Sunshine on a Rainy Day | Sentiment Stamp

Hello! We have Stempelfrida here on the blog today with a gorgeous summery card featuring our ‘Sunshine on a Rainy Day’ sentiment…


I sincerely hope that your day was sunny in your heart, but if it wasn’t, I’ll send you some sun with my card.

When I saw the flowers from Visible Image, I fell in love with them immediately. And the font of the text is sooooo beautiful, isn’t it? It fits so well and is so nice and playful.

It is my second card for the guest design team of Visible Image.

 

Unfortunately I didn’t think about taking photos in between when I created the background, because I used a special effect. You need glossy paper and Distress Oxides. With these I have stained diligently and worked with water. I also stamped circles in different colours. And then comes the big secret: With a little sponge you apply a little Micro Glaze and rub away the chalk-like pigments of the Oxides. The gloss of the paper comes through again and everything shines beautifully. Maybe I can take a snapshot before and after the next time.



 

And then a Faux-Pas happened to me! Since I was not yet clear before stamping the text, with which colour I would paint it and whether at all, I first cheerfully stamped with Versafine … and then decided that I would like to make it a bit colourful. And preferably with Copics, sigh! Well, then I had to be very careful at the lines and with my markers and I had to stripe off black ink again and again. For those who are not so familiar with it: Versafine doesn’t work with alcohol-based marker, they dissolve the lines. That is why I usually stamp these things with Memento before colouring them. 




That’s how I did it with the flowers and the butterfly. I first stamped them with Memento and then coloured them with Copics and cut out by hand. I bent the butterfly on its wings to make it pop.








For the base card I stamped the structures with Versamark (the edges were sufficient) and embossed them in white.

 

I scribbled at bit on the edges and added Nuvo Drops. I mounted everything with distance pads.

 

Stamps Used:


sentiment stamps


butterfly - stamps - grunge


organics - inky - ink splat - stamps


flower stamp - inky - creativity

 

Other Supplies:

 

stamp pads: Distress Oxides spun sugar, dried marigold, picked raspberry; Versafine onyx black; Memento tuxedo black; Versamark
embossing powder: Stampendous! detail white 
Copics R81, R83, R85, R89, Y13, Y19, YR16, RV04, RV09
Copic Multiliner 0.5
Signo Marker weiß
Nuvo Crystal Drops Gloss simply white, english mustard, carnation pink
Glossy Accents
Judy Kins Micro Glaze







We adore this card, it’s so gorgeous and happy!  Thank you Stempelfrida ♡

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Art Has No Rules | Mixed Media Card

Hello! We have Lisa Taggart here on the blog today with an incredible mixed media card featuring our amazing Creative Chaos flower stamp…


Hello lovely friends today I thought I would share another project using some very Inspiring stamp sets from Visible Image. There’s lots of stamping, a little paper piecing and some background fun using Acrylic paint and crackle mediums.



inky flower stamp | mixed media card


I’ve used the following stamp sets:




quirky flower stamps



 

This is the scrap I used to begin. I then added texture by brayering further layers of acrylic paint.






I then added crackle mediums and more ink including ink splatters.






I began the stamping using elements from across the sets.




I also stamped on to scrap card to colour and cut out later.






I layered up the elements placing three of the flower images together to create a larger flower. I also added some doodling using white and gold gel pens and added the sentiment.





Lisa xx



Wow! An incredible project Lisa.. we are drooling over all that crackle and texture!! Love how you used the flower too, making it bloom.. thank you ♡

 

Breathe | Flowers | Thorax Stamp

Hello! Lisa Taggart is here on our blog this evening with an absolutely stunning project featuring our NEW thorax anatomy stamp  and.. yes… flowers!


Hello lovelies !! I’m back from my hols and itching to get creative again. And yes I’ve finally got my hands on the Visible Image June 2019 new release stamps and what stunning beauties they are!


The first new set I’ve gone for is certainly one for Halloween, but it can be used in other ways too.


Just Breathe


anatomy stamp - ribs - breathe



I’ve created an mdf tag.. combined the set with some old favourites for a more uplifting 3D design.


mixed media mdd tag - Visible Image stamps



Visible Image stamps



Create it


flower stamps - background



Ahead of our Time


time stamps - spiral - dr who - clockwork orange



Cosmic Skies stencil


cosmic skies stencil



The steps:


Using watercolour card from Crafters Companion and Jane Davenport watercolours and a water spritzer I created a background.



Next I coloured a separate small piece of watercolour card and stamped the main stamp on to scrap card. I then cut out a mask shape for the top half of the chest cavity.



Taking the smallest flower stamps from the ‘create it’ set I heat embossed them in white randomly on to the painted card. Using the mask, I drew around it on top of the embossed flowers and cut out the shape. I then coloured the flowers using posca paint pens.






I adhered the first background on to an MDT tag. I then stencilled gold paint on top through the stencil and then stuck down the flower panel. Finally I used the mask to cover the flowers and added black splatters using black acrylic ink.












I used three small stamps for the background: the leaves from the ‘create it’set; the birds from the ‘ahead of our time’ set and the ink dots from ‘just breathe’. After the first layer I hand drew lines in white and fluorescent yellow and softened using well diluted white gesso. I hoped to depict sun or energy rays! After this I stamped the birds again on top and highlighted some of them in white gel pen.






I stamped and heat embossed in white some more flowers. I coloured them, cut them out and shaped them.



I stamped the chest and removed the areas showing the back bones using a craft knife. I coloured this and cut it out.









I adhered the loose flowers on top of the flat flower vase and then assembled the chest bones on top. This was slightly domed and adhered down the sides only. I also stuck flowers between the bones and down the rest of the background.

Finally I stamped the sentiment and stuck the tag to its base which was also painted. I edged the whole thing using dark ink.









Here’s a short video for close ups.


It’s a bit different that’s for sure!

Lisa xx




Lisa this is amazing! The ribs look superb fussy cut and coloured.. and the flowers totally transform it! Gorgeous work.. thank you ♡

 

Just Smile | Vibrant Card | Inky Flower Stamp

Hello! We are thrilled to welcome Ericka Strange to the blog with her first post as a Guest Designer! Ericka has created an absolutely stunning card with the beautiful inky flower stamp from our ‘Creative Chaos’ set…


I hope your day is going well, I’m so excited to share my first project as a Guest Designer for Visible Image. Let me just start by saying I’m a huge fan and I love their unique images and awesome sentiments! All the products blend so well together, inspiration is easy to find.



Ok on to my card


mainflower



I love this flower and this stencil is so fun to play with. I started out by blending Squeezed Lemonade Distress Oxide on Bristol Smooth paper. I added Mustard Seed Distress Oxide along the edge to make it a little darker. I placed the Collision Stencil and then blended Mermaid Lagoon Distress Oxide on top.


blendingback



I set the panel aside to dry and then stamped the inky flower stamp from Creative Chaos on Copic friendly paper and used RV91, RV63, RV55, and RV66 to color it in. I fussy cut around the flower portion and used a black marker to  color the edges of the image to give it a crisp look. I stamped the flower again on my blended panel in Versafine ink and clear heat embossed it. I wanted to make sure that all the beautiful details of the flower were still on my panel.


fussyflower



I used 3D Zots from Therm-o-web to adhere the flower on top of the stamped image to add dimension to the card. I also added additional stamped images from the Creative Chaos set along the edges using Mermaid Lagoon Distress Oxide and Blueprint Sketch Distress Ink.


placeflower



I added a sentiment from the So Much Stronger set and white heat embossed it on black cardstock. I love the scripty look and the sentiment is perfect.


sentimentclose



I adhered the sentiment with some foam tape and used clear droplets on the card as an extra embellishment.


flowersquare



Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful day!


flowerupm



Supplies








Ericka this card has such a WOW factor! The pinks of the petals look beautiful against those zesty colours, and our collision stencil looks so striking! Thank you 

You will find more of Ericka’s inspiring cards over on her blog.



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Birthday Card | Party Dress | Flower Stamp | Visible Image

Hello! We have Sharon Traynor on the blog today with a card that features our gorgeous Creative Chaos flower in a very different way…


Hi!


I’ve made the gorgeous Creative Chaos flower stamp by Visible Image into a party dress!



It’s easy to do, you just turn the paper upside down, stamp it, mask it, stamp it twice more to the outside edges, and place the stems ‘just so’ to make the bodice. The ‘Happy Birthday’ makes a great set of legs too!

Or, as one of my VI team mates pointed out…it could be seen as a fuchsia!

I don’t have a ton of photos to show today as I stamped and coloured this whilst having a crafty day at my friends house.  It was great to use her Zig clean colour real brush pens to water colour the image, and all I needed to do when I got home was to stamp the legs, add some sparkle to the bodice and layer it up onto a card. Needless to say I am hooked on the Zigs and have invested in my own set now.




Hmmmm ….I wonder what other ways this stamp can be creatively used?


 

Stamps Used:







Other Supplies:

Canston Aquarelle 300gsm/140Lb water colour paper,
Versafine onyx black ink,
Zig clean colour real brushes (light green, turquoise green, blue, deep blue, violet, light blue),
quickie glue pen,
glamour dust,
black and light blue card stock,
fun foam.


That’s it from me for now. Thanks for stopping by and I will be back here soon!


Hugs,
Sharon xx




Such a unique way to use these stamps Sharon! A gorgeous Birthday card.. Thank you ♡

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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 ♡

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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! ♡

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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


 

Kindness | Flower Stamps | Visible Image

Hi there! We have Pauline here on the blog today with a really striking card created with some of our new quirky flower stamps…


Hello,

 
I’m back with a card I’ve created using one of the fantastic new stamp sets from Visible Image: Random Art of Kindness, with their super Stars and Stripes stencil.
 
quirky flower stamps

 

On a piece of watercolour card, I placed the stencil, and blended through it with Salty Ocean Distress ink on the stars side, and Picked Raspberry on the striped side, then with a water spritzer, I soaked the card, and held it to drip, stars up, so’s that the ink ran and spread, I left it to dry naturally.
 
Then on a piece of smooth white card, I stamped six of the daisy flowers using a Versafine Onyx Black ink pad, I coloured them in with Clean color brush pens, and fussy cut three large flowers, and just the centres of the other three.
 


 
Going back to the dry background, I blended lightly with Salty Ocean Distress Ink, on any of the white area’s, I stamped three flowers with black ink, then using the funky stem with Salty Ocean Oxide Ink, I stamped the stems. I added the flowers using 3D glue gel, stamped the words onto a piece of blue card, and added them to the background. I used a 5B pencil to put shadows on the stars, and also highlights with a white pen, also around the words, and black Stickles in the middle of the flowers.
 



Products Used:


kindness stamp - quirky flower

 


stars and stripes stencil - USA flag


Hugs,
Pauline xxxxx



What a fabulous combination Pauline! Loving the vibrant colours too. Thank you ♡You will find more of Pauline’s fabulous cards and projects over on her blog.



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Kindness | Flower | Card

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


Oh boy!


I am absolutely LOVING this latest release from Visible Image.


flower stamp | kindness | card



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


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


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


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


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


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



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


To make this card:


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




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


Petal 1 and 2
         



Petal 3 and 4
      



Petal 5 and 6
     



Petal 7 and 8
      


Petal 9



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


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






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




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


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




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




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


      



Stamps Used:


flower stamps - hand drawn - hope - kindness



Other Supplies:

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



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


Hugs,
Sharon xx




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

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Creative Chaos | Inky Flower Stamp | Visible Image

Hello! Thank you for visiting our blog today. Sorry it’s been a little neglected lately, there just haven’t been enough hours in the day, for a good reason though.. we are really feeling the love for our new stamps, and we are blown away by all the orders! We’ve just about caught up with ourselves, so now it’s time to share lots of gorgeous inspiration with you. Our Design Team are absolutely loving creating with our new designs! Jane Tyrrell is here on the blog today with the first of two absolutely stunning cards, featuring the beautiful inky flower stamp from our NEW ‘Creative Chaos’ set…



Good Afternoon


It is time for me to share my first Design Team card for Visible Image using their brand new awesome mixed media stamps. Every single one of the 6 sets in the release have so much to offer our creativity!

This is the set I have worked with for my first card today.. it is just brilliant.

Inky flower stamp


The sunshine here made me reach for my sunny palette.

The sun was streaming in on the day I made it I was so inspired to use happy yellow and orange  distress inks, despite the frost on the ground.




I also got out my much used Tale of 2 cities book, and used some pages to stamp the larger inky flower stamp on to.




I fussy cut out one of the images. I also stamped the image onto the card front and added some edging using the fab DNA stamp.



This is my finished card…

out of chaos comes creativity - stamp



with a close up of the gorgeous inky flower stamp..



These are the distress inks I worked with…



When I design my cards I often work on a sample first which I use to test out placement etc… most are kept for a reference and not mounted up. However when I was making my flower card I actually rather liked the sample version too so I thought that I would also share it to show how well these stamps work in any colour way..

inky flower stamp




I have also been working with the new butterfly set, so will be back to share my card a little later.


Thanks for stopping by.


Bye for now,
Jane x




Jane both of these cards are so gorgeous! The flower stamp looks awesome stamped on the book pages, and your backgrounds are fabulous. Thank you ♡

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