Monday, 9 December 2019

Last weeks of autumn

Winter really is just around the corner now and the trees are getting bare. Mother Nature is getting ready to sleep. Autumn this year has been glorious, I don't think I have ever seen so much colour in the leaves, or is it just me?
 Even though most of the leaves are on the floor now they still look stunning. 

 My dino ducks are nice and plump ready to face the cold weeks ahead. 
When I fed them last week there were 21 all in one pond!
It's time for my fortnightly Visible Image design team post and I decided to make a memory of the gorgeous autumn I have enjoyed. I chose to make a wall hanging for my studio. 
I used the Beautiful soul

the leaves from Erika's maple
and 2 sentiments from 

I also used the Time tunnel stencil
This is what I got up to.
I sprayed Hickory smoke, ground espresso and tarnished brass distress inks onto watercolour card. Once dry I added texture paste through the stencil and again left it to dry. I then painted the texture paste using gold Gansai Tambi watercolour paint and added some flicks to the canvas as well as some of the ground espresso ink. 
I stamped the medium leaf onto book pages and cut them out. 
I then painted some gold details with the same paints. 
I stamped the Beautiful soul onto acetate using Black Archival ink and clear embossed her
I cut her out roughly. I then added gold Glamour dust to her hair. 

It is so hard to get the sparkle to show...her hair really is alight with colour!
I stamped the 2 sentiments at the edge of the canvas.
Here is my finished piece.
with some close ups where I am trying to show the glow she has.

and one final shot
I would like to enter her into the following challenges;

Simon says stamp Monday let's sparkle
Love to craft 3/3 anything goes
Stamping sensations 3/3 anything goes
Happy little stampers watercolour anything goes
Creative moments 1/3 anything goes
A gem of a challenge 1/3 anything goes
Creative artiste 1/3 anything goes
Craft stamper take it make it 1/3 December

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 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 regular world wide.

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

This is my last design team post of 2019 for Visible Image. We are all taking a break over Christmas and I will be back with my fortnightly Monday inspiration on Monday 6th January.
I put together a quick collage of 9 of the over 50 Design team projects I have made for Visible Image this year.
It's been another great year working with their wonderful stamps and stencils. I look forward to more creativity with them in 2020 and would like to thank Helen and Mark for their creative support and love.

I will of course be sharing all my normal count down to Christmas posts here on my blog and to give you a heads up our tree are up and Billy is in the process of writing his annual post 😸

Thanks so much for stopping by,

Back soon,

Bye for now,

Jane x


  1. Hickory smoke and ground espresso are such great names. :)
    Your wall hanging is amazing .. her hair is wonderful, lovely sentiment too.
    Love those duckies. :)
    Happy new week my friend,
    V x

  2. Such a fabulous piece of artwork Jane and it was interesting to see how you created it. So many great techniques used here and the end result is superb. Thank you for joining us in our 'Anything Goes' challenge at Stamping Sensations and good luck. Sandra x

  3. Lovely pix, those ducks are adorable.

    Fab make too - her hair is just so sparkly with the glamour dust, thanks so much for sharing it with us over at the Love To Craft Challenge Blog

    DT @ LTCCB

  4. Beautiful project 😊 thanks for joining us at Gem of a Challenge 😊 Good Luck 🤞 Michela Piras DT

  5. That is a beautiful card, Jane. I do love gold! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  6. I love this card! Wonderful image and saying, and the metallics look beautiful.

  7. Jane it's always a pleasure to drop by your blog and see your amazing photos and your inspirational projects!! Beautiful work!! Thanks for joining us with our Anything Goes challenge over at Stamping Sensations this month.

  8. Very nice project. Love tutorial. Great colours and textures. Thank you for joining us at Creative artiste this month. See you I hope in February. Judy DT

  9. Great project! Thank you so much for playing along at Creative Moments Challenges. Looking forward to seeing you again!
    Crafty Hugs

  10. WOW! ...... this looks amazing! Fabulous colours and great texture. Thanks for playing along with the Craft Stamper challenge. Have a fabulous Christmas and a Happy New Year xx

  11. WOW love all the wonderful layers
    thanks for joining us at Happy Little Stampers
    Barb Housner


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