52 Week Mini Art Card/Tag Challenge

Monday 18 January 2021

Visible Image "Hope and Colour" Challenge Card

On the Visible Image Stamps Facebook page, there is a challenge called "Hope and Colour", where you need to create a bright piece with with an uplifting of inspiring sentiment.  Of course you have to use their stamps and stencils too, with the challenge closing on the 31st January 2021.

This is my entry, I've used a whole host of products.  The initial central circle is a gel plate impression I had in my stash.

I used "Picked Raspberry" Distress Oxide Ink through the Visible Image "Meshing Around" stencil to achieve the fragmented circle.

I then stamped the flowers, the different sizes are in three Visible Image stamp sets:  Total Chaos, Creative Chaos and Accessorize, which I stamped in Versafine Clair "Monarch" purple ink. I also stamped the same images on a piece of white card and heat embossed the stamping.

I added some circle details to the top right and to the left of the card, using the circles from the "You Are Not Alone" stmap set, stamped in Versafine Clair "Morning Mist" grey ink.

Next, I stamped the sentiment, which is part of the Visible Image "Brave and Strong" stamp set, stamped in Versafine Clair "Nocturne" black ink.

I returned to the flowers that I had stamped and heat embossed on white card, painting them with three shades of Distress Oxide Inks:  Scattered Straw, Fossilized Amber and Mustard Seed.  I then cut the flower heads out, edged the shapes with a black Sharpie pen and adhered over the flower heads on the card.

Finally, I added some white dots of Posca Pen to the central area to break up the colour a little.


  1. An inspirational sentiment and beautiful stamps and colouring