Skull and Metal

Hi there! We are back with more fantastic inspiration this evening.

Heather Mitchell loves creating amazing texture with our stencils…

Hello everyone!

I’m here to share another make I’ve created for Visible Image.  This one uses the utterly amazing Mr Bone Jangles stamp set alongside the Grungy Union Jack stencil… and here’s how I did it:

Start by making a drippy background using Distress Stains in Blueprint Sketch and Stormy Sky onto watercolour paper.  Mixed crackle paste with DecoArt’s American Acrylic Paint in Neutral Grey,  and use a palette knife alongside the ‘Grungy Union Jack’ stencil and once fully air dry, paint with DecoArt’s Antiquing Cream in Carbon Black.  Once dry, wipe away the excess using a damp cloth as this removes the excess paint and just leaves the coloured crackles.  Adding silver gilding wax gives a wonderful  metallic finish.

I wasn’t overly careful wiping away the antiquing cream as I like the extra smudgy effect it gave.

Stamp the headphones from the Music On World Off set and these along with ‘Mr Bone Jangles’ onto acetate using Stazon ink.  Carefully cut these out and attach to the card over a slither of muslin.

I love the added texture of the muslin through the acetate

Around the edges of the card, stamp the ‘Elementa’ background stamp randomly using Archival Ink’s Watering Can to add extra interest

To add to the music theme, add musical notes and the lightening flashes from the ‘Music On World Off’ set using embossing powders in Black and Metallic Platinum.

To finish, add the sentiment and add the ‘Parental Advisory…’ image from the same set as the musical notes.

You could of course adapt the card to use the Stars and Stripe stencil which would look equally awesome… and in fact I’ve already had a go at this and will share soon!

Products Used:

Mr Bone Jangles stamp set

Grungy Union Jack Stencil

Music ON World OFF stamp set

Elemental background stamp

Thank you for reading and enjoy the rest of your weekend.

H xx

Brilliant card Heather! Love the metallic texture with these stamps, it looks awesome!! Thank you ♡

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

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We will be back with a stunning project from Lisa Taggart later this evening!

Mark & Helen xx

If I Could Turn Back Time

Hi! We are back as promised with more awesome inspiration! Veerle Moreels has gone all Halloween…

The weather… you would almost think it’s fall. You might think that’s why I took out the stamps I did but that’s not entirely true. I just thought it was time I took out some stamps I hadn’t used in a long time and I really wanted to a lot of the times ^.^

Now what to create…how about a trio of ATC’s?

I first colored a piece of paper the size of 3 ATC’s and stamped on it. Then I glued down my spider web die cut. When you cut up the paper into 3 ATC’s you have patterns that run from one ATC onto the other.

What stamps are calling out your name for a long time and why aren’t you giving in ^.^

Stamps used:

Glimmer of Light

Mr. Bone Jangles

Love you Longer

Scripted Streets

Brilliant project thank you Veerle… and it will be Halloween before we know it! Loving all that texture ♡

You will find more fantastic projects over on Veerle’s blog.

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We’ll be back soon with another fabulous Design Team project!

Thanks for visiting us here today on the Visible Image blog, enjoy the rest of your Saturday.

Mark & Helen xx

Imperfection is Beauty

Hello! We have some rather fabulous inspiration from Pauline Butcher here on the blog today…

Hi again,

It’s Fabulous Friday, so my day to share some Visible Image Love. It’s an exciting day tomorrow 28th January, because all the new stamp designs can be pre-ordered!
This week, I used these stamp sets on my project…

2017-01-17 Visible Image - stamps - Skull - imperfection is beauty - Pauline Butcher.

I stamped the skull onto a piece of white card, using Versamark, and heat embossed it with Black Powder, then masked it using Drawing gum.

I blended Distress inks over the whole card, (Salty Ocean, Picked Raspberry and Mustard Seed), this combination was a little too vivid on this occasion, so I toned it down with a gesso wash (white gesso and water). 

When it was dry, I stamped the Ink Splats randomly, using Mustard Seed then Picked Raspberry, I also edged the card using Blueprint sketch.

I stamped the stem (from the Imperfection is beauty set), around the edges, again using Blueprint sketch, and stamped the sentiment with Black Versafine. I then removed the drawing gum. 


I used Crackle Accents on the skull, just in the white areas, and left to dry.

I made three flowers, with the sideways facing skulls, stamping onto copy paper using a Kaleidercolor ink pad, I shaped the ‘petals’ with a ball tool, then glued the ‘petals’ together at the narrow end, added a black gem to the centre’s, and covered them with Black Stickles, I also used some Stardust Stickles around the edges of the finished flowers.

I thought that was it, but on the spur of the moment, I added a skeleton to the right of the image, stamped in Antique Linen Distress Ink, and highlighted with a white pen, and half a skeleton to the left. There finished !!!!

Thanks for taking the time to visit.
hugs, Pauline xxx 

Wow! Stunning background and Mr Bone Jangles is rocking those flowers! Very clever design and a superb project Pauline thank you ♡ You’ll find more of Pauline’s inspiring cards and projects over on her blog.

We are very excited to be sharing our final previews from our February release today,
so we hope you’ll pop back a little later to check out what we have in store for you!

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Thanks for stopping by!

Mark & Helen xx


Skullduggery – Visible Image

Hello! Thanks for stopping by!

We have another amazing card to share with you today! Over to Dot Leathbridge…

Mr Bones is at it again!!!

Oh this skull just keeps on giving…in so many ways!

This is the third card that I’ve made with this stamp set. It is so versatile and heaps of fun to play with.This time he is getting the ‘smokey’ look.


This card is made in brown monochrome colours, in a CAS style.

The swirly background gives it an almost surreal atmosphere, as if he has been buried for ages.
And teamed up with the splats it’s as if he’s just been freshly dug up…

Definitely think my imagination has been influenced by too many crime shows on T.V. lol
And wonder what his story is???

Stamps used were: 


Wow what a superb background! Amazing card thanks Dot ♡

We’ll be back tomorrow with something awesome from Teresa!

Bye for now.

Mark & Helen xx

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Halloween Tag – Visible Image

Hello! Thanks for coming to visit us here on the Visible Image blog today. We have a fantastic tag from Elina Strömberg to share with you today…


Only a week to Halloween! Wow!

Even if Halloween is not such a big thing in Finland I can feel the Halloween excitement rising as my kids are making plans for their Halloween parties. Their joy and eagerness is so contagious.

I haven’t made too many Halloween themed paper crafting projects in the past, but the recent stamp set, ‘Mr Bone Jangles‘ by Visible Image got me inspired. Funny how those skulls and skeletons are at the same time creepy and cute! I used the large skull for a Halloween themed tag:


The size 8 tag base is die-cut twice; once from orange cardstock and once from black texture paper. Before attaching the tags I tore the paper on top and bottom edges, revealing a bit of the orange background after the tags were glued together. While waiting for the glue to dry I dry brushed a hint of white gesso on the black background. A very thin layer of white gesso is always an easy way to highlight the main items.

I stamped the skull on white cardstock and coloured it with grey and yellow markers. After colouring I removed the eye and nose areas with a crafting knife and fuzzy cut the skull out. For creating more dimenstion on the card I pressed the edges of the skull with a stylus, and attached the image on a piece of black cardstock with 3D foam pads.

The little spiders I had bought from a local ‘Tiger’ store that sells fun decoration items for low prices. After gluing them on the tag I brushed some white gesso on them, too.

The tag turned out just the way I wanted. Creepy spooky, but fun!

For more information on the Visible Image Mr Bone Jangles stamp set I used please click on the picture below:

Visible Image Mr Bone Jangles skull COL stamp set


Wishing you a sunny October day! Thanks for visiting my blog!

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