NEW Phoenix Rising Stamp Set

Hello! We hope you are keeping safe and well. We are so excited to start sharing the amazing Design Team inspiration created with our NEW STAMPS! Up first we have Heather Mitchell with an incredible mixed media card showcasing our PHOENIX RISING STAMP SET…

Hey everyone…

Hope you’re all well and good?! I’m just going to ignore everything going on in the world right now and just concentrate on the latest release of stamps from Visible Image! There’s six in all and today I am sharing my make using the gorgeous Phoenix Rising stamp set.



phoenix stamp | visible image | mixed media card


I love the grungy look of this set and look forward to exploring and experimenting more with it to make something not so obvious, if you get me, something away from the fire and hot colours… I’m just not sure what yet!

This set has one main stamp, the Phoenix, and then two fabulously abstract stamps which I’ve used as flames on this make. You also get two sentiments ‘Hope’ and ‘We Rise By Lifting Others’ which couldn’t be anymore poignant at present.



The background was made using Distress Oxide Sprays (Mustard Seed, Carved Pumpkin, Ripe Persimmon and Candied Apple) and I’ve made it so the lighter colours are in the middle. I’ve just sprayed them and spritzed on water to allow them to drip a bit.

I’ve mopped up the left over spray on my mat using some watercolour card and left this to dry. I would be using this later to stamp the Phoenix on as the main focal point.


With the background now dry, I’ve used my go-to stencil from Visible Image, Strobes, and a product which is new to me; Izink Ice in Melted Butter. The Ice is a translucent gel/paint and for me it’s just perfect as you can see layers underneath the more you use it.



You can heat dry the Ice which is perfect for me as I’m super impatient the it comes to waiting for things to dry and I actually quite enjoy watching paint dry with a heat tool.


The fabulous Phoenix on the card was stamped onto that mopped up card I’d saved and stamped using Versafine Clair ink pads (Cheerful, Summertime and Tulip Red). It’s then heat embossed using WOW’s Clear Embossing Powder. I’ve repeated this 3 times in total to get a good depth on the Phoenix.




I used the same method of stamping and heat embossing (using the same colours) to create a tinted fire like layer at the bottom of the card. The great thing about using a glossy clear embossing powder is the amazing glaze it gives you!



After edging the card with black ink, I’ve added the sentiment which has been stamped on the off-cut of card I used for the Phoenix itself and also edged it in black. To really make those colours ‘POP’ I’ve matted the card onto black card stock and then onto a 7×7″ card blank.



Tutorial video




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Supplies


phoenix card | handmade | stamp



phoenix rising stamp | visible image




phoenix rising stamp | mixed media card | rays stencil



That’s all from me today. Lots of inspiration using the new stamp sets over on instagram and the Visible Image Facebook group so do check those out. If you’re on Pinterest, there are LOADS of images to mooch through an again ideas and inspiration from so do take a peek!

Look after yourselves! H xx




Wow what a way to showcase a new stamp set! The colours, texture and glaze are stunning! Thank you Heather for this amazing sample and great video tutorial ♡

You will find more inspiring projects from Heather over on her blog.


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We will be sharing more awesome inspiration from our amazing team over the coming days! Keep your eye on our socials too and our daily stories!


Sending our best wishes to you all.

Stay safe and well.

Helen & Mark xx


 

Glimmer of Light | Moth Stamp

Hello and Happy Friday! Lynda Hall is here to inspire you today with an awesome card featuring the moth stamp and inspiring sentiment from our GLIMMER OF LIGHT set, and our STROBES stencil…


It’s my Visible Image sharing day, and today I am featuring a rather dramatic card using the Glimmer of Light stamp set, along with the Strobes stencil. With the current Covid situation there are certainly some dark moments for many of us, and I think the sentiment on this is definitely one to remember. Things will get better if we all just hang on in there.


moth stamp | mixed media card



I began with a base piece of card with distress oxide spray inks in orange and yellows. I taped the Strobes stencil down, and applied a generous layer of black texture paste through it.



Before it dried, I sprinkled Sparkling sand Wow embossing powder , and a touch of Perfect Pearls mica all over it.



Then came the magic part- heating it all up!



As well as melting the embossing powder, the wet texture paste swells and bubbles, adding even more texture. Yummy!



Once totally cool I added more colour to the rays with sparkle pens…



..and darkened the edges with black soot distress ink to draw the eye to the centre.



The next step was to stamp and emboss lightbulb onto heat resistant acetate. I coloured on the back with alcohol ink. I stamped the moth on the same coloured card as the base and coloured with pens.



The bulb, moth and sentiments were all adhered with 3d gel glue for added dimension.






moth stamp | strobes stencil | mixed media | stamping



You can see this sample and more amazing ones from the team on Create and Craft TV on 27th October. Mark will no doubt have some fabulous demos to inspire too, so watch if you can!



Supplies




moth stamp | glimmer of light sentiment | Visible Image


strobes stencil | rays | sun





Wow this is so striking and the texture is divine! The depth is incredible! Thank you Lynda ♡

You will find more inspiring cards and projects from Lynda over on her blog.



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As Lynda mentioned…  We are back on TV next Tuesday, October 27th. Tune into Create and Craft for a double length mixed media show featuring some awesome demos from Mark!



We will be back here on the blog tomorrow with more fabulous inspiration  ♡

Helen & Mark xx


 

Guardian Angel Stamp | Wow Embossing

Hello! We hope you are staying safe and well. Today’s inspiration from Ericka Strange features our wonderful Guardian Angel stamp…



guardian angel stamp | visible image | wow embossing



Happy Wednesday! I hope you are all having a good week so far. Today I’m playing with the Visible Image Guardian Angel stamp for a mixed media card.



I love this beautiful image and today I decided to make my angel full of light. For the background, I started with Cerulean Blue Color Burst and spritzed it on my paper. Once it was dry I added the Visible Image Strobes Stencil and used gold spray to give it a light look.



I stamped the angel and the wings on a separate paper and heat embossed them in gold powder that I mixed with WOW Changers Glisten for added sparkle. After cutting the wings out, I attached them to the background with foam tape.



I then cut the angel out, used a light blue watercolor marker on the robe, and added him with a double layer of foam tape for even more dimension.



I stamped the birds included in the set in a light blue and added them as well with foam tape. I used the included sentiment, which I love, to finish off my card.


 

Supplies

guardian angel stamp | doves | sentiment



strobes stencil | rays | sunburst

 

Other supplies used:

Wow embossing powder changers
Wow embossing powder metal gold: rich pale
Wow embossing powder: curacao
Ken Oliver Color Burst: Fresh Florals
Kuretake ZIG clean color real brush pen
Strathmore Bristol Smooth card



Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful week!




Wow this is absolutely stunning Ericka! Our Guardian Angel looks beautiful embossed in gold and your background is amazing! Thank you 

You will find more of Ericka’s fabulous cards over on her blog.



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Eye Contact Stencil | Vibrant Handmade Card

Hi there! We hope you are having a good week so far. Today’s inspiration comes from Ali Carubia who’s teamed up two of our awesome stencils: Eye Contact and Strobes to create a vibrant eye catching card…


Happy Tuesday


I’m sharing this card today using Visible Image’s amazing Eye Contact and Strobes stencils. I’ve used my Spectrum Noir Harmony inks to colour these.


eye stencil | vibrant handmade card


Tutorial


Firstly spray the back of the 2 stencils with stencil adhesive and leave for a couple of minutes.


Stick the Eye Contact stencil on a piece of 6″ x 6″ white card and lightly ink over with the jet black ink.
Remove the stencil and heat dry the ink.



Position the Strobes stencil so that the centre is over the pupil and then colour each of the rays with the Harmony inks.




Remove the stencil and taking a couple of pieces of scrap card to use as masks, extend each of the rays to the centre of the eye and outwards to the edge of the card.




Use the Bleed Proof White (or white acrylic paint) to paint over the white of the eye with a paint brush.



Reposition the Eye Contact stencil over your card, lining up over the inked up eye and tape down with masking tape.



Apply black structure paste over the stencil using a spatula.

Carefully peel back the masking tape and lift off the stencil.



Put the stencil to water and leave your card to dry.


Stamp the TIME and ‘to be happy again’ sentiments with black versafine ink onto white card and heat emboss with clear embossing powder




Cut out the two sentiments and matt onto black card with a border of about 1/8″ .
When the structure paste has dried, use a black fine liner pen to outline each of the rays and the eyelids.

Use a grey alcohol pen to colour the inner and outer corners of the eye.

Matt your card onto black card leaving approx. 1/16″ border and then onto white card with a 3/16″ border and then onto a black 7″x7″ card blank.


Finally, stick the sentiments onto your card using foam tape or 3D glue gel.



Here is my finished card


eye stencil | vibrant handmade card



Supplies


eye stencil



strobes | rays | stencil | sun



time stamps | smashed clock | cogs | numbers | rubber | clear | card making



Other items used

  • Stencil Adhesive spray (Crafter’s Companion stick & spray)
  • Spectrum Harmony Ink pads – Lemon Tonic, Orange, Chinese Red, Spring Meadow, Ocean Blue, Fuchsia, Plum Pudding & Jet Black
  • Blending tool & foams
  • Black structure paste & spatula
  • Dr PH Martin Bleed Proof White (or White Acrylic paint)
  • Black fine liner pen
  • Black versafine ink
  • Clear embossing powder
  • Heat gun
  • Masking Tape
  • White card (300gsm) and Black card for matting & layering
  • 7″ x 7″ black card blank
  • double sided foam tape & pva



I hope you have enjoyed this project, thanks for stopping by.


Ali xxx




This is such a striking card and we are loving these stencils together! Great tutorial too.. thank you Ali 

You will find more of Ali’s gorgeous cards over on her blog.

 

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Glimmer of Light

Hello! Thank you for visiting our blog today!

Elisa Ablett is here with awesome inspiration…


Hi everyone,

I am here on the blog today with a mixed media canvas made with the backing board from an old paper pad, I love to repurpose items when i get a chance.


I loved the look of this stamp set when I first saw it, so versatile and a little bit grungy for those art journal pages and canvases and a fantastic verse to use as well.





To create the stamped moths I used Dina Wakely scribble sticks rubbed directly onto the stamp and spritzed with water and then stamped on watercolour cardstock. I added a darker colour over the top to add dimension and then once dried, I added highlights with Glossy Accents. I get a fantastic impression with Visible Image stamps each and every time.


The background was created using beautiful Turquoise and Gold Metallic Wax from Finnabair. The Gold wax was rubbed through the Strobe Stencil to create rays of light behind the light bulb.


A friend gave me a few pieces of black cardstock that had been embossed with a 3D hexagon pattern, I fussy cut them up and stuck them to my background which i had painted black. Then i rubbed the turquoise wax all over the background and added the Strobe Stencil along with Gold Wax.

 

 

 


I wanted to show you the amazing colour you can get from a few coats of the waxes when they hit the sunlight! look at that blue, just gorgeous.  Makes those stamps pop!


Here are the Visible Image stamps that I utilised for this project.





Well that’s it from me today, thanks for stopping by the blog 🙂


Hugs xx
Elisa




LOVE this Elisa! The gold wax looks incredible against that deep blue.. awesome canvas!
Thank you ♡

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



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Special Moments

Hello! Not long to go now until we close for the Christmas holidays for some much needed rest and lovely family time!

We have some wonderfully magical inspiration here on the blog for you today from Jane Tyrrell…



Today is my last design team inspiration piece for the year for Visible Image. The next time I am back with some Visible Image inspiration will be in January when we will be starting to showcase their totally awesome new stamps!


For today I thought that I would weave a little Christmas magic and share a final post of our wonderful Disneyland Paris trip with Daisy. This is the second art journal “Moment” I made to remember this magical holiday.


For this art journal Moment I chose to capture the memories of the Princess lunch we enjoyed…



We were visited by the gorgeous Cinderella, Rapunzel, Snow White and Belle..

           



Daisy was totally entranced and honestly believed we were in the company of the real deal. The princesses were so professional and treated our darling sweetheart like a real princess. They really took the time to talk to her, sign her autograph book, pose for photos and admire the Princess Anna dress she was wearing.



I decided to use the photo of Daisy with Cinderella for my focal for my Moment as think it shows the the pure joy on our little sweetheart’s face. I fussy cut it out as I wanted it to become part of the background



I added some infusions and distress oxide ink to my mixed media card to start to create a magical background. Salty Ocean is a great Cinderella colour, perhaps I might rename mine Cinderella Blue!


I added some gold ink through the Strobes stencil


to create some star bursts



I stamped and gold embossed the clock swirl from the Ahead of our Time stamp set several times




as a reminder of that moment in time with the Princesses.


I also stamped stars from Universal



 to add a little more magic



and also some celebratory bubbles using those from  the Dare to Swim stamp set




The 2 quotes I used were

‘Make a Wish’ from Own it!



and






So here is my finished Moment..





I hope that when Daisy is older she can look back and remember the day she met her real Princesses and remember the Moments I have stored for her in Jane’s Journal. You can see just how versatile Visible Image stamps and stencils are for everything, including art journalling and mixed media work. We made a wish and made memories which  really are,


“special moments that tell our story”


I have finished off  the last of my last Christmas makes. My crackers for Christmas 2017 are ready for the table and I will be back to share them very soon over on my blog.


Thanks so much for stopping by today and taking the time to leave your kind comments, especially at this very busy time of the year. I hope that you have nearly finished all your Christmas preps too.


Bye for now,
Jane x



Loving Daisy’s gorgeous face in these photos Jane… such a fabulously magical page capturing those precious memories! Than you for sharing it  ♡

You will find more of Jane’s inspiring cards and projects over on her blog.



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Back soon!

Mark & Helen xx



Destination Happy

Hello! We are back with more fabulous inspiration this evening!

Heather Mitchell has been creating THE most gorgeous texture..



Hello everyone…

How is everyone doing?  As I write this it’s a ridiculously miserable day,  dark, drizzly, windy and chilly and just the sort of day I want to tuck myself up in a duvet… however, my new make for Visible Image definitely blows away the cobwebs!


As November is ‘Tag Challenge’ time over in the Visible Image Facebook group, for my inspiration this week I’ve chosen a tag I made using the Strobes stencil:




I have to admit, I absolutely adore my finished tag.  The colours are just so vibrant!  It was very easy to create (albeit a bit on the messy side!)





The tag is made from 300gsm watercolour paper, this way I knew it would soak up the colour well.

I’ve used modelling paste through the stencil and allowed it to dry overnight.  I’ve then used various Distress Ink Sprays to drip colour from the middle and pour it down the strobes but I haven’t sprayed the ink, I removed the top and used a pipette to gulp up the ink and then drip.



I wasn’t entirely happy with my tag at this point and felt it needed yet more colour so I dabbed some Distress Oxides on my craft mat, sprayed with water and then dipped the tag in the ink. To add a little sparkle, I’ve added splash of gold spritzing ink, which you can see glowing nicely in the photo above!




The little Origami boat stamps are adorable and I love it in this colour against the hot colours

As the background is so vibrant, I kept the detail simple and used just one of the fabulous Origami boat’s from Destination Unknown set held in place using 3D foam dots over some fibres that I’ve stapled down. There are a few droplets of Liquid Glass on their too which adds a lovely different texture.



The sentiments have been stamped on white card and I’ve distressed the edges using Distress Ink pads before matting them onto black card.  To finish, I’ve threaded some bright pink and red ribbon through the punched hole which echoes the colours perfectly.

And there you go!  This make is a definite keeper… you know, those projects you make that you can’t bear to give away and you just get out to look at lovingly now and again! Hehe!


Right… here’s the ingredients for the tag:


Visible Image Products:


Strobes Stencil:




Destination Unknown stamp set:




Distress Ink Products:
Sprays – Picked Raspberry, Spiced marmalade, Candied Apple,
Oxide Ink Pads – Worn Lipstick, Abandoned Coral



Other items:
Indigo Blu ‘Luscious Pigment Powder’ in Pink, Docrafts Spritzing Ink in Gold, DecoArt Liquid Glass, Stayzon Ink Pad in Jet Black, Fibre, 3D Foam Dots


Thank you for looking and hope to see you next time!


*waves*

Heather x



Superb tag Heather! LOVE it.. the colours are stunning and that texture is wonderful!
Thank you ♡

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



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Somewhere In Time…

Good Evening! We are back with our 3rd dose of awesome inspiration this evening!

We’re really excited to share the very first Design Team project by Heather Mitchell…




I was super inspired when my Visible Image DT kit arrived (and just a little blown away at the awesomeness of the stamps).  I got very excited as, even though they’re sold in sets, they are so interchangeable and many of the images and sentiments can be used in different ways… which, as a crafter, is just fabulous!



The Somewhere in Time set really caught my eye.  I love the fractured pocket watch… it seemed to represent how I’m feeling at the moment.


Obviously, me being me, I had to start with an inky background and so I reached for some watercolour paper and my Distress Oxide’s



I loved the stormy look I created with the Oxide and spritzed with gold ink to add a little sparkle


I’ve added elements of ‘Fibres‘ and the gorgeous ‘Strobes‘ stencils before stamping the text from ‘Scripted Streets‘ and the cogs from ‘Somewhere in Time’



I placed the ‘Strobe’ stencil so it looks like light is shining onto the main image




Text stamps are a great way to add texture and break up areas of colour


Once the background was complete, I could start adding the main images.  Using Wow! Embossing powder, I stamped the background of the watch and added the detailed image over the top once cooled



The detail on Visible Image stamps is just incredible…
even the smallest detail stamps perfectly every time


To break up the text, I’ve used the rain stamp from the ‘Sparkle in the Rain‘ set before adding the sentiment.  The title ‘Time’ stamp is from the ‘Somewhere in Time’ set and the sentiment from ‘What Really Matters



I hope you like my first post for Visible Image, it’s been quite daunting… and for those of you that like to know what’s been used, here’s a list of the magic ingredients used in this project:




Visible Image Products:


Somewhere in Time




Scripted Streets




Sparkle in the Rain




What Really Matters




Fibres stencil




Strobes stencil




Distress Ink Pads:
Oxides: Iced Spruce, Antique Linen and Vintage Photo Oxides Tumbled Glass
Distress Ink: Tumbled Glass, Tea Dye
Distress Spray Stain: Tarnished Brass



Wow! Embossing Powders:
Primary Ebony Super Fine, Metallic Silver



Other Items:
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist ‘Basically Bare’



Love this card.. the colours are so stunning together and all the background stamping looks fantastic.
Thank you Heather ♡

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



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We will be back tomorrow with the very first project from Lisa Taggart!


If you missed any of our earlier posts today, you’ll find them HERE!


Thanks for visiting our blog today.

Mark & Helen xx


 

Escape To New Beginnings

Hello! Hope you are having a great day!

We have some awesome inspiration for you today from Veerle Moreels…





Escape… everyone sometimes needs to…


Escape from people, escape from situations…



But you can’t escape if you are not opening your mind for new beginnings. It might not be as easy as writing it down here, depending on what you have to leave behind.



Those stars might not be as bright as they should be, but give it time and believe that those wings will show you their true color.




Those stamps from Visible Image… they all make it so easy to put down so many of my thoughts.

And just another picture to show you the fabulous texture you can create using their stencils.



I’m a fan… but I think that’s been obvious for a while now ^.^



Stamps and stencils used:


Mesh-ellaneous





Glimmer of Light




Create to Escape




New Beginnings




Strobes




Stars and Stripes




Thank you Veerle we adore your gorgeous box frame! Such an inspiring piece of art! ♡

You’ll find more amazing projects over on Veerle’s blog.



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Mark & Helen xx


 

Christmas Can Be Tough Sometimes…

Good Evening, thanks for visiting our blog today.

When we lose a loved one, Christmas can be a very difficult time and it can be hard to know whether to send a traditional Christmas card, and ‘Merry Christmas’ just isn’t really appropriate. So Helen wrote a special sentiment for those ‘hard to write’ Christmas cards.


We have some beautiful inspiration for you from Jane Tyrrell today featuring this Christmas sentiment stamp…

Monday has spun round again and it’s time for my Visible Image DT inspiration.
Today I am focusing on the gorgeous new Christmas stamp release and designing with 2 sets;


The very poignant Christmas Memories stamp…



which I thought went perfectly with the silhouette angel image from the Angels set



As you may know, I am Mrs Christmas and adore everything about it. However I do understand that for some people this can be a very difficult time of the year. Particularly when they have recently lost someone they love. That first Christmas afterwards, I know from my own experience, is very tough. I sell my cards at Dotty’s Tearooms in our local high street and I thought this card would be a helpful extra to sell there this year.

My design also uses the Strobes stencil (these are all back in stock in the shop). I think it makes a great sun/star burst and used it in the background of my card…




So this is what I made…


I kept my colour very upbeat and simple.


I gold embossed the angel word and added some gold to the border.




I blended distress inks through the stencil. I wanted the angel to be more of a shadow and I achieved this by using a gold metallic ink. The sentiment is stamped and embossed.



Here she is in close up, in real life she has a shimmery gold effect…




Thanks so much for visiting today. It is only 84 days until the big day and I am getting myself into Christmas card making mode now that the evenings are getting darker.


Time to light those candles…


Back soon.

Bye for now,
 Jane x



This is such a stunning card, thank you Jane ♡
The sentiment, Angel and strobes all work so beautifully together.

You will find more of Jane’s inspiring cards and projects, and some really beautiful photos over on her blog.



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We will be back tomorrow with some awesome inspiration from Eileen Godwin!


Have a great evening.


Mark & Helen xx


Strobes Stencil

Good Evening! We have 2 fantastic cards to share with you today both featuring our brilliant new Strobes stencil.. which is now back in stock!

First up is Nicky Gilburt with a fabulous feminine card…


This is a card I created with Visible Image’s fabulous ‘Sing’ stamp set and amazing ‘Strobes’ stencil.


I won’t lie – it took time to get the colours laid down but I knew it could look good, so I selected some bright distress inks, taped my stencil over my card and cut some thin strips of cut-and-dry foam. The result was this funky background, which, combined with a little bit of words and music, created a  base onto which to mount my singer.




I stamped my singer onto white card and embossed her with black powder. I also coloured her dress in a little with Nuvo Glitter Markers before trimming round and mounting the image onto the base card.




A few sequins to finish and the card was complete!





Products Used:


Sing



Strobes



Happy crafting!
Nicky


Love this card and it was definitely worth the time with those colours! Thank you Nicky… wonderful effect! ♡
You can find more of Nicky’s fabulous cards and projects over on her blog.



Next up we have a brilliant masculine card from Pauline Butcher…


Hi there,
It’s  time for me to share something I’ve created, using some of the awesome Visible Image goodies available.
 
Again it’s a card for a man, people say that men are very hard to create for, but Visible Image have that covered, with some fantastic Stamp sets, and also some new stencils.




I took a square piece of white card, placed the Union Jack stencil on it, and blended through it, using three Oxide inks, Picked Raspberry, Salty Ocean and Twisted Citron, after removing the stencil, I spritzed it with water, and let it run. Then after drying it, I placed on the second stencil, with the middle of it at the top of the card, and the strobes radiating down, and blended through it with Salty Ocean.



On this card, the 2 stamp sets I used were…




and the 2 stencils….


Grungy Union Jack




and Strobes




When it was dry, I stamped the Drummer, and the Rock Out with Versamark, and heat embossed the drummer using Black Embossing Powder, and the Rock Out with white powder. I grounded the drummer, by adding a darker band underneath him.






Using the devils horn hand, from ‘Rock Out’, I stamped with Seedless Preserve Oxide ink, and gently coloured them in in the same colour.


Thanks for popping in.
Hugs, Pauline xxxxx



Love these two stencils combined! Awesome card Pauline thank you ♡
You will find more of Pauline’s fabulous cards and projects over on her blog.



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In the Spotlight

Hello! We have some fabulous inspiration from Teresa Morgan for you here on the blog this evening…


It’s Thursday, and it’s Visible Image time once again. I have another card using stamps and another new stencil.. this time it’s the Strobes design, and I created a spotlight effect for this card.




I coloured my card with Mustard seed Distress Ink leaving a white area in the middle. I blended a little Twisted Citron around the edges to darken slightly. Then I placed the sencil on the card and went over it all with Black Soot Distress Ink, keeping it lighter in the centre to create my spotlight effect.




I used WOW powders fluorescent colours to emboss the other images – I love how the colours pop against the background.



Products Used:


Strobes




Sing




Feel The Beat




Wow! What a stunner! Thanks Teresa ♡
The strobes stencil looks amazing with our singer!

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We will be back with lots of gorgeous new inspiration next week.


We are heading to London tomorrow for the fantastic ‘Crafting at Ally Pally’ show… our favourite event! Looking forward to seeing lots of customers and friends there.


Thanks for stopping by today, have a fantastic weekend!


Mark & Helen xx


A Father’s Wish…

Hi there! Jane Tyrrell is here with a sunshiny card, perfect for Father’s Day or a fantastic Birthday card…


It’s time for my weekly inspiration for Visible Image.




I used the brilliant Strobes stencil




Today’s card is another of the samples I made for the Create and Craft TV shows.


I also used the NEW Father Definition stamp







I used Distress oxides through the strobes stencil and then added the Father sentiment plus some accent stamps from the Own it! and Create it stamp sets. We also have a “distressed” challenge running during September over on our Facebook page…do come and join us..you could win £40 voucher to spend on your choice of Visible Image stamps.




Back soon, and if you are going to the Stamping Show at Ally Pally on Sunday.. do shout and I will say hello! I will also be catching up with Helen and Mark at the Visible Image stand.


Bye for now…I need to get back to the beach ?
Jane x



Love this Jane! Thank you ♡ Great Autumn inspiration too.. the little tree and leaves are so awesome!

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We have been busy catching up with all the latest Design Team inspiration here on the blog over the last few days, so if  you have missed any of our recent posts you will find them all HERE!


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We will be back tomorrow with some ‘distressed’ challenge inspiration from Corrie!


Mark & Helen xx

Breathe…

Good Evening! We have some beautiful inspiration for you from Veerle Moreels, featuring another of our new stencils…



Sometimes when you see something there immediately pops an idea into your head and you can’t wait to go ahead and give in to that idea. So I was very happy when the stencils from Visible Image arrived here at home. Yes you are reading it right: stencils from Visible Image ^.^





And of course I filmed my first play with the stencils…



That tiny spot in between the strobes is just perfect to put tiny elements in and get them in the spotlight. Keep an eye out because I still have loads of ideas for this stencil ^.^




Products Used:


Strobes




Imagine Dream Inspire




Stunning tag Veerle ♡  And a fabulous video too, thank you!

You’ll find more stunning projects over on Veerle’s blog.




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Mark & Helen xx