How Fragile Are We

Good Evening! Thank you for visiting our blog today.

Veerle Moreels is here with a stunning new tag…


How fragile we are…

How fragile are we…



It always amazes me how, by just switching the two last words from place, you get (well I get) a completely different feeling. And depending on what the feeling is that is racing inside of me I’ll choose one or the other…



And it isn’t very hard to make a project using these words. Visible Image has enough stamps that match these words AND the little reminder I want to give myself.  Choosing the colors wasn’t hard either… this project needed black and white. And then this little tiny red heart…at the end of a very fine root of the tree.



Clean and simple, yet strong enough for me with all my tiny elements coming together…



Stamps Used:


How Fragile




Leave Your Fears




Such a beautiful tag Veerle.. thank you  ♡

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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 ♡

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

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We Are Fragile

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

Heather Mitchell has cleverly combined 2 of our NEW stamp sets to create a stunning card…

Hello Everyone…

You’ll all know, as crafters/artists, that when you find a product you love that it’s really hard not to use it in all your makes… and that’s kinda how I feel about the gorgeous ‘How Fragile’ and ‘Organics’ stamps from Visible Image.



The colours are bright and unashamedly bold


I wanted to make to make a card using both stamps and so to begin, I heat embossed the smashed stamp in Wow!’s British Summertime embossing powder which is a gorgeous grey colour.

To join the stamps up was a little tricky but I used the Tonic/Tim Holtz stamping platform (which enabled me to line the ‘Organics’ stamps exactly where I wanted them) and then I carefully joined the two stamps together using a Wow! embossing pen to make it look like a natural flow.




‘Organics’ flows seamlessly into the cracked glass from ‘How Fragile’.


Before adding the colour, I’ve dabbed the Fibonacci stamp around to add some extra detail and heat embossed it in bright white, so it contrasts with the other stamps.  Then comes the fun part… getting inky!


Distress Spray Stains have been used for the vibrant colour


I loved adding the colour.  I’ve spritzed the watercolour paper so it draws the colour into it and used a pipette to drip the colour into the specific areas, using a paintbrush for the smaller compartments.


Before adding the sentiment, I’ve spritzed some Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist in Crocheted Doily  and a light flick of watered down gesso.   The sentiment itself is heat embossed onto a grey/black washed background and added to the card using foam tape.   To finish, matt onto black card and then onto a card blank.



I particularly love the colour in this card… I’m all about the bright colours at the moment (I think it’s because I’m bored of the grey, dreary days of Winter).



Here’s the Visible Image stamps I used for this card:


How Fragile We Are




Organics




Fibonacci


Do browse the Visible Image Blog to see all the other DT’s projects and makes… they are all stunning!!


That’s all from me… see you next time!

H xx



Amazing card Heather.. very clever stamping and loving the pinks and oranges! Definitely brightening up the dreary day here!! Thank you ♡

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

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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…



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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.




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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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