Christmas Stamps | Scribbled Star

Hi there! Gosh it has been such a crazy time here, but we are finally catching up with ourselves and we are back to continue sharing some of the incredible samples made with our NEW Christmas stamps and stencils! Up next is Jane Tyrrell with a stunning card featuring our ‘Scribbled Star’ stamp with our fabulous NEW ‘Christmas Eve’ stencil…

Good morning

Today I am delighted to be blogging my first sample using the new Visible Image Christmas stamps and stencils. You can check out all the fabulous newbies here.  This is a perfect range to compliment their existing Christmas stamps, and they are so affordable at just £5.99 each!

For my first make I decided to make a mixed media card.

This is what I got up to;


I made an inky background by pressing these distress inks onto my craft mat, adding some spritzes of water and then dipping in my card, drying between layers.



I applied crackle texture paste through the stencil and left to dry. You will see the crackle in the final photos, the photo below is when it is wet. When the crackle was dry I painted it with gold metallic paint which again you can see in the final photos.



I stamped the star onto gold card in black Versafine and clear embossed. I then cut out the centre of the star stamp.



I stamped and embossed the star a second time onto the inky background below the stenciled sentiment and then stuck on the cut out gold star using foam tape to raise it slightly.  Using gold ink I repeat stamped the tiny starts from the O Christmas tree set.



I then matted it up using blue and black card onto a 7″  square white card blank. Here is my finished card;


star stamp | christmas card


with some close ups..




and one final shot..





Products used



grungy star stamp | scribbled | christmas


the sentiment from the Christmas Eve stencil

christmas eve stencil | sleigh | houses


and the tiny stars from O Christmas Tree stamp set


christmas tree stamp | contemporary | brush



These gorgeous new Christmas stamps and stencils lend themselves to any card making style from mixed media to clean and simple.


Thanks for stopping by today.

Bye for now,

Jane x




Wow what a stunner! The sentiment looks amazing, especially against your distress background. Wonderful design! Thank you Jane ♡

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

 

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Helen & Mark xx


 

Christmas Stamps | Inked Holly

Hello! Wow where has the time gone since we last blogged! We have lots of catching up to do… we are releasing some amazing new Christmas stamps and stencils which are available to pre-order now and they are already incredibly popular (thank you!). Our Design Team are having a lot of fun creating samples and we are excited to start sharing them here on the blog. We are starting with an awesome mixed media card by Heather Mitchell featuring our Inked Holly stamp and more…


Hey everyone…

How is everyone?  Hope you’re all good.

Hands up who’s seen the new Christmas stamps and stencils for Visible Image yet?!  Oh my… aren’t they fabulous?!  I love the grungy mixed media sets (endless possibilities) and the stencils give you those two classy ‘Christmas’ titles as well as that cute bauble!

I have been beavering away behind the scenes creating some samples for Helen and Mark and this was one of my first…


holly stamp | grungy | mixed media | Christmas stamps


I adore the Inked Holly stamp. I’ve always loved a good holly and ivy stamp but the take Mark has put on this is  fabulous!  So, I began by making my typical inky, drippy background using Distress Oxide Sprays (Chipped Sapphire, Faded Jeans, Salty Ocean and Tumbled Glass) and after leaving to dry, I added the white heat embossed segments of the stamp around the edges.



I then had a brainwave to use one of the music stamps, Music Speaks, to add the music as I was humming ‘The Holly and the Ivy’ whilst making this! (You are too now, right?!)  For the music I used  Versafine Clair’s Morning Mist ink pad and wiped any excess off the white heat embossed image.



To add some texture to the background, I used the Mesh It Up stencil.  I have a few little Liquid Pearl bottles that I rarely use and thought they would look fabulous through the stencil.  Having squished a good lot of the Platinum Pearl out onto my glass mat, I added the medium using a palette knife and left to air dry.



The central focal point of the layered stamp was super easy to make.  After die-cutting a circle in watercolour card, I added Distress Spray Stains (not Oxides!) to create a watery effect.  I used the same colours as before but obviously you get slightly different colours because they’re not oxides.  Once completely dry, I heat embossed the stamp using WOW!’s Metallic Platinum powder and then three times more onto a separate sheet of watercolour card.



The leaves and berries are coloured using my Arteza watercolour brush pens and I’ve then given all three a spritz of Tattered Angels ‘Pretty Pink’ Glimmer Mist.  Once dry, I’ve fussy cut each one out of the main stamp and layered the holly leaves at a slight angle to each other using foam tape adding Ranger’s Glossy Accents to the top berries.  Then I  added some red cheesecloth behind the die-cut to break up the background.



Before adding to the card, I drew around the edge of the die-cut (and the background) using the WOW! Freestyle Tool added the same platinum powder.



This stamp is perfect for creating mixed media Christmas cards and tags but you could simply stamp it in one colour and colour it for bright and gorgeous Christmas tags or cards.  So versatile!


Products Used


holly stamp | grungy | Christmas



music stamp | guitar | sound wave



mesh stencil | torn



All the Christmas stamps and stencils are available to pre-order now and are released on Friday 18th September… so plenty of time for all that Christmas crafting!


The design team have been busy making samples to share some inspiration for each of the stamp sets and stencils so keep checking the Visible Image Facebook group for lots of ideas!


Catch you again soon for another Visible Image make… H xx




This is such an amazing card Heather, we are loving all the gorgeous texture! Thank you ♡

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

 

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We will be sharing more fantastic inspiration from our amazing team over the weekend! It’s a great time to get distracted and get cracking on those Christmas cards and projects, so we hope to inspire you!


Stay safe.

Helen & Mark xx


 

Visible Image on Create & Craft TV

We are very excited to be back at Create and Craft today!


We hope you can tune in to watch Mark demoing some of our gorgeous stamps and stencils!


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Check out some of the amazing Design Team samples…


Equality Hope and Love




Mindful Sentiments




Stencils




Inspiring Stamp Sets




Hope you can tune in to our shows today.. we have some great offers on the Create and Craft website and they have FREE SHIPPING all weekend!!


You’ll find links to catch up with the shows later today on our Facebook page



Stay safe and well, and we hope you have a lovely weekend.

Mark & Helen xx


 

Stormy Days | Tree of Life Stamp

Hello! We hope you are staying safe in these testing times and in the crazy weather some of the World is experiencing at the moment. We have had terrible storms here in the UK, with flooding and damage, which seems quite cruel in these already difficult times.

Today’s inspiration by Heather Mitchell is very fitting.. a gorgeous mixed media card featuring our tree of life stamp and the sentiment from this set ‘storms may break its branches but new leaves will always grow’ (written by me Helen!). This stamp set will be featured on our Create and Craft TV shows this Saturday, more details below.


Hey everyone

Today’s card came about by accident really.  I’d made a few backgrounds using the Visible Image stencils, air dried them and then popped away and forgot where I’d put them… but hey-presto!  Clearing up the other day I found them – hurrah!


tree of life stamp | ripples stencil | mixed media card


I can’t seem to step away from the Ripples stencil!



I’ve used Distress Oxide Sprays for the colour (Cracked Pistachio, Peacock Feathers and Mermaid Lagoon) and once they were dry I’ve just added a few lines of Derwent Inktense pencils around the Ripple lines.



For the tree, I’ve stamped it using Versafine Clair in Rain Forest and then heat embossed it using WOW!’s Clear Embossing powder to seal it and give it shine. The petals are coloured using Arteza brush pens, which I think are my new favourite product.



For the swirling leaves, I’ve again stamped them using the Rain Forest Versafine Clair and heat embossed them with the clear powder. After colouring with the Arteza pens, I’ve trimmed them and layered a few using foam tape.


I love the font of the sentiment… really simplistic and fits the mood of the set perfectly. Here I’ve just stamped it in black and then heat embossed with the clear powder once more.



With the leaves added, I’ve smooshed some Distress Crayons around the edge before matting onto a shimmery navy blue card and adhering to a 5×5″ card blank.



I wasn’t sure about the card when I finished it… you know how sometimes they can sit staring at you?  But I was looking at it the other day, the leaves swirling around the ripple stencil and it reminded me of the way Van Gogh used to paint his thick swirls onto so many of his paintings. Not saying for a moment it’s Van Gogh worthy, but it has made me love it!



Products Used


tree of life stamp | storms quote | sentiment | Visible Image



ripples | circles | stencil | visible image



Don’t forget to upload your Visible Image makes to the Facebook group… so much amazing stuff posted lately, just incredible talent!


As for me… I’ll see you again soon xx





We adore this card and love the ripples stencil with these stamps, they work wonderfully together. Awesome texture! Thank you Heather ♡

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

 

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We are back on Create and Craft TV this weekend!

Mark will be demoing this stamp set and lots more on Create and Craft TV this Saturday at 12:00 midday and 6:45pm! We can’t believe that it has been 14 months since we were last on your TV screens, how time flies! We are very excited to be back with monthly shows! 😀 🎥 Our shows will also be broadcast in the USA so check out times on createandcraft.com 🇺🇸


New YouTube videos on the way next week too! 🎬



Pop back later to see more fantastic inspiration from our amazing team ahead of our shows.

Stay safe.

Helen & Mark xx


 

Summer Flowers | Daffodil Stamp

Hello! We hope you had a lovely weekend and are starting the new week feeling rested. We have lots of gorgeous projects coming your way this week, starting with a beautiful summer card by Judy Rozema featuring our daffodil stamp…


Summer is almost over?? Say it isn’t so! I know many of us still feel stuck in March. I know I do frequently. But, I am also ready for cooler weather. How about you?

So before summer disappears completely, I want to share some of my summer creations using stamps and stencils from Visible Image.

First up is my favorite new stencil: MESH IT UP. I love the irregular, non-symmetrical design. It gives such great texture to any background! For this card, I started with heavy, toothed watercolor paper, inked up with Distress Oxide Inks, and swirled with a water brush to soften the colors. I chose two pinks, a yellow, and a touch of green.


Then I stamped the daffodils from FLOWER ART using VersaFine Clair Nocturne. Because of the texture of the watercolor paper, the image lines also show texture. Next came the sentiment from SUMMER WINGS. I thought “reflect” worked well with the watercolor circles of yellow. Finally, I added the MESH IT UP stencil on top, using my MAKE IT ART STAY-tion to hold the stencil in place. I added tiny rhinestones for sparkle.

 

I love this stencil and these stamps so much, that I made another card using the same products, but with different background techniques and colors – and had totally forgotten that it was so similar. That’s 2020 for you!


For this one I used a smooshed background with Distress Oxides and a sentiment from EQUALITY HOPE & LOVE.


Which do you like better?



Products Used


flower stamps | daffodil | tulip | rose



butterfly | dragonfly | stamps



equality hope love sentiment stamps



mesh stencil | ripped | broken





Beautiful cards Judy, the mesh stencil looks fabulous with our daffodil stamp. Thank you 

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



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Helen & Mark xx


 

We’re All Mad Here | Stencil

Hi there! We are back with more awesome inspiration here on the blog today. Jane Tyrrell has made some incredible samples with our Wonderland stamps so we were very excited to see what she would create with our NEW ‘Mad Here’ stencil…

Hello

Today I am sharing one of the fab new stencils with such a fun name:


we're all mad here | wonderland | stencil | tea cups | rabbit


I knew I just had to team it with 2 of the fun Wonderland character stamps:



mad hatter stamp | wonderland


and the very cheeky Cheshire Cat

cheshire cat stamp | wonderland


I also used the skull jar/pot stamp from the Alice in Wonderland set

alice in wonderland | stamp



I decided to make a canvas to show them all off at their best.


I had a piece of card from my stash on which I had made a rainbow of colour using distress inks in bands across the card adding a few flicks of water for extra interest.



I applied black gesso through the stencil



which gave me this cool background.



I set it aside to dry while I stamped and coloured up my characters, tea pot and jars with zig watercolour pens. I fussy cut them out and added glossy accents to the cat’s eyes.


I then put my canvas together..


alice in wonderland canvas | mad here stencil | stamps | visible image



with a close up…




and one final shot…




Thanks so much for stopping by.


Bye for now,

Jane x




This is so much fun Jane! The black gesso looks fantastic against the rainbow colours and the characters and elements are coloured wonderfully!  Thank you ♡

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

 

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Have a great day 😀

Helen & Mark xx


 

Life Is Beautiful | Hummingbird Stamp

Hello and Happy Saturday to you! We hope you can relax a little. We have some wonderful inspiration coming your way over the weekend, kicking off with a beautiful card by Heather Mitchell featuring our Daisy Daisy stencil with our hummingbird stamp…

Morning everyone!

I am loving this beautiful weather we’ve been having lately, pottering around in my garden and I have a few beautiful blooms of Daisys popping out between some foliage… although I don’t get many Hummingbirds making an appearance unfortunately!


hummingbird daisy card | visible image stamps



For this weeks Visible Image DT inspiration, I’ve used two new stencils:


Daisy Daisy


daisy stencil



and Heavy Rain


rain stencil



and overlaid the beautiful Life is Beautiful Hummingbird


hummingbird stamp | life is beautiful sentiment



So here’s how I did it…



I began by trimming some watercolour card to 7.5″ square and laying the Daisy Daisy stencil in the middle.  I’ve given it a good spritz using the new gorgeous Speckled Egg Distress Oxide Spray and then carefully removed the stencil before drying.

As I wanted to stencil over the flower, I used the stencil again to make a mask and secured it in place with some low-tack masking tape.  I’ve then used the Heavy Rain stencil to add the fabulous lines across and up/down using the oxide ink pads shown.



To give the Daisy some definition, I’ve used my Derwent Inktense pencils on the petals, some I’ve used a water brush on and some I’ve left and when this layer was dry, I added a few swishes of white Posca pen.



The Hummingbird was added using a stamping platform as I wanted a good coverage and knew I may have to re-ink it two or three times. I’ve used Chipped Sapphire and Dusty Concord Oxide ink pads for this, dabbing the ink pads over the stamp, stamping it on the background and then  changing colour.



The sentiment is also from the Life is Beautiful set and has been stamped using Versafine Clair Rain Forest and added to the card using foam tape.



To complete the make, I’ve matted it onto a navy card and then onto an 8×8″ card blank.




I am loving the new stencils and stamps… what’s your favourite?  Ripped Fishnet is very popular stencil and I love it too… but I also love Words of Support.  Great for journal makes and you may have seen my journal page I recently posted in the Facebook group using that alongside the new Bad Day stamp set.


If you’ve bought any of the new releases (or anything Visible Image to be honest!) keep an eye on instagram and the #visibleimage as there is sooooo much amazing stuff being posted daily… and of course, the group on Facebook has fabulous cards and makes uploaded too!


Enjoy the weather while it’s lovely and sunny (I hope it is wherever you are!) and I’ll catch up again soon xx





This is such a gorgeous card! We love the effect of the hummingbird stamped over the daisy, such wonderful chalky texture too! Thank you Heather ♡

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

 

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We will be back here on the blog later with more fantastic inspiration from our amazing team.


Stay safe and have a good Saturday.

Helen & Mark xx


 

Eternal Love | Reverse Stamping

Hi there! We hope you had a lovely weekend, doesn’t Monday come around again quickly! We are back to catching up with the latest Design Team inspiration here on the blog, today’s wonderful inspiration comes from Nadine Carlier featuring our super popular ‘Love is Love’ stamp set…

Hello! It is hard to believe that August is already halfway over. The beginning of the year went by so slow and now it is flying by. At least it is for me.


For today’s project, I have a card I created using a reverse stamping technique to create a watercolored stamped image.


love | stamp | face | script | watercolour card


Below is a video tutorial showing exactly how I created my project.


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The stamps I used are:


Love Is Love Stamp Set




Scripted Streets Stamp Set


script stamp | inky | map | streets | background



To adhere it all together I used my Xyron Mega Runner.






face stamp | love is love | script | embossing | card





What a brilliant card! We love this technique for this stamp, such a quick way to add colour. The torn edges and the embossed script look awesome! Thank you Nadine ♡

You can find more of Nadine’s gorgeous cards over on her blog.

 

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Exciting News!


We are back at Create and Craft TV on Saturday August 29th at 12:00 and 18:00 UK time! Mark will have lots of awesome demos lined up featuring some of our best selling stamp and stencil designs! Get the date in your diary and we’ll share more details soon!



We will be back with more fabulous inspiration from our wonderful team tomorrow!

Thanks for visiting our blog today, stay safe and well.

Helen & Mark xx


 

You Can Always Make Me Laugh | Stamp

Hello! We are back with more gorgeous inspiration for you this afternoon. Stempelfrida has created a fabulous card with our ‘Daisy Stencil’ and a really positive sentiment…


I love my garden. And that’s why I like to use the inspiration from the garden in my cards. Sometimes it’s the animals, sometimes the colours or the flowers. I was directly in love with the Daisy Daisy stencil from Visible Image from the new release and said I needed two of them. Not to give them away, no. I want to work with one of them and the other one is for admiring it and to pet it. It is just so beautiful. It’s – like some others from the new release – a frameless design.



But this card is not only inspired by my garden. I remembered my Kindergarten days. From time to time we worked with stencils and used a toothbrush to sprinkle the watercolour through a sieve. I wanted to try this technique again.

But first I applied the paint in the middle of the flower with a brush through the stencil. In the middle I used a yellow tone and blended it with orange towards the outside.



Then the spraying technique was used. My water colours are water crayons from Lyra. For this step I covered the middle of the flower with a circle.




For a special effect I wanted to have petals in orange shades behind my motif. So I had to dig deep in my box of ideas, because I realized that I have many filigree leaf dies, but somehow I didn’t have a suitable one for my motif. And so I used a punch set that contains rather spacy objects (called atomic elements). You can see the dies I used on the picture in the material list further below.



I stamped the wonderful sentiment from Visible Image with Distress Oxides. To underline the happy playful look a bit more I cut the stitched wavelines on the edges.




Supplies



Stamps: Visible Image So Much Stronger

inspiring sentiment stamps



Stencil: Visible Image Daisy Daisy


daisy stencil | frameless




Stamp pads: Distress Oxides black soot

Dies: Poppystamps 1795 Ric Rac Stitches; Sizzix 664152 Atomic Elements
Crayons: Lyra water crayons





This is such a gorgeous happy card stempelfrida! Our Daisy stencil looks amazing with the coloured centre and sprayed ink! Thank you ♡

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

 

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We will be back later with even more fabulous inspiration ♡

Helen & Mark xx

 

Faerie Stamp | Forest Stencil

Hello! We hope you’re keeping well. We are back from a little break and excited to share all the latest Design Team inspiration here on the blog! If you love all things magical you will adore today’s inspiration from Lynda Hall featuring our fabulous Faerie stamp and awesome Forest stencil…



fairy card | forest stencil | faerie stamp



I started this card by blending distress ink through one of the latest release stencils: The Forest . I then stamped the faerie from Faerie Magic over the top.



I re-stamped the image on another piece of card , coloured and cut out.



The wings were stamped and heat embossed on Vellum and adhered to the back.



I used Nuvo drops on some of the bubbles for added dimension, and mounted the fairy on the card with  3D glue gel.



To finish I added a sentiment from the Own It set and some white ink dot to add a snowy effect. Yes I know it’s still summer, but us card makers like to get ahead sometimes don’t we!



Products Used




fairy stamp | magical | wings | bubbles



empowering sentiment stamps | make a wish | bold beautiful



forest stencil | woods





We love this card Lynda! Our faerie looks right at home in the enchanting forest and her wings look beautiful embossed on the velum! Thank you ♡

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



All our social media links:

Shop where you will find all our stamps and stencils
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We will be back a little later with more fabulous inspiration  ♡

Helen & Mark xx


 

50th Birthday Card | Love & Friendship

Hello! We hope you are well and having a good week so far. We have the fabulous Pauline Butcher here on the blog today with the stunning card she created for Helen’s 50th Birthday, featuring some of our gorgeous stencils and some stamping of course…


Hello there,

I am starting to get my crafty mojo back slowly, and making cards for my relatives Birthdays.

This card was for Helen (aka Mrs Awesome Alexander of Visible Image’ ), it was her special 50th Birthday back in June, so I had to make it good !!!!!


50th Birthday card | friendship | love | stencils | stamps



I created this card, using a selection of the awesome stencils that Mark has designed, along with a couple of stamp sets:

 






I started with a 6″ x 6″ piece of white smooth 300gsm card, placed the Fishnet stencil on to it and blended Mustard Seed Distress ink through it. I took that stencil away, and added Daisy Daisy onto the card, and blended through with Pickled Raspberry Distress ink. I put this layer of card aside to dry.

I cut another piece of card 7″ x 7″, and using the ‘Words of Support’ stencil,  I picked out the words I wanted to use, masking off the others, and blended through with Mustard Seed Distress Ink, then Ripe Persimmon on the top, I also added a few hearts where there were big enough gaps between the words.

Going back to the first layer I did, taking the ‘Always and Forever’ stencil, laid it on top of the stenciled card, and using Black Soot Distress Ink, I blended through, making sure that it was nice and black by pouncing my blending tool. Whilst this was drying, I used an embossing pen and ran it around all the edges, then put some Wow Metallic Gold Sparkle embossing glitter over the embossing liquid that the pen had left, then heated it with my heat tool, giving all the edges a lovely gold sparkle, I did the same technique around the edges of the layer with the words around it.

I matted both of the layers onto pink card.
 


 


The next job was to use the Alphabetical stamp set, to add Helen’s name to the top layer of the card, I stamped using Versafine Onyx Black ink, I then used my white pen all aroung each letter, to highlight it. I stamped the 50 onto a piece of white card, and also the Happy Birthday from the ‘Go to Words’. I cut out both of these, and then again with my embossing pen, went around all the edges, and using the Gold Sparkle embossing powder, heated it to give a nice sparkly edge. I also matted both of these onto pink card. With a slim patette knife, and some Cosmic Shimmer Gold Luna paste, I very gently added a very small amount on top of the stencilled couple, just to give a bit of shimmer. I also added some Stardust Stickles to the middle of the Daisy Daisy, and with some Picked Raspberry and a damp paint brush, I also added a bit of shading to the Daisy.
 



The last thing to do, adhere the layers together onto an 8″ x 8″ card blank, and add the 50 and the Happy Birthday, using some 3D Glue gel.


I hope to get some more crafting done, but we’ve started decorating the house, hopefully I will get away with just directing, and choosing colours, hehehehe !!!!
 


Thank you for visiting, stay safe and stay well.


Hugs,
Pauline xxxxxxx




Thank you so much again Pauline for such a special Birthday card! It really is absolutely stunning! The sparkle and detail is even more gorgeous in real life ♡


Here it is looking fabulous on my window sill..




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



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Thanks for visiting our blog today. We will be back tomorrow with more awesome inspiration from our amazing Design Team.

Stay safe and well,

Helen & Mark xx


 

Happy Monday | Inspiration

Hello! We hope you had a good weekend and that Monday is being very gentle with you! Ericka Strange is kicking off this week’s inspiration with not one, not two, but three gorgeous projects to inspire you today…


Happy Monday! Today I’m playing with some of the Visible Image stamps summer release.


bookmksq


For my first project, I used a background I had created with a gel plate. I had been playing with the MINC Toner Ink and the scribble image from the Don’t Judge stamp set. I then used the butterfly from the Summer Wings set and colored it up with some Nuvo Drops.


bookmkside


I also added the sentiments from sentiments from the same set and white heat embossed it.


bookmkdown



For my second card I used the Flower Art set. I love these fun flowers and the unique design.


flowerdmmain


I made a quick background with the Chartreuse Color Burst. While it was drying, I used Nuvo Drops and colored up the flower for a fun look.


flowerdreamside


I also added the sentiment from the Summer Wings set.


flowerdreamup



For my last card, I used the Happy Day set. This is such a fun set and there are so many ways to use it.


bekindmain


I had this fun patterned paper that I thought would be the perfect background for my card. I stamped the image in Versfine ink and added the fun eyelashes.


faceclose


I added white gel pen to the eyes and the fun Be Kind sentiment.


faceup
 



Supplies


stamps | compassion | broken | healing | heart | mental health awareness



butterfly | dragonfly | stamps | summer | reflect



Flower stamps | daffodil | tulip | rose



face stamp | happy day | smile | be kind



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




We are loving these Ericka! They are all so gorgeous and the nuvo drops add such beautiful sparkle.. thank you 

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



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Mark & Helen xx


  

Under The Sea | Mixed Media Card

Hi there! As summer is in full swing there’s no better time to create ‘under the sea’ themed cards and projects! Our NEW Ripped fishnet stamp is a perfect fit for this, and Heather Mitchell has combined it with our gorgeous jellyfish stamp and more to create an amazing mixed media scene for today’s inspiration…

Hello everyone…

Today I’m sharing a bit of a busy make using the new Ripped Fishnet stencil from the wonderful Visible Image.


under the sea | card | stamps | jellyfish | fishnet stencil


I started with a basic green and grey shaded background to which I then added the Ripped Fishnet stencil.  Over the stencil I added a mixture of Chipped Sapphire, Stormy Sky and Faded Jeans Oxide Ink.



For some reason (and I have absolutely no idea why) I decided to add these large green bubble shapes which I’m not sure about now.  I used the Mesh It Up and centre of the Daisy Daisy stencils to add some interest to them and splattered them with white Posca pen and indian ink.



The Ripped Fishnet stencil is crying out for sea themed makes and I had to do one to get it out my system so I grabbed the Dare to Swim and Art Rebel stamp sets for those gorgeous fish!  The fish were heat embossed onto a tag I hadn’t made into anything… and the jellyfish stamped and then clear embossed to seal the colours.



The jelly fish was coloured using a mixture of Derwent Intense pencils and Arteza Brush Pens before being trimmed and set aside.

I decided to add some fine-liner scribble around the bubble shapes and then added the Scripted Streets text stamp dotted around for some extra texture.  For a little bit of sparkle, I added the cute shoal of fish in WOW’s Aquamarine powder and they do look lovely and shimmery.



For the seaweed, again I’ve clear embossed over Distress Oxide inks and coloured as I did the jelly fish.  They’ve then been layered on the card using foam dots with the fish woven in and out.



The images have been layered and I’ve added some glossy accents to the circles on the jelly fish and dotted a few around as bubbles.



The sentiment, courtesy of the 2020 Vision set, has been stamped twice to create a slight shadow and I’ve given the large circle the glossy accents treatment to match the rest of  the card.


It’s a very busy card and a bit quirky but I kind of like that!  Here are the Visible Image products I’ve used for the make…



fishnet stencil | ripped | torn


jellyfish stamp | under the sea | fish | weed



quirky stamps | man | face | fish | rebel | mixed media art



script stamp | inky | map | street



eye stamp | collage | mixed media art





If you’re a Visible Image fan, I hope you’ve managed to catch some of the Facebook Lives Helen and Mark have been doing.  Mark has been demoing the new stamps and stencils and showing the design team samples we have all made.  Loads of new inspiration every day on both instagram and Facebook group, and not just by the DT, by everyone… and every one is amaaaazing so do check it out.


I’ll be back soon with another Visible Image make… bye for now xx




This is so awesome Heather! There’s so much to discover and we love all the details! The underwater creatures look fabulous and we love those bubbles full of texture! Thank you so much ♡

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



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Stay safe and well, and have a good weekend.

Helen & Mark xx



 

True Colours | Daisy Stencil

Hello and Happy Friday to you! Sharon Traynor is here to brighten the day with a gorgeous card created with our NEW ‘Daisy Daisy’ stencil and some beautiful rainbow colours…


daisy stencil | rainbow colours | reveal your true colours stamp



Hi! Today I have a super-duper, ultra-fast make for you, using one of the brand new Visible Image stencils and a sentiment stamp.

I love my rainbow colours, so it was a no-brainer to make a rainbow daisy card. Now because this beautiful stencil is completely borderless (which is brilliant for use with a gel plate), I was living dangerously when I made this card. Sensible people would use a low tack spray adhesive on the back of the stencil, but I do not own any spray adhesive, so I had to hold the stencil down with some low tack tape.

 

 

I just picked a rainbow of distress ink colours and blended them through the stencil, starting at one side and moving the tape over so that I could finish adding the colours to the other side. As you can see, I wasn’t too particular about making this a smooth blend because I knew that the eye would be brought forward to focus on the daisy image as soon as the white pen came into play. Trim the panel to size for the card blank.

 

Once the rainbow colours were down, the stencil was removed and a white posca pen was used to add some detail onto the daisy. Simply draw some lines at the top and bottom of each petal using a flicking motion. Next dot around the edge of the panel with the same white pen for some more interest.

 

 

To finish the card, white heat emboss a sentiment onto a piece of vellum and wrap that around the coloured panel. Add some glittery Nuvo Drops to the centre of the daisy for that bit of bling shine, and once that is dried, attach everything to a white card blank with fun foam.

 

It’s simple, colourful and will bring a smile to whoever receives it!

 



Stamps & Stencil Used:


daisy stencil | gelli print | frameless | visible image



sentiment stamps | seamer | reveal your true colours | perfectly flawed



Other Supplies:

White Card, Low Tack Masking Tape, Distress Inks (festive berries, carved pumpkin, mustard seed, twisted citron, mowed lawn, salty ocean, wilted violet), Versamark Clear Ink, WOW! Opaque Bright White embossing powder, Vellum, White Posca Pen, Nuvo drops (white Blizzard)



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


Hugs,
Sharon xx




What a fabulous card! Your rainbow daisy is gorgeous and your shading looks wonderful.. great choice of sentiment too!  Thank you Sharon ♡

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

 

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Take care,

Helen & Mark xx


 

Time Flies | Bird Stencil

Hello! We are back with more awesome NEW stencils inspiration today. Jane Tyrrell has got her hands on our brilliant Time Flies design to create an incredible canvas full of gorgeous texture…


Today I am sharing my first make with the very appropriately named new stencil Time Flies

time flies | stencil | crow mask


I must admit time really is flying by and we find ourselves approaching the last week of July. This new stencil comes with the mask of the bird too, so you have 2 ways of using it. The words and bird can be also be used separately by masking them off but I thought that for a first make I would use the whole stencil to make a really bold canvas.


This is what I got up to..


I sprayed a mix of antique lines, vintage photos and ground espresso distress stain sprays onto watercolour card.



I then added Prima rust effect paste through the bird part of the stencil including the little birds above the letters I and E.



I used gold embossing paste through the “time flies” words on the stencil.



Once everything was dry I added some shadows under the letters using a Vintage photo distress marker.




and I finished off with some splatters of gold ink.




Here is my finished piece..


bird | time | stencil


with a couple of close ups..






and one final shot..




Thanks so much for stopping by.


Bye for now,

Jane x




This is amazing Jane! The texture and tones are just perfect for this stencil, the bird looks incredible and we are loving how that gold embossing paste looks on the TIME..  Thank you! ♡

You will find more of Jane’s inspiring cards and projects over on her blog  …Jane will be celebrating her blog’s 10th Birthday this Sunday so make a note to pop by for a chance to win some gorgeous goodies on Sunday!

 

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See you later!

Helen & Mark xx


 

Love and Compassion | Mindful Stamps | Stencils

Hello! We are back with more wonderful inspiration for you today. Lynda Hall has combined our NEW ‘Words of Support’ stencil with stamps from our ‘Love is Love’ and ‘Don’t Judge’ sets, which work so well together…


Today’s creation for Visible Image is all about love and uses some incredibly powerful images and words. This card would be perfect for anyone that needed a little support in troubled times.


compassion | calm | hope | trust | stencil | stamps


I started with a piece of mixed media card sprayed with a combination of Dylusions and Distress Oxide spray inks, and I stamped and embossed one of the faces from the new ‘Love is Love’ set at the edge.



On a gelli print scrap in coordinating colours I also embossed the sentiment ‘Love Is’ inside the heart stamp from Don’t Judge.



I added some background stamping for added depth and then applied texture paste through some of the words on the Words of Support stencil. Because the inks are water based, the paste absorbs some of the colour and tints it as it dries- very cool!



To finish I stamped and fussy cut the person from Don’t Judge, outlined the words in black, and added white highlights and some pops of colour to the details on the face profile.


 



Visible Image Products Used






mindful | positive | calm | healing | stencil words





This is such a wonderful card Lynda, and will be so meaningful to so many people. The white embossing looks gorgeous against the vibrant background and we love how the colours come through in the words. Thank you ♡

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



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Shine | Robot Stamp | Fishnet Stencil

Hello! We are back with more awesome new stencils inspiration today! Macarena is here with fantastic mixed media tag featuring an amazing textured background for our Robot stamp using the NEW Ripped Fishnet stencil…





Hello there. Hope you’re fine and relaxed.


Here is my cosmic tag using the Ripped Fishnet stencil from the newest collection and the Robot stamp.








I passed the Nuvo Mousse through the Ripped Fishnet stencil and heated it until it bubbled (that’s how I like to build the texture).


Then covered the whole surface with black gesso and finally smeared with mousses.






Visible Image products used:


ripped fishnet stencil



robot stamp



lightbulb stamp | shine bright






This is such a great tag! Amazing texture and a perfect background for our robot stamp… thank you Macarena ♡

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

 

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We will be back later with more fantastic projects from our amazing team!

Stay safe and well,

Mark & Helen xx


 

Distressed Heart | Mesh Stencil

Hi there! We are back with more wonderful inspiration this evening. Our fabulous Design Team member Ali Carubia is here with a stunning card featuring our NEW ‘Mesh it Up’ stencil with our amazing ‘Organics’ background stamps and more…


Wishing everyone a very Happy Monday!


I’d like to share this card I’ve made using the left over bits from sample making with the fab new stencils.
This is a simpler version of one of my samples💖


heart card | mesh stencil | love is love sentiment


Creating a heart mask – I took a piece of copy paper, folded it in half, drew half a heart and cut it so the heart shape measures approx 6″ x 6″.  I was careful to leave the outer part in one piece for the mask. ✂


I sprayed the inside edge of the heart mask with stencil adhesive – Stick and Spray, waited a couple of minutes for it to dry off then laid it over a piece of white card.


I coloured the heart shape with Cosmic Shimmer Lavender Blue Opal Polish and Bubblegum Lustre Polish, the blue down the left hand side and blended into the pink. Then dried it with a heat gun.


I used the remaining pink polish left on the applicator to colour a scrap of white card then stamped one of the flowers (Random Art of Kindness stamps) in black versafine ink and heat embossed with clear embossing powder. ⚘



I sprayed stick & spray over the back of the stencil, waited a minute and then laid it over my 💜  heart.


I applied black texture paste with a spatula over the stencil. You could use an old credit card if you haven’t got a spatula.


Then lifted off the stencil and lashed it into a bowl of water. 🚰


The texture paste takes a while to dry, you can speed it up with a heat gun.


I coloured the centre petals with a little watered down Lavender Polish and cut it out. ✂ I snipped between the petals then shaped it using a ball tool and the back of a foam mat.



I had some tropical leaf die cuts left over from a previous project which went really well with the colour scheme – Tim Holtz’s Tropical set by Sizzix.


When the texture paste was dry, I peeled off the paper mask and cut out the coloured heart. I sponged a little black gesso around the edge to add a vignette.




I stamped the splats from the ‘Organics’ stamp set in black Versafine ink on an 8″ x 8″ white card blank, working outwards from the centre.



I also stamped the Love is Love sentiments onto white card and matted them onto black card.



I fixed the heart onto the centre of the card with double sided foam and the flowers and leaves with 3d glue gel.


I also used the glue gel to add the sentiments to the right hand side of the heart.




Hope you like it and I have inspired you to have a go. Please come and share your makes with us in the Visible Image Facebook Group 😎


heart | handmade card | love is love sentiment | grungy



Items used


Visible Image Mesh It Up stencil

Visible Image Stamp Sets: Organics, Random Art of Kindness, Love is Love

Cosmic Shimmer Lavender Blue Opal Lustre & Bubblegum Lustre Polishes

Black leaf die cuts

Black Structure Paste

Black Gesso

Black Versafine Clair ink pad

Clear Embossing powder

Tools – Heat gun, spatula

3D glue gel, double sided foam tape

Stencil Adhesive/Crafter’s Companion Stick & Spray

300gsm Craft UK Premium smooth white card

8″ x 8″ white card blank



torn mesh stencil



love is love | face stamps | mixed media | pride | equality



inky background splat stamps



quirky flower stamps | kindness sentiment



Thanks for stopping by.

Ali xxx




This design is so striking! We love the organics stamps surrounding the heart, and the mesh looks fantastic! Those pinks look awesome against the black… thank you Ali 

You will find more of Ali’s fabulous cards over on her blog.




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Mindful Forest | Stencils

Hello! We are excited to be kicking off a new week packed full of gorgeous inspiration here on the blog! Now that all the orders for our gorgeous new stencils have been shipped (thank you for the love!), we can spend some time sharing all the amazing things our Design Team have created with them! First up this week is the lovely stempelfrida from Germany with a beautiful project created with ‘The Forest’ and ‘Words of Support’ stencils…

Be mindful with nature – this is the theme of my piece today. It shows a lovely play of colours as you can experience it in the forest.

forest | stencil | mindful sentiment | handmade card


The basis of my card is a Gelli Plate print, which I designed with acrylic paint. To be honest, I didn’t find it soooooo exciting so that I did not use it directly. But that’s the way it is with Gelli Plate prints in my opinion, every single one finds his own purpose – at some point. And when I had the idea with the forest stencil, that was the time for this print. All of a sudden it was perfect. After all, this is something that is part of respecting nature: recycling.


So if you don’t like a Gelli Plate print at first sight, please do not throw it away, but just pick it up! At some point it will be THE right one for your project.





On this print I applied white structure paste with the forest stencil. I usually use an old check card. Sometimes I even cut them a bit thinner.  As you can see on the photo, my paste is a bit coarser.



The word “mindful” I also applied on a piece of natural, fibrous paper, which I tore at the edges. It has a wonderful plum tone.


I’ve made a few different snap shots. On some of them the colours seem so bright. The sun just came through the thick clouds.



And look here, the impression in the forest changes as soon as it gets a little darker. Great, right? It’s really like that. If the light in the forest changes a little then the atmosphere in a forest suddenly appears completely different.

 

And I also have a few portraits for you 🙂

 

 

 

Supplies


stencils: Visible Image The Forest, Words of Support

forest stencil supportive words | mindful | stencil


Acrylic paint
Gelli Plate
Embossing paste





This is stunning stempelfrida! We agree this gelli print was made for this project and the colours are beautiful! Thank you ♡

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

 

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Helen & Mark xx


 

Transform | Mermaid Stamp | Fishnet Stencil

Good Evening! We are sneaking in with another project tonight… Ericka Strange has teamed up our awesome NEW ‘Ripped Fishnet’ stencil with our ‘Mythical Mermaid’ stamp to create a stunning card…



Today I’m showcasing the NEW Ripped Fishnet stencil with Distress Oxide inks


mermaid stamp | fishnet stencil | torn | ripped | underwater theme card


I used Bristol Smooth paper and post it tape to mask off a section of my card. I then took Distress Oxides in Cracked Pistachio and Peacock Feathers and blended the two colours together. I then used the Fishnet stencil and Chipped Sapphire Distress Oxide and blended it on top of the two colors.



I didn’t want the background of the mermaid to be white, so I first blended Distress Oxides in Squeezed Lemonade, Peacock Feathers and Cracked Pistachio.


I stamped the image with Versafine ink and only heat embossed the portion on the mermaid I wanted to sparkle with Cloud 9 embossing powder.


wow embossing powder | cloud 9 | mermaid stamp


I took a water brush and paper towel and removed the ink on a portion I wanted to be lighter. I then added some Zig Real Color Brushmarkers for added depth to the image and cut her out to use on my card.


mermaid card


I applied foam tape to the back and adhered her to the card base. I added the sentiment from the Wings of Change set to finish off my card.




Supplies


mermaid stamp



grungy butterfly stamps | transform sentiment



ripped fishnet stencil



Thanks for stopping by today.




Wow that’s the sparkliest mermaid tail ever! Absolutely beautiful card, love your choice of sentiment and we adore your colour choices… thank you Ericka 

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



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We will be back soon with more gorgeous inspiration… in the meantime, check out our instagram and Facebook group photos…. and our LIVE demos on our Facebook PAGE too! 🎥


Stay safe and we hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Mark & Helen xx


 

Daisy Stencil | Butterfly Stamps

Hello and Happy Friday to you! Sorry our blog has been a little neglected for a few days, it’s been such a busy week! We have also been doing live demos over on our Facebook PAGE most evenings so check them out if you haven’t already! Our wonderful Design Team have been really enjoying creating lots of projects with our NEW stencils, and Jane Tyrrell is here on the blog today with a gorgeous summer canvas featuring our ‘Daisy Daisy’ stencil with our new ‘Summer Wings’ stamps, a perfect combination…



Sharing the same name as my Granddaughter Daisy, I just had to use this stencil for my first make with the new release.

daisy stencil | frameless | visible image


How gorgeous is that!



I wanted to create something very light and summery so I got out my distress sprays and had a play on watercolour card.


I love that you can use the spray ink left behind to print with too (these are the images on the white
card)




I decided to use stamps from the Summer Wings set to make a very summery canvas.

butterfly stamp | dragonfly | summer | reflect

I stamped lots on inky mop up card and then added some more inks as needed.



I also stamped and cut the words into “banners”



I used this stenciled image.


I stamped my butterflies in place



and then decoupaged the wings adding glossy accents to their centres, and to the the centre of the daisy stencil.



Here is the finished canvas..


daisy stencil | canvas | butterfly stamps


with some close ups..






and one last shot..



This is such a pretty stencil and would work in so many different colourways and with so many different stamps. A real “must have” for any crafter.


The new stencil release is available to pre-order now! There are 8 more stencils in the release, do check out social media and the Facebook page where there are lots of samples being shared.


Thanks so much for stopping by.

Bye for now,

Jane x




This is so gorgeous Jane! The summer colours are fabulous and showcase the daisy stencil beautifully.  Thank you! ♡

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



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Stay safe and have a lovely weekend.

Helen & Mark xx


 

Healing | Bird Stencil & Mask

Hello! We are excited to launch 9 NEW stencils today which are available to pre-order now! We have been sharing lots of gorgeous inspiration here on our blog and on our social media over the past few days and there is more to come! Today we have stempelfrida here with a stunning card featuring the bird mask and stencil from our ‘Time Flies’ set…

After we only just had the new release of Visible Image stamps we now add new stencils. And wohooo, what can I say, there are so many great ones! And I think, there is something for every taste. One of my favorites is a set with a bird. This one I would like to present to you today with a special technique.


Healing – The bird’s soul heals and it can therefore gradually separate again from the undefined background. I have created it with a blending technique from the alcohol ink background. This stencil was just right for this, because it contains both the positive and the negative of the bird.


bird stencil | mask | alcohol inks | yupo paper




My card today was made with alcohol inks. After creating the background I used a blending technique to bring in my motif. 



But first to the beginning. My paper is Yupo paper. If you work a lot with alcohol inks, you know it: The typical, often used great effect of the flow of alcohol inks is especially good on Yupo paper. Papers with closed surfaces are suitable, so that the ink doesn’t sink into the paper and so it remains runnable. Yupo paper is actually a kind of plastic and therefore has a very smooth, closed surface and is virtually the non plus ultra among the suitable papers. The disadvantage, however, is that other techniques don´t work so well on it. These include embossing e.g. (be careful Yupo “paper” melts very easily because it is a plastic) or simply stamping. The surface is very slippery and therefore you not only have the problem with the imprint itself (it is really hard to get a crisp stamp image), but also that there are only a few stamp pads with which you can get a permanent print on Yupo paper.


You can also use encausting paper, which is the second choice I would say, closely followed by some ceramic papers or photo paper. But every paper is different and I encourage you to experiment with different papers. You will discover a lot of different effects.



On my Yupo paper I designed the background with three colours of alcohol inks. Then I used the great new stencil “Time Flies”. To be honest, there are actually a stencils and mask in this set. A positive and a matching negative. First I put the one on my yupo background that has the bird as a blank part. With a kitchen towel and isopropanol (you can also use Blending Solution) I wiped or blurred most of the paint from inside the bird. I also worked with a belnding pen. After it had dried again, I put the mask representing the actual bird on my bird image and made the white border with a Sakura pen. I added a little bit of perspective to the bird with copics by creating shadows around it and I also added details to the bird with them. 






I described above that it is often difficult to stamp on Yupo paper. Also for this the stencils came right for me. With the new Words of Support stencil I added the word on my collage with black acrylic paint. So it stands out a bit as if it were embossed. 




Supplies


Time Flies Stencil


bird stencil | mask | time flies



Words of Support Stencil


mindfulness words stencil



Copics R08, R29, R56
Sakura 1.0
Alcohol Ink Blending pen
Alcohol Ink sunshine yellow, valencia, gumball



alcohol inks | yupo paper | stamping | bird | healing sentiment





What a gorgeous card! We love your colour choices, so vibrant and summery! This technique works wonderfully with this stencil and mask set.  Thank you stempelfrida ♡

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

 

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We hope you love our new stencils! Available to pre-order now with release date in just 2 weeks.


new stencils | visible image | July 2020



We will be back tomorrow with more wonderful inspiration ♡

Make sure you are following us on instagram and join us over in our Facebook group where you can show us what you create with our products too!


Have a lovely evening.

Helen & Mark xx


 

The Forest | New Stencil

Hi! We are excited to preview more new stencils here on the blog today. Heather Mitchell has got her hands on ‘The Forest’ and ‘Time Flies’ to create 2 amazing cards…

Hello everyone…

Lots and lots of new Visible Image stamps sets and stencils out (or coming out) in the next couple of weeks and I’ve been really lucky to have been sent some of each to have a play with.  I’ll be honest, I was slightly over excited when they arrived… such an amazing release and Mark has done it again for #teamawesome.

So today I’m focussing on ‘The Forest’ stencil which is just beautiful, and I have 2 makes to share with you.  Once again, the quality of all the stencils is just amazing… perfect thickness… as I hate it when you spend out for stencils and they turn out to be all whispy and thin, don’t you?


forest scene | card | stamps | stencil


I absolutely love the colours on this card and it was so easy to make.



The back ground is made using Distress Oxide Ink Pads in an Ombre effect using Chipped Sapphire, Faded Jeans, Dusty Concord and Picked Raspberry.  I then lightly tapped on some black indian ink for a bit of texture and some Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist in Pretty Pink for some gentle sparkle… and  the light really reflects off the sparkle on the finished card.



Overlay the stencil and make another ombre effect using Black Soot, Hickory Smoke and Weathered Wood and ensure the inks are dry.



With the background complete, I used the foreground stamp from the Into the Woods stamp set and added Versafine Clair Glamorous to the bottom and their Warm Breeze to the trees.  I used a stamping platform for this as I wanted a real hit of colour so over the colours a couple of times.  When satisfied, I heat embossed them using WOW!’s amazing Clear Embossing powder.



For final touches, I heat embossed the cute little owl in black and then the sentiment, also from the Into the Woods set, onto black card, trimmed and added using foam tape.




woods | trees | forest | stamps



My second make today starts off with a grey smooshed background using Distress Oxide ink pads in Hickory Smoke, Ice Spruce and Weathered Wood.  They’ve also been given the indian ink and Glimmer Mist treatment for extra interest.


crow stencil | forest | scene | card


I’ve done another ombre background on this card too but this time used Black Soot, Chipped Sapphire, faded Jeans and Dusty Concord,




I’ve then used Prima’s Graphite Texture Paste (which has a wonderful subtle gritty finish) with  the bird from the new ‘Time Flies’ stencil to create this dominating image over the card.



To finish, I used the little sentiment from the Break Free stamp set.



The fabulous new stencils are available to pre-order from this Friday 3rd July and are released on  17th July… and if you enter the current Facebook group challenge you could bag yourself £100 voucher… and that’s A LOT of stencils! Haha!!


Keep an eye out on all the socials for lots of inspiration.. the Visible Image instagram and Facebook page are full of sneaky peaks and makes.


I’ll be back soon with another new make to share.  thanks for reading!

H xx




Two fantastic cards Heather which showcase our new stencils brilliantly! The texture and sheen are stunning and we are loving that grit paste on the bird! Thank you so much Heather ♡

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




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We will be back here on the blog tomorrow with more gorgeous inspiration from our awesome team!


Stay safe and well.

Helen & Mark xx


 

Mixed Media Wall Art | Butterfly Stamps

Hi there, we are sneaking in with an extra post today! We just had to share this stunning art work by Lynda Hall featuring our fabulous new butterfly stamps and sentiments on an incredible textured background…


For my latest Visible Image inspiration I am sharing a piece of wall art that I have created, featuring the new release Summer Wings stamp set. I love the clean lines of the butterflies, they offer endless opportunities for creativity.




I started this piece with a piece of watercolour card, that I sprayed with water before applying watercolour paint. I wanted lots of lovely texture on this, so I used the salt technique.



This is a simple process where you sprinkle rock salt over the painted card when still wet, and allow it to dry naturally. It absorbs the moisture and leaves the most interesting patterns and texture.



When fully dry, I brushed off the salt and sealed with a layer of matt medium.



Then for more texture! I coloured crackle paste with acrylic paint and applied it liberally with a pallet knife.



While that was drying and doing its magical crackly thing, I finished off my butterflies. The day before I had stamped and gone over the outline with Pebeo Cerne Relief. This enabled me to fill the gaps with Pebeo Prisme paint, which once dry contains beautiful patterns. This does take a while to dry fully. I left mine overnight before fussy cutting out.



With the crackle paste dry, I then really went to town on adding more texture. I added Izink Ice, acrylic ink, embossing powder, texture sand and beads. I also added some stamping detail using stamps from the Shape It Up set (this is SUCH a useful set to have in the stash for backgrounds!)





To finish I mounted on black, and added the sentiment stamps and adhered the butterflies.


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When framed it makes a beautiful unique piece of art work.


mixed media wall art | butterfly stamps



Products used


mixed media wall art




butterfly | dragonfly | stamps




background | stamps | shapes | lines | triangles | geometric



Visible Image are currently offering the chance to win a whopping £100 voucher over in the Facebook Group with the challenge ‘Shades of Purple’ so do pop over and join in if you can. This challenge is in memory of a dear friend of ours, Erika, who sadly passed away a year ago but still very much lives on in our hearts. She LOVED the colour purple!




Wowee! Just look at all that delicious texture! Your background really is a work of art Lynda.. we absolutely love this project! Thank you ♡

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



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We will be back tomorrow with more fabulous inspiration from our wonderful team ♡

Mark will be starting a series of LIVE demos over on our Facebook PAGE this evening at 8pm, showcasing our new stamps!


Take care and stay well.

Helen & Mark xx


 

Daisy Daisy | NEW Stencil

Hello! We hope you had a lovely weekend. We are very excited to be previewing our awesome NEW stencils this week! Our Design Team have been having so much fun with them over the weekend! Ericka Strange is kicking off this week’s inspiration with 2 vibrant summer cards featuring our gorgeous ‘Daisy Daisy’ and ‘Mesh it Up’ frameless stencils…




For my first card…


I used the new Daisy Daisy stencil along with Mesh It Up.


daisymain


I started with a gel press print that I had created with Distress Oxides and paint. Originally it wasn’t anything too great, but then I added embossing ink with my blending tool to the Mesh It Up stencil, and sprinkled WOW! Bahama embossing powder on it.


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I love the chunky texture both the stencil and the embossing powder give the panel.

I then took some Bristol Smooth paper and the Daisy Daisy stencil and blended Distress Oxides in  Squeezed Lemonade, Dried Marigold, and Marmalade.


daisyside


I cut the outline of the stencil out and stamped the sentiment from the Beautiful Soul stamp set in black on the daisy.


face stamp | woman head | beautiful soul



daisy stencil | mesh stencil | gelli print | distress oxide inks



For my second card..


I used the same Daisy Daisy stencil but on a panel I created with Distress Oxide reinkers on photo paper.


ddaisymain


For more information on how to create the background check out my blog post here.


I then used the stencil and applied Frayed Burlap Distress Oxide lightly around the stencil with a blending brush.


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I stamped the butterflies from the Wings of Change set in Chipped Sapphire Distress Oxide. I also used the sentiment and stamped it in black archival ink.


butterfly stamps | grunge | transform | metamorphosis



ddaisyside


I love the grungy but bright look the distress oxides have on the photopaper and the different layers.


daisy stencil | butterfly stamp | grunge | distress inks



Thanks for stopping by today!




We adore these cards! So summery! So vibrant! And they showcase the new stencils wonderfully… thank you Ericka 

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


 

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We hope you are getting excited for our stencils release! You can pre-order them this Friday! Release date: July 17th.


We will be back to show you more new stencils projects here on the blog tomorrow, but if you can’t wait… check out our instagram and Facebook group for loads of sneak peeks!


Stay safe and we hope you have a good Monday!

Mark & Helen xx


 

Summer Kindness | Dragonfly Stamp

Hi there! Wow it’s another scorching hot day here in the UK! So perfect for more gorgeous summer inspiration… Jane Tyrrell has a beautiful card to share with you featuring our new dragonfly stamp…



Happy summer! Yes we have enjoyed our longest day too and the long summers days loom ahead. I live very near the River Wandle as it winds its way back up to London and I delight in my walks along it.

As I walked along yesterday I saw a flash of colour in the undergrowth


I only had my phone with me (very unusal for me!) but I managed to snap a very summery visitor, a shimmery dragonfly.




This leads in perfectly to my latest design team project for Visible Image and I am sharing another sample I made using the brand new stamp release which is released tomorrow!


I made a summery card using the lovely dragonfly from the Summer Wings set:


summer stamps | butterfly | dragonfly | line drawings


I decided to get out my alcohol inks and made a summery background





I cut it down for a 7X5″ card


I stamped all the images onto acetate which I had also added alcohol ink to (I will use the butterflies for another project).



I also gold embossed some of them (sorry no photos!) I decided to use just the wings of the gold embossed acetate dragonfly and gold embossed another on some inky mop up card. I used the 2 together to make a real statement dragonfly.



This was just right for my alcohol ink background.


I also decided to use one of the fab sentiments from the new Equality, Hope and Love stamp set

equality | hope| love | sentiment stamps | definitions



Here is my finished card.

kindness sentiment stamp | dragonfly | alcohol inks



with some close ups..







and one last shot:


dragonfly stamp | acetate | embossing | alchohol inks


I have LOTS more samples to share over the coming weeks and do keep an eye out on social media where mine and my teamies samples are being shared.


Thanks so much for stopping by.


Bye for now,

Jane x




What a stunning background for our dragonfly stamp Jane! The colours are fabulous together and the gold embossing and acetate layer look really beautiful. Thank you! And thank you for sharing your photos of the wonderful dragonfly you spotted too ♡

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


 

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Stay safe and keep cool!

Helen & Mark xx


 

Summer Wings | Dragonfly Stamp

Hello and Happy Friday to you! We have stempelfrida here on the blog today with a fabulous summer card featuring the dragonfly stamp from our NEW ‘Summer Wings’ set…


Hello, dears!

I have brought my Visible Image day earlier, because yay, a new release of Visible Image is here! It consists of six new stamp sets and they are once again very different from the previous ones. Have you looked yet? Already now you can pre-order the stamps, they will be delivered at the end of this month. As always I was allowed to play with some of them. Today I used the set with the dragonfly called “Summer wings”.


dragonfly stamp | mixed media card | acrylic paint | geometric flowers


The background for my card is a gelli plate print. Besides blue/aqua tones I also used gold, which you will also find on other elements like the flowers and the dragonfly. The print is not very sophisticated technique wise. The ovals are made by just rolling a spot of paint with the brayer the longer lines are made with wood sticks. 



I stamped the dragonfly with Versamark and embossed it with a powder consisting of different colours of the ocean. I then coloured it with Twinkling H2Os. Do you know those? I didn´t use them for ages. They are water colours with lots of shimmer and give a wonderful glittery look. I found that perfect for the dragonfly. I bent the wings and the body a bit.



The flowers are also stamped with Versamark and then embossed in gold. They are from an older set called “Visometry” and are actually geometric elements. They go wonderfully with the dragonfly, have you noticed? The structures on the wings reflect the flowers. Or vice versa. Then I coloured the flowers with watercolour.



       




Supplies


Stamps:


butterfly | dragonfly | stamps | line drawings



geometric stamps | spirals | flowers



here for you | stronger than you think | sentiment stamps
 


Stamp pads: Versamark; Distress Oxides mermaid lagoon
Embossing powder: Kartenkunst gold, Ozean
Twinkling H2O Guatemalian Green, Navajo Pearl, Bolivian Blue, Mustard Green, Iridescent gold
Acrylic paint 
Water colour: Schmincke HORADAM 







What a fabulous summer card! We love your background for these stamps and the touches of gold against the blues. Thank you stempelfrida ♡

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

 

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We will be back soon with more wonderful inspiration  ♡

Stay safe and well.

Helen & Mark xx


 

Love is Love | Mixed Media Face Stamps

Good Evening, we have some more gorgeous new stamps inspiration for you today. Heather Mitchell has inked up our ‘Love is Love’ set and is here to show you what she made…


Evening all,

You can’t have not seen the new Visible Image stamps that are on pre-order now… and aren’t they beauties?!  I absolutely love this Love is Love set… bang on perfect for these volatile times in which we find ourselves.




I’ve barely been able to put this stamp set down since it arrived Friday and my head is whirring away with possibilities and ideas for it.

To begin the card, I’ve added some star washi tape strips to watercolour card and gesso’d over the top to protect the tape.  After overlaying the Square Route stencil, I’ve created an ombre effect using Chipped Sapphire, Blueprint Sketch and Salty Ocean to which I’ve then lightly spritzed water over to add texture.



After using a black permanent fine liner to draw in some scribbly lines in the stencil gaps, I’ve flicked on some black indian ink to break up the blue and add extra interest.

Having already measured where the two face stamps would lay on the card, I used the sentiment for the set, Love is Love, down the centre.



The two profile stamps are just brilliant! The words on them (trust, love, eternity, friendship, loyalty, empathy, kindness etc) are so bang on trend and perfect for all types of cards and journalling and I cannot wait to journal with this set!

I’ve heat embossed the profile stamps using WOW!’s Opaque Bright White embossing powder and then used oxide ink pads (Candied Apple, Picked raspberry, Seedless preserve, Blueprint Sketch, Cracked Pistachio and Mustard Seed) to create the rainbow effect.  Once trimmed, I’ve secured them directly to the card before matting onto black card to finish.



Once again, the new stamps are on pre-order now from the online shop and are due for release on Friday June 26th… just in time for the weekend!


mixed media face stamps | love is love



squares stencil



Check out the Visible Image Facebook group or instagram for loads of inspiration from the design team using the new stamps… we can barely put them down!


See you soon, H xx




What an awesome card! We are loving your design, from the rainbow colours to the scribbles in the stencil lines! Thank you so much Heather ♡

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




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Blog see all our latest posts here
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We will be back soon with more amazing inspiration from our wonderful team.


Stay safe and well!

Helen & Mark xx


 

Daffodil Stamp | Canvas

Hi there, we are really excited for today’s inspiration! Jane Tyrrell has got her hands on our new stamps and has a rather special project to share with you here on the blog today…

Hi friends, have you seen there is a brand new Visible Image stamp release? It is available for pre-order now and is being released on June 26th. I got my hands on the stamps on Friday to make some samples and I have been blown away by how gorgeous they are. There are 6 new A6 sets and every one is fab. I am popping in today as I just had to share my first sample as it features my favourite flower, the daffodil.


It is one of 3 lovely flowers in the new Flower Art set


Flower stamps | daffodil | tulip | rose

I used it with a fab existing background stamps called Fibonacci


fibonacci spiral stamp | maths grid | background



I decided to make myself a canvas to hang in my studio and wanted a very organic/vintage feel.


This is what I got up to:


I took some corrugated card and ripped it back and also found an old Dusty Attic chipboard frame in my stash which I won many moons ago.



I used distress paints on the chipboard
and finished off with gold Stickles which you will see at the end.



I also die cut some hessian to add a focal frame underneath


I coloured the cardboard with distress paints and added highlights with Tarnished Brass distress paint.




Out came my trusty  “A tale of two cities” book for some book page flowers and I used an inky off cut for the leaves and the centres of the daffodils.



I also added Glossy Accents to the trumpet of the flower head.



Here is my finished canvas, the words which come in this set work so well with the images too.  Daffodils are indeed such beautiful yet delicate flowers.

daffodil stamp | canvas | wall hanging



Some close ups:








and one last shot:



I have LOTS more samples to share over the coming weeks, and do keep an eye out on social media where mine and my teamies samples are being shared.


Thanks so much for stopping by.


Bye for now,

Jane x




This is really gorgeous Jane, the daffodils look fabulous stamped on the book pages and the glossy accents really adds to them. Love the texture of the distressed cardboard and the gold stickles too… thank you  ♡

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

 

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We will be back soon with more inspiration for our June stamps release! Have you pre-ordered yours yet?


Thanks so much  for visiting our blog today.

Stay safe and well.

Helen & Mark xx


 

June Stamps Release | Visible Image

Hello! We are getting very excited to launch our NEW stamps for pre-order tomorrow (Friday June 12th)! We have 6 gorgeous new sets which will mix and match beautifully. With the themes of equality, kindness, love, sadness, and a touch of summer too, we think these stamps are so relevant right now.

Introducing…

LOVE is LOVE

No matter who you love ❤️
Really versatile stamps with a mixed media feel.


love is love | equality | pride | face | stamps | clear | rubber



Bad Day

An emotive image for anyone who is struggling or going through a difficult time 😥
So many of us are having days like these, more than ever at the moment.


bad day | face stamp



Happy Day

A fun quirky face to brighten someone’s day! 😍
Endless creative possibilities with the fabulous accessory stamps and sentiments.


happy day | quirky face | stamp | flowers | smile | rainbow



Flower Art

A beautiful rose, daffodils and tulip in a simplistic style 🌷
Wonderful for creating clean and simple cards with beautiful sentiments.


flower stamps | tulip | daffodil | rose | line art



Summer Wings

Gorgeously simple butterflies, dragonfly and beautiful sentiments for your summer projects 🦋
These will look wonderful on distress oxide, brushos or watercolour backgrounds!


butterfly | dragonfly | stamps | reflect | dream | summer



Equality, Hope & Love

Equality, Hope, Love and Kindness sentiment stamps in a dictionary definition style 💓
The stamps will add that touch of something special to your handmade projects.


equality | hope | love | kindness | dictionary definition | sentiment stamps



We hope you love our new designs! 🥰

Available to pre-order from Friday June 12th | Release date: June 26th


We can’t wait for our amazing team to start sharing their first samples over the next week!

Make sure you have liked and followed our Facebook PAGE as Mark will be doing some LIVE demos!


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Thanks for visiting our blog today.


Stay safe and well,

Helen & Mark xx



Garden of Tranquility | ATCs

Hi there! We hope you are keeping safe and staying well. We have Jane Tyrrell on the blog today with some fabulous inspiration featuring our ‘Random Art’ flower stamps…


Hello! It’s time for my latest design team inspiration for Visible Image.

My garden has been even more important to me this year and the recent landscaping has been a godsend. I have spent many mindful hours outside nurturing my plants and everything is looking so summery now that my summer bedding pots have come into flower.


 

 

 

 


So all these provided my inspiration for my project today, a set of 5 artist trading cards.
Artist trading cards measure 3 1/2 X 2 1/2″ and I make them to swap with my crafty friends and my little granddaughter.

I called this set my “Garden of tranquility”

I used 2 stamp sets;


Random Art of Kindness


quirky flower stamps | kindness | hope | tranquility


and the daisy stamp from Break Free


daisy stamp | smashed vase | break free



This is what I got up to;


I used oxide ink to stamp the background using one of the flowers and archival ink for the “stem” from the ‘Random Art of Kindness’ set.




I stamped the daisy from the ‘Break Free’ stamp set onto some left over alcohol ink yupo and distress inky mop up card and cut them out.




I stamped the “rose” flower from the ‘Random Art of Kindness’ set onto different scraps of inky card and chose the 3 I liked best and cut them out.


I added a little accent of gold stickles to each flower




and I stamped the small words from ‘Random Art of Kindness’ set onto kraft card and cut them into little plant markers.



Here they are finished


garden flowers ATCs | stamps



with a couple of close ups

daisy stamp | ATC



quirky rose stamp ATC



quirky flower stamp | ATC



and one last shot.


flower stamps | daisy | quirky | ATCs | stamping



Thanks so much for stopping by.

Stay safe and stay creative.


Bye for now,
Jane x


 

Here For You Always

Hello! We hope you are well. Nadine Carlier is here on the blog today with a stunning card featuring our gorgeous inky flower stamp with a beautiful sentiment…


flower stamp | here for you card


Hello! Lately, I seem to be on a watercolor kick. I have been having a lot of fun playing with different ways to use water coloring on cards to create different looks.


here for you always | card | flower stamp


I love these flowers from the Visible Image ‘Creative Chaos’ Stamp Set.


You can watch my video tutorial here to see how I created my card.


I used Pebeo Drawing Gum to create a resist to watercolor the flowers.





For the sentiment, I used the Visible Image ‘So Much Stronger’ Stamp Set.





inky flower | stamp | mixed media | grunge | background elements



inspiring | sentiment stamps | strong | quotes





This is a really gorgeous card and the sentiment is so perfect right now. We love using pebeo drawing gum for masking too, it’s brilliant!  Thank you Nadine ♡

You can find more of Nadine’s gorgeous cards over on her blog.



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Blog see all our latest posts here
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We will be back soon with more fabulous inspiration from our wonderful team!

Thanks for visiting our blog today, stay well.

Helen & Mark xx


 

Heart Flowers | Birthday Card

Hi there! Happy weekend to you! We have Macarena here on the blog today with a gorgeous handmade Birthday card featuring our cute heart stamp as flowers…



 

I like out of the box ideas so my flowers are not “normal”.
It seems I got some weakness for this tiny heart stamp.

 

heart flowers | vase | stamps | Birthday card

I used Distress Oxides + water through the Time Tunnel stencil.



Stamped the hearts from the Accessorize set, and the vase and stems with black Archival ink.



I colored the hearts and highlighted them using oil pastels.


I added shading and background stamping, then stamped the Happy Birthday sentiment.
In the end I sprinkled the card with white paint.





Visible Image products used:


accessory stamps | heart | flower | wings | cupcake


daisy | flower | stamp | vase | smashed | break free


Happy Birthday | stamp | verse | sentiment | card making


inky | flower | stamp | mixed media | background | elements


time spiral | stencil

 

Have a nice day!




Wow! We love this! Your heart flowers look so striking against your delicate background, what a fabulous way to combine these stamps… thank you Macarena ♡

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

 

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We will be back soon with more wonderful projects from our amazing team! And.. NEW stamps previews!!!

Stay safe and well, and have a lovely weekend!

Mark & Helen xx


 

Upcycling | Mixed Media Art

Good Evening, we are back with our 3rd and final dose of colourful art today! Heather Mitchell has created some awesome inspiration for our Facebook group up-cycling challenge…

Hey Everyone…

The latest challenge over in the Visible Image group is an up-cycling challenge where you are encouraged to up-cycle something you would normally throw away!


upcycling | cereal box | mixed media | stamping


I sat (for ages) trying to figure out what to make and then it hit me that what I actually needed was a small box to pop my makes in so that they are kept separate from those cards I’ve already blogged or posted on social media.  I like keep my un-posted makes separate so I know where my head is at!


I needed a box wide enough to fit an 8×8″ card in and initially I looked at a small cardboard box I had but realised the porridge box in the bin was perfect!



At 8.5″ on it’s side, it was perfect size-wise but a tad flimsy so I backed it with some thick card and then added watercolour card over the top so I could distress and grunge it up.  I filled in the gap round the top of the box using modelling paste and a palette knife just so it looked a bit more ‘finished’.



I didn’t have a theme for the box, didn’t know where I was going with it really so I just went with the flow.  

I began by using the Stars and Stripes stencil, utilising the stars with modelling paste for the sides of the front  of the box. Once dried (over night) I just spritzed it with blues and green Distress Oxide Spray as I love the chalky finish they give and added some Picked Raspberry Distress Crayon to the stars to contrast with the cool colours.


I had to use my favourite stencil, Ripples, on the project somewhere so grabbed a Chipped Sapphire ink pad and dotted the fabulous circles around the box.



It was then a matter of layering up the stamps.  I love the two fish from the Art Rebel set so stamped those swimming around and then added the seaweed image from the Dare to Swim set.  I hadn’t really intended the box to have an underwater theme but the colours kind of dictated it a bit.




I love the Scribble stamp on the Total Chaos set and had to have it on the make somewhere, so heat embossed it using WOW’s Angel Eyes powder


To give the box a random feel, I added the tree from Into the Woods using Versafine Clair ink pads in Rain Forest and Verdant and ‘sealed’ the ink using a clear powder from WOW.  The leaves, from both Total Chaos and Tree of Life, are done exactly the same way and coloured using Arteza watercolour brush pens.




The sides needed some art and so again, make it a little quirky, I used the bulbs (and moth) from Glimmer of Light and Shining Bright and tucked the word ‘Shine’ in between them.



For the front of the box, I went all out colour clash and stamped the gorgeous Visible Image eye using Versafine Clair Charming Pink and Glamorous which I then heat embossed using a clear powder.



To finish, I needed a hefty sentiment, something that meant something to me so I chose ‘Create Your Imagination’ from the Just Be Happy stamp set.



So there we have it… think I’ve mentioned it all!?





You can find the challenge in the Visible Image Facebook group  and there is a HUGE £40 voucher for the first winner and then two £20 vouchers for the next two! Enough to grab yourselves a stamp set or stencil or two… and there are some new ones on there way!!

Take care of yourselves and I’ll see you soon and thank you for taking the time to read my posts… it’s massively appreciated.

H xx




Wow!!! This is amazing! So many stamps!!! We love your underwater themed background and all the layers, details and texture! Really awesome inspiration!  Thank you so much Heather ♡

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



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Helen & Mark xx


 

Have A Vision | Vibrant Card

Good Afternoon! Ericka Strange is next up on the blog today with a gorgeous card featuring the large version of our stunning inky flower, found in our ‘Total Chaos’ set…



Happy Monday. I hope you are safe and well. Today I’m playing with some Visible Image and WOW! Embossing to make a fun card.


flower stamp | foiling | embossing


I started off by taking a background I had made previously watercoloring stripes. I then used an anti static tool on the background to make sure there were no oils to attract the fine powder.  I stamped the flower and leaves from the ‘Total Chaos’ set onto the paper with WOW! Embossing ink in my MISTI. I then sprinkled some WOW! Bonding Powder and heated it up until it was shiny.


IMG_4524 copy


There are a couple of ways to use the bonding powder, I chose to use my MINC (like a laminator) since I had it out for a  couple of other projects. I ran the background through the MINC with the Dark Blue Fab Foil.


visionside


The result is a beautiful, shiny blue image.


visiondown


I have stamped the sentiment from the ‘2020 Vision’ set and heat embossed it in Metallic Platinum.


inky flower stamp | leaves | embossing | foiling



To finish my card, I added some blue gemstones. 



Supplies


inky flower stamp | mixed media art | scribble | leaf



eye stamp | rubber | clear | collage | mixed media



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




What a fabulous card Ericka! Our flower and leaves look stunning with the foil and your striped background is so striking! Thank you 

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

 

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Life is What You Make it

Hi there! We have stempelfrida here on the blog today with the kind of card that would brighten anyone’s day…



Life is what you make it. Wow, that’s another killer statement, huh? I had this idea some time ago with the hearts, which I would arrange like this on a canvas and then place a saying at the bottom right. The ones who know me, are aware that this happens rather rarely with me. I usually do not know beforehand how my card will look like in the end. But you can be sure, even with this project it wasn’t clear before how it will look in detail afterwards. 

happy bright card | hearts | ink splats | life is what you make it




Each of these hearts makes its life as it pleases. And look how beautiful this variety is! Yes, I have consciously chosen something very beautiful for each individual heart. And look at what’s going on around the hearts! But also here: these are splotches and doodle circles, but how great and beautiful is this interaction? Life is what you make of it – look around you!


Life is what you make it – and indeed, isn´t that, what we should always remind us of? Yes, it might be hard sometimes, when you are feeling miserable because life gave you a hard time or you need to deal with a tough task. But in the end it is about YOU! You hold the strings in your hands. Your eyes can make the world grey or bright.


I wish you all have the power to realize this every day and especially when you are down.


I started to paint hearts with my LYRA chalks, which I have used so rarely until now. But I wanted something with great bright colours and actually the result is so wonderfully shiny. Thanks to the clearstamps I was always able to estimate the size I needed to paint, because I wanted to stamp the hearts in black on the edges later. I took the colours of the rainbow for my project.




In a second step I mixed the colours with a brush and water and added light and darker areas. I let them dry well and then stamped the hearts on them with Versafine and fussy-cut them.



Afterwards I made light spots with water and darker spots by spraying paint on the hearts with a brush. On the again dried hearts I set white and black accents with acrylic pencils. I bent the hearts a little bit up at the edges and fixed them with spacer pads of different thicknesses.


For my background I have combined the stamps from several sets of Visible Image stamps. I always call this kind of stamps “grubby maker”. Many stampers use them for mixed media techniques and often they are used in dark colours. But I wanted to use them in the right happy colours to set a perfect scene for my hearts and let them feel good. The lines at the bottom of the square are again painted with an acrylic pencil.



The whole picture is quite very big: 21×21 cm, if you want to make it yourself.



Supplies




Stamps: Visible Image


Don´t Judge


mental health awareness | stamps | don't judge | healing takes time


No Regrets


sentiment stamps | no regrets | love yourself | life is what you make it


Ink splats


ink splats stamps


Universal


cosmic background stamps | star | galaxy | scribble circles


Stamp pads: Versafine onyx black; Distress Oxides wilted violet, salty ocean, broken china, twisted citron, mustard seed, wild honey, carved pumpkin, barn door, black soot
Lyra Artists’ crayons
Sakura 1.0 
POSCA pen – white






This card really makes us smile!  The hearts look wonderful coloured with crayons, and the ink splats stamps and scribbled circles behind them look awesome! Great choice of quote too! Thank you stempelfrida ♡

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



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A Glimmer of Light | Moth Stamp

Hello! We have Lynda Hall on the blog today with an awesome mixed media card featuring the moth stamp from our ‘Glimmer of Light’ set which also contains a very inspiring quote which is so relevant at the moment…


It is my turn to share a little Visible Image inspiration with you, and today I am focusing on the brilliant Glimmer of Light stamp set. After ten weeks of not working due to the Covid pandemic, I am finally back doing a job I love, so I am definitely feeling like the sentiment is appropriate right now!

moth stamp | mixed media card | lightbulb


I started this card by spritzing black and yellow Decoart mister sprays onto mixed media card.



Then I began creating layers using the Meshing Around and Count Me In stencils.



I then placed the light bulb stamps over the yellow patches.



The next stage was so much fun! I went to town over the top with Izink Ice, which added depth to the colours and more gorgeous texture.




I deepened the yellow around the bulbs with a sparkle pen, and then added more dimension with a clear crackle glaze over the top to create a glass effect.



While that dried completely, I stamped, embossed and fussy cut the moths and sentiment ready to adhere.






Here are some close up photos for you.





Visible Image products used:



mesh circle stencil




jumbled numbers stencil




moth stamp | glimmer of light quote | light bulb





Wow! Your background looks amazing, so much texture and it is perfect for the moth! Loving the glaze on the lightbulbs and the glow around them! Thank you ♡

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



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Birthday Balloons | Rainbow Card

Hello! We are back with our second dose of gorgeous inspiration here on the blog today. Sharon Traynor has made the perfect card for a summer Birthday, featuring the little balloon stamp and flower pot from our ‘Stay Weird’ set…


balloon stamp | handmade | Birthday card | Rainbow


Pretty, pretty, pretty! I just adore pretty rainbow colours, don’t you? There is something so happy and summery about them. As the temperatures are soaring over here in Portugal and all the summer flowers are starting to bloom, it was right that these gorgeous colours just had to come out to play.

I was feeling in a bit more of an inky mood when I made this card so that meant making some background paper with smooshing inks and adding a few stamps, as well as doing some simple ink blending. Those are 2 techniques that are incredibly easy to do, but it can sometimes be difficult to incorporate them into my usual ‘white space’ filled CAS cards. However, it is great to go back to my ‘roots’ every once in a while to have fun and just play with colours like this.

Today I’m showcasing all of the accessory stamps in the ‘Stay Weird’ stamp set by  Visible Image. The card has been left without a sentiment because it will fit so many different occasions and it is good to have ‘blank’ cards like this in your arsenal.


Here’s how I made it:

Add a small amount of distress ink onto a craft mat, spritz with water and press some white card onto the droplets. Dry with a heat gun and repeat until you have several layers of ink. Drying between each layer and using small amounts of ink helps to keep that pretty, airy look.


Randomly stamp the tiny circles and the rings onto the panel with the same colours of distress inks.


Stamp and heat emboss the balloons using a clear glossy embossing powder. When inking up the balloon, try to concentrate a bit more ink to one side (or the bottom as I have here) to help with the 3D look, and remember to ‘huff’ on the stamp just before stamping it.


Stamp the flower pot and water colour it with distress inks. Fussy cut the balloons and the flower pot.


Blend a rainbow ombré background onto another piece of white card.


Attach the pretty panel to the centre of a card blank and then take two strips of the ombré blended panel and stick those to each side of the central panel. If you cut them slightly wider than they need to be you can attach them to the card blank and trim the excess away with large scissors (cutting from the back of the card). Attach some bakers twine to the balloons and add different heights of foam pads to the back of them.


Add the flower pot and the balloons to the central panel and the card is complete.

 

And the bonus is, I still have the central part of the ombré panel that can be used in another card!



Stamps Used:


quirky quote stamps | balloons | flower pot | circles



Other Supplies:

White card, Distress Inks (picked raspberry, carved pumpkin, mustard seed, twisted citron, cracked pistachio, peacock feathers), craft sheet, spritzer, WOW! clear embossing powder, water brush, Versafine onyx black ink, scissors, bakers twine, 3dfoam pads.


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


Hugs,
Sharon xx




This is such a happy card! We too love rainbow colours! Love your design and the inky panel, and the balloons look fabulous on the twine! Thank you Sharon ♡

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

 

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Look Forward With Hope

Hello and Happy Monday to you! We hope you had a lovely weekend   Judy Rozema is kicking off this week’s inspiration here on the blog with a stunning card featuring our ‘Beautiful Soul’ face stamp and an inspiring quote…


Today I am sharing some watercolor painting and a card made with three different stamp sets from Visible Image.

face stamp | hair | woman



I started out by mixing oranges, yellows, and reds from my Kuretake paints. I didn’t have an image, or idea in mind for what I would make; I was just mixing colors. When it was dry, it reminded me of the gorgeous image from Beautiful Soul.


I used my MISTI to line up where the image might look best, and stamped it with VersaFine Clair Nocturne. I added the sun from Look Forward With Hope in the upper right corner, and the net from Mesh-ellaneous along the bottom and upper left corner in yellow and orange inks.





I stamped the sentiment sentiment in Nocturne ink. I think it’s the perfect sentiment for all that is happening in our world right now. For added sparkle, I used Orange Peel Stickles in three waves of her hair. I love how it turned out!



Stamps Used:


face stamp | woman | hair | positive | sentiment stamps



Hope | It's OK to not be OK | brave | storm | sentiment | stamps



mesh | ripped fishnet | background stamp



handmade card | hope | face stamp | woman



Thank you for stopping by today!



This card is so striking Judy! Your background is fabulous, we love the texture and interest you added with the fishnet background stamp. Thank you 

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Helen & Mark xx


 

Upcycling | Visible Image Stamps

Hi there! We have a new challenge running over in our Facebook group and the theme is Upcycling! Jane Tyrrell is here on the blog today with some fantastic inspiration using tomato tins…


Hello

It’s time for my latest inspiration for Visible Image.

I had a look in my recycling box and this is what I found… an empty tin of tomatoes



In my studio I use the rather attractive Pizza Express passata tins to store lots of my crafting accessories including pens, brushes etc. I decided that I would decorate my tin for some more crafting bits.



I removed the label, measured the length and width of the tin (between the rounded end plates) and cut a piece of card. I added 1 cm onto the length of a piece of card for a small overlap.




I decided to use the eye from the See Everything stamp set

eye stamp | rubber | clear

and some art words from The Word Needs Art


art | creative | quote | stamps



I also added some extra “circles” using the stamp from my Guardian Angel set

guardian angel | stamp | dark | birds | circles


Once I got my stamps out I decided to also decorate one of my other tins so I stamped up 2 new “labels”. I stamped using Versafine Clair Nocture and clear embossed.




I added some extra circles using the stamps in the Guardian angel set.



I masked the eyes and added Brushos, rose red and violet to 1 label and Paperartsy Violetta Infusions to the other.



Then I removed the masks to reveal the whites of the eyes.



I coloured the pupils using glitter pens.




The clarity of Visible Image stamps really are second to none..



Finishing touches included white pen accents and glitter layer pen to some of the circles.


I then attached the labels to the tins using red line tape;





And here they are;


altered tins | stamping | mixed media | up cycling



altered tins | stamping | eye stamp | mixed media | up cycling


And also back in my studio already filled!


handmade desk pots | stamping



craft pots | handmade | stamping | altered tins


and one last shot


eye stamp | altered tins


Thanks so much for stopping by.

Stay safe and stay creative.


Bye for now,
Jane x




Wow these are so awesome! The brushos and infusions make stunning backgrounds for our eye stamp, and the pots look perfect filled with all your brushes and pens!

Thank you for this amazing challenge inspiration Jane ♡

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

 

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Hearts Tag | Visible Image Stamps

Hello! We hope you had a lovely weekend, we really enjoyed some time off in the sunshine 😀 Macarena is here on the blog today with a fantastic tag featuring the gorgeous little heart stamp from our accessorize set…



Hearts ❤️



Hi there! I definitely love tags and colors from some time.
Maybe it’s a natural need for colors in this dark times…
Anyway, I had so much fun with this tag and hope it will
inspire you to try out some vibrancy on your projects.


heart stamp | mixed media tag | distress oxides | i choose bold colour







I covered the tag with Distress Oxide Antique Linen ink + water.
Stamped the hearts from Accessorize set with brown Archival.
Started to color the hearts and highlighted them using oil pastels
of similar colors.
Finally I played a bit with the shading using Distress Oxide
Walnut Stain ink and a water brush.
In the end I sprinkled the whole tag with white paint.






Visible Image stamps used:


accessory stamps | heart | flower | wings | cupcake | rings    colour quote stamps





What an awesome tag! The oxides and the white paint add such wonderful texture, and the hearts are coloured beautifully..  thank you Macarena ♡

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



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Life Can Be Tough | Sentiment Stamp

Hi there, thank you for visiting our blog today. Ericka Strange is here with an awesome card featuring a sentiment which is so meaningful, especially at the moment… life can be tough, but my darling so are you.


Happy Thursday and I hope you are all doing well. This was my inspiration for the ‘Red White and Blue’ challenge over in the Visible Image Facebook group.



I started out by smooshing Distress Ink in Candied Apple and Salty Ocean on my craft mat and picking up the ink with Bristol Smooth paper.


flagprep


Once my background dried, I added the safety pin stamp from the Don’t Judge set with Archival Black ink. It’s been a tough year for all of us and in the United States (as many countries) we’ve have been through other hard times and have come through stronger.  I like the look of the tears being held together with safety pins signifying our past tough times as a nation but we’re still strong.


flagpt2


I used the Stars and Stripes stencil with texture paste and added WOW! Embossing White Twinkle for some pretty shine.


flagside


I finished my card with the sentiment from the Brave & Strong stamp set which I think is perfect for the time we are going through with COVID-19.


flagup



flagsides



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



Supplies


don't judge | i am strong | broken | mental health | mindfulness | stamps



brave and strong







What a striking card Ericka! Love the mended flag held together with the pins, and the embossing powder really adds the wow factor to the flag!
Thank you 

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

 

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Creating Calm | Seahorse Stamp

Hello! We have Lynda Hall here on the blog today with a gorgeous underwater themed card featuring our lovely seahorse stamp…

The sun is shining, it has been a glorious week,  and oh how I have been dreaming of a trip to the seaside. However, as it’s still not safe to indulge such whims I have instead lost myself under the ocean for this weeks inspiration project for Visible Image.

 

There really is something magical about seahorses, and this handsome one from the ‘Create Your Calm’ set is stunning!

 

 

 I started this card with an inky mop up sheet of card. I am on a bit of a mission at the moment to use up my scraps. No idea why as I am constantly creating more so I am sure I am fighting a losing battle!

 

 

I used the ‘Two Tone’ and ‘Fibres’ stencils with distress ink to add a layer of detail to begin with, and then stamped some detail stamps in Archival Ink.

 

 

I took delivery of some Izink Ice this week, and some layers of that over the top really added some depth and shine and enhanced the colours.

 

 

While that was drying I stamped and embossed the seahorse on heat resistant acetate, and painted the colour onto the back of it so it just showed through the clear areas.

 

 

Once the Ice was dry, I stamped more images over the top from the Dare to Swim set, and added some embossing.

 

 

The WOW embossing brush is brilliant for applying thicker embossing powder around edges of your work to frame it.

 

 

I stamped seaweed onto another mop up scrap and fussy cut in order to create another layer of interest, and along the sea bed I added texture sand , shells and jewels.

 

 



The final step was to adhere the seahorse and sentiment with 3D glue to really make him stand out.

 

 


Visible Image Products Used

 


fibres stencil | waves | water | texture



Two Tone stencil


two tone stencil | dots | squares




dragonfly stamp | ripples | live in the moment




seahorse stamp | underwater | create your own calm



Dare to Swim stamp set

jellyfish stamp | fish | bubbles | underwater





Lynda this is amazing, there is so much to discover! Your sea bed is stunning, love all the background detail and little embellishments, and our seahorse stamp looks awesome! Thank you ♡

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



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Guitar Stamp | Music Speaks

Good Morning! We hope you are doing ok today. Stempelfrida is here to inspire you today with an awesome card featuring the guitar stamp from our ‘Music Speaks’ stamp set, which is not only great for anyone who loves music, but for those hard to make ‘guy cards’ too!



When words fail music speaks – this seems to come from my soul.
Music really hits me to the core, and this is what I wanted to capture with my card. 


guitar stamp | music card


I inked the guitar stamp in several colours of Distress Oxides with sponges and stamped it. For this I used a stamping platform so that I could rework all areas that might not have seemed perfect to me at the first try. Then I cut it out and fixed it with spacer pads on the background, which was designed with acrylic paints and a gelli plate. I cut off two edges from the background so that I could glue it a little crooked on the white base card.  


 



Under the guitar I glued a die cut swirl as well as the edge pieces of the background, which I had cut off at the sides.


Now you probably want to know how I designed the background exactly, but unfortunately I can’t show you any pictures of it, because I didn’t want to touch my mobile phone with acrylic paint inky fingers. But I can try to describe a few areas to you. At the top left you can see for example the light blue spots. I had worked with blue paint and a stencil and wiped it with water. I dipped my background into the water-colour mixture from washing.



The green stripes, which can also be seen at the top left (and elsewhere), are from a stencil called ‘Collision’, which I also used for a different background and which still had the green colour adhering to it. I just pressed it again here on my cardstock.

I made the blue area on the right with a round Gelli Plate and the star from the ‘Stars and Stripes’ stencil. I also inserted the blue arc, which is mirrored with it. The greenish spots at the bottom left are from the ‘Fibres’ stencil.


So you see, there is a lot to discover on my card today.



Supplies

Stamps: Music Speaks


guitar | stamp | sound wave | music



Stamp pads: Distress Oxides wild honey, twisted citron, peacock feathers

Dies: Sizzix 660222 Scribbles & Splat
Acrylic Paint


Stencils: Visible Image Stars and Stripes, Collison, Fibres

stars | stripes | US Flag | stencilCollision | stencil | light | raysfibres | water | waves | fire | texture | stencil






This is such an awesome background for these stamps! So much texture and interest, we love it!  Thank you stempelfrida ♡

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



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Helen & Mark xx


 

Look Forward With Hope

Good Evening, we are back with our 3rd and final inspirational post today. Sharon Traynor has created a gorgeous and really uplifting card featuring stamps from our ‘Look Forward With Hope’ set…


Hello there,

Today’s card is spreading a positive message and was created as inspiration for the ‘Brighten Someone’s Day’ challenge, and what can be brighter or more cheery than spreading a little sunshine and hope, eh?




This ‘Look Forward With Hope’ stamp set is one that I regularly turn to for spreading some cheer or just giving someone a little boost.  It is full of beautiful and positive sentiments.


Here is how I made this card:


First, mask off the top portion of the sentiment like I’ve done in this photograph, ink it up, remove the masking and stamp then heat emboss the sentiment onto a strip of vellum.



Next, stamp the sunshine in a rainbow of colours all over a white panel of card.


Now run the panel through an embossing folder for some texture, and distress the edges with some yellow ink.



Add stickles to the centre of each sun and set aside to dry.



Wrap the vellum strip around the panel and mount the panel onto a white card blank with 3d foam.

look forward with hope | card | sentiment stamp



 

Stamps Used:


Positive inspiring sentiment stamps



Other Supplies:

White card, Vellum, scrap paper and masking tape, Versafine onyx black ink, Wow clear gloss embossing powder, Prism Inks, star dust Stickles, embossing folder (Sizzix), 3dfoam pad.


I hope you are all looking forward with hope to a time when we can all meet our friends and families again. But until that time….  Stay safe and stay home folks.


Sending you all big, virtual hugs,
Sharon xx




This is a really beautiful and very uplifting card. Love the sparkle and rainbow colours!
Thank you Sharon ♡

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Break Free | Smashed Vase Stamp

Good Afternoon, we are back with our second dose of fabulous inspiration today! Heather Mitchell has combined stamps from our ‘Break Free’ set with our ‘Ripples’ stencil to create a texture-licious card…

Well hello everyone…

I hope everyone is keeping well and managing to keep themselves occupied in these (still) weird times we find ourselves in.

Today’s Visible Image make uses the fabulous Break Free stamp set along with Ripples, one of the new stencils.


smashed vase | daisy | break free sentiment



ripples | circles | stencil


The background is made using Distress Oxide Ink Pads, some of the neutral colours (which I rarely use so made a change).  I’ve smooshed each ink pad onto a glass sheet and layered up the colours.



Once dried, I’ve used modelling paste through the Ripples stencil and left to air dry.



To add a hint of glitz to the background, I added DecoArt Metallic Acrylic in Champagne Gold using a brayer.  It’s not perfect and although my intention was to just brayer the raised areas, it has gone over the background in places but I’m okay with that, it just adds to the texture!


For the smashed glass part of the stamp, I’ve used Brusho’s and Distress Oxide Ink pads once again to get quite an intense blue and then the image has been heat embossed using WOW!’s Metalline First Frost powder.  I stamped the image twice so I could cut around some of the parts and layer them using foam dots.



For the vase, I made a watery mix using Iced Spruce and Tumbled Glass Oxide Ink Pads and painted it onto watercolour card.  Once dry, I heat embossed using the same powder as previous.  Having trimmed the vase, I layered it onto the broken glass I’d already made.


The flowers were lovely to make!  Using my old favourite smooshing technique, I took Cracked Pistachio, Broken China and a touch of Mermaid Lagoon Distress Oxide Ink Pads and layered the colours.  After heat embossing the flower image several times (using WOW!’s Black Ebony powder) I trimmed and shaped them using one of those metal ball tools you get for shaping flowers ( I have no idea what they’re called!) and layered them.  The centre of the top flower I heat embossed using Metallic Copper Regular just to bring some warmth to the flowers.


After assembling the flower and securing it to the background, I heat embossed the sentiment and added that using foam tape.  This was then matted onto shiny gold card before adding to a card blank.



And there you go!  I think we’d all quite like to break free from this situation we’re all currently in but for now, we’ll all do our bit and stay home.  Whilst at home, check out the Facebook LIVES the Visible Image team have been doing on their page to keep us all inspired… they’ve been brilliant and I’ve really enjoyed them!  Oh!


Right… I’m off for a(another) cuppa.  Stay indoors lovely people and be safe… until next time xx




Wow the ripples look stunning with that gold acrylic paint! Your vase is awesome and the daisy looks gorgeous layered up.  Thank you Heather ♡

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Helen & Mark xx


 

New Leaves Will Always Grow

Hi there! We hope you are staying safe and well and coping with this very different world that we all live in at the moment. We are grateful for sunshine and being able to go for walks here in Wales, and we love to see all the signs of spring in the trees, plants and flowers. Jane Tyrrell is here today with a wonderful card featuring our ‘Tree of Life’ stamps, the sentiment in this set is very apt at this current time…


Hello
it is time for my fortnightly design team post for Visible Image. Spring is in full swing now despite the blip in temperatures over the last few days.


The blooms I have seen on my daily walks  have been stunning and these inspired both the card and the colour palette for my card today.






The stamp set I am working with today is called Tree of Life


tree of life stamp


This is what I got up to.

I used blue and pewter distress ink sprays to create a background



I cut it down to a 5 1/2 ” square and then added my stamping. I used the tree in the set as branches around the edge of my card.



I used every stamp in this lovely set.



I stamped both sizes of the leaves onto inky mop up card and cut them out.



I then stamped the leaves onto my card and paper pieced them with the leaves above. I added glossy accents to all the little circles to make them look like dew drops.



Here is my finished card. The sentiment is also so appropriate for now.

tree of life | stamp | handmade card



With a couple of close ups







Stay safe and stay creative.


Bye for now,
Jane x



What a fantastic card! We love how you have used the foliage around the edges of your card, and that sky blue is stunning! The dew drops look beautiful too.  Thank you Jane ♡

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Angel | Face Stamps

Hello, sorry we have been neglecting our blog lately. Hopefully you follow us on Facebook so will have seen all the live demos we have been doing to keep your crafty mojo flowing. We have lots of inspiration to share with you here on the blog over the coming week, and we are kicking off with our fabulous Pauline Butcher who has some rainbow challenge inspiration featuring our face stamps…

Hi there,


I hope you are all staying well and safe.

I’ve created a card as a tribute to all the Nurses on the front line, doing an absolutely fantastic job, along with all the Doctors, and of course all the other key workers, who are working hard to keep us safe and fed, in this unprecedented time. There is a Rainbow challenge in the Visible Image Facebook Group, it would be great if you would all enter, not only to show all the NHS and key workers that we care, but to brighten up this uncertain world.

 
angel | face stamps | handmade card



The Visible Image products I used on this card are:


face stamps



Guardian Angel stamp



inspiring quote stamps | believe in me



square route stencil

 


I used a piece of mixed media card stock and cut it to 6″ x 8″, placed the stencil on it, and with my blending brushes and distress inks I made diagonal stripes of colour, filling the card. I took away the stencil, then cut off 2″ from the 8″ side ( for sentiments).

I stamped the face in the middle of the card, using Versafine Onyx Black ink using a stamp platform, so that I could make the image nice and dark by stamping it 3 or 4 times. I used bleach to lighten the whites of the eyes, and pens for her eye shadow. I then used pink Stickles for her lips and her eye shadow. When the Stickles was dry, I then went over the lips again with some Glossy Accents, I also added it to the eyes.

 



I worked on the sentiments next, using the 2″ of card I cut off the side. I stamped all three sentiments using Versafine Onyx Black, trying to get the stripes of colour to go in the opposite direction, so they stand out more, I also distressed the edges with Salty Ocean distress ink, and adhered them onto the card with 3D Glue gel.

 

Now that the topper is finished, I put it onto black card, then onto a 7″ square white card blank. I used a white pigment pen to highlight the eyes, and all the sentiments.
 
 


Thank you for visiting, stay safe and stay well.


Hugs, Pauline xxxxxxx




Pauline this is absolutely stunning! Your rainbow background is so striking and your face looks fabulous, loving the sparkle of the stickles and the gloss of the accents on her lips…  thank you ♡

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