Moth Stamps and Skulls Stencil

Good Morning! We hope your week has got off to a great start! Jane Tyrrell is here on the blog with another incredible Halloween tag today featuring our awesome moth stamps…

Good morning

It’s my time for my weekly make for Visible Image and we are halfway through the month, and our October challenge theme of ‘autumnal colours’. Remember you could win a £40 coupon if you join in!

I have another of my Halloween tags to share today, this time using the brilliant Glimmer of Light stamp set

 

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I stamped and coloured the moths and fussy cut them out

moth stamp



I stamped one set of large wings onto acetate and used these to glitter up (you can see this in my final design)

moth stamp wings



I blended some distress inks onto my tag adding some water flicks



Then I used the Dark Hearts stencil

skulls - hearts - stencil


to add some more black ink



The sentiment was stamped in gold ink



I stamped the smallest moths onto the tag and then layered over some die cut spider webs




I added glossy accents to the light bulb and the medium moths



Then I put my design together.


Here is my finished tag…


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with some close ups..




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and one final shot…


halloween tag - moth stamp - skulls stencil

 

Thanks for stopping by today and enjoy the wonderful autumn colours surrounding us at the moment.


Back soon.


Bye for now,

Jane x




Jane this is a brilliant tag! Love all the layers and the skulls look awesome in orange against the black. Thank you for your fantastic inspiration as always ♡

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Halloween Tag

Hi! We are back with our second dose of inspiration from Jane Tyrrell today. Are you in the mood for something spooky? We love how Jane has combined our NEW hand stamps with our skeleton and skull stamps to create her awesome Halloween tag…


Good Evening

We are already a week into October which is still sharing its glorious colours everywhere.



Today I am using the new “You Are Not Alone” set



together with the Mr Bone Jangles stamp set



the moon from the Believe in Unicorns Set



the fab text stamp from the Scripted Streets stamp set




 

As soon as I saw the new “You Are Not Alone” set I had two initial design ideas. The first I had was for the sky inspiration card I created here . The 2nd was to get the hands to hold Mr Bone Jangles skull! Yes I know that my imagination works in very strange ways.


At the end of the month it’s Halloween, when things go bump in the night and ghouls and witches fly…mwwhhha haa haaaa so I thought it a good time to put my second idea together.

I always create tags for my big and small kids goodie bags so today’s make is one of them.

I started with a kraft tag to work on. I stamped the moon in white ink and added some splatters of distress ink to make an autumnal coloured primary layer. I also stamped some of the clouds (you can see this further down)



I gradually built up the background, by stencilling on the skull, and then stamped on Mr Bone Jangles. I also red embossed one of  the star bursts from the Rays of Light stamp set and added some text from scripted streets in red ink.





I added some white pen and red embossed the edges.

This became the base of my tag.


Next it was time for some Hammer Horror!  (I’m showing my age now). I was also really fascinated by the anatomy dissection lectures I attended as a student at King’s College during my physiotherapy training and I still love anatomy now.  A few years back my daughter and I really enjoyed the Body Worlds show which came to this country and I drew on all these memories for my inspiration.

I red and black embossed the hands


I amputated  trimmed off the tip of the back finger 😉 so that the hand could hold the skull.


I then added a little more shading using distress inks.



I also have a fab skeleton hand in my charms collection and a saw brad so I bloodied them up!


It was then time to put my tag together.


Here it is…



with some close ups…





and one last shot…



I really had some great Hammer Horror fun making this and plan some more Halloween tags in this vein (pardon the pun!)


Thanks so much for indulging me in my Halloween fun. I hope you might be inspired to try something similar with these fab stamps? They are so versatile for so many very different themes.


Back soon.


Bye for now,

Jane x




This is so awesome Jane! Love all the dripping blood.. the hands work so well for Halloween! Thank you for the brilliant inspiration ♡

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Thanks for visiting our blog today, have a lovely evening.

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NEW stencils – Visible Image

Good Morning and Happy Saturday to you! It’s a beautiful day here in Wales, the sun is shining and the trees are displaying all the gorgeous Autumnal colours. We are counting down to the release date of our amazing new stamps and stencils, so we will be sharing lots of brand new inspiration here on the blog! Heather Mitchell is here this morning with an amazing card featuring 2 of our new stencils with our stunning new ‘You Are Not Alone’ stamp set…

Hello everyone!

I’ve been playing with my Gelli plate recently and had prepared some backgrounds (using some of the Visible Image beautiful products naturally!) and I was itching to use them, so when the gorgeous new stamps and stencils landed on my door mat I knew exactly what to do with them!

The first card uses the new 1983 stencil and all I’ve done is simply draw around the outlines using a Derwent Inktense pencil in a matching purple hue and then used a teeny tiny brush to water the edges and blur them slightly.



geometric - two tone - stencils


To add to the geometric vibe, I’ve then used the new Two Tone stencil with some Graphite Texture Paste.



The hands on the You Are Not Alone stamp set are truly amazing!  I didn’t want to stamp them onto card and then fussy cut them out as I wanted a more translucent look, so I’ve heat embossed onto vellum, adding the sentiment from the set first in white and then in copper powder (to create a slight shading).


pointing hand stamp


The flash of light that I’ve positioned beaming out the finger, has been heat embossed in several metallic shades (copper, platinum and rich gold) and I’ve added a few adhesive gems to finish it off before matting it onto purple pearlised card and attaching to a 7×7″ card blank.


Ghost Print


The second card started life as the ghost print of the Gelli print used above. A ghost print is where you take off the excess ink on the Gelli plate after you’ve already pulled a print. This print is usually faded and lighter in appearance but very often they’re my favourite print as you can get some fantastic texture coming through!


strobes - rays - stencil


Over the print, I’ve layered the small fading polka dots from the Set The Tone set and then added the three different sized circles from the You Are Not Alone set used previously.



The gorgeous Hummingbird, from the Life is Beautiful set, looks fabulous positioned over where the Strobe stencil has left a textured gold print and has been heat embossed in a beautiful sparkly amethyst colour. To finish, I’ve added the sentiment from Voices In Your Head set and matted it onto matching turquoise card before adhering to a card 7×7″ blank.


hummingbird stamp



Here are the NEW Visible Image products I used for these cards:


1983 Stencil


geometric pattern stencil - new stencils



Two Tone Stencil


two tone stencil - squares - circles - new stencils



You Are Not Alone Stamp Set


you are not alone - stamp - sentiment - reaching hands



Set The Tone Stamp Set


two tone - background stamp - rays



And these are the other Visible Image stamps and stencils I used…


Strobes Stencil


strobes - rays - stencil - visible image



Count Me In Stencil


numbers - stencil



Life is Beautiful Stamp Set


hummingbird stamp - visible image



Voices in Your Head Stamp Set


Inspiring - quirky - quote stamps


Catch up again soon,
H xx




Heather these cards are AMAZING! The texture you create with our stencils is so awesome! Loving all the details and touches of gold.. thank you ♡

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Mark & Helen xx


 

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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You Are Not Alone..

Hello and Happy Monday to you! We are really excited to have launched 6 awesome new stamp sets and 3 brilliant new stencils today!


Available to pre-order now!


Visible Image - October Release 2018 - NEW stamps and stencils


RELEASE DATE: OCTOBER 5TH


The most exciting part of any release is seeing the very first samples created with them, and today we have been wowed by Jane Tyrrell’s first card, featuring our ‘You Are Not Alone’ stamp set which includes our amazing reaching hands stamps and some really inspiring words. Over to Jane…



Good Morning, I am delighted to be sharing the first sample using one of the brand new October release stamp sets:


     reaching hands stamps - you are not alone sentiment - visible image



Inspired by the changing blue sky of Rhodes, I made 2 cards which I called Night and Day. Today I am sharing “Night”, I will share “Day” another time.



I made an blue oxide background on black card. I thought the hands are like those of the legends of the Greek gods making mischief from the heavens to the ancient Greeks below them on earth…. perhaps even on Rhodes thousands of year ago. I studied classical civilizations at both O and A level at school and loved the stories of the Odyssey and Iliad.


card - you are not alone - visible image stamps



Here are some close ups…


The reaching hands stamps are so detailed and the circles and sentiments are fun to play with.



I used gold ink to stamp the circles, to me they represent the sunshine and in this vast universe I am pretty certain that we are not alone.




One more shot, I edged the card with gold ink which you can just see in this photo.


reaching hands stamps - you are not alone sentiment - visible image


Thanks for stopping by and for your kind comments. I am off to see some autumnal splendor in Surrey today as I am meeting my crafting buddy Brenda Brown for a day out at Wisley RHS Gardens. The sun is forecast to make an appearance, I have my camera packed!


Bye for now,

Jane x




Wow this is amazing Jane! Stunning inspiration for these new stamps! Love the gold circles against your awesome oxides sky, and the hands look brilliant embossed in black! Thank you so much ♡

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A Glimmer of Autumn

Hi there! Thanks for visiting our blog today. It really feels like Autumn here in Wales today, so it’s a perfect day for Jane Tyrrell to share one of her latest creations here on the blog! Jane and some of the other Design Team members have fallen in love with the awesome toadstool stamp from our Wonderland ‘Caterpillar’ stamp set, as you will see…


Good Afternoon, September has arrived and there is definitely a nip in the air in the mornings and evenings, which shows that autumn is just around the corner. My crafting colour palette evolves and changes as I look around and see those provided by Mother Nature. The leaves are beginning to get those orange, red and brown tips as they get ready to fall. These are my potted acers in my garden..


My weekly dose of inspiration for Visible Image just uses the toadstool from the Caterpillar set.



I really do love this image and it works so well by itself.


Over the summer I have coloured these stamps in anything form red to purples and greens but for this card I went for an autumnal palette and painted it with distress inks


I also gave my toadstool and glimmery sheen with a wink of stella….it must be the dew at this time of the year 😉



The background is the scene of a cave for Mr Caterpillar to turn into a pupa in during the cooler months, made with alcohol inks on glossy card stock.




I also used the sentiment and some of the stamps from the fab ‘Glimmer of light‘ set. I will confess this is the first time I had inked up this set… but I am now in love.. it is brilliant!



I used the  small moths



the little light bulb and the sentiment to finish off my card.




and here it is finished…












I hope I may have inspired you to start your own autumnal crafting too… it’s the one time of the year that I reach for orange in my colour palette!


Thanks for stopping by.


Back soon.

Bye for now,
Jane x




What a striking card, and a fabulous combination of stamps!

Love the colour pallet and your background is perfect for the toadstool and moths! Thank you Jane  ♡

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Beautiful Smile Plaque

Hi there! Pauline Butcher is here on the blog this evening with a stunning plaque featuring our Hummingbird Stamp and Just Smile quote…

Hi there,
 
Today I’m sharing a grey-board heart, decorated with some fantastic Visible Image products..
 


hummingbird plaque



The stamps I’ve used on this piece are:


the wonderful Hummingbird stamp from the ‘Life is Beautiful set


hummingbird stamp

 

along with one of the super sentiments from the So Much Stronger set


inspiring quote stamps

 

I also used some stamps in the background:


the small circles from ‘Shape it Up


shapes background stamps


and of course the fabulous extra stamp that comes in the ‘Life is Beautiful‘ set,
and the superb ‘Geometric Maze stencil, was the main part of the background too


geometric maze stencil


 


I primed the heart with some white gesso, then with my brayer added random bits of pink and orange paint, until I was happy with the look. I stamped the background stamps with Turquoise paint and also some with white gesso. Then I added my stencil, and pasted through it with some Cosmic Shimmer Gold paste, when this was dry, I used a Black pen to add shadows to the raised design.

 


On a piece of heat resistant acetate, I stamped the Hummingbird with Versamark, and heat embossed with Black embossing powder, and fussy cut it. I then flipped it over and painted it on the reverse, with the Dyna paints. While it was drying, I stamped and heat embossed the sentiment onto white card, cut it out and coloured it with Distress inks. I used some silk ribbon for the top, after I’d coloured it with Distress inks.
 


Many thanks for dropping in today.


Hugs,
Pauline xxxx




Wow this is stunning Pauline! Loving the texture you’ve created with the maze stencil. Gorgeous colours and our hummingbird stamp looks awesome ♡ Thank you!

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Under The Sea

Hello and Happy Weekend to you! We hope you have something fabulous planned! We have lots of gorgeous inspiration coming your way here on the blog. First up is Jane Tyrrell with a gorgeous under the sea themed card featuring our awesome seahorse stamp…

Hello, I’m here with my weekly design team make for Visible Image and I thought it was a good time to share a card I made earlier in the year which was in the June edition of Making Cards magazine. Myself, Pauline and Sharon from the DT made projects with a red, white and blue colour scheme and used the Create Your Calm stamp set:

seahorse stamp - under the sea



I made an alcohol ink sea inspired background




I added some blue archival ink through the Fibres stencil:


fibres - under the sea - stencil



I wanted some seaweed for my seahorse to hide in (they are very shy creatures you know 😊) and added some red seaweed using the Dare to Swim stamp set:

jellyfish stamp - visible image





I stamped and red embossed the seahorse twice and fussy cut one out.




I stamped out the sentiment and added glossy accents to the bubbles to add some dimension.




I also stamped and white embossed the jelly fish and added glitter and glossy accents to them too.





and the inside of the card continued the red, white and blue theme too.




So here is my finished card…

under the sea themed card



September is here and the nights are beginning to draw in. I find that my colour palette changes so much with the seasons so expect to see something more autumnal inspired next week.

Thanks so much for stopping by and for all the kind comments that you take the time to leave. Enjoy your weekend.


Back soon.


Bye for now,
Jane x




Stunning card Jane… it looked fabulous in the magazine. Your background has such a wonderful feel to it, perfect for our underwater beings!  Thank you ♡

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Mark & Helen xx