How Fragile We Are | Canvas

Hello and Happy weekend! We have Heather here on the blog today with an amazing mixed media canvas featuring lots of our stamps and stencils with our ‘How Fragile We Are’ sentiment stamp…

Hello to you all and a very happy new year to all of you. I’m back with some new Visible Image inspiration for you and I’m hoping to ‘up my game’ a bit this year and push myself into new directions.

My first make for 2021 is this 8×6″ canvas using Shining Bright, Glimmer of Light and How Fragile for the main focal images of the piece.

how fragile we are | moth stamp | lightbulb | mixed media canvas

I’ve been having a bit of a clear out in my craft room of late. I gave a huge amount of paper pads away to some neighbours and in my clearing up I found some half used canvases of which this is one.

Before I gave it a couple of coats of gesso, the canvas was a pale blue with various stamped images, it even has some tissue paper strips down one side but none of the bothers me as I love a bit of texture!

Once I’d gesso’d it (gesso is a primer so is a good base for most surfaces) I clear embossed Fibonacci in a couple of random places so that once I added ink, the image would come through and give some white texture in the background.

I used Distress Oxide Sprays (Chipped Sapphire, Rustic Wilderness and Evergreen Bough) for this make as I love their matt and almost chalky finish and just dabbed them on using the tiny straw in the bottle and brushed them on. I did go over them using blender brushes just to neaten the surface slightly before adding crackle paste with the fabulous Count Me In stencil.

While the crackle pastes dries I began on the little circle (5″ in diameter) and this is just to break up the rectangle really, to add more interest and somewhere to focus the images. I’ve used Organics to continue the crackle theme that I’ll be using on the main bulb. Having stamped it using VersaFine Clair Morning Mist, I used a clear embossing powder to add a bit of sheen and to protect the stamping as I wanted to add Distress Oxide inks over the top.

A Glimmer of Light | Moth Stamp

Hello! We have Lynda Hall on the blog today with an awesome mixed media card featuring the moth stamp from our ‘Glimmer of Light’ set which also contains a very inspiring quote which is so relevant at the moment…

It is my turn to share a little Visible Image inspiration with you, and today I am focusing on the brilliant Glimmer of Light stamp set. After ten weeks of not working due to the Covid pandemic, I am finally back doing a job I love, so I am definitely feeling like the sentiment is appropriate right now!

moth stamp | mixed media card | lightbulb

I started this card by spritzing black and yellow Decoart mister sprays onto mixed media card.

Then I began creating layers using the Meshing Around and Count Me In stencils.

I then placed the light bulb stamps over the yellow patches.

The next stage was so much fun! I went to town over the top with Izink Ice, which added depth to the colours and more gorgeous texture.

I deepened the yellow around the bulbs with a sparkle pen, and then added more dimension with a clear crackle glaze over the top to create a glass effect.

While that dried completely, I stamped, embossed and fussy cut the moths and sentiment ready to adhere.

Here are some close up photos for you.

Visible Image products used:

mesh circle stencil

jumbled numbers stencil

moth stamp | glimmer of light quote | light bulb

Wow! Your background looks amazing, so much texture and it is perfect for the moth! Loving the glaze on the lightbulbs and the glow around them! Thank you ♡

You will find more inspiring cards and projects from Lynda over on her blog.

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Take care and stay well.

Helen & Mark xx


Shining Bright | Handmade Card

Hi there! Ericka Strange is here on the blog with a striking card featuring our light bulb stamp with one of our new sentiments, we think they work brilliantly together… what do you think?

Happy Tuesday! I hope you are all doing well and had a wonderful weekend! We’ve had a couple of gloomy days so I thought I’d brighten up my craft room with this Shining Bright set from Visible Image.

shine bright | handmade card

I love this light bulb and thought I’d play with the Strobes stencil and creating shining rays using Distress Oxides and Distress Inks.


I started by blending Squeezed Lemonade and Mustard Seed Distress Oxides on Bristol smooth paper. Then I masked the bottom of my card and pulled out my stencil and used a little Chipped Sapphire Distress Oxide to darken the upper portion of the card.

I then masked the upper portion of the card and used Black Soot Distress Ink to darken the bottom half of my card base. I stamped the light bulb and gold heat embossed it as well as stamped another one that I fussy cut to attach to give the light bulb some depth.


I stamped the sentiment from the new release Night Owl and heat embossed it in gold. I love how easy it is to mix and match the Visible Image sets with each other.


I attached the bulb with some foam tape to complete and used a some Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers to brighten the edges of the rays.

It’s hard to see, but I also used some Spetrum Noir Sparkle pen to add a little extra shine to the bulb.

lightbulb card | stamp | let your intuition guide you

That’s all for me today and I hope you have a wonderful week! Cheers!



light bulb stamp | shine bright

owl stamp | flying | branch | intuition quote

strobes | stencil | rays

Wow what a stunner! The lightbulb looks great embossed in gold and we love the chalky feel of the oxide ink against the black. Thank you Ericka 

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

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We’ll be back a little later with wonderful inspiration from Martha who has used non Christmas stamps for a beautiful Christmas card!

Helen & Mark xx


Listen to your Imagination | Lightbulb stamp

Good Morning! We have Macarena here on the blog today with a fabulous card featuring our light bulb stamp and our brilliant numbers stencil…

Oh no! Not bulbs again! 🙂
I’m wondering what Freud would say about it…

Anyway, I’m not going to stop using them, lol.
This one was made for a Birthday of a very talented designer…
To keep it masculine I created an electric garden with bulb-flowers.
Yeah, it can be weird but I hope he likes it.

1. Embossed the background with a stencil.
2. Used the same stencil and a black paint to make the background.
3. Gave a touch of blue and green here and there.
4. Used the flower as leaves, colored it in green and cut out.

Used Visible Image products:

Wow! We love your electric garden! Your stencilled background looks awesome, and the light bulbs are so striking against it. Great mix of stamps to create your sentiment too! Thank you Macarena ♡

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

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We will be back soon with wonderful projects from Martha and Veerle ♡

Have a great day!

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…


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