Monday, 18 February 2019

And now for something completely different.

Good morning, we have enjoyed some glorious almost spring like days recently. It was warm enough  to enjoy a cuppa outside in the garden yesterday. The sun had it's first real warmth of the year in it.
My walks to Dotty's were bathed in sunshine too.


It is of course time for my Monday Make for Visible Image and I have been busy designing with the fab new mixed media sets. They have now been released and are all all available to buy on the website here .   Last week I shared my winter butterflies post and this week it is time for something very different from me.

I used the brilliant art rebel set and wow it is just awesome.
and words for the World need art set

Just its name inspired me to get out my acrylic paints and using that awesome big fish pull some Gelli plate prints. I decided to make an art panel. 


I got out my large Gelli plate and I pulled lots....look out for them in the coming months.
Here is the one I used for my project coming off the plate...it's always exciting to see what has happened.
I added some more stamping using the other stamps from the set.
I then trimmed it down.
This is my final background showing a few close ups.


The colours made me thing of Andy Warhol so I decided to something whacky with the Art Rebel.
When I stamped out his hair and gave it tints of red, yellow and blue (why not 😃)
I also stamped and fussy cut out some of the small fish  as I had whacky plans for those too.

I then had such fun putting together my art panel. Here it is.
I'll talk you through with some close ups as there are lots of little details which get missed in the single photo. I cut out one lens from each pair of goggles. For the red rebel I put the fish through and then filled the hole with Glossy Accent to remake the "lens"

 The yellow haired rebel has one of the fish on the Gelli print inside.
and the blue one has the fish eye stamp and a fish in his mouth.

One final shot
You can have such fun with this set and as I said I have lots of fun prints to play with too.

I would like to link up my art panel into the following challenges;

Creative Artiste anything goes mixed media
Addicted to stamps 3/3 anything but square
Penny Black and More 1/3 anything goes
We love to create 1/3 anything goes mixed media
Pixie's snippets playground #346 I used lots of snippets here.
Frilly and Funkie 1/3 let me count the ways, include 3 of something mine is 3 art rebels!
Simon says stamp Monday typography
Through the craft room door 2/2 anything goes

All the Visible Image links can be found here;

Visible Image group page on FacebookOur friendly Group is here ...it would be lovely to see you there. You will see lots of gorgeous makes by the DT and customers to inspire your own creativity.

The main Visible Image Facebook page is here; there are weekly stamp giveaways...open world wide.

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


As a little heads up Visible Image is returning to Create and Craft TV in March. The first show will be showcasing the Wizard of Oz dies and stamps so watch out for lots more samples and inspiration as well as Mark sharing some fab demos and tips.

Thanks for stopping by and for your very kind and supportive comments you take the time to leave me.

Back soon,

Bye for now,

Jane x


Friday, 15 February 2019

Still feeling the love

Valentine's day 2019 has come and gone but I am still feeling the love and have continued with the theme for my 2nd DT for STAMPlorations. The theme for February is stamps and love and there is a cool sketch which you could choose to use. All the details are here

I used the fab Romantic expressions 1 stamp set for my love themed card
and the brilliant hearts all over stencil. If you would like to save 20% save 20% on top of any current discounts just enter my unique code STAMPGIRLJANE at the checkout.
I first made my background using the stencil and the distress inks below

I stamped the sentiment the corner and then the fun cherub onto a heart die cut.


Here is my finished card.



I would like to enter my card into the following challenges;

Artistic stamper 2/3 heart it
Card mania love is in the air
Crafty card makers 1/3 love, love, love
The paper girls 1/3 red, pink and white
Dragonfly dreams 1/3 include a heart
Die cuttin divas 1/3 love
Double D 2/3 hearts
Alphabet challenge 1/3 x for extra bling
Cute card Thursday 1/3 wings

We would love to see you join in with our theme and sketch challenge this month and the details, once again are here. Remember that if you use my unique code STAMPGIRLJANE at the checkout you can save 20% on top of any current discounts being offered over at the STAMPlorations web site here. International orders are welcomed and postage charges are very reasonable.

Thanks for stopping by,

Back soon,

Bye for now,

Jane x

Wednesday, 13 February 2019

Dare to be different

Good morning, it's time for my 2nd card to hopefully inspire you to enter our February challenge over at Country View Crafts. You can see the first card, my ballet dancer, I made for the challenge here. Thanks for all the lovely comments you left me, she was a fun one to make.

For this month the lovely Sue has chosen the theme of Black and white or black/white and ONE (please don't add a hint of 2 or 3 😉 extra colours, just the one ).
You can enter our challenges as many times as you like and combine with other challenges. There is also a £20 crafting voucher up for grabs to the lucky randomly selected winner to spend over on the Country View Crafts on line store. Remember that UK postage and packing is absolutely FREE! All the details for the challenge can be found here.

So for this card I decided to be a little bit more off the beat and added green into the mix of black and white. 
Perhaps I am being influenced  by all the lovely green shoots popping up in my garden?


All my daffs outside are getting ready to pop open. 

To made my card I used another fun Visible Image stamp set called Dare to be different. I stamped and embossed the lips, lipstick stain and tip of the lipstick using very sparkly green embossing powder.

I decided for this card I would go for a clean and simple one and put this one together.

and one last shot.


I would like to enter my card into the following challenges;

Craft stamper take it make it 3/3 February
The crafty addicts 3/3 anything goes
Addicted to stamps 3/3  anything but a square
Crafty friends 2/3 anything goes
Allsorts 2/3 winter sparkle
Through the craft room door 1/3 anything goes

You still have over 2 weeks left to enter our black and white or black/white + 1 colour challenge over at Country View. It would be lovely to see you join us...all the details again can be found here.

Thanks for stopping by and for your very kind and supportive comments you take the time to leave me.

Back soon,

Bye for now,

Jane x