Wednesday, 11 May 2022

Footprints in the sand

  Good morning it's time for my fortnightly design team make for Visible Image. Today I am sharing a make using another of the fab summer release stamp sets.

 Today I am showcasing the

Sandy feet stencil and the

At the beach stamp set.

Plus die cuts using the fab layering dies;
I love sea themed mixed media pieces as they just smell of the sea to me so that is what I decided to make.
This is what I got up to; I took a piece of roughly A4 size corrugated packaging and pulled off some of the paper and also dug some rips into the surface using a dome headed tool (from my cake decorating stash!)
Using grit paste I smeared it around the edges
and whilst wet added a mixture of distress glitter and old embossing powders from my stash. I did NOT heat any of these. 
These gave a nice sandy/beach feel.
I die cut some mesh and fishnets using the Broken Mesh and torn fishnet layering dies with white card.
I cut the die cuts into pieces and stuck them around the edge of the canvas, adding a little Vintage photo distress ink to the edges.
For the central panel I used grit paste through the large footprints and sentiment on the Sandy feet stencil onto an offcut of Brushos inky card from my inky stash. The colours on this scrap are violet and aquamarine.
The sentiment shows up so well.


I then added a little watered down mustard seed distress paint to the footprints and the surrounding area.
Using my distress tool I roughened up the edges.
I stamped lots of the shells from At the beach stamp set. using acorn Versafine Clair ink onto inky mop up card from my stash and cut them out.
It was then time to assemble my canvas. I stuck the panel in the centre and then arranged the shells. I added some bakers twine too. Some of the twine I threaded through the die cuts. Once I was happy with the placement I adhered the twine and shells in place using my glue gun.
So here is my finished seaside canvas which will be eventually hanging on my little granddaughter's bedroom wall. She lives by the sea and like me loves everything sea themed. 
With a close up of the brilliant sentiment, which was designed to looks as though it was drawn in the sand ( and you can also see more of the twine I threaded though the die cuts).

and one final shot;
These sea themed products really are must haves for your stash and a little heads up about the sandy feet stencil...it also allows you to make cute baby cards. Such versatility! 

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. 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 are celebrating a whole year of swapping in May. Whether you are a new stamper or a seasoned one you are most welcome to join us. Over 90 people, 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.

Back soon,

Bye for now. 

Jane x

1 comment:

  1. That is such clever use of the corrugated card Jane ... once again brilliant work!
    It should be sandy toes weather this weekend by the look of things!!
    V x

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