Sunday, 4 August 2013

'Anything goes in August' Challenge with Visible Image Stamps

Hi Guys
How are we all?

WOW.....Where is this year going!..... It's August already!!!
Which means it's time for a NEW Challenge here at VISIBLE IMAGE.

The theme this month is Anything goes with Visible Image stamps

*NEW RULE :- From now on you MUST use a VISIBLE IMAGE stamp/stamps *

The winner receives £10 to spend on the FAB Visible Image stamps and the top 3 get a blinkie :D
Pop over to our BLOG for some inspiration from our FAB DT and to hear what's been happening from Helen (AKA Madge) in the mega busy month that it's been!
Madge & Watty (AKA Mark) have NOT stopped bless them!

I thought i'd do something instead of a card for a change :D
Got myself some of the MDF hanging plaques and an MDF paint and crackle kit from QVC
Now this comes with instructions but if i'm honest there's not much 'crackle' going on so a bit disappointed!
Anyway I painted the plaque in Jet on the roof and chalk for the house, when 'crackled' and dry I heat embossed the roof with wow vanilla white using the 'wood grain' stamp from the Painted wood set.

I then stamped the 'brick wall' from the Max Rocks set with iced spruce DI.
In mowed lawn DI I stamped the Large tall grass
I heat embossed in wow apple red the heart from Molly Rules and the 'New home' sentiment from More than words......I love these and use them a lot, they're all interchangeable and so handy, in such a beautiful elegant font too, cant wait to have ALL of them :D 

Next I used blazing red Staz on ink on shrink plastic for the insects, 
which are the large butterfly and dragon fly

I love how you can still see the awesome detail on the butterflies 
(one of my MOST favourite stamps... gorgeous).
I then painted another layer of the 'Crackle glaze' but in hindsight I wish I hadn't as it smudged the grass a bit and didn't crackle!

When dry I added some red gems glued the insects on and some lovely red and white roses from my stash,
some fibres to hang and a silver key and 'made with love' charm from my treasure chest

I quite enjoyed having a break from a card :D.....hope you enjoyed my make too :o)

Please pop over to our facebook group if you're not already a member.....drop in for a natter or show us what you've created with Mark's AWESOME stamps, we'd love to see!

Thanks for dropping by
See you soon
Much Love

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I would like to enter this into the following challenges :-


  1. This is so cute,love the colours and the embellishments , so cleaver
    HUGS Susan xx

  2. Oh Sue this is stunning and a lovely piece of art for anyone who is moving home.

    Linda xxx

  3. A gorgeous project, lots of lovely techniques

  4. Sue this is fabulous, the detail is amazing, I love it. It's funny that we should both choose to use the same shaped plaque, lol. Hugs P xxx

  5. Oh i absolutely love love love this . Thank you for joining in over at Seemacrafts

  6. Suze I adore this :) would look so nice in my porch saying Our Home ;)....... Cant wait to see what you make next Crafty Hugs xxx

  7. Thank you for joining us over on SeemaCrafts Challenge Blog for our new challenge 'August Butterflies'.

    What a wonderful make. I love all the different elements to the birdhouse and the flowers in along the bottom.
    The butterflies look gorgeous and finish this off perfectly.

    I hope you will join us for more of our challenges, which run monthly. Great prizes up for grabs from the wonderful LEJ Designs who are our sponsors this month.

    Hugs Lisa xxxxxx DT member

  8. What a fab idea Sue! Love it.

    Susan x

  9. Absolutely wonderful! i love your design and how you incorporated the bling on it! Wonderful inspiration! We are sure glad that you shared it with us at 4 Crafty Chicks

    4CCC - DT

  10. Beautiful, so much attention to detail.

  11. Thanks for playing our challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks!

    Leanne DT 4CC!

  12. Stunning project, I do love your work.Thanks for joining us at Sarah Hurley's with our Texture & Dimension challenge Hugs Txx DT :)

  13. Beautiful project! Thanks so much for participating in our Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge.

  14. Hi, Larelle-Susanne here from Seemacrafts Design team just wanted to stop by and thank you for entering in the butterfly challenge. I loved your creativity and loved the red butterflies, the house and that charm. Great share! I hope you are able to participate in future challenges.good luck ~ Hugs Larelle-Susanne