Memories + Moments | Special Scrapbook Page

Hi there! We have Jane here on the blog today with a fabulous scrapbook page for her memory journal featuring the gorgeous large flower stamps from our WHERE FLOWERS BLOOM set, SON + DAUGHTER definition stamps, and our fantastic INK SWIRLS stencil…


Hello it’s time to share my latest Visible Image design team project. Today I am sharing a “Moment” I have made for one of my physical journals “Jane’s Journal”. These are art journals which document many  of my life events and I haven’t made one for a long time. In April I celebrated my 60th birthday. I had thought it would be very low key with just my Hb and I going to RHS Wisley Gardens in Surrey. It was at the very beginning of life and places opening  up a little more after the 2nd Lockdown. Little did I know when we arrived at Wisley that not only would my daughter (who I had not seen for over 5 months) appear bearing birthday cupcakes but my son too, and they had been hatching this plan for months. It was just the best and most carefully orchestrated surprise and I was blown away (and yes I did shed a few tears of sheer joy!)

It really was the best of times and I needed to document it in my art forever.

I decided to choose this photo for my Moment which was taken when I first saw my children and we went inside the grounds, my 3 most important people.




Here’s what I got up to.


I added a light spray of distress ink to a sheet of water colour card



I then added some stenciling using the fab Ink Swirls stencil and kitsch flamingo and worn lipstick distress oxide inks.



I added it fairly randomly all over the page.



Next I stamped the son and daughter definitions stamps  into the top right and bottom left of the page.



I made a frame for my photo using alcohol inks and Yupo.



I die cut a rectangle from the Yupo and stuck my photo underneath.



I stamped the gorgeous memories sentiment from the Express Yourself set under where the photo would be.


Then I added some more stamping to the edges of my page and behind the frame using the Where Flowers Bloom set.


I purposely stamped using Versafine Clair ink so that the stencil showed through the stamping. If you don’t like this effect you would need to use Archival or another oil based ink which is more opaque. Or you could use a pure dye based ink like regular distress for the stenciling.



I also stamped and cut out a couple of the smaller flowers from Where Flowers Bloom  using a scrap of card coloured using Brushos.




Then it was time to assemble my page.



with a couple of close ups;











We have not been together with our children like this on a day out since they young and still lived at home. It really was a very special day and it lives on in Jane’s Journal.



Supplies


big flower stamps | grunge | cotton thread | love laugh bloom



son definition | sentiment stamp | card making



daughter definition | sentiment stamp | card making



clear stamps | inspiring quotes | sentiments | card making | art journaling



ink swirls stencil | background | pattern



Thanks so much for stopping by.

Bye for now,

Jane x




This is such a fabulous scrapbook page Jane, gorgeous colours and background and perfect stamps for the setting of your very special family get together too.  Thank you Jane ♡

 

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Hope you have a lovely Friday.

Helen & Mark xx



 

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





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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!

You will find more of Elisa’s awesome projects over on her blog.



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We will be back later with more gorgeous inspiration… and the first sneak peek of what’s coming next from us here at Visible Image!

Have a great Friday!

Mark & Helen xx




Good Times

Good Evening! We are back with more fabulous inspiration this evening..

Lynn Good is here with a gorgeous scrapbook layout…


Today I would like to share a layout that I have created for the Visible Image Design Team.





When I started this layout I had no idea what I was going to do but I did know I wanted to create using bright colours, so I have used water colour paper and randomly stamped around where my picture would be using the Imperfection is Beauty Stamp collection



I then decided I would fussy cut out some bright coloured flowers so I used another piece of water colour paper and created colour using Dylusions Ink Sprays and water



I added layers of colour drying in between and continually adding water and letting them take their own course.  Once I was happy with the colours I spritzed the whole piece with water and ran a roll of paper towel across it to pick up some of the colour and leave random whiter marks.


I have then stamped the flowers and fussy cut them out.


I have stamped the saying ‘Good Times’ from the No Regrets Stamp collection and embossed with Lindys Stamp Gang Embossing powder.  I didnt want straight edges so I have cut around the letters and placed onto my layout.





Here are some close ups:


I have defined the centre of the flowers with white and black paint pens


 




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Thanks for stopping by and until next time – Happy creating 🙂




Fabulous layout Lynn.. the flowers look gorgeous and it’s such a happy photo!
Thanks Lynn ♡

You will find more of Lynn’s fabulous projects over on her blog.



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Special Moments

Hello! Not long to go now until we close for the Christmas holidays for some much needed rest and lovely family time!

We have some wonderfully magical inspiration here on the blog for you today from Jane Tyrrell…



Today is my last design team inspiration piece for the year for Visible Image. The next time I am back with some Visible Image inspiration will be in January when we will be starting to showcase their totally awesome new stamps!


For today I thought that I would weave a little Christmas magic and share a final post of our wonderful Disneyland Paris trip with Daisy. This is the second art journal “Moment” I made to remember this magical holiday.


For this art journal Moment I chose to capture the memories of the Princess lunch we enjoyed…



We were visited by the gorgeous Cinderella, Rapunzel, Snow White and Belle..

           



Daisy was totally entranced and honestly believed we were in the company of the real deal. The princesses were so professional and treated our darling sweetheart like a real princess. They really took the time to talk to her, sign her autograph book, pose for photos and admire the Princess Anna dress she was wearing.



I decided to use the photo of Daisy with Cinderella for my focal for my Moment as think it shows the the pure joy on our little sweetheart’s face. I fussy cut it out as I wanted it to become part of the background



I added some infusions and distress oxide ink to my mixed media card to start to create a magical background. Salty Ocean is a great Cinderella colour, perhaps I might rename mine Cinderella Blue!


I added some gold ink through the Strobes stencil


to create some star bursts



I stamped and gold embossed the clock swirl from the Ahead of our Time stamp set several times




as a reminder of that moment in time with the Princesses.


I also stamped stars from Universal



 to add a little more magic



and also some celebratory bubbles using those from  the Dare to Swim stamp set




The 2 quotes I used were

‘Make a Wish’ from Own it!



and






So here is my finished Moment..





I hope that when Daisy is older she can look back and remember the day she met her real Princesses and remember the Moments I have stored for her in Jane’s Journal. You can see just how versatile Visible Image stamps and stencils are for everything, including art journalling and mixed media work. We made a wish and made memories which  really are,


“special moments that tell our story”


I have finished off  the last of my last Christmas makes. My crackers for Christmas 2017 are ready for the table and I will be back to share them very soon over on my blog.


Thanks so much for stopping by today and taking the time to leave your kind comments, especially at this very busy time of the year. I hope that you have nearly finished all your Christmas preps too.


Bye for now,
Jane x



Loving Daisy’s gorgeous face in these photos Jane… such a fabulously magical page capturing those precious memories! Than you for sharing it  ♡

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



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Disneyland Moments

Hello! We hope you have had a good start to the week. If you are here in the UK we hope you are staying warm in the cold weather we are having.. we really aren’t used to it!!

Jane Tyrrell is here to start another week of gorgeous inspiration here on the blog…




Good Evening, it’s time for my weekly dose of inspiration for Visible Image and for today and next week’s posts I am sharing 2 Moments I made for Jane’s Journal using their awesome stamps. They are Moments of our recent wonderful holiday in Disneyland Paris.


Such sweet memories of 5 days with our own Princess who loved the castle so much!




We were so lucky with the weather, despite being mid November we had a couple of days with bright blue skies and sunshine and at one point we were able to take our coats off.



I knew which of my photos I wanted to remember those days by and chose the one 1 took of the castle when were were sitting on the train which runs round the park. We took this the first afternoon we arrived. We had our cases taken to the hotel so we just walked straight into the magic of Disney.



This was taken just before dusk when the moon had risen in the sky. The sky gave off a pink tinge and there was a gorgeous golden glow in the air. It really felt magical.


I wanted to try to include all these memories in my Moment. So this is what I got up to..


To create the sky I first white embossed the moon and clouds from the Believe in Unicorns set



I gold embossed the cogs from the Somewhere in Time set around the edges of my page.




I then carefully and slowly built up the colours for the background using blues with a little pink distress ink. I wanted to try to mimic the sky that evening.




at the bottom of my page I added some golden hues.




The trees were bare and we could here a bird singing as we sat at the station in Fantasy land so I used my Tim Holtz die to cut a bird and branches to capture that memory.


I gave them lots of texture and colour with DecoArt texture sand and acryllic paints.


The pathway was made using the Geometric Maze stencil and gold embossing paste.




I used the sentiment from Where Dreams Take You, it was perfect for my Moment.



 I also stamped stars from the Rock Out set to the backing card for my photo.




It was then time to put my Moment together…





Here are some close ups..






and one final shot..




It really was such a magical time, made even more special by sharing it with our 4 year old granddaughter. I hope that one day when Daisy looks through Jane’s Journal she too will be able to remember that special time. Next Monday I will share the Cinderella Moment I made, again brought to life by the versatile Visible Image stamps.


Back soon.


Bye for now,
Jane x



A wonderful way to remember this special time forever Jane. Love how you have framed your fabulous photo with the torn edges too ♡

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



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Thanks for stopping by today.

Mark & Helen xx


 

Dare To Swim

Good Evening! Elisa Ablett is here on the blog today with a really beautiful scrapbook layout…



Hi everyone,


Elisa here from the design team for Visible Image with my next share for the month.


I wanted to showcase just how versatile the awesome stamps at Visible Image are by creating a multi dimensional mixed media layout featuring ‘Dare to Swim’ and ‘The Ripple Effect’ stamp sets.


To start with I stamped on Acetate with black Staz On Ink and fussy cut the images out and set them aside while I created my background.




The background colours and texture is created with Distress Ink Oxides, Distress stains and ART -C water brush pen.
I stamped ‘The Ripple Effect’ stamp on the background using the distress ink oxide ink pads masking half of the stamp off to create a half circle pattern. When you stamp them together they look like a wave!


Add some more stamping in black using the smaller bubble stamps from the Ripple Effect set across your page along with the fish from Dare to Swim.


Here are some close ups of the finer details!







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That’s it from me today, don’t forget to use your stamps on all sorts of different projects AND materials to get the most out of the stamps!


Don’t forget to leave me some love in comments 💜

Elisa



Amazing layout Elisa! Your sea is stunning.. Thank you ♡

You will find more of Elisa’s gorgeous projects over on her blog.



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We will be back tomorrow with ‘double’ fabulous inspiration from Pauline and Becca!


Enjoy your evening.

Mark & Helen xx



Cathi O’Neill’s Gorgeous Layouts


We are very sad to see Cathi O’Neill leave our Design Team,
and we want to share some of our favourite ‘Cathi creations’ from the last year…

Visible Image background stamps - Cathi ONeill

Visible Image stamps - Christmas Eve poem - Brick wall - vintage seasons greetings -Cathi ONeill

Once Upon A Time layout by Cathi

Visible Image stamps ripped fishnet layout by Cathi O'Neill



Visible Image stamps scrapbook page for Katie - by Cathi ONeill

Beautiful layouts for our girlies! They are up on their bedroom walls <3

Visible Image stamps - Scrapbook layout - Brick Wall - flowers - Cathi ONeill


Clown Layout - Cathi ONeill



And the gorgeous card Cathi created for Creative Stamping magazine…

Visible Image stamps - Create With Your Soul - Grunge Flourish - Cathi ONeill




Beautiful work <3


 

You will find Cathi’s blog HERE


Cathi has another exciting new DT position to add to her portfolio, and we know we will be working with Cathi again in the future 😉


Thank you for all your gorgeous work and your fantastic support, and we are lucky to now have you as a wonderful friend!


Mark & Helen xx



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