Eye Rubber Stamp | Rocker Card | Distress Inks

Hi there! We have Jane Tyrrell here on the blog today with a fabulous rocker card featuring lots of our stamps, including our stunning new eye collage stamp..



For this week’s project, I worked with 4 of the new mixed media stamp sets and my colour palette was inspired by all the spring colours around at the moment.





Stamps Used:









I decided to make a rocker card, as I have not made one of these for years and it is a fun card shape. There are lots of tutorials of how to construct the card on the Internet. The circle dies I used to cut the layers and rocker are from The Works.

I stamped the eye image onto card and coloured it with distress inks



then masked it before adding some more distress inks



The background layer is a gelli plate print using the Random Art of Kindness set



I cut the rocker using pink card and then put everything together.



I fussy cut my butterflies which were stamped on pink card, I also added some colour to my focal image using gel pens.



Here are some close ups..






and one last shot..



Thanks for stopping today and enjoy the wonderful fresh colours of spring.


Back soon.


Bye for now,

Jane x




What a fabulous card.. gorgeous colours and so much to discover. Thank you Jane! ♡

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Metamorphosis | Butterfly Stamps | Visible Image

Hello! Wow it is over a month since we blogged last.. so sorry for neglecting you! Sometimes life just gets in the way and something has to give.. but, we are back and we have so much inspiration to share with you over the coming days and weeks! Pauline Butcher is kicking things off with a gorgeous card featuring our new Butterfly stamps, Visible Image style…

Hellooo,
 
It’s time for me to share something I’ve created using the Wings of Change stamp set and the Fibres stencil.





My background was a piece of white card, with the brightest colours of Distress re-inkers dripped down it. When it was dry, I placed the Fibres stencil on my background and, using a palette knife, I put Liquitex heavy gel medium through. While it was drying, I stamped the butterflies onto another piece of white card, using Versafine onyx Black ink, fussy cut them, then coloured them with Distress Inks. I then stamped the sentiment onto a piece of pink card, and fussy cut that too.

 


 


I blended blue ink over the dry gel medium, to tone the colour down a little, added the butterflies and sentiment using 3D glue gel. To finish, I added some highlights with a white gel pen, and some stickles onto the wings for a touch of sparkle.




Products Used:






Hugs,
Pauline xxxxx 




Your background is awesome Pauline! And our butterflies look fabulous 3D’d! Thank you ♡

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Mark & Helen xx


 

Eye Collage Stamp | See Everything | Visible Image

Hello! We hope your week has started well. We are back with more fantastic inspiration here on the blog today. Up first is Sharon Traynor with an incredible card featuring our new eye collage stamp…

When I first set eyes on this brilliant ‘See Everything’ stamp from Visible ImageI immediately saw references to the film  ‘The Matrix’.

Do you know that on 31st March this year it will be 20 years since that film was released?  It really doesn’t feel like 20 years…. until you watch it again and notice how big the PC monitors were back in 1999 and how much phone technology has changed in the last 20 years. It’s still a cracking film though.



eye stamp - see everything



Anyway, how did I make a link to the matrix? Well, those little circles reminded me of the lines of code that descend and sparkle on the computer screens in the film. The lines radiating out from the eye in the centre reminded me of a sort of a scanner, and scanning for Morpheus, Neo, Trinity and other humans was what Agent Smith was doing in the film. The two figures at the bottom of the stamp reminded me that the human race (those that were awake from the matrix) had descended into the earth and were living in Zion. And finally there is the sentiment; only those that were awake from the matrix could see what others didn’t. So, I had to make a card in greens, black and smokey grey with a touch of sparkle as homage, didn’t I?


This is how I made the card:


First the larger circles were coloured with some green Promarkers. Only 3 colours were used as shading and an uncoloured white spot was left on each circle as a highlight.



Then all the small circles, the eye and the figures at the bottom of the stamp were coloured




Next I added some cracked pistachio distress ink by softly blending from a piece of paper aligned to some of the lines radiating out from the eye, to try to imitate the laser type scanners that you often see in movies.




After that I added glossy accents to each individual tiny circle (but not to the larger ones) and left it to dry overnight.




On the next day I wanted to add the sparkle and some darkness to the piece. So I used a charcoal pencil and drew some rough lines over the image and smudged them with my finger. I thought this sort of represented the movement of the lines code falling down the screen.



Then some glamour dust was added to give that representation of sparkle, and hickory smoke distress ink was blended over the two sides of the piece.



The sentiment was stamped onto a scrap of card coloured with a matching promarker and three of the corners of the sentiment piece were rounded before it was backed with fun foam. I mounted the whole thing onto a card blank and added two slim pieces of black card on the two outside edges.

eye stamp - see what others don't



Stamps Used:


  eye stamp | rubber | clear       creative quote stamps


Other Supplies:

Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Promarkers, (Pastel green, mint green and green. Plus a bit of tea green and holly in the eye), cracked pistachio and hickory smoke Distress Ink, charcoal pencil, Glossy Accents, Glamour Dust, White and Black card, fun foam.


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


Hugs,
Sharon xx




Wow Sharon, we are loving this card! The dimension is incredible, and our eye looks so striking! Thank you ♡

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Tranquility | Rose Stamp | Visible Image

Hi there! Veerle Moreels is here with a new video today showing how she created these beautiful tags featuring the quirky rose stamp from our ‘Random Art of Kindness’ stamp set…


Crazy rebel or just tranquility…




It was the tiny rose that got me started on todays project as I new I wanted to create a row of them.  and it wasn’t that hard to figure out what my focal image would be…


The words, that’s where I couldn’t decide. As I know some people may think I’m a bit of a crazy rebel for going for a black rose instead of a beautiful bright colored version.  But what can I say. I am me and black gives me peace of mind. And I did add some color in the background ^.^







How to create that two toned border can all be seen in the video, as well as how I colored in my focal image.


Have fun!



Stamps Used:


Random Art of Kindness


quirky rose | stamp | flowers



Art Rebel


art rebel | masculine stamps



 

Gorgeous tags Veerle.. Thank you ♡ We are loving your black rose!

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Helen & Mark xx

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Creative Chaos | Inky Flower Stamps | Visible Image

Hello! We hope you are having a good weekend. Lisa Taggart is here on the blog this evening with a stunning card featuring the inky flower stamps from our ‘Creative Chaos’ stamp set…


I have the pleasure today to share more new release stamps from Visible Image. This time it’s the mixed media collection and oh my goodness what exciting new designs we have! You are going to love them.


I’ve kept my first sample simple. The stamps speak for themselves!



 



Here are the steps..


To begin, as ever… inky scraps! These were created using spectrum noir aquatint ink placed onto acetate and pressed against card then lifted. It’s a cool technique and gives interesting colour combinations and patterns.




I enhanced the colours with ink pads and then began to build the layers.


























I hope you like it!


Till next time…

Lisa x


 

Art Rebel | Gelli Print | Masculine Stamps

Hi there! We hope you are having a great weekend. It’s been a busy one here, as we prepare for next week’s shows on Create and Craft TV. Jane Tyrrell is here on the blog today with an awesome gelli print panel featuring our new Art Rebel stamps, they are just so cool and really fill a gap for those masculine cards and projects…


I have been busy designing with the fab new mixed media sets, and this week I’ve created something really different for me!


I used the brilliant Art Rebel set, and wow it is just awesome!!


masculine stamps - art rebel



and words for the The World Needs Art set


creative quote stamps



Just its name inspired me to get out my acrylic paints, and using that awesome big fish pull some Gelli plate prints. I decided to make an art panel.




I got out my large Gelli plate and I pulled lots…. look out for them in the coming months.


Here is the one I used for my project coming off the plate… it’s always exciting to see what has happened.




I added some more stamping using the other stamps from the set.


gelli print



I then trimmed it down.


This is my final background showing a few close ups..






The colours made me think of Andy Warhol, so I decided to something whacky with the Art Rebel!


When I stamped out his hair and gave it tints of red, yellow and blue (why not 😃)




I also stamped and fussy cut out some of the small fish, as I had whacky plans for those too.


I then had such fun putting together my art panel. Here it is..


mixed media art panel



I’ll talk you through with some close ups, as there are lots of little details which get missed in the single photo.I cut out one lens from each pair of goggles. For the red rebel I put the fish through, and then filled the hole with Glossy Accents to remake the “lens”..






The yellow haired rebel has one of the fish on the Gelli print inside..




and the blue one has the fish eye stamp and a fish in his mouth..





One final shot…



You can have such fun with this set and, as I said I have lots of fun prints to play with too!


Thanks for stopping by.


Bye for now,

Jane x




What a brilliant work of art Jane! Fantastic use of all the extra stamps in the set.. it’s definitely whacky! Those colours are so awesome for the Art Rebel, we are loving the Warhol feel! Thank you ♡

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Altered Bottle | Visible Image Stamps

Hello! We have Veerle here on the blog today with a super gorgeous project. Veerle has altered a bottle using one of our stencils and lots of texture paste and paint, and features our new inky flower stamp with some inspiring words..



mixed media stamps


This beautiful flower… it was just calling me to color it in and have a play with it. And I just knew what I wanted to do with it. Well I have to admit I have a LOT of ideas for it ^.^ but today I wanted to add it to a little mixed media project.


So I went and had some fun on a bottle with pastes, glaze and a lot of layers of paint.

I wanted to add something at the back too. So I took out all the new stamp sets and had my brain just go and look for what I wanted to put together. And then I got to this..



altered bottle - mixed media - stamps



inky flower stamp - altered art


That word strength is so beautiful.  Such a small word yet so strong… you’ll see that one come back ^.^ Who am I kidding… they will all be used on many projects as they are just gorgeous ^.^



Products Used:


creative quote stamps


inky flower - mixed media - art journaling - stamps


quirky flower stamps


butterfly stamp - script - numbers - transform


texture stencil - fibres




Wow what a beautiful ornament you have created Veerle.. Thank you ♡ The delicate flower looks gorgeous against the dark texture.

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Helen & Mark xx


 

Don’t Make Me Release The Flying Monkeys | Visible Image Stamps

Good afternoon! We are back with more Wizard of OZ inspiration today. Heather is here with some fantastic projects created with our Flying Monkey stamps…


Hello!


Visible Image have been super busy lately (as always!) after producing some truly amazing stamps and stencils for February’s release.  The Alice in Wonderland stamps went down a storm and they have been followed by the gorgeous Wizard of Oz stamps and dies… yes, that’s right… dies!!  Having been a Wizard of Oz fan since I was very small I was so excited to get my inky mitts on these!!


The Oz Flying Monkeys  used to scare the life out of me when I was small (and even a bit now too!) and I really wanted to use them and so my first make was this card…



Flying Monkey stamp - Wizard of Oz



The dark background uses Distress Oxide ink pads in Black Soot, Hickory Smoke and Chipped Sapphire along with a splatter of Brushed Pewter Distress Spray Stain.  The moon is  Mustard Seed oxide and the swirly Time Tunnel stencil has been made using Carved Pumpkin.




The scary monkey (look at its eyes… just haunting!) has been heat embossed in Wow’s Super Fine Ebony embossing powder onto watercolour card before using a mixture of watercolours, Distress Spray Stains and Derwent Inktense pencils (and a little gold gel pen) to colour him in.



The little flying monkeys have been stamped using a Versafine Onyx Black ink pad and then heat embossed using the same Wow powder used on the large monkey.

For the sentiment, I made (another) grungy background using my much over-used oxides, and die-cut two little clouds.  Having edged them with black, I stamped the sentiment on using Wow’s Opaque bright White embossing powder and attached using foam tape.


 

My second make is a tag…



For this wee fella, I’ve heat embossed him using Wow’s Metallic Copper powder and coloured him using the same materials as before just in different colours.



I’ve upped the menacing look by giving him red eyes and they do look very demonic!


The background is my ever go-to favourite Strobe stencil over which I’ve lightly stamped the smaller monkey stamps using Archival’s Watering Can ink pad just to give a hint at the monkeys.  Having fussy cut the monkey out (and I didn’t have the dies at the time of making so excuse some of my dodgy areas!) I’ve placed him on the wall I’ve stamped using the brick stamp from the set.

The bright purple sentiment has been heat embossed using Wow’s Metalline Violet embossing powder, each word trimmed  and then added using tiny foam tape. Some stained muslin and ribbon have been threaded through the punched hole to finish.



And there you go!  Wonderful stamps (and dies) which, rightly so, have been super popular.



Products Used:


Flying Monkey Stamp - Wizard of Oz



spiral stencil - time tunnel



strobes - rays - stencil



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Thanks for reading … until next time.

Heather xx


 

Heather these are both so awesome! Love your moon, the silhouette monkeys look fantastic against it. And he looks so mischievious sitting on the wall… Thank you ♡

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Love and Be Loved | Tin Man Stamp

Hello! We have some brilliant Wizard of OZ inspiration on the blog today! Lisa has created an awesome MDF tag featuring our Tin Man stamps with lots of amazing texture…



I’m very excited to share a Wizard of Oz Tin Man mixed media piece on an mdf tag today…



Here is the stamp set:


Here are the steps:

I used two embossing folders one panel folder by Tim Holtz and the other from Crafters Companion. I also used matt silver card stock and silver metallic ink from Crafters Companion.
The acrylic paints are from Golden and the silver gilding wax from pebeo.
The grey board cogs are from Imagination Crafts.


I began by creating a distress oxide background using metal patina colours..




























I added some paint to the path on top of the yellow alcohol ink so it was less bright.



Till next time…

Lisa xx




Our Tin Man stamp looks amazing Lisa! Check out that rust! Loving all your embellishments and texture too. Thank you ♡

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Kindness | Flower Stamps | Visible Image

Hi there! We have Pauline here on the blog today with a really striking card created with some of our new quirky flower stamps…


Hello,

 
I’m back with a card I’ve created using one of the fantastic new stamp sets from Visible Image: Random Art of Kindness, with their super Stars and Stripes stencil.
 
quirky flower stamps

 

On a piece of watercolour card, I placed the stencil, and blended through it with Salty Ocean Distress ink on the stars side, and Picked Raspberry on the striped side, then with a water spritzer, I soaked the card, and held it to drip, stars up, so’s that the ink ran and spread, I left it to dry naturally.
 
Then on a piece of smooth white card, I stamped six of the daisy flowers using a Versafine Onyx Black ink pad, I coloured them in with Clean color brush pens, and fussy cut three large flowers, and just the centres of the other three.
 


 
Going back to the dry background, I blended lightly with Salty Ocean Distress Ink, on any of the white area’s, I stamped three flowers with black ink, then using the funky stem with Salty Ocean Oxide Ink, I stamped the stems. I added the flowers using 3D glue gel, stamped the words onto a piece of blue card, and added them to the background. I used a 5B pencil to put shadows on the stars, and also highlights with a white pen, also around the words, and black Stickles in the middle of the flowers.
 



Products Used:


kindness stamp - quirky flower

 


stars and stripes stencil - USA flag


Hugs,
Pauline xxxxx



What a fabulous combination Pauline! Loving the vibrant colours too. Thank you ♡You will find more of Pauline’s fabulous cards and projects over on her blog.



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Crazy Fish | Visible Image | Stamps

Hello! Wow another crazy week here at Visible Image HQ, where has the time gone?! We have lots of amazing inspiration coming your way here on the blog today featuring our new stamps. Pauline Butcher has taken elements from our ‘Art Rebel’ set to create a really funky card…

Hi there,

It’s Fabulous Friday, and I’m here to share something I’ve created using one of the awesome new Stamp sets from Visible Image. Have you seen them ??
 


fish skeleton stamp



The stamp set I’ve used is Art Rebel


stamps - men - masculine

 


My background was achieved using 3 colours of Brusho: 2 blues and Lemon, spritzed with water, and left to dry.
I stamped all the fish using red Versafine Clair ink, then used a sparkle water brush, to give them a life like appearance.


 


On a piece of card I cut off the background, I blended a little red ink at the top, to tie all the colours together. I stamped the main fish with versamark, and used black embossing powder to make it glossy, I also added the bubbles and the sentiment in the same way. I coloured the fish in with a yellow water colour, then used a white pigment pen to highlight it.
 


Hugs,
Pauline xxxxx 



We are loving this card.. the fish look fantastic and your background is stunning, thank you Pauline ♡

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