Just Be Happy | Flowers & Butterflies | Stamps

Hi there! We have our lovely Guest Designer Macarena here tonight with a gorgeous card she made me (Helen) for my Birthday! This beautiful textured card features our stunning ‘Creative Chaos’ inky flower stamp with our ‘Just Be Happy’ sentiment…

 

This is another project for Visible Image GDT.
Besides it’s made especially for a lovely lady’s B-day.

 

just be happy - sentiment stamp - flower

 

I made this textured background using the ‘Butterfly Ink’ stencil
and my fave Nuvo Expanding Mousse which makes amazing job
when heated up untill bubbles. Love this texture.

Then I stamped some circles from ‘Live In The Moment’ set
and applied my another fave product: Stampendous Enamel Powder.
Love the results it gives, thick and a bit industrial/steampunk.
I also added it to some edge parts of the butterfly wings.
Then I stamped speckles from the ‘Just Breathe’ stamp set.

 

The rest was just a composition of my focal point.
I decided to add some vibrant colors to this shady background.
I really like the final effect and hope she’ll like it too 🙂

 

 

 

 



Products Used:

just be happy - stamp


inky flower stamp


grungy butterfly stamps


dragonfly stamp - ripple


inky - butterfly - stencil - grunge


Have a lovely day!


This is absolutely stunning Macarena! We love all the texture and layers, just beautiful! Thank you so much again.. ♡

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Mark & Helen xx

 

Guardian Angel Stamp | Mixed Media Card

Hello! We hope you had a lovely weekend. Lisa Taggart is kicking off this week’s inspiration with an incredible project featuring our Guardian Angel stamp…

Hi my friends, I’m back today with more fun using the Visible Image June release stamps.

I love fiddling about with light in my pictures and the Guardian Angel stamp set really inspired me.

For this creation white Gesso was my best friend! I’ve also used ink sprays and pads and as usual white gel pen and diamond stickles. Oh and also my favourite iridescent gold paint from Golden. It’s great for stamping!


guardian angel card - stamp - visible image





The steps:




















Close ups:











I really enjoyed playing with gesso against the strong colours. I love this stamp set and am looking forward to using it for Halloween!

Have a lovely day!

Till next time…

Lisa xx



What an amazing way to use our Guardian Angel stamp Lisa.. your light is stunning, and the gold looks wonderful against your gorgeous background! Thank you ♡

 

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 ♡

 

Create With Your Soul | Mixed Media Card

Hi there! We are so excited to welcome Martha Ponsanesi to the blog today, with her debut post as a Guest Designer! Martha has created a really gorgeous mixed media card featuring lots of our stamps…


create with your soul | sentiment stamp


This is my first post as a Guest Designer in the fantastic Visible Image DT.

It’s really an amazing experience to be able to create with their stamps and stencils and be part of this DT full of talented girls, thanks to Helen and Mark for this opportunity.

 

visible image | rubber stamps
 

I created a card using this stamp that I love, with the silhouette of a female face. Initially I thought of a simple background created with the ditress ink and a stencil, leaving her as a focal image, but having all the other stamps around I found that they were all perfect for mix and match, so I started to play with a few of them and stencils too, and now I’m happy with the result 🙂


Here is a video tutorial





 

 



Products Used:


woman head inky stamp



grungy - butterfly stamp - transform



grunge - background stamps



inky flower stamp - creative chaos - Visible Image



collision light stencil



Two Tone - stencil - dots - squares



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Thank you so much for your wonderful card and brilliant video Martha! We love your first project ♡

You can find more of Martha’s gorgeous work on her blog.



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Thanks for visiting our blog today. Have a great evening.

Mark & Helen xx

 

Guardian Angel Stamp | Mixed Media Card

Hi there! Heather Mitchell is here on the blog today with a fantastic mixed media card created with our NEW Guardian Angel stamp set and lots of gorgeous texture…

Hello…

Today I’m using the new Guardian Angel stamp set… which kind of reminds me of the statue’s out of Dr Who.  No?  Just me then! Haha…




I love this stamp set, it’s so unusual and quirky and not like anything else on the market and I love that about Visible Image products… all that little bit different from everything else.


Anyway, to start this card I cut up a poster I bought from Paperchase that had an old New York map on it, adhered it to card and used a brayer to apply Gesso.



Using Distress Oxide ink pads in Dusky Concord, Stormy Sky and Chipped Sapphire I’ve added stripes of colour before spritzing with water to give a mottled effect.  For more texture, I then splattered black and silver ink before drying.



After much procrastination, I decided to add the Strobes stencil using a large die cut circle.  I wanted a graduated colour so used Iced Spruce Distress Oxide ink pad on the centre of the circle, then Hickory Smoke before a light coat of Black Soot.  Looking at it, I felt it needed some light so went around the outside (over the black) using Scattered Straw and while the stencil was still in place I spritzed on gold Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist.



To add some interest to the outskirts of the card, I’ve stamped on the little bubble stamp (which I know will be used so much on other projects so thank you Mark for the little background stamps you add to sets!)



I don’t know if it shows up in the photo but the bubbles have been graduated in colour from Ice Spruce at the top to Hickory Smoke in the middle to Black Soot down the bottom.  I’ve used the die cut circle from before as a mask.

The Angel itself was heat embossed using Versamark and Wow’s! British Summertime which is a fabulous opaque grey.



Derwent’s Inktense pencils have been used to add colour.  I love the smooth application of them and the colours are so beautiful.  I opted for the same palette of colours so it echoed the background.



With the Angel and the wings all colours, it was time to start layering up the card.  Having fussy cut the Angel, I added gold wire to the rear to break up the image.  Using foam tape on the wings and the main image, I’ve given the Guardian Angel some dimension and I think looks a bit more dramatic.

For the finishing touches, I’ve stamped, coloured and trimmed the feathers and the dove and secured them to the card (some have foam dots added, some don’t).



To lighten the mood of the card, I’ve heat embossed the sentiment using Wow’s Opaque Bright White powder (this really is the best powder on the entire planet!)



It was then just a matter of adding glossy accent to some of the bubbles and on the dove and crackle accent to the feathers before placing to one side to dry thoroughly.



Here’s some of the products I’ve used… not all as I couldn’t fit them in the picture!





And here’s the Visible Image products I’ve used for this card…


 


And that’s it for today.  Hope you love the new stamp releases as much as I do. Mark has designed them all in the usual, slightly off the beaten track, Visible Image style and Helen has done an amazing job on the sentiments. They are already super popular.. as always!


Hope to catch up again soon… H x




Heather this card is AMAZING! Our Guardian Angel stamp looks so striking and your background is awesome, loving all the texture! Thank you ♡

You will find more inspiring projects from Heather over on her blog.


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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…

Fragile




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









 

New Sentiment Stamps | June Release

Hi! We are really excited to preview our final 3 stamp sets in our June release! 3 sets of gorgeous sentiment stamps which include quirky quotes, loved up sentiments, and positive words…








Our June release stamps will be available to pre-order TOMORROW: Saturday, June 8th. Release date: June 22nd.


We hope you love our new stamp designs!

Helen & Mark xx


 

Seahorse Stamp | Underwater Canvas | Visible Image

Hi there, we hope you are having a lovely weekend. We have an amazing week of inspiration ahead as we catch up with all the latest Design Team projects! AND… new stamps previews!!! Lisa Taggart is here today with a gorgeous underwater canvas featuring our amazing seahorse stamp…


Hello! It’s Visible Image day and today I’m doing one of my favourite things… creating another under water scene! This project really mixes it up!




I’m using a wooden canvas board along with acrylic paints and inks… and some foiling for good measure! Today sees several stamp and stencil sets combined. Such fun!


Here’s what I used:


Create Your own Calm




Dare to Swim




Organics




Life is Beautiful




Fibres




Cosmic Skies




Here are the steps:



I covered the board in white gesso.



I used the paint and stencils to create depth.



I left a light space for the sea horse.



I began the stamping.



I used the embossing glue from Ranger and versa mark ink to stamp the seahorse on to rice paper, I then foiled it using a gold foil from Crafters Companion.



The image was cut out and adhered to the canvas using matt gel medium. I used a white gel pen around the edges and some more acrylic paint with the fibres stencil to help it blend in with its background.



I used some of the stamps from the Organics set to stamp foliage and using foiling glue from pebeo I lightly drew in some lines which where gold foiled in the same foil as used for the sea horse. I also strengthened some of the colours using inks.



The sentiment was stamped and cut out and added to the canvas using foam pads. I also added some gel pen finishing touches here and there.






This is certainly a mixed media effort. Anything goes!

Till next time..

Lisa. X




Lisa this is amazing!!! We adore the gold against the deep blues and greens of your sea. Thank you! ♡

 

Under The Sea | Jellyfish Stamps | Visible Image

Hi there! Lisa Taggart is here on the blog with an amazing page created with underwater stamps from our ‘Dare to Swim’ stamp set and more…

Hello

It’s my turn to share one of my latest Visible Image makes. Today it’s an underwater scene, one of my favourite things to do !

The project combines stamps and stencils. I’ve also used ink sprays, pixie powders and paint pens.


 

Here’s what I used:


Dare to Swim stamp set




Fibres stencil




Cosmic Skies stencil


































Till next time…

Lisa x




Wow this is amazing Lisa! The jellyfish look so beautiful.. thank you so much ♡

 

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 ♡

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



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See What Others Don’t | Visible Image | Eye Collage Stamp

Hi there! Lisa Taggart is here on the blog today with an incredible project featuring our awesome eye collage stamp…


Today I’m using one of my favourites from the last release! ‘See Everything’ It’s GORGEOUS!! And so versatile. Use it as it is, use parts of it, or as I’m doing today, flip it to make a face using the rice paper / tissue paper and Matt gel medium trick! The sentiment set is awesome too!


 



I also couldn’t resist teaming it up with an old favourite!


 

To begin I used an inky scrap from my ink mop up pile . I began by adding more texture with ink and water splatters and by highlighting and brightening parts with ink.








I stamped the image down one side and then stamped the top part of the same thing again on to rice paper.





This was then flipped and adhered to the project using matt gel medium.









I then hand drew a nose and eyebrow and stamped the mouth from the other stamp set.




Then the fun part- the colouring. I used Zig clean colour pens. I also covered the eyes and splattered black ink. The sentiment was added to the top left. Gold and white highlights were added using gel pens.










I really enjoyed this project. Hope you have a go.


Till next time..

Lisa x




This is absolutely incredible! Mesmerising in fact! Loving these colours and such a great technique to use with eye stamps! Thank you Lisa ♡

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


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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


 

Altered Bottle | Visible Image Stamps

Hello! We have Veerle here on the blog today with a super gorgeous project. Veerle has altered a bottle using one of our stencils and lots of texture paste and paint, and features our new inky flower stamp with some inspiring words..



mixed media stamps


This beautiful flower… it was just calling me to color it in and have a play with it. And I just knew what I wanted to do with it. Well I have to admit I have a LOT of ideas for it ^.^ but today I wanted to add it to a little mixed media project.


So I went and had some fun on a bottle with pastes, glaze and a lot of layers of paint.

I wanted to add something at the back too. So I took out all the new stamp sets and had my brain just go and look for what I wanted to put together. And then I got to this..



altered bottle - mixed media - stamps



inky flower stamp - altered art


That word strength is so beautiful.  Such a small word yet so strong… you’ll see that one come back ^.^ Who am I kidding… they will all be used on many projects as they are just gorgeous ^.^



Products Used:


creative quote stamps


inky flower - mixed media - art journaling - stamps


quirky flower stamps


butterfly stamp - script - numbers - transform


texture stencil - fibres




Wow what a beautiful ornament you have created Veerle.. Thank you ♡ The delicate flower looks gorgeous against the dark texture.

You’ll find so many inspiring projects and videos over on Veerle’s blog.


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Thanks for visiting our blog today.

Helen & Mark xx


 

Love and Be Loved | Tin Man Stamp

Hello! We have some brilliant Wizard of OZ inspiration on the blog today! Lisa has created an awesome MDF tag featuring our Tin Man stamps with lots of amazing texture…



I’m very excited to share a Wizard of Oz Tin Man mixed media piece on an mdf tag today…



Here is the stamp set:


Here are the steps:

I used two embossing folders one panel folder by Tim Holtz and the other from Crafters Companion. I also used matt silver card stock and silver metallic ink from Crafters Companion.
The acrylic paints are from Golden and the silver gilding wax from pebeo.
The grey board cogs are from Imagination Crafts.


I began by creating a distress oxide background using metal patina colours..




























I added some paint to the path on top of the yellow alcohol ink so it was less bright.



Till next time…

Lisa xx




Our Tin Man stamp looks amazing Lisa! Check out that rust! Loving all your embellishments and texture too. Thank you ♡

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


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Mark & Helen xx

 

Don’t Dim Your Light | Visible Image Stamps

Hi there! Pauline Butcher is here to inspire you today with a gorgeous plaque featuring our awesome moth and toadstool stamps, with these really inspiring words… ‘Don’t Dim Your Light’.


Hello and Happy New Year!

Today I’m sharing a new mixed media project I’ve made, using some awesome Visible Image stamps and stencils. The grey board heart is from my stash.

 




The stamps I’ve used on this project are:


The large circles from Shape it Up





the small circles from The Ripple Effect





the Mushroom from The Caterpillar set






the moth and the light bulbs from Glimmer of Light





and part of the sentiment from Shining Bright






The stencil I have used is called Distorted Chess





I used some Decoart fluid acrylic paint and some Dyna acrylic paints on the heart, building up the background, and then stamping with some of the background stamps. Next I put the stencil on the top, and went through it with gold paste. Using Blue/Black Pebeo Dyna paint, I covered the gold paste, but rubbing back some of it to allow the gold to shine through.

I stamped the mushroom and the light bulbs on to white card, fussy cut them, then coloured them all using watercolour pens.

I stamped the moth onto heat resistant acetate using Versamark, then used Wow Black embossing powder. I coloured the moth on the reverse side, again using the Pebeo Dyna paints, and fussy cut. On a piece of black card, I coated it with the Pebeo Blue/Black paint, then chose the words I wanted to use, stamped them in Versamark, and heat embossed using Wow Florescent Blue.

 


 



Thanks for visiting.


Hugs,
Pauline xxxxx




What an awesome plaque Pauline! We are loving all the texture and layering, and the vibrant colours. Thank you ♡

You will find more of Pauline’s fabulous cards and projects over on her blog.



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Inspiring Words Stamps for 2019

Hello and Happy New Year to You! We are excited to be back after a good break and today kicks off another year of amazing inspiration from our wonderful team. Jane is here with some inspiring words stamps on a gorgeous wall hanging…



Good morning it’s time to get back to “normal” after all the excitement and celebrations of Christmas and the new year. The Visible Image team have all been on a break but today I’m delighted to be kicking off with the first Design team inspiration post of 2019.

I do love the new year…. I never make resolutions but I do think it’s a good time to take stock of our views and hopes in life. I love the inspiring words that Helen writes which Mark turns into amazing stamps which I can incorporate into my crafting.

I decided to use the words from Voices in your Head to create an inspirational wall hanging for the year.




I made some backgrounds with my small Gelli plate (lucky me got an 8″ by 10″ one from Santa so watch out for more larger projects using this).




I used some DecoArt media acrylics and stamps from the Visometry set












and also the Two Tone stencil to pull some prints










I made a whole batch of prints


and selected 3 to make into ATCs.




I gold embossed the words and added some more patterns with gold ink using universal. Sorry the photos are a little dark, there is so little daylight this time of the year when I am crafting inside.




For the wall hanging I used some corrugated card on mount board. I exposed some of the core and added paints and crackle paint. Once dry I rubbed on some Treasure gold. I attached some string using my mini stapler.



I also stamped the year using the numbers from Alphabetical onto scraps of gelli prints and mounted them on card.



So here is my finished wall hanging..













Our Christmas/Winter challenge on Facebook runs until the end of January so you still have a whole month to make something and be in with a chance of winning the £40 voucher to spend on some gorgeous new stamps or stencils! The winner is selected by random so everyone has an equal winning chance.


Thanks so much for stopping by and for the kind comments you take the time to leave. There are lots of exciting Visible Image newbies in the pipeline, and I am so looking forward to designing with them! An exciting year is ahead and I am going to try to remember these inspiring words during 2019.


Back soon.


Bye for now,

Jane x




We were the lucky recipients of this plaque at Christmas! Thank you again Jane it is absolutely gorgeous and very inspiring! We look at it every morning when we arrive in the office!

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



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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!


strobes - rays - stencil


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.


hummingbird stamp



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



create your own calm - visible image stamps



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.

Mark & Helen xx

 

 
 

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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Mark & Helen xx