How Fragile We Are

Good Evening, we are back with a second dose of inspiration here on the blog today.

Lisa Taggart is here with an absolutely stunning project…


Hi,  I’m mixing a little of the old with the new this week. Today’s project is essentially made like a shaker card in the sense that it has two layers- card and acetate sandwiched between ‘shaker’ foam.

I liked the idea of creating a background scene- a land of butterflies behind glass… and where the butterflies escape through the cracks.



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This is the new featured stamp set: How Fragile


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and the other sets used:


Live Life Now


Own Kind of Beautiful


 

To begin using watercolour card and Spectrum Noir Sparkle pens I created a background


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Using the butterflies from the ‘live life now’ set I heat embossed them on top using dark blue glitter embossing powder.


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Taking an A4 sheet of heat resistant acetate I also stamped and heat embossed the cracks in black  I coloured the centres and extended and highlighted the cracks using a posca white pen.


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On a separate sheet of acetate the butterflies from the ‘your own kind of beautiful’ set where also heat embossed in black,coloured and on the reverse painted in white to make the colour stand out.


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After the butterflies were cut out the background was edged using shaker tape. A couple of the butterflies were adhered to the background.


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The top acetate panel was stuck on top and the rest of the butterflies placed, some half out and the rest free. A black frame was cut and placed on top along with the sentiment which had been embossed in white onto black card and cut out.


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Hope you like the idea.

Till next time..

Lisa xx



Amazing project and such a brilliant idea Lisa! Thank you ♡

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



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We’ll be back later with fantastic new inspiration from Elisa Ablett!

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A Love of Tags

Good Afternoon (or maybe it’s morning or evening where you are!).

Lanette Erickson is here on the blog this afternoon, with some gorgeous tags…


Hello All!

Today it is my turn to share & hopefully inspire you here on the Visible Image Blog.

So I thought I would share a couple tags that I created using a few of our new release stamps.

So lets take a peek at my first tag…







Products Used: How Fragile Stamp Set, Bloom and Grow Stamp Set, Prima Pastels, Glossy Accents, Lindy Stamp Gang Embossing Powder. Kaisercraft Rhinestone Heart.




And for my second tag a I created a layered tag that has crazy shimmer!







Products Used: Zodiac Gemini Stamp Set, Fibonacci Stamp, Lindys Stamp Gang Sprays and Embossing Powder. Rhinstones. Watercolor Paper.

 


Now let’s a better look at the complete stamp sets….


Bloom and Grow Stamp Set




How Fragile Stamp Set




Zodiac Gemini Stamp Set




Fibonacci Stamp




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I hope you have enjoyed all the New Releases this month, stay tuned in we have lots more amazing things coming up for you soon!

Thank you so much for stopping by today!

I hope that I have inspired you in some way!




Really beautiful tags Lanette! Love them both so much!
Thank you ♡

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



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Thanks for visiting our blog today, we’ll be back later with lots more gorgeous inspiration as we continue catching up with all the latest Design Team projects.


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Mark & Helen xx

 

  

Fragile

Good Morning! We have some amazing inspiration coming your way today!

First up on the blog today is Lisa Taggart sharing a stunning tag…


I’m back today sharing a mixed media tag made using the Skull Shadow stencil and some of the new stamps from Visible Image.



Stamps used:


How Fragile


Organics



For this project I also used : An mdf tag; Sheena stamping card; ink sprays in teal, green and metallic bronze ; foils in teal and copper; pebeo foiling gel; black embossing powder; versamark ink; Amsterdam black and white acrylic pens; copper wire ;complimentary ribbons; metal gears and irredescent pink gem.



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To begin I lined the tag with the stamping card. This was then sprayed randomly using the sprays. Rather than spray through the stencil I decided to spray green ink on to the stencil and use like a stamp to create the skull impression. I did this a couple of times so the skull shape stood out from the background. I also highlighted the shape using black and white pens and did a little shading around the edges using brown ink.


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The focal point is the eye. I heat embossed in black the cracked glass stamp over the eye socket. Using the gel adhesive I highlighted some areas around the crack, splinters and the teeth. When clear I cold foiled using copper foil. I also added some white highlights.


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I decided to add the metal gears and gem.

Using the organics stamp set I selected a couple of elements and like before stamped in black. This time I foiled on top using teal foil. I also wound some wire around the bottom and along the side of the tag for added texture.


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I stamped the ‘fragile’ sentiment onto inked card and added some white highlights . I wound more wire through the hole at the top of the tag along with some ribbon.


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Reminds me of a pirate!


Hope you like it. Till next time!

Lisa xx



This tag is incredible Lisa!! You have given the skull a very glamorous makeover! The colours and texture are stunning.. thank you ♡

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We’ll be back a little later with a fabulous wall hanging by Elisa Ablett.


See you later!

Mark & Helen xx

 

 

 

How Fragile We Are

Good Evening! It’s been another crazy busy day here are Visible Image, just a few days left to get everything finished before we head off to Creativation.

Heading to the show..? come and say Hi! We’re @ BOOTH #539 in the International Pavilion!

Did you see this morning’s NEW stamps reveal?

Well Heather Mitchell is here to tell you more about one of her awesome projects created with our NEW ‘How Fragile’ stamp set from our Day 4 preview…



Hello everyone and a very happy belated new year to you all…

Exciting times at Visible Image HQ where so much has been happening! Mark has designed the most amazing/beautiful/stunning stamps… they truly are unlike anything else on the market.

Today’s designs unveiled include this gorgeous design called ‘How Fragile’ and, like all the other stamps, is available for pre-order from tomorrow, Friday 12th January.



I’ve made a few projects using the stamps in this set, but I particularly like the simplicity in this monochrome tag.




To begin with, I’ve taken damp watercolour paper and blown/dribbled black watercolour paint and graphite ink around it to look as though the colour is spilling out from the effect.


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Once fully dry, I stamped the cracked image in white opaque embossing powder over the black drips and then painted the centre to give a ‘hole’ effect.  Next, to enhance the smashed look, I’ve added a thick layer of Distress Crackle Paint into several of the shards (the thicker you use the crackle paint, the better results you get).


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In keeping with the colour scheme, I’ve then stamped the ‘How Fragile We Are’ sentiment in the same white heat embossing powder onto grey card and then matted it onto the same black card I’ve matted the actual tag on to.

The other members of the design team have come up with some amazing designs using the stamps so do keep an eye on the Visible Image blog for all the latest photos.


It’s an exciting time for Helen and Mark… and for the design team too as for many of us it’s the first time our work will be shown at Creativation… and that is a HUGE deal in the crafting industry!

If you’re lucky enough to be going… pop along to Booth 539 and say hello to the fabulous Helen and Mark and see the gorgeous samples created.. I have a feeling they are going to be incredibly busy over in Phoenix when everyone sees how outstanding and diverse their stamps are!


That’s all for today but I’ll be back very soon as I have so much to share with you in the next few weeks as I can’t seem to stop creating with these gorgeous new stamps!

Thanks for looking as always!

H xx



Loving this tag Heather, that texture is amazing! Gorgeous drippage too!! Thank you ♡

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We will be back soon with more projects from our amazing team!


And don’t forget to come back tomorrow to see the final 2 NEW stamp sets revealed!!

Mark & Helen xx


 
 

NEW Stamps Previews – Day 4

Hi there! Wow is it Thursday already?! This week is flying!! Just 5 more sleeps until we fly off for very exciting adventures in Phoenix!


Today we are previewing more exciting NEW stamps..
Launching at Creativation next week..
pre-orders from tomorrow!!! (Friday January 12th)

 

Let us introduce..





Dramatic comedy and tragedy masks with an awesome quote!



 





Stunning cracked glass stamp with such a true quote.. we really are so fragile aren’t we ♡





Our super talented Design Team have been creating amazing things with these stamps…

















These awesome projects will be blogged soon.. so keep an eye out for them!

Thank you ladies, they are all superb ♡ ♡ ♡



All our exciting new stamps are (of course) all designed by Mark Alexander!

 

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If you are heading to Creativation, you will find us @ Booth #539 in the International Pavilion!


Come back tomorrow to see the final 2 previews! You won’t want to miss them!!

THEN.. tomorrow you can pre-order all our NEW stamps!! Yay!


Thanks for checking out our Day 4 previews today.. if you missed Days 1 to 3 you will find them HERE!

Mark & Helen xx


 
 

How Fragile We Are – Visible Image Stamps

Hello! Thanks for visiting our blog!


Today we are featuring one of the stamp sets we released back in January this year…

How Fragile We Are


Inspired by a beautiful song by Sting, these words mean so much to so many people. Sadly we have all lost someone we love, or watched someone we care about suffer through illness… It’s a reminder of how fragile life is and to make the most of every day.



This is a great set for journaling and mixed media projects, and Mark’s cracked glass stamp makes an awesome background!


Here are some of the gorgeous Design Team projects created with this set…



Visible Image stamps - How Fragile We Are -  Cracked Glass stamp - Veerle Moreels


Stunning tag by Veerle, love how she used the cracked glass stamp on the heart.




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Such a beautiful card, again created by Veerle.




2016-05-14 Visible Image stamps - Vision INKognito - grungy eye stamp - How Fragile we are - Pauline Butcher


Fabulous card by Pauline.. the words work brilliantly with our Vision INKognito stamp.



We hope you enjoyed today’s inspiration!


Check out our pinterest boards and instagram gallery for more amazing samples.. And don’t forget to follow us!

Our website project galleries are bursting with stunning inspiration too!



Have a great day!

Mark & Helen xx

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