Strength and Endurance | Maple Leaf Stamp

Hello! Sorry we have been neglecting our blog, it’s been a crazy few weeks here but we are coming out the other side and cannot wait to share all the latest Design Team projects with you! First up we have Judy Rozema with a beautiful tag featuring the maple leaf stamp and sentiments from our ‘Erika’s Maple’ stamp set…


Today I am excited to share a beautiful stamp set from Visible Image from the Autumn Release called Erika’s Maple. The trees here are just holding on to the last leaves, but yesterday was a windy day, and there were many falling leaves!

I also used one of my favorite background sets, Mesh-ellaneous.


maple leaf stamp - tag


I started with a large bookmark tag shape from watercolor paper. On my craft sheet, I dropped three different colors of dye ink, and then spritzed with water, dabbing my tag in the ink.

When dry, I stamped my leaf and sentiment images with VersaFine Clair Nocturne. I felt it was missing something, so added a bit of the ripped fish net in a raspberry ink in various places on the tag. Just what I was looking for!

To finish, I used three different fibers for my tag top. I love how it turned out. You can’t go wrong with these gorgeous images!


fall tag


Stamps Used:


leaf stamp - maple - clear



background texture stamps - clear





This is so gorgeous Judy!

We love our ripped fishnet stamp too, and those fibres really do add that perfect finishing touch to your beautiful tag! Thank you 

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Have Compassion | Mental Health Awareness Stamps

Hi there! Lisa Taggart is here on the blog today with a superb mixed media project created with our ‘Don’t Judge’ stamp set…


Hello! Have you been enjoying the new autumn release stamps from visible image? Today I’m using one of my favourite sets. I love the versatility of this set. Perfect sentiments and brilliant combination of images. Great for mixed media and journaling projects as well as cards of course.


don't judge | compassion | rubber stamps



Don’t judge


don't judge | i am strong | compassion | broken | stamps



It’s great to get an opportunity to use up interesting scraps after a gel press printing session. Today’s project uses an MDT tag.


The steps:


Select an interesting print and cut to fit the tag. Stick with tacky glue and sand the edges. I also painted the back and tag stand using black gesso.



Heat emboss the image three times in black on printed leftovers. Then cut out.



Stamp and cut out a number of jig saw puzzle pieces from the scraps. Stamp more of these images on the main tag and stick the cut out pieces on top paying attention to the background colours. A contrast is best. Then heat emboss the scribble stamp on two of the person cut outs and repeat the puzzle card piecing technique on them too. Add the safety pin stamp on the centre image and heat emboss in black.




Heat emboss the heart in black on to the tag. Add some ink splatters in black and white. Assemble the cut out images on top using foam pads. I also added black thread for extra texture. Stamp the sentiments and cut out. Edge using black ink. Adhere to project. Finally use a pale coloured paint pen for a little doodling around the edges.





mixed media | mdf | visible image stamps



Bye for now …

Lisa. Xx




This is so awesome! We love how you stamped the jigsaw pieces in the background and then layered some on top, it creates superb dimension on your stunning background. The figures look so striking too! Thank you Lisa ♡

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Christmas Sprite | Face Stamp

Hello and Happy Monday to you! We hope you had a lovely weekend.. don’t they go fast!!! We are kicking off another week of gorgeous inspiration with Jane Tyrrell, featuring our beautiful soul face stamp on a Christmas card…


Good Afternoon,

It is getting much colder now and we really are speeding towards Christmas…just 44 days to go..ho ho ho!

The shops are selling their 2019 festive baubles. I spotted these the other day…so festive and wintry.




I was inspired by the wintry baubles to make something festive to show how incredible versatile the Beautiful Soul girl is

face stamp | beautiful soul

When I first saw this set my first thoughts were to make her into a Christmas sprite. I’m sorry the photo below has shadow but it is getting darker in my garden studio now. It will soon be time for me to retreat indoors again to craft. I blended wilted violet, mermaid lagoon and pumice stone distress oxides across a piece of watercolour card. I then stamped the medium snowflake from Snow is Falling in white ink (this Christmas set has sold out on the website but you may well find it at your local stockist or craft shows) .



Once dry I stamped the girl using Versafine ink.
I stamped and white embossed the swirl and snowflakes from the Snowman Jack set

snowman stamp

and a festive sentiment from Sentimental Christmas

christmas sentiment stamps - different


I then stamped and white embossed some more small snowflakes in her hair.




Here is my finished sprite..



And a couple of close ups.. I added some blue pen as icy lipstick….brr she looks very chilly doesn’t she!






And one last shot..


christmas card - teenage girl


Thanks so much for stopping by today.


Back soon.
Bye for now,
Jane x




We adore your Christmas Sprite Jane! We love alternative Christmas cards, what a fabulous idea to use her in this way. Thank you ♡

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Open Your Mind | Owl Stamp

Hello! We have stempelfrida here on the blog today with a brilliant card featuring our NEW ‘Night Owl’ stamp teamed up with an inspiring sentiment from our Autumn release…


owl card | handmade | stamps | Visible Image | stempelfrida


Today I have a card with the beautiful owl from the autumn release of Visible Image for you. The card is quite wintry by the background, but the temperatures here in Germany are already around 0°C.




Just this morning I saw a very emotional message by a craft friend who said that she was overwhelmed by the many things she felt committed to, but now decided not to catch up, but move forward from now on. I think, this hits all crafters at some point that they are overwhelmed by the things that you think are expected by others. Our hobby should be relaxation and enjoyment. I wish you all that you always have fun crafting.

And if you should fall into a creative hole or you feel overwhelmed by the expectations, I wish you the strength for a new beginning!



I painted the background for my owl with acrylic paints. For the lines at the edges I used a posca pencil and a sacura marker. First I stamped the text with a greyish Distress Oxides colour and embossed it with transparent powder. Then I stamped the text again with Versamark leaving some space to the first impression and embossed it with a dark brown powder. To see it even more clearly, I reinforced some parts with a white marker. I stamped the owl in a brown tone and then coloured it with copics and polychromos. Then I fussy-cut it and attached it to my card with spacer pads.


Supplies

Visible Image Night Owl stamp set


owl stamp | flying | branch



Visible Image Brave and Strong stamp set


sentiment stamps | brave | strong | inspiring | positive


Stamp pads: Memento rich cocoa; Distress Oxides iced spruce; StazOn jet black; Versamark
Embossing powder: Rayher transparent / clear; Stempelträume Candy Braun 
Copics Y17, YR27, E41, E31, E33, E37, E59
Polychromos 103, 187, 180, 280, 177, 199
Posca dark brown
Sakura 0.8 
Acrylic paint



open your mind | new beginnings | card





What a fantastic card! You have coloured our owl stamp beautifully stempelfrida, and we love how you offset the sentiment giving it depth. Your snowy scene is perfect for a winter card. Thank you ♡

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Don’t Judge | Mental Health Awareness

Good Evening! We are here with our last inspirational post for today. Martha is here with an amazing card featuring our NEW ‘Don’t Judge’ stamps, and a brilliant tutorial video too…


The new autumn stamps release by Visible Image is just amazing and so inspiring


mental health awareness stamps | mindfulness | don't judge


I love mix and match old stamps with the new one, and so I created this card with the focal point from the ‘Don’t Judge’ stamp set, a man silhouette and lot of sentiment stripes from this set and from the ‘Somewhere In Time’ set, all this sentiments are in the background but also strike the man who is maybe overwhelmed inside and outside, but…ehi…don’t judge 🙂




Here the stamps and stencil used:


mindful stamps | mental health awareness | don't judge



smashed clock | stamp | time






courage | broken | live in the now | compassion | sentiment stamps



And here is the process video

 




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Wow this is such a fantastic card! Brilliant combination of stamps and some very clever stamping of the words! Your background and all your extra touches are awesome! Thank you for another really inspiring project and video Martha ♡

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Count Me In | Birthday Card

Hi! We have Judy Rozema up next on the blog today with a fantastic Birthday card featuring our awesome ‘Count Me In’ numbers stencil…


Hello friends!

Today I am sharing a card using a technique I learned from @understandblue at her October retreat. I have Brushos and Color Burst powders, but PaperArtsy Infusions are by far by favourite because of the walnut stain in each bottle.

I chose one of my favorite stencils from Visible Image, COUNT ME IN, and a sentiment from GO TO WORDS. I think they are perfect for each other!


numbers stencil | birthday sentiment | card


I used Magenta, Golden Sands, and a little Sunset Beach for my Infusions colors. You can see in THIS VIDEO, starting at 1:30 how this look is achieved.


For a little sparkle, I added some metallic thread along the bottom third of the card.

numbers stencil | birthday card | paperartsy infusions


Products Used:


sentiment stamps | must have | go to






We adore this card Judy, and you are so right this stencil is perfect for a Birthday card.. whatever the number might be! Loving this technique, your background is super stunning and the vibrancy of the yellow looks wonderful against it. Thank you 

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Santa Claus Card | Visible Image Stamps

Hello there! We have Nadine Carlier here on the blog today with a brilliant and fun card featuring our Santa Claus stamp set…

Can you believe Christmas is less than two months away? It will be here before we know it! I have put away all my Halloween card making supplies and have pulled out all my Christmas card making supplies. I have made a few Christmas cards already, but I need to get a lot more done. So get ready for a lot of Christmas card inspiration from me in the next few months.



The Santa Claus Stamp Set by Visible Image is such a fun stamp set. Instead of using the entire Santa image, I just stamped his legs with some VersaFine Clair in Nocturne and colored them in with Copic Markers. For the chimney, I stamped it two times using VersaFine Clair in Acorn but reversed the stamp, so the chimney was stacked up to be taller. Then I fussy cut out both of the images.



I used a Fantastix with some VersaFine Clair in Acorn to color in the white areas of the chimney. Then, I adhered Santas legs to the chimney.



Next, using the Visible Image Cosmic Skies Stencil I used VersaMark and pressed it over the stencil onto a white piece of cardstock.



Then sprinkled some Mboss Embossing Powder in white over it and heat set with my heat tool.



To color the background of the piece I just embossed, I sprayed some Fireworks! Spray in Paris Dusk and Fireworks! Spray in London Fog onto my craft mat and placed my embossed cardstock piece with the embossed side down straight into the liquid. Pressing it down to make sure that the spray fully covers the white cardstock and then carefully lift it up. Wipe the spray from the embossed areas and set aside to dry.



I stamped the Santa Claus sentiment using VersaFine Clair in Nocturne and used a Fantastix with VersaFine Clair in Glamorous to color it in. Once my card front piece was fully dry, I adhere it to my card front and attached the sentiment, Santa legs, and chimney to the front with some 3D Foam Squares.


Then, I used some DecoArt Snow-Tex around the bottom and top of the chimney, and on the Santas pant bottoms, I used some Radiant Neon Amplify in White.



For my final step, I decided to add some irRESISTible Pico Embellisher in clear to Santas boots and to the sentiment.



I then let everything dry, and my card was complete.


 

 





santa claus stamp



snow - galaxy- cosmic - stencil





This is such a clever and fun Christmas card! The snow looks fabulous and we love the gloss on the boots and sentiment!  Thank you Nadine ♡

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I Am Strong | Mindfulness Stamps

Hello! We have stempelfrida up next on the blog with a brilliant card featuring our NEW ‘Don’t Judge’ stamps which include positive sentiments like ‘I am strong’ and ‘Don’t Judge’…


I am strong – this is only one of the amazingly rich words, which can be found in the new release of Visible Image. I could not decide for a while, which one to start with, since there are so many wonderful statements. But my card of today should have the theme “I am strong”. 


i am strong | card | journal page


The card should simply show the strength and therefore it is rather simple, but striking in its design. I can imagine thousands of meanings for it and stories behind it and hope that you will also find yourself here.

How I made this card:


My main character is made from a dark piece of cardstock, which had some structure. After treatment with Gesso I achieved this special look.


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I stamped the person onto it with Ink on 3 and fussy cut it. Again, my Distress Oxides were used for staining the edges.


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The background of my card is a beige cardstock, which I treated with some Gesso. I used the stencil “Stars & Stripes” to create the stripes with Distress Oxides. I also dyed the edges of it with Distress Oxides. I coloured the outerlines in black with a pen. The text was made the same way.



For the splashes I took some ink from the Distress inks with a brush, added water and sprinkled it over the card.


I am strong | stamp | card | mental health awareness



Supplies


Stamps: Visible Image Don´t Judge


don't judge - I am strong - stamps


Stencil: Visible Image Stars & Stripes


stars and stripes stencil | USA flag



stamp pads: Ink on 3; Distress Oxides brushed corduroy, ground espresso, gathered twigs
acrylic paint
Staedtler Lumocolor B 






We really love the feel of your card stempelfrida, it is just perfect for this statement. Thank you ♡

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Typewriter Stamp | Stencilled Backgrounds

Hello and Happy Friday to you! We have lots of wonderful inspiration coming your way here on the blog today! First up is Giogiocraft with 2 brilliant cards featuring our typewriter stamp and sentiments from our ‘One Kind Word’ set on stencilled backgrounds…


typewriter stamp - stencils - card


I love old typewriter! Welcome to my new tutorial with Visible Image stamps: today I create a couple of simple cards using one of my favourite set One Kind Word.


I’ve made two versions, on white cardstock and using a book page:


typewriter stamp - stencil - handmade card



typewriter stamp



Tutorial:


Stamp on a piece of cardstock the typwriter from the set ‘One Kind Word’, stamp it also on scrap paper and cut it out.


typewriter_cardTuto1


with this one mask the typewriter


typewriter_cardTuto2


lay the stencil Geometric Maze and dab with a sponge several colours of Distress Oxides


typewriter_cardTuto3


typewriter_cardTuto4


lift up the stencil


typewriter_cardTuto5


add a sentiment, here I used the sentiment stamp set Own It!


typewriter_cardTuto6



for the second card I used the stencil Count Me In 

and a sentiment stamp from the typewriter set


typewriter_cardTuto7


typewriter cards - stencils - stamps - visible image



 

Face Stamp | Beautiful Soul

Good Evening! We have Ericka Strange here on the blog tonight with 2 incredible cards created with our gorgeous new ‘Beautiful Soul’ face stamp…


Thanks for stopping by and I hope you are having a wonderful day. Today I’m playing with the new release from Visible Image called Beautiful Soul. I love this set and the beautiful words it contains.


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I started by stamping the image on Bristol Smooth paper and gold heat embossing it.  My oldest daughter saw me making it and asked if I could use red on her hair and make the middle yellow. So I took out my Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers and used a variety of pink and reds to color her hair as well as yellows for the middle.


redstart


Once I was finished I used a sparkle pen on the hair to give it a little more shine. For the background, I blended Antique Linen Distress Oxide and a light Black soot on the edges. I heat embossed the sentiments in gold and added some sequins for some extra shine.


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I love this set so much that I had to make one with blue hair as well.


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I made this similarly to the one above. I used Bristol Smooth paper and heat embossed it with Silver. My youngest daughter, whose name is Elsa, saw the first card and wanted me to make her one, thus the “Let it Go” look.


I used Spectrum Noir Sparkle pens to color her hair and decided to add a little sparkly silver embossing to the middle of her hair. I then added some silver sequins I had in my stash to give her a more regal winter look.


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I finished by stamping the “Let it Go” with a Concord & 9th set Perfectly Penned and then used the other sentiments in the Visible Image set to add to her.


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Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful day!


Supplies


face stamp | beautiful soul




Oh Ericka we love these cards.. your colouring is beautiful and both girls look so striking! Thank you

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Steer Yourself | Car Stamp | Visible Image

Hi there! Heather Mitchell is here on the blog this morning with an awesome card featuring the car stamp and brilliant city skyline from our NEW ‘The Right Direction’ stamp set…

Hello everyone…

I know it’s been a while since I’ve done a Visible Image post and what better way to get back into it than with one of their new Autumnal releases. Now we all know Visible Image are known for being that little bit different from the usual stamp companies, they go that little bit quirkier I feel and aren’t afraid to be a bit ‘out there’.  The new Autumnal releases will blow your mind!!

We all have our favourites on the DT, obviously, and I have to say this one, The Right Direction, is one I was drawn to, whether it’s because my Dad had a black Capri when I was growing up, whether it’s the cityscape or I don’t know… but I am loving it!


I began this make by heat embossing the cityscape using Wow’s Metallic Silver Super Fine embossing powder onto watercolour card.  Using Distress Spray Stains, I dribbled ink to make the sky, wiggling it around and spritzing with a little water to get a funky background.



The embossing powder, once set, creates a barrier between the cityscape and the sky line so you can pretty much go nuts on the colours and it doesn’t seep into each other.



The cityscape was coloured using Derwent Intense pencils, using a dash of yellow to highlight.



To create a road for the car to sit on, I stamped the stem from the Imperfection is Beauty set and used the Intense pencils again for some colour. The sentiment, steering wheel and little cars around the edge were all heat embossed in black and the ‘Driver’ sentiment was embossed in the same silver as the cityscape.

With the car heat embossed in Wow’s Opaque Primary Cardinal Red and coloured using watercolours, I trimmed it and adhered to the card using foam tape and voila!



And here is the the fabulous new stamp set…

car stamp - city skyline - driver


A short and snappy post for today but I’ve got lots more makes up my sleeve!


Don’t forget to check out Visible Image over on Instagram and also the Visible Image Facebook Group for loads of inspiration and to see what everyone else is making with their stamps and stencils!


Catch you again soon… xx




This is a fantastic card Heather! Your sky is spectacular and the city skyline looks great embossed in silver against it! Thank you ♡

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Get Up | Dress Up | Face Stamp

Hello! We have Sharon Traynor here on the blog this evening with a fabulous card featuring our NEW ‘Beautiful Soul’ face stamp with our ‘Never Give Up’ sentiment…


Happy Monday!

I have some no-line colouring of a gorgeous image from the BRAND NEW RELEASE by Visible Image. She is an absolute dream to colour, if you like colouring, and she comes with so many gorgeous words too. The sentiment on this card is from a new set too.


Here’s how I made this DL card.


Take some Strathmore Toned Grey sketch paper and stamp the image onto it using a light grey ink.


I started with the face. Using some polychromos pencils and a very light touch I started to colour, adding white to the areas I wanted a highlight first (because you can’t really add a highlight afterwards). Then I added more colour moving from light to dark, adding a little blue to the darker parts.  I wanted to retain the look of hand colouring so the pencil strokes have not been completely blended in. I am still learning how to colour like this so I knew it wouldn’t be perfect, but I like the finished result.

polychromos pencils - face stamp


Next colour the hair. I used 3 colours for the hair, adding low-lights with the dark colour and highlights with the lighter colour.  Making sure the highlights don’t line up over every strand gives it a more natural look.

 



To finish the card I stamped a sentiment and some of the words along the edge, then doodled a border in between the stamped words with a black pen.


 

Stamps Used:


face stamp | beautiful soul | visible image



heartfelt sentiment stamps | visible image


Other Supplies:

Strathmore toned grey sketch paper, Memento london fog ink, Polychromos (101 white, 102 cream, 126 permanent carmine, 130 dark flesh, 131 medium flesh, 132 light flesh, 151 helio-blue reddish, 183 light yellow ochre, 187 burnt ochre, 283 burnt sienna), Versafine onyx black, stamping platform, black micron pen.


That’s it from me for now. Thanks for stopping by and I really hope to see you again soon.


Hugs,
Sharon xx




Sharon our Beautiful Soul looks absolutely stunning! Your colouring is wonderful.. thank you ♡

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Life Can Be Tough | Face Stamps

Hello! We hope you are having a great weekend! Stempelfrida is here on the blog today with a gorgeous card featuring our face stamps, with a sentiment from our NEW ‘Brave and Strong’ stamp set…


I am mega enthusiastic about the new words of the Visible Image Autumn release, and today I have combined an older set with “Life can be tough but my darling so are you”. Whoa!!!! What a wonderful source of inspiration for my card.



You may not believe it, which of the card was a challenge, but it is the face. First, how do I want the proportions? Because the eye stamp with the eyebrow and the mouth stamp, on which the nose is only indicated, are two stamps. Without having drawn anything from my face, it was not so easy for me to decide how big the distance should be. And then, of course, there’s the colouration. And there is almost nothing of the facial contour after stamping. Of course this offers you a white canvas for your artistic freedom. It was faszinating to see the woman under the pencils emerge. The colouration is done with copics and polychromos. The zipper is also coloured with copics and glued on the cut out face. I designed my background with acrylic paints.






Supplies

Brave and Strong


brave - strong - sentiment stamps




Don´t Judge


mental health - rubber stamps - mindfulness - don't judge - healing



Face it!




Stamp pads: Ink on 3
Copics 0, E51, E53, E55, E13, E15, E33, E04, T1, T4, T6, R85, R59, B0000, B12, B91, B04, B02
Polychromos 189, 131, 146, 120, 151, 199
Acrylic paint





How amazing is this card! So striking with a fabulous mix of stamps and such beautiful colouring. Thank you stempelfrida ♡

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Flying Owl Stamp | Visible Image

Hi there! It’s release day for our NEW stamps! Our Design Team are loving them so much, so we have loads of inspiration to share over the next few days! Lisa Taggart is here on the blog this evening with an incredible project featuring our gorgeous NEW flying owl stamp called ‘Night Owl’…


Hi there, how is everyone? What have you been creating? I’ve been very fortunate to be working on the new release autumn stamps from Visible Image. My sample today uses two sets.




I’ve used the following sets:


Night Owl


owl stamp - branch - moon



Deep in the Forest


forest stamp - trees - be resilient



The steps:


I began with another ink spray background.



I drew round a large die cut circle and painted it with white gesso. I then added soft pastel to create the moon shading.




I darkened the moon using pencils, my Stabilo charcoal pencil, paint pen and iridescent blue ink. I also later added soft pastel as a moon glow in blue/grey.



I stamped the owl on a separate piece of stamping card and coloured it with my zig clean colour watercolour pens. I then cut this out and lightened the edges using white gel pen.




I stamped the trees using the deep in the forest stamp and the branch from the owl set.



I added the owl, raised on a foam pad. I then added stars with my white pen. Finally I added stickles glitter around the owl and the moon for extra sparkle.



Till next time…


Lisa xx



Oh my! Just look at that sky! What fabulous colours and depth… the perfect night setting for our Night Owl stamp! Thank you Lisa ♡

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Erika’s Maple | Wall Hanging | Visible Image Stamps

Hi there! Sorry we have been neglecting our blog over the past week, it has been so busy with the launch of our new stamps and we have been beavering away packaging them all and shipping them off to our wonderful stockists! Our Design Team are absolutely loving our new stamp designs and we can’t wait to share with you what they have been creating!



Today we have Jane Tyrrell here on the blog with a gorgeous Autumn wall hanging created with our beautiful maple leaf stamp set ‘Erika’s Maple’…


Good Evening

I am excited to share my very first make with one of Visible Image’s brand new stamp sets:


Erika’s Maple


maple leaf stamp | grungy | visible image


This is a beautiful set and the moment I saw it I thought of making a wall hanging.  In the last few days I have witnessed the  changing colours of the leaves all around me and these also inspired my make.
On my walks to see my Dino Ducks (Egyptian Geese) I have been amazed to see how every few days the colours turn. If you say “autumn leaves” to someone I am sure most would think of dry brown leaves and indeed I remember them as just being golden and brown as a child. As our autumns are getting later and warmer we are beginning to see the colours which countries like America have always witnessed. Apparently because the leaves stay on the trees longer the sugars are activated by the sun and cause these colour changes. Only when the much colder weather arrives will they fall to the floor.I took a few photos of my favourites, this is a pin oak.



There is nothing like seeing the leaves against a clear blue sky.




I also loved this autumnal flower display I saw.




So fired with all these colours in my head I started making  some inky backgrounds and got ready to make my leaves. This one was made with distress sprays; candied apple, pine needles, mowed lawn and some splashes of tarnished brass.



I got out my trusty A tale of 2 cities and used some book pages. I added some gold embossing powder to some of the leaves.



I also stamped some onto plain card and added candied apple, gathered twigs and carved pumpkin orange distress ink.



I stamped and die cut the sentiment and added ink.



Finally I splattered on some tarnished brass ink with a brush



For the hanger I die cut some card using my largest circle die then drew round a larger plate and cut that out. I added some ink.



I suspended the sentiment inside using red gold edged thin satin ribbon.



Then I played with the placement of my leaves and put everything together and attached a twine hanger.



Here is my finished wall hanging..






I also photographed it on the back of a white door



with some close ups to show the detail in the leaves





and one last shot




This really is a wonderful new release and I am having such fun with them. I will be sharing more of my makes very soon.


Thanks so much for stopping by today.

Back soon.

Bye for now,
Jane x




Oh Jane this is absolutely beautiful! You have really captured the essence of Autumn with your mix of rustic and vibrant tones. Thank you so much! ♡

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A little bit broken | Mixed Media Tag #2

Hello! Mark is back with mixed media tag #2 of 3 which features our ‘Don’t Judge’ stamps with our ‘Atomic Flower’ stencil..

Tag #2


broken heart - stamp - safety pins - mixed media art

 

Here’s the video…

 

 

Close up’s…



 

Stamps:

don't judge - stamps - visible image - mindfulness


In a world where so many are struggling with their mental or physical health, and where social media can affect our mental wellbeing and confidence, these mindfulness stamps allow you to reach out to those in need, and to express yourself and your thoughts through creativity ❤️


Stencil:


flower - atom - stencil


This large atomic flower stencil creates a fabulous background for your projects!



Other Supplies Used:

Tag
White acrylic paint
DecoArt texture paste
Brusho powder paint: lemon
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide inks: spiced marmalade | candied apple | rusty hinge | black soot
Versafine black ink
Clear embossing powder
Heat tool
Pinflair 3D glue gel
Liquitex gold acrylic ink
Whiteout pen
Wire


If you missed tag #1 you’ll find it HERE!



Mark will be back with the video for tag #3 tomorrow!

 

Here’s a preview of all 3 tags together..


mixed media tags | visible image stamps



Our Autumn stamps release can be pre-ordered now with FREE Worldwide shipping under coupon code: AUTUMN

 

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Helen & Mark xx

 

Healing Takes Time | Mixed Media Tag #1

Hi there! Mark had a very busy Sunday getting painty and inky with some of our NEW stamps, and we are really excited to share the results. Mark filmed 6 hours of footage and is busy editing it down to 3 short videos showing how he created 3 mixed media tags which all feature our ‘Don’t Judge’ stamps.


Tag #1


healing takes time - stamp - rubber - mixed media tag



Here’s the video…




Close up’s…





Stamps:


don't judge - stamps - visible image - mindfulness


In a world where so many are struggling with their mental or physical health, and where social media can affect our mental wellbeing and confidence, these mindfulness stamps allow you to reach out to those in need, and to express yourself and your thoughts through creativity ❤️


Other Supplies Used:

Tag
White acrylic paint
PVA glue
Book page
Brusho powder paint: lemon
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide inks:
fired brick | picked raspberry | wilted violet | black soot | fossilised amber
Versafine black ink
Clear embossing powder
Heat tool
Collall 3D glue gel
Liquitex silver acrylic ink
black ink pen


Mark will be back with the video for tag #2 tomorrow!



Here’s a preview of all 3 tags together..


mixed media tags | visible image stamps



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Joy | Snow | Noel | Christmas Card

Good Evening, we are back, as promised, with some gorgeous Christmas card inspiration from Sharon Traynor featuring our Christmas Words Background stamp…


Hi!

I just couldn’t resist playing with some of the Christmas stamps and making a non-traditional coloured, sparkly holiday card.

As always, this is super-simple to make and only uses a few supplies too.


First, cut a panel of water colour paper, sprinkle on some brushos and spritz with water to move the colours around. Let it dry completely (ideally leave it overnight). In the photo below I made 2 backgrounds, one where I wet the water colour paper first (on the left – that one was used on a different card) and the other made with a dry background and spritzed after adding the brusos (on the right) that I used on this card.

brusho paint


Once it is completely dry, heat emboss the main ‘image’ i.e. the sentiment panel with a sparkly silver embossing powder. Next rub some clear versamark ink around the outside edges of the panel, sprinkle on the same embossing powder, but before heat embossing, rough up the internal edges with your finger for a more natural distressed look.


Stamp and heat emboss the holly leaf from the ‘Sentimental Christmas’ set, and fussy cut it out. Attach the water colour panel to a card blank and then add the holly leaf to the bottom right of the sentiments, making sure to curl the holly leaves.


On the inside of the card stamp the sentiment and stamp the holly leaf too, to tie it in with the front of the card.


This would be so easy to batch make too. I love that from a batch of brusho backgrounds, none of the cards would look identical, and if you changed the embossing powder too that would add even more variety.

christmas words background stamp - card

 

Stamps Used:



Other Supplies:

Watercolour card, Brushos (purple and emerald green), Versamark clear ink pad, Heat It Up! silver tinsel embossing powder white card.


Well, I hope you liked this card. It was fab to see you here today, and I do hope you’ll come back for a visit soon.


Hugs,
Sharon xx




Sharon this is so beautiful, the silver embossing looks wonderful against the vibrant colours! The inside of your card is gorgeous too.. Thank you ♡

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Skull Shadow Moon | Visible Image

Hello and Happy Monday to you! We have a real mix of inspiration coming your way today.. Halloween… Christmas… and NEW stamps! First up is Lisa Taggart with some incredible Halloween art work featuring our skull stencil…


Hello my friends it’s Visible Image day and today we are getting spooky! I’ve had a lot of fun creating this Halloween scene.


skull stencil - halloween card -  leave your fears behind



Here are the visible image products used:


skull stencil



trees stamp - forest - stay grounded



crow stamp - branch - leave your fears behind



The Steps:

Firstly an ink spray background dried and cut down to size.




I created a moon using white gesso.





Using the stencil I carefully sponged the image using distress oxide ink I then enhanced the stencilled image using inktense coloured pencils, a charcoal pencil and some more distress oxide ink.





I masked the moon and created some splatters using watered down white gesso.

I then began the stamping. I also gessoed the right side of the moon again as I wanted the eye sockets and nose to be the main dark areas. The hill was made through a torn copy paper mask and black ink.







I used all of the tree shapes for background interest. I highlighted parts with my white pen. For the foreground I used parts of the tree stamps ( small branches) from both stamp sets and pale distress oxide ink. I roughly drew in the grave stones using soft pastel and a black pen.

Finally I stamped the sentiment and later highlighted it in white.








The close ups:













You will find plenty more inspiration from the rest of the team and our group members on Facebook. Our friendly Group is here check it out for inspiration and support.


Till next time…

Lisa xx




Oh wow! What an incredible Halloween scene Lisa, the skull stencil looks fantastic in the moon, and your sky is gorgeous! Thank you ♡

You will find more of Lisa’s inspiring projects over on her blog.

 

Autumn Stamps Release | Visible Image

Hello! We are so excited to launch our new stamps for Autumn 2019! 🍂


These gorgeous stamps are available to pre-order now!
RELEASE DATE: Thursday October 31st


We have absolutely loved creating this release.. so we hope you love it too… 


Erika’s Maple
Gorgeous maple leaf stamps, and 3 smaller leaves enabling you to create a flurry of falling leaves, with some beautiful sentiments.

Erika’s Maple has been created in memory of our beautiful friend Erika Philpott 🍁


maple leaf - stamp - rubber - visible image



Night Owl
Introducing our handsome owl stamp.. Twit Twoo ❤️ 🦉
With inspiring words and some awesome background elements, these stamps are perfect for creating wonderful scenes.


owl - stamp - rubber - visible image



Deep in the Forest
This wonderful forest stamp can be repeated to create a longer line of trees, and stamped using 2nd and 3rd generation stamping to create perspective. The inspiring words compliment this stamp perfectly.


forest - trees - stamp - rubber - visible image



Beautiful Soul
This beautiful image is a really versatile stamp for card making and mixed media art. Stamp her in your journal and write your thoughts in her hair.. or just colour her fabulously!
This set includes some mindful sentiments too ❤️


woman - head - stamp - rubber - visible image



Don’t Judge
In a world where so many are struggling with their mental or physical health, and where social media can affect our mental wellbeing and confidence,
these mindfulness stamps allow you to reach out to those in need, and to express yourself and your thoughts through creativity ❤️


rubber stamp - don't judge - broken - healing - mindfulness - mental health




The Right Direction
These awesome car stamps, accessory stamps and positive quote are perfect for card making.. not just for ‘him’ but for anyone who loves cars!


car - rubber stamp - steer yourself - the right direction - visible image



Believe In Me
These empowering sentiment stamps will spread a little positivity through your handmade cards, journal pages and mixed media projects.


empowering - quotes - stamps - rubber - visible image



Brave and Strong
Heartfelt sentiment stamps which include words we all need to add to our handmade cards sometimes, for anyone going through tough times. Great for journaling too!


brave - strong - sentiment stamps - rubber - visible image



Brighten The World
Awesome creative quote stamps for anyone who loves creating with colour!


creative - quote - stamps - visible image



Mark and our amazing Design Team will be sharing their first cards and projects featuring these stamps over the next week…

we can’t wait to share them with you, so keep an eye out on our blog and social media!



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Helen & Mark xx


 

Entwined Butterflies | Stencil

Good Evening, we have the very fabulous Ericka Strange here to inspire you this evening with a beautiful card featuring our entwined butterflies stencil with a gorgeous sentiment…


Happy Monday! Its been a little gloomy here lately so I thought I’d brighten things up in the craft room with this Visible Image Entwined Butterflies stencil and Distress Oxides.



I love Distress Oxide blending on Bristol Smooth paper because it is so easy to get a nicely blended background. For this quick card I used Distress Oxide in Squeezed Lemonade, Lucky Clover, Peacock Feathers, and Wilted Violet.


stencilblending


Once the blending was done, I let it dry a bit so that I could heat embossed my sentiment without it sticking all over. I love this So Much Stronger Sentiment set from Visible Image and the fonts are so pretty.


closeup


I stamped the sentiment in Versafine ink and heat embossed it. To finish the card I used some Black Nuvo Drops.


stencilwsupplies


Have a wonderful day and I hope you have a chance to make some sunshine!


Squarebstencilup



Supplies:


entwined butterflies stencil



sentiment stamps - friends are angels





Ericka your background is stunning, what beautiful blending. Gorgeous choice of sentiment to compliment the butterfly stencil too 

You will find more of Ericka’s inspiring cards over on her blog.



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Helen & Mark xx

 

Searching The Skies | Christmas Card

Hello! We have our wonderful designer Lynda Hall here on the blog today with a stunning Christmas card featuring some of our Christmas Eve stamps…

Love it or hate it, there’s no denying the fact that Christmas is on the horizon now. The shops are beginning to sneak their festive goodies on the shelves, and us crafters are beginning to get organised for the season, and that includes me. I have been busy using the stunning Christmas stamps from Visible Image to create some cards.


I don’t know about you, but even though my kids are grown up and no longer believers, I still believe in the magic of Santa and find myself staring to the skies wishing for a glimpse of the big man’s sleigh. So today’s project was created with that in mind.


christmas card - sleigh - trees



I began with a piece of cardstock with a blue wash over it.


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I used a mask and gesso to create a moon and stamped the trees from the Christmas Eve set in Versafine Clair ink to create my scene, using 2nd and 3rd generation stamping to build depth.



I stamped and highlighted the sleigh, and  created a snowy effect using the elements stamps from the set and a splatter or two of white paint.  The sentiment is from the Sentimental Christmas set.



christmas card - handmade


Stamps Used:


Christmas Eve stamps - trees - sleigh



christmas sentiment stamps


If you love working with Visible Image stamps do come and share your makes over on the Facebook Group. We’d love to see them.


Lynda
x




This is such a gorgeous card Lynda, we love the texture across the moon and you have created wonderful depth with the trees! Thank you ♡

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Beautiful Chaos | Mixed Media Card

Good Evening! We have the fabulous Pauline here to inspire you with a gorgeous card featuring our hummingbird and creative chaos stamps…

Hi there,
 
I’m here with my latest project for Visible Image Stamps.
 
Today it’s a 7″ x 7″  mixed media card…

hummingbird stamp | mixed media card




Featuring..


Creative Chaos stamp set


grungy flower stamp



Life is Beautiful stamp set


hummingbird stamp



and the Meshing Around stencil


mesh stencil

 

 
My background was an A4 piece of Glossy Card, using Mustard Seed, Picked Raspberry and Salty Ocean distress inks to colour it, adding the ink separately onto my glass mat, spritzing with water, then pulling the card through it, adding more ink to cover the card as necessary.
 




I cut a piece off this coloured card, 6″ x 6″, then using the circle filler stamps from both sets, I stamped using the same Distress ink colours, as before.
 




I placed the stencil over the inked background, and added Cosmic Shimmer, Moonlight Pearl Luna paste through it. While this was drying, I stamped the Hummingbird with a Wow Embossing Pad, onto heat resistant acetate, and used Wow Ebony Embossing Powder, and heated. I fussy cut this, and used Acrylic paint on the reverse, and left to dry.



On a piece of Bockingford hot press water colour paper, I stamped the flowers, three large and three small, with Versafine Onyx Black ink, and heat embossed them with Wow Clear Holographic EP, I fussy cut them, then coloured them with Distress Ink, I also stamped some stalks, and embossed them again with the holographic EP, and fussy cut these too.
 



On the left over coloured glossy card, I stamped the sentiments with Versafine Onyx Black ink, and heat embossed them with Wow Holographic EP, then fussy cut them too.



I adhered all the components to the card, using 3D glue Gel for added dimension, then using a white pen, I highlighted the bird, and added Stickes for that extra bling.
 



Hugs,
Pauline xxxxx 




Pauline this is absolutely stunning! The translucent texture looks fabulous and the hummingbird is gorgeous on the acetate. The flowers look so gorgeous too! Thank you ♡

You will find more of Pauline’s fabulous cards and projects over on her blog.



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Beautifully Wicked | Halloween Card

Hello! We have lots more gorgeous inspiration here on the Visible Image blog today! First up today is the very fabulous Nadine Carlier, with a brilliant Halloween card featuring our Wicked Witch stamp…

Halloween is getting closer! So time to get those Halloween cards done like this beautifully wicked Halloween card that I made.


Halloween card - wicked witch stamp


Even though this Oz Wicked Witch Stamp Set by Visible Image goes with their Wizard Of Oz stamp collection, I thought it was perfect for a Halloween card too. I stamped everything out with Memento Ink in Tuxedo Black and colored them in with Copic markers.


 


Then I used the coordinating Oz Wicked Witch dies and my Gemini Jr. to cut out the images. Layered the images up on top of some patterned papers that I matted with black cardstock and also added a layer of some cheesecloth between them. Popped some of the images and layers up with some foam squares.





OZ Wicked Witch - stamp - rubber - clear


OZ Wicked Witch - dies - card making





Nadine what a fantastic Halloween card! We love the layers and the texture from the cheesecloth! Our wicked witch stamp has been coloured beautifully too!
Thank you ♡

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Love You Longer | Gelli Print Card

Hello! We are back with more awesome inspiration this afternoon! The amazing Stempelfrida is here with a superb card with a great mix of stamps and a wonderful gelli print background…


It’s time for my Visible Wednesday for you!

Do you know that: Actually you wanted to do something completely different…. but then something great came out of it. I want to be honest with you: That’s how it was with my card from today.


gelli print - water soluble crayons - visible image stamps


On Instagram there is currently a challenge from Brigit Koopsen with Gelli Plates. I’m really not an expert on this and so I’ve done a lot of things completely wrong with this card. But that led to a nice result. It was day 4 of the challenge on water soluble crayons. These should be used in the Challenge with the Gelli Plate. On the one hand, I worked with too much water with the chalks, so that they rather flowed and then I also applied too much acrylic paint. But, lo and behold, that also gave a great pattern. And so I was very happy with my background, even if you can’t see the actual intention with the chalks anymore.






In the background I then stamped the hearts from the stamp set “Have I told you” and drew a bit with my Poscamarker. By the way, I have become a really big fan of the Poscamarkers. The white one doesn’t come close to the opacity of the Signomarker in my opinion, but it also fulfils its purpose and the colour variety with Posca pens is great. You may know that they are also available with very different tips.



The sentiment!!!!!!!! Isn’t it beautiful? I know exactly who thought of whom when SHE created it, but it certainly hits many of us directly in the heart. I stamped it with the Ink on 3 stamp pad.




I had made a card last month with three figures. I had written there that I had made four, but didn’t need one of them. Now it came into play as a main actor. You can read here (CLICK) how I made it.


love you longer - sentiment stamp


Supplies


Visible Image Stamps:


Have I Told You




Tree of Life




Visible Image Stencil:


Stars and Stripes


 

Stamp pads: Archival Ink picked raspberry; Ink On 3 black out
Posca black, white, pink, apple green 
Gelli Plate
EFCO Decoupaste fein
Zickzack Schere / zigzag scissors 





Stempelfrida your print is amazing! Even if it is not how it was meant to be, we think it works so well with your card design.

The figure looks so striking in white against the colour, and the sentiment is gorgeous with him!
Thank you ♡

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Tiny Visual Journal | Mixed Media Art

Hi there! Up next to inspire you today is the fabulous Martha with a brilliant project and a new video…

visual journal

My previous project for Visible Image was an altered chewing gum box, as usual while working on a gelli plate I clean my brayer on a sheet of copy paper. So at the end of the project I found my self with a nice colored sheet of paper that I could not waste.



Here is the process video of what I created using some wonderful stamp sets by Visible Image:




Stamps Used:

Creative Chaos
Random Art of Kindness
De-stressed
Tree of Life
Wings of Change



art journal book - Visible Image stamps













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We adore this! It is just so cool! Thank you for another really inspiring project and video Martha ♡

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Look Forward | Tag | Visible Image

Good Morning, we have lots of inspiration coming your way here on the blog today! First up is Veerle with a beautiful and so inspiring tag featuring our look forward sentiment stamp..




Those wings… they were the first to jump right into my eyes when I saw the release of this set Faerie magic. They look perfect with the faerie but I already saw myself use them separately.

So I took out some stazon ink and a piece of sturdy plastic, cut them all out… and then just started playing with laying them out in different ways. Hmm maybe bring in a black circle… which was a bit too dark so I needed to break that up…





Never did I think that the wings would end up as flower petals on my first project using them ^.^
And of course I needed some words… No surprise when I tell you I didn’t need to look really hard to find those in all the perfect words Visible Image has do I ^.^


Sometimes life is fragile, but it is in full bloom and there is nothing better to do than to look forward. Find those golden spots when everything is dark, those are the ones that will pull you through <3



Stamps used:


mindfulness - stamps - rubber - positive quotes



fairy stamp - rubber - clear



inky - thorax - ribs - anatomy - stamps





This is so beautiful Veerle, we love how you always see the stamps in your own unique way.. thank you ♡

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Have you got your hands on our new Christmas stamps yet? They are selling fast and won’t be re-stocked again this year!


christmas stamps - rubber - clear



Hope to see you later!


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Just Be Happy | Splashed Ink | Cards

Hello! We have the awesome Giovanna (giogiocraft) here on the blog today with some gorgeous ‘happy cards’ featuring silhouette stamps and vibrant ink splashes!

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Ehehhe these cards just make me smile! To make the ‘splashy’ effect you need a siringe or a straw, and then have fun 🙂


The stamp set I used is Tomorrow Doesn’t Exist


happy - jumping - girl - rubber stamp



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And I also inked the sentiment stamp Voices In Your Head


quirky sentiment stamps - rubber



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TUTORIAL:

Mix  some crystal powder  and a bit of water (this technique works pretty well also with acrylic paints and watercolours)


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aspirate with syringe (just a little bit)


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then put your card in a box to protect all around you and with a swift movement of your hand empty the syringe


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if you don’t have a syringe you can use a straw blowing the mist around


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when dry add a stamped image and a sentiment


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happy cards - silhouette stamps - inky - Visible Image



 

We love these cards Gio! You can’t help but smile looking at them! Thank you for brightening our day ♡

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Halloween Tag | Guardian Angel Stamp

Hi there! We have the super talented Jane Tyrrell here on the blog today with a fantastic Halloween tag featuring our Guardian Angel, moth and skull stamps…



Well here we are in October, racing towards the final months of 2019. It is time for my Design Team make today for Visible Image, and I decided that I should make a start on my Halloween tags I make for my big and little babies!


Now this is not supposed to be at all morbid but I really enjoy walking through our parish church graveyard. I appreciate that it is where souls are buried, but I think it is also a celebration of their lives rather than a focus on their death.  On a walk a few weeks back I spotted some awesome guardian angels on some of the gravestones.



The graveyard is a haven for Mother Nature and wildlife, and is a such a peaceful spot to reflect in. The light which shines in through the trees is so very peaceful and uplifting.




For my project own “Guardian angel” project I decided that I would use my Guardian Angel stamp


guardian angel - rubber stamp

together with some stamps in the Glimmer of Light set


moth - rubber - stamp - lightbulb


This is what I got up to…


I stamped the angel onto a piece of black card altered with distress oxide and cut it out.



 I stamped and embossed some of the moths on acetate, cut them out and added gold Glamour dust to the underside of the wings.



I sprayed a mix of pewter distress spray and yellow brushos and pixie powders onto watercolour card and die cut a tag.



I stamped some bulbs, colouring one of the filaments in red and also stamped and cut out half of the sentiment.



I added a mixed media gothic die cut to the tag, rubbing on some metallic gilding wax for some detailing.



I also added a spider’s web for effect and distressed the edges.



Then it was time to put my design together and add a black card border just to focus the detail. I also used one of the small skulls from the Mr Bone Jangles set which I stamped onto a book page and cut out.



Here is my finished tag..


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With some close ups of the details..


 



And one last shot..



Thanks so much for stopping by today and taking a walk with me through my local very positive, inspiring graveyard. In all situations, as the sentiment states, “there is always a glimmer of light”.


Back soon.


Bye for now,
Jane x




What an awesome tag Jane! These stamps all work so well together, and it’s great to see the inspiration behind your project. Thank you ♡

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Christmas Eve Stamps | Visible Image

Hello! We have some beautiful Christmas inspiration for you today, courtesy of the incredibly talented Lisa Taggart, featuring our Christmas Eve stamps…


Hello my creative friends. It’s my day at Visible Image stamps today and I’ve decided to share the first of my Christmas samples using the latest fabulous New release Christmas stamps  …Visible Image really have got Christmas covered this year!




Here are the sets that I’ve used:


Christmas Eve


Christmas tree - stamp - sleigh



Sentimental Christmas


christmas sentiment stamps



Here are the steps


I’ve mixed ink sprays; ink pads and gesso along with my usual highlighting tricks!


First an ink spray print.






Then some drawing and masking followed by some gesso painting.








I used ink pads and makeup brushes to paint in the shadow details of a moon and foreground.




Then the stamping, remembering that images further away are paler in shade and colour. Strokes of distress oxide across the trees create the illusion of mist. The sentiment was also added.




The small details were stamped and then coloured in white and yellow. Glitter glue touched here and there. The edges were also darkened.










You will find plenty more inspiration from the rest of the team and our group members in the Visible Image Facebook group. Check it out for inspiration and support!


Till next time..

Lisa xx




Woweeee this is absolutely stunning Lisa! You have really captured the magic of Christmas Eve with your wonderful depth, shading and highlights! The mist across the trees is amazing too! Thank you ♡

You will find more of Lisa’s inspiring projects over on her blog.

 

Hope | Art Journal Page

Good Evening, we have our wonderful Veerle here on the blog to inspire you today with a gorgeous watercolour art journal page featuring our ‘Hope’ sentiment stamp…


art journal page - butterfly stamp - hope - sentiment



butterfly rubber stamp - grunge - transform



peace - love - hope - christmas - stamps - rubber



Now who says Christmas stamps can only be used on Christmas projects? I loved this set the moment it was released and I still do. And you want to know why? Well, maybe you can guess… Yes indeed… those words ^.^ And today I’m using one of them on an art journal page, showing you that Santa doesn’t need to be flying by in his slay to go ahead and use them ^.^ I took out some watercolors ( duh) some pastes and my art journal and even a second set of beautiful Visible Image stamps…



Enjoy the video!





So… tell me, what page would be in your art journal?












Thank you Veerle, this is a wonderful art journal page! We love your contrasting circles, and fabulous texture… we could watch you create with water colour all day long ♡

We love the black butterfly edged in silver…

You’ll find so many inspiring projects and videos over on Veerle’s blog.



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Darkest Moments | Moth Stamp

Hello! We have come out the other side of our home and office move and we survived!!! We are loving Visible Image’s new home and can’t wait to bring you loads of new videos and inspiration! We have the super talented Judy Rozema here on the blog today with a gorgeous mixed media card which is perfect for Autumn, with burnt oranges and reds and our moth stamp which kind of fits with Halloween…


Today I am sharing a fun Mixed Media project using Glimmer of Light. It was especially fun, because whatever happened, even if it didn’t work out like I thought it might, I just kept playing and adding, and ended up with a project that I love.






I first chose one of my monoprints that I made this summer with my sister. I used Liquitex paint and my GelPress for that. The second step was to use DOX ink in Squeezed Lemonade and the Two Tone Stencil (dots) and blend the ink randomly through the stencil using my small brush from my Life Changing Brushes. Paint and DOX don’t mix well as far as drying ability, so I embossed the dots with WOW! Clear Embossing Powder. I stamped the hanging lights in VersaFine Clair Nocturne, and embossed those with Clear EP.


The moth was stamped on a “brayer cleaning sheet” (just rolling to get paint off during printmaking) with Nocturne ink, and then embossed with Clear EP. I fussy cut him out, and popped him up with Foam Mounting Tape.



I stamped the sentiment in two corners of the panel (Melon Mambo Ink/Stampin’ Up!), and then sponged in color around the edges of the entire cardstock piece. I colored the bulbs with a Y06 Copic marker, and added Diamond Stickles to the electrical centers. I mounted it on a black cardstock panel, and then a gold cardstock panel. I finished the edges with sponging on Delightful Dijon ink (Stampin’ Up!).



The inside of the card was stamped in Melon Mambo and Nocturne ink for a dual mixed media look.


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Did you notice the skull on the moth’s body? It’s a Death’s-head hawkmoth. Cool, huh? There are three different kinds out in the world, but here is a picture of one of them (Wikipedia):




Products Used:


moth stamp set - darkest moments - glimmer of light - quote - words



two tone - stencil - dots - squares



Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you enjoyed this step-out tutorial!


moth stamp | mixed media card





What a great card Judy.. your background is awesome! Loving the texture! Thank you

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Altered Chewing Gum Box | Stencils | Stamping

Hello and Happy Friday to you! Martha is here on the blog today with a fantastic project featuring lots of our stencils and stamping…

altered chewing gum box | stencils | stamping


I’m so happy to post my first project as a regular DT member at Visible Image
I love working in small scale, and so I ended up with an altered chewingum box



I’ve used lots of stencils:

Ink Swirls
Collision
Two Tone
Fibres
Strobes

and stamps:


Creative Chaos
Random Art of Kindness


and my loved gelli plate 🙂



Below some details and the process video


 

 

 

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Martha what a brilliant idea! We love your altered boxes, they are so cute. Thank you for the wonderful inspiration and great video! ♡

You can find more of Martha’s gorgeous projects on her blog.

 

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Listen to your Imagination | Lightbulb stamp

Good Morning! We have Macarena here on the blog today with a fabulous card featuring our light bulb stamp and our brilliant numbers stencil…




Oh no! Not bulbs again! 🙂
I’m wondering what Freud would say about it…



Anyway, I’m not going to stop using them, lol.
This one was made for a Birthday of a very talented designer…
To keep it masculine I created an electric garden with bulb-flowers.
Yeah, it can be weird but I hope he likes it.



1. Embossed the background with a stencil.
2. Used the same stencil and a black paint to make the background.
3. Gave a touch of blue and green here and there.
4. Used the flower as leaves, colored it in green and cut out.








Used Visible Image products:





Wow! We love your electric garden! Your stencilled background looks awesome, and the light bulbs are so striking against it. Great mix of stamps to create your sentiment too! Thank you Macarena ♡

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Life is Beautiful | Handmade Card

Good Evening! We hope Monday has been gentle with you. Nadine Carlier is here to inspire you today with a gorgeous floral card…

Hello crafty friends! Today I am sharing a bright and inspirational card I made. I had a lot of fun making this card and I love how it turned out.

 

 

Below is a video tutorial showing how I created my card.

 

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I love the Visible Image ‘Random Art Of Kindness’ Stamp Set, actually I love all of their stamps. The only thing that I don’t like, is how hard it is to choose which stamps I want to use.

 

Check out the close-ups of my card below….

 

 

 

 


kindness stamp | flowers



hummingbird stamp





Thank you Nadine, what a fabulous card! Love the Autumnal colours and we LOVE Brushos! ♡ Thanks for your brilliant tutorial video too! All that fussy cutting was so worth it, the end result is awesome!

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Mixed Media Christmas Card | Visible Image

Hi! We have Heather here on the blog this morning with a gorgeous mixed media Christmas card featuring stamps from our awesome ‘Christmas Chaos’ stamp set…


Hello everyone,

I’m here today sharing a Christmas make for Visible Image.  I’ve used the fabulous Christmas Chaos and the Christmas Backgrounds sets which are just brilliant especially if you like grungy makes like I do!


mixed media Christmas card


I kept the background for this card nice and simple, using Distress Oxide’s to create a traditional coloured background to which I added Paperartsy’s Infusions to give a little more depth and then spritzed with some shimmer spray for some glitz.



For the Tree, I coloured some card using Distress Oxide’s again and then heat embossed the beautiful Christmas text using Wow’s Metallic Gold powder to give a rich, warm colour.  Over this I stamped the tree outline from the Christmas Chaos set and fussy cut it out.



I’ve heat embossed the star image three times onto gold card and trimmed two and then trimmed just the star.



After adding foam dots to one of the images and to the trimmed star (so I can layer it up over the top of the tree) I’ve popped this to one side to add some dyed cheesecloth.



The cheesecloth was dyed using Distress Spray Stain and I used the Candied Apple red to match the background of the card. I didn’t want it to stand out too much, just provide a hint of texture under the tree.



The cheesecloth has been glued into place and then the tree added over the top with foam dots behind it.  I added two dots stacked together in the middle of the tree and just one on the outer edges as I wanted a curved look rather than just a flat finish.



For the sentiment, I ripped two sections of vellum and stamped on the top one before stapling it in place and winding round some twine.  This was them matted onto gold card (same card as I stamped the stars onto) and adhered to a card blank.

Fairly simple card for me and it’s a traditional card with a modern edge, if you get me.


Here are the gorgeous Visible Image stamps I’ve used for this make…

Christmas tree stamp | grunge | grungy

 

Christmas words background stamp

 

Don’t forget you can get all the latest Visible Image news, and inspiration from the Design Team by joining our Facebook group! Some lovely (and might I add super talented ladies) guest designers have joined us on the permanent DT and are making some amazing projects so keep an eye out for them!


That’s all from me today but I’ll be back soon!

H xx



This is such an awesome Christmas card Heather! Our tree looks so striking against your red background, and we love how you’ve embossed the Christmas Words background onto it, and the fabulous cheesecloth texture behind it.  Stunning! Thank you ♡

You will find more inspiring projects from Heather over on her blog.


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One Kind Word | You Are Loved

Good Evening! Ericka Strange is here on the blog today with an amazing card featuring the typewriter stamp and sentiment from our ‘One Kind Word’ stamp set…




Happy Wednesday! Today I’m playing with some alcohol ink and the One Kind Word set from Visible Image. The sentiments in this set are awesome and I love how some of them fit in the typewriter paper.


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typewriter rubber stamp


I started my card by using a background I had previously made with alcohol ink. I love making backgrounds and have a huge stash and thought this one with the rainbow of colors would go perfectly. I wanted some gold accents on the background, so I used Deco Foil Liquid adhesive and applied gold foil to it which added some beautiful gold lines.


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I stamped the sentiment on vellum with Versamark ink and gold embossed it. Originally, I had stamped the typewriter image on the background with Versafine ink and clear heat embossed it. I felt that the detail of the stamp got lost in the busy background, so instead, I stamped the image on some white paper with Versafine ink and clear heat embossed it. I also added the “You Are Loved” in Versamark ink and gold embossed it to match the sentiment above.


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I fussy cut out the typewriter image and used foam tape to adhere it to my background over my stamped image. This helped the typewriter stand out and also gave the card more dimension.


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Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a chance to spread some kindness today!




Wow what an incredible background! The touches of gold look so striking against the vivid colours. Loving the sentiment embossed onto velum too! Thank you Ericka 

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Art Rebel | Cards for Men

Good Evening! Lynda Hall is here on the blog this evening with a brilliant card featuring our ‘Art Rebel’ stamps…

My three month stint as a guest designer for Visible Image came to an end in August, but I am delighted to be able to say that they have invited me to create as a member of the main DT. An offer like that I simply could not refuse as I have had the BEST time over the last few months using their amazing stamps and stencils. What an honour!


So, here is the first project of my new term. I am really feeling vibrant colours at the moment and the brilliantly quirky Art Rebel just lent himself to some neons. He’s so much fun don’t you think?


cards for men | masculine stamps



Here are my steps:

I stamped the main image onto a mop up piece of card and used Amsterdam acrylic ink to paint the glasses. When that was dry I used a mask to stamp on top of them.



I used Dylusions spray ink and Versafine Clair to create a background, along with Count Me In stencil.



Once dry, I stamped and coloured areas with Posca pens.


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I used acrylic ink on card to make mounts for the focal image, and stamped out the sentiment from The World Needs Art set to finish.




Visible Image Products Used:









Thanks for popping by. I’ll be back with more projects soon.
Lynda
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This is such a brilliant card Lynda, awesome background for our Art Rebel and the quote goes perfectly with him! Thank you ♡

You will find more inspiring cards and projects from Lynda over on her blog.



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Altered Book Cover | Learn To Fly Again

Good Morning! We have giogiocraft here on the blog today with an inspiring project featuring stamps from one of our older (but still fabulous) sets, which has the beautiful sentiment ‘take your broken wings and learn to fly again’…


altered book cover | rubber stamps


I have a big news: I am happy to announce I am part of the Visible Image Design Team, their stamps and stencils are so inspiring! And today I use a couple of them to embellish a book cover (I altered dozens of them until now, I confess)

I inked for the first time the set Learn To Fly Again, so meaningful


hand stamped book cover


And I had some fun making a couple of pendant out of acetate and wire


handmade pendants | rubber stamps | feather


The focal point  with the sentiment:


learn to fly again - sentiment stamp



Tutorial:


I stamped on cardstock the sentiment and cut it out. Then I sponged through Strobes stencil with yellow Distress Oxide.

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I glued the cardstock to a piece of wire and filled with Glossy Accents.


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In the meantime I glued a book page to the book cover and then I sponged it  with Distress Oxide through Distorted Chess and Time Tunnel stencils.


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I stamped more details from the Learn To Fly Again set. I glued the focal point and I attached the handmade embellishments to the spine.


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rubber stamping | inspiration | visible image



Products used:


feather stamp | learn to fly again | rubber stamp



grungy background stamps | distressed dots | grunge edge | rubber stamps



spiral stencil



chess stencil




Gio this is awesome! We love your handmade pendants, and what a great idea to create your embellishment with wire and glossy accents! Thank you for the wonderful inspiration ♡

You can find more of Gio’s inspiring projects over on her blog.



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Have a good day!

See you later.

Mark & Helen xx

 

Don’t Let Someone Dim Your Light | Moth Stamp

Hi there! We hope you had a great weekend. We have so much inspiration to bring you here on the blog this week. We are kicking off with a vibrant card from Pauline Butcher featuring our amazing moth stamp…

Hellooo,
 
It’s my turn to share a card I’ve made using some of the awesome stamps available from Visible Image.


moth - lightbulb - rubber stamp
 


The stamps I have used on this 6″ x 6″ card are from:


ripple - rubber stamp


My background was achieved by randomly blending Distress inks: Mustard Seed, Picked Raspberry and Salty Ocean, before flicking a little water over it to bleach the colour out. I then blended Chipped Sapphire around the edges, and again blended a touch of Black Soot, just on the very edges.

I stamped with the large circular stamp out of the ‘Ripple Effect’ set, after I used masking tape across the middle of the stamp, and then another piece of tape to mask off half the stamp again, meaning that I was only stamping with a quarter of the stamp, and some gold ink to give a subtle sparkle. I did this four times.
 



On a separate piece of white card, I stamped the moth, light bulbs and sentiment, fussy cutting them and colouring them with my Clean Color Brush Pens (I left the sentiment white, but went around the edges with my yellow pen). I adhered these to my background with 3D glue Gel. When the glue was dry, I stamped the smallest moth three times, then used a Sakura sparkle pen and a white pen to add some highlights, and of course Stickles to finish it off!
 


 


Hugs, Pauline xxxxx 



Thank you Pauline this is such an awesome card! Love the subtle gold rings around the light bulb and the gorgeous colours! ♡

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Butterfly Stencil | Wall Art | Visible Image

Good Evening! Sharon Traynor is here on the blog today with a gorgeous piece of wall art created with our Butterfly Ink stencil and some time themed stamps…

Today I have some home decor for you in the shape of a picture that I made with some Visible Image stamps and a stencil. I hope this little project will make you look at your stamps and stencils in a different way so that you can create some art for your walls too.




This is such an easy make and as soon as you put it into a picture frame it focuses the eye into the little piece of art.


To make this:


Take some perspex and add some distress ink to it. Spritz with water and smoosh it down onto some white card. Dry the card with a heat tool, then mop up any inky drops left on the perspex and dry the card again.


Repeat the process and then on the last time you dry, add drops of water too.The card should end up looking something like this.


Now swap the distress ink for distress oxides in the same colours. Stamp the time swirl from the Ahead Of Our Time stamp set several times inking up different parts of the swirl with different colours of ink.


Repeat the process ( I ended up stamping it 3 times) and also stamp some of the birds from the same stamp set in random places too. Set aside to completely dry.


Once dried, attach the butterfly ink stencil over the top and ink through with clear versamark ink. Remove the stencil and heat emboss with a clear sparkly embossing powder.


Blend all over the card with black soot distress oxide ink. The sparkly embossing powder acts as a resist, and you can clean it up at the end by rubbing over it with a cloth.



Put it into a picture frame and proudly display it in your home. You can see from the 3 complete pictures that I have added to this post that it looks good against a black area, a white area or just displayed on top of a shelf/dresser.



Stamps and Stencil Used:


            


Other Supplies:

Distress Ink and Distress Oxide ink in the same colours (peacock feathers, picked raspberry, wilted violet), Versamark clear ink, WOW! clear sparkle embossing glitter, white card, picture frame.


Thanks so much for stopping by. I do hope to see you again soon.


Hugs,
Sharon xx




What a fabulous way to brighten up a wall Sharon! We love the time spiral inside the butterfly, it looks so cool, and that sparkle is stunning! Thank you ♡

You will find more of Sharon’s wonderful cards and projects over on her blog.


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Memories Tell Our Story | Guardian Angel Stamp

Hello! We have Stempelfrida here on the blog today with a gorgeous card featuring our Guardian Angel stamp with our beautiful ‘Special Memories’ sentiment…


It is with great pleasure to show you this card today. Because, …..after my 3-month guest design time at Visible Image I was invited to join the main design team, hooray!!!!!!! From today on I will have a “Visible Wednesday” every other Wednesday for you, so to speak 🙂


special memories sentiment stamp - guardian angel


I made the background for my card with the Gelli Plate and the Fibres stencil from Visible Image. In the middle it looks like there is no colour, but this is a trick: I used white acrylic paint there. It creates, for example, space for the text that I stamped with Versamark on it and embossed in black.












I stamped the angel from the set guardian angel with Memento and coloured it with Copics. Then I cut it out by hand. I did the same with the leaves. The drops on the leaves are Glossy Accents. On my background I added a few drops with Nuvo Drops. Some of them are translucent. At the edges I have torn off my background. The white dots on the card base are made with a marker.




Visible Image Supplies


Guardian Angel stamp


tree of life stamp


inspiring words quotes sentiment stamps


fibres - waves - underwater- stencil



Other Supplies

stamp pads: Memento tuxedo black, Versamark
embossing powder: Print Art detail black
Copics E00, E31, E55, E87, V01, V06, V09, BG10, BG23, BG15, BG49
Polychromos 101, 103, 132, 119, 133, 249, 180, 154, 156, 153, 155, 149
Signomarker white
Nuvo Jewel Drops: key lime
Nuvo Crystal Drops Gloss: blue babe
Glossy Accents



guardian angel stamp - special memories sentiment




Stempelfrida this is stunning! Your background looks amazing, we love how your gelli print came out! This sentiment is beautiful with our Guardian Angel stamp ♡  Thank you!

You can find more of Stempelfrida’s wonderful inspiration on her blog.



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Mark & Helen xx


 

A Little Bit of Faerie Magic | Fairy Stamp

Good Morning! Lisa Taggart is bringing some magic to the blog today with a stunning project featuring our gorgeous fairy stamp..


Hello my friends, today I have some Faerie Magic for you Visible Image style! And what a versatile and magical set it is!


fairy stamp - fairy card



fairy stamp - faerie magic - rubber stamp


There are so many gorgeous elements to this fairy stamp set, I felt it could totally be used as a stand alone set.


To create the background no magical scene would be complete without a bit of sparkle. I combined some spectrum noir sparkle ink with an aqua and white mica spray on to white stamping card.






I stamped the fairy stamp and some of the elements on top of the background. Then on to a similarly inked piece of scrap I stamped the faerie, wings and circles for cutting and layering on top.












Once the elements were cut out and paper pieced on top I added the colouring finishing touches using watercolour and paint pens. I used a white gel pen to create highlights and a little watered down white gesso around the circle orbs to create the impression of light. Using the craft knife I inserted a couple of slots either side of the main image to glue in the wings and then stamped the sentiment.








The art work was mounted and a few glitter highlights added.




The close ups:








I hope you like it!

Lisa xx



Lisa this is stunning! The depth of colour and the sparkle are incredible! Perfect for our faerie! Thank you ♡

You will find more of Lisa’s inspiring projects over on her blog.

 

Fragile Summer | Butterfly Stamp | Visible Image

Hello! Jane Tyrrell is here to inspire you today with a stunning card she created for a feature in Craft Stamper magazine. Jane’s card features stamps from our ‘How Fragile’ and ‘Wings of Change’ stamp sets which work so well together…


Good Evening

I thought that today it would be good to share a card I made for the Craft Stamper magazine July edition, when summer was still in full swing. It still feels like summer in my garden and my buddleia is still blooming beautifully. I even spotted this gorgeous butterfly at the weekend, which I quickly snapped with my camera.




I was asked by Visible Image to design a summer card for the magazine and I chose to use the Wings of Change stamp set. Such a fab butterfly set! I called my card “fragile summer” in honour of how fragile the life of a butterfly is.


grunge - butterfly - stamp


These are some of the colours I associate with summer and I chose for them for my palette.



I added some drips of water to my background and then added some background stamping using the Organics set to make some branches.


ink splat - stamp - blown ink


I stamped using green versamark clair ink.



I stamped some more butterflies and coloured them with the same distress oxide colours. I then added a wink of Stella for sparkle and then Crackle Accents to give some more fragility.



I wanted the butterflies to emerge from my card so I stamped and gold embossed the cracked glass from the “How Fragile” stamp set

cracked glass - stamp - how fragile we are


and cut an opening for a butterfly to emerge from



I also used some beading wire to fashion a set of antennae



and stamped, highlighted and distressed the words.



Here is my finished card..


summer card - butterfly stamp - how fragile we are



and some close ups..








and one last shot…


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Thanks for stopping by today.


Back soon.


Bye for now,

Jane x




Jane this is absolutely gorgeous! We love your design of the butterfly coming out through the cracked glass, and such fabulous summer colours too. Thank you ♡

You will find more of Jane’s inspiring cards and projects over on her blog.



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Our Amazing Design Team | Visible Image

Hi there! We are very excited to reveal our amazing Design Team line up for the next 6 months!


We are so thrilled that our super talented existing designers will all continue to inspire you every week with their incredible cards and projects…


Pauline Butcher









Veerle Moreels









Jane Tyrrell









Lisa Taggart









Sharon Traynor









Eileen Godwin









Heather Mitchell









And we are so excited to welcome to the team some of the incredible ladies who have been guest designing for us over the summer…



Judy Rozema









Giogiocraft









Macarena









Nadine Carlier









Martha Ponsanesi









Lynda Hall









Stempelfrida









Ericka Strange









Karen Telfer









Woweee what a line up! We are feeling so lucky to be working with all these talented ladies!


Every day we will bring you new inspiration featuring our stamps and stencils, from clean and simple cards to full on mixed media master pieces and everything in between!! We have so many wonderful projects to share with you over the coming weeks!



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We will be back later with a gorgeous card from Jane Tyrrell to kick off this week’s inspiration.



Thanks for visiting our blog today, we hope to see you back here soon.

Helen & Mark xx


 

Tree of Life Stamp | Handmade Card

Hello! So sorry we have been neglecting our blog lately.. but we are back and we have loads of gorgeous inspiration to share with you from our amazing Design Team and wonderful guest designers! Pauline Butcher is up first, to inspire you with a fabulous card featuring our Tree of Life stamps…

Hi there,
 
I’m sharing a new creation I’ve made using a couple of awesome ‘Visible Image’ Stamps.
 


tree of life stamp
 


The stamps I have used are:


Tree of Life 


tree of life - stamp



and the sentiment from Just Breathe.


anatomy stamp - breathe

 
I started with some black card, on which I stamped and heat embossed the tree with Wow Fluorescent Green Embossing Powder. I then stamped and heat embossed the smaller leaf from the set, with clear embossing powder.

Using a white pencil, I scribbled the ground around the tree, and gently shaded a moon behind the tree. Using a Glitter Pen, I coloured in the tree leaves, and added touches of glitter to the other leaves.



I had a piece of card left over from a session doing the shaving foam technique, and stamped the human figure twice onto it, and fussy cut them. I then stamped two more, one on blue card and one on pink card, and again fussy cut them.


I finished it off with the sentiment, stamped and heat embossed in black powder, then added some Stickles for that bit of sparkle!


Hugs, Pauline xxxx



Wow what an awesome card Pauline! Your embossed leaves look stunning and the figures look so striking in those vibrant tones! Thank you ♡

You will find more of Pauline’s gorgeous cards and projects over on her blog.



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Mark & Helen xx


 

Stay Mindful | Handmade Card

Hello and Happy Sunday to you! We hope you have a relaxing day planned, or can at least squeeze in a little time just for you ♡ Jane is here today with a gorgeous card featuring our ‘Mindful Moments’ stamps…

Good Morning

Today’s project showcases the  Mindful Moments stamp set. I decided to be use the summer sunshine and enjoyment of sandy beach holidays for my inspiration.
What is better than the sun shining at the seaside?


We will be back here in September and I can sit and be mindful of the blessings I have in my life.

Our beloved Rhodes..



This is the fab set which has lots of great accessory stamps and sentiments to use both for cards, tags, mixed media and journalling.


mindfulness - stamps - meditation - yoga - let go - calm



I also used one of the sentiments from the Look Forward with Hope stamp set


Hope - sentiment stamps - inspiring quotes


I used PaperArtsy infusions to create my background and then stamped the sentiment.



I added some mustard seed Oxide ink to tone things down a little



and stamped the sun into the corner.


I used the oxide to colour the centre of the sun


I die cut an ornate frame in gold


Next I stamped the main image and some of the flowers onto acetate coloured with alcohol inks and cut them out.


 I also stamped “let go” onto yellow vellum



Then it was time to put everything together.



Here is my finished card…


mindfulness card - yoga - meditation - stamp



with some close ups…






and one final shot…



Thanks so much for stopping by today.

Back soon.


Bye for now,
Jane x




Jane this is absolutely stunning! These stamps look fabulous stamped on acetate, and the die cut frames her beautifully ♡ Thank you!

You will find more of Jane’s inspiring cards and projects over on her blog.



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Mark & Helen xx

 

Through The Storm | Handmade Card

Hello! Guest Designer Lynda Hall is here on the blog today with a gorgeous card featuring one of our newer sentiments, written by Helen, called ‘You’ll get through this storm’…


Wow it’s just come across really stormy here in Hampshire this afternoon and the heavens have opened. A perfect moment to be sharing this card for Visible Image.


you'll get through this storm - card



I created this from a mop up card that I had from a previous project, using Amsterdam acrylic ink. The combination of blues and greys just screamed ‘sea’ to me.

 


I used the ‘strobes’ stencil and swiped some gesso through it to give a white base for some rays of sunshine.



I swiped yellow and orange paint over the top when dry, and stamped and heat embossed the sun from the ‘Look Forward With Hope’ set in the centre.



I stamped some clouds from the same set, and painted with acrylic ink. For this I used my stamping platform, as once I had painted I wanted to re stamp the detail over the top.



I added some waves with paint to create the stormy sea.



The final step was to stamp the sentiment  and fussy cut some paper boats from the ‘Destination Unknown’ set and pop them in the sea to bob about.



I added the rest of the sentiment inside the card.


inspiring quote stamp



As if by magic as I uploaded the final image here , the rain stopped, the clouds lifted and the sun came out. How bizare is that!



Products Used: 


strobes - rays - stencil



hope - sentiment stamps - inspiring words



paper boats - stamps - planes - destination - journey


I’ll be back soon with more Visible Image inspiration for you.

Lynda

x




We adore this card.. you have interpreted the sentiment so perfectly Lynda. Your stormy seas look amazing and the rays of sunshine are stunning! Thank you ♡

You will find more inspiring projects from Lynda over on her blog.


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We will be back soon with more gorgeous inspiration.

Thanks for visiting our blog today!

Mark & Helen xx


 

NEW Christmas Stamps

Hello! We are really excited to launch our NEW Christmas stamps for 2019 today! This release includes 2 fantastic character stamps: Snowman Jack and Santa Claus, an awesome mixed media set, and beautiful Christmas sentiment stamps…


christmas stamps - rubber stamp



christmas stamps - mixed media - grungy



christmas background words stamp



christmas sentiment stamps



sleigh - trees - houses - stamps



santa claus - stamp - father christmas



snowman stamp


We hope you love them!



Pre-order now for FREE shipping on direct orders over £20 with coupon code: CHRISTMAS


Or if you are a store owner – get in touch for wholesale details!



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Thank you so much for taking time to visit our blog today, we’ll be back soon with gorgeous inspiration from our Design Team.

Mark & Helen xx


 

Those Who Have Seen Her | Fairy Stamp | Visible Image

Hello! Ericka is here this evening with an amazing card featuring our Faerie Magic stamps on an incredible alcohol inks background…


Happy Wednesday! This weekend I played with this beautiful set from Visible Image called Faerie Magic. I love this faerie and played around with stamping her to give her a shimmery look.


fairy stamp | card



To start off, I stamped the faerie image on Bristol Smooth paper because I wanted to use my Zig markers to color her. I masked off her face and used Verafine ink in my MISTI so that only her face was in dark ink since I wanted that it to stand out.


I then used Versamark ink and stamped the rest of the image and heat embossed it with Emerald Creek ‘Kiss the Fairy’ Embossing powder that has a beautiful pink shine to it. I love using Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers to watercolor and used the following colors for my faerie: Dark Pink 027, Pink 025, Flesh Colour 071, Blush 069, Cobalt Blue 031, Light Blue 036, and Lemon Yellow 051. I love how easily these pens blend together to make interesting color combinations.



After cutting the faerie out, I made the background using Yupo paper and alcohol inks. Originally my plan was to make a soft pink and blue background, but as you can see, I got a little carried away with the colors. I used Pink Sherbet, Aqua, Turquoise, and Tranquil Alcohol inks.  I also stamped the faerie image and heat embossed it with the same powder so that I would have some of the details I cut away from my image. I added gold foil at the end mainly because it’s a faerie and gold foil goes with everything lol.


fairy stamp


I heat embossed her wings on vellum with the same embossing powder so they would be translucent. I then used foam tape to adhere the faerie and wings on to the alcohol ink background. I stamped the sentiment on vellum with Versfine ink and clear heat embossed that as well.


fairy stamp | alcohol inks | yupo paper




Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful week!




Wow Ericka our Faerie stamp looks incredible, and your background is stunning! We really like how you only stamped her face and shoulder in black.. and what a brilliant name for an embossing powder “kiss the fairy”!! Loving that lime green against the pink too. Thank you 

You will find more of Ericka’s inspiring cards over on her blog.

 

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We still have so many amazing projects to share, so we will be back later with more fabulous inspiration! If you missed any of our recent posts you will find them all HERE!


Thank you so much for taking time to visit our blog today.

Mark & Helen xx


 

Sometimes It’s OK to not be OK!

Hi there! Martha is here the blog with a gorgeous art journal page featuring the beautiful yoga stamp from our ‘Mindful Moments’ set, and a sentiment we all need to remember.. (sometimes) it’s OK to not be OK…



For my art journal page I chose as focal image this stamp from the ‘MINDFUL MOMENTS’ set


Yoga - Meditation - stamp - mindfulness



All the white space inside the body invites to fill with whatever my mood inspire, and so this time I follow the slight balance between the feeling to be a little bit broken inside and the search of peace

 





Here is the process video





post signature




This is such a thought provoking journal page, we love how you used the cracked glass stamp and the crackle on her heart… beautiful work Martha! Thank you for your fantastic video too ♡

You can find more of Martha’s gorgeous projects on her blog.



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We hope you will come and visit us again soon!

Mark & Helen xx

 

Live Like Tomorrow Doesn’t Exist | Card

Hello! Thank you for coming to visit us here on the blog today. Stempelfrida is here to inspire you today with a fabulous card reminding us all to…

live like tomorrow doesn´t exist!


live like tomorrow doesn't exist - card


Nowadays this saying can be seen from two sides. First of all, I think it’s the good thoughts that come to mind: Enjoy every day!

But of course there is also the other side: What if there is no tomorrow, because we simply live without worrying about the future? 

 


You usually don’t know me so deeply here on my blog, but when I used this saying on my card, these thoughts about ambiguity came to my mind.

There are so many things each of us can do every day to spare and care for our world and not harm it. Respect nature! Save resources! Avoid garbage! For example, you can use reusable nets for fruits and vegetables, baskets and fabric bags instead of plastic bags when shopping. Think about how you can contribute to tomorrow!

But since I am a very positive person, I like the other interpretation of this saying much better: Live as if there were no tomorrow! Always remember to enjoy your day. With all your senses and in every minute.  Be good to yourself! Surround yourself with people, who make you feel good.


At first I stamped the butterflies with Memento and coloured them with Copics. Then I added a layer of Crackle Glossy Accents to them. The picture shows them while they are still wet, so there are no crackles yet. The crackles appear when the surface it completely dry.



I made my background with a round gelly plate, the fibres stencil from Visible Image and acrylic paint. I matted the background on a turquoise card and drew the black frame to match the word pieces. I had stamped the pieces themselves with Memento and coloured them wirh Copics as well. I rounded the wings of the butterflies to give them a nice shape and added everything with spacer pads to the card.


 

 

 

Stamps & Stencil Used:


Live Like Tomorrow Doesn't Exist - Stamp


Butterfly stamp - grunge - grungy


fibres - string - stencil

 

Other Supplies:

Stamp pad: Memento tuxedo black
Copics 0, B01, B04, B16, B39, RV11, RV19, RV34, RV69
Stadtler Lumocolor M
Ranger Crackle Accents






We adore this card! It’s so bright and happy. Your earth looks fantastic, such a great way to use this stencil! Our butterflies look fabulous with the crackle.

Thank you for your gorgeous inspiration Stempelfrida! ♡

You can find more of Stempelfrida’s wonderful inspiration on her blog.



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Mark & Helen xx

 

Just Be Happy | Flowers & Butterflies | Stamps

Hi there! We have our lovely Guest Designer Macarena here tonight with a gorgeous card she made me (Helen) for my Birthday! This beautiful textured card features our stunning ‘Creative Chaos’ inky flower stamp with our ‘Just Be Happy’ sentiment…

 

This is another project for Visible Image GDT.
Besides it’s made especially for a lovely lady’s B-day.

 

just be happy - sentiment stamp - flower

 

I made this textured background using the ‘Butterfly Ink’ stencil
and my fave Nuvo Expanding Mousse which makes amazing job
when heated up untill bubbles. Love this texture.

Then I stamped some circles from ‘Live In The Moment’ set
and applied my another fave product: Stampendous Enamel Powder.
Love the results it gives, thick and a bit industrial/steampunk.
I also added it to some edge parts of the butterfly wings.
Then I stamped speckles from the ‘Just Breathe’ stamp set.