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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We will be back a little later with some fantastic inspiration from Jane featuring our ‘See Everything’ stamp set.. and more butterflies!


We hope you’ll stop by again soon.

Mark & Helen xx


 

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!

You’ll find so many inspiring projects and videos over on Veerle’s blog.


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Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

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


 

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.

You’ll find so many inspiring projects and videos over on Veerle’s blog.


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Thanks for visiting our blog today.

Helen & Mark xx


 

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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Kindness | Flower | Card

Hello! Do you love clean and simple cards? We adore them, and our new stamps really lend themselves to this style of card as well as for more inky mixed media styles. Sharon Traynor has created such an elegant and striking card with our NEW ‘Random Art of Kindness’ stamp set, which includes some really funky hand drawn flowers…


Oh boy!


I am absolutely LOVING this latest release from Visible Image.


flower stamp | kindness | card



I know the images in some of the stamp sets were made with art journalling in mind, and that they suit mixed media really well…. but they are also PERFECT for the CAS genre. So I guess that’s why I’m a happy bunny. I made 12 cards with the new sets in 2 afternoons at the weekend, including a bit of glossy accents and other stuff. The most cards I’ve managed in one afternoon before now is 3  –  so I doubled my productivity with these new sets. It’s easy when you love the stamps you are using!


Want a peek at the samples that I sent to Helen and Mark at Visible Image last week?


Ha ha! I can’t give too much away because I’m sure there will be a Facebook Live event sometime soon where some of these will be shown….. and of course there are one or two that I would love to blog about! Anyway, in that stack somewhere is today’s card.


As soon as I saw this Random Art Of Kindness stamp set I knew it was going to be a firm favourite, and the first thing that I wanted to do with it was something that you wouldn’t necessarily associate with the beautiful grungy and mixed media pieces that everyone makes with Visible Image stamps. For me, this particular stamp was just crying out to be zentangled – so I did.


I am no expert in zentangling, in fact I’m not sure that I have ever made a card with zentangling on it, but this is a passable try. Anyhow, in an effort not to completely overload this post with photos.


I have set up two different pages for the full step by step of how I did these Zentangled petals
which you can see by clicking HERE for part 1 and HERE for part 2.



This next bit however, is the step by step tutorial for everything else with just the final photo of each petal.


To make this card:


Stamp the flower twice, and then colour in the flower ‘centre’ on one image with the black micron pen (this will be the one we zentangle on). Colour the other flower centre with a versamark clear pen and heat emboss with black embossing powder, then fussy cut that embossed centre piece out (that one will be raised up on foam on the final flower).




These are small pictures of each petal as I completed it.


Petal 1 and 2
         



Petal 3 and 4
      



Petal 5 and 6
     



Petal 7 and 8
      


Petal 9



Once the flower has been completely zentangled, fussy cut it out and set it to one side with the heat embossed flower centre.


Take a piece of 13cm x 13cm white card and make the border like this






When you have completed the border, stamp the stem into place. You can use the flower stamp to help get the placement correct.




Mount the panel onto some white and black paper and attach it all to a 15cm x 15cm card blank.


Layer the flower up using 3d foam pads, add a pearl to the centre and attach it to the card.




Finally heat emboss the sentiment with white embossing powder on black card, cut it into a banner and attach that to the front of the card on 3d foam too.




So I had to actually recreate this card because I was so ‘in the zone’ when I created the original one that I forgot to take the step by step photos. Here are both cards.The original card is on the left and the reproduced one is on the right. The only real difference that I can see is in the size of the zentangled border, so I’d say that you could quite easily batch produce some of these cards.


      



Stamps Used:


flower stamps - hand drawn - hope - kindness



Other Supplies:

Versafine Obyx Black ink, Versamark clear ink and pen, Heat it Up! Black embossing powder, WOW! Opaque Bright White Superfine embossing powder, Pigmaa Micron Fineliner pens (sizes 005, 0.5 and 0.8),3d foam, pear centre, black and white card and paper.



I hope you enjoyed this trip down zentangle lane! I will be back a little later with a masculine card!


Hugs,
Sharon xx




Thank you for your tutorial Sharon, we adore this card! It is so striking! ♡

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Her Spirit Was Strong

Hello! It’s a rainy day here in Wales, so Jane’s latest inspiration is just perfect for today! Featuring our sassy rain lady and Dream Big quote, this card has a fabulous inky feel with a touch of sparkle…


Good Afternoon,


January always seems to be a long month. Christmas seems long ago and spring still seems a long way away.As I walked down to Dotty’s Teahouse in the High Street of Carshalton, I decided to look for some sparkle and shine and even on such a dull, dreary day I spotted some of Mother Nature’s sparkle and shine on the plants;


rain sparkling on the winter aconite..



on the plucky viburnum flowers..



and on new shoots..




So for this week’s design team inspiration, I went with the sparkling rain theme using the fab Sparkle in the Rain stamp set


silhouette - lady - umbrella - stamp

 

The background is a stencilled ink one using the Grungy Union Jack stencil


grungy - uk flag - stencil - union jack



I added some distress oxides to my card




then stenciled salty ocean and squeezed lemonade oxides through the stencil


 




These photos are quite dark you will see the true colours in my finished photos.


 


I stamped the rain in blue Archival ink



and then I added my lady by embossing her in blue and also stamping the quote ‘Dream Big’


dream big - quote - stamp



dream big - card



You can see that I masked and split the words. The top words are stamped and embossed in black, and the unrivalled in green glitter






Our Christmas/Winter challenge on Facebook runs until the end of January, a couple of weeks left to make something and be in with a chance of winning the £40 voucher to spend! The winner is selected by random so everyone has an equal winning chance.



Back soon.


Bye for now,

Jane x




Gorgeous  inspiration Jane, thank you ♡
Our lady looks fabulous embossed in that pale blue, all shiny against the matt of the oxides in the background. The sparkle of the sentiment really finishes it off perfectly!

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