Guardian Angel | Stamp | Art Journal Page

Hi there! Veerle Moreels is here today with a gorgeous art journal page featuring our NEW ‘Guardian Angel’ stamp…


I’ve been missing for a while but I’m back and I’m starting off with an art journal page in my handmade art journal where I had to use this beautiful stamp from the new release by Visible Image: Guardian Angel


guardian angel stamp | dark angel



And yes, since I’ve been missing for so long, I just had to have my camera rolling so I could share my make in a new video for you guys on my YouTube channel.


The video:

















Veerle this is a stunning page! Love your panels they look incredible and your shading on our Guardian Angel is beautiful! Thank you ♡

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



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Fire Faerie | Magical Card

Hello! We are very excited to welcome Lynda Hall to the blog today with her debut post as a Guest Designer! Lynda has created a fabulous magical card with our NEW Faerie stamp…


I absolutely adore faeries and all things magical, so was totally blown away when I saw the Faerie Magic stamp set from Visible Image. I may have squealed a little when she fluttered onto my doormat!

My youngest daughter used to be obsessed by a series of books about fairies where every one had a different power. As soon as I saw this gorgeous lady she just screamed Fire Faerie to me so I wanted to create a card that left no doubt as to her magical abilities.

fairy stamp | Faerie Magic | Visible Image


I started by stamping her using the red and yellow pads from a Kaleidacolour ink pad.



She needed her wings of course, so I created a mask from copy paper and stamped them into position .



To create the fire I carefully inked just her hair section and stamped it twice, rotating the stamp to make a flame shape.



I then coloured the image with my watercolour pens before inking up a background using the mask to protect her, and applying distress inks. To keep the  small bubbles clean I used masking fluid.  I kept the area surrounding the faerie light with orange and yellow tones, blending into pinks and purples to reflect the light from her fire.



Once happy with the depth of the colours on the background I splattered water with a fan brush and stamped out some of the small elements to make a magical night sky before stamping and heat embossing the sentiment stamps.




I thoroughly enjoyed working on this piece. I have several more ideas for her yet , and I’ll also be back soon with more projects using the new release stamps so do watch this space!


Lynda

x




Lynda this is stunning! We love your fire faerie, such a great idea and what a gorgeous background too! The oranges look so striking against the depth of the purple. Thank you! ♡

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


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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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Mermaid Stamp | Underwater Scene | Handmade Card

Hi there! Pauline Butcher has got her hands on our NEW Mermaid stamp set, and has created a fabulous underwater themed card…

Hello,

I’m here to share a card I’ve made using one of the awesome new stamp sets from Visible Image.

I’ve used the gorgeous Mythical Mermaid for my card..


mermaid card - stamp - Visible Image



Take a look at how many extra stamps you get in the set..


mermaid stamp - dophin - waves - bubbles

I’ve used them all to make my mythical scene!

 I stamped the gorgeous Mermaid, onto some water colour card, and coloured her in using Zig Clean Color real brush pens, I then stamped across the card using the fabulous bubbly waves stamp, and some Versafine Clare Warm Breeze. I then added a moon/Sun Mask to the sky, and blended Salty Ocean, Mustard seed and Picked Raspberry Distress inks around the mermaid and across I took off the mask, and added some colour inside the circle. With a wet paint brush and kitchen towel, I took out some of the colour to make clouds.


Now for the water, again using blending tools, I added Salty Ocean, Twisted Citron, and Peacock Feathers randomly, then used the fabulous Fibres Stencil, blending through it with Peacock Feathers. 


 
I stamped the crab straight onto the background, all the bubbles and the sentiment too, the Dolphins, ‘Mermaid’ word and shells were stamped onto another piece of card, coloured in, and fussy cut. I coloured all the bubbles with a white pen, added all the elements with 3D glue gel, then added some gold micro beads as sand, then loads of Stickles to finish off.


Hugs,
Pauline xxxxx 




Our mermaid looks so beautiful, we love how she is appearing out of the sea. Such a fabulous underwater scene Pauline! Thank you ♡

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



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Rainbow Faerie | CAS Card

Hello! We are so sorry our blog has been neglected over the past week, we received an overwhelming number of orders for our June stamps release, so it has been rather crazy here! So, Sharon Traynor is back, a little later than promised, with her second card featuring our NEW Faerie Magic stamps…


Well, here I am back again today with another card using the wonderful Faerie Magic stamps from Visible Image. This time it is a CAS design which was very simple to make.



fairy stamp - rainbow - card



Here’s how I made this rainbow fairy card:


Stamp the image onto water colour paper using Versamark ink

fairy stamp - Visible Image


Colour the fairy with Zig Clean Color Real Brushes and a water Brush


Cut out some arcs from a rainbow of coloured card using a curved die. Secure the die cuts at one end by gluing on top of one another and spreading them out to be adjacent at the other end.


Create watercoloured rainbow mats (for both the main image and the sentiment). Stamp the sentiment in Versafine Onyx Black.


Mount all onto a card blank using fun foam and foam pads.


Simple, Fast and Beautiful!


Stamps Used:

fairy stamp - Visible Image



Other Supplies:

Water Colour Card, Zig Clean Color Real Brushes (024, 028, 031, 048, 051, 061, 080, 220), Derwent fine tip water brush, Sweet Pea Designs Card Front Builder die, fun foam, foam squares, card blank.


That’s it from me for now, thanks for stopping by.


Hugs,
Sharon xx




We adore this card Sharon, such a clever design.. your rainbow faerie is stunning! Thank you ♡

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


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Mythical Mermaid Stamp | Underwater Themed Card

Hello! Wow what a busy week we’re having, we’re overwhelmed by all the love for our NEW stamps, so thank you to everyone who has pre-ordered so far. Jane Tyrrell is here to inspire you today with the very first card created with our Mythical Mermaid stamps…


A Mermaid’s Tail…

Good Evening,

It’s not a typo in my title, but very apt if you read on. It is a very exciting one for me as I can reveal my very first sample made with June release of Visible Image stamps. There are 9 amazing new sets including sentiments, something for everyone.

I love mermaids and so does my sweet 5 year old granddaughter Daisy. She and are often say that we would like to be mermaids!


I love the seaside, and there is nothing quite like gazing out to sea. This is a photo from one of our Rhodes trips…


I often sit on a rock on the beach and just lose myself in thought… and yes I would love to see a mermaid! No luck so far but I will keep you posted on that one!



In the awesome June release is none other than a mermaid set called ‘Mythical Mermaid’, and I knew that my first sample to make just had to be with her.


mermaid stamp



I decided that I wanted to make up an underwater story to go with the fab sentiment.

I got out my alcohol inks, as these make perfect underwater backgrounds. I used glossy card stock, dripped on the inks and then added more with a felt.


Once dry I die cut a scalloped circle out of one.


I stamped and coloured Miss Mermaid with Zig watercolour markers and cut her out


While I was making some prototype practice mermaids I accidentally cut one of the prongs of the trident off so I removed it… and just look how cute she is stoking one of the dolphins. I will use this idea for a future project. There is nothing like a happy accident is there.



Anyway back to A Mermaid’s Tail.


I stamped just her tail onto acetate coloured with alcohol inks, you will see why later on.


I stamped and coloured the gorgeous dolphin and shells and cut some out.


and also die cut some seaweed and a ships wheel and coloured them with inks.



Then it was time to put my Mermaid’s Tail (Tale) together.. (just indulge me 😉 ).

I used foam pads between the 2 backgrounds so this card has lots of depth to it in real life.



So are you sitting comfortably?

mermaid card - handmade - stamp



Once upon a time there was a very beautiful a mermaid who lived in her shell lined cave at the bottom of the sea. There was always treasures nearby to furnish it with.  Her most recent find was the wheel from a ship wreck, (don’t worry she rescued the Captain… but that’s another story). She often swam up to the surface of the sea and looked out toward the shore in the distance. Sometimes she sat on a rock and gazed out… life looked so different there.

She had a sweet pod of dolphins who loved to visit her and swim with her. One day she decided that it was time to go ashore for ever, to see if she could find her rescued Captain. With one flick of her stunning tail she was almost away..


However she felt the urgent nuzzle of one of her dolphin friends against her tail and a tap with his claw from one of the crabs. She stopped swimming and turned around. She looked down and saw that her dolphin buddy was presenting her a with a gorgeous gold coloured starfish, balanced on the tip of his nose. He told her that she was the Queen of the Ocean, and that all the underwater creatures needed her. He made her feel so special.

At that moment she realised that there was probably far more joy and beauty in her underwater world than she would find on dry land, even though her heart longed for it. Her underwater friends needed and looked up to her.


Everyone, including the crabs (who tapped their claws together in unison) were so delighted that she had not deserted them. The pod of dolphins did a little dance among the shells and the crabs laughed at their antics.


And that the secrets of the ocean were safe… for always.



Here is one last shot…


Thanks for indulging my little daydream.


I am busy making some more samples with these gorgeous new stamp sets… it may be a fairy story next week 😂 No don’t worry you will be safe, one fairy-tale is enough!


Thanks so much for stopping by today.

Back soon.

Bye for now,
Jane x




Jane your card is stunning! You really can lose yourself looking into that cave, there is so much to discover! We love your Mermaid’s Tale too… it really makes us smile!
Thank you ♡

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



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Guardian Angel Stamp Set | June Stamps Release

Hi there! We are so excited to share more NEW stamps previews with you today. Whether you like uplifting stamps, or something a little darker, we think you’ll love our NEW Guardian Angel stamp set!



The Angel image can be used with or without the wings, as these are separate stamps. The doves will look fabulous stamped, cut out and layered up.. as if being release from the Angel’s hands, and the circles will give a magical feel for an uplifting card or project. You can choose to use the word DARK above ANGEL if you are creating something a little darker, giving these stamps more versatility.


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



We’ll be back a little later with more new stamps previews! You won’t want to miss them!!


Hope to see you back here later today! There will also be gorgeous new inspiration from Sharon Traynor.

Helen & Mark xx


 

Mythical Mermaid Stamp Set | June Stamps Release

Hello! We are very excited to share more NEW stamps previews with you here on the blog today. If you love creating underwater projects then we think you will love our new ‘Mythical Mermaid’ set which (of course) contains our gorgeous mermaid stamp! Designed by Mark with an original sentiment by Helen…


mermaid stamp


We hope you love her! With the dolphins, shells, waves and bubbles, you’ll be able to create wonderful under the sea themed cards and mixed media artwork. If you already own our ‘Dare to Swim‘ stamp set, you can add in the sea weeds and fish too, as these sets mix and match really well!


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


We’ll be back a little later with more new stamps previews!

Thanks for visiting us here today.. hope you will pop back later!

Helen & Mark xx


 

Faery Magic Stamp Set | June Stamps Release

Hi there! We hope you had a great weekend and your week has started well! We are really excited to start our NEW stamps previews here on the blog today. If you love all things mystical and magical then we think you will love our first new set, it’s called ‘Faery Magic’ and contains a unique, enchanting and powerful fairy stamp, designed by Mark with an original sentiment by Helen, and some fabulous little stamps to build your magical scene…


Fairy stamp | Faery Magic | Visible Image


We hope you love her as much as we do!

Colour her with your pens or pencils.. or stamp her in black onto an inky background.. stamp her wings on velum or acetate, fussy cut and layer them up. The wings are separate stamps, so she can transform into a mythical Queen or powerful enchantress.. and you can use the wings on their own with your other stamps too! The creative possibilities are endless…


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


We’ll be back a little later with new Design Team inspiration from Jane, and tomorrow we will be back with new stamps preview #2.


Thanks for popping in today!

Helen & Mark xx