Wings of Change | Butterfly Cards

Good Evening! We have a new video tutorial from Angie here on the blog this evening! Angie has made 3 fantastic butterfly cards with our WINGS OF CHANGE stamps + GRUNGE TONES background stamps, with sentiments from our GO TO WORDS set…


butterfly cards | grunge stamps | video tutorial



Watch Angie’s video tutorial!




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wings of change | butterfly stamps | grunge



Greeting card sentiment stamps



grunge tones background stamps | dots | circles



galaxy background | stencil





Wow! Three gorgeous cards, we love how they are all so different but co-ordinate beautifully having all been made using parts of the same panel. Thank you for your brilliant video Angie 

 

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Wings Change Butterfly Cards

 

Butterfly Canvas | Rainbow Distress Inks

Hi there! We are back with more fabulous new stamps inspiration today! Jane has made an incredible butterfly canvas with the gorgeous butterflies, grunge elements and sentiment stamps from our BUTTERFLY EFFECT set with a wonderful dripped rainbow of inks…


Hello, I am super excited today as I reveal my first make with one of the brand new A5 stamp sets!


For my first sample I used the gorgeous ‘Butterfly Effect’ set.


large butterfly stamp | grunge circles | bubbles | change sentiments



To showcase it I made a canvas and, as I could not decide which colours to use, I went for them all….a rainbow of butterflies!


This is what I got up to;


I took my distress spray stains and sprayed across an A4 sheet of watercolour paper, adding water and allowing plenty of drippage.


rainbow dripped distress ink spray stains


I then stamped around the edges with the “collage” element stamps which are really gorgeous in this set. There is a butterfly flourish (seen in the final photos) and these lovely circles.


grunge circle stamps


grunge bubble stamps


I stamped the large butterfly, coloured it with zig markers and cut it out minus the antenna.


large butterfly stamp


I stamped out 9 small butterflies and cut them out in the same way. I coloured them in a shades of 1 or 2 colours.


butterfly stamps


I also stamped the sentiments and matted them on black card, adding my signature glossy accents to the circles/bubbles. Finally I adhered it to mount board. It is A4 size and destined for my little granddaughter who adores all things butterflies and spotted this!


Here it is;


Butterfly canvas | stamps | mixed media art | rainbow inks | distress spray stains


with some close ups








and one final shot;


butterfly canvas | stamps | distress spray stains | ink drips | rainbow



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large butterfly stamp | grunge | circles | bubbles | change one thing | sentiments



This set will be going onto my all time favourite stamps set list (yes I know this list constantly grows  but this really is a real stunner of a set).


There will be lots more makes shared in the coming weeks using this fab new release so do check out the Visible Image social media. I do not blog everything I make, so if you would like to follow me on instagram you won’t miss anything!  You can find me here: @jane.tyrrell


Thanks so much for stopping by.

Bye for now,

Jane x




Amazing canvas! All the stamped elements look brilliant and the butterflies look beautiful! Lots of fussy cutting but so worth it! We are loving those rainbow drips too! Thank you Jane ♡

 

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butterfly canvas rainbow inks
 

Sometimes Life Just Sucks | Canvas

Hello and happy weekend to you! Lynda is here on the blog today with a stunning mixed media canvas, featuring our ‘sometimes life just sucks’ sentiment with our Daisy and smashed vase stamps…


Today’s project is a mixed media canvas, featuring the stunning ‘Break Free’ stamp set as the main focal point. This was so much fun to make!


sometimes life just sucks stamp | mixed media canvas | daisy


I started with a piece on thick backing board recycled from a paper pad. I adhered corrugated cardboard and used the ‘Ink Swirls’ stencil and texture paste for my base layer.



Once the texture paste was dry, I applied generous smatterings of Izink sand texture paste and left to air dry.



The next stage was to cover with gesso and again. leave to dry ( I am SO impatient when it comes to things drying so these steps were very frustrating for me haha!)



Then came the fun part! I set to work with a combination of spray paints and distress oxide sprays.



They reacted beautifully together and just look at that texture!




Once the paint was dry ( yes, more drying!!) , I used the fabulous new ‘Grunge Tones’ stamps with white paint to add more texture, and added paint splatters with a fan brush.



I used the ‘Break Free’ stamp set, embossed in white, on an inky mop up sheet I had to hand, and fussy cut. I added more texture by mounting it on top of some sisal. I just love the natural fibres for creating interest.



I added the sentiment from the ‘Lost for Words’ set and layered on black card to finish.





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ink swirls stencil



daisy stamp | smashed vase | break free



sentiment stamps | card making | clear photopolymer



grunge background stamps | dots | circles





Wow that texture is incredible! Stunning colours and wonderful layers! Thank you Lynda ♡

 

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We’ll be back soon with more gorgeous inspiration, you’ll find lots more on our socials this weekend ♡ ♡ ♡


We hope you have a great weekend!

Helen & Mark xx



 

Design Team Intro | Gill Sansom

We are really excited to introduce NEW Design Team member…


Gill Sansom



As a mum to two teenage boys, crafting has been both my therapy and escape, my bit of time out for myself to immerse myself in the colourful creative world of messy painted backgrounds and beautiful stamped and coloured images. My mindful messy moments of joy!



Gill is on our TV SAMPLES TEAM!


Follow Gill on instagram: @sansom.g


Gill’s gorgeous cards and mixed media projects with fabulous inky backgrounds really caught our eye ♡


Daisy stencil | canvas | stamping | grungy butterflies | kindness


Gill made her fantastic background with acrylic paints and tissue paper then added more texture by randomly stamping our GRUNGE TONES stamps using rose, yellow and green inks. Next Gill added more interest by inking through our WORDS OF SUPPORT stencil. To create the gorgeous flowers Gill used our DAISY DAISY stencil as a template, painted the petals with white acrylic paint, then coated them with Starlights metallic paint in ‘clotted cream’. The centres were painted to co-ordinate with the bright oranges and yellows in the background, and gold paint was stippled to create the stamen. The grungy butterflies from our WINGS OF CHANGE set were stamped with Versafine Clair ink onto smooshed inky backgrounds made with ‘scattered straw’ and ‘worn lipstick’ distress oxide inks. The sentiments were stamped and then clear embossed, and Gill finished by hand drawing doodled frames around the sentiments and canvas edges using a black fine liner pen.


close ups














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equality | hope | love | kindness | sentiment stamps | definitions



grungy butterfly stamps | transform | clear | rubber



grunge background stamps | dots | circles | clear | rubber



daisy stencil | texture | backgrounds



words stencil | mindful | compassion | love | friendship



Welcome to the team Gill! We are really excited to work with you!


We will be back tomorrow with some fabulous new inspiration from Ericka.


See you then!

Take care.

Helen + Mark xx


 

Design Team Intro | Elena Shundik

We are very excited to introduce NEW Design Team member…


Elena Shundik



I’m Elena. I’m in love with interesting techniques and unexpected stamp-storming.
Based in Kazakhstan 🇰🇿 and blessed to see beautiful mountains every morning through my window.
I’m crazy about Visible Image Stamps and Stencils. I’m going to share with you my inspiration vibes ))))


Elena is on our INSTAGRAM TEAM!


Follow Elena on instagram: @shundik.e



Elena’s incredible mixed media projects and her love of our stamps + stencils made her a perfect choice ♡



Elena was inspired to create this wonderful canvas by her yoga class. The amazing texture was made with our COUNT ME IN stencil and acrylic paint and paste, and our MINDFUL MOMENTS stamp set created the focal image and sentiment.



Close ups of the gorgeous texture..










Supplies


yoga stamp | mindful | namaste | exhale | clear | rubber



numbers stencil



Welcome to the team Elena! We are very excited to work with you!



We will be back tomorrow to introduce more of the super talented creatives on our team, with more of their amazing inspiration.


Thanks for stopping by today!

Helen + Mark xx



 

Punk Stamp | Sometimes Life Just Sucks

Hello and Happy Friday to you! Lynda has made this awesome card with punk stamp from our new REFUSE NORMAL stamp set with our new ‘sometimes life just sucks’ sentiment.


The new Visible Image release, as always, is absolutely fabulous and very unique. I think this stamp set, Refuse Normal, that  I am showcasing today is my favourite. The punk stamp is so much fun and reminds me of the era I grew up in. I was too young to be influenced by the punk scene myself , but my older sister most definitely wasn’t and this image really reminds me of her back then!


punk stamp | handmade card | sometime life just sucks | sentiment


I wanted to reflect the current challenging times with this card, and make something fun that could be sent to a friend as a cheer up gift. The hair on this stunning girl just screamed ‘rainbow’ at me of course! I coloured her in with Copic markers, and fussy cut before making my background.



Distress Oxides on black card look really striking through a stencil, and the Ripped Fishnet was the perfect one to use for this.  I simply laid the stencil down and spritzed lightly, lifted carefully and heat dried.  I did this twice as I knew I would need an extra strip to create my lollipop holder.


ripped fishnet stencil


I then stamped and heat embossed the new Grunge Tones stamps over the top.  I measured my lollipop stick, and cut a strip of card a little longer, scored twice at each end to create a pop up stand and pierced holes in it, and using a craft knife I cut slits in the base card, popped each end through and adhered to the back with tape.


grunge background stamps


To add even more layering and colour I splattered acrylic ink in bright tones over the top before mat and layering it onto a card and placing my lolly licking punk on.


handmade card with lolly


The ‘sometimes life just sucks’ sentiment is also from a new set, called Lost For Words.


sometimes life just sucks sentiment stamp



To finish I added some bright plastic dots to compliment that rainbow hair.


punk stamp | rubber | clear | copic markers | rainbow mohican | life sucks sentiment



Supplies


punk stamp | refuse normal | rubber | clear | visible image



card making sentiment stamps | sometimes life just sucks | you got this | i miss your face



Grunge Tones | Background stamps | Circles | Two Tone



Ripped Fishnet Stencil



If you want to see more inspiration with this release from the incredible design team do pop across to Facebook and join the Visible Image Facebook group and follow on instagram.  And do share your creations too as we love to see them.





Wow how awesome does our punk stamp look with that incredible rainbow mohican?! We are loving the way you interpreted the ‘sometimes life just sucks’ sentiment with the lolly pop holder.. this card would make anyone smile! Awesome background too, ripped fishnet was the perfect choice of stencil!  Thank you Lynda ♡



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punk stamp sometimes life just sucks

Fearless Tiger Stamp Set | Canvas

Hi there! We are very excited to be sharing the very first samples created with our new stamps over the next few days! Jane couldn’t wait to get her hands on our FEARLESS TIGER stamp and has created some incredible inspiration…


Hello, this is a very exciting post as I can reveal my first make with the brand new Visible Image March release!


I decided to make canvas/wall hanging to showcase the gorgeous Fearless Tiger.


tiger stamp | mixed media canvas


There are lots of photos ahead to share my process.

Here we go


I had the idea to have my tiger hiding in the jungle undergrowth so first I wanted to make some jungle foiliage. I drew some leaf shapes on white card and cut them out. I made some distress ink backgrounds and cut out my leaves using the shapes as a template



I then used the Grunge tones to make them more realistic, adding depth and texture




I also added depth by moulding them with my ball ended tool



I stamped my tiger onto an alcohol ink background and a distress ink one, you will see why in a moment



My plan was to have the tiger emerging from the jungle so I cut into the distress ink one leaving the ears and some of the outline behind. I cut into these to make “tabs” which I pulled forwards



I added some ink and the grunge dots again to both the folded back tabs and the background



I stuck the alcohol inked tiger in place and decoupaged his ears so that they stuck through the aperture



It was then time to add the foliage



and finally the sentiment which I matted with black card



Close ups






Supplies


tiger stamp | canvas | mixed media art



Tiger stamp | be fearless | Visible Image



Grunge Background Stamps | Two Tone | Circles


Thanks so much for stopping by.


Bye for now,

Jane x




This is an amazing canvas! We are loving your grungy jungle plants and our tiger stamp looks stunning! Thank you Jane ♡



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We’ll be back tomorrow with more fantastic new stamps inspiration!


Stay safe. Stay creative.

Helen & Mark xx


 

Grungy Heart Stamp | Mixed Media

Hi there! We are back with more gorgeous inspiration today, spreading some LOVE! Ericka has embossed the amazing grungy heart stamp from our FOLLOW YOUR HEART set to create a stunning mixed media card…



Happy Monday! Today I’m playing with the Visible Image Follow Your Heart Stamp Set for a colourful Valentines Day Card.



I love this set and for my card paired it with a background I made previously using a brayer and paints in my stash.



I then used the Visible Image Ripples Stencil with texture paste and sprinkled WOW! Embossing powders from the Trio ‘Pick Me Up’ set.


valentine card | mixed media | stencil | heart stamp


While My background dried, I stamped the heart from the ‘Follow Your Heart’ set and heat embossed it with the Punch embossing powder from the Trio ‘Pick Me Up’.


grungy heart stamp