Skull Shadow Moon | Visible Image

Hello and Happy Monday to you! We have a real mix of inspiration coming your way today.. Halloween… Christmas… and NEW stamps! First up is Lisa Taggart with some incredible Halloween art work featuring our skull stencil…

Hello my friends it’s Visible Image day and today we are getting spooky! I’ve had a lot of fun creating this Halloween scene.

skull stencil - halloween card -  leave your fears behind

Here are the visible image products used:

skull stencil

trees stamp - forest - stay grounded

crow stamp - branch - leave your fears behind

The Steps:

Firstly an ink spray background dried and cut down to size.

I created a moon using white gesso.

Using the stencil I carefully sponged the image using distress oxide ink I then enhanced the stencilled image using inktense coloured pencils, a charcoal pencil and some more distress oxide ink.

I masked the moon and created some splatters using watered down white gesso.

I then began the stamping. I also gessoed the right side of the moon again as I wanted the eye sockets and nose to be the main dark areas. The hill was made through a torn copy paper mask and black ink.

I used all of the tree shapes for background interest. I highlighted parts with my white pen. For the foreground I used parts of the tree stamps ( small branches) from both stamp sets and pale distress oxide ink. I roughly drew in the grave stones using soft pastel and a black pen.

Finally I stamped the sentiment and later highlighted it in white.

The close ups:

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Till next time…

Lisa xx

Oh wow! What an incredible Halloween scene Lisa, the skull stencil looks fantastic in the moon, and your sky is gorgeous! Thank you ♡

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


Beautifully Wicked | Halloween Card

Hello! We have lots more gorgeous inspiration here on the Visible Image blog today! First up today is the very fabulous Nadine Carlier, with a brilliant Halloween card featuring our Wicked Witch stamp…

Halloween is getting closer! So time to get those Halloween cards done like this beautifully wicked Halloween card that I made.

Halloween card - wicked witch stamp

Even though this Oz Wicked Witch Stamp Set by Visible Image goes with their Wizard Of Oz stamp collection, I thought it was perfect for a Halloween card too. I stamped everything out with Memento Ink in Tuxedo Black and colored them in with Copic markers.


Then I used the coordinating Oz Wicked Witch dies and my Gemini Jr. to cut out the images. Layered the images up on top of some patterned papers that I matted with black cardstock and also added a layer of some cheesecloth between them. Popped some of the images and layers up with some foam squares.

OZ Wicked Witch - stamp - rubber - clear

OZ Wicked Witch - dies - card making

Nadine what a fantastic Halloween card! We love the layers and the texture from the cheesecloth! Our wicked witch stamp has been coloured beautifully too!
Thank you ♡

You can find more of Nadine’s gorgeous cards over on her blog.

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We will be back later with a beautiful card by Pauline featuring our beautiful hummingbird stamp ♡

Thanks for visiting our blog today!

Helen & Mark xx


Halloween Tag | Guardian Angel Stamp

Hi there! We have the super talented Jane Tyrrell here on the blog today with a fantastic Halloween tag featuring our Guardian Angel, moth and skull stamps…

Well here we are in October, racing towards the final months of 2019. It is time for my Design Team make today for Visible Image, and I decided that I should make a start on my Halloween tags I make for my big and little babies!

Now this is not supposed to be at all morbid but I really enjoy walking through our parish church graveyard. I appreciate that it is where souls are buried, but I think it is also a celebration of their lives rather than a focus on their death.  On a walk a few weeks back I spotted some awesome guardian angels on some of the gravestones.

The graveyard is a haven for Mother Nature and wildlife, and is a such a peaceful spot to reflect in. The light which shines in through the trees is so very peaceful and uplifting.

For my project own “Guardian angel” project I decided that I would use my Guardian Angel stamp

guardian angel - rubber stamp

together with some stamps in the Glimmer of Light set

moth - rubber - stamp - lightbulb

This is what I got up to…

I stamped the angel onto a piece of black card altered with distress oxide and cut it out.

 I stamped and embossed some of the moths on acetate, cut them out and added gold Glamour dust to the underside of the wings.

I sprayed a mix of pewter distress spray and yellow brushos and pixie powders onto watercolour card and die cut a tag.

I stamped some bulbs, colouring one of the filaments in red and also stamped and cut out half of the sentiment.

I added a mixed media gothic die cut to the tag, rubbing on some metallic gilding wax for some detailing.

I also added a spider’s web for effect and distressed the edges.

Then it was time to put my design together and add a black card border just to focus the detail. I also used one of the small skulls from the Mr Bone Jangles set which I stamped onto a book page and cut out.

Here is my finished tag..

Halloween tag

With some close ups of the details..


And one last shot..

Thanks so much for stopping by today and taking a walk with me through my local very positive, inspiring graveyard. In all situations, as the sentiment states, “there is always a glimmer of light”.

Back soon.

Bye for now,
Jane x

What an awesome tag Jane! These stamps all work so well together, and it’s great to see the inspiration behind your project. Thank you ♡

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

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Darkest Moments | Moth Stamp

Hello! We have come out the other side of our home and office move and we survived!!! We are loving Visible Image’s new home and can’t wait to bring you loads of new videos and inspiration! We have the super talented Judy Rozema here on the blog today with a gorgeous mixed media card which is perfect for Autumn, with burnt oranges and reds and our moth stamp which kind of fits with Halloween…

Today I am sharing a fun Mixed Media project using Glimmer of Light. It was especially fun, because whatever happened, even if it didn’t work out like I thought it might, I just kept playing and adding, and ended up with a project that I love.

I first chose one of my monoprints that I made this summer with my sister. I used Liquitex paint and my GelPress for that. The second step was to use DOX ink in Squeezed Lemonade and the Two Tone Stencil (dots) and blend the ink randomly through the stencil using my small brush from my Life Changing Brushes. Paint and DOX don’t mix well as far as drying ability, so I embossed the dots with WOW! Clear Embossing Powder. I stamped the hanging lights in VersaFine Clair Nocturne, and embossed those with Clear EP.

The moth was stamped on a “brayer cleaning sheet” (just rolling to get paint off during printmaking) with Nocturne ink, and then embossed with Clear EP. I fussy cut him out, and popped him up with Foam Mounting Tape.

I stamped the sentiment in two corners of the panel (Melon Mambo Ink/Stampin’ Up!), and then sponged in color around the edges of the entire cardstock piece. I colored the bulbs with a Y06 Copic marker, and added Diamond Stickles to the electrical centers. I mounted it on a black cardstock panel, and then a gold cardstock panel. I finished the edges with sponging on Delightful Dijon ink (Stampin’ Up!).

The inside of the card was stamped in Melon Mambo and Nocturne ink for a dual mixed media look.


Did you notice the skull on the moth’s body? It’s a Death’s-head hawkmoth. Cool, huh? There are three different kinds out in the world, but here is a picture of one of them (Wikipedia):

Products Used:

moth stamp set - darkest moments - glimmer of light - quote - words

two tone - stencil - dots - squares

Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you enjoyed this step-out tutorial!

moth stamp | mixed media card

What a great card Judy.. your background is awesome! Loving the texture! Thank you

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

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