I can see a rainbow – Visible Image stamps

Good Evening 🙂 Thanks for coming to visit us.

Here with some Wonderful Wednesday inspiration is Lisa Nyards…

 

You can’t guess what I’ve done! Oh, maybe you can, the pictures will tell… lol.

I’ve digged through my boxes for some rainbow ink pads, and I found a bunch of them. To my surprice they worked just perfect and I had to play some. I’ve used the leaf from Colours of the Wind from Visible Image. The rainbow pads are small so I used three of them, one green, one blue and one red/yellow one. Dabbed them direct to the stamp and made sure they didn’t overlap too much so they would misscolor from each other.

Then I used a fine spray mist and misted water over the stamp to blend the colors a bit. Stamped the image on watercolor paper. I hold the stamp down for a few sec before I lift it up to let the paper absorbe some color. As I could see there was color left on the stamp, and wanted to see how much, I misted the stamp once again with water and stamped again. It become a lighter impression, fully usable.

Then I stamped the words in black on top.. Imperfection is beauty and All my Tomorrows.



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And a card made from the second stamped image without inking up the stamp again.


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Stamps:  Visible Image
Papers: Watercolor paper
Embellishments: Bling, Sequins, Lace,
Tools: Stitched panel (Lawn Fawn), Stitched Cirkle (CC-design), Scalloped cirkle (Spellbinders) Stars (Lawn Fawn)
Other:
Medium: Blending Blox – rainbow ink pad from Marvy Uchida.
Colors: Blue, Green and Red.

You will find all the amazing Visible Image Design Team inspiration here on the BLOG. Come and JOIN the Facebook Group where you can enter our NEW ‘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.

 

 

 



Two stunning cards! What beautiful effects you get with this technique… gorgeous <3 You’ll find more of Lisa’s fabulous work over on her blog.

We will be back in the morning with a brilliant tutorial from Kim Robertson, and some fantastic new inspiration from Teresa Morgan aswell 🙂

See you then!

Mark & Helen xx

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Pauline’s Colourful Workshop with Visible Image stamps

Hello There 🙂 Thank you for coming to visit us here on the Visible Image blog today! Hope you are having a good weekend.

If you follow us on Facebook, you might know that we have both been struck down with flu for the last two weeks, so we are playing catch up at the moment! If you are waiting for an order, it’ll be with you soon… lots of stamps are now drying waiting to be cut and packaged! 🙂 SO sorry to keep you waiting xx

We also missed yesterday’s Fabulous Friday post by Pauline 🙁  BUT… Here it is a day late, and it’s definitely worth the wait!

Over to Pauline…

Hi Everyone,
 
I hope you are feeling crafty and well.

Today I’d like to share a couple of cards that I made recently, using some unique Visible Image Stamps.

I created these cards for 2 workshops I was luckily enough to conduct, on behalf of Visible Image, at a fabulous shop in Studley,Pink Tulip Creations LtdI had a fantastic day, showing a group of lovely Ladies, the quality of the Visible Image Stamps, along with a few techniques using Distress Inks and heat embossing. Thank you to Sheila, (the owner of Pink Tulip), and her two right hand women Tracey and Angela, for organising such a great day and looking after me too.

 
 Here are my samples…

Visible Image stamps - Colours of The Wind - Leaf - Tree - Pauline Butcher


The stamps used on this card are the Colours of the Wind set.
 



 Visible Image stamps - Drummer - Feel The Beat - Pauline Butcher


And on this card I used Feel the BeatSoul Music and Plasma.
 



The workshop Ladies made such fabulous cards, they are a very talented group, thank you for putting up with me, and my warped sense of humour lol,  I hope you all had as much fun as I did.
 
 
 


Do pop over to the Visible Image ‘Show and Tell’, take a look at the wonderful works of art that people have made with the awesome stamps, it’s not too late to enter your creation, for a chance of winning new stamps.
 
Check out the Visible Image Facebook Group, if you haven’t already, there’s a friendly buzz going on there, with loads of inspiration along with some spot competitions.
 
Many thanks for visiting,
 
Hugs, Pauline xxxxx

 

These cards are both awesome, and we know all the ladies had a fantastic day creating them with Pauline 🙂  You’ll find more of Pauline’s inspiring work over on her blog.

**We are looking for some NEW Design Team members here at Visible Image! So, if you love our stamps and fancy joining our team you can find all the details you need right HERE!**

Well be back soon with more fantastic inspiration from Amber 🙂

Mark & Helen xx

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Stamping inspiration @ Visible Image

Hi There! Thank you for coming to visit today. Yesterday came and went so fast there was just no time to blog! Woweee you are loving our stamps… that makes us very happy indeed!

So today, we will have three posts! Yes treble inspiration for you all created with our gorgeous stamps.

Firstly it’s over to the very talented Kim Robertson…

Hi Folks

A huge good morning to you all on this fine day . Well I am hoping we have another full day of sunshine today and bright sunshine. It was so good to see the yellow balll in the sky yesterday and my little friend of the kitty kind from over the way was laying in the garden all day with her mum and sister… it looked like kitty central dor a while. haha.

So today is The One and only Visible Image Wednesday and I have a twofer for you all which I hope you will enjoy.

This first one I love with its Autumnal shades and just that it really is something a little different. So without further ado card number one looks like this.



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It features two of the recently launched new stamp sets and some matting and layering of course and some white embossing so it couldnt be any simpler for quick makes.

So I took a white piece of card and started laying down some Distress ink onto it in my usual way and I decided to keep it quite light and pretty but of course the first layer is always a little patchy pshing the colours into the fibres of the paper until it soaks in and you get a nice slip for the next layer. I added a second coat using the same Wild Honey and Shabby shutters ink but intensifying the edges a little more. At this stage I spritz the card with some water too , I used a very fine spritz so I could get a nice slight mottle to the card by patting the water back off with a piece of kitchen towel.

I did go back and drop some larger water droplets on it in the same manner and blot the ink off. I then dried the ink really well with a heat gun and also rubbed my anti-static pad all over it to make sure it was really dry as we were going to use embossing powder next.



So I took the main image from the Behind every mask set and inked it using Versamark ink and placed it on top of the inky background in the top middle of the card and pressed really well to make sure I got a nice sharp image, I tipped on some white embossing powder and heat set.



Next I took the large leaf from the Colours of the wind set and inked it using the same inks as on the background but one side was the Honey shade and the other the green, I also added some darker shades on the edges too and stamped it on the lower left corner, I pulled it off fairly quickly as I wanted it to look like it had a stippled pattern on it so I went in and out really quickly with it.

In this stamp set there are several smaller little leaves which you can keep attached or snip away from the large leaf. I chose to snip one away and use it to stamp the pattern you see in the corresponding colours keeping it tone on tone mostly around the edges of the card. I again dried it all and used the anti static pad before inking up my sentiment from the Behind every mask set which says, “Behind every mask lies a story” I used again the same white embossing powder to make it stand out and heat set.



At this stage it was really done so I took a Sakura Stardust gel pen in gold and highlighted the leaf and the edge of each of the smaller leaves and round the edge of the bird and anywhere I wanted to pull slightly from the page. I took this picture as it showed the light bouncing off the gold on the centre of the leaf, it is very difficlt to get it to show on camera but holding it it sparkles very subtly but soooo pretty. I also took a white ink and flicked it at the paper with a few very tiny drops and the same with a sepia colour. Then the rest of the card was just about matting and layering as you can see here.

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The next card was something completely different for me but still with my style I think.
So on to card numero duo…


Visible Image stamps - Sing - Singer silhouette - Kim Robertson

I took a piece of white card much more rectangle here and using  the SING stamp set I stamped the young lady in black Versafine Ink onto the bottom left of the card, I dried her with a heat gun and then took some ink spritzes in a pale pink a green a dark grey/mauve and a red and one at a time and drying in between spritzed the colour in one section on the top right, I let it wick out a little and dried it completely I then stamped the SING out in red ink on the bottom right and dried it again.

I took my promarkers out and coloured the dress on the girl and kept it darker on the left of her dress.


I took a white pen and added lots of highlights on her hair and dress , legs etc I also took a couple of Ice grey promarkers and gave her a shadow to ground her and stop her looking like she was floating.

I also did the same to the word SING on the bottom right. I also added some white flicks and things to the ink stain.


I chose to keep the matting simple in shiney red and black card to finish off this look too.



So I hope you enjoyed todays little twofer and you enjoyed me having a go at something a little different. I hope you will have a go too and don’t forget there is soooo many sources of inspiration here on the Visible Image blog from the whole team, and on the Facebook page if you prefer that route.

The stamp set on this one was of course this one.




 Have a wonderful day.
Love
Kim 
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Two stunning cards from Kim. You will find more of Kim’s gorgeous work over on her blog.

We’ll be back with some ‘fantasy’ inspiration from Lisa next!

Thanks for visiting 🙂

Mark & Helen xx

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Rustic ATC – Visible Image stamps

Hey There! We are back with our second inspirational project today.

This time it’s over to Zoey Emanuela Scarpelli…

Hello Crafters!

For today’s ATC I used again the amazing stamps from Visible ImageIf after these months you haven’t check them out yet, you definitely should!!

They have amazing stamps and the quality is outstanding. They have a variety selections of stamps, even if I use mostly grunge stamps or mixed media stamps, they have a wide selection of stamps set with different themes for everyone!

I also used products from ColourArte , I love the fact that depending on what side you look at the ATC , it assumes different colors!




For this ATC i used these stamps :

– Colours of the wind


I cut a piece of card stock in an ATC size and I covered it with gesso. Then I also added some piece of cardstock here and there to add some texture and then I covered again with gesso.

I stamped the background with the amazing leaf stamp. I LOVE this stamp also because the “veins” of the leaf resemble a tree shape! I just LOVE LOVE LOVE it.



After I stamped the background, I started adding color. Over and over. I used autumns color even if we are almost near spring time, but today here in Bologna is really cold and I needed some warm!




The sentiment is stamped over another piece of paper. I added color over the paper, using the same color scheme of the background. I also added some texture by using crackle paint. I let it dry and as soon as the crackle appeared I added some black ink to accentuate the crackle.


Since I used the same color for both sentiment and background I added a small piece of twine and I shaped it into a circle shape.



And here’s the completed ATC…

 

What do you think about it?
I hope you will like the result, as always for any comments, questions, suggestions etc etc please leave a comment on my blog HERE !

Make sure to visit Visible Image Blog homepage for all the latest Design Team inspiration, and also join the Facebook Group!!


Stay happy, stay creative! Till next time, xoxo!



Gorgeous colours and texture Zoey <3  

Come and see more inspiration created with our stunning
Colours of The Wind stamp set

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Enjoy the rest of your weekend… Hope you have something great planned 🙂

We will be back on Monday with a new project from Kim Bacon!

Mark & Helen xx

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