She Wears her Smile as a Disguise

Hello! We are back with yet more fabulous inspiration this Bank Holiday weekend!

Josefine Fouarge has used one of Helen’s quotes as inspiration for a new journal page…

Woohoo, I received a new package from Visible Image and just had to play with some of the ‘new to me’ stamps. One of them was the ‘she wears her smile as a disguise’ sentiment that just resonated with me. Those types of sayings allow me to get my creative thoughts flowing in a totally different way and usually I’m really surprised with the end result. Same here. That art journal page turned out very differently than I originally thought and I think it fits to that sentiment very well.

First off, I created the background. This is actually a clean of page from a different project. I sprayed three different Dylusions spray colors onto a canvas and used these pages to press that canvas onto. I let the inks dry naturally over night.

She wears her smile as a disguise art journal page

The background needed more texture so I sprayed water through the Cosmic Skies stencil and lifted the ink off the page. Dylusions sprays are never permanent, so it’s easy to create ghosting techniques like these with them.

She wears her smile as a disguise art journal page

Next up, I needed my “she”. I found her in a magazine. Before adhering her to the page, I sprayed an aura using one of the new Shimmer Sprays from Dylusions. Then I adhered her down and added white gesso on top of her clothes. That allowed me to color her using the Liquitex paint pens. The trick to making it look okay is to sketch over it with a black and/ or white pen once done coloring.

She wears her smile as a disguise art journal page

The top left corner was too white, so I added a few stars using the Stars & Stripes stencil with the same ink colors. Then I ripped a piece of cardboard to a good size, so the sentiment would fit on top. I stamped the sentiment onto a piece of white card stock and distressed the edges of the paper. Then I adhered both together and onto the page.

This grungy tag needed a little more, so I stamped the moth from the Glimmer of Light stamp set onto a piece of card stock and sprayed more Shimmer Spray on top. Then I fuzzy cut it and adhered it to the tag. I thought that the design of the moth fits perfectly and that the happy colors match the struggle that she feels.

She wears her smile as a disguise art journal page

At the end I wanted to add a few more things to the page. I grabbed a few leftover monoprint pages and die cut circles in three different sizes. I adhered those to the page and doodled a little bit on top and around “her”.

I totally like how this page turned out and the message that it conveys. Dealing with depression, which for me is what this stamp is about, is not an easy life. I don’t want to go into details, but I know what it is talking about and the struggle that comes with it. Knowing that I have the possibility to relax through art and express myself with it helps tremendously though.

Anyway, I hope you enjoyed the process of the page and found a few tips that inspired you to get crafty yourself 🙂

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She wears her smile as a disguise art journal page

She wears her smile as a disguise art journal page

She wears her smile as a disguise art journal page

Love where the quote took you with these pages Josefine! Fantastic inspiration.. thank you ♡

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

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Mark & Helen xx

Latest Inspiration @ Visible Image

Hello there! Thank you for visiting our blog today, and sorry it’s been neglected again of late!!!

It’s been so busy here for as long as we can remember now.. so thank you so so much for loving and ordering our stamps! We promise to bring you more regular posts here on the blog from now! And we have more awesome designs ‘and more’ coming over the next few months 😉

If you follow us on Facebook you will have already seen lots of the amazing things our Design Team have been creating recently.

Here are some of their awesome cards and projects…

Visible Image stamps - Dreams - Vision INKognito - Dot Leathbridge

Stunning card created by Dot with our Vision INKognito set.
More details over on Dot’s blog.

Visible Image stamps - Music Speaks - Guitar - MDF Monolith - Susanne Rose 1

Visible Image stamps - Music Speaks - Guitar - soundwave - Susanne Rose 1

Awesome mixed media MDF Monolith by Susanne featuring our Music Speaks set.
More details over on Susanne’s blog.

2016-05-14 Visible Image stamps - Silhouette Singer stamp - home decor mdf - Corrie Herriman

Visible Image - SING - singer stamp -Corrie Herriman

Awesome MDF Monolith and card by Corrie featuring our Sing and Soul Music stamp sets.
More details over on Corrie’s blog.

Visible Image - Dare To Be Different - Grungy lips - Teresa Morgan

Fabulous card by Teresa Morgan created with our Dare To Be Different stamp set.
More details on Teresa’s blog.

Visible Image stamps - mixed media - unicorn - Shilpa Nagaonkar

Awesome mixed media piece by Shilpa Nagaonkar featuring our Unicorn stamp.
More details on Shilpa’s blog.

Visible Image stamps - learn to fly again - Kim Johnny

Beautiful tag created by Kim J with our Learn To Fly stamp set.
More details on Kim’s blog.

Visible Image stamps - Live In The Moment - Dragonfly stamp - Pauline Butcher

Stunning card and MDF Monolith created by Pauline Butcher featuring our Live In The Moment stamp set.
More details over on Pauline’s blog.

2016-05-14 Visible Image stamps - Imagine - Dream - Inspire - Journal Pages - Elina

Fantastic journal pages by Elina featuring our Imagine Dream Inspire stamp set.
More details over on Elina’s blog.

05-14-2016 Visible Image stamps - Learn To Fly Again - inspirational quote stamp - Veerle Moreels

Amazing project by Veerle featuring our Learn To Fly stamp set.
More details over on Veerle’s blog.

05-14-2016 Visible Image stamps - dragonfly - live in the moment - MDF monolith - Katy Leitch

Gorgeous MDF Monolith created by Katy featuring our Live In The Moment stamp set and our Edgy background stamp.
More details over on Katy’s blog.

2016-05-14 Visible Image stamps - mixed media journal pages - Smile Sparkle Shine - Shilpa Nagaonkar

Fabulous journal pages by Shilpa featuring our Smile Sparkle Shine stamp.
More details over on Shilpa’s blog.

2016-05-14 Visible Image stamps - Sparkle In The Rain-  Susanne Rose

Brilliant card by Susanne featuring our Sparkle In The Rain stamp set.
More details over on Susanne’s blog.

2016-05-14 Visible Image stamps - Feel The Beat - drummer stamp - Dot Leathbridge

Such a cool card by Dot featuring our Feel The Beat and Soul Music stamp sets.
More details over on Dot’s blog.

2016-05-14 Visible Image stamps - Shine Bright - Teresa Morgan

Brilliant card by Teresa featuring our Shine Bright and Edgy stamp sets.
More details over on Teresa’s blog.

2016-05-14 Visible Image stamps - Music Speaks - Teenage Kicks - Pauline Butcher

Awesome card by Pauline Butcher featuring our Teenage Kicks and Music Speaks stamp sets.
More details over on Pauline’s blog.

Such an amazing collection of inspiration! Thank you so much everyone ♡ ♡ ♡ 

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Have a great weekend!

Mark & Helen xx

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Wonderland Journal Pages – Visible Image stamps

Good Morning 🙂 It’s a gorgeous sunny day here in South Wales, still very cold though. Really looking forward to some warmer weather and lighter evenings.

Today we have a very special project for you from Teresa Morgan. We hope you will be inspired to get your hands on our brilliant Wonderland characters. They’re timeless…

Visible Image stamps - Alice in Wonderland Journal Pages - Teresa Morgan

I have used the new Wonderland characters from Visible Image for my journal pages (I think that the queen has been chopping off heads again!!)

Visible Image stamps - Queen of Hearts

Visible Image stamps - Cheshire Cat
I started by doing the text, one of the Cheshire Cat’s quotes, then used the Grunge Check background stamp to fill the top and bottom areas (masking off the text with some paper).

Visible Image stamps - Alice in Wonderland

Visible Image stamps - Tweedle Dum Tweedle Dee

I used the drip stamps from the Drag and Drip set with some red ink to fill in another area, and filled the final area with lots of doodled hearts.

Visible Image stamps - Mad Hatter

Visible Image stamps - White Rabbit

I stamped and coloured the characters from the Wonderland stamp sets using Promarkers, cutting some of  them down to head and shoulders to fit the page.

I love how this turned out and hope that you are inspired to create something with these fantastic Wonderland characters!

Stamps used:

Grunge Check Background

Drag and Drip

Alice In Wonderland

White Rabbit

Mad Hatter

Tweedle Dum / Tweedle Dee

Cheshire Cat

Queen of Hearts

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Wow! Awesome journal pages Teresa! Such a brilliant project 🙂 You’ll find more of Teresa’s inspiring work over on her blog – If you love all things Wonderland, Teresa is taking part in a Wonderland blog hop today so head on over!

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Thanks for visiting us today, come back tomorrow for fabulous Friday with Pauline 🙂

(can’t believe it’s almost the weekend already!!!)

Have a great day! And remember… Which way you go depends on where you want to be 😉

Mark & Helen xx

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