagram here; @jane.tyrrell where I share many more samples than I have the time to blog.

A little heads up that Visible Image have a summer sale on and you can get 30% off all the stamps, stencils and dies I have used in this make (the offer includes everything but Christmas products) Just enter the code SUMMER30 at the checkout. You need to be quick though as the offer ends on Wednesday 10th August.
Back soon,

Bye for now,

Jane x