Happy Heart

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

Heather Mitchell has been creating fabulous texture with our ‘Fibres’ stencil…

Hello again everyone,

I’m back again with my latest make for the Visible Image DT and this time I’ve concentrated on texture using the stencils and the background stamps… and who doesn’t love a bit of texture!

I started by  adding Distress Oxide Ink Pads to watercolour paper to create a watery background and then, using the ‘Fibres’ stencil, I’ve applied modelling paste.  Once fully dry, more colour has been added before flicking white Gesso over the 8×8″ background.

I love the added texture the stencil gives over the already textured background

You can see from the photograph, I have then used various stamps to add yet more layers before stitching around the corners to frame the card.

Once the background was a wash with colour, gilding wax was added to some of the raised areas to add a muted sheen

I’ve then randomly stamped the number stamp from the ‘Somewhere in Time‘ set before adding the parallel lines from Sparkle in the Rain and the script from ‘Scripted Sheets‘.

The heart was die cut from watercolour paper before having the colour applied

I didn’t want to add too much more detail to the card, so kept it fairly simple by adhering a die-cut heart that has been coloured and then had a thick layer of crackle paint added.  Again, I love the extra texture this adds, especially as it’s flaking away in parts.

To finish the card, I added a simple sentiment courtesy of the ‘Just be Happy‘ stamp set which has been backed onto black card and adhered to the card using 3D foam dots.

Regular followers will know what a huge advocate of texture and layering I am and the Visible Image stencils are perfect for this.  When combined with the stamps, the images you can create are never ending!

And here’s the list of the lovely ingredients I’ve used:

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Fibres stencil

 Just Be Happy

Sparkle in the Rain

Scripted Sheets

Somewhere in Time

Distress Ink Pads:                                                                                                                                                 
Mown Lawn, Shabby Shutters, Crushed Olive Oxides: Cracked Pistachio, Peeled Paint, Peacock Feathers, Faded Jeans, Picked Raspberry, Abandoned Coral, Worn Lipstick

Other products used:                                                                                                                                     
Distress Crackle Paint, Liquitex Modelling Paste, StazOn Jet Black ink pad, Archival Watering Can ink pad

Thank you all for looking… see you again soon!


Love love loving the texture Heather! Great card.. thank you ♡

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

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We will be back tomorrow with gorgeous inspiration from Lisa Taggart!

Mark & Helen xx


Listen To Your Heart – Visible Image stamps

Hi there, we hope you are having a nice relaxing Sunday 🙂

We are having a busy day here at the office… with our next Create and Craft TV show 3 weeks today, and the UK trade show the week after there is much to do!!! Especially with the HUGE number of new releases we have planned! All very exciting indeed.

Today’s inspiration comes from our US Design Team member Kim Johnny. Over to Kim…


Welcome back to my first post of 2016 for Visible Image, yay!

I started off with a tag shape and I fully intended for it to be a tag with ribbon and all….but it sort of stayed as a small canvas. I am happy with the bright result, hope you like it!

The base of my tag is heavy watercolor paper. I chose to use the smooth side, for me it makes a better stamped impression. I stamped the PlasmaInk Splats and Retro Dots Background stamps in clear, bright white and red embossing powders before anything else.

Visible Image stamps - Listen To Your Heart - Kim Johnny

When I start a project, I rarely know where I am going with it. I mean I have an idea, tag, canvas, ATC but I never know where I am going to end up. With this one, I had a moment of panic and almost tossed it aside. The red plasma was so opposite against all the white I wasn’t sure what to do. I let it sit….and sit….and finally came back (days) later to attempt to complete it.

For the background I used Nuance water soluble powdered dye available here. I love the bright intense colors they create. The embossing acts a wonderful resist. Once I got the warm colors on the paper, I felt much better!

For the focal point I used one of my favorite sentiments, “Listen to your Heart” from the “This is Me” stamp set. I think I just need to remember to listen to my heart more and shut the nagging brain voices down, what do you think?

Thanks so  much for stopping by today!
hugs ‘n peace,

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This is awesome Kim! So bright and funky… really cheerful on this cold day! Thank you… and you should definitely listen to your heart more ♡

We will be back a little later with another preview from our February release 🙂

There’s still time to enter our ‘Freebie Friday giveaway’ over on our Facebook Page
there is a chance to WIN this awesome stamp set before it is even released...

Sparkle in the Rain PROMO

Now how cool would that be?!

Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Mark & Helen xx

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Listen To Your Heart – Visible Image stamps

Hi There 🙂 Thanks for visiting our blog today! We are catching up with all the latest Design Team inspiration today.

Here’s Doreen OBrien with her latest project…


Well this is going to be my last live blog Post for a few weeks. We are moving house and I am having to pack away my craft room. I will still have scheduled posts to share though.

I have a Mixed Media canvas to share today, I first painted my canvas with acrylic paints, then using Archival black ink stamped some background stamps “Grunge Harlequin” and “Bronte Script”.My heart was cut out of some card, I  painted this and grunged it up a bit with a black pen. I then stuck this to the canvas with some PVA glue .

I stamped my words from the “This is Me Set” onto some card, cut them out and stuck them down. The canvas was then edged with some red Gelato and once it was all dry I sanded my canvas all over. xxx

Visible Image stamps - Listen To Your Heart - Canvas - Doreen OBrien

Wow isn’t this awesome! Loving those colours Doreen. Such a gorgeous canvas <3

You’ll find more of Doreen’s wonderful work over on her blog.

Hope you will swing by a little later to see more fabulous work from the team 🙂

Bye for now!

Mark & Helen xx

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