Bold and Beautiful ATCs

Hi there! Josefine is here on the blog today with some gorgeous inspiration…


Hello and welcome to a new post for Visible Image. I was in the mood for something bright, something very bright 😉





Because I haven’t used my Distress Oxide in a while, I decided to create a few bright ATCs using them.

I started with a 3 1/2 x 9 inch piece of water color paper and smeared the Oxides directly onto the paper. Then I spritzed water on top, let the inks move and mix and heat set it. Next up, I used the smooshing technique where I put the ink directly onto my craft mat, spritzed some water on top of that and then dragged the paper through the wet ink.



Now I cut up the ATCs to the size 3 1/2 x 2 1/2 inch and started decorating them. The first one with Golden mica flakes through the Stars & Stripes stencil. This had to dry the longest, so I set it aside and continued with the other ATCs.



The second ATC also needed some stencilded background. For this one, I used Cosmic Skies with White Linen Dylusions spray.



I wanted to do something slightly different for the third ATC, so I stamped a few patterns with the Mesh-ellaneous stamp set.



For the focal points I stamped two of the flowers from the Imperfection is Beauty set and my favorite paper boat from Destination Unknown. I just fuzzy cut them and let them white. I thought that this makes it pop even more, rather than any color I could have colored it in. The only “coloring” I did was sprinkling some London Blue and Bubblegum Pink onto one of the flowers and the coordinating ATC.



At the end I adhered everything together and finished it off with a little blending around the borders. Now these are some bright ATCs 🙂

Have you ever created or exchanged some? I like the small size, that you can still do so much with it, but don’t need to find some empty wall space to hang it up afterwards 😉


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Ohhh we are loving these so much!! Brilliant ATCs! Thank you Josefine ♡

You will find more of Josefine’s awesome projects over on her blog.



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Mark & Helen xx




Adventures Lie Ahead!

Good Evening (or morning/afternoon depending where you are in the world)!

Veerle Moreels is here to inspire you on the blog today. The stamps featured on her tag are THE perfect stamps for how we are feeling at the moment…. ‘Destination Unknown’…although we DO know the destination: PHOENIX, what will come of our first time exhibiting at Creativation is unknown!

‘Destination Inspiration’ is one of the show hashtags… we certainly hope we will be inspiring and wowing some fabulous store owners there!


If you own a store and want to find out more about stocking our stamps and stencils please get in touch!

Or if you would like your local store to stock us.. let them know!


Ok on to today’s inspiration, and another brilliant video from Veerle…




Wouldn’t it be great if sometimes we could take a peak in the future? It would make some decisions a lot easier but… it would spoil a lot of excitement too. We have to admit that sometimes not knowing what is coming is pretty exciting. And each day we get a little closer we feel the excitement grow.
For todays project…I had my video camera on again, so enjoy the video!



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Ink splats




Destination Unknown






What an absolutely beautiful tag Veerle. Gorgeous shading and delicate detail.. love it! Thank you ♡

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We will be back tomorrow with gorgeous inspiration from Jane Tyrrell.


Enjoy the rest of your day.

Mark & Helen xx