Inspired by Stephen King’s IT

Hi there! We have Pauline Butcher here on the blog sharing the amazing plaque she made for Mark’s 50th featuring our awesome paper boats stamps…

Hello,
 
I’m here to share a project I’ve made using some awesome Visible Image products. You may have seen that it was Mark Alexander’s 50th Birthday last week.. this is the canvas/plaque/card I made for him.
 


Plaque - 50th Birthday - IT inspired



Mark’s favourite film is Stephen King’s ‘IT’, and it was the inspiration for his Destination Unknown stamp set which includes the paper boats stamps:


paper boats stamps - paper planes - discover - adventure


So I had to use it!! I also used the fabulous Alphabetical set for the numbers and Mark:


alphabet stamps - visible image


the Go To Words for Happy Birthday:


every day sentiment stamps - go to words


and I also used the Fibres stencil:


fibres stencil - underwater waves

 

 
 


The background is a canvas, which I primed with some white gesso, then using my brayer. and some acrylic paints, I randomly added some colour to the canvas, when it was dry I placed the stencil over the top, and added some translucent paste through it with a palette knife, again leave to dry. I then highlighted some of the stencil marks with a white pen, and other parts with some florescent green paint, I added some micro beads here and there.
 


 
 


On a separate piece of card, I stamped the boats, each size 3 times, I also stamped the sentiments, numbers and name too, using Versafine Black ink. I fussy cut everything, decoupaging the boats, gluing them all to the canvas where I wanted them to sit, with some 3D glue gel. When it was all dry, I put some extra thick white paste under each boat, and in other random places, and sprinkled glitter on it whilst it was still wet. I then mounted it onto some black and white mount board. To finish it, I cut out a balloon shape, coloured it red, added some glossy accents, and put some highlights on it. And of course I had to add the trade-mark Clown’s sinister nose & smile to it too !!!!
 



plaque inspired by stephen kings it - paper boat stamps
 
 


Many thanks for dropping in.


Hugs
Pauline xxxx




This is so awesome and absolutely perfect for Mark! Love all the texture of the water, and the paper boats stamps look so 3 dimensional! The extra touches inspired by the film are just brilliant! Thank you so much Pauline ♡


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The Future Is In Your Hands

Hello! We hope you’re having a great Friday and have some nice plans for the weekend! Pauline Butcher is here with some incredible inspiration for you today, featuring the awesome handprint stamps from our ‘In Your Hands’ stamp set…

Hello there, 

It’s Fabulous Friday and I hope you are all well.


You may know, that the owners of Visible Image (Helen and Mark), had their 3rd wedding Anniversary this week, this is the card I made for them, using some of their awesome stamps and stencils.

 


handprint stamps - anniversary card



The stamps I’ve used are:


In Your Hands


handprint stamps - visible image



Alphabetical


alphabet stamps



Scripted Streets


inky script stamp - street map stamp



and the stencils I’ve used are:


Collision




Stars & Stripes



I started the background using some Distress Ink re-inkers, Mustard Seed, Salty Ocean, and Picked Raspberry, putting a couple of drops onto my mat, one colour at a time, spritzing with a little water, then gently dipping the white card into it, until I had achieved the colours I wanted. I then stamped randomly with the Script stamp, using some Blue Versamark Clair ink, on top of this I placed the Collision Stencil, and randomly blended through it with a light layer of Salty Ocean Distress ink, then some Mustard Seed in other places.
 


  


Using just the Stars of the ‘Stars and Stripes’ Stencil, with a palette knife, I added some translucent embossing paste, adding stars to the whole of the background, when it was dry, I dabbed some silver holographic gilding flake, so it stuck in places.

On a separate piece of white card, I stamped the hands, one using a combination of Summertime and Charming Pink, and on the other a combination of Warm Breeze and Paradise ( all Versafine Clair Inks ) and fussy cut them, gluing them to some black card, and fussy cutting again. I stamped the sentiment with Black ink, and again fussy cut. I stamped the ‘Happy anniversary’ sentiment, using the incredibly useful ‘Alphabetical stamp set’.

To finish off, I adhered all the elements to the background using 3D glue gel, and added some eyelashes with a pen to the pink hand, and Glossy Accents to both eyes.


Many thanks for dropping in.


Hugs Pauline xxxx




We absolutely love your card Pauline.. it’s amazing! So creative!!! Loving the his and hers hands! Thank you so much ♡

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Happy Birthday Helen!

Hello! Wow isn’t it hot here in the UK at the moment! We really aren’t used to weather like this! I hope you are managing to stay cool somehow. We have loads of fabulous Design Team projects to share with you and we kick off the week with a really gorgeous card, made for me (Helen), by the very lovely Jane Tyrrell featuring our stunning hummingbird stamp…


Happy Monday all…. phew what amazing weather we enjoyed over the weekend, it is like being abroad. The temperatures are set to get even higher this week too! I enjoyed some crafting and gardening time… keeping in the shade after lunch as it got so hot.

Today I can finally share a Birthday card I made for someone very special…. no guesses as to who it is….




Yes none other than the lovely Mrs Visible Image aka Helen. Helen celebrated her special day last week. I made an alcohol ink background using lots of pinks and purples on Yupo paper.


I then stamped the fab Hummingbird stamp from the Life is Beautiful stamp set


hummingbird stamp - visible image



I stamped out Helen’s name using alphabetical


alphabet stamps - visible image



and also ‘Happy Birthday’ from the Go to Words stamp set


sentiment stamps - every day - visible image


I cut out the letters and words and added thin satin ribbons. I then added them to my card with foam tape for dimension.



Here are some close ups…


hummingbird stamp - alcohol inks - yupo paper



alphabet stamp set - visible image



and one final shot…

happy birthday stamp - hummingbird



Thanks for stopping by and for your kind comments. Long may this glorious weather continue… even though I am not sure my garden would agree!


Keep cool and carry on crafting.


Bye for now,

Jane x




Thank you so much Jane.. I adore your card! Such a fabulous idea for the hummingbird to be swooping in with your Birthday wish! Your background is stunning.. and even more so in real life I have to say ♡

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Helen & Mark xx




Kiss Kiss

Hi there! We have more fantastic inspiration for you here on the blog today from Corrie Herriman…


Hello everyone,

Today I have a postcard to share…



On a pink, yellow and orange gelliprinted background, I stamped the lips and heat embossed them with pink powder. I then used a black and white pen to colour the inside of the mouth and the teeth.


The X’s and lips are from the Dare to be Different set:



The sentiment, which consists of three kisses, was created with the new Alphabetical set:



Thank you for stopping by today !
Corrie



Loving this Corrie.. gorgeous colours and those lips look so kissable! ♡

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Mark & Helen xx

Wrapped Up!

Hello! We are kicking of another week of awesome inspiration here on the blog with a great project from Jane Tyrrell…

I really like making my own gift wrap, as I can make matching gift tags too..  it makes gifts so much more personal.

Visible Image stamps are perfect to use for this!

I always use ordinary cheap brown paper which I buy by the roll. I measured out a piece to fit and used the star and swirl from the Universal set of stamps.



I used Distress Oxides as my inks, I found this is an improvement on ordinary Distress inks as they don’t soak through the paper.



and stamped a pattern across the paper.



I love how well these stamp with the D’ Oxides. It gives an almost pastel appearance to the paper.



I then used a piece of inky/infusions mop up card to cut a tag, added some stencilling to it and then added Edie’s name using the Alphabetical set.


I also used the square shape as this gives a great border to the letters.


I used red embossing powder.



and I used all capital letters and made these little plaques to stick on.




and here is the parcel all tied up with a pretty ribbon bow.




Here’s a close up of the tag




I hope I might have inspired you to make your own gift wrap? Recipient’s absolutely love how personal it is. I make some of my own Christmas gift wrap too, if time allows.


Thanks as always for your kind visits, and comments you take the time to leave me.


Back soon.
Bye for now,
Jane x



Fabulous inspiration Jane! Love the wrapping paper and that tag is awesome ♡
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Thanks for visiting our blog today.

Mark & Helen xx