Make Every Moment Count

Hello! We have Lisa Taggart here on the blog today with an amazing Alice in Wonderland themed canvas…


Continuing the fun Wonderland series from Visible Image I have the adorable rabbit stamp set combined with acrylic pouring – why not!




Today’s products:




 

Acrylic pour background on canvas:-


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Stencilling and stamping:-


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Emboss the numbers and add some light shading with a blue watercolour marker:-


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Stamp and colour the image:-



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Colour the pocket watch with silver sparkle gel pen and image cut out and mounted to the canvas using foam pads.


I darkened the bottom part of the canvas with ink and used the number stamps as texture. Highlights were added with a white gel pen. The clock face was glossed using glossy accent. The sentiment was stamped and cut out and added to the top of the canvas. Finally the canvas was layered up on a complimentary mounts.


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Till next time!

Lisa x




Amazing work Lisa! Mr rabbit looks awesome and your background is superb! Thank you ♡

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50th Birthday Shaker Card

Hello! We have Sharon Traynor on the blog today with an awesome card she made to celebrate Mark’s big Birthday last week! Sharon has used the fantastic caterpillar stamp from our Wonderland collection in such a clever way…




Hi! I’m sharing a card today that I made in honour of the 50th birthday of Mark Alexander, our Creative Director at Visible Image.



My card is a CAS little shaker and it can be adapted for so many ‘big’ or even little birthdays.

I’ve been dying to try out the solid circle stamps from the amazing set called The Ripple effect as I thought they are perfect for the bokeh technique. They worked like a treat and the resulting panel has been used as the backdrop for the numbers.

I made this card by cutting the numbers into an A5 (UK size) panel on my ScanNcut. I backed the numbers with acetate and glued the middle of the zero onto the acetate too.

The bokeh panel was created by cutting a piece of card large enough to cover the cut-out numbers with room for 3d foam tape around the edge. It was coloured all over with shaded lilac distress stain, then repeatedly and randomly stamped with the solid circles in 1) shaded lilac distress ink, 2) shaded lilac distress oxide 3) wilted violet distress oxide 4) picket fence distress ink and finally 5) versacolor opaque white inks.



The caterpillar image was coloured with promarkers in greens, purples and golds and then it was fussy cut and just laid onto the front panel so that the tiny bubbles from the Dare To Swim set could be positioned and stamped. The bubbles were coloured in with promarkers to match the bokeh background.

Shaker tape was added to the outside edge of the bokeh panel, and then some green, gold and white sequins were laid into the centre. The acetate was treated with an anti-static pad to stop the sequins from sticking to it, and then the front panel was stuck to the bokeh panel. The whole of the front was adhered to a card blank and the caterpillar image was added with more 3d foam pads.


Stamps Used:


(please click on the picture to be taken direct to the stamp set in the online store):


https://visibleimage.com/product/the-caterpillar/        https://visibleimage.com/product/the-ripple-effect/


https://visibleimage.com/product/dare-to-swim/

Other Supplies:

Distress stain, shaded lilac, Distress Ink (shaded lilac, picket fence) Distress Oxide (shaded lilac, wilted violet). Versacolor opaque white, Memento tuxedo black ink, promarkers, acetate, shaker tape, foam pads, white card.


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


Hugs,
Sharon xx




Love this card Sharon! Such a brilliant design and a great way to showcase this technique too! Thank you so much! ♡

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Grinning Like A Cheshire Cat

Hello there! Jane Tyrrell is back on the blog today with an incredible card featuring our Cheshire Cat stamp on an awesome galaxy background…


Good afternoon everyone, and it’s time for some more Wonderland inspiration for Visible Image. This new release is going down a storm in the crafting world and people are falling in love with these quirky characters all over again.

Today I am sharing my sample made with the fabulous Cheshire Cat.


Cheshire Cat stamp set



As I adore all things cat, he is one of my favourites even though I genuinely love them all.


I decided to make a rather “out of this world” background for him so I got out my black card and distress oxides.



and made up a purple based galaxy background.



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and added gold ink through it. In real life this really shimmers.



I coloured my cat with Promarkers and cut him out. I also stamped and gold embossed the words onto black card.  I then put my design together.


Here it is..


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I stamped the “invisible” cat face stamp in the gold rays and added the fun claw marks too.




I added glossy accents to his eyes for extra mad shine!




The little fish stamp is such fun and I think this sentiment sums a lot of us up particularly when crafting!




Inside the card I could not resist stamping this….




and one final photo..




Thanks so much for stopping by and seeing my latest creation today. Our heatwave continues here in the South of England and summer is in full swing.


Back soon.
Bye for now,

Jane x




Your card is AMAZING Jane! The Cheshire Cat looks awesome with your fantastic background! What a superb card design! Thank you ♡

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Queen of Rainbow Hearts

Hi there! We have some fabulous Wonderland inspiration for you today from Sharon Traynor who is featuring our ‘Dark Hearts’ stencil with our super sassy Queen of Hearts stamps…


Hello there.  I hope you are all well. I’m having a bit of a holiday at the moment as I have my two girls, son-in-law, 3 grandchildren and 2 step-grandchildren staying with me. It’s lovely to have them all here and I adore being able to spend some quality time with them all in the sun, although I admit that I’ll be a little exhausted when they go back home and will miss them so much. But for now it is beach, swimming, water parks and zoomarine fun all the way.

So today’s card is a quickie to make. I thought I’d reverse the focus of the colours on this card so that the image is classic gold embossing on white card, and the background is a riot of rainbow colour. And I also wanted to show that these Wonderland stamps look fabulous even without colouring them. So you do not have to be a really good colourist to make a card with these brilliant images.

Of course I’m using the fantastic stencil from Visible Image called Dark Hearts and teaming it with the wonderful Queen of Hearts.


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I used several colours of dye inks blended to make a rainbow background, then I added the stencil and inked through it with black ink. The stencil lines up perfectly so that you can extend it to make a rectangular background as I have done here. Then I simply heat embossed the sentiment, heart and queen of hearts image, and I popped them up on foam pads.


Products Used:


queen of hearts stamp - visible image



skull and hearts stencil - visible image



Other Supplies:


Hunkydory Prism Inks (red chilli, orange zest, canary yellow, rainforest green, blue lagoon, purple velvet, midnight black) Ranger Perfect medium clear ink, Stampendous detail gold embossing powder, 3d foam pads, white card.


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


Hugs,
Sharon xx




Alice in Wonderland Caterpillar Stamp

Hi there! Happy Friday! We’re back with more Alice In Wonderland inspiration today! Heather Mitchell has combined our ‘Caterpillar’ stamp set with some of our background stamps to create an awesome card…


Well hello again!

I have to admit to not overly knowing the story of Alice in Wonderland but these fabulous Visible Image stamps have poked my curiosity to read the book (possibly watch it! Haha!) and understand the characters more.

Today it’s the turn of The Caterpillar… the very chilled caterpillar that offers Alice advice on how to best control her size issue!


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To begin, I stamped the toadstool and Caterpillar images onto watercolour paper and painted using watercolours. Once dry, I’ve given the toadstool and the Caterpillar’s body a hint of shimmer although it doesn’t really show in the photographs (sad face!)


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Once fussy cut, I’ve secured the images together and added foam dots to make them stand out on the background and put them to one side while I made the background.



I’ve used a printed text paper background and wiped Gesso over it using a baby wipe to tone down the lettering. Once dry, I’ve then gone to town adding various background stamps from Visible Image using different shades of neutral colour ink pads.



For extra interest and to compliment the blue of the Caterpillar, I’ve stamped the arrows (in Blueprint Sketch Oxide ink pad) from the Destination Unknown set.



The sentiment is then stamped onto the off-cut paper and matted onto dark blue card, as is the background paper.  This is then mounted onto a kraft card blank and the imagery secured in place. To finish, I added a scattering of adhesive gems for a little bit more sparkle!


So… here’s what stamps I’ve used for this make:


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Thanks for dropping by… H x




Fantastic card Heather ♡ Loving that background! Thank you!!

You will find more awesome inspiration from Heather’s over on her blog.



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The Hurrier I Go…

Hello! We are so happy to see Heather Mitchell back on the blog today with an awesome tag featuring our White Rabbit Wonderland stamps…


Well hello, hello…


Yes, I know… I’ve been proper slack blogging but I had a good excuse – I moved house! Yay! I now have a shiny new craft room that I don’t have to share with bikes, spare beds and boxes of junk!

In my absence, the wonderful Visible Image have released a truly magical set of Alice in Wonderland stamps and I’m sharing my first make using the gorgeous White Rabbit stamp set with you today.


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How fabulous is he?!  The detail is amazing and although I was little nervous to start with (my colouring skills are a tad rusty to say the least!) I absolutely loved playing with him!

The tag started life as an actual tag on our new dining room table which I painted in Gesso before wiping Distress Inks over the top using a baby wipe.  I was after a subtle background so chose pale colours and then used the Time Tunnel stencil in a slightly darker blue.



Along the right hand side, I stamped the ‘Tick Tock’ words and overlaid the spiral from the Ahead of our Time set.

The rabbit was stamped using a Versamark ink pad and I’ve coloured him using watercolours (as I don’t have any fancy comic markers or the like).



I added 3D foam dots and popped him over the spiral, finishing the tag with the sentiment and some lovely cotton ribbon. He looks rather smart I think!

The new releases are just awesome and I know they’ve been incredibly well received both in the UK and across the world, which is just fabulous for the Visible Image folks.



Here’s the Visible Image stamps I used for The White Rabbit tag:


white rabbit stamp


time spiral stamp - clockwork orange - dr who - stamps



spiral stencil


If you love this tag, check out what the other DT members have made… and you will be blown away!!


Catch up again soon, H xx




We love your tag Heather! The white rabbit looks awesome painted and your background is superb! Thank you ♡

You will find more awesome inspiration from Heather over on her blog.



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Happy Friday! 🙂

Mark & Helen xx


 

Wonderland Cheshire Cat Stamp – Tea Party

Hi! Lisa Taggart is here on the blog today with an amazing canvas featuring our Wonderland ‘Cheshire Cat’ stamp set with some of our awesome stencils…


Hello again. Today I’m back with the 2nd in my series of acrylic pour canvases using the new release Wonderland stamps and stencils from Visible Image. I certainly had a lot of fun with this one!


Cheshire Cat stamp - tea party stencil - Visible Image



I used the Cheshire Cat stamp set along with 3 stencils:


Cheshire Cat stamp set



tea cups stencil

 

I began by selecting one of my canvases where I had used the ‘dirty cup’ acrylic pour technique. I liked the crazy colours and thought it would go well with the Cheshire Cat stamp set.


acrylic pour background



I die cut some white tea cups in different sizes. I didn’t use all the saucers in the end.


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I stencilled the canvas and the cups.


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I coloured the main image and some additional cats eyes and face using Aqua markers and zig watercolour markers.


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The images were cut out. I then highlighted the stencilling by colouring the die cut cups and drawing round the stencilled cups on the canvas using a white pen. I also coloured the dots in yellow.





I stamped the fish bones. I heat embossed the sentiment in black, assembled the images and added shading and highlights with a black Stabilo All pencil and white gel pen -and of course there’s a little diamond stickles glitter here and there too!


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Yes it is a bit mad!


Till next time..

Lisa xx




This is amazing Lisa! Our Cheshire Cat stamp looks right at home, your background is awesome, and totally bonkers! We love it.. thank you ♡

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



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We will be back later with more Wonderland inspiration… Heather has got her hands on the White Rabbit!


Thanks for visiting our blog today.

Mark & Helen xx

 

 

 

White Rabbit & Mad Hatter

Hi there! Thanks for visiting our blog today! We are continuing with our ‘Alice in Wonderland’ inspiration this week, for everyone who has bought these stamps! We are totally overwhelmed by how popular this release has been, and we have been blown away by the Design Team cards created with them!! Pauline Butcher is up next sharing her incredible White Rabbit and Mad Hatter cards…


Hello,
 
It’s time for me to share some more Visible Image Wonderland projects. 
 


white rabbit - handmade card - alice in wonderland


The White Rabbit Stamp Set


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I also used the ‘Count Me In‘ stencil in the background, and I used Candied Apple Distress ink through it. I die cut a circle, and blended it with Salty Ocean, and Blueprint Sketch distress inks, then used the number stamps in the set, and stamped randomly with black Versafine ink, then added the Tick Tock words.


Count Me In Stencil


numbers background stencil


I stamped and coloured the fabulous Rabbit ( my fave character ), on a piece of stamping card, coloured him in with Zigg Clean Colour pens, and fussy cut him. I added him to the card, using 3D glue gel, for dimension, and stamped and cut out the sentiment, I used Glossy Accents in places to make him pop.



the mad hatter - handmade card
 


On the background for the Mad Hatter, I blended some Twisted Citron Distress Ink onto a piece of card, then placed the ‘Strobes’ stencil on, and blended through it with Picked Raspberry. I then stamped with the ‘Ha Ha’ and some Wilted Violet Oxide Ink. Again I stamped and coloured the images as before, and fussy cut, using 3D Glue Gel to raise him off the card.


Strobes Stencil


strobes - rays - stencil


Many thanks for popping in.

Hugs, Pauline xxxx