Good Times

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

Lynn Good is here with a gorgeous scrapbook layout…


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





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



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



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


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


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





Here are some close ups:


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


 




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




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

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



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Let The Good Times Roll

Hello! Brrrr it’s so cold here today, we’ve shut up the office ready for ‘Storm Emma’ to hit Wales with a snow storm! So we’ll be working from our cosy house for the next few days!

Apologies that we haven’t blogged for a few days, we had a huge influx of orders and the working days turned into long evenings too!


Anyway we are back, and we have loads of awesome inspiration coming your way. Tenia Nelson has 2 posts here on the blog today, first up is a super cool music themed card…



Hey Y’all!!!

Hope all is well!! Today is my post for the Visible Image Design Team….Woot Woot!!!

Here is my fun creation…..CHECK IT!!!




I had a lot of fun with this card!!!


I created this card using this Visible Image Jazz it Up stamp set..




and the No Regrets stamps…



I also used the Universal background stamps..



Card Recipe for Let The Good Times Roll Card
Stamps: Visible Image
Paper: Michaels
Inks: IMAGINE Crafts
Embellishments: Sequins, Washi Tapes(Queen and Co), Sticker Stitches(SRM), Letter Stickers(Michaels)
Tools: Heating Tool(Marvy Uchida)
Other: Gold Embossing Powder(IMAGINE Crafts)
Techniques: Splatter, Heat Embossing


Thanks for stopping by!!!

-t



Awesome card Tenia! So cool! Thank you ♡

You will find more of Tenia’s brilliant cards over on her blog.



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Come back later to see something very stylish from Tenia!


Thanks for visiting our blog today, stay safe and warm if the weather is bad where you are.

Mark & Helen xx

 

 
 

Don’t Have Regrets – Visible Image stamps

Good Afternoon 🙂 Hope you are having a good week so far!

It’s Wednesday which means Kim Robertson is here with a brilliant step by step tutorial for you. Over to Kim…



Hello my lovlies

Well look at that sunshine we have been treated to recently, isn’t it so nice to leave work and there still be light and warmth too….

How are you all this week ? what have you been making?

I have been doing lots of crafting all over the weekend toward the fabulous new launch for Friday for our lovely Visible Image, amazingly gorgeous new stamps coming out on the 12th and I am sooo looking forward to all the fun.

Today I wanted to make something that reflected the bright Sky and happy feel of summer so here is my this weeks card for Visible Image DT.



Visible Image stamps - Good Times - No Regrets - Kim Robertson


It has some real fiery colours used on this one, the new Abandoned Coral and Wild Honey with  a tiny touch of Black Soot around the edges to bring your eye in. I am using the background as a feature for this one, rather than a huge focal point, so I have tried to keep it really bright and with lots to look at coming through in the background.

So as usual I have a full tutorial for you all to have a go at, and I hope you play along…



First I took the swirly stamp from the Plasma set of stamps and inked him up  (why is my stamp now a HE hmmm I don’t know why suddenly I have began an anthropomorphic phase with my stamps lol …I used Versafine in black and stamped Mr Plasma all over a piece of cream card ( I know it looks white but it really is more cream in the flesh as it were.)



My Usual colouring in technique with the first distress ink which is a new colour out this year called Abandoned Coral and this is what the first layer looks like, this is where it can be as patchy and all over and don’t give up it will come right the more inky layers you do the more it blends. Just like eye make up, the more light layers and blend in between the longer it lasts.



Here’s the second colour mixing with the last shade to form a real tutti frooti like goodness. the second colour of course is wild honey and where the two colours meet you get a real nice blend and an orangey glow.



After a few coats of colour I did my usual tone on tone using the same stamp I stamped some coral plasma balls in the Coral parts and Honey in the honey sections, etc.



Next I used the other stamp in this Plasma set and used some white Embossing powder with perfect medium sticky ink but first i dried the background thoroughly and rubbed over with an anti static bag and got it all very coated so none of the white embossing powder would stick to the ink on the card.



I spritzed a few blobs of water here and there gave it a few seconds then dabbed the ink away from the card to leave a few light patches for bubbles etc. I also gave the card front a good coating in the tattered angels glimmer mist, this colour is a pink shade shot through with goldy/bronze Mica to add a real sheen to the card.Very pretty.



I tried very hard to turn the card in the light to pick up the gold but you cant see the gorgeous sheen and stunning colour it is  in person really, just faintly.



I took some black soot distress ink and added it to the  edges of the card, to draw your eye in to the centre where we did all the  work on colours etc and blending I stampedNo Regrets which I embossed in shiny black embossing powder , here is a close up.




I used my black versafine and very quickly added the embossing powder too it before the archival ink started to dry.




I added a couple of mats just in simple black and white to give it a finished look as always.



Next I stamped out the Good Times sentiment on white card in black ink. but then I cut them all apart and matted them on black card too. I raised each one on a piece of foam to have them sitting a little proud on the backing.




I really wanted some sparkle on here, just a small amount but something really sparkly and I recently got some crushed glass glitter to try out and wow …. it is soooo sparkly it is crazy and even the camera picks it up a little.



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I used this diamond dust just on the bottom two corners over glossy accents, just random dots all over the corner and the dust sprinkle on patted down and excess tipped back in pot. My goodness, I love this stuff!



Here is the close up of the left corner and below is the right and you can actually see even in these camera pics that there is a lot of clear sparkle , it truly is very pretty.



Right corner too.



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And here are a couple more finished images of this weeks completed card. Lots of steps but not a complicated card with blending practise and inky layering goodness and lots of fun.



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So the stamps I used from our amazing Visible Image are listed here…






I hope you are all having a good week , can you believe it is Wednesday again already.. I know I say it every week but it seems to have gone extra extra fast this week lol.


Ok my lovlies Don’t forget to come back this Friday for the new launch for Visible Image goodies!


Huge hugs from my crafty house to yours


Love 
Kim
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Brilliant tutorial, thank you Kim! What a fabulous background.. loving that sparkle and the gorgeous summery tones 🙂

You’ll find more of Kim’s stunning work over on her blog.



We’ll be back later with more NEW stamps previews… we have some awesome ones still to reveal 😉

Hope to see you back here this evening.

Mark & Helen xx

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Good Times @ Visible Image

Hello 🙂 Thank you for coming to visit us here today!

It’s Marvellous Monday here on the Visible Image blog so we will hand you over to Kim Bacon for today’s gorgeous inspiration…


What a truly Marvellous Monday it is today!


And what a truly marvellous weekend it was for me!  I hope you have arrived here on this fantastic Monday with as many happy thoughts as I have?


So, on to my inspirational piece for my DT using some amazing Visible Image stamps.



Visible Image stamps - Inky Flower - Good Times - Kim Bacon


Here I have used the popular INKognito flower stamp as my feature image and the Good Times quote from the Express Yourself range.


These sentiments are really versatile and guess what? Rumour has it there are some new ones coming out soon to add to the collection. But you didn’t hear it from me!


I started by creating the back ground. I used Brusho paints,  followed by some water stamping using the script stamp from the Revolution set. Then when this was dry I dry brushed over it all with Gesso. Then came some grey ink stamping with the same script stamp. It is very much a unique and unrepeatable effect although similar pieces can be created. Another reason to make more than you need for each project!


The flower, stem and sentiment are stamped using white embossing powder. I added some eyelets and placed the finished images onto some green card which had been stamped with the script using pale green ink for a subtle effect.



Here are the stamps I used, click on the image to link direct to the Visible Image online shop…


Visible Image No Regrets stamp set     Visible Image Flower INKognito stamp

Visible Image stamps Revolution



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See you next week for another Marvellous Monday and in the mean time enjoy your week, get crafty and show us what you have been up to!


Happy Days!  Kim


Beautiful card from Kim to kick off another week of awesome inspiration from the team! Our NEW Design Team members (who’s stamps have arrived) will be sharing their first Visible Image posts with you this week too 🙂


You will find all the latest inspiration on the Blog Homepage. Come and JOIN the Facebook Group where you can enter our ‘Show & Tell Challenge‘ for your chance to WIN some awesome Visible Image stamps! And don’t forget to LIKE the Visible Image FACEBOOK PAGE too! You can also sign up to the Newsletter HEREHave a great evening!



Sue Joseph will be here tomorrow for Soozie Tuesday 🙂

See you then!

Mark & Helen xx

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Good Times @ Visible Image

Good Afternoon to you 🙂

It’s time for some more gorgeous inspiration! This time it’s Kim Bacon here with a fabulous new card using some of her favourite Visible Image stamps…

WOW! WOW! and again WOW!
By all accounts the Bosses had a mega time at Ally Pally over the weekend!
Did you go? Did you meet them? What did you buy from the Visible Image stand?
Oh I am soooooo nosey! Maybe you will show us what you make in the Show and Tell soon. yes?


Right, today I have for you a bright little card I made using one of my favourite images, the butterfly. Not the INKognito butterfly that I usually use but the traditional butterfly. In fact I used both the large and the small one on this card.



Visible Image stamps - Good Times - Butterfly - Kim Bacon


I started by simply stamping directly onto a piece of white card with the 2 different colours of dye based stamp pad to create the block background. No stamp, just use the ink pad as the stamp. I left a bit of white space and kept the pressure to a minimum so as not to squish too much ink out from the pad.  Once this was dry I used a very dry brush with white gesso to mute the colours further. Taking the mini dots stamp I then stamped in both colours over the dry gesso. Butterflies were also added in the 2 colours.

 Using Stazon in Dark Cherry and black I stamped a big and a small butterfly onto acetate before cutting them out and sticking them to the card base using a clear silicone glue.


The sentiment was stamped onto another piece of the card in black ink and mounted across the card.



Here is the ‘Stamps I Used’ list and as always just click on the image to link you directly to the Visible Image shop page for that stamp…


0-Visible-Image-Butterfly-stamp-519x389     AWM Large Butterfly ws2012

polkadot background 2012ws     Visible Image No Regrets stamp set


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See you next week for another Marvellous Monday and in the mean time enjoy your week, get crafty and show us what you have been up to!



Happy Days! 
Kim


What a fabulous card and gorgeous background 🙂 You’ll find more of Kim’s awesome work over on her blog. Kim is doing a 365 day ATC challenge with a random word theme for each day.. the results are brilliant 🙂

Come back a little later for something rather bright and funky from Pauline Butcher!


Mark & Helen xx

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