Monday, 7 January 2019

The start of a new Visible Image year of crafting

Good morning it's time to get back to a "normal" Monday after all the excitement and celebrations of Christmas and the new year. The Visible Image team have all been on a break. Today I delighted to be kicking off with the first Design team inspiration post of 2019.
I do love the new year....I never make resolutions but I do think it's a good time to take stock of our views and hopes in life. I love the inspiring words that Helen writes which Mark turns into amazing stamps which I can incorporate into my crafting. 

I decided to use the words from
Voices in your head to create an inspirational wall hanging for the year.

I made some backgrounds with my small Gelli plate (lucky me got an 8" by 10" one from Santa so watch out for more larger projects using this).

I used some DecoArt media acryllics and stamps from

and also the 2 tone stencil to pull some prints.

I made a whole batch of prints
and selected 3 to make into ATcs.

I gold embossed the words and added some more patterns with gold ink using universal. Sorry the photos are a little dark, there is so little daylight this time of the year when I am crafting inside. 

For the wall hanging I used some corrugated card on mount board. I exposed some of the core and added paints and crackle paint. Once dry I rubbed on some Treasure gold. I attached some string using my mini stapler.
I also stamped the year using the numbers from alphabetical onto scraps of gelli prints and mounted them on card.
So here is my finished wall hanging

I would like to enter my wall hanging into the following challenges.

A vintage journey put your stamp on it
Love to create anything mixed media
Penny Black and more 1/3 new beginnings
Mix it up 1/5 anything goes
Crafter's Castle 1/3 anything goes
Mixed media place inspirational mood board
Rhedd's creative spirit December
Not just cards 1/3 anything goes

All the Visible Image links can be found here;

Visible Image group page on FacebookOur friendly Group is here would be lovely to see you there. You can add work to the new challenge album where one randomly chosen winner each month wins a £40 coupon to spend on the website. For December and January the theme is "Christmas/Winter".

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

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

Our Christmas/winter challenge on Facebook runs  until the end of January so you still have a whole month to make something and be in with a chance of winning the £40 voucher to spend on the web site. The winner is selected by random so everyone has an equal winning chance.

Thanks so much for stopping by and for the kind comments you take the time to leave. There are lots of exciting Visible Image newbies in the pipeline and I am so looking forward to designing with them. An exciting year is ahead and I am going to try to remember these inspiring words during 2019

Back soon,

Bye for now,

Jane x


  1. What a brilliant wall hanging, love the colours ... my goodness though it reminds me of spirograph, thats a blast from my past, I adored spirograph!!
    Happy new week my friend,
    V x

  2. So beautiful and creative! Loving the colors!
    Thanks so much for joining us this month at Penny Black and More challenge! Hope we see you there again soon!

  3. That is quite the work of art, Jane! I got some new ink today and am looking forward to filling up my fountain pen and giving it a test "drive". ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  4. i love the colours and the inky backgrounds on all of these beautiful projects! thank you so much for playing along with use the penny black and more challenge.

  5. Great work on gelli plate for a fabulous result! Thanks for joining us at Rhedd's Creative Spirit challenge!

  6. Thank you for sharing your fabulous project with the DT from WE Love To Create, we would love to see you again thank you Hugs Terry (DT) xxx

  7. Love,love,love...what a fab entry for our challenge at Rhedd's Creative Spirit.
    Thank you for joining us xx

  8. Love the textures and the colours. Thank you for joining us at Rhedd's Creative Spirit Challenge.

  9. Love the use of the stamps and so beautiful result. Thank you for joining us at Mixed Media Place.

  10. Amazing blend of colors! Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Crafter's Castle this week. We hope to see you next time too!
    Blessings, Jeanie
    Scrapbookingmamaw {My Blog}
    Crafter's Castle


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