NEW Phoenix Rising Stamp Set

Hello! We hope you are keeping safe and well. We are so excited to start sharing the amazing Design Team inspiration created with our NEW STAMPS! Up first we have Heather Mitchell with an incredible mixed media card showcasing our PHOENIX RISING STAMP SET…

Hey everyone…

Hope you’re all well and good?! I’m just going to ignore everything going on in the world right now and just concentrate on the latest release of stamps from Visible Image! There’s six in all and today I am sharing my make using the gorgeous Phoenix Rising stamp set.



phoenix stamp | visible image | mixed media card


I love the grungy look of this set and look forward to exploring and experimenting more with it to make something not so obvious, if you get me, something away from the fire and hot colours… I’m just not sure what yet!

This set has one main stamp, the Phoenix, and then two fabulously abstract stamps which I’ve used as flames on this make. You also get two sentiments ‘Hope’ and ‘We Rise By Lifting Others’ which couldn’t be anymore poignant at present.



The background was made using Distress Oxide Sprays (Mustard Seed, Carved Pumpkin, Ripe Persimmon and Candied Apple) and I’ve made it so the lighter colours are in the middle. I’ve just sprayed them and spritzed on water to allow them to drip a bit.

I’ve mopped up the left over spray on my mat using some watercolour card and left this to dry. I would be using this later to stamp the Phoenix on as the main focal point.


With the background now dry, I’ve used my go-to stencil from Visible Image, Strobes, and a product which is new to me; Izink Ice in Melted Butter. The Ice is a translucent gel/paint and for me it’s just perfect as you can see layers underneath the more you use it.



You can heat dry the Ice which is perfect for me as I’m super impatient the it comes to waiting for things to dry and I actually quite enjoy watching paint dry with a heat tool.


The fabulous Phoenix on the card was stamped onto that mopped up card I’d saved and stamped using Versafine Clair ink pads (Cheerful, Summertime and Tulip Red). It’s then heat embossed using WOW’s Clear Embossing Powder. I’ve repeated this 3 times in total to get a good depth on the Phoenix.




I used the same method of stamping and heat embossing (using the same colours) to create a tinted fire like layer at the bottom of the card. The great thing about using a glossy clear embossing powder is the amazing glaze it gives you!



After edging the card with black ink, I’ve added the sentiment which has been stamped on the off-cut of card I used for the Phoenix itself and also edged it in black. To really make those colours ‘POP’ I’ve matted the card onto black card stock and then onto a 7×7″ card blank.



Tutorial video




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Supplies


phoenix card | handmade | stamp



phoenix rising stamp | visible image




phoenix rising stamp | mixed media card | rays stencil



That’s all from me today. Lots of inspiration using the new stamp sets over on instagram and the Visible Image Facebook group so do check those out. If you’re on Pinterest, there are LOADS of images to mooch through an again ideas and inspiration from so do take a peek!

Look after yourselves! H xx




Wow what a way to showcase a new stamp set! The colours, texture and glaze are stunning! Thank you Heather for this amazing sample and great video tutorial ♡

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


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All our NEW STAMPS are available to pre-order now!


We will be sharing more awesome inspiration from our amazing team over the coming days! Keep your eye on our socials too and our daily stories!


Sending our best wishes to you all.

Stay safe and well.

Helen & Mark xx


 

Glimmer of Light | Moth Stamp

Hello and Happy Friday! Lynda Hall is here to inspire you today with an awesome card featuring the moth stamp and inspiring sentiment from our GLIMMER OF LIGHT set, and our STROBES stencil…


It’s my Visible Image sharing day, and today I am featuring a rather dramatic card using the Glimmer of Light stamp set, along with the Strobes stencil. With the current Covid situation there are certainly some dark moments for many of us, and I think the sentiment on this is definitely one to remember. Things will get better if we all just hang on in there.


moth stamp | mixed media card



I began with a base piece of card with distress oxide spray inks in orange and yellows. I taped the Strobes stencil down, and applied a generous layer of black texture paste through it.



Before it dried, I sprinkled Sparkling sand Wow embossing powder , and a touch of Perfect Pearls mica all over it.



Then came the magic part- heating it all up!



As well as melting the embossing powder, the wet texture paste swells and bubbles, adding even more texture. Yummy!



Once totally cool I added more colour to the rays with sparkle pens…



..and darkened the edges with black soot distress ink to draw the eye to the centre.



The next step was to stamp and emboss lightbulb onto heat resistant acetate. I coloured on the back with alcohol ink. I stamped the moth on the same coloured card as the base and coloured with pens.



The bulb, moth and sentiments were all adhered with 3d gel glue for added dimension.






moth stamp | strobes stencil | mixed media | stamping



You can see this sample and more amazing ones from the team on Create and Craft TV on 27th October. Mark will no doubt have some fabulous demos to inspire too, so watch if you can!



Supplies




moth stamp | glimmer of light sentiment | Visible Image


strobes stencil | rays | sun





Wow this is so striking and the texture is divine! The depth is incredible! Thank you Lynda ♡

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



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As Lynda mentioned…  We are back on TV next Tuesday, October 27th. Tune into Create and Craft for a double length mixed media show featuring some awesome demos from Mark!



We will be back here on the blog tomorrow with more fabulous inspiration  ♡

Helen & Mark xx


 

Mixed Media Wall Art | Butterfly Stamps

Hi there, we are sneaking in with an extra post today! We just had to share this stunning art work by Lynda Hall featuring our fabulous new butterfly stamps and sentiments on an incredible textured background…


For my latest Visible Image inspiration I am sharing a piece of wall art that I have created, featuring the new release Summer Wings stamp set. I love the clean lines of the butterflies, they offer endless opportunities for creativity.




I started this piece with a piece of watercolour card, that I sprayed with water before applying watercolour paint. I wanted lots of lovely texture on this, so I used the salt technique.



This is a simple process where you sprinkle rock salt over the painted card when still wet, and allow it to dry naturally. It absorbs the moisture and leaves the most interesting patterns and texture.



When fully dry, I brushed off the salt and sealed with a layer of matt medium.



Then for more texture! I coloured crackle paste with acrylic paint and applied it liberally with a pallet knife.



While that was drying and doing its magical crackly thing, I finished off my butterflies. The day before I had stamped and gone over the outline with Pebeo Cerne Relief. This enabled me to fill the gaps with Pebeo Prisme paint, which once dry contains beautiful patterns. This does take a while to dry fully. I left mine overnight before fussy cutting out.



With the crackle paste dry, I then really went to town on adding more texture. I added Izink Ice, acrylic ink, embossing powder, texture sand and beads. I also added some stamping detail using stamps from the Shape It Up set (this is SUCH a useful set to have in the stash for backgrounds!)





To finish I mounted on black, and added the sentiment stamps and adhered the butterflies.


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When framed it makes a beautiful unique piece of art work.


mixed media wall art | butterfly stamps



Products used


mixed media wall art




butterfly | dragonfly | stamps




background | stamps | shapes | lines | triangles | geometric



Visible Image are currently offering the chance to win a whopping £100 voucher over in the Facebook Group with the challenge ‘Shades of Purple’ so do pop over and join in if you can. This challenge is in memory of a dear friend of ours, Erika, who sadly passed away a year ago but still very much lives on in our hearts. She LOVED the colour purple!




Wowee! Just look at all that delicious texture! Your background really is a work of art Lynda.. we absolutely love this project! Thank you ♡

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



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We will be back tomorrow with more fabulous inspiration from our wonderful team ♡

Mark will be starting a series of LIVE demos over on our Facebook PAGE this evening at 8pm, showcasing our new stamps!


Take care and stay well.

Helen & Mark xx


 

Daffodil Stamp | Canvas

Hi there, we are really excited for today’s inspiration! Jane Tyrrell has got her hands on our new stamps and has a rather special project to share with you here on the blog today…

Hi friends, have you seen there is a brand new Visible Image stamp release? It is available for pre-order now and is being released on June 26th. I got my hands on the stamps on Friday to make some samples and I have been blown away by how gorgeous they are. There are 6 new A6 sets and every one is fab. I am popping in today as I just had to share my first sample as it features my favourite flower, the daffodil.


It is one of 3 lovely flowers in the new Flower Art set


Flower stamps | daffodil | tulip | rose

I used it with a fab existing background stamps called Fibonacci


fibonacci spiral stamp | maths grid | background



I decided to make myself a canvas to hang in my studio and wanted a very organic/vintage feel.


This is what I got up to:


I took some corrugated card and ripped it back and also found an old Dusty Attic chipboard frame in my stash which I won many moons ago.



I used distress paints on the chipboard
and finished off with gold Stickles which you will see at the end.



I also die cut some hessian to add a focal frame underneath


I coloured the cardboard with distress paints and added highlights with Tarnished Brass distress paint.




Out came my trusty  “A tale of two cities” book for some book page flowers and I used an inky off cut for the leaves and the centres of the daffodils.



I also added Glossy Accents to the trumpet of the flower head.



Here is my finished canvas, the words which come in this set work so well with the images too.  Daffodils are indeed such beautiful yet delicate flowers.

daffodil stamp | canvas | wall hanging



Some close ups:








and one last shot:



I have LOTS more samples to share over the coming weeks, and do keep an eye out on social media where mine and my teamies samples are being shared.


Thanks so much for stopping by.


Bye for now,

Jane x




This is really gorgeous Jane, the daffodils look fabulous stamped on the book pages and the glossy accents really adds to them. Love the texture of the distressed cardboard and the gold stickles too… thank you  ♡

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

 

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Thanks so much  for visiting our blog today.

Stay safe and well.

Helen & Mark xx


 

Upcycling | Mixed Media Art

Good Evening, we are back with our 3rd and final dose of colourful art today! Heather Mitchell has created some awesome inspiration for our Facebook group up-cycling challenge…

Hey Everyone…

The latest challenge over in the Visible Image group is an up-cycling challenge where you are encouraged to up-cycle something you would normally throw away!


upcycling | cereal box | mixed media | stamping


I sat (for ages) trying to figure out what to make and then it hit me that what I actually needed was a small box to pop my makes in so that they are kept separate from those cards I’ve already blogged or posted on social media.  I like keep my un-posted makes separate so I know where my head is at!


I needed a box wide enough to fit an 8×8″ card in and initially I looked at a small cardboard box I had but realised the porridge box in the bin was perfect!



At 8.5″ on it’s side, it was perfect size-wise but a tad flimsy so I backed it with some thick card and then added watercolour card over the top so I could distress and grunge it up.  I filled in the gap round the top of the box using modelling paste and a palette knife just so it looked a bit more ‘finished’.



I didn’t have a theme for the box, didn’t know where I was going with it really so I just went with the flow.  

I began by using the Stars and Stripes stencil, utilising the stars with modelling paste for the sides of the front  of the box. Once dried (over night) I just spritzed it with blues and green Distress Oxide Spray as I love the chalky finish they give and added some Picked Raspberry Distress Crayon to the stars to contrast with the cool colours.


I had to use my favourite stencil, Ripples, on the project somewhere so grabbed a Chipped Sapphire ink pad and dotted the fabulous circles around the box.



It was then a matter of layering up the stamps.  I love the two fish from the Art Rebel set so stamped those swimming around and then added the seaweed image from the Dare to Swim set.  I hadn’t really intended the box to have an underwater theme but the colours kind of dictated it a bit.




I love the Scribble stamp on the Total Chaos set and had to have it on the make somewhere, so heat embossed it using WOW’s Angel Eyes powder


To give the box a random feel, I added the tree from Into the Woods using Versafine Clair ink pads in Rain Forest and Verdant and ‘sealed’ the ink using a clear powder from WOW.  The leaves, from both Total Chaos and Tree of Life, are done exactly the same way and coloured using Arteza watercolour brush pens.




The sides needed some art and so again, make it a little quirky, I used the bulbs (and moth) from Glimmer of Light and Shining Bright and tucked the word ‘Shine’ in between them.



For the front of the box, I went all out colour clash and stamped the gorgeous Visible Image eye using Versafine Clair Charming Pink and Glamorous which I then heat embossed using a clear powder.



To finish, I needed a hefty sentiment, something that meant something to me so I chose ‘Create Your Imagination’ from the Just Be Happy stamp set.



So there we have it… think I’ve mentioned it all!?





You can find the challenge in the Visible Image Facebook group  and there is a HUGE £40 voucher for the first winner and then two £20 vouchers for the next two! Enough to grab yourselves a stamp set or stencil or two… and there are some new ones on there way!!

Take care of yourselves and I’ll see you soon and thank you for taking the time to read my posts… it’s massively appreciated.

H xx




Wow!!! This is amazing! So many stamps!!! We love your underwater themed background and all the layers, details and texture! Really awesome inspiration!  Thank you so much Heather ♡

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



All our social media links:

Shop where you will find all our stamps and stencils
Blog see all our latest posts here
YouTube watch inspiring videos from Mark
Facebook group show us your makes, and enter our giveaways and challenges!
Facebook PAGE …like and follow us to be first to hear our news!

You can also follow us on:

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We hope you will join in with the challenge over in our Facebook group … how can you resist the chance to win a £40 coupon… get upcycling!


We will be back later tomorrow with gorgeous new cards from Nadine and Macarena!


Stay safe!

Best Wishes,

Helen & Mark xx