Monday, 7 May 2018

Into the woods in May

Good morning even though it's a bank holiday I am delighted to be here with my weekly dose of Visible Image design team inspiration. This weekend we have had record breaking temperatures and it's going to hit 28c here this afternoon. I am loving it. We went to find some shade yesterday in our local woods.
I took some photos for today's post as I am using the brilliant new into the woods stamp set.
This was the view as we went into the woods
The new leaves are all a glorious lime green as they are still so new and tender.
I love looking through at all the different levels of trees.
From saplings to mighty fully mature oaks.
The brand new Visible Image into the woods stamp set is absolutely perfect for recreating these magical scenes.

I decided that as I wanted to use all the stamps in the set for my first creation I would set my scene at night time...just imagine... the time when the sun is just going down and the shadows lengthen.
I blended my Distress oxides, I used squeezed lemonade, broken china and lucky clover, onto some heavy weight smooth card stock.
I added a little spritz of water for the stars.
I then stamped some shadows using my Versafine Claire ink and the background stamp.

  Here we go...the shadows lengthen and the day is nearly done...up in the sky you might just see the stars starting to twinkle.
I then stamped the big tree and also the foreground trees stamp using darker ink (shown in my completed card photo..further on.)
 I also stamped, embossed and cut out the words I wanted to use.

I finished off my card with the little owl stamps.

So let's further set the scene.......imagine that the daytime bird song has be replaced by the hooting of owls...and everyone has gone home from the woods. It is the turn of the creatures of the night to re claim the woods until morning.....

Here is my finished card.
The little owl stamps are just delightful. Here are a couple of close ups.
and one last shot
I would like to enter my card into the following challenges;

Penny Black and More 1/3 anything goes
Stamping sensations 1/3 close to nature
Crafty catz 1/3 anything goes
Lil patch of crafty friends 1/3 anything goes
Crafty Calender 1/3 Things with wings
Cute card Thursday 1/3 anything goes
Simon says stamp Wednesday animal magic

I absolutely love this stamp set, there are so many possibilities ..when we visited the woods on Sunday we also found carpets of bluebells
but that's another story and another creation which I will share soon.

The new stamps and stencils release can be ordered on pre release now

and they will be delivered to you immediately after 11 May, so don't miss out.

All the Visible Image links can be found here;

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. 

You can also follow via:


There are 6 new stamp sets and 8 new stencils...all totally amazing and uniquely Visible Image.

Thanks so much for taking a trip into the woods (and my imagination)with me today. Enjoy this awesome bank holiday Monday and I will be back very soon. Thanks as always for the kind comments you take the time to leave me.

Back soon,

Bye for now,

Jane x


  1. That is such a beautiful card Jane...I love the image! May is my favourite month of the year, I just love the greenness (is that a word? looks strange :)) of everything!! Bluebells are coming here but not quite at their height!
    Happy new week my dear...suns up!! :)
    V x

  2. Such a beautiful night scene. Your night colors using distress oxides are perfect and I love the trees and birds in the scene. Beautiful forest photos and great interpretation. Can't wait to see your next works with Blubelles. Thank you so much for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.
    Marge xx

  3. Hi this is a stunning card. Your photos are gorgeous. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge Blog for challenge 415 the theme is Anything Goes with the optional theme of Adding Flowers and the sponsor is All Dressed Up Designs. Hugs Jackie (DT)

  4. What a very beautiful and atmospheric scene you’ve created Jane with this fabulous new stamp set. I really like the colours that you’ve used and how you’ve given your card a great sense of perspective too. Thank you for sharing this with us at Stamping Sensations and good luck. Sandra x

  5. Gorgeous card Jane :-) I love the whole scene you created here, so beautiful! I am a big fan of Visible Image and just love this stamp set, it is now on my 'must get' list :-)

    thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Lols x x x

  6. A really lovely Nature inspired creation Jane, many thanks for joining in with our 'Close to nature' theme at Stamping Sensations May challenge.

    B x

  7. Such lovely photos and your creation is also so gorgeous
    Dr Sonia

  8. Love your new green leaves, we have the very same thing going on here. Your card is wonderful as always! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  9. A lovely woodland scene scene Jane with the new Visible Image stamps and I agree, the trees are full of lovely lime green leaves at this early time of the year. Thanks for sharing this with us at Penny Black and More Challenges xxxx

  10. wonderful creation, lovely photos too, thanks for sharing with us at CRAFTY CATZ this week, x carol DT

  11. Looks like you had the perfect weather for a lovely wonder down the woids. You've taken some great photos. I love your woodland sxrne at dusk as wrll.

  12. Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining Stamping Sensations and Penny Black & More, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  13. Lovely card Jane. Love the background. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Calendar and we hope to see you again soon. Hugs, Gale DT

  14. Gorgeous card, beautiful inking and stamping.
    Thank you for sharing at Penny Black & More and good luck x Susan x


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