Don’t Judge | Mental Health Awareness

Good Evening! We are here with our last inspirational post for today. Martha is here with an amazing card featuring our NEW ‘Don’t Judge’ stamps, and a brilliant tutorial video too…


The new autumn stamps release by Visible Image is just amazing and so inspiring


mental health awareness stamps | mindfulness | don't judge


I love mix and match old stamps with the new one, and so I created this card with the focal point from the ‘Don’t Judge’ stamp set, a man silhouette and lot of sentiment stripes from this set and from the ‘Somewhere In Time’ set, all this sentiments are in the background but also strike the man who is maybe overwhelmed inside and outside, but…ehi…don’t judge ūüôā




Here the stamps and stencil used:


mindful stamps | mental health awareness | don't judge



smashed clock | stamp | time






courage | broken | live in the now | compassion | sentiment stamps



And here is the process video

 




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Wow this is such a fantastic card! Brilliant combination of stamps and some very clever stamping of the words! Your background and all your extra touches are awesome! Thank you for another really inspiring project and video Martha ♡

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Count Me In | Birthday Card

Hi! We have Judy Rozema up next on the blog today with a fantastic Birthday card featuring our awesome ‘Count Me In’ numbers stencil…


Hello friends!

Today I am sharing a card using a technique I learned from @understandblue at her October retreat. I have Brushos and Color Burst powders, but PaperArtsy Infusions are by far by favourite because of the walnut stain in each bottle.

I chose one of my favorite stencils from Visible Image, COUNT ME IN, and a sentiment from GO TO WORDS. I think they are perfect for each other!


numbers stencil | birthday sentiment | card


I used Magenta, Golden Sands, and a little Sunset Beach for my Infusions colors. You can see in THIS VIDEO, starting at 1:30 how this look is achieved.


For a little sparkle, I added some metallic thread along the bottom third of the card.

numbers stencil | birthday card | paperartsy infusions


Products Used:


sentiment stamps | must have | go to






We adore this card Judy, and you are so right this stencil is perfect for a Birthday card.. whatever the number might be! Loving this technique, your background is super stunning and the vibrancy of the yellow looks wonderful against it. Thank you ♡

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Helen & Mark xx

 

Typewriter Stamp | Stencilled Backgrounds

Hello and Happy Friday to you! We have lots of wonderful inspiration coming your way here on the blog today! First up is Giogiocraft with 2 brilliant cards featuring our typewriter stamp and sentiments from our ‘One Kind Word’ set on stencilled backgrounds…


typewriter stamp - stencils - card


I love old typewriter! Welcome to my new tutorial with Visible Image stamps: today I create a couple of simple cards using one of my favourite set One Kind Word.


I’ve made two versions, on white cardstock and using a book page:


typewriter stamp - stencil - handmade card



typewriter stamp



Tutorial:


Stamp on a piece of cardstock the typwriter from the set ‘One Kind Word’, stamp it also on scrap paper and cut it out.


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with this one mask the typewriter


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lay the stencil Geometric Maze and dab with a sponge several colours of Distress Oxides


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lift up the stencil


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add a sentiment, here I used the sentiment stamp set Own It!


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for the second card I used the stencil Count Me In 

and a sentiment stamp from the typewriter set


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Entwined Butterflies | Stencil

Good Evening, we have the very fabulous Ericka Strange here to inspire you this evening with a beautiful card featuring our entwined butterflies stencil with a gorgeous sentiment…


Happy Monday! Its been a little gloomy here lately so I thought I’d brighten things up in the craft room with this Visible Image Entwined Butterflies stencil and Distress Oxides.



I love Distress Oxide blending on Bristol Smooth paper because it is so easy to get a nicely blended background. For this quick card I used Distress Oxide in Squeezed Lemonade, Lucky Clover, Peacock Feathers, and Wilted Violet.


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Once the blending was done, I let it dry a bit so that I could heat embossed my sentiment without it sticking all over. I love this So Much Stronger Sentiment set from Visible Image and the fonts are so pretty.


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I stamped the sentiment in Versafine ink and heat embossed it. To finish the card I used some Black Nuvo Drops.


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Have a wonderful day and I hope you have a chance to make some sunshine!


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Supplies:


entwined butterflies stencil



sentiment stamps - friends are angels





Ericka your background is stunning, what beautiful blending. Gorgeous choice of sentiment to compliment the butterfly stencil too ♡

You will find more of Ericka’s inspiring cards over on her blog.



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Helen & Mark xx

 

Altered Chewing Gum Box | Stencils | Stamping

Hello and Happy Friday to you! Martha is here on the blog today with a fantastic project featuring lots of our stencils and stamping…

altered chewing gum box | stencils | stamping


I’m so happy to post my first project as a regular DT member at Visible Image
I love working in small scale, and so I ended up with an altered chewingum box



I’ve used lots of stencils:

Ink Swirls
Collision
Two Tone
Fibres
Strobes

and stamps:


Creative Chaos
Random Art of Kindness


and my loved gelli plate ūüôā



Below some details and the process video


 

 

 

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Martha what a brilliant idea! We love your altered boxes, they are so cute. Thank you for the wonderful inspiration and great video! ♡

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Listen to your Imagination | Lightbulb stamp

Good Morning! We have Macarena here on the blog today with a fabulous card featuring our light bulb stamp and our brilliant numbers stencil…




Oh no! Not bulbs again! ūüôā
I’m wondering what Freud would say about it…



Anyway, I’m not going to stop using them, lol.
This one was made for a Birthday of a very talented designer…
To keep it masculine I created an electric garden with bulb-flowers.
Yeah, it can be weird but I hope he likes it.



1. Embossed the background with a stencil.
2. Used the same stencil and a black paint to make the background.
3. Gave a touch of blue and green here and there.
4. Used the flower as leaves, colored it in green and cut out.








Used Visible Image products:





Wow! We love your electric garden! Your stencilled background looks awesome, and the light bulbs are so striking against it. Great mix of stamps to create your sentiment too! Thank you Macarena ‚ô°

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Have a great day!

Mark & Helen xx

 

Butterfly Stencil | Wall Art | Visible Image

Good Evening! Sharon Traynor is here on the blog today with a gorgeous piece of wall art created with our Butterfly Ink stencil and some time themed stamps…

Today I have some home decor for you in the shape of a picture that I made with some Visible Image stamps and a stencil. I hope this little project will make you look at your stamps and stencils in a different way so that you can create some art for your walls too.




This is such an easy make and as soon as you put it into a picture frame it focuses the eye into the little piece of art.


To make this:


Take some perspex and add some distress ink to it. Spritz with water and smoosh it down onto some white card. Dry the card with a heat tool, then mop up any inky drops left on the perspex and dry the card again.


Repeat the process and then on the last time you dry, add drops of water too.The card should end up looking something like this.


Now swap the distress ink for distress oxides in the same colours. Stamp the time swirl from the Ahead Of Our Time stamp set several times inking up different parts of the swirl with different colours of ink.


Repeat the process ( I ended up stamping it 3 times) and also stamp some of the birds from the same stamp set in random places too. Set aside to completely dry.


Once dried, attach the butterfly ink stencil over the top and ink through with clear versamark ink. Remove the stencil and heat emboss with a clear sparkly embossing powder.


Blend all over the card with black soot distress oxide ink. The sparkly embossing powder acts as a resist, and you can clean it up at the end by rubbing over it with a cloth.



Put it into a picture frame and proudly display it in your home. You can see from the 3 complete pictures that I have added to this post that it looks good against a black area, a white area or just displayed on top of a shelf/dresser.



Stamps and Stencil Used:


            


Other Supplies:

Distress Ink and Distress Oxide ink in the same colours (peacock feathers, picked raspberry, wilted violet), Versamark clear ink, WOW! clear sparkle embossing glitter, white card, picture frame.


Thanks so much for stopping by. I do hope to see you again soon.


Hugs,
Sharon xx




What a fabulous way to brighten up a wall Sharon! We love the time spiral inside the butterfly, it looks so cool, and that sparkle is stunning! Thank you ‚ô°

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


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Memories Tell Our Story | Guardian Angel Stamp

Hello! We have Stempelfrida here on the blog today with a gorgeous card featuring our Guardian Angel stamp with our beautiful ‘Special Memories’ sentiment…


It is with great pleasure to show you this card today. Because, …..after my 3-month guest design time at Visible Image¬†I was invited to join the main design team, hooray!!!!!!! From today on I will have a “Visible Wednesday” every other Wednesday for you, so to speak ūüôā


special memories sentiment stamp - guardian angel


I made the background for my card with the Gelli Plate and the Fibres stencil from Visible Image. In the middle it looks like there is no colour, but this is a trick: I used white acrylic paint there. It creates, for example, space for the text that I stamped with Versamark on it and embossed in black.












I stamped the angel from the set guardian angel with Memento and coloured it with Copics. Then I cut it out by hand. I did the same with the leaves. The drops on the leaves are Glossy Accents. On my background I added a few drops with Nuvo Drops. Some of them are translucent. At the edges I have torn off my background. The white dots on the card base are made with a marker.




Visible Image Supplies


Guardian Angel stamp


tree of life stamp


inspiring words quotes sentiment stamps


fibres - waves - underwater- stencil



Other Supplies

stamp pads: Memento tuxedo black, Versamark
embossing powder: Print Art detail black
Copics E00, E31, E55, E87, V01, V06, V09, BG10, BG23, BG15, BG49
Polychromos 101, 103, 132, 119, 133, 249, 180, 154, 156, 153, 155, 149
Signomarker white
Nuvo Jewel Drops: key lime
Nuvo Crystal Drops Gloss: blue babe
Glossy Accents



guardian angel stamp - special memories sentiment




Stempelfrida this is stunning! Your background looks amazing, we love how your gelli print came out! This sentiment is beautiful with our Guardian Angel stamp ♡  Thank you!

You can find more of Stempelfrida’s wonderful inspiration on her blog.



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Fairy Card | Visible Image Stamps

Hello! Heather Mitchell is here on the blog this evening with an amazing fairy card featuring our gorgeous Faerie Magic stamps…


Hello and happy Monday to you all…

I hope my make today provides a little inspiration for you.


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The Faerie Magic set is just adorable.  The main faerie stamp is fabulous but you also get all those little stamps which will be so handy on other projects.

When I get new stamps, I often just sit staring at it for a while to get the feel of it and see if inspiration pings me in the face.  I’d already made a couple of cards when I came up with this idea of having her half off the card with her wings all sparkly and floaty.  Unfortunately, I got totally immersed in the making and forgot to take step-by-step photos so for that I apologise… but I’ll talk you through it!


 

To start, trim some watercolour card to your chosen size and stamp the lovely lady using a Versamark embossing pad and Wow’s Ebony Supafine embossing powder.  Use a scalpel to trim around her top half and then stamp her again on some scrap paper to create a mask.  Fold the card in half and use low-tack masking tape to adhere the mask in place over her bottom half.

Using Distress Oxide ink pads (I used Worn Lipstick, Picked Raspberry and Seedless Preserves) blend the three colours together and place the Collision stencil over the masked image and the bottom of the card.  Again, using the oxide ink pads (this time I used Dusty Concord, Faded Jeans and Chipped Sapphire) blend over the pink hues, taking care around the mask before peeling away the mask and the stencil to reveal the flashes of colour.



Add some splatters of gold ink before colouring the faerie and her bubbles! ¬†Stamp some extra ‚Äėbubbles‚Äô in a mid-grey tone down the right of the card and then the stars and moon stamps in clusters before adding sparkle Stickles to the moon and stars and Wink of Stellar and glossy accents to the bubbles on the faerie.



The faerie‚Äôs wings were heat embossed on vellum using Wow‚Äôs ‚ÄėVanilla Sparkle Glitter and then adhered to a thick-ish acetate before trimming and securing into place. ¬†To finish, brush the card with an anti-static bag (as I found the embossing powder stuck like glue in places) and stamp the sentiment using the same Vanilla Sparkle Glitter as before.

And there you go!  

Here’s the two Visible Image products I used for this make…

Fairy stamp - wings - bubbles

 

Collision - stencil - string - rays


You’ll find lots of daily inspiration over in the Visible Image Facebook group, so pop on in, say hello (we’re a very friendly crew!) and share some of your makes!


Catch up again soon… H xx




This is such an awesome fairy card Heather! We love how our Faerie is rising up above the card, all powerful and magical, and her wings look fabulous! Thank you ♡

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


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Trust Your Madness | Quirky Card

Hi there! We have Lynda Hall on the blog today with a bright and quirky card featuring our ‘Trust Your Madness’ sentiment stamp…

 

Good Morning!


Today I am sharing a card I’ve made using the great¬†Stay Weird¬†stamp set. I wanted to create a simple yet funky card so opted for bright acrylic ink and distress ink, and created my background using the¬†Geometric Maze¬†stencil.



By masking off the wording around the little face in the centre of the sentiment stamp I was able to create lots of little embellishments- or people lost in the maze of madness!



To finish I added the sentiment stamp to bright yellow card and simply mat and layered to create a really fun finished piece that pops!




Products Used:


stay weird | sentiment | quote | stamp



geometric maze stencil



Have a good weekend!

Lynda

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This is such a great card Lynda! Love the maze background with this sentiment.. great combination! Thank you! ‚ô°

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


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Hope to see you back here soon!

Mark & Helen xx


 

You’ll Get Through This Storm | Sentiment Stamp

Hi there! Sharon Traynor is here with such a gorgeous and very clever card today featuring one of the uplifting sentiment stamps from our NEW ‘Look Forward With Hope’ stamp set…

you'll get through this storm - sentiment stamp

 


Well, I hope you have sunshine and not rain storms wherever you live. However, as soon as I saw the cloud and sentiment stamps in this Look Forward With Hope brand new stamp set by Visible Image I knew I wanted to make a card where beads move up and down threads like raindrops.

I’ve seen these cards around the internet and thought I would try to make one. I don’t know if I have made it correctly….but this is my take.

First blend some distress inks onto white card. Add the time tunnel stencil (my favourite!) on the top and blend though it with broken china distress ink. Move the stencil and blend again so that you have 2 swirls.

spiral stencil


Add a little iced spruce through the cosmic skies stencil.


galaxy sky stencil


Then stamp a few of the clouds with broken china ink.



Cut the panel to size, then add layers of shaker tape as shown below. Sandwich threads, with beads on them, between the layers of shaker tape, making sure that the beads can move freely.


TIP: Once the threads were in place I dusted the sides of the shaker tape with baby powder. This makes sure that there are no sticky patches on the sides.



Cut a white ‘frame’ panel for the front of the card and adhere it to the background. Heat emboss the central sentiment panel in silver embossing powder and attach that too. Attach the whole thing to a card blank.



On the inside stamp the sentiment and the image

 

Products Used:



sentiment stamps - uplifting - positive 

  spiral stencil


  galaxy sky stencil


Other Supplies:

Distress Oxide Inks (tumbled glass, broken china, iced spruce), Prism inks (canary yellow, orange zest), Versafine onyx black, Versamark clear, WOW! metallic silver embossing powder, shaker foam tape, thread, silver beads, white card, baby powder


That’s it from me for now. Thanks for stopping by and I really hope to see you again soon.

Hugs,
Sharon xx




We love this card so much Sharon! Such a perfect card design for this sentiment stamp.. thank you ♡

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


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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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Mark & Helen xx


 

Just Smile | Vibrant Card | Inky Flower Stamp

Hello! We are thrilled to welcome Ericka Strange to the blog with her first post as a Guest Designer! Ericka has created an absolutely stunning card with the beautiful inky flower stamp from our ‘Creative Chaos’ set…


I hope your day is going well, I’m so excited to share my first project as a Guest Designer for Visible Image. Let me just start by saying I’m a huge fan and I love their unique images and awesome sentiments! All the products blend so well together, inspiration is easy to find.



Ok on to my card


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I love this flower and this stencil is so fun to play with. I started out by blending Squeezed Lemonade Distress Oxide on Bristol Smooth paper. I added Mustard Seed Distress Oxide along the edge to make it a little darker. I placed the Collision Stencil and then blended Mermaid Lagoon Distress Oxide on top.


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I set the panel aside to dry and then stamped the inky flower stamp from Creative Chaos on Copic friendly paper and used RV91, RV63, RV55, and RV66 to color it in. I fussy cut around the flower portion and used a black marker to  color the edges of the image to give it a crisp look. I stamped the flower again on my blended panel in Versafine ink and clear heat embossed it. I wanted to make sure that all the beautiful details of the flower were still on my panel.


fussyflower



I used 3D Zots from Therm-o-web to adhere the flower on top of the stamped image to add dimension to the card. I also added additional stamped images from the Creative Chaos set along the edges using Mermaid Lagoon Distress Oxide and Blueprint Sketch Distress Ink.


placeflower



I added a sentiment from the So Much Stronger set and white heat embossed it on black cardstock. I love the scripty look and the sentiment is perfect.


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I adhered the sentiment with some foam tape and used clear droplets on the card as an extra embellishment.


flowersquare



Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful day!


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Supplies








Ericka this card has such a WOW factor! The pinks of the petals look beautiful against those zesty colours, and our collision stencil looks so striking! Thank you ♡

You will find more of Ericka’s inspiring cards over on her blog.



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Mark & Helen xx


 

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









 

Time.. to be happy again

Hello! Veerle Moreels is here on the blog today with an emotive card featuring our skulls and hearts stencil with an inspiring time themed quote…


How little can make you happy when creating?¬† One layer, two… nine? I think it’s already known that I’m not the girl of many layers. I’m also not the girl of loads of color or bright colors.¬† So yes, today I’m sharing yet another piece with loads of white, greys and blacks and just one pop of color. But Visible Image their stamps and stencils are strong enough to hold as little layers or colors and still stand out above loads of other stamps I have here at home.


So what did I put on my table?



Some greys, black, and that one pop of red that I love so much in combination with my greys and blacks ^.^ And of course words, the perfect words for my image <3





How it was made?

You start by masking of the shape of a heart. Not hard at all to make your mask as you can just go and trace the heart using the stencil.

Then I layed down a layer of grey watercolor… can’t go without my watercolors can I ^.^

Then remove the mask and lay down your stencil to brush on a thin layer of grey which will have your stencil appear in the background.  Gradually built up on the black the closer you get to your heart.

You then color in your heart in red… and finish it off with some glossy accents before you put down the words…



Products Used:








Fantastic card Veerle, that pop of red is perfect. Thank you ♡

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Escape with Music | Skull & Headphones Stamps | Visible Image

Hi! Thanks for visiting our blog. Pauline Butcher is here with some music themed inspiration today, featuring our skull and headphones stamps…


Hi there,

I’m here to share a little bit of ‘Visible Image’ love!

Today my card is aimed at all the music lovers out there, and it’s very simple to achieve.

 

 

 

The products used on this card are:








I started with a 5 1/4″ square piece of linen card-stock, placed the stencil onto the card and through it I blended ¬†Salty Ocean, Picked Raspberry and Mustard Seed Distress Inks, overlapping them to make other colours.

On a white piece of card I stamped the skull, and the headphones with Onyx Black Versafine ink, then fussy cut them. Then, on another piece of white card, I stamped the headphones again but this time with Versamark, and heat embossed with Wow Persian Indigo embossing glitter. I fussy cut this too. I placed the embossed headphones on top of the black ones, cutting away bits I didn’t¬†want. I also coloured another bit of card, using the same distress inks, but in reverse, stamped the sentiment, and cut out each letter.



I stamped some of the music notes and sound waves onto the backing card, added the skull and headphones using 3D glue gel, then added stickles for that extra sparkle.

Hugs,
Pauline xxxxx 



What a brilliant combination! Loving the skull with those vibrant colours and flower stencil.. Thank you ♡

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Butterfly Stencil | Script Stamp | Visible Image

Hi there! We have Heather Mitchell here on the blog to inspire you with an awesome card featuring our inky butterfly stencil…


Hello everyone…


A quick blog post from me today using the gorgeous Butterfly Ink stencil from Visible Image.




I’ve made a smooshed background using Picked Raspberry, Worn Lipstick, and Spun Sugar Distress Oxide ink pads and spritzed it slightly with water to oxidise the ink and create a speckled pattern.

With the background made, I‚Äôve then taped the stencil in place and using Oxide Ink Pads again to create a wonderful, bright warm spicy colour to which I‚Äôve stamped the ‚Äėstem‚Äô detail from Random Art of Kindness using an Archival Distress ink pad in Barn Door



What I’ve done then is sprayed Distress Resist Spray over the butterfly before applying the text stamp from Scripted Streets.  The resist spray stops me getting more ink on the butterfly but it also gives it a lovely sheen once dry.



The sentiment, from Imperfection is Beauty, has been stamped in black ink and then, using a stamping platform, been heat embossed in a gorgeous silver colour.  The design has then been finished by matting it onto silver card and then onto a 6×6″ card blank.


And that’s it today.  A simple one from me for this week’s DT inspiration and here’s the Visible Image products I’ve used for this card…








 

That’s all from me this week… catch you again soon.
H x




Loving this! The stencil looks amazing, fantastic stamping inside it and your background is awesome too!  
Thank you ‚ô°

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Metamorphosis | Butterfly Stamps | Visible Image

Hello! Wow it is over a month since we blogged last.. so sorry for neglecting you! Sometimes life just gets in the way and something has to give.. but, we are back and we have so much inspiration to share with you over the coming days and weeks! Pauline Butcher is kicking things off with a gorgeous card featuring our new Butterfly stamps, Visible Image style…

Hellooo,
 
It’s time for me to share something I’ve created using the¬†Wings of Change¬†stamp set and the¬†Fibres¬†stencil.





My background was a piece of white card, with the brightest colours of Distress re-inkers dripped down it. When it was dry, I placed the Fibres stencil on my background and, using a palette knife, I put Liquitex heavy gel medium through. While it was drying, I stamped the butterflies onto another piece of white card, using Versafine onyx Black ink, fussy cut them, then coloured them with Distress Inks. I then stamped the sentiment onto a piece of pink card, and fussy cut that too.

 


 


I blended blue ink over the dry gel medium, to tone the colour down a little, added the butterflies and sentiment using 3D glue gel. To finish, I added some highlights with a white gel pen, and some stickles onto the wings for a touch of sparkle.




Products Used:






Hugs,
Pauline xxxxx 




Your background is awesome Pauline! And our butterflies look fabulous 3D’d! Thank you¬†‚ô°

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Mark & Helen xx


 

Her Spirit Was Strong

Hello! It’s a rainy day here in Wales, so Jane’s latest inspiration is just perfect for today! Featuring our sassy rain lady and Dream Big quote, this card has a fabulous inky feel with a touch of sparkle…


Good Afternoon,


January always seems to be a long month. Christmas seems long ago and spring still seems a long way away.As I walked down to Dotty’s Teahouse in the High Street of Carshalton, I decided to look for some sparkle and shine and even on such a dull, dreary day I spotted some of Mother Nature’s sparkle and shine on the plants;


rain sparkling on the winter aconite..



on the plucky viburnum flowers..



and on new shoots..




So for this week’s design team inspiration, I went with the sparkling rain theme using the fab¬†Sparkle in the Rain stamp set


silhouette - lady - umbrella - stamp

 

The background is a stencilled ink one using the Grungy Union Jack stencil


grungy - uk flag - stencil - union jack



I added some distress oxides to my card




then stenciled salty ocean and squeezed lemonade oxides through the stencil


 




These photos are quite dark you will see the true colours in my finished photos.


 


I stamped the rain in blue Archival ink



and then I added my lady by embossing her in blue and also stamping the quote ‘Dream Big’


dream big - quote - stamp



dream big - card



You can see that I masked and split the words. The top words are stamped and embossed in black, and the unrivalled in green glitter






Our Christmas/Winter challenge on Facebook runs until the end of January, a couple of weeks left to make something and be in with a chance of winning the £40 voucher to spend! The winner is selected by random so everyone has an equal winning chance.



Back soon.


Bye for now,

Jane x




Gorgeous  inspiration Jane, thank you ♡
Our lady looks fabulous embossed in that pale blue, all shiny against the matt of the oxides in the background. The sparkle of the sentiment really finishes it off perfectly!

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Angel Stamp

Good Evening! Sharon Traynor has some beautiful inspiration for you today, featuring our gorgeous Angel stamp and Strobes stencil with lots of glitter…


Hi!

I’ve gone all sparkly today! Well…. it is getting pretty close to the ‘Sparkly Season’ isn’t it?


angel - Christmas card



I couldn’t resist making a card full of glitter and sparkle because the theme for this months challenge in the Visible Image FaceBook Group is ‘Make it Sparkle’.¬† We love you to share the gorgeous things you make with your¬†Visible Image stamps¬†with us in that group, and there is great prize for the winner. So, if you haven’t requested to join that group yet…..what are you waiting for? Head over and join in with us.


I have 2 versions of this card to show you, one where the angel is black and one where the angel is white. I’d love to know which one you like the best.


This is a 6 second video showing the sparkles:



Here’s the details for this card …

 
Texture comes from the card stock that I used: Hopsack card for the base and linen for the angel.


Techniques used:

  • The double Glitter Technique
  • Ink Blending
  • Heat Embossing



Stamps and Stencil Used:


     angel stamp        hands stamps


   strobes - rays - stencil


A step-by-step for this card


Die cut a circle in a piece of A5 hopsack card and blend distress inks from the lightest around the circle to the darkest at the outside edges.

Let this completely dry then heat emboss the Angel word in white embossing powder.

Stamp the circles from ‘You Are Not Alone’ in Picket Fence, Broken China and Chipped Sapphire distress inks.

Die cut some double sided adhesive sheet with the same large circle die. Remove one side of the backing and centre the ‘Strobes’ stencil onto it. Take the blue glitter and pour some onto the stencil and work it into the adhesive with your fingers. Remove the stencil and add the white glitter to the adhesive sheet in the same way.

angel stamp - card



Die cut a small circle into the centre of the adhesive sheet – small enough to be hidden behind the angel, but large enough to take some foam squares.

Stick the ombre background onto a card blank and then remove the other part of the double sided adhesive sheet and adhere that into the opening.

Heat emboss the angel image onto linen card stock with a sparkly black embossing powder and fussy cut it out. Stick 3d foam pads to the back so that they stick to the card and not the glitter.



Here is an alternative version with the angel in white..

angels stamp - white embossing



Other Supplies Used:

Spellbinders Circle Dies (large), Distress Inks (tumbled glass, broken china, faded jeans, chipped sapphire, picket fence), Versamark clear ink, WOW! embossing powders (opaque bright white, black twinkle embossing glitter), double sided adhesive sheet, white and blue glitters, foam squares.
For the white angel I used WOW! Sparkling Snow embossing glitter. Papermill Direct Hopsack and Linen card.

 

Don’t forget to let me know which version you like best… the white angel or the black one.

Hugs,
Sharon xx




Wow! What incredible cards! Thank you Sharon, they are so super sparkly and utterly gorgeous! ♡ We love them both.. it is far to hard to choose a favourite!

You will find more of Sharon’s inspiring cards over on her blog.

 

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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!


background stamps and stencils - street dance



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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You’re Not Alone.. on Halloween

Good Evening! We have more Halloween inspiration for you tonight. Pauline Butcher is here with her latest card featuring our Skull Shadow and Dark Hearts stencils…

Hello my friends,
 
This week there has been spooky goings on in my craft room. As Halloween is here, I’ve made a scary card using a couple of the awesome Visible Image Stencils, just to show that you can use a stencil for a foreground image.
 



skull stencil - Halloween card



The stencils I have used for this card are:

 

Skull Shadow stencil


skull stencil



Dark Hearts


skull hearts stencil



and I used some of the words from You Are Not Alone stamp set


hand stamps  - you are not alone



I placed the Dark Hearts stencil, onto a piece of white card, and went through it with some black embossing paste using a palette knife, I removed the stencil, then added some sparkly black embossing powder to the wet paste, and heated it up using a heat tool, I added some colour to this, using a brush, and some Decoart liquid acrylics, making a watery wash, over the embossing. I then made drips of thick red paint, to look like blood, ohhhhh how gory !!!!
 



skull stencil - crackle paste



Taking the Skull Shadow stencil, and a piece of white card, I traced the main image, and fussy cut it. Using the Pentart Crackle, which is a two part crackle, I coated the skull with a thin layer of the primer, and dried with my heat tool, I then added a thick layer of the Crackle paste, and again dried it with my heat tool, the crackles are amazing!

I used more Decoart liquid acrylic paints, adding water for a light wash, and coloured thee skull, using red around the teeth. When it was dry, I shaped it, and added it to some black card with 3D glue Gel, then cut around the card, leaving a small border.




I heat embossed the sentiment onto black card, with red powder, but it didn’t show up, dohhhhh, so I drew around the letters with a white pen (I don’t like to waste anything, lol )

 

 


This last photo shows all the dimension, ohhhh and I found an eerie eye in my stash, and added it for a bit of drama!!!!!


Thanks for visiting today.


Hugs,
Pauline xxxxx




This is a superb card Pauline! We are loving that crackle, it looks amazing on our skull stencil! Incredible depth! And that eye…!!! Thank you¬†‚ô°

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Ray of Light Stamp

Hi there! Heather Mitchell is here on the blog with some amazing inspiration featuring our ‘Into The Woods’ stamps with our ‘Strobes’ stencil and the ‘Ray of Light’ stamp from our NEW ‘Set The Tone’ background stamps set…

 

Hello everyone

The weather has taken a definite chillier turn in the past few weeks, and I for one just love the Autumn.  The darker, cosier nights, the smell of a log fire and the excuse to hibernate in your craft room in your PJ’s when you get in from work!

Near me, there is a beautiful Maple tree and I just love the reds, oranges, golds and yellows it’s showing at the moment and it inspired me to make today’s make…


autumn sky - forest stamps - rays stencil

 

In amongst the new October releases from Visible Image, is a fabulous background set of stamps, Set the Tone and I know we’re going to be firm favourite!  I had the idea to make an Autumnal sunset using the ray of light stamp (that’s what I’ve been calling it anyway!) and the Strobes stencil.


rays of light stamp - stencil


After making the background (using Distress Oxide Ink Pads), I‚Äôve used the Strobes stencil to add a subtle sunbeam effect before using the ray of light stamp with gold embossing powder. ¬†The ‚Äėsun‚Äô, also heat embossed in gold, is the circular ink splat from the Organics set. ¬†To add finer detail, I‚Äôve used the polka dot stamp (also from Set the Tone) randomly around the sun and it‚Äôs beams.



To add depth to the scene, I’ve stamped the first stamp using a grey colour and I love that it’s stamped a bit mottled as I feel it add to the effect.  The rest of the stamps are all in black and I used a stamping platform for these as I didn’t want to run the risk of it not stamping correctly!



To finish, I’ve sponged grey and black inks around the edges and matted it onto both a Marigold colour and black card before adhering to a card blank.  I decided not to add sentiment to the card as I didn’t think it needed one… I love it just the way it is!

 

Here’s a look at the Visible Image products I’ve used for this make:


rays of light - two tone - background stamps



forest - tree - stamps



organic - ink splats - stamps




See you again soon,

H xx


 

Leave Your Fears Behind

Hi there! We hope you have had a good week. Jane Tyrrell is here with some fantastic Halloween crafting inspiration today…

Good Afternoon

We are well into our monthly challenge over in our Facebook group, where the theme is Autumn colours. You can join in the fun here!

I am sharing my penultimate Visible Image Halloween tag today.


I used the fab Skull Shadow stencil 


skull stencil



Now those who know me well know that I am not a particularly “skull” devotee in my crafting but at Halloween even I love the fun of this imagery.


I wanted my skull to be peeping out from a spooky tree background and so I used 2 of the stamps from the
Organics set.


organic - inky - background stamps



and the tiny tree and leaves from Create it


background stamps - tree- cat - cracks



I wanted my leaves to turn to birds…. a spooky twist, so I also used the birds in flight from the¬†Ahead of our Time set


clockwork orange - dr who - stamps



For the base of my tag I used mustard seed and carved pumpkin distress inks






I then stencilled on my skull using black soot distress ink




I stamped my elements and added the quote from Leave Your Fears set


leave your fears behind - stamps - crow


which I cut up and distressed.



Here is my finished tag…


halloween crafting - tag - skull stencil



with some close ups…









Remember to add your “Autumn colours” Visible Image creations over in our Facebook group,¬†it will be great to see them.



Enjoy the October sunshine and the glorious colours that are surrounding us.


Thanks for stopping by today, and for the kind comments you take the time to leave me.


Bye for now,

Jane x




Another brilliant Halloween tag Jane! Our Organics stamps make great spooky branches! We love it! Thank you ‚ô°

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Skull Stencil – Halloween Crafting

Hi there! Happy Friday! Lisa Taggart is here with some awesome Halloween inspiration today featuring our Skull stencil and ‘Leave Your Fears Behind’ stamps, a perfect combination…


Hello,


I’m here with a Halloween theme using some of my favourites from Visible Image.



skull stencil - halloween card



I’ve used alcohol inks on to heavy yupo paper from Ranger. I’ve stamped using Versa fine ink in onyx black. My ink pad isn’t as juicy as it used to be so it works a little better. I’ve also continued to use an alcohol blending marker and co ordinating colours of my spectrum noir alcohol markers. These are good for highlighting areas and adding extra colour.


The awesome stencil is:


skull stencil



The stamp set is:


leave your fears behind - crow - tree - stamp

 

I began by laying down the paler colours. I placed the stencil on top and sponged darker inks through. I also sprayed alcohol in places. It gives a great effect.



I went over the edges with black and highlighted parts in white.



I used the black and white again on the tree along with some a light brown marker. I tried to create reflections at the bottom to a water area. I also used part of the stamp to create extra wooded areas.



I love purples and yellow together.


Till next time

Lisa xx




Wow! What an incredible project! The purples and yellows do look so good together and the texture is phenomenal! Our skull stencil looks amazing! Thanks Lisa ♡

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Mark & Helen xx


 

Lose Yourself in Dance

Good Evening! We hope you are having a lovely Sunday. Pauline Butcher is here with some fabulous inspiration created with our NEW ‘Hip Hop Girls’ dance stamps today…

Hi there,

 

I’m sharing a card I’ve made using some awesome new Visible Image¬†stamps,¬†along with a couple of superb stencils.





The background is achieved by blending Mustard Seed and Salty Ocean Distress Inks. On the top part I placed the¬†‘Collision Stencil’, and blended through with Picked Raspberry Distress Ink, and on the bottom part, I used the¬†‘Distorted Chess’¬†stencil, and blended through with Blueprint Sketch Distress ink.


 

I stamped 2 of the three dancers from the¬†‘Hip Hop Girls’¬†stamp set, using Versafine Smokey Grey ink, and the third dancer I stamped using Versafine Onyx Black ink. I made some shadows using the Blueprint Sketch ink, to ground the girls, then with a gold pen I added some details to the girls, and highlighted around them with a white pen. Using a quickie glue pen, I highlighted the top stencil lines, and added glitter to it. To finish off, I added Black glitter to the front dancer, and stamped and fussy cut the sentiments.


Products Used:


Hip Hop Girls Stamp Set


dance stamps - hip hop girls



Collision Stencil


collision of light - laser - stencil



Distorted Chess Stencil


distorted chess stencil

 

I am hosting a Workshop in Warwick on Sunday 14th October, 10am – 4pm, 3 projects, ¬£25 per person, if you want further details, contact me via Facebook, or by email: [email protected]

 


Thanks for popping in.


Hugs,
Pauline xxxxx



This is such an awesome card Pauline! You have created such depth by using different ink for the dancer in the forefront! Great shadows and we’re loving the laser show on the stage! Thank you¬†‚ô°

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




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a touch – a feeling – a heartbeat

Good Evening! We are back with more NEW stamps inspiration today! Pauline Butcher has got her hands on our amazing new hands stamps. This stamp set has such a powerful message, and Pauline has portrayed it brilliantly in her amazing card…

Hello,

It’s time for me to share a card I’ve made using some awesome Visible Image products.

This week, I’ve used another of the brand new stamp sets, along with a new ‘must have’ stencil.

 

hand stamps - a touch - a feeling - a heartbeat
 


My background was achieved using Ink Sprays on Shaving foam. I made a circular design, before taking my print. When it was dry, I stamped the hands from the¬†You are not Alone’¬†stamp set, using a Versafine Black Ink pad. I decided that they didn’t show up enough, so I stamped them again onto a piece of white card, coloured them using Clean Color watercolour brush pens, and fussy cut them.
 


a touch - a feeling - a heartbeat
 


Before adding the cut out hands to my background, I stamped the fabulous circles, making sure the smaller one contained the ends of the fingers. I took the sentiments one by one, and gently bent them on my stamping block, to coincide with the circle marks (made by the shaving foam), and stamped them in black, highlighting them with a white pen.

I felt the two opposite corners needed something, so I used dotty side of the very useful new stencil called Two Tone, and blended through it with pink and yellow Distress Inks. The final touch was to add the hands with Pinflair 3D glue gel, and added some glitter to the circles in the middle.


Products Used:


hand stamps - you are not alone - visible image


two tone stencil


Thanks for your visit.


Hugs,
Pauline xxxx




Wow this is stunning Pauline! Your background works wonderfully with these stamps, and the stencilling definitely finished your amazing card perfectly! 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.



geometric - two tone - stencils


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).


pointing hand stamp


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.


Ghost Print


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


strobes - rays - stencil - visible image



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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Mark & Helen xx


 

Under The Sea

Hello and Happy Weekend to you! We hope you have something fabulous planned! We have lots of gorgeous inspiration coming your way here on the blog. First up is Jane Tyrrell with a gorgeous under the sea themed card featuring our awesome seahorse stamp…

Hello, I’m here with my weekly design team make for Visible Image and I thought it was a good time to share a card I made earlier in the year which was in the June edition of Making Cards magazine. Myself, Pauline and Sharon from the DT made projects with a red, white and blue colour scheme and used the Create Your Calm¬†stamp set:

seahorse stamp - under the sea



I made an alcohol ink sea inspired background




I added some blue archival ink through the Fibres stencil:


fibres - under the sea - stencil



I wanted some seaweed for my seahorse to hide in (they are very shy creatures you know¬†ūüėä) and added some red seaweed using the¬†Dare to Swim¬†stamp set:

jellyfish stamp - visible image





I stamped and red embossed the seahorse twice and fussy cut one out.




I stamped out the sentiment and added glossy accents to the bubbles to add some dimension.




I also stamped and white embossed the jelly fish and added glitter and glossy accents to them too.





and the inside of the card continued the red, white and blue theme too.




So here is my finished card…

under the sea themed card



September is here and the nights are beginning to draw in. I find that my colour palette changes so much with the seasons so expect to see something more autumnal inspired next week.

Thanks so much for stopping by and for all the kind comments that you take the time to leave. Enjoy your weekend.


Back soon.


Bye for now,
Jane x




Stunning card Jane… it looked fabulous in the magazine. Your background has such a wonderful feel to it, perfect for our underwater beings!  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 !!!!
 



plaque inspired by stephen kings it - paper boat stamps
 
 


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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Queen of Rainbow Hearts

Hi there! We have some fabulous Wonderland inspiration for you today from Sharon Traynor who is featuring our ‘Dark Hearts’ stencil with our super sassy Queen of Hearts stamps…


Hello there.¬† I hope you are all well. I’m having a bit of a holiday at the moment as I have my two girls, son-in-law, 3 grandchildren and 2 step-grandchildren staying with me. It’s lovely to have them all here and I adore being able¬†to spend some quality time with them all in the sun, although I admit that¬†I’ll be a little exhausted when they go back home and will miss them so much. But for now it is beach, swimming, water parks and zoomarine fun all the way.

So today’s card is a quickie to make. I thought I’d reverse the focus of the colours on this card so that the image is classic gold embossing on white card, and the background is a riot of rainbow colour. And I also wanted to show that these Wonderland stamps look fabulous even without colouring them. So you do not have to be a really good colourist to make a card with these brilliant images.

Of course I’m using¬†the fantastic stencil from Visible Image called¬†Dark Hearts and teaming it with the wonderful¬†Queen of Hearts.


skull and hearts stencil - queen of hearts stamp



I used several colours of dye inks blended to make a rainbow background, then I added the stencil and inked through it with black ink. The stencil lines up perfectly so that you can extend it to make a rectangular background as I have done here. Then I simply heat embossed the sentiment, heart and queen of hearts image, and I popped them up on foam pads.


Products Used:


queen of hearts stamp - visible image



skull and hearts stencil - visible image



Other Supplies:


Hunkydory Prism Inks (red chilli, orange zest, canary yellow, rainforest green, blue lagoon, purple velvet, midnight black) Ranger Perfect medium clear ink, Stampendous detail gold embossing powder, 3d foam pads, white card.


That’s it from me for now. Thanks for stopping by and I really hope to see you again soon.


Hugs,
Sharon xx




Alice in Wonderland – Preview #7

Hello there! We are so excited to show you the penultimate preview from our Wonderland release! Our NEW Alice in Wonderland stencils…

‘Tea Party’ and ‘Dark Hearts’ stencils ‚ô°





These stencils are the perfect addition to our Wonderland collection! The tea party stencil is a brilliant background for our Mad Hatter, and of course for all tea and coffee lovers too! ‘Dark Hearts’ looks fabulous behind our Queen of Hearts, and will be loved by anyone drawn to skulls!


You can pre-order our Wonderland release tomorrow.. Friday, July 20th!


We‚Äôll be sharing the final preview later today and we are beyond excited to share this NEW character! Who could it be…???



Have a great day!

Mark & Helen xx




Stay Beautiful

Hello! Happy Weekend to you! We have 3 doses of awesome inspiration coming your way here on the blog today! First up is Heather Mitchell with a fabulous card featuring our strobes stencil…


Hello, hello, hello…

Feels like I’ve been away a while as I was so ridiculously busy and then it all came to stop after I managed to damage my neck/shoulder in some way.  It’s so irritating (and painful) and I’m just bored of it all now!!

Anyway, a bit of gentle crafting never hurt anyone and it’s a superb way for everyone to relax so that’s what I’ve been doing.  Unfortunately with all this spare time, I’ve been watching a lot of You Tube tutorials and my product wish list has tripled in size! Haha!

Enough of my chatting… today’s make is pretty simple.  Just a stencil and stamps and it was super quick to make.



I’ve used the Strobes stencil on watercolour card to create the main focal point, mixing modelling paste with acrylic paint to make a calming grey colour.  Having left it to air dry overnight, I then heat embossed the largest stamp from Rays of Light set in gold onto vellum. This vellum was one I found recently and already has a gold print on it but I love the pattern created… almost like a mini How Fragile image!



The simply stamped sentiment comes courtesy of Into the Woods and Life is Beautiful and has been attached using foam dots.



I was going to heat emboss the ‚ÄėSparkle‚Äô sentiment on it‚Äôs own but felt the card needed some texture so added Infusion powder in Raspberry for a splash of colour.

To finish, I’ve matted the watercolour card onto raspberry and black card before giving the inside of the card a bit of interest by adding  strip of colour along the side.



A really simple card but I love it!


The Visible Image products used on this card are…


Strobes


Rays of Light


Life is Beautiful


Into The Woods


Don’t forget to check out what the other designers have been up to!  There are, as always, some truly stunning makes on the blog.


See you again soon!

H x




Wonderful card Heather, stencil looks amazing and we love what you did with the sentiment! ♡

You will find more gorgeous inspiration from Heather’s over on her blog.



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Enjoy your Saturday.

Mark & Helen xx


 
 

Stronger

Hello! Wow it’s Friday already.. where did the week go?! Hope yours has been good. Elisa Ablett is here with some awesome inspiration for you featuring our Take My Hand stencil…


Hi everyone,

Elisa here from the design team for Visible Image with a bright mixed media tag.


The background was created using a distress tool, smoothing the black ink through the new
‘take my hand’ stencil over your painted background.


I have also added touches of primary elements – Gold Mica powder to the distress tool and smoothed the mica powder over edges and some parts of the painted area of the tag.


I have also stamped and coloured in the eye and then punched it out with a circle punch, and then used 3d foam mounting tape to mount the eye over part of the hand.


Stamp and colour your title ‘Stronger’ with mica powder and then add to your tag.



hand stencil - stronger - tag - Visible Image

 

Here are some close ups –


 



Products Used:


Take My Hand stencil


hand stencil - visible image



Into The Woods stamp set


stronger - stamp - visible image



In Your Hands stamp set


hands with eyes - stamp - visible image





Awesome tag Elisa! Love the gold against that vibrant blue ♡ Thank you!

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


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Mark & Helen xx


 
 

Make Your Story Incredible

Hello! We are back with more awesome inspiration today! Lisa Taggart is here with a mixed media musical piece featuring our ‘Sax it Up’ and ‘Count Me In’ stencils with one of our latest inspiring quote stamps…


Hello again friends it’s Visible Image day with some new release stencilling fun!



Make Your Story Incredible - sax stencil - visible image



Here’s the new stencils:


Sax it Up


jazz - sax - stencil - visible image



Count Me In


numbers stencil - visible image



The new sentiments:


Voices In Your Head


quirky quote stamps - visible image



And of course some of my old favourites!


Scripted Streets


inky script - map - background stamp - visible image



Ink Splats


ink splat stamps - visible image



I used my A4 gel press along with a few colours of Amsterdam acrylic paint. This was brayered on, the number stencil placed down, lifted and a print taken. The imprint of the stencil also gave me the frame.

Next using dark purple acrylic paint and using the sax player stencil I laid this over my print and stencilled on top.


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I went over the edge with a white pen.


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I highlighted the frame in white and added some extra colour to the background using pastel pencils. I then stamped the circles in white.


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I edged the outer frame doddle style using black pen and stamped some script randomly.


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Finally I stamped and mounted the sentiments in complimentary card.


I dedicate this to my son Ben who graduates this summer with an honours degree in Fine Art. Very proud! Incredible indeed!

Lisa xx




This really is incredible Lisa! So vibrant and full of texture! Thank you ♡
Congrats to Ben.. amazing achievement!

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



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Counting Butterflies

Hello! Hope you are having a lovely weekend. We have 3 inspiring projects to share here on the blog today, we’re kicking off with a brilliant card by Sharon Traynor featuring our gorgeous inky butterfly stencil…


Hi! Today I’m adding a little sparkle into your lives with an inky little number that uses a couple of gorgeous Visible Image¬†stencils and a stamp, plus loads of twinkly embossing powder and sprinkling of¬†glamour dust. (Scroll down for a photo that really captures the sparkle).

One thing I love to do with stencils it to layer them on top of each other to create a bit of added interest and additional pattern. This wonderful butterfly stencil is perfect for that technique because it has a large open area.



inky butterfly stencil - numbers stencil - visible image



Here’s how I made this card:

Wet a piece of watercolour paper, then using the Tim Holtz Distress Marker Spritzer, spritz distress markers to make the background and dry with a heat tool. Attach the ‘Butterfly Ink’ stencil and blend through the stencil with mustard seed distress ink. Attach the ‘Count Me In’ stencil over the top and blend through both stencils with spiced marmalade.

Remove all the stencils. Drawing freehand,¬†draw around the outside edge of the butterfly with a white opaque pen and then use a black pen outside the white line. Draw around the outside of the numbers in the butterfly with candied apple, then add detail glue inside the numbers and sprinkle with glamour dust. (I’d forgotten that I still had glamour dust until I was rooting through my stash the other day!)


Add a few ‘veins’ to the background by painting them in with a paintbrush using tarnished brass distress stain.

Ink a small piece of card with the same colours as the background, stamp and heat emboss the sentiment before fussy cutting it out.

Create 2 sparkly mats for the sentiment and the main image by inking the outside edges with versamark clear ink and then heat embossing with a sparkly black embossing powder.


Stamps and Stencils Used:


(please click on the picture to be taken direct to the stamp set in the online store):


butterfly stencil - visible image         numbers stencil - visible image

rays of light stamp set - visible image

Other Supplies:

Watercolour Card, Distress Markers (mustard seed, carved pumpkin, dried marigold, abandoned coral, picked raspberry, candied apple, black soot), Distress Inks (mustard seed, spiced marmalade, picked raspberry), Distress Stain (tarnished brass), TH Distress Marker Spritzer, white opaque pen, detail glue, glamour dust, versamark clear ink, Wow! black twinkle embossing powder.


I hope you liked this inky offering from me today, and I really hope to see you again soon.

Hugs,
Sharon xx




Love this! Thank you Sharon! These 2 stencils work brilliantly together and that sparkle is beautiful ♡

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



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Mark & Helen xx




You Inspire Me

Hello! We have Lanette Erickson here on the blog this evening with an amazing and very ‘eye catching’ card created with our brilliant Eye stencil….


Hello All!

Today it is my turn to share & hopefully inspire you here on the Visible Image Blog, so today I thought I would share a quick card that I created for a dear friend of mine, hopefully it will inspire you half as much as she inspires me….



eye stencil - visible image



Visible Image Products Used:


Eye Contact Stencil


eye stencil - visible image



Choose Happiness Stamp Set


choose happiness - happy quote stamps - visible image


I really love this stamp set & stencil! This latest release is amazing!!



So now lets take a closer look at my card….






Now make sure you stop by and join the fun over in our Visible Image Facebook Group!


Thank you so much for stopping by today!
I hope that I have inspired you in some way!




Incredible card Lanette! Those vivid colours are awesome and our eye stencil looks amazing! Thank you ♡

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



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Thanks for visiting our blog today. Enjoy your evening!

Mark & Helen xx

 

 

Baby Congratulations Card

Hello! We hope you are having a lovely weekend. We are back from a few days away in Edinburgh, the weather was glorious and what a fantastic City! This weekend we are catching up with all the latest projects from our amazing Design Team.. ¬†up first on the blog today is Jane Tyrrell with a gorgeous Baby Congratulations card. Over to Jane…


For this week’s Visible Image inspiration, I thought I would use the awesome¬†Baby Bloom stencil¬†to make a baby congratulations card.


baby bloom stencil - visible image



The congratulations sentiment is from the lovely go to words set. There are all the sentiments you ever need here in this set using a really fab type face.


go to sentiment stamps - visible image


I wanted to create a rather ethereal backgrond, an almost out of this world one and just accent the beautiful flower the baby contains as a little pop of colour. These were the oxides I used for my background.



I blended them onto some card



and then placed on the baby stencil and added more of the blue and green inks. I added red ink to the top of the flower



I outlined the image with white pen and added a mix of glossy accents and glitter to the flower head as my pop of colour.



I then stamped the word congratulations.




Here it is all matted up and ready for the amazing celebrations that a new baby brings.



baby congratulations card - visible image



Thanks for stopping by today, enjoy watching everything bloom and grow around you.

Back soon!

Bye for now,
Jane x




This is so beautiful Jane, loving your oxides background and the flower looks stunning! Thank you ‚ô°

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


All our latest stamp designs are back in stock now.. YAY!



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Enjoy your Saturday!

Mark & Helen xx




Sax It Up – Visible Image

Hello and Happy Friday! Have you checked out our latest stencil designs? Pauline Butcher is here with a fantastic card featuring our NEW ‘Stop Meshing Around’ and ‘Sax it Up’ stencils with one of our NEW quote stamps too…

Hi again,
 

Just a quick post today,¬† it’s Fabulous Friday, and I am off to spend the weekend with the infamous Eileen Godwin, and a fabulous group of crafters, for a 12 hour Crafterthon in aid of charity.

 

So it’s time for me to share some ‘Visible Image’ love, and again I have used a couple of their awesome Stencils for my main image.
 



sax stencil - visible image - card



I have made this card with men in mind, but of course it could be unisex.

I started the card by placing the ‘Stop Meshing Around’ stencil onto some white card, and blended some Mustard Seed Distress Ink through it. I turned the stencil around and blended through using Peacock Feathers. I then placed the ‘Sax it Up’ on the background, and blended through using Candid Apple, whilst the stencil was still in place, using some Black Soot, I gently blended around the outline of the Sax man. The sentiment was achieved by repeating the process with the Meshing Around, and then stamping ‘Incredible’ in Candid apple, going around the letters with a black pen, and stamping ‘Make your Story’ in black ink.



The stencils I’ve used are…


Stop Meshing Around 


mesh stencil - visible image



and Sax it Up 



sax stencil - jazz - visible image


along with the ‘make you story incredible’ sentiment from the awesome¬†‘Voices in your Head’¬†stamp set

quirky quote stamps - visible image

 


I have made this card with men in mind, but of course it could be unisex.

 

Thanks for dropping in.

Hugs,
Pauline xxxx




These stencils work so well together Pauline! Fantastic card.. thank you ♡

 
 

Grow

Hello! Thank you for visiting our blog today. Veerle Moreels is here with a beautiful tag created with one of our fabulous NEW stencils…


For today’s project I had some fun with the Baby Bloom stencil …a¬†beautiful stencil with a beautiful flower that can easily be used by itself.





I used some texture paste through the stencil to have my little flower raised on my project and then colored it in using my DIY Inktense travelset and some regular watercolors.




And of course what better word than ‘grow’ for this project from the set ‘Into the Woods’. You can see it has lines around it but I wanted to stamp it inside a home rusted paper clip. So I stamped it without the lines and there is a very easy trick to do so which I show you in the video in THIS BLOG POST



I’ve got this feeling I’ll be using this flower more than once ^.^




Products Used:


Baby Bloom stencil





Into the Woods stamp set





What a gorgeous tag ‚ô° Beautiful colouring and texture Veerle.. thank you!

You’ll find more wonderful projects over on Veerle’s blog.



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Eye Stencil – Visible Image

Hi there! We are back with more awesome inspiration today! Pauline Butcher has a spectacular card to share with you, featuring our amazing NEW eye stencil! Are you ready for some vivid colour…


Hello! I’m back again, it’s Fabulous Friday, and I’m here to share another bit of inspiration using some awesome products from ‘Visible Image‘.
 
Have you seen their new stamps and stencils? They are fantastic, and today’s share is a card I made using 3 of the new Stencils and one of their new stamps..
 



Visible Image - eye stencil - distress inks



The stencils I’ve used are…



inky butterfly stencil - visible image



and the stamp I’ve used is a sentiment from the So Much Stronger¬†set


Smile your beautiful smile - visible image stamps



I blended three colours of Distress Ink, onto a piece of card, (Salty Ocean, Mustard Seed and Picked Raspberry) then adding the ‘Count Me In’ stencil over the top, I blending through the stencil, using the same colours, but putting Pink over Yellow, blue over Pink etc.

I then used the inky drip bit of the ‘Butterfly Ink’ stencil, and blended through it with Blueprint Sketch, all around the edges of the card.

Next came the awesome ‘Eye Contact’ eye stencil, I placed this on top of the coloured background, secured it with masking tape, and using a¬†spatula, added some ‘Sweet Poppy Stencil’ dimension paste through the stencil. When it was dry using some white gesso, I whitened up the eye, and added some Distress into the eye iris, and some stardust stickles over the top of the dry paste.


Visible Image - eye stencil


I used the ‘Butterfly Ink’ stencil again, for the tear drops, with some white Liquid Pearl. I stamped the sentiment using a dark blue ink, and fussy cut it.


Thanks for dropping in.
Hugs, Pauline xxxx 

 

WOW! We absolutely love how you have combined these stencils.. your card is incredible Pauline! Our eye stencil looks stunning and we adore your tear ♡ Thank you!

 

Embrace Your Quirky Self

Good Morning and Happy Friday! Hope you have some great plans for the weekend! The sun is shining and we have some amazing inspiration coming your way here on the blog today! First up is Heather Mitchell who has got her hands on our NEW ‘Butterfly Ink’ stencil and wow just wait until you see the result! We love the quote Heather has chosen too… do you ‘Embrace Your Quirky Self’ ?! Over to Heather…


Hello everyone and thank you for joining me here today!

Unless you’ve been living under a rock of late, you will have seen that Visible Image has released six new stamps and eight new stencils.  They have absolutely done it again and produced the most fabulous images and sentiments that I know everyone is going to love/want/need!

As someone who loves to add texture to their makes, I have a huge love of stencils.  I absolutely love all of them if I’m honest as they’re all so versatile and you can pick certain elements out of all of them to use in different ways but the Butterfly Ink stencil really caught my eye.


Visible Image - inky butterfly stencil - Heather Mitchell



I wanted to use the stencil is a really simple way to show how fabulous it is and so I made a card using just the stencil, a sentiment and some crackle paint.  All Visible Images stencil’s are fabulous quality, so lovely and thick so that they holds mediums really well and they’re pretty tough (my stencils go through a bit of a bashing and have all survived!)

Having secured the stencil to some watercolour card, I’ve applied crackle paint quite thickly in places as I wanted a some lovely thick cracks.  Once dried (air drying is best) I’ve dripped different coloured inks along the cracks that the ink spreads.



Visible Image - Butterfly Ink Stencil - cracked texture paste

I love the subtle colour that the ink gives


Around the edge of the butterfly, I’ve used a watercolour pencil to give a watery outline and I’ve also given him a coat of matt varnish to protect the crackle and stop it flaking off over time.



Visible Image stamps - embrace your quirky self quote

Visible Image’s sentiment stamps are always so perfect!



The sentiment is from the new Voices In Your Head set, and comes with four sentiments that you can easily mix up and use the words to form your own sentiments. I have been known to cut sentiment stamps into individual words (if they aren’t already) as I like to mix things up a bit and this makes it easier.

Having trimmed the image down, I’ve inked the edged using a matching ink pad and then matted it onto black card.  The sentiment has then been stamped over a watery inky background and secured to the bottom of the card using foam tape.

The new stamps and stencils are going to be flying out of Visible Image HQ and if you need any encouragement, head on over to the blog homepage where you’ll find plenty of inspiration from the other DT members.  Here’s what I used for this make:

 

Thanks for looking, see you all soon!

H x




Wowza! Incredible texture as always Heather!! Our butterfly looks amazing, and this quote goes perfectly with it! Thank you ♡

You will find more of Heather’s fantastic projects over on her blog.



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We will be back a little later with AMAZING inspiration from Pauline Butcher.

Mark & Helen xx


  

Incredible Butterfly Stencil

Good Morning! It’s a very exciting day here at Visible Image as we release our awesome NEW stamps and stencils!!! Our Design Team are loving creating with them and we have lots of amazing samples to share with you over the coming weeks. Heather Mitchell has got her hands on ‘Butterfly Ink’ our stunning inky butterfly stencil, and added in the ‘incredible’ stamp from our ‘Voices in Your Head’ set and the result is just WOW…


Hello everyone…

A very impromptu post today as I’ve had some lovely comments over in the Visible Image Facebook group about this little make…


inky butterfly stencil - Visible Image stamps


I was only playing when I made it, but sometimes that’s when you get the best results.

So some of you were asking for a tutorial and (obviously) I can’t go back and re-make (and I haven’t got the time to make another one) so I thought I’d talk you through the process, is that ok?

The stencil I’ve used is one of the gorgeous new releases from Visible Image and is called Butterfly Ink.. an inky butterfly stencil.  It’s one of eight new stencils and all are amazing!

Anyway… to start, I taped the stencil (please use low-tack tape or it’ll ruin everything!) to textured card.  I’ve then drawn around the butterfly using Derwent Inktense pencils.  I did the Tan colour first using a fine paintbrush to add water and dilute the lines.



Be careful when adding water that you don’t add too much as it will seep under the stencil, so less is more.  I then added the Bark colour in the same way…


Don’t forget to add colour to the elements around the butterfly


Use the colour around the edges to then colour the butterfly itself.  I teased the colour out of the edges as this gave enough colour for me but you can add as much or as little colour as you like.  To make the Frayed Burlap colour slightly more intense, I’ve given it a very light spritz, as this really makes the colour come alive.


Once dry, take a Wink of Stella brush and added subtle sparkle around the outline


I‚Äôve used Frayed Burlap Distress Oxide ink pad on the ‘incredible’ sentiment as I love the chalky finish you get. ¬†I didn‚Äôt use a stamping platform or an acrylic block, I literally stuck the stamp to my fingers and freehanded the stamping so I could control where I wanted the lettering to start/end.

Once dry, I added more shimmer using the Wink of Stella on some of the letters. To finish, I’ve matted it onto black card and then onto a beautiful copper pearlescent card before securing it to a 7×7″ card blank.

And there you go!  A really easy card to make and even if you fluff up the outline (like I did in places) it doesn’t matter as you can use a brush to erase any mistakes!  I’d love to see any cards you create using this technique so do tag me any!


Products Used:


Butterfly Ink stencil - Visible Image     


Catch up again soon,

H x




This card really is INCREDIBLE Heather! Some awesome techniques going on there, and the results are awesome!Love how you have used the words inside the inky butterfly stencil! Thank you so much for letting everyone know how you created it ♡

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We will be back a little later with gorgeous inspiration from Pauline Butcher.

Mark & Helen xx


 
 

Moth Stamp – Visible Image

Hello there! Elisa Ablett is here on the blog today with an awesome card featuring the moth stamp from our ‘Glimmer of Light’ set…


Hi Visible Image lovers!!

Elisa here from the design team for Visible Image.


If you haven’t had a look at their website and blog head on over and have a peek, their stamps and stencils are divine ūüíõ


Visible Image - Moth Stamp



Here are some close ups !


Visible Image - Moth Stamp

 

I used a brilliant yellow ink pad and a sponge dabber to dab ink through my background stencil and a yellow ink to add a watercolour effect on my background.


Visible Image - Moth Stamp

 

For my moth stamp, I heat embossed with a heavy black and then sprinkled a yellow embossing powder over the top in places to get a two toned effect.

 

Visible Image - Moth Stamp - Light Bulb stamp


Use 3D mounting tape to create a 3D effect, also add black cardstock to make your card colours pop!



Visible Image Products used:-


visible image - glimmer of light - moth stamp


Glimmer of Light Stamp Set



Visible Image - Ink Splats stamp


Ink Splats Stamp Set



Time Tunnel Stencil - Visible Image


Time Tunnel Stencil


Thanks for stopping by the blog today :-


Hugs
Elisa




Awesome card Elisa! Loving your circle of splats which really make a feature of our amazing moth stamp! The stencil looks fabulous too! Thank you ‚ô°

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




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Thanks for visiting our blog today.

Mark & Helen xx


  

My Pisces Son

Hello! The sun is shining here in South Wales and we have some fantastic inspiration from Jane Tyrrell here on the blog today…

Good morning, it’s time for my weekly dose of Visible Image inspiration and for today I can finally share the card I made for my son for his birthday on 24 February.

Daisy (my granddaughter) helped me make a quick lemon sponge birthday cake for her uncle (my son is not a fan of cake and this was a version he prefers of my standard Victoria sandwich cake). She so proudly carried it in..



and helped him blow out the candles..



We had such a fab day together, special family time.



So now to share his card!

I used the following stamps…



Pisces from the Zodiac collection..




and Elemental background stamp..




Plus the Time Tunnel stencil..




I made my background with acrylic inks plus some Lindy’s sprays which have a gorgeous sheen. It’s so hard to show in a photo taken in the evening when I was working.




As it was A4 size I cut it up



I added some background stamping using elemental

and some stencilling using white ink.




I stamped and embossed some of the fish and all the Pisces words onto black card and fussy cut them out.


I then put my card design together…




As I had some spare pieces of this background I also made a bookmark for him. I added 2 fish..



and cut up the letters of the Pisces word and mounted them on snippets of black card..




Here are both projects together…




A close up to show the cool elemental stamped background…




and a final collage…




My daughter is also a Pisces and her birthday is coming up next week, so I will be sharing a very different Pisces card for her next Monday…. she now lives at the seaside, so I knew the just the theme to use.


Enjoy your week, we have a very special little 4 year old visitor coming to stay today until Thursday… yes my darling Daisy Jane. No doubt the minute she gets here she will want to start some crafting ūüėĀ
Must dash, I have a sweet girlie to collect….


Back soon.


Bye for now,
Jane x



These are brilliant Jane.. what a great idea to make the bookmark with the left over card! Your background and colour choices are superb.. LOVE THEM! Thank you ‚ô°

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



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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 ūüôā


Hugs xx
Elisa




LOVE this Elisa! The gold wax looks incredible against that deep blue.. awesome canvas!
Thank you ♡

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Skull Shadow Tags

Hello! Wow we are spoiling you here on the blog today!! We are snowed in here so what better way to spend a Saturday than catching up with all the latest Design Team inspiration that we haven’t shared here yet!! ¬†

Veerle Moreels is up next with 2 awesome tags…


I went and had some relaxing fun with the ‘Skull Shadow’ stencil.

So first I started out using my Inktense pencils and some watercolors. Just by tracing the stencil and having some fun coloring I ended up with this very simple tag.
But yet.. I love how it turned out.





And then I wondered how it would look in a more mixed media version… So I layed down some texture in the stencil. And it might not be really very easy to see, but I have cut out the eye and the nose… I wanted some depth in those holes.


And again… just pure relaxation and having fun. The same stencil but a completely different result…





Stencil Used:


Skull Shadow





2 fantastic tags Veerle.. loving both the light and dark versions! This stencil really is awesome!!
Thanks Veerle ♡

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Mark & Helen xx




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! ‚ô°

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Mark & Helen xx




Happy Heart

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

Heather Mitchell has been creating fabulous texture with our ‘Fibres’ stencil…



Hello again everyone,

I’m back again with my latest make for the Visible Image DT and this time I’ve concentrated on texture using the stencils and the background stamps… and who doesn’t love a bit of texture!





I started by ¬†adding Distress Oxide Ink Pads to watercolour paper to create a watery background and then, using the ‘Fibres’ stencil, I‚Äôve applied modelling paste. ¬†Once fully dry, more colour has been added before flicking white Gesso over the 8√ó8‚Ä≥ background.

I love the added texture the stencil gives over the already textured background


You can see from the photograph, I have then used various stamps to add yet more layers before stitching around the corners to frame the card.

Once the background was a wash with colour, gilding wax was added to some of the raised areas to add a muted sheen


I‚Äôve then randomly stamped the number stamp from the ‚ÄėSomewhere in Time‚Äė set before adding the parallel lines from ‚ÄėSparkle in the Rain‚Äė and the script from ‚ÄėScripted Sheets‚Äė.

The heart was die cut from watercolour paper before having the colour applied


I didn’t want to add too much more detail to the card, so kept it fairly simple by adhering a die-cut heart that has been coloured and then had a thick layer of crackle paint added.  Again, I love the extra texture this adds, especially as it’s flaking away in parts.

To finish the card, I added a simple sentiment courtesy of the ‚ÄėJust be Happy‚Äė stamp set which has been backed onto black card and adhered to the card using 3D foam dots.

Regular followers will know what a huge advocate of texture and layering I am and the Visible Image stencils are perfect for this.  When combined with the stamps, the images you can create are never ending!


And here’s the list of the lovely ingredients I’ve used:


Visible Image products:


Fibres stencil




 Just Be Happy



Sparkle in the Rain




Scripted Sheets




Somewhere in Time




Distress Ink Pads:                                                                                                                                                 
Mown Lawn, Shabby Shutters, Crushed Olive Oxides: Cracked Pistachio, Peeled Paint, Peacock Feathers, Faded Jeans, Picked Raspberry, Abandoned Coral, Worn Lipstick



Other products used:                                                                                                                                     
Distress Crackle Paint, Liquitex Modelling Paste, StazOn Jet Black ink pad, Archival Watering Can ink pad



Thank you all for looking… see you again soon!


Heather



Love love loving the texture Heather! Great card.. thank you ♡

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Cosmic Skies

Hi there! Apologies that we have neglected our blog for a few days.. we needed to spend every minute dispatching orders and continuing with the unpacking in our super new premises!

Our Design Team have lots of gorgeous new projects so we’ll be catching up with them over the next few days.


Jane Tyrrell has a fantastic new card to share…




Today is my weekly Design Team inspiration for Visible Image. This week I chose to use another of the fab older sentiments which works perfectly for my post today.



This stamp has such a unique typeface. I have often used the “eye” as a partner for this stamp but I decided I wanted to showcase this great sentiment all by itself.


I had the idea to stamp the sentiment on clear acetate “window” and then create a very textured starry sky.


This is my Distress Oxide starry sky..



 To add some sparkly stars I used sparkle medium through the


Cosmic Skies stencil..




¬†I used a clear based one as the inks soak into the medium and take up a wonderful glow…



I made my “window” and used little star brads in each corner to attach my sentiment.




Here is my finished card..


In real life it has a very textured sparkle, just like the sky at night twinkling..




Thanks so much for stopping by and for the lovely comments you take the time to leave me.

Back soon.


Bye for now,

Jane x



 Awesome card Jane.. your cosmic sky is stunning! Thank you ♡

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Escape To New Beginnings

Hello! Hope you are having a great day!

We have some awesome inspiration for you today from Veerle Moreels…





Escape… everyone sometimes needs to…


Escape from people, escape from situations…



But you can’t escape if you are not opening your mind for new beginnings. It might not be as easy as writing it down here, depending on what you have to leave behind.



Those stars might not be as bright as they should be, but give it time and believe that those wings will show you their true color.




Those stamps from Visible Image… they all make it so easy to put down so many of my thoughts.

And just another picture to show you the fabulous texture you can create using their stencils.



I’m a fan… but I think that’s been obvious for a while now ^.^



Stamps and stencils used:


Mesh-ellaneous





Glimmer of Light




Create to Escape




New Beginnings




Strobes




Stars and Stripes




Thank you Veerle we adore your gorgeous box frame! Such an inspiring piece of art! ♡

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Destination Unknown

Hello! We have some fantastic inspiration from Teresa Morgan here on the blog today…



This monchrome card is perfect for men and boys‚Äô cards. I teamed the ‘Son definition’ with some ‘Destination Unknown’ stamps, and placed them on the Union Jack Stencil background.





Hickory Smoke and Black Soot Distress Inks look great through the stencil, creating enough colour variation to keep it interesting. The plane is stamped onto a scrap of card then cut out and glued onto the card.




I wanted a small splash of colour so embossed the word son with red embossing powder.



Grungy Union Jack




Son Definiton




Destination Unknown




Brilliant card! Thank you Teresa ‚ô°
Great combination of stamps and the stencil makes the perfect background!

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We will be back with some fabulous inspiration from Pauline Butcher tomorrow.


Have a great evening!


Mark & Helen xx




Unrivalled Passion

Hi there! We have some fabulous inspiration from Teresa Morgan this evening…



I love how this combination of stamps and stencil worked out ‚Äď sometimes it all just fits together perfectly.




I used the Strobes stencil to create a spotlight behind my ballerina, colouring with Distress Inks. A few splashes of water bleached out some spots for added texture. The sentiment and dancer are stamped in black Archival ink. I needed something to just ‚Äėlift‚Äô the design and the little white embossed stars did the job!





Dream Big




Born To Perform




Strobes




Stunning card Teresa thank you ♡ Loving the strobes with our ballerina!

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Your Vivid Colours

Hello! We have another dose of fabulous inspiration here on the blog this evening!

Teresa Morgan has a brilliant card to share…



Today’s post shows a different way of using the Stars and Stripes stencil





I chose to just use the stripes, and masked off sections so I could apply a rainbow of Distress Inks through the stencil. I chose the little horses from the Stay Wild set, making them look as if they were leaving trails of colour behind them.



The wonderful sentiment is stamped in black Archival ink as are the horses.



Stars and Stripes Stencil




Stay Wild




Your Vivid Colours




What a fabulous combination of stamps.. love the trails of colour behind the horses! Thank you Teresa ♡

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We will be back with some gorgeous Christmas inspiration from Pauline Butcher tomorrow.


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Mark & Helen xx


Stamps and Stencils

Hi!

Today we are sharing some of the samples created by Mark on our September Create and Craft TV shows. Some of our awesome NEW stencils were designed with our super cool music stamps in mind, and our NEW family definition stamps are a perfect addition too…




Mark stayed with traditional colours for his first 2 cards. Our brilliant ‘Grungy Union Jack’ stencil doesn’t need much more than some distress ink to create a superb background!



Grungy Union Jack Stencil


The awesome guitar from the ‘Music Speaks’ set was embossed onto black card using white embossing powder, cut out and adhered to the card using foam pads for depth.




The ‘Father definition’ stamp was masked off to just use part of it, and stamped in Versafine black ink.



Father Definition stamp



Music Speaks Stamp Set



Mark’s next card features stamps perfect for those awkward teenage cards…




Having masked his card in two parts, and coloured the left side blue using distress inks, he then flicked some water onto the ink. Mark then blended distress inks through the stripes part of the ‘Stars and Stripes’ stencil in red, on the right side of his card.

Next he used some white texture paste through the stars part of the stencil, over the blue distress ink.

The ‘Teenage Kicks’ stamp was stamped using Versafine black ink, cut out and again adhered to the card using foam pads. The Brother sentiment was masked off and stamped in black, and one of the definitions was then masked off and stamped below.





Brother Definition stamp



Teenage Kicks Stamp Set



Stars and Stripes Stencil



Mark also created a more ‘girly’ version of this card…




On this card Mark stamped the trainers in pink and added some glitter to the toes!




By adding some dylusions paint to the texture paste, the pink stars add a more feminine feel to the background, against the black distress ink. Mark then used a Wink of Stella pen to add some sparkle!





Daughter Definition stamp



The last card has a far grungier feel…




Mark created a dark grungy background using Distress Oxide inks, splattered with water then dried. He then blended Black Soot distress ink through the fantastic ‘Play Guitar’ stencil.


Mark double embossed the awesome guitarist from the ‘Rock Out’ set using silver powder and adhered it to the card using foam pads for dimension.





Play Guitar Stencil



Rock Out Stamp Set



Super cool cards for teenagers and music lovers of all ages!




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Grungy Union Jack Stencil

Hi there! Hope you are having a great weekend.

We have a few posts coming up on the blog today, kicking off with some fantastic cards from Corrie Herriman featuring our awesome Grungy Union Jack stencil which is now back in stock…

Hello everyone,
and welcome to my DT post for Visible Image. Today I have used the fab new stencil ‘Grungy Union Jack’ and some of the music themed stamps to made two cards.



For the first one I used the good old Distress Inks, a blending tool, water and the new stencil. Doesn’t that look fabulous ! I stamped the words Bold and Beautiful on either side and then put the singer in the middle of the two words. I used a stamping tool for this.




This one was made with Distress Oxide inks, a blending tool and water. I stamped the words and the musician on it using my stamping tool. I then matted the panel on a piece of pattern paper and on a card.



I have used the following stamps and stencil:




 


Thank you so much for stopping by today !

Corrie



Great inspiration Corrie! Thank you ♡ The flag stencil looks awesome in so many colours!

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Mark & Helen xx


Strobes Stencil

Good Evening! We have 2 fantastic cards to share with you today both featuring our brilliant new Strobes stencil.. which is now back in stock!

First up is Nicky Gilburt with a fabulous feminine card…


This is a card I created with Visible Image’s fabulous ‘Sing’ stamp set and amazing ‘Strobes’ stencil.


I won’t lie – it took time to get the colours laid down but I knew it could look good, so I selected some bright distress inks, taped my stencil over my card and cut some thin strips of cut-and-dry foam. The result was this funky background, which, combined with a little bit of words and music, created a¬† base onto which to mount my singer.




I stamped my singer onto white card and embossed her with black powder. I also coloured her dress in a little with Nuvo Glitter Markers before trimming round and mounting the image onto the base card.




A few sequins to finish and the card was complete!





Products Used:


Sing



Strobes



Happy crafting!
Nicky


Love this card and it was definitely worth the time with those colours! Thank you Nicky… wonderful effect! ‚ô°
You can find more of Nicky’s fabulous cards and projects over on her blog.



Next up we have a brilliant masculine card from Pauline Butcher…


Hi there,
It’s ¬†time for me to share something I’ve created, using some of the awesome Visible Image goodies available.
 
Again it’s a card for a man, people say that men are very hard to create for, but Visible Image have that covered, with some fantastic Stamp sets, and also some new stencils.




I took a square piece of white card, placed the Union Jack stencil on it, and blended through it, using three Oxide inks, Picked Raspberry, Salty Ocean and Twisted Citron, after removing the stencil, I spritzed it with water, and let it run. Then after drying it, I placed on the second stencil, with the middle of it at the top of the card, and the strobes radiating down, and blended through it with Salty Ocean.



On this card, the 2 stamp sets I used were…


Feel The Beat




and Rock Out





and the 2 stencils….


Grungy Union Jack




and Strobes




When it was dry, I stamped the Drummer, and the Rock Out with Versamark, and heat embossed the drummer using Black Embossing Powder, and the Rock Out with white powder. I grounded the drummer, by adding a darker band underneath him.






Using the devils horn hand, from ‘Rock Out’, I stamped with Seedless Preserve Oxide ink, and gently coloured them in in the same colour.


Thanks for popping in.
Hugs, Pauline xxxxx



Love these two stencils combined! Awesome card Pauline thank you ♡
You will find more of Pauline’s fabulous cards and projects over on her blog.



We hope you have enjoyed tonight’s double inspiration! We have lots more to share with you here on the blog tomorrow!



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Mark & Helen xx


Stars and Stripes

Hi there! Happy Monday to you! Hope your week has started well.

We have loads of fantastic inspiration coming your way on the blog today! First up is an awesome card by Teresa Morgan featuring one of our brilliant new stencils…


Welcome back to my regular Visible Image post, and yes, you guessed it…
I am still playing with the fabulous new stencils. This week a simple yet striking card using the Stars and Stripes:




I created the drop shadow by placing my stencil on the card and inking with Hickory Smoke Distress Ink, once dry, I moved the stencil slightly and inked through with Versamark ink then heat embossed with WOW Embossing Glitters. It gives a really effective 3d look to the stencilling.


     


The guitar is stamped and embossed onto another piece of card then fussy cut, and attached with 3d foam.



Products Used:


Stars and Stripes Stencil




Music Speaks




Brilliant card Teresa! Such a fantastic shadow effect… Thank you!¬†‚ô°

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In the Spotlight

Hello! We have some fabulous inspiration from Teresa Morgan for you here on the blog this evening…


It’s Thursday, and it’s Visible Image time once again. I have another card using stamps and another new stencil.. this time it’s the Strobes design, and I created a spotlight effect for this card.




I coloured my card with Mustard seed Distress Ink leaving a white area in the middle. I blended a little Twisted Citron around the edges to darken slightly. Then I placed the sencil on the card and went over it all with Black Soot Distress Ink, keeping it lighter in the centre to create my spotlight effect.




I used WOW powders fluorescent colours to emboss the other images ‚Äď I love how the colours pop against the background.



Products Used:


Strobes




Sing




Feel The Beat




Wow! What a stunner! Thanks Teresa ‚ô°
The strobes stencil looks amazing with our singer!

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We will be back with lots of gorgeous new inspiration next week.


We are heading to London tomorrow for the fantastic ‘Crafting at Ally Pally’ show… our favourite event! Looking forward to seeing lots of customers and friends there.


Thanks for stopping by today, have a fantastic weekend!


Mark & Helen xx


Grungy Rock