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 ♡

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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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Life Is What You Make It

Hi there! We have Lisa Taggart here on the blog today with an incredible mixed media piece featuring lots of our stamps and stencils, including our NEW Street Dance Boys…


Gosh I had a lot of fun with this one! I’m very privileged and excited to be featuring some more of the October 2018 release stamps and stencils! I’ve also included some of our old favourites just to mix it up a bit!


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Today I’ve gone for a mixed media edgy urban feel. It combines acrylic paint and ink.


Here are the products:


Street dance Boys stamp set


street dance - stamps



Set the Tone stamp set


background stamps



Grate-ful stencil


grate effect stencil



Fibonacci background stamp


fibonacci spiral - stamp



Elemental background stamp


blue print elements - stamp



No Regrets stamp set


life is what you make it - stamp



The steps:







I cut this in half and used the other bit for another project. I also added some blue paint to the bottom.







The main images including the sentiment were stamped using Versafine onyx black. I tried to line up the figures with the lines of the background stamp.

I also dripped some magenta paint from the top to grunge it up a bit!

After adding the splatters I added extra interest to the edges by randomly stamping parts of the elemental stamp and then hand drew some scribbly lines to create a border.






stamps - stencils - dance boys


Till next time..

Lisa xx



Wow wow wow! This is incredible! What a superb background for our Street Dance Boys stamps! Love the combination of stamps and stencils you have used here Lisa! Thank you ♡

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Reach Out

Good Evening! We are back with more inspiration created with our NEW stamps! Lisa Taggart creates such incredible works of art, and today’s project is an absolute stunner featuring our awesome new hand stamps and sentiment from our ‘You Are Not Alone’ set…


Hello, today I’m very excited to be using some of the October new release stamps from Visible Image!


reaching hand stamps



The featured stamps are:


hand stamps - you are not alone - sentiment



background stamps

 

 

Today I’ve used Ranger heavy yupo paper and a combination of alcohol inks and Versa Clair inks. I also used white acrylic paint and white gel pen.


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I loved using the texture stamps and the circles stamps along with the main image. The stars were drawn in by hand.

I hope you get a chance to check out all the new releases!


Till next time…

Lisa xx




Lisa your background is perfect for these stamps, there’s so much to discover! Amazing work! Thank you ♡

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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.



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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).


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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.


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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!


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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.


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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


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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 ♡

You will find more awesome inspiration from Heather over on her blog.



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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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Inspired by Stephen King’s IT

Hi there! We have Pauline Butcher here on the blog sharing the amazing plaque she made for Mark’s 50th featuring our awesome paper boats stamps…

Hello,
 
I’m here to share a project I’ve made using some awesome Visible Image products. You may have seen that it was Mark Alexander’s 50th Birthday last week.. this is the canvas/plaque/card I made for him.
 


Plaque - 50th Birthday - IT inspired



Mark’s favourite film is Stephen King’s ‘IT’, and it was the inspiration for his Destination Unknown stamp set which includes the paper boats stamps:


paper boats stamps - paper planes - discover - adventure


So I had to use it!! I also used the fabulous Alphabetical set for the numbers and Mark:


alphabet stamps - visible image


the Go To Words for Happy Birthday:


every day sentiment stamps - go to words


and I also used the Fibres stencil:


fibres stencil - underwater waves

 

 
 


The background is a canvas, which I primed with some white gesso, then using my brayer. and some acrylic paints, I randomly added some colour to the canvas, when it was dry I placed the stencil over the top, and added some translucent paste through it with a palette knife, again leave to dry. I then highlighted some of the stencil marks with a white pen, and other parts with some florescent green paint, I added some micro beads here and there.
 


 
 


On a separate piece of card, I stamped the boats, each size 3 times, I also stamped the sentiments, numbers and name too, using Versafine Black ink. I fussy cut everything, decoupaging the boats, gluing them all to the canvas where I wanted them to sit, with some 3D glue gel. When it was all dry, I put some extra thick white paste under each boat, and in other random places, and sprinkled glitter on it whilst it was still wet. I then mounted it onto some black and white mount board. To finish it, I cut out a balloon shape, coloured it red, added some glossy accents, and put some highlights on it. And of course I had to add the trade-mark Clown’s sinister nose & smile to it too !!!!
 



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Many thanks for dropping in.


Hugs
Pauline xxxx




This is so awesome and absolutely perfect for Mark! Love all the texture of the water, and the paper boats stamps look so 3 dimensional! The extra touches inspired by the film are just brilliant! Thank you so much Pauline ♡


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Sea Goddess Wall Hanging

Hello! Happy Saturday! We have a stunning project to share with you here on the blog today! Jane Tyrrell is here with  a gorgeous wall hanging which features lots of our beautiful stamps…


Phew it has been so hot that most of our minds have turned to thoughts of the seaside. I decided that my garden studio needed a fantasy seaside goddess wall hanging. Now I know that you will say that there is no sea goddess Visible image stamp… yes I know that too.. but there’s nothing stopping me improvising one. After all I made a mermaid from the leaping Katie stamp!

I used the lady’s head from the No Space For Dreams set


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and the seaweed from Dare to Swim


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I over stamped and embossed them onto some watercolour paper using Seth Apter baked embossing  powders to create my sea goddess. I love the colour mixes in these powders.



I  coloured the paper with blue distress inks and added some white stencilling using the Time Tunnel 


Time Tunnel stencil - Visible Image



I also white embossed the sentiment from Own Kind of Beautiful





I wanted my wall hanging to also have a little seahorse…again I hear you say that there is only the one beautiful large seahorse stamp in the ‘Create your Calm’ set…

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Correct again, but shrink plastic came to the rescue. You can see the cute size after I had stamped, heated and shrunk the plastic when held next to the original stamp. I also shrunk the large jelly fish from the Dare to swim set



Here is my finished wall hanging..


I made a mixed media frame for it from corrugated card… one of my favourite (and free) substrates. I used gesso, embossing powders, shells, metal charms, pearls and glossy accents.



Here it is hanging in my studio..



You can see I used real shells collected from our seaside holidays over the years. I added pearls and glossy accents to give the feel of the sea.




The little fish stamp is also in the Dare to swim set




and here is one more inside shot..



Thanks so much for stopping by and for your kind comments.

The heatwave appears to still be with us this weekend… this is the first real summer we have enjoyed for some years here in the UK. Keep cool and carry on crafting!


Back soon.

Bye for now,
Jane x




Thank you Jane! Your sea goddess is wonderful, and those shrink plastic sea creatures are too cute ♡

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Under The Sea Stamps

Hello and Happy Friday to you! We have Elisa Ablett here on the blog today with an incredible scrapbook layout featuring some of our stunning under the sea stamps…


Hi everyone,

Elisa here from the design team for Visible Image with a layered mixed media layout featuring an underwater sea theme, utilising the awesome ‘Create  your own Calm and Dare to Swim’ stamp sets as well as the ‘Fibres’ Stencil from Visible Image.


To create the background, I used a small petite gel plate along with Dina Wakely Scribble Sticks to create a watercolour ‘bubbly’ scene. Add some stencilling and stamping and you can build a scene to suit your photo!


TIP – to draw your eye to the photo, create a ‘flow’ across your page using your stamps and stencils and then use key pieces such as the black circle and large stamped images to draw the eye to the photo.


under the sea stamps - seahorse - jellyfish - Elisa Ablett



Here are some close ups of the finer details!

Just look at the quality in the stamps, a clean crisp image every single time 💓


seahorse stamp - visible image



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jellyfish stamps - visible image



under the sea - scrapbook layout





Here is the product list from Visible Image, click on the images to head to the store !


seahorse stamp - visible image



jellyfish stamp - visible image



under water stencil - fibres - visible image


That’s it from me today, I hope you were inspired to try a little ‘scene’ building with your stamps with a little mixed media 🙂


Hugs

Elisa




Another amazing page Elisa! Loving all your layers and the perfect amount of inky! Thank you! ♡

This really makes you want to head to the sea!

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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 ♡

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Sparkling in the Rain

Good Evening! Hope your weekend has been great! We are back with our second of three posts today, as we catch up with the latest Designs Team projects. Pauline Butcher is up next with a fabulous clock featuring our ‘Sparkle in the Rain’ set…

Hi there,
 
It’s time for me to share another project I’ve made using one of the awesome stamp sets available here at Visible Image.
 

Today it’s a CD clock…



sparkle in the rain - clock - visible image stamps

 



The stamp set I’ve used, is another of my favourites, although with all the fantastic designs at ‘Visible Image’, it is very difficult to choose just one fave !!!!


Sparkle in the Rain‘ 


rain lady - umbrella - sparkle in the rain - visible image

 

I have been holding Workshops recently, showing how to make the clocks, they are so much fun. The background is Alcohol Inks, onto which I stamped and heat embossed the Rain lady, with black embossing powder, then heat embossed the rain and puddles with Pink Fizz embossing glitter, then highlighted with a white pen, and added some Stardust Stickles for some added sparkle.
 


Thanks for dropping in.


Hugs, Pauline xxxx




This is such a fantastic project Pauline! Loving the white rain and clock hands against your stunning background! Thank you ♡

 
 

Take My Hand Stencil

Hello! So sorry we have neglected our blog over the past week.. the good news is we have lots of amazing inspiration to share with you over the next few days! Pauline Butcher has created an awesome project featuring our Take My Hand stencil…

It’s time to share a new project, using some spectacular ‘Visible Image’ products.
 
I think I have a thing with these lolly sticks, I just can’t stop using them…
 


hand stencil - visible image



So, on this mixed media project, the stencil and stamps I’ve used are:


Take My Hand stencil


take my hand stencil - visible image




the sentiment ‘You Inspire Me’, is from Choose Happiness stamp set





the moths are from Glimmer of Light stamp set





and the background stamp is Elemental





I glued all the lolly sticks together, and blended Distress ink over them. I stamped the Elemental background, then put the stencil over the top, and used  some black paste through it.


On a separate piece of card I stencilled the hand stencil using a black pen, painted it using Dyna paints, then fussy cut it. The moths were stamped onto a piece of painted card, heat embossed and fussy cut, as were the sentiment words.
 

Thanks for dropping in.


Hugs,
Pauline xxxx


 



This is so awesome Pauline! Our hand stencil looks brilliant! Loving the vibrant colours, such an inspiring piece! Thank you ♡

 

Beautiful Life

Hi! Thanks for visiting our blog today, hope you are having a good week so far. Our NEW ‘Life is Beautiful’ stamp set has been incredibly popular! Lisa Taggart is here with some stunning inspiration with these stamps…


Hello there, I’m delighted to be back featuring the magnificent new releases from Visible Image. The new designs are simply awesome!


This is today’s project:




Here’s what I have used:


Life is Beautiful - Visible Image stamps



numbers stencil - Visible Image





Its a mixed media piece. The main colouring medium is Royal Talens acrylic paint. The ink is black versafine. I’ve also used Amsterdam acrylic pens and some Stabilo pastels. The splatters were made using Royal Talens acrylic ink. You can’t tell very well from the photo but the humming bird is glittered using diamond stickles.

Here are a few close ups . Firstly, the bird. I painted the area in white acrylic and then stamped on top. I highlighted using acrylic pens (including white) and glitter glue.


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I wanted to create the feeling of energy and motion so I placed the bird against a pale blue background and doodled some circles freehand at the edges of the wings as a backdrop to the stamps. I blended in some pastel pencil to lighten these areas.


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To create texture I used the stencil and then did a little stamping in black ink using my favourite script stamp. It’s the best script design ever! … and I’ve used a lot!!


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I achieved the best effect with the stencil by putting down block dark colour first and then paler tones through the stencil.


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Finally I stamped the sentiment onto lilac card and cut out the words for adding to the project.


Hope you like it!

Lisa xx




What a stunning work of art! Gorgeous background and we love the movement you have created around the wings! Thank you Lisa ♡

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Own Kind of Beautiful

Good Evening! We have Lisa Taggart here on the blog sharing an incredible mixed media canvas…


Did you know that Visible Image have some fabulous background stamps to compliment their feature sets? In today’s post I wanted to celebrate these stamps and show what wonderful texture they can create.

Also I’ve long wanted to experiment with printing feathers using my gelli plate. So I thought that I would incorporate these too. Here’s the result:





Stamps Used:


     


     



To begin the project, like I seem to do most days I used a gelli print background from my stash as a starting base. This was created using Golden high flow acrylic paint.

I stencilled over it and built up the background gradually, using distress ink (including oxides) and the background stamps.





I then then flicked some blue, white and gold ink on top. When dry I added another layer of stamping.



Having printed my feathers I used the stamps to stamp on top of these.


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I then used the feature set to stamp the butterflies on to scrap card. When cut out I added them along with the sentiment and hearts. I also did some doodling and added highlights with acrylic pens including gold pen. Finally for additional texture I cut up some floristry mesh,adhered gems to the butterflies and attached some black and blue bakers twine.



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I think this is one of my favourites. I hope you like it too!


Lisa x




Wow! Your background is awesome! There is so much to discover on this piece and your stamped feathers look amazing!!! Thank you Lisa ♡

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We have one final post today, so hope you will pop back a little later to see a beautiful clean and simple card from Veerle.

We love how our Design Team show all the possibilities with our stamps.. from highly detailed mixed media pieces to stunning clean cards.. whatever your style our stamps will work for you!


Thanks for visiting our blog today.

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Brighten The World

Hi!!! We have Jane Tyrrell up on the blog next with a stunning canvas that will really make you smile…


Now that spring seems to have finally arrived I decided to make a sunny canvas for my weekly design team inspiration for Visible Image stamps.

I used 2 stamp sets that I have not inked up for some time. It was time to ink up the brilliant

dragonfly stamp from the Live in the Moment  stamp set:



and use it with the awesome Your Vivid Colours sentiment



I also stamped and fussy cut out some flowers from the Imperfection is Beauty set.



I made a distress ink background using spring coloured distress inks on watercolour paper



I masked the stamp into 2 halves so that I could put my dragonfly in between the words and made a stalk for my flowers using one of the stamps from the Organics stamp set





I stamped my dragonfly on a scrap of alcohol ink mop up card and fussy cut him out. I added Glossy Accents for some shine.



Here is my completed canvas…




and a couple of close ups..




Thanks so much for stopping by.

Enjoy the warming sunshine.


Back soon!


Bye for now,
Jane x




Such a fabulous and inspiring piece! Your background is stunning.. as is your dragonfly! Thank you Jane ♡

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Her Spirit Was Strong..

Good Evening! If you love texture and shimmer you will adore Elisa’s inspiration here on the blog today…


Hi everyone,

Elisa here with my latest mixed media project for you.




A mixed media tag featuring a couple of Visible Image’s background stamps:


the new awesome Fibonacci




and De-Stressed




To create the tag, I started with a heavy base chipboard tag from 2Crafty Chipboard, perfect substrate for a mixed media tag. Next came a background of gesso’d old book paper, torn and distressed.


I then stamped my feature dragon flies, hand coloured with a bit of the gorgeous teal dylusions shimmer spray, and then fussy cut them out and 3d mounted them over my background.


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I loved using the Cosmic Skies Stencil to create a small and subtle amount of texture for my background. I used a white modelling paste as I find that it doesn’t soak up colour as much as other mediums leaving you with bright colour!


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Close ups for the finer details –

 

 

 


That’s it from me today, make sure you leave me some love!
Elisa xx




Wow that turquoise is stunning! Love how you used the stencil.. thanks Elisa! ♡

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Underwater Canvas

Hello! We have even more awesome inspiration coming your way here on the blog today!

Lisa Taggart is here sharing an incredible canvas she created for a magazine feature earlier this year…


Hello today I am happy to be sharing a canvas I made for Visible Image a while ago using some of their new 2018 stamp releases and a couple of items from existing designs. Thus combining the old with the new…


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I was fortunate to have this piece appear in the March 2018 issue of Craft Stamper magazine as part of a team feature…


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The design also appears on the introductory page of the Visible Image catalogue.


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Links for the products can be found here:


Create Your Calm




Organics




Dare To Swim



Fibres stencil




I wanted to create a multi layered piece to give the impression of an underwater mirky depth. I did this using a variety of mediums and masking tricks.

I masked using a combination of heat resist embossing for the sea horse and some of the foilage and fluid masking through the stencil. When colouring I used a combination of brusho powders, Spectrum Noir sparkle pens and acrylic paint.

To create dimension and light  I payed particular attention to the placement of the dark and light colours both for the foilage and the background water. I also concentrated a fair bit on the finer details- the colouring of the seahorses, gelli fish and the bubbles.

I decided to use the reverse of the canvas to create a box frame. I used texture paste through the stencil and embedded art stones for extra bubble like texture. I wanted to mirror the scene inside the frame. I painted the inside of the frame using the aqua colour to reflect the light and highlighted the stones using gilding wax and glitter kiss.

Finally the rusty wire around the frame as well as adding texture in a similar shape to the stencil it also depicted a metaphoric contrast- the calm scene as against life’s stresses on the surface.



Here’s a closer look :


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Well I hope you like it!


Lisa xx




This is such a stunning piece of art! Thank you so much Lisa.. the depth, texture and colours are incredible ♡

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Close Your Eyes

Hello there! We are back with our 2nd post today.

Aga Baraniak has some awesome mixed media inspiration for you…


I love the skull stencil, so today I decided to use it for my inspiration for Visible Image.

I have made a tag and a tutorial video..


 

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Products:


Skull Shadow stencil




Own it stamp set



Glimmer of Light stamp set




Scripted Streets stamp set




Greetings and have a nice day!

Aga




Love what you have done with our skull Aga! Amazing tag.. thank you for your great video too ♡

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Imperfection is Beauty

Good Evening! Lisa Taggart is here with some super stunning inspiration for you this evening…


Here at Visible Image I have a little something to brighten your day, I hope!

This mixed media piece combines stencilling leftovers; sparkly texture paste; stamping and frantage. What more could you want !!





Here are today’s star products:


Imperfection is Beauty




Cosmic Skies stencil




Strobes stencil




I began using a piece of card where I had blotted ink off my strobe stencil when using it for another project . I love left overs. Actually sometimes I prefer them! I thought my scrap inked card would look nice with some sparkly texture paste on top.


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Next I stamped and embossed some flowers, stems and sentiment using black sparkle embossing powder. I experimented a bit adding some frantage fragments as texture and some black micro beads after the flowers were cut out. I also stamped onto inked scrap card for added interest and intensified the colour using my Spectrum Noir acohol markers.


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The morale of this story is never throw away your interesting scraps! Also a little texture can breathe life into any project.


Until next time.

Lisa xx




Wow! How awesome is this! We love it Lisa… so much to look at and your texture is divine ♡
Thank you!

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Glimmer of Light

Hello! Thank you for visiting our blog today!

Elisa Ablett is here with awesome inspiration…


Hi everyone,

I am here on the blog today with a mixed media canvas made with the backing board from an old paper pad, I love to repurpose items when i get a chance.


I loved the look of this stamp set when I first saw it, so versatile and a little bit grungy for those art journal pages and canvases and a fantastic verse to use as well.





To create the stamped moths I used Dina Wakely scribble sticks rubbed directly onto the stamp and spritzed with water and then stamped on watercolour cardstock. I added a darker colour over the top to add dimension and then once dried, I added highlights with Glossy Accents. I get a fantastic impression with Visible Image stamps each and every time.


The background was created using beautiful Turquoise and Gold Metallic Wax from Finnabair. The Gold wax was rubbed through the Strobe Stencil to create rays of light behind the light bulb.


A friend gave me a few pieces of black cardstock that had been embossed with a 3D hexagon pattern, I fussy cut them up and stuck them to my background which i had painted black. Then i rubbed the turquoise wax all over the background and added the Strobe Stencil along with Gold Wax.

 

 

 


I wanted to show you the amazing colour you can get from a few coats of the waxes when they hit the sunlight! look at that blue, just gorgeous.  Makes those stamps pop!


Here are the Visible Image stamps that I utilised for this project.





Well that’s it from me today, thanks for stopping by the blog 🙂


Hugs xx
Elisa




LOVE this Elisa! The gold wax looks incredible against that deep blue.. awesome canvas!
Thank you ♡

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Don’t Let Someone Dim Your Light

Good Evening! We have a super shiny card from Becca here on the blog this evening…

Hello Friendly Friends!


Let’s talk about glitter. Basically, it’s my favorite thing in the world, and my least favorite thing all in one. There is nothing that makes a card sing more than some open sprinkles of shimmer… but it gets EVERYWHERE.




I am fairly certain my vacuum cleaner is the sparkliest and fanciest sucking machine around.




I started my design with some black cardstock and nice layer of Fossilized Amber Distress Oxides. I spritzed it with a little bit o’ water to create some dimension.




Next, I used some gold texture paste through the Strobes stencil and then pressed some loose glitter into it.







I used my heat tool gun to make the texture paste dry. I also love the way it makes the paste crack and bubble.




I stamped and embossed a lightbulb from the Shining Bright stamp set on a piece of heavyweight vellum.



I love how inspirational this set is!





I cut out the lightbulb and applied a thin layer of glue to the back, then busted out the glitter for real, pressing it into the glue.



I put all the pieces together, along with a sentiment from the same Shining Bright stamp set.


This card really shines in the sunlight! I can’t wait to give it to someone!


Thanks for popping by!
Becca



LOVE this card.. OMG just look at that glitter! And the golden texture!!!

Thanks Becca! ♡

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Elemental Moth

Hello! We are back with our second inspirational project here on the blog today.

Heather Mitchell has combined a new stamp with a best seller to create an amazing mixed media card…


Hello everyone and welcome to my blog post!


Today I’m sharing (yet another) DT make for Visible Image and today’s uses both Elemental and Glimmer of Light stamp sets.





Having just purchased all the new gorgeous Distress Oxide ink pad colours, I gathered all the neutral colours (Frayed Burlap, Antique Linen, Gathered Twigs and Iced Spruce) and made an inky background to which I added some gold spritzing ink for a hint of shimmer.



I love the textures you can make with the Distress Oxide ink pads… perfect for stamping over!



Once this was dry, I heat embossed the Elemental stamp in Wow!’s Metallic Copper.  If you never used heat embossing powder, it is just mesmerising to watch it melt and I particularly fond of the copper colour way as it really adds a warmth to your projects.



I’ve matted the background onto scuffed up black card to give a clean finish



To add the light bulbs, I stamped these in black Stain ink and coloured using Distress Spray Stains in Mustard and Spiced Marmalade and then added Ranger’s Glossy Accents to make them shine and give a glass effect.  Once fully dry (allow to air dry) I threaded some floristry wire through a small hole and twisted the wire to secure it’s position.  Having given the top a little twirl, I adhered them to the card using 3D foam dots (under the bulb) and a small strip of masking tape to the wire.





The sentiment is stamped using Wow!’s Ebony heat embossing powder and I love the way it lays over the Elemental stamp (lovely bit of texture!)





For the large Moth, simply heat emboss in Wow!’s Sea Foam White and fussy cut him out.  To add a slight hint of colour, I’ve used a gold spritzing ink to paint on some extra sparkle.  Once finished, secure him to the card using 3D foam dots.

And there you have it, although in hindsight I would’ve stamped the Moth a few times and layered up his wings using vellum or acetate but maybe next time!



Stamps Used:





Have a lovely Sunday whatever you’re doing, and hope to see you on over in the Visible Image Facebook group soon.


H x



Totally awesome background there Heather! Loving the Elemental stamp embossed, and the masking tape adds great interest too! Our moth looks fantastic.. thank you ♡

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Create Your Own Calm

Hello! We have another amazing project to share with you today!

Over to Lisa Taggart…


Hi everyone, today I’m featuring  the fabulous new Seahorse stamp teamed up with one of the wonderful new backgrounds. It’s an mdf tag mixed media piece. It’s a more masculine project- makes a change!



 

The stamps can be found here:


Create Your Calm





Elemental


 


Here are some of the basic steps.



A few bits of twine, leather, a metal compass embellishment and ribbon added extra interest.



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Hope you like it.


Till next time..

Lisa xx



Incredible project Lisa! That teal foiling is stunning! Your texture and design are amazing! Thank you ♡

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A Love of Tags

Good Afternoon (or maybe it’s morning or evening where you are!).

Lanette Erickson is here on the blog this afternoon, with some gorgeous tags…


Hello All!

Today it is my turn to share & hopefully inspire you here on the Visible Image Blog.

So I thought I would share a couple tags that I created using a few of our new release stamps.

So lets take a peek at my first tag…







Products Used: How Fragile Stamp Set, Bloom and Grow Stamp Set, Prima Pastels, Glossy Accents, Lindy Stamp Gang Embossing Powder. Kaisercraft Rhinestone Heart.




And for my second tag a I created a layered tag that has crazy shimmer!







Products Used: Zodiac Gemini Stamp Set, Fibonacci Stamp, Lindys Stamp Gang Sprays and Embossing Powder. Rhinstones. Watercolor Paper.

 


Now let’s a better look at the complete stamp sets….


Bloom and Grow Stamp Set




How Fragile Stamp Set




Zodiac Gemini Stamp Set




Fibonacci Stamp




Now make sure you stop by and join the fun over in our
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I hope you have enjoyed all the New Releases this month, stay tuned in we have lots more amazing things coming up for you soon!

Thank you so much for stopping by today!

I hope that I have inspired you in some way!




Really beautiful tags Lanette! Love them both so much!
Thank you ♡

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Organics

Afternoon! Thank you for visiting us here on the blog today.

We have a weekend packed full of amazing inspiration from our wonderful Design Team! It has been so busy since getting back from Creativation, so we are having a huge catch up of all the latest cards and projects created with our gorgeous NEW stamps!


Pauline Butcher has not one, but two amazing cards to share with you today featuring our ‘Organics’ stamps…



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Here I am again, sharing a couple of cards that I made with the awesome new stamps from ‘Visible Image’, If you followed Helen and Mark’s progress in Phoenix, you will know what a fantastic success they and their products were, everyone loved all the Visible Image collection, they were definitely flying the flag for Britain.






My  first card was shown on a few videos, so you may have already seen it, the stamps I  used are:
 

I stamped and fussy cut the seahorse, then coloured it.



I heat embossed the Organics onto acetate, and fussy cut, I also did the same with the sentiment, but onto blue card. The background was achieved by adding acrylic paint, onto the card with a palette knife, adding the stencil, and pouncing through with some white acrylic paint. I then stamped the fish and the organics stamps.To finish off, I added the fussy cut components with some 3D glue gel.



 
 


My next card was a little play for fun, I used some Distress Inks, along with the ‘Organics’ stamps as trees and bushes.

 




The other stamps I’ve used are..
 


Thank you so much for your visit.

Hugs

Pauline xxxx

 

Your seahorse card is incredible Pauline… all that fussy cutting was so worth it.. the stamps look amazing! Love your second card too, it’s fabulous! Thank you ♡

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Creativity

Good Afternoon! We continue our weekend of inspiration here on the Visible Image blog!

Up next is Heather Mitchell with a super gorgeous wall hanging…


Hello everyone and happy Saturday to you!

Today I have a little hanging to share with you that uses so many of the gorgeous new Visible Image stamps.  They may not be that ‘in your face’ (so-to-speak!) but they are definitely there when you look a little closer.





Firstly I applied modelling paste through the ‘Fibres‘ stencil, and then added acrylic paint to give an ombre type effect.  I’ve then used the new ‘Fibonacci‘ and ‘Elemental‘ stamps’ to add extra interest while also applying some Art Alchemy wax in Brushed Iron to some of the raised texture.


The Fibonacci stamp is just awesome for background interest


The backgrounds for the florals are made using using distress oxide ink pads and the ‘Tattered Floral’ Bigz die.


Tim Holtz’s ‘Tattered Floral’ die was perfect for this project



I’ve loaded different colours onto and craft sheet, spritzed with water and dragged the card through the colour.  Once dry, you can add yet more colour and get fabulous texture before die-cutting. To add the detail onto the flowers, I’ve used the new stamps (and some of the old) to add texture and more colour and then shaped and layered then up.


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The florals are joined together using brads or buttons sewn on



Once stamped, I’ve edged the florals using a Vintage Photo Distress ink pad and given them a little spritz with gold ink and splattered lightly with white gesso.





For a sentiment, I chose to use the ‘Creativity’ off the ‘Creativity’ stamp and heat embossed it onto a strip of vellum.  This was then tucked around the hanger and secured using the florals and some small dabs of hot glue under the sentiment itself.


I love the contrast in textures between the crisp vellum and the background



Visible Image products used in this project:



Hope you’ve been enjoying looking at all the design teams inspiring projects over the last week or so… I know there are still some stunning makes to come so keep a look out for them!


Thanks for looking…

H xx



Absolutely gorgeous Heather… loved discovering all the different stamps you used, especially on your amazing flowers! Thank you ♡

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Fragile

Good Morning! We have some amazing inspiration coming your way today!

First up on the blog today is Lisa Taggart sharing a stunning tag…


I’m back today sharing a mixed media tag made using the Skull Shadow stencil and some of the new stamps from Visible Image.



Stamps used:


How Fragile


Organics



For this project I also used : An mdf tag; Sheena stamping card; ink sprays in teal, green and metallic bronze ; foils in teal and copper; pebeo foiling gel; black embossing powder; versamark ink; Amsterdam black and white acrylic pens; copper wire ;complimentary ribbons; metal gears and irredescent pink gem.



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To begin I lined the tag with the stamping card. This was then sprayed randomly using the sprays. Rather than spray through the stencil I decided to spray green ink on to the stencil and use like a stamp to create the skull impression. I did this a couple of times so the skull shape stood out from the background. I also highlighted the shape using black and white pens and did a little shading around the edges using brown ink.


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The focal point is the eye. I heat embossed in black the cracked glass stamp over the eye socket. Using the gel adhesive I highlighted some areas around the crack, splinters and the teeth. When clear I cold foiled using copper foil. I also added some white highlights.


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I decided to add the metal gears and gem.

Using the organics stamp set I selected a couple of elements and like before stamped in black. This time I foiled on top using teal foil. I also wound some wire around the bottom and along the side of the tag for added texture.


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I stamped the ‘fragile’ sentiment onto inked card and added some white highlights . I wound more wire through the hole at the top of the tag along with some ribbon.


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Reminds me of a pirate!


Hope you like it. Till next time!

Lisa xx



This tag is incredible Lisa!! You have given the skull a very glamorous makeover! The colours and texture are stunning.. thank you ♡

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Calming Sunshine

Hello! Hope you are enjoying all the inspiration we have been sharing today! It’s been incredibly busy lately with nowhere near enough hours in the day.. so we are having a mega catch up here on the blog this weekend before we get back to normality, and daily inspiration!

Over to Jane Tyrrell…


Welcome to another dose of Visible Image stamps inspiration. Today I am sharing another creation of mine using the stunning ‘Create your Calm’ stamp set.


This is the lovely stamp set I worked with..





I used all the stamps in this set, the little waves/bubbles make such a cool background.


I used Paperartsy fresco acrylics to make my sunny sea background. I swirled my paint around to give a feeling of the sea and added some “sunshine” in the centre




I stamped my sweet seahorse in the sunshine using Versafine Clair ink.
I then embossed the waves in white and blue and the sentiment in white.
I added some white highlights to him




and finished off the edge of the “sea” with more embossed waves






I made a “frame” for my picture using photo corners.



Here it is finished…




This really is such a delightful stamp set to work with… and it makes me long for summer to hurry up and arrive too.

Thanks for stopping by today and for the kind comments you take the time to leave me, I really appreciate every single one.

Have a lovely weekend… It feels so good to be in February, the days are definitely starting to get lighter.

Back soon.

Bye for now,
Jane x



Wow what an amazing background for our seahorse! Stunning Jane! Thank you ♡

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