Guardian Angel Stamp | Mixed Media Card

Hi there! Heather Mitchell is here on the blog today with a fantastic mixed media card created with our NEW Guardian Angel stamp set and lots of gorgeous texture…

Hello…

Today I’m using the new Guardian Angel stamp set… which kind of reminds me of the statue’s out of Dr Who.  No?  Just me then! Haha…




I love this stamp set, it’s so unusual and quirky and not like anything else on the market and I love that about Visible Image products… all that little bit different from everything else.


Anyway, to start this card I cut up a poster I bought from Paperchase that had an old New York map on it, adhered it to card and used a brayer to apply Gesso.



Using Distress Oxide ink pads in Dusky Concord, Stormy Sky and Chipped Sapphire I’ve added stripes of colour before spritzing with water to give a mottled effect.  For more texture, I then splattered black and silver ink before drying.



After much procrastination, I decided to add the Strobes stencil using a large die cut circle.  I wanted a graduated colour so used Iced Spruce Distress Oxide ink pad on the centre of the circle, then Hickory Smoke before a light coat of Black Soot.  Looking at it, I felt it needed some light so went around the outside (over the black) using Scattered Straw and while the stencil was still in place I spritzed on gold Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist.



To add some interest to the outskirts of the card, I’ve stamped on the little bubble stamp (which I know will be used so much on other projects so thank you Mark for the little background stamps you add to sets!)



I don’t know if it shows up in the photo but the bubbles have been graduated in colour from Ice Spruce at the top to Hickory Smoke in the middle to Black Soot down the bottom.  I’ve used the die cut circle from before as a mask.

The Angel itself was heat embossed using Versamark and Wow’s! British Summertime which is a fabulous opaque grey.



Derwent’s Inktense pencils have been used to add colour.  I love the smooth application of them and the colours are so beautiful.  I opted for the same palette of colours so it echoed the background.



With the Angel and the wings all colours, it was time to start layering up the card.  Having fussy cut the Angel, I added gold wire to the rear to break up the image.  Using foam tape on the wings and the main image, I’ve given the Guardian Angel some dimension and I think looks a bit more dramatic.

For the finishing touches, I’ve stamped, coloured and trimmed the feathers and the dove and secured them to the card (some have foam dots added, some don’t).



To lighten the mood of the card, I’ve heat embossed the sentiment using Wow’s Opaque Bright White powder (this really is the best powder on the entire planet!)



It was then just a matter of adding glossy accent to some of the bubbles and on the dove and crackle accent to the feathers before placing to one side to dry thoroughly.



Here’s some of the products I’ve used… not all as I couldn’t fit them in the picture!





And here’s the Visible Image products I’ve used for this card…


 


And that’s it for today.  Hope you love the new stamp releases as much as I do. Mark has designed them all in the usual, slightly off the beaten track, Visible Image style and Helen has done an amazing job on the sentiments. They are already super popular.. as always!


Hope to catch up again soon… H x




Heather this card is AMAZING! Our Guardian Angel stamp looks so striking and your background is awesome, loving all the texture! Thank you ♡

You will find more inspiring projects from Heather over on her blog.


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Mark & Helen xx


 

Mermaid Stamp | Underwater Scene | Handmade Card

Hi there! Pauline Butcher has got her hands on our NEW Mermaid stamp set, and has created a fabulous underwater themed card…

Hello,

I’m here to share a card I’ve made using one of the awesome new stamp sets from Visible Image.

I’ve used the gorgeous Mythical Mermaid for my card..


mermaid card - stamp - Visible Image



Take a look at how many extra stamps you get in the set..


mermaid stamp - dophin - waves - bubbles

I’ve used them all to make my mythical scene!

 I stamped the gorgeous Mermaid, onto some water colour card, and coloured her in using Zig Clean Color real brush pens, I then stamped across the card using the fabulous bubbly waves stamp, and some Versafine Clare Warm Breeze. I then added a moon/Sun Mask to the sky, and blended Salty Ocean, Mustard seed and Picked Raspberry Distress inks around the mermaid and across I took off the mask, and added some colour inside the circle. With a wet paint brush and kitchen towel, I took out some of the colour to make clouds.


Now for the water, again using blending tools, I added Salty Ocean, Twisted Citron, and Peacock Feathers randomly, then used the fabulous Fibres Stencil, blending through it with Peacock Feathers. 


 
I stamped the crab straight onto the background, all the bubbles and the sentiment too, the Dolphins, ‘Mermaid’ word and shells were stamped onto another piece of card, coloured in, and fussy cut. I coloured all the bubbles with a white pen, added all the elements with 3D glue gel, then added some gold micro beads as sand, then loads of Stickles to finish off.


Hugs,
Pauline xxxxx 




Our mermaid looks so beautiful, we love how she is appearing out of the sea. Such a fabulous underwater scene Pauline! Thank you ♡

You will find more of Pauline’s gorgeous cards and projects over on her blog.



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Hope to see you back here soon.

Mark & Helen xx


 

Rainbow Faerie | CAS Card

Hello! We are so sorry our blog has been neglected over the past week, we received an overwhelming number of orders for our June stamps release, so it has been rather crazy here! So, Sharon Traynor is back, a little later than promised, with her second card featuring our NEW Faerie Magic stamps…


Well, here I am back again today with another card using the wonderful Faerie Magic stamps from Visible Image. This time it is a CAS design which was very simple to make.



fairy stamp - rainbow - card



Here’s how I made this rainbow fairy card:


Stamp the image onto water colour paper using Versamark ink

fairy stamp - Visible Image


Colour the fairy with Zig Clean Color Real Brushes and a water Brush


Cut out some arcs from a rainbow of coloured card using a curved die. Secure the die cuts at one end by gluing on top of one another and spreading them out to be adjacent at the other end.


Create watercoloured rainbow mats (for both the main image and the sentiment). Stamp the sentiment in Versafine Onyx Black.


Mount all onto a card blank using fun foam and foam pads.


Simple, Fast and Beautiful!


Stamps Used:

fairy stamp - Visible Image



Other Supplies:

Water Colour Card, Zig Clean Color Real Brushes (024, 028, 031, 048, 051, 061, 080, 220), Derwent fine tip water brush, Sweet Pea Designs Card Front Builder die, fun foam, foam squares, card blank.


That’s it from me for now, thanks for stopping by.


Hugs,
Sharon xx




We adore this card Sharon, such a clever design.. your rainbow faerie is stunning! Thank you ♡

You will find more of Sharon’s wonderful cards and projects over on her blog.


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We will be back later with more gorgeous NEW stamps inspiration from our amazing Design Team.


Thank you so much for taking time to visit our blog today.

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









 

Just Breathe | June Stamps Release

Hi there! We are back with our next NEW stamps preview… introducing our ‘Just Breathe’ set. This brilliant thorax stamp is perfect to make cards for anyone studying anatomy, and for those who love to craft on the darker side…!



Our June release stamps will be available to pre-order this Saturday, June 8th. Release date: June 22nd.


We’ll be back later with our last preview for today.

Helen & Mark xx


 

Guest Designers Announcement | Visible Image

Hi there! We want to say a massive thank you to everyone who applied for our Guest Design Team positions, we were overwhelmed by the number of applications!

We are so excited to announce that these incredible card designers and mixed media artists will be bringing you lots of gorgeous Visible Image inspiration over the coming months…


Giovanna Zara
Italy


Hello, I’m Giovanna Zara, a crafter, blogger and designer from Sardinia, Italy. I started as a scrapbooker more than 10 years ago, and then I fell in love with MixedMedia: painting, mixing colours, materials and styles. I love to make Altered Art, Stamping, Art Journaling and I like to use recycled materials in my projects. When I was given a sewing machine, fabric and sewing become a new world to discover. My style is definitely super colourful, but sometimes I stumble on Steampunk and vintage-shabby, can’t help!

instagram: @giogiocraft
YouTube: giogiocraft
Facebook page: giogiocraft
blog: Giogiocraft



Nadine Carlier
USA


I have been crafting for about 19 years now with scrapbooking, handmade cards, mixed media and altered art projects being my favorite things to create, although I have done and love all things crafty. I would say my style would best be described as eclectic with a mixed media twist. Almost all my craft projects have some kind of mist or paint on them. I love getting messy and trying new techniques. Inspiring others is something I love to do by creating videos and sharing how I create my projects.

instagram: @scrappinready
YouTube: Nadine Carlier
Facebook Page: Nadinesscrapnstuff
blog: myscrapnstuff



Karolina Bukowska
Poland


My name´s Karolina Bukowska. I come from Poland. I’ve worked as a teacher and sociotherapist, now working online courses and workshops, technique: scrapbooking, mixed media. Mixed media world is an unseparable part of my life and it’s my life passion. I love scrapbooking. It helps me to capture moments of my family life and to spend day creatively. Every day I create, meet, learn and it creates my reality. I cannot define my style. I love texture, colors and shine. I think, my style is a little vintage and messy, romantic and a little shabby. I love to have my fingers dirty from paints, mists and pigments. I like mixing products to get an interesting effect.

instagram: @karolinab.bukowska
YouTube: Karolina Bukowska
Facebook Page: Karolina Bukowska Arts
blog: Karolina Bukowska



Karen Telfer
UK


Hi, I’m Karen and I have been creatively crafting ever since I can remember.  I currently teach adult workshops in Guildford where we have a great time making cards, tags, and journal pages using paints, inks, stamps, stencils and more. I have lived and worked on three continents and I have an impressive stash of craft supplies carefully collected over the past 25 years.  I have three gorgeous grown up children who have encouraged my crafty endeavours over the years. I look forward to inspiring you with my crafty creations using the fabulous Visible Image range.

instagram: @karentelfercraft
Facebook Page: Karen Telfer Craft



Marzena Ziuziakowska
Poland


My name is Marzena, I am a Polish crafter known as Macarena. I am mom to a very handsome 20 year-old and a very furry british shorthair. I love to escape to the seaside as often as I can and charge my batteries by nordic-walking along the beach and listening to the sea calming sounds. I love cats and birdsongs, chocolate, spanish language and all the shades of grey (color), lol. I have been crafting for over 8 years now and it seems a neverending story. Each day I learn new things, techniques, mixed media possibilities. I love to create textured and layered projects mixing different medias and techniques. Can’t wait to play with Visible Image amazing products.

instagram: @macarena.74
Facebook page: Macarena Creativa
blog: Macarena



Nicole Diedrichs
Germany


I am stempelfrida from Germany. Once there was a time when I said that I would not want to use stamps, because you are so limited with a stamp….. that was more than a decade ago and I still have to smile when remembering that thought from where I am today! My passion for paper brought me to places where I found myself surrounded by stamps and I was tempted….. and fell in love head over heels with stamping. I mainly make cards and most of them are kind of clean – not in the classical CAS definition, but rather neat and crisp. Almost always, there is too much on my cards to qualify for them to be CAS, there is too little for them to be the classically mixed media art and they are too neat to be called altered or grunge. For sure I love flashy colours, which is funny since I started really earthy in tones, but then had kind of a colour revolution. So I guess my cards are clean, neat, crisp and flashy …. mostly! And you can be sure that stempelfrida will surprise you once in a while. Who knows, what Visible Image will bring me on to?

instagram: @stempelfrida
blog: stempelfrida



Martha Ponsanesi
Italy


Hello, I’m Martha from Italy, 47 years old (really?!…Time flies) I live near Rome with my partner and a bunch of cats. I love colors, stamps, stencils, dies and everything connected with mixed media, art journaling, cardmaking. Sharing this passion with posts, tutorials, taking classes and sometimes giving classes is always a pleasure and a chance to spread the love of being crafty. I’m really excited to be a Guest Designer for Visible Image and share with you what I’ll create with all their amazing products.

instagram: @alazyscrapper
YouTube: alazyscrapper
blog: A Lazy Scrapper



Lynda Hall
UK


Hi, I’m Lynda and I live in Hampshire in the UK with my husband, 2 teenage daughters and 3 dogs. I run my own childcare business from home, which keeps me very busy, so crafting at weekends is my way of winding down after a hectic but fun week. I discovered the wonderful world of paper craft around twelve years ago, when I wanted to make a personalised card for a child I cared for. I remember feeling overwhelmed by all the various inks, stamps and other products in the shop I visited for supplies and thinking I’d never get the hang of what to do. Nowadays I think I probably have more supplies in my craft room than they stock on their shelves!  I was soon hooked on card making and learned fast about all the different products. Over time, being inspired by online craft groups, I began to dabble in other mixed media projects, art journalling and scrapbooking too. I’ll have a go at anything and love learning new techniques. I have been a fan of Visible Image for a very long time so the opportunity to create and offer some inspiration as part of the team is very exciting!

instagram: @lyndascraftyhall
Facebook page: Lynda’s Crafty Hall
blog: Lynda’s Crafty Hall



Judy Rozema
USA


I have been crafting since high school when I learned to crochet. My first love is now cardmaking, using techniques of mixed media, clean and simple and everything in between, so my personal style is definitely eclectic! I try to create something daily to keep the joy and mojo flowing!

instagram: @joy_in_a_jar
Facebook page: Joy in a JAR
blog: Joy in a Jar



Ericka Strange
USA


Hey there, I’m Ericka, aka Strangely Creative, and I’m so excited to be a Guest Design Team member for Visible Image! I live just outside of Houston, TX  USA with my husband, two active girls ages 9 & 5, and two Frisbee loving Border Collies. I’ve always loved crafting and making things. I’ve been making cards for almost 4 years and love working with a variety of mediums, and getting inky to creating colorful backgrounds and cards. It has been so fun being part of such an encouraging and kind crafting community and I look forward to inspiring others. When I’m not in my craft room, I’m usually outside in the vegetable garden.

instagram: @strangelycreative
Facebook page: Strangely Creative
blog: Strangely Creative



Iwona Nowak
Germany


Hello !  I am Iwona and for 3 years I have been in love with mixed media.  I love everything rust-colored, old and turquoise, but I love wood and forest atmosphere just as much.  I am very excited about Visible Image products and I hope to create something beautiful!

instagram: @reniferove
YouTube: reniferove
Facebook page: Reniferove



Mary Szymanski
USA


I am a wife and mom living in Southeastern Michigan.  I’m a self taught Mixed Media Artist.  I love color and texture.  I usually work small, on ATCs,  small journal pages and canvases.  I’ve been known to work on bigger canvases a time or two.  I enjoy sharing my work and a teaching budding artists how to use color and texture in their work.

instagram: motleymixedmedia
YouTube: MotleyMixedMedia
Facebook page:  MotleyMixedMedia



Welcome to the team everyone! ♡♡♡



We really can’t wait to see what they all create..

Of course our existing Design Team will continue to inspire you too, with their incredible cards and projects! We are so spoilt.. and one very lucky stamp company!!!

We hope you will follow our guest designers on instagram | Facebook | YouTube | Blogs


♡ If you aren’t already following our main Design Team, you will find their links HERE


Join our Facebook group to be first to see all the latest Design Team inspiration!



Thanks for visiting our blog today, we will be back soon with more gorgeous inspiration.

Helen & Mark xx


 

All That Jazz | Congrats Card | Visible Image Stamps

Hi there! We hope your week has started well. Jane Tyrrell is here today with a brilliant card featuring our Jazz musician stamps…


It’s time to share my weekly Design Team make for Visible Image. I needed some male birthday cards down at Dotty’s Teahouse, where I sell my handmade cards, so I knew just the right stamps to get out.






and a sentiment from Go to Words



I added some distress inks to my craft sheet; chipped sapphire, tumbled glass and hickory smoke, a spritz of water and dipped in some watercolour card.



Once it was dry I cut it down and stamped the jazz players using Twilight Versafine Clair ink.  I stamped the large stars from Rock Out  and the bubbles in gold, and the sentiment on top in black Versafine which I clear embossed.



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Finally I stamped the keyboard in black Versafine for the jazz players to stand on.

I matted and layered it onto gold and black cardstock.
Here is my finished card..





This weekend, I will be at the Stamperama show in Worthing, Sussex!

I will be demoing lots of Visible Image products for Stampers  Grove….. very exciting. Do stop by and say hi if you are going.



Thanks for stopping by today, have a lovely week ahead.


Back soon.
Bye for now,

Jane x




We love this card Jane! Your background is awesome and the gold looks so good against the blue tones. Thank you ♡

You will find more of Jane’s fantastic cards and projects over on her blog.



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Blog see all our latest posts here
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We will be back tomorrow with more fantastic inspiration.


Thanks for visiting our blog today, and we hope to see you back here soon.

Mark & Helen xx


 

Under The Sea | Jellyfish Stamps | Visible Image

Hi there! Lisa Taggart is here on the blog with an amazing page created with underwater stamps from our ‘Dare to Swim’ stamp set and more…

Hello

It’s my turn to share one of my latest Visible Image makes. Today it’s an underwater scene, one of my favourite things to do !

The project combines stamps and stencils. I’ve also used ink sprays, pixie powders and paint pens.


 

Here’s what I used:


Dare to Swim stamp set




Fibres stencil




Cosmic Skies stencil


































Till next time…

Lisa x




Wow this is amazing Lisa! The jellyfish look so beautiful.. thank you so much ♡

 

Butterfly Stencil | Script Stamp | Visible Image

Hi there! We have Heather Mitchell here on the blog to inspire you with an awesome card featuring our inky butterfly stencil…


Hello everyone…


A quick blog post from me today using the gorgeous Butterfly Ink stencil from Visible Image.




I’ve made a smooshed background using Picked Raspberry, Worn Lipstick, and Spun Sugar Distress Oxide ink pads and spritzed it slightly with water to oxidise the ink and create a speckled pattern.

With the background made, I’ve then taped the stencil in place and using Oxide Ink Pads again to create a wonderful, bright warm spicy colour to which I’ve stamped the ‘stem’ detail from Random Art of Kindness using an Archival Distress ink pad in Barn Door



What I’ve done then is sprayed Distress Resist Spray over the butterfly before applying the text stamp from Scripted Streets.  The resist spray stops me getting more ink on the butterfly but it also gives it a lovely sheen once dry.



The sentiment, from Imperfection is Beauty, has been stamped in black ink and then, using a stamping platform, been heat embossed in a gorgeous silver colour.  The design has then been finished by matting it onto silver card and then onto a 6×6″ card blank.


And that’s it today.  A simple one from me for this week’s DT inspiration and here’s the Visible Image products I’ve used for this card…








 

That’s all from me this week… catch you again soon.
H x




Loving this! The stencil looks amazing, fantastic stamping inside it and your background is awesome too!  
Thank you ♡

You will find more inspiring projects from Heather over on her blog.


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Mark & Helen xx


 

The World Needs Art | Visible Image

Hello! We have Jane Tyrrell here on the blog this evening with an awesome project featuring lots of our creative quote stamps…


Today I am sharing an accordion card I took to the Crafting at Ally Pally show last month.

I wanted something to show off lots of the latest stamps and quotes, which have been so popular!



My accordion cards features stamps from all these sets:















How I created it:


I used PaperArtsy Fresco paints.


and brayered a background onto 2 A4 sheets of card as I wanted to make 2 masterboards to cut up.

I used these colours of Archival ink


and randomly stamped over the sheets using all the image sets. Here is one of the sheets in progress


I then die cut my accordion card

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and stamped the 4 World needs art sentiments, 1 on each panel.

I also added some stamps which I yellow embossed


and also stamped and cut out a few images.



I then put everything together…



and some close ups…





 

After I finished off my card I had some off-cuts. I had a flash of inspiration that I could use them to made Artist trading coins, which I did…


These were all packed ready for taking to the show when I had one last idea. If I attached a badge back to them I could turn them into badges for Helen, Mark and myself to wear at the show!

I quickly ordered some on line and hey presto, one of a kind badges!


which Mark, Helen and I wore at the show!



I really had a lovely day and thoroughly enjoyed demoing and meeting so many lovely crafters, new and seasoned!


Thanks for stopping by today.


Back soon.
Bye for now,

Jane x




Jane your project is awesome and it was so loved at the show! Your Artist Trading Coin badges are such a cool idea, and we loved wearing them! Thank you for the brilliant inspiration ♡

You will find more of Jane’s fantastic cards and projects over on her blog.



All our social media links:

Shop where you will find all our stamps and stencils
Blog see all our latest posts here
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We will be back soon with more gorgeous projects.


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Mark & Helen xx


 

Kindness Journal Page | Quirky Flower Stamps | Visible Image

Hello and Happy Monday! We hope you had a lovely weekend. Lisa Taggart is here on the blog today with a wonderful art journal page featuring some of our quirky flower stamps…


Hello my friends today I’m sharing an art journalling project using one of the latest stamp sets: Random Art of Kindness


Here’s what the finished project looks like


 


This project combines a number of things:- a left over gel press print scrap, some inking with distress oxides, some collage again using scraps, stamping, including stamping on to tissue paper, brayering with acrylic paint, doodling and colouring ! – a whole mixture of fun!


Here are some photos to show how it developed


I began with aleft over scrap from a gel press session.







After some stamping I stamped some of the flowers on to printed tissue paper, cut out the images and adhered them to the picture.







The torn leftovers were adhered to the bottom of the picture using gel medium.




I roughly used my brayer and buttermilk coloured acrylic paint to add more texture and interest.



To finish off the project I added splatters, stamped the stems and used gold high flow acrylic paint to draw leaves and stems freehand. I continued to highlight the flowers using a white gel pen and posca paint pens. I also added some doodling here and there. I stamped the sentiment on to white card and added this separately and randomly stamped some of the other sentiments from the set along the stems.














This is such a gorgeous page Lisa! So much to see and we are loving all your gorgeous texture.
Thank you Lisa! ♡

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


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Mark & Helen xx


 

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! ♡

You will find more of Jane’s fantastic cards and projects over on her blog.



All our social media links:

Shop where you will find all our stamps and stencils
Blog see all our latest posts here
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We will be back soon with gorgeous projects from Lisa & Heather featuring some of our new flower stamps.


Thanks for visiting our blog, hope to see you back here soon.

Mark & Helen xx


 

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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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!

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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! ♡

You will find more of Sharon’s brilliant cards and projects over on her blog.


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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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We will be back later with some inky inspiration from Heather featuring our seahorse stamp!


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Thanks for visiting our blog today.

Mark & Helen xx

 

Inspiring Words Stamps for 2019

Hello and Happy New Year to You! We are excited to be back after a good break and today kicks off another year of amazing inspiration from our wonderful team. Jane is here with some inspiring words stamps on a gorgeous wall hanging…



Good morning it’s time to get back to “normal” after all the excitement and celebrations of Christmas and the new year. The Visible Image team have all been on a break but today I’m delighted to be kicking off with the first Design team inspiration post of 2019.

I do love the new year…. I never make resolutions but I do think it’s a good time to take stock of our views and hopes in life. I love the inspiring words that Helen writes which Mark turns into amazing stamps which I can incorporate into my crafting.

I decided to use the words from Voices in your Head to create an inspirational wall hanging for the year.




I made some backgrounds with my small Gelli plate (lucky me got an 8″ by 10″ one from Santa so watch out for more larger projects using this).




I used some DecoArt media acrylics and stamps from the Visometry set












and also the Two Tone stencil to pull some prints










I made a whole batch of prints


and selected 3 to make into ATCs.




I gold embossed the words and added some more patterns with gold ink using universal. Sorry the photos are a little dark, there is so little daylight this time of the year when I am crafting inside.




For the wall hanging I used some corrugated card on mount board. I exposed some of the core and added paints and crackle paint. Once dry I rubbed on some Treasure gold. I attached some string using my mini stapler.



I also stamped the year using the numbers from Alphabetical onto scraps of gelli prints and mounted them on card.



So here is my finished wall hanging..













Our Christmas/Winter challenge on Facebook runs until the end of January so you still have a whole month to make something and be in with a chance of winning the £40 voucher to spend on some gorgeous new stamps or stencils! The winner is selected by random so everyone has an equal winning chance.


Thanks so much for stopping by and for the kind comments you take the time to leave. There are lots of exciting Visible Image newbies in the pipeline, and I am so looking forward to designing with them! An exciting year is ahead and I am going to try to remember these inspiring words during 2019.


Back soon.


Bye for now,

Jane x




We were the lucky recipients of this plaque at Christmas! Thank you again Jane it is absolutely gorgeous and very inspiring! We look at it every morning when we arrive in the office!

You will find more of Jane’s wonderful cards and projects over on her blog.



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Visible Image Design Team | Best of 2018

Hello! As we say goodbye to 2018, we thought it would be nice to share our favourite 3 projects from each of our Design Team members. How to choose just 3 from all their amazing creations though…? Such a difficult task! But, after much deliberation, we have decided on these…


































































21 incredible works of art! We hope you have enjoyed seeing our favourites from 2018.


We want to say a HUGE thank you to our Design Team for all the amazing inspiration they have created and shared over the last year, and for all their wonderful support. They showcase our stamps and stencils so brilliantly!



If you want to be first to see all the new Design Team inspiration, then make sure you join our Facebook group!



We can’t wait to launch lots of new stamp and stencil designs in 2019, along with some brand new products, and something else that we are really excited about!


Wishing you a very Happy New Year! May it be filled with good health, and lots of creativity and laughter.


Thank you so much for all your custom in 2018.

Mark & Helen xx


 

Treat Me Like a Queen

Hello! Pauline Butcher has given our sassy Queen of Hearts stamp an inky makeover and we are loving it…

Hi there,

 

It’s time for me to share another of my creations, using some of the fantastic Visible Image products.

 


Queen of Hearts stamp



This card was created using:


The Queen of Hearts stamp set


queen of hearts - rubber - clear - stamp



and The Time Tunnel stencil


time tunnel - spiral - stencil

 


My background was actually some waste from another card I’d made.. I had used the Time Tunnel Stencil with Pixie Powders through it, and there was still a lot of product left on the stencil so, rather than waste it, I spritzed it with water, and pressed the stencil onto a piece of white card, like taking a print. I often use my stencils in this way, two for the price of one, so no wastage !!!!
 
As my background was covered with speckles, which were super shiny (unfortunately my photo’s don’t show the true extent of the shine from the pixie powders, which are full of mica), I decided that I wanted the Queen to have speckles too, so I splattered some Distress inks, mixed with a little water, using my fan brush, onto white card, then stamped Queenie onto it, and fussy cut her. I then used some watercolour pens to colour her in, and added Stardust Stickles to give her that extra bling!


 
pixie powders - stencil - queen of hearts - stamp
 


Before attaching her with 3D Glue Gel, I blended some Picked Raspberry Distress Ink along the bottom of the background card, to ‘ground’ her, and also gently blended some Black soot around all the edges. To finish off, I stamped the hearts around the Queen, again using Distress Ink.
 


Thanks for dropping by.

Hugs,
Pauline xxxx



Your background is awesome Pauline! Perfect for your inky Queen of Hearts! Thank you ♡

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We Always Think We’ll Have Time..

Hi! Sharon Traynor is here with a beautiful canvas featuring the smashed clock stamp and more from our brilliant ‘Somewhere in Time’ stamp set…


Today I have taken a break from cards and I’m sharing a canvas that I made with some Visible Image stamps that also featured in the October edition of Craft Stamper Magazine.


smashed clock - pocket watch - stamp


The inspiration behind this canvas came from the sentiment used, and the thought that if we procrastinate and delay doing things in life for too long, we may miss amazing opportunities. The missed opportunities are represented by the sparkling shards of clockface and glass falling from the clock as it speeds along on it’s flight.



This is a 5 minute video showing how the canvas was made…

 

For a light and airy canvas I used a limited colour palette and left lots of white space.


Texture comes from the dimension paste added through a homemade wing template. Once dried, distress inks created a second wing and were also used to add additional sweeps of light colour.


Several clocks were stamped and coloured in matching colours before being cut into the ‘shards’.


Some shards were glossed and others glittered for variety.


A complete clock image was placed at the top of the wings and the shards were then attached, at varying dimensions, both on top of the clock and falling in a wave downwards.


The sentiment strips were also raised on foam. More inking and shards complete the design along the canvas edges.







Stamps Used:


smashed pocket watch - stamp - clock - time


Other Supplies:

Pre-primed canvas picture, Distress Inks (peacock feathers, shaded lilac),Versamark clear ink, Versafine Onyx Black ink, Distress Marker (shaded lilac), Versamarker watermark pen, scrap card, Paper Artsy Grunge Paste, WOW! embossing powders (opaque bright white and cha cha cha embossing glitter), stardust Stickles, Docrafts Chronology metal clock hands, Papermania X-cut Chronology Cogs, a brad, Ranger Glossy Accents, mod podge, fixative, scrap paper. Craft knife, spatula, blending brushes, die cut machine, stamping platform, stamping blocks, tweezers.


That’s it from me for now.


Hugs,
Sharon xx




This is really beautiful Sharon, loving the white space and the sparkle on the broken pieces.  Thank you ♡

You will find more of Sharon’s brilliant cards and projects over on her blog.

 

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Time for The Next Chapter

Hi there! Lisa Taggart is here on the blog today with an amazing card featuring our ‘One Kind Word’ stamp set which includes a fantastic typewriter stamp with different greetings which fit on the paper…


hello - typewriter - stamp - card



These are the main products used:


typewriter stamp - rubber - clear



two tone stencil



I used watercolour card. The background was created using inktense blocks. The colour was brushed on with a large brush and blended. The block colour along with white for the top was sponged through the stencil using the square part.






The typewriter stamp was stamped and heat embossed in black on to white card and cut out.

The letters and hearts were stamped in teal ink (first and second generation ink). The centre letters were highlighted using a black posca pen and then black and gold ink splatters added. The main image was added below raised on foam pads. The sentiments were added.





jumbled letters stamp



typewriter stamp




As usual the artwork was edged in black and mounted on to complimentary card stock.

Hope you like it!


Till next time…

Lisa xx




We adore this card! The jumbled letters stamp looks amazing with the combination of first and second generation stamping and all the ink splatters! Gorgeous colours!  Thank you Lisa ♡

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



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Angel of Peace

Hi there, Jane Tyrrell is back with more beautiful inspiration this evening, combining our gorgeous Angel stamp with our grungy snowflake…


Good Evening

I’m sharing for my latest card for Visible Image today, and as we are fast approaching the time to finish getting our Christmas cards made today’s inspiration is one using 3 sets from their fab Christmas collection. We have an “add some sparkle” challenge over in the Facebook group, so I thought I would go to town with the sparkle today!


I used the smaller angel and the star from the Angels  stamp set


angel stamp



together with the snowflakes from Snow is Falling

snowflake stamp - grungy



and the Peace sentiment and star from the Peace Love and Hope set 


grungy bauble stamp - peace - love - hope



I went for a relatively simple design on plain black card stock as I think these gorgeous images just speak for themselves. I used silver ink first to stamp the snowflakes. When dry I white embossed the stars. Afterwards I used some ultra sparkly WOW gold glitter embossing powder to really make the angel stand out.


I also white embossed the peace sentiment.




Here is my finished card…


Christmas card - Angel





Angel stamp - Christmas card - snowflakes



I hope that all your Christmas preparations are going to plan…  🎅😄?


Thanks for stopping by today.

Back soon.

Bye for now,
Jane x




Wow Jane this is stunning, our Angel stamp looks so gorgeous in the gold sparkle embossing powder.
Thank you ♡

You will find more of Jane’s wonderful cards and projects over on her blog.


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We hope you have a great evening.

Mark & Helen xx


 

Inky Hummingbird Stamp

Hello! Heather Mitchell is here on the blog today with a fabulous card featuring our beautiful inky hummingbird stamp with loads of sparkle…


Hello everyone…

I’ve gone all sparkly and glittery today, having bought some gorgeous new embossing powders at the NEC last weekend, and have used them on the utterly divine inky hummingbird stamp from the Life Is Beautiful stamp set to create a multi coloured, textural Hummingbird on a geometric background.


hummingbird stamp - sparkly embossing powder


The background itself is made using the 1983 stencil which I’ve layered it up using different Oxide ink pads (as I wanted a  chalky, matt finish).  Although it’s not very clear in the photographs, I have used the Count Me In stencil over ‘1983’ and used the Distress Resist Spray to add texture. Once I was happy with the colours, I’ve added the Grate-Ful stencil, again moving it around to create a grid pattern.



The circle details, to the right of the bird, are also stamped in glitter powder and I placed them here to break up the rigidity and geometric look of the background.



For the Hummingbird, I wanted to use teals and blues as I love them against the pinks and purples.

Having done a basic stamp using a white opaque embossing powder, I’ve then used glitter embossing powders to make him shine!  Taking each colour at a time, I’ve stamped certain areas, added powder, melted and then done a different area to really build up the colour.



The sentiment has been stamped using one of the glitter powders used on the bird and have been added using foam tape.  To finish, I’ve matted the image onto a shimmer teal coloured card and then onto a dark graphite shimmer card.




Here are the Visible Image products I used for this make…

inky hummingbird stamp



1980s pattern stencil



jumbled numbers stencil



grate pattern stencil



Don’t forget to join in with this months challenge: ‘Make it Sparkle’ over in the Facebook group where you win a £40 voucher to spend on Visible Image products!


Thanks for popping by… I’ll catch you next time!

Heather xx




Heather this is awesome! The sparkle of the hummingbird in contrast to the grungy background works so well ♡

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Street Dance Stamps

Hello! Pauline Butcher is here on the blog today with a fantastic card featuring some of our latest stencil designs with our street dance stamps…

Hi there,
 
It’s time for me to share another creation I’ve made with some awesome Visible Image products.
 


dance stamps - street dance card
 


I love the clean lines of this card!


The stamp set I have used is: Street Dance Boys

street dance stamps


along with two stencils:


Grate-ful 

grate effect stencil


1983


1980s pattern stencil



I started with a piece of Glossy white card stock, and some Alcohol Inks, dabbing the inks with a felt pad on a inking tool, this bit is quite exciting, as you never really know what you’ll end up with!
I then used both my stencils.. the 1983 first, blended through with some Salty Ocean Distress ink, then the same with the Grate-ful, but this time using Candied Apple, then dried them with my heat tool, wafting from side to side.

street dance boys stamps


I stamped the dancers with a Versamark pad, and heat embossed with Wow Ebony Embossing Powder, I did the same with all the extra little stamps in the set. I then used my white pigment pen to draw around some of the images, to make them ‘pop’. I stamped the sentiment onto white card, and heat embossed, and used Salty Ocean to tie it into the colour scheme.
 
I have an Inky Workshop on Sunday 18th November, in Warwick, there are still a few places left! For more details email me: [email protected]
 


Thanks for visiting.

Hugs,
Pauline xxxxx 




Wow Pauline your card is so full of life and movement! Loving your alcohol inks background for the street dance stamps! Thank you ♡

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The Battles We Have Won

Hi! Thanks for coming to visit our blog today. Lisa Taggart has some gorgeous inspiration for you, featuring a really emotive quote: scars are just a reminder of the battles we have won…

 

Hello,

While you are enjoying the Visible Image new releases, I thought it might be appropriate to re-visit some of my old favourites too. The great thing about the Visible Image range is that the sets mix and match so beautifully providing tons of creative scope!


 

These are the products I used:












I sprayed a A4 sheet of water colour card with water and sprinkled with pixie powders.



I sprayed again and then placed a dry sheet of water colour card on top. When they are separated you are left with two prints. I used one for today’s project and have a very similar background for something else.



After thoroughly drying the ink I stamped and heat embossed the cracked glass stamp in white sparkle and the girl stamp in teal.



I extended the cracks using a white gel pen and highlighted around the edge of the girl using pens-white and a little gold sparkle. I also stamped and heat embossed in the same white sparkle the small splinter stamp around the page and added texture doing the same using the script stamp. I repeated this script using purple distress oxide ink.



I also sponged pink distress oxide through the stencil to extend the dots. The cracks were highlighted using zig clear colour pens and some extra sparkle was added using glitter glue.






The sentiment was stamped in teal ink and the words cut out.

Finally a few sequins were adhered to catch the light.



I had forgotten how beautiful pixie powders are and of course you can mix them with your brusho powders.

And so on this day let’s remember all our battles…. past and present, large and small won and lost.


Till next time..

Lisa xx




Lisa is is super stunning! Your background is so gorgeous, and the combination of stamps work brilliantly with this quote ♡

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Dreaming of a White Christmas

Hello! We have some alternative Christmas card inspiration for your today from Jane Tyrrell featuring our gorgeous Daydreaming girl stamp, who is dreaming of a white Christmas…


Good Afternoon!

The November challenge theme over in the Facebook group is  “Make it Sparkle”.  Although many of you might be thinking of fireworks, I am thinking ahead to Christmas and getting my stash of cards made.


I wanted to make something festive and sparkling using the lovely girl in the Daydreamer stamp set

daydreaming girl stamp - teenage card



I thought she might be dreaming about a white Christmas, so I set about making a snowy background for her.


I added some blue alcohol inks to glossy card and then added clear embossed the snowflakes from the Snow is Falling stamp set


grungy - snowflake - stamp


I also used the brilliant circles from the Set the Tone stamp set


two tone - background stamps


to create this snowy background..



I had the idea to have her at a window waiting for the magic of Christmas.


I die cut a window form Kraft card and stamped one of the Christmas sentiments from the Go To Christmas Words set


christmas sentiment stamps


I put acetate in the windows for glass on which I clear embossed “ice” using the Two Tone stamp set again. Is it only me that remembers, before the days of central heating, that ice used to form on the inside of windows in the winter?!  I also added some DecoArt “snow” and added glitter to it.



I made a few of these windows and I have other plans for them too.



Of course I need a star to sparkle, well it is Christmas isn’t it?I used the star from the Peace,Love and Hope stamp set


peace - love - hope - stamps


and glitter gold embossed it onto my snowy background..


I stamped my daydreamer and fussy cut her out. I just added colour to her face, hat and hair. I added glossy accents to her glasses (seen in the final photos).




I then put my design together..




A close up showing the glossy accents on her glasses and the speech bubble..




and one last shot..


dreaming of white christmas - card - teenage girl



Remember to add your sparkly projects to the challenge album over in our Facebook group which ends on November 30th! It will be great to see your entry and you might even be the lucky winner of a £40 coupon to spend in our shop… now that would be like Christmas coming early wouldn’t it!


And “what if” we really did have a white Christmas…….? We can daydream can’t we.



Thanks for stopping by today.


Back soon.
Bye for now,

Jane x




Jane this card is so creative! Your window is brilliant, and the touches of snow on our Daydreaming girl look fabulous! Thank you for the wonderful inspiration ♡


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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

 

moth - stamp - deaths head hawk



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…


moth stamps - halloween - tag



with some close ups..




moth - stamp - visible image





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



and the Skull Shadow Stencil


 

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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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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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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F708812A-7F5A-41B3-A4A6-55B8DD4918DE



78F11168-6690-4B53-AD7A-916DCE3C161D



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


C0CCBA5E-CC84-48F2-B593-80074FB3F44D



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.


38F83FCB-4567-4E1C-8FE2-A4546664ABB2

 

91CEDA73-F067-4458-8686-5645DA9E0723


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


 
 

Silhouette Stamps

Hi!!! We have more gorgeous inspiration for you on this Bank Holiday weekend! Eileen Godwin has been creating some super stunning stuff with our stamps so we will be sharing lots more from Eileen over the next week! Today Eileen has a step by step guide to creating some awesome backgrounds which work perfectly with our silhouette stamps…

Hello,

I have three sample cards to share with you today. All three feature the same technique, with different stamps.


flower - silhouette stamps - script stamp - card

 



Here are all the products and stamps I’ve used to create my First Sample.

I’ve linked all the Stamps for you:



Scripted Streets


inky script stamp - Paris street map stamp



Take a piece of smooth Blending Card stock, 21cms x 16cms

Fold to make a card blank



Use a corner punch to round off each corner.


Place the front of your card face down onto a score board and score lines vertically right across the card to resemble a fence



Take an ink pad (a light shade of  colour is best) and run it down your card but keep the action light don’t press too hard.


I did not ink the whole card with colour, as I wanted some white space.



I used a wet baby wipe to gently move the ink around and to blend away any lines I had.Dry with a Heat gun.



Next, I placed a Moon / Sun mask over my ‘fence’ and created some shadow.




On to the stamping.


I found my MISTI a most valuable tool for this project!


 

 



Two more samples for you now using exactly the same technique explained above.


The stamps are all linked for each sample for you.


grungy ballerina stamp - visible image


and the very beautiful set called Born To Perform


ballet stamps - ballerina - dance - visible image

 


jazz sax player - silhouette stamp - visible image



My last sample features the fabulous Jazz It Up


jazz music stamps - visible image

 

One of my very favourite Visible Image stamps sets.


Plus the ever useful for backgrounds, Scripted Streets.



Eileen x




We absolutely love these cards Eileen! Such a fabulous background effect for any silhouette stamp! Thank you ♡

You will find more of Eileen’s inspiring work over on her blog.



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Thanks for stopping by today.

Mark & Helen xx

 

 

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.


I took the Time Tunnel stencil


time tunnel - spiral stencil



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..


oxides galaxy background - visible image stamps



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 ♡

You will find more of Jane’s stunning projects over on her blog.



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Enjoy your day!

Helen & Mark xx


 

Wake Up And Be Awesome!

Hello! Have you seen the new Ranger Lift Off ink? Jane Tyrrell is here with an awesome card featuring our ‘White Rabbit’ stamp set and ‘Wake Up And Be Awesome’ quote stamp, using some alcohol inks and a really cool lift off technique…


I have been lucky to get my hands on the amazing new Ranger Lift off ink. It lifts alcohol ink off from a porous to a non porous surface and opens up so many new crafting possibilities.  Tim Holtz has some brilliant videos on line and there is lots of inspiration around in blog land so do check it out.

For my Visible Image DT project today I decided to make another “lift off” alcohol ink background. After adding various inks I used the time swirl from the Ahead of our Time stamp set to lift it off.


time spiral - clockwork orange - dr who - stamps


Visible Image stamps work brilliantly with this technique. They lift off the ink perfectly as they are such an awesome thickness and quality. I love the effects you get.


ranger lift off ink


With the lifted ink I stamped this multi coloured time swirl below, which I can use another time. It’s 2 for the effort and price of one. That’s all good in my books.


time spiral stamp


I then coloured up the White Rabbit

white rabbit - Alice in wonderland stamps


using distress inks and added glossy accents to his fob watch and gold pen accents to his buttons and chain (you will see this in the finished card).


white rabbit stamp


I also stamped and coloured a couple of other little elements. First the teapot from The Mad Hatter set. I added the heart from the  Own Kind of Beautiful set for this project as I didn’t want to use the skull.


I cut it out and added festive berries distress glitter.

I also stamped up the light bulb from the Glimmer of Light set to pull my design together.


I stamped and white embossed Wake up and be Awesome

wake up and be awesome stamp

onto acetate and then put my design together.



This is my finished card…


ranger lift off ink - white rabbit card



Here are some close ups..



and you can see the light bulb shedding some extra light on the scene…it must be winter for Mr Rabbit as it’s 8.06 am and in his world it’s still not light 😂




and one last shot..


alice in wonderland card - white rabbit - visible image



There is also a really generous multi-buy offer here on the website if you buy all 7 stamps sets, but you need to hurry as it only lasts until 31 August!


Thanks so much for stopping by and seeing my latest creation today.

I hope that you may also have been inspired to have a go at this fun technique too.

5,4,3,2,1……………….LIFT OFF!


Back soon.

Bye for now,
Jane x




Such a brilliant card! The technique works perfectly with these stamps and Mr Rabbit looks awesome indeed! Thank you Jane  ♡

You will find more of Jane’s stunning projects over on her blog.



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We will be back later with a fantastic card from Heather!


Thanks for visiting our blog today.

Helen & Mark xx


  

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.


white rabbit - wonderland - tag



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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Does your local craft store stock our stamps and stencils? If they don’t, but you would love it if they did, ask them to get in touch!


We will be back a little later with some incredible inspiration from Pauline!

Happy Friday! 🙂

Mark & Helen xx


 

Wonderland Stamps Inspiration

Hello! We have Pauline Butcher here on the blog today with some amazing inspiration featuring our Alice in Wonderland character stamps…

Hello there,

It’s time for some more awesome ‘Visible Image’ Wonderland characters. Today it’s the turn of TweedleDum and TweedleDee:

tweedledum tweedledee stamps


and The Cheshire Cat:

Cheshire Cat stamp 




The background for the Twins was created using Oxide Inks. The images were stamped with Versafine black ink and  coloured them with watercolour brush pens, I added some glossy accents on the buttons and shoes, fussy cut them, and added them to the card with 3D glue gel, to give dimension.

 
 

 


As well as The Cheshire Cat, I used the superb ‘Count Me In‘ stencil:



I used Distress ink through the stencil, then stamped the fish, scratch marks, and sentiment with Versafine black ink. I stamped the Cat onto a separate piece of card, coloured him in and fussy cut him, again I used 3D glue gel, to raise him off the background.


Many thanks for your visit.


Hugs,
Pauline xxxxx




These cards are both so awesome Pauline! Thank you so much ♡

You will find more of Pauline’s fabulous cards and projects over on her blog.



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Tag us in your Visible Image projects.. we would love to see them!


We will be back soon with a brilliant tag from Veerle Moreels!


Thanks for visiting our blog today.

Mark & Helen xx


Wonderland Character Stamps

Hi there! We hope you have having a fantastic weekend! The sun is shining here in Wales and we are so happy that our Wonderland release is loved by so many ♡ Did you see our Facebook LIVE video yet? We previewed some of the incredible Design Team cards created for our Wonderland release. Pauline Butcher is here to tell you how she created two of them here on the blog today. We absolutely adore what Pauline has created with our Wonderland character stamps…

Hellooooo,
 


It’s time for me to share some Visible Image inspiration. I am lucky to be the first Design Team member to showcase some cards I’ve made using Alice and The Caterpillar…



Alice in Wonderland card


As well as the Alice in Wonderland stamp set:


alice in wonderland stamp set


I have also used 2 stencils:



time tunnel spiral stencil


I used Distress Inks through the stencils for the background, and all the images were coloured with Zig Clean Colour Pens, and fussy cut.



The Caterpillar - Alice in Wonderland - card



The Caterpillar stamp set




I also used the Time Tunnel stencil on the background of this card, with Pixie Powders, and spritzed with water.

Many thanks for popping in.

Hugs,
Pauline xxxx




Amazing cards Pauline! Alice looks so gorgeous, and The Caterpillar looks fabulous! Your backgrounds are stunning! Thank you ♡

Our Wonderland character stamps and co-ordinating stencils are available to pre-order NOW!


Wonderland Character Stamps - Visible Image


Release date: August 1st



Which is your favourite character???



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Follow us and tag us in your Visible Image projects.. we would love to see them!



We will be back a little later with a superb tag from Veerle Moreels featuring our White Rabbit stamp!


Have a lovely Sunday.

Mark & Helen xx



Wonderland Character Stamps – Final Preview

Hello! We hope you have enjoyed our week of previews here on the blog! We are incredibly excited to show you the final sneak peek! We are lucky to again be working with the amazing artist who originally drew our 6 Wonderland characters back in 2014, so we now have an exciting 7th character!!! We are so in love with this little guy….

Meet: The Caterpillar!!!



the caterpillar - wonderland - Visible Image stamps



Our hookah-smoking caterpillar loves to spend his days sitting on his favourite mushroom. He likes to give advice to anyone who passes by… !!!




You can pre-order all these amazing stamps and stencils tomorrow..July 20th!



Thanks for visiting us today!


Have a great evening.

Mark & Helen xx




Wonderland Character Stamps – Preview #6

Hi there! We are feeling a little bonkers today!!!  Is it the heat? Or maybe it’s the 6th preview from our Wonderland release…

The Mad Hatter!!!


the mad hatter stamp - wonderland - visible image



Will you be joining the tea party??? All the best people are…!!!



Our wonderland characters are original drawings commissioned for us by an amazing artist!


You can pre-order these fantastic stamps this Friday, July 20th!



Keep your eyes out tomorrow for our final previews!



Thanks for popping in today 🙂

Mark & Helen xx




Wonderland Character Stamps – Preview #5

Hello there! We are so excited to show you the 5th preview from our Wonderland release!

May we introduce her Majesty… The Queen of Hearts ♡



The Queen of Hearts - stamps - Wonderland - Visible Image



Our Queen of Hearts has real attitude.. you really wouldn’t want to upset her! Great words and fabulous accessory stamps make this a ‘must have’ stamp set! ♡ ♡ ♡


Our wonderland characters are original drawings commissioned for us by an amazing artist!


You can pre-order these fantastic stamps on Friday, July 20th!



We’ll be sharing preview #6 tomorrow, but we’ll be back later today with more gorgeous Design Team inspiration.


Have a great day!

Mark & Helen xx




Never Forget You Are Beautiful

Hello! We are back with more wonderful inspiration today. Pauline Butcher made Helen a stunning Birthday card featuring our gorgeous hummingbird stamp, and our spirograph inspired ‘Visometry’ background stamps, and Pauline is here on the blog today to tell you how she made it…


Hi there,

I am back from my wonderful relaxing holiday, the weather just couldn’t have been any better, I just wish I was still there, lol, but life must go on !!!!


It’s time for me to share something I’ve made using some of the awesome Visible Image products. It was Helen’s birthday (Mrs Visible Image) a couple of weeks ago, and this was the card I made her…



 

The stamps I’ve used on this card are…


Life is Beautiful: the hummingbird and the sentiment. I also added in ‘never forget it from the Voices In Your Head stamp set


hummingbird stamp - visible image



and some background stamping: I made the flowers from the Visometry set


geometric shapes - background stamps - visible image



the circles from the Shape it Up set


line art - shape background stamps



and also the Strobes Stencil


strobes stencil - visible image



I started by colouring the card with Mustard Seed Distress ink, then lay the stencil over the top, and blended through it with Picked Raspberry Distress ink. I then stamped the Hummingbird using Versafine Black ink, and randomly stamped the circles using Ripe Persimmon Distress Ink.
 
inky hummingbird stamp - visible image
 

I then stamped the Hummingbird again on a separate piece of card, again using Versafine Black ink, and using Pebeo Dyna paints, with 4 or 5 colours, I painted over the image, shading where it needed to be. When it was dry, I fussy cut it.
 

I stamped out the flowers in different sizes, coloured them in using some Sparkle Pens, then fussy cut them, layering up the sizes using 3D glue gel, to give dimension, and attached them to the card using 3D glue gel, cutting them to fit the card. I then added the painted Hummingbird. I stamped the sentiment onto some painted card, with Versamark, and heat embossed it with Wow Primary Parma Velvet.
 

I am hosting an Inky Workshop in Warwick, on Sunday July 22nd, for more details contact me by email: [email protected]
 



Many thanks for popping in.
Hugs, Pauline xxxx




This is such a stunning card Pauline..  I adore it, thank you! ♡

The hummingbird looks amazing, the flowers look fabulous, and the strobes stencil really brings the gorgeous background to life!

You will find more of Pauline’s inspiring cards and projects over on her blog.

 

Wonderland Character Stamps – Preview #1

Hello there! We are very excited to be bringing back… our amazing Wonderland character stamps!

Say hello to Alice…




If you have followed us for a few years you will know that we first released our wonderland stamps back in 2015. We have received so many requests to bring them back, so we thought it was time we listened!

We’ve updated the fonts, and added in some really cool new stamps too! 🙂


Alice in Wonderland is timeless, and loved all over the world..  just imagine what you will create with these gorgeous stamps! Our Design Team are busy creating some incredible samples to inspire you, so we’ll be sharing them with you very soon.


Make sure you come back tomorrow to see who’s popping in to say HELLO next!


Our Wonderland stamps will be available to pre-order next Friday, July 20th.


See you tomorrow!

Mark & Helen xx


 

Beautiful, Imperfect and Quirky

Hello! We are so sorry for neglecting our blog of late! Life has been a little crazy recently, and the boiling hot weather hasn’t helped matters, but we are back and we will be catching up with all the latest Design Team projects all this week. We have also been working on our next release which is coming very soon!!! We’re very excited about it! More details soon!

On to today’s inspiration.. Lisa Taggart is here with an amazing tag featuring our gorgeous hummingbird stamp…


Hello! Well goodness me summer has arrived! What better stamp to use on this glorious day than our firm favourite.. the hummingbird from Visible Image!

Today’s project is an mdf tag. I’ve used Amsterdam acrylic basics paints; pens in black and white and a little Amsterdam black acrylic ink. The image and sentiment were stamped using black versa fine ink.




Here are the products used:


Life is Beautiful stamp set




Count Me In stencil




Collision stencil




Stop Meshing Around stencil




part of a sentiment from Voices In Your Head stamp set


 

I began the project by painting the tag with white gesso and creating a background using the number stencil and a range of acrylic colours sponged through the stencil.

I blanked out a space in the middle in white using the collision stencil. Then using a stamping platform I stamped the bird on top of this area. I painted the whole area of the image in white just leaving the outline and then coloured areas on top using acrylic paint. When the paint was dry I used the platform  to stamp back the detail on top of the colour. I then highlighted parts using a white gel pen.


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I used the circle accent stamps from the set lining them up with the lines of the collision stencil.


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Around the edges I continued to stencil using both the mesh and number stencils and a range of acrylic colours including white.


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I masked the bird and added black splatters Down one side of the tag.


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Finally I stamped and cut out the sentiments and doodled around the edges to mirror the shape of the top of the tag.


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Hope you have a lovely day!




Wow this is amazing Lisa! Just look at all that delicious texture and vibrant colour! Thank you ♡

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



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We will be back soon with more fantastic inspiration.

Thanks for visiting our blog today!

Mark & Helen xx

 

 

 

So Much Stronger

Hi there! Thanks for visiting our blog today. Veerle Moreels is here with a brilliant tag featuring the So Much Stronger quote stamp from our latest release…


It’s only when we are facing hard times that we realize how strong we really are.  Sometimes we think we will break but in the end we only see some cracks and dents but we are still shining, no matter how hard life has hit us…




I had a play with some beautiful words and I took the ‘Take my hand’ stencil to draw my lines. Yes, we tend to forget that you can also very simply use a stencil to draw ^.^

After coloring everything I took some crackle glaze to fill in my red circles…




Don’t be afraid of the cracks, they let the light in…





Products Used:

So Much Stronger


So Much Stronger - inspiring quote stamps

Take My Hand


Take My Hand stencil






Awesome tag Veerle! Love how you used the stencil and that bold red works so well with this quote ♡

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


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We will be back soon with more gorgeous inspiration!

Mark & Helen xx




Seahorse Stamp – Visible Image

Good Afternoon! We are back with our 2nd dose of inspiration today. Pauline Butcher has a super gorgeous underwater wall hanging to share with you, featuring our beautiful inky seahorse stamp…

Hello again,
 
I’m going to share another lollipop plaque I’ve made using some awesome ‘Visible Image’ seahorse stamp
 



underwater plaque - seahorse stamp - visible image



I love making these plaques, the stamps I’ve used on this one are…


the superb ‘Create your Calm’ seahorse stamp set


seahorse stamp - visible image



the seaweed and small fishes from ‘Dare to Swim’ stamp set


jellyfish stamp - visible image



the script stamp from ‘Scripted Streets’ stamp set


inky script stamp - visible image



the circles from ‘Shape it Up’ stamp set


shapes background stamps - visible image



and the ‘Strobes’ stencil


strobes stencil - visible image 


I glued all the lolly sticks together, and gave it a coat of white gesso, and dried it. I then blended Distress Inks over it randomly. Using some Versafine Clair inks, I stamped the Script, Circles and fishes, in coordinating colours. I then placed the stencil over it, and used some translucent paste through it, took off the stencil, and added some dry glitter, and left it to dry.

On some heat resistant acetate, I stamped and heat embossed the fabulous Seahorse stamp, using Black embossing powder, I fussy cut it, then flipping it over, painted the back using some iridescent paints. While this was drying, using the same paints, I pounced my paint brush, so the colours randomly covered a piece of card, ready to stamp the sentiment and seaweed, and again heat emboss with black powder, and then fussy cut them. I added all the elements to the plaque using 3D glue gel.


 
seahorse stamp - visible image
 


To finish off, I used gold gilding wax around all the edges of the lolly sticks, added some micro beads for sand at the bottom, made holes in the top, for some rope to go through, and some white pen work and stickles to the seahorse.


Thanks for dropping in.

Hugs,
Pauline xxxx




This is such a beautiful wall hanging Pauline.. love all the delicate colours and your sand is fab! Our seahorse looks amazing ♡ Thank you!

You will find more of Pauline’s fabulous cards and projects over on her blog.

 
 

Make Your Story Incredible

Hello! We are back with more awesome inspiration today! Lisa Taggart is here with a mixed media musical piece featuring our ‘Sax it Up’ and ‘Count Me In’ stencils with one of our latest inspiring quote stamps…


Hello again friends it’s Visible Image day with some new release stencilling fun!