Total Chaos | Inky Flower Stamp | Mixed Media Canvas

Hello and Happy Monday to you! We hope you had a lovely weekend, they just go too fast don’t they! We have loads of inspiration coming your way this week from our wonderful Design Team. First up this morning is Jane Tyrrell with a gorgeous canvas featuring our ‘Total Chaos’ stamp set which includes our incredibly popular inky flower stamp in a new larger size…


inky flower | stamp | creativity | mixed media


This is a large A5 size set which means that there are now 3 sizes of the awesome inky flower. A tiny version is in the new Accessorize set:


card making stamps | cupcake | flower | wings |rings


and this of course is the original set called Creative Chaos which is an A6 size set.


mixed media stamps | inky flower | background elements



This is the very first card I ever made with ‘Creative Chaos’ back in January 2019:


stamping on book pages | card | inky flower stamp


I used book pages from my beloved A Tale of 2 cities for the bloom and it is my most pinned card on Pinterest!

So when I saw the new ‘Total Chaos’ I knew I just had to use book pages again, as I did for my first make with ‘Creative Chaos’, and this time I decided to make a canvas.



This is what I got up to..

(Apologies that there are not a lot of process photos here as I have been so busy making samples. I just did not get time to stop and keep taking snaps especially with very inky hands).

I decided I wanted to make a background to make me think ahead to spring days and used lots of ink sprays and water on heavyweight watercolour paper. They are a mix of distress sprays; pine needles, mustard seed, wild honey, grass and turquoise Dylusions greens plus some tarnished brass metallic spray.



I cut myself a 5 x 7″ piece from it and stamped the flower to get an outline and placement for my canvas.


I then stamped the scribble stamp over the top in orange archival ink.

Out came my well used Tale of 2 cities and I stamped the flower and 2 of the small flowers onto a page and cut them out. I also added some stamping around the edge of the canvas using archival ink and the other background stamps.

I stamped the sentiment onto a snippet of card, cut it out and mounted it on black card. I added Glossy Accents to the large circle and to some of the circles in the background, I wanted it to appear as dewdrops.



Here is my finished canvas:


mixed media canvas | inky | flower stamp



with some close ups







and one last shot..

inky flower | stamp | canvas | ink sprays



Thanks so much for stopping by today.


If you would like to see me in action, I will be demonstrating on the Stampers Grove stand at the NEC in Birmingham on Thursday 19th and Friday 20th March, sharing lots of tips and techniques with the new Visible Image stamps and stencils plus lots of oldies too.


Back soon.

Bye for now,
Jane x




We love how our flower looks stamped on the book pages Jane, and your background is amazing! The dew drops add that extra special touch.. Thank you ♡

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Helen & Mark xx


 

Live Life Now | Butterfly Stamps | Stencils

Hello there! We have Lisa Taggart here on the blog today with 2 stunning cards featuring the inky butterfly stamp from our ‘Live Life Now’ set with 2 of our butterfly stencils on a gorgeous background…


For today’s project I’ve made a duo of cards using both stencils and stamps from Visible Image including some of my personal favourites. I’ve also had a little fun using one of the new large rectangle gel press shapes from Ranger.



live life now | card | butterfly | stamp | stencil



I used the following stamps and stencils:


Live Life Now


inky butterfly | stamp | grunge



Butterfly Ink stencil


inky butterfly | stencil



Count Me In Stencil


numbers | stencil | jumbled



Entwined Butterflies Stencil


Entwined Butterflies | Stencil


‘The Ripple Effect’ background stamp set was also used but I’ve since learned that it may be retired. It’s never too late to bring it back Mark! Hopefully many of you will already have this old favourite but if not any of the other background stamp sets would work.



The steps:


To create the background I began by brayering lilac pigment ink on to the Gel press plate. On top of this I lightly sprinkled different colours of brusho powders pre mixed with water using a fan brush. I then pulled a print on to white card.





To enhance this a little further I used the entwined butterflies and count me in stencils along with iridescent gold acrylic paint to create subtle interest on top. The effects of this can be seen on the final project depending on the angle of the light.







I then used the large butterfly stencil, the background stamp set, ‘Live life now’ set and coloured ink to build up the layers.







I divided the print into two before adding the final stamped layer using black ink. I also added gold splatters and the sentiment.




live life now | card | butterfly | stamp | stencil



live life now | card | butterfly | stamp | stencil





 

Bye for now and I hope your year is a good one!

Lisa. Xx




Wow these are absolutely stunning Lisa!  Your backgrounds are incredible, and the gold paint against the vibrant colour looks fabulous! Thank you ♡

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

 

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Create With Your Soul | Mixed Media Card

Hi there! We are so excited to welcome Martha Ponsanesi to the blog today, with her debut post as a Guest Designer! Martha has created a really gorgeous mixed media card featuring lots of our stamps…


create with your soul | sentiment stamp


This is my first post as a Guest Designer in the fantastic Visible Image DT.

It’s really an amazing experience to be able to create with their stamps and stencils and be part of this DT full of talented girls, thanks to Helen and Mark for this opportunity.

 

visible image | rubber stamps
 

I created a card using this stamp that I love, with the silhouette of a female face. Initially I thought of a simple background created with the ditress ink and a stencil, leaving her as a focal image, but having all the other stamps around I found that they were all perfect for mix and match, so I started to play with a few of them and stencils too, and now I’m happy with the result 🙂


Here is a video tutorial





 

 



Products Used:


woman head inky stamp



grungy - butterfly stamp - transform



grunge - background stamps



inky flower stamp - creative chaos - Visible Image



collision light stencil



Two Tone - stencil - dots - squares



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Thank you so much for your wonderful card and brilliant video Martha! We love your first project ♡

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



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Mark & Helen xx

 

Lightbulb Stamp | Fragile | Distress Oxides

Hello! We are very excited to welcome Guest Designer Macarena to the blog with her very first project since joining our team. This amazing card, full of texture and layers features our lightbulb stamp as the focal image…

Fragile




This is my debut project as a result of the invitation to GDT of Visible Image
I feel special and honoured and very happy cause their stamps and stencils
match perfectly with my way of crafting.
Thank you again 



lightbulb stamp - fragile sentiment - card









 

Don’t Dim Your Light | Visible Image Stamps

Hi there! Pauline Butcher is here to inspire you today with a gorgeous plaque featuring our awesome moth and toadstool stamps, with these really inspiring words… ‘Don’t Dim Your Light’.


Hello and Happy New Year!

Today I’m sharing a new mixed media project I’ve made, using some awesome Visible Image stamps and stencils. The grey board heart is from my stash.

 




The stamps I’ve used on this project are:


The large circles from Shape it Up





the small circles from The Ripple Effect





the Mushroom from The Caterpillar set






the moth and the light bulbs from Glimmer of Light





and part of the sentiment from Shining Bright






The stencil I have used is called Distorted Chess





I used some Decoart fluid acrylic paint and some Dyna acrylic paints on the heart, building up the background, and then stamping with some of the background stamps. Next I put the stencil on the top, and went through it with gold paste. Using Blue/Black Pebeo Dyna paint, I covered the gold paste, but rubbing back some of it to allow the gold to shine through.

I stamped the mushroom and the light bulbs on to white card, fussy cut them, then coloured them all using watercolour pens.

I stamped the moth onto heat resistant acetate using Versamark, then used Wow Black embossing powder. I coloured the moth on the reverse side, again using the Pebeo Dyna paints, and fussy cut. On a piece of black card, I coated it with the Pebeo Blue/Black paint, then chose the words I wanted to use, stamped them in Versamark, and heat embossed using Wow Florescent Blue.

 


 



Thanks for visiting.


Hugs,
Pauline xxxxx




What an awesome plaque Pauline! We are loving all the texture and layering, and the vibrant colours. Thank you ♡

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Life Is What You Make It

Hi there! We have Lisa Taggart here on the blog today with an incredible mixed media piece featuring lots of our stamps and stencils, including our NEW Street Dance Boys…


Gosh I had a lot of fun with this one! I’m very privileged and excited to be featuring some more of the October 2018 release stamps and stencils! I’ve also included some of our old favourites just to mix it up a bit!


background stamps and stencils - street dance



Today I’ve gone for a mixed media edgy urban feel. It combines acrylic paint and ink.


Here are the products:


Street dance Boys stamp set


street dance - stamps



Set the Tone stamp set


background stamps



Grate-ful stencil


grate effect stencil



Fibonacci background stamp


fibonacci spiral - stamp



Elemental background stamp


blue print elements - stamp



No Regrets stamp set


life is what you make it - stamp



The steps:







I cut this in half and used the other bit for another project. I also added some blue paint to the bottom.







The main images including the sentiment were stamped using Versafine onyx black. I tried to line up the figures with the lines of the background stamp.

I also dripped some magenta paint from the top to grunge it up a bit!

After adding the splatters I added extra interest to the edges by randomly stamping parts of the elemental stamp and then hand drew some scribbly lines to create a border.






stamps - stencils - dance boys


Till next time..

Lisa xx



Wow wow wow! This is incredible! What a superb background for our Street Dance Boys stamps! Love the combination of stamps and stencils you have used here Lisa! Thank you ♡

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You Make Your Story

Hi there! We are back with more fantastic inspiration! Veerle Moreels has a great video tutorial for you showing how she created her latest tag featuring some of the words stamps from our ‘Voices In Your Head’ set with our awesome ‘Elemental’ blue print background stamp…



you make your story - tag


You… no one else. It’s you who is truly in charge of making your own story.
Yes, you can leave it up to others but… will they write it the way you want it to go? After all, they can’t look inside of your head and soul to see what is really going on in there.

And yes, others can come in and try to turn it all upside down. But you are in charge of taking control again and turn everything right back as you want it to be.

Are there things we can’t control? Yes, sure. But you decide how to go from there.
You see… you make your story.

If you think you might need a little reminder sometimes… go and take out those Visible Image stamps and create with me. I have it all filmed in my new video ^.^



Make your story a beautiful one.




Stamps used:


Elemental


elemental - blue print background stamp



Shape it Up


shape stamps - visible image



Voices in your Head


quirky quote stamps - visible image






Thank you for another awesome video Veerle, your tag is superb! Love the old feel to it, and the stitching. Great idea to add a word to the centre of the circle stamp too ♡

You’ll find more beautiful projects over on Veerle’s blog.




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Underwater Ripples

Good Evening! Hope you have had a good week, it has gone so fast here! Can’t quite believe it’s Friday tomorrow.. already!! Thank you so much to everyone who has pre-ordered our NEW stamps and stencils! We are quite overwhelmed by the number of orders we’ve received so far, with initial stock of some designs already sold out, more stock has been ordered! Wow!!! Our Design Team are loving the new stamps and stencils and we will have some fabulous inspiration for you really soon! Today’s inspiration features one of our older backgrounds: ‘The Ripple Effect stamp’ teamed up with our stunning seahorse. Over to Heather Mitchell…


Hello once again…


I’ve been itching to share this Visible Image DT project with you all, as I just love how it’s turned out!  It really got my creative juices flowing and I adore all the different textures on there from the stamps I’ve used.



seahorse stamp - ripple effect stamp



I started out by heat embossing The Ripple Effect in white embossing powder onto watercolour card before adding distress oxide inks in a watercolour style around the ripples themselves.


The oxides inks pads are great for creating watercolour backgrounds


To create a hint of sparkle to the project, Fibonacci was heat embossed using a gorgeous metallic copper powder, which looks beautiful when the light hits it.  Next, to contrast with the calming hues, I added Infusion powders to the areas in-between.


I used Anita’s 3D Clear Gloss to make the ripples as it has a fine nib so is perfect for smaller areas


To build on the texture, I stamped the net from the Mesh-ellaneous set in a deep blue and then added the shoal of fish  and the sea plants (both from Dare to Swim).


I’m a little bit in love with Wow’s Copper Embossing Powders as they add warmth to a project with a hint of sparkle


With everything dry I could begin to add my main focal images; the gorgeous Sea Horse and the sentiment from Create Your Calm.



Even with all the different textures, the make still felt like it needed some dimension to it so I added clear gloss to the ripple areas to make it look glassy and add some movement and I just love the finished effect! The ripple effect stamp works just beautifully with the Create Your Calm and Dare to Swim sets… def more to investigate there!!


Products Used:


The Ripple Effect


the ripple effect stamp



Fibonacci


fibonacci background stamp



Mesh-ellaneous


mesh background stamps



Dare To Swim


jellyfish stamps



Create Your Calm


seahorse stamp


That’s all from me for now… catch up again soon!

H xx




This is incredible Heather! Your background is awesome… loving the ripple effect stamp with the seahorse!
Thank you ♡

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