Own Kind of Beautiful

Hi there! We are back with some gorgeous inspiration from Heather today…

Hello, Hello Everyone…

I’m back again sharing not just one but three makes I made for the Visible Image Design Team!

I had a Gelli plate for my birthday last year but I’ve not really spent much time playing with it. After seeing some gorgeous makes on Facebook, I felt inspired to dig it out and see what I could come up with.  Have you ever Gelli-plated?!  Just gather your acrylics in your chosen colours and a multitude of mark making tools.  In the past I’ve used bubble wrap, corrugated cardboard and anything I can get my hands on but for this make I used elements of the following stamp sets:

Own Kind of Beautiful

Ink Splats

Live in the Moment


Scripted Streets


The first ‘pull’ has the majority of the colour and images

The 2nd print, or ghost print, is fainter and has much more white space

Once the prints have dried, you can select areas to use for making your cards.  The first print, I cut an area 8×8″ and matted it onto black card stock.

After heat embossing the three butterfly silhouettes in black, I added a hint of sparkle using Ink Splats to add areas of silver and to highlight the main sentiment, which I embossed over the coffee stain stamp.

To add extra dimension to the project, I heat embossed the butterfly detail in copper onto Vellum, which is such a lovey, soft paper to use.  Once fussy cut, I adhered them to their silhouette with their wings slightly aloft.

I love the contrast between the background and the softness of the Butterflies

I almost prefer the ‘ghost’ print as I’m not good at putting white space into my makes.

Fabulous textures on the ‘ghost’ print

I love the delicate wings on the dragon fly from the Live in the Moment set and his wings look incredible over the background splatter from Somewhere in Time.

The second card also used the background splatter from Somewhere in Time,
but this time has the fabulous eye from Where Dreams Take You.

The silver embossed circles are from the Live in the Moment stamp set

I’m rather chuffed with these makes and I definitely want to explore what my Gelli Plate can do as the textures and layers you can create are very much my style.  Why not hop on over to the Blog homepage to see what everyone on the DT has been making lately!

That’s all from me… have a great week and I’ll see you soon.

H x

Loving these backgrounds Heather.. perfect for our stamps! 3 absolutely gorgeous cards.. Thank you ♡

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

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Mark & Helen xx


Live Life And Capture Every Moment!

Hello! We are back with more fabulous inspiration, as promised!

Here’s Corrie with not one but three gorgeous projects…

Hello everyone,

and welcome to my blog post for Visible Image. I have made these projects for the Create & Craft TV shows that were aired last Friday. You can watch them on catch up for a few days if you missed them, just find the shows from June 9th!

I made three samples for the show:

I made this card with a mop up gelli print. Funny how these sometimes turn out even better than the actual prints!


Live in the Moment

A monolith made with acrylic paints and a gelli plate. I also used a lot of embossing powder on this. It is black and a little sparkly. Of course I had to add some splatters !


a Monolith (Of course 🙂 )

Live life Now

Imperfection is Beauty

An art journal page. I made a gelli print for this and added lots of different stamps using inks and white embossing powder.

Capture the Moment

Scripted Streets



Thank you for stopping by today!

We love them all… fabulous work Corrie! Thank you so much ♡

You will find more of Corrie’s fantastic cards and projects over on her blog.

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We will be back with even more inspiration later this evening.

Mark & Helen xx

Flowers and Fishnet – Visible Image stamps

Good Evening 🙂

Elena is here with another fabulous Design Team project…

Hello dear friends!

Today I want to show you the new card 
for  Visible Image, with tremendous flower stamps this time! I also didn’t go without a dragonfly! 🙂

Visible Image stamps - Inky Flower - Ripped Fishnet - Elena

Visible Image stamps - Inky Flower - Ripped Fishnet - Elena Smoktunova


Gorgeous card… love the INKognito flower with our Ripped Fishnet stamp! Elena has also used our fabulous Bronte script and Dragonfly stamp.

You can find more of Elena’s fantastic work over on her blog.

We will be back shortly with Teresa’s latest project!

Mark & Helen xx

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Making Memories – Visible Image stamps

Hello 🙂 We are back with more gorgeous inspiration for you!

Here’s Elena Smoktunova with her very first Design Team projects…

Hello dear friends!

I want to show you my first projects for  Visible Image with their amazing stamps!

I very much love dragonflies therefore made at once two cards with them!

Visible Image stamps - Dragonfly - Just Making Memories - Elena Smoktunova

I made a bright card, for summer. 
I love such a palette, and these tremendous stamps are perfect for it!



 I used these wonderful stamps:

Visible Image Ripped Fishnet stamp
Visible Image Dragonfly 2014 stamp
Visible Image Just Making Memories stamp

And one more card with these wonderful stamps!  The card made in the same palette.  Look how beautiful these tremendous stamps look on my cards!

Visible Image stamps - Dragonfly - Just Making Memories - Mixed Media - Elena Smoktunova


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I hope that you like my projects!

Have a lovely day!

Elena 🙂

Such gorgeous cards from Elena… fabulous style! You can find more of Elena’s amazing work over on her blog.

Tomorrow is a rather special day… it’s Helen’s Birthday! And we hear that Pauline Butcher will be here with a special ‘Fabulous Friday’ post! So we hope to see you here tomorrow evening for that 🙂

Have yourselves a great Friday!

Mark & Helen xx

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Memories and Dragonflies – Visible Image stamps

Hi There! 🙂

We are back this evening with more stunning inspiration for you from the amazingly talented Kim Robertson! Over to Kim…

Hi Everyone

Thanks so much for stopping by and checking in on our little blog.

Well April showers hit us at the beginning of May that’s for sure but I am hoping they don’t stay for long so we can get back to our spring weather we had just started to enjoy.

Today I have lots of pictures and quite a busy card  with lots of stages so definitely not a beginner card, it does however utilise that technique I showed you all a couple of weeks back where we melt the UTEE and stamp into it rather than set up and use the melt pot for one stamp impression.

Here is today’s card for the fabby Visible Image I hope you all like it and would give it a go, or if it is too busy feel free to simplify it and give it a go with what you have or prefer to use.

Visible Image stamps - Dragonfly - Just Making Memories - Kim Robertson

This one has lots and lots of texture and movement, I really enjoyed putting it together and making the backgrounds from a blank white piece of card.

So to start.

I took the Crackled background stamp with some Pebble ink from Ranger and stamped randomly with the stamp in my hand and not on a block so I could add bits exactly where I wanted them I left the centre more clear than the two opposite corners.

Next I took The Bronte script stamp and added some again random areas of stamping which you can just see on the top left of this image above, I embossed this stamping in clear embossing powder to allow the white of the card to show through whatever we did on the card.

Once the stamping was this far I took milled lavender Distress ink first and subtly blended the inks into the centre then I brought the darker colour of Dusty Concorde in and really worked the colour into  the embossing which we did earlier, which really makes the embossed writing stand out on this bright purple. I also used a little black distress ink on the very edges.

 These are the predominant inks on this card.

I took the Edgy set of stamps next and some versamark ink for embossing and added the stamp impressions around the edge of the card, I then used some sparkly purple and clear embossing powder to give the card a lot of brightness and glamour.

I matted this piece onto a piece of white card and set aside for now.

I took the smaller of the two stamps from the Edgy set and the same Dusty Concorde ink and stamped around the edge of a larger piece of card to use as the backing piece.


I went back around with the larger of the two stamps in the Edgy set and stamped over the purple with versamark embossing ink and then used gold embossing powder  Once I heat set it I matted it onto a piece of Black card with a very small amount showing.

I stamped out the sentiment I wanted to use, called Just Making Memories which I love and coloured the piece to match the card of course, I just love the font on this sentiment, it reminds me of writing in an age long gone for some reason.

So next to recap on what we learnt a couple of posts back, I rubbed some versamark ink on a piece of card and tipped on some Ultra think embossing powder, I heat set from underneath, not only does this create a much smoother surface to stamp into but it also means the utee granules stay put as they are inclined to fly all over the place if you try to heat from above on the first couple of layers are the slippiest I’d say. You can do as many layers as you want but I find 2-3 is ample as it will snap when cold unless you melt some flex in with the utee.

Once I had enough layers I inked my stamp with more versamark this time to act as a release agent after we press our stamp into hot melted Utee. Move quickly and if it starts to set too quick or your image slips etc that ok just reheat all the UTEE and re stamp the image again.

This is how this image came out this time and as you can see I didn’t press hard enough in the top left hand wing but as I know I am making wings for the dragon fly from acetate, and colouring then with alcohol markers so this tip of the wing will not show so is fine for this imprint,

So here is the dragonfly stamped with Staz on ink on acetate and cut out, then coloured with alcohol markers on the back of the image not the side with the staz on. I then cut it out carefully around the edges and bend up the wings into position.

Once the wings were bend I added a tiny bit of glue down the under body of the dragonfly and stuck it on top of the impression we made in the utee.

I also coloured the edges of the ripped card and added some beadazzled bead and sparkles into glue in varying sizes and I also added some tiny sparkly stones.
I set this aside to dry for a while while we finish prepping the base.

I did a double layer of white card with foam in between for the backing piece to sit on.

Then the coloured sparkly piece was added to that. With the sentiment on a jaunty angle and sitting on a piece of cheese cloth too.

I decided I’d add a little more of the cheesecloth poking out from under the seat the  dragon fly sits on too.

I also decided at this stage to add some tiny little sparkly stones to the body of the dragonfly, this really does stand out extremely sparkly in person but again as we have mentioned before the camera just never does the images justice with glitter.To finish all I did was go around wit my glue and teeny weeny sparkly stones and add them anywhere that I felt would benefit. I also added some of the super sparkly beadazzle bead and sparkle pots , I wish you could see this in person (arrrrr)

Anyway here is the finished piece again  I really enjoyed putting this together and doing some of the fun stuff we used on this one. I hope you will give this a try if you have any Utee about as it really is a lot of fun, it picks up alot of details from the  stamp or whatever you use to make an impression into the utee.

Visible Image stamps - Dragonfly - Just Making Memories - Kim Robertson

So the stamps I used on this one were…





I hope you liked this card it certainly is a little more complicated with lots of steps but hopefully you will all be able to see what I did from the pictures.

Have a wonderful Wednesday my lovelies

Love as always to all



What an absolutely stunning card! Loving all that texture and those colours are yummy! Fantastic tutorial for this technique… hope you’ll have a go!

Thank you so much for your superb project and brilliant step by step Kim xxx

We will be back tomorrow with more Visible Image stamps inspiration from Teresa Morgan.

Enjoy the rest of your evening 🙂

Mark & Helen xx

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