Dreams Lead To Adventures

Hello! We are back with more fantastic inspiration for you this evening.

Jane Tyrrell has a brilliant card to share which has a great story behind it…



I sell lots of my cards at Dotty’s, a Vintage Teahouse in Carshalton High Street which opened last May.
At the weekend it was the 1st anniversary of Dotty’s opening!


This was the opening day last year which was attended by the Mayor of Sutton.



I went to the anniversary celebrations on Saturday, so today I am sharing the card I made to give to Rebecca (the owner) and her lovely staff.

As the theme for the celebrations was WW2  I decided to go with a patriotic red, white and blue theme and I used a very apt Visible Image sentiment from the Where Dreams Take You stamp set…


I stamped the sentiment and die cut it


I found some very apt tea cups paper in my stash.


I stamped and fussy cut out the paper plane from the Destination Unknown set..



I also stamped the sentiment from the same set



and then I put on my creative hat to make this card..




Here are a couple of close ups; the great cup and saucer die is Marianne, the layering dies are all Spellbinders. The hearts are La-la land


I cut the what lies ahead sentiment into 2 parts.


This  last year for me, both selling at Dotty’s and designing has been such a great adventure and I do indeed wonder “what lies ahead”.  My dreams are certainly taking me into all sorts of new adventures!

Here it is in the window of Dotty’s on Saturday, together with the card I made for the girls to give to Rebecca. Such a fun day!



Thanks so much for stopping by today.


Bye for now,
Jane x

 

Such a fabulously British card Jane, and the quote is perfect! ♡ Thanks for sharing this special day with us!

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



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We will be back tomorrow with new inspiration from Corrie!

Thanks so much for visiting us here today.

Mark & Helen xx

Swim Deeper

Hi and thank you for stopping by our blog today!

Veerle Moreels is here with some gorgeous inspiration…



Sometimes a card doesn’t need loads of bells and whistles and a simple stamp combined with a beautiful text is all it needs. And Visible Image has loads of sets that can do just that.

Today I’m sharing a take on such a CAS card using the ‘Dare to Swim‘ stamp set. I love the words this set holds as it so true. I chose to combine it with a CAS version of the jellyfish (using perfect pearls to put him down)  so my words wouldn’t get lost.


If only we would dare to swim a bit deeper sometimes…





Dare to Swim



Don’t forget to take part in the May challenges over in the Visible Image Facebook group for a chance to WIN a great prize!

Veerle


Really beautiful card Veerle.. clean and simple can be so hard to do but you have perfected it for sure ♡

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



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Live Life Now

Hi there! We have some gorgeous new inspiration to share with you today here on the blog.

Here’s Nicky Gilburt with all the details…



Hello, and happy weekend! For my Visible Image blog post today I thought I would revisit a favourite of mine, but with a new twist… This Live Life Now set has the most enchanting inky butterfly, and it also now has a cluster of tiny ones to compliment the design. So I set myself a challenge of making them work together – hardly a challenge really – they were made for each other!

 



I wanted to do a simple piece of work this time, or at least, one that looked simple! It is sometimes hard for me to keep a light touch. Here on the Design Team, we all have our own styles, and we embrace our differences, and together showcase a huge range of styles of work. But all of us seek to learn, to add new twists, and to sometimes take ourselves out of our comfort zones. My fear is….white space. Seriously! Where others can make clean and simple cards, with delicate brushstrokes or touches, I seek out colour, depth, vibrancy. I LOVE pastels and pale but I need a stop sign in my head if I am to achieve the kind of results I desire without laying the colour down too thick!

So I tried! With the help of:


Visible Image Live Life Now stamps




And…

  • Tim Holtz Distress Crayons Set 5 (Pastels)
  • a delicate diamond patterned stencil
  • Nuvo Clear Mark ink pad
  • Silver glitter embossing powder
  • Broken China Distress Oxide
  • Clear embossing powder
  • Baby wipes
  • a water spritzer
  • Mixed Media cardstock

 

To make my background I lightly spritzed the card and scribbled bursts of pastel colour around, but I didn’t go right up to the edge. I then laid the stencil over and, with a baby wipe, wiped all the colour off. This left the lovely soft harlequin pattern, which I then left to dry.

 

Once dry, I stamped my feature butterfly in clear embossing ink and added silver glitter powder. I did the same for the tiny butterflies and heat set everything.



For the sentiment, I stamped in Distress Oxide, but as it looked a bit damp, I sealed it with clear embossing powder, a great technique for keeping your inking where you want it to be! It also adds a beautiful glossy sheen to your work.




To finish, I matted and layered the piece onto a top folding A5 card. I don’t often ‘go big’ with Visible Image pieces, but I think that in order to show the space, and imply movement, you have to allow for space. And that is how the white on this card managed to remain white!


Happy crafting!

Nicky x



Ooooh loving this card! How gorgeous the gold looks against that fabulous background ♡ Thanks Nicky!

You can find more of Nicky’s fabulous cards and projects over on her blog



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Mark & Helen xx

Bold Cats

Hello! We are back with some fabulous inspiration from Pauline Butcher today, as promised…

Hi there friends,
 
It’s Fabulous Friday, so you know what that means, yep, another creation using some fantastic Visible Image Stamps.
 



I wanted to use the small cats, and the paw print from the ‘Curious Cats‘ set, and there is also a small Cat in the ‘Create it‘ set too.


I stamped them all using a Kaleidocolor ink pad, then spritzed with water, to get them to run.

I then stamped the sentiment ‘Bold Colour‘ onto another piece of card, and heat embossed it using bright Orange Embossing Powder. 



Stamps Used:





Thank for your visit.
Hugs, Pauline xxxx



Loving your bold colour cats Pauline! Thank you ♡
You will find more of Pauline’s fabulous cards and projects over on her blog.



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We will be back tomorrow with something new from Nicky Glburt!


There’s the chance to WIN one of our awesome Background Stamp Sets over on our  Facebook page this weekend! And don’t forget to enter anything you have made with our stamps this month into our ‘Show & Tell’ challenge, or play along with our themed challenge… both have great prizes up for grabs over in our Facebook group!

Hope you’ll come and visit us again soon here on the Visible Image blog.


Wishing you a fantastic weekend!

Mark & Helen xx


Free as a Dragonfly

Hi there! We are back with more stunning inspiration this evening here on the blog.

Teresa Morgan is here with a brand new project…



Hello and welcome to another Thursday inspiration post from me for Visible Image.

I have used stamps from three sets to decorate my gatefold card today.



My background is Distress Inks, smooshed on a craft mat. I then splattered some water drops and blotted to create a faux bleach effect. Next, I stamped and embossed the sentiment, framing with the coffee ring stamp (embossed in white.) Finally I stamped and embossed the dragonflies, circling around.



The outer panels began the same way, but I then stamped and embossed the ink splats ramdomly over them.




                



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Stamps Used:

Free Soul



Ink Splats



Live In The Moment



Wow! Loving this… the outside is fabulous but then you open it up to discover something even more gorgeous!
Thank you Teresa ♡

You’ll find more awesome cards and projects from Teresa over on her blog.



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Getting Sentimental

Hello there! Thank  you so much for visiting our blog today.

Elina Strömberg is here with some gorgeous inspiration for this month’s Facebook group challenge which is all about words…

Hi,


Today I’m sharing with you two cards I made using two lovely quote stamps by Visible Image:





I wanted the quote to be the main focus of the card, so I kept the other embellishments to minimum.

For the background I used soft pink liquid watercolor that I applied in several layers, drying each layer with my heat gun before applying the next layer of water and/or colour.


Once the background was ready I stamped the quote. The ‘Smile Sparkle Shine’ text I created some highlights with an embossing pen, added gold embossing powder, and heat set the powder with my heat gun.



Usually I decorate the watercoloured background with some pattern stamping, but this time I wanted to add more golden shimmer. I sprinkled a bit of the same embossing powder around the stamped quote, and heat set the powder by heating it from underneath. Blowing it from top would have blown the powder away as it was loose on the paper.



The only decoration element was a simple die-cut frame I covered with embroidery yarn. Wrapping the yarn around the paper frame took a while, but I just love the end result! Once the entire frame was covered I glued the frame on the card front.



These cards were really simple and fun to make. Hope they inspire you, too!


For more information on the lovely Visible Image stamps I used, please click on the pictures below:



 Wishing you a nice week. Thanks for stopping by!


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These are so fabulous Elina!
Loving your background, and the gold looks gorgeous against the delicate pink ♡ Thank you!

You can find more of Elina’s gorgeous cards and projects over on her blog.



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The Perfect Moment

Hello! We hope you had a great weekend.. doesn’t Monday come around fast!

Incredibly busy week ahead here at Visible Image HQ.. a huge delivery of gorgeous stamps is arriving today, so we will be busy bees packaging and dispatching them to all the lovely customers who have been waiting patiently for their orders of curious cats, face stamps, unicorns, horses and anything else that had sold out!


We have lots of wonderful inspiration to share with you here on the blog this week, Jane Tyrrell is starting off the week with a beautiful journal page…



Another Monday is here and it’s time for my weekly Visible Image Design Team inspiration post.


For those of you who may be recent readers of my blog I have a real “Jane’s Journal” and a “Daisy’s Diary” (for my granddaughter) where I put all my special art journal mixed media “Moments” that I have made over the years. They preserve in time my precious family occasions. The week before our darling grandson Jack was born on 21 April I went down to stay as my daughter had some hospital appointments. As it was a lovely sunny day I asked Daisy if she would like to go out to nearby Hellier’s Garden for lunch. We went there earlier this year and saw all the snowdrops and daffodils. For this visit it was all about the blossoms… and how pretty they were.






She decided to build a birthday cake using a mole hill, sticks and dandelions ( as you do)





Jack was born 3 days later and I realised that this was our very last Daisy and Nanna outing before his birth. I felt it very important to remember this by making a Moment for her diary. I chose a very apt Visible Image stamp:


This is what I got up to…

First I added some texture through a vine stencil and stamped and embossed the bottom piece of my Visible Image ‘take the moment’ stamp.




I worked with these DecoArt mister inks, inspired by the colours of the blossom Daisy and I saw that day.



I sprayed my background,


and added some flowers through a stencil.


 


Next I added some script into the background using the amazing Scripted Streets set



I also stamped some flowers from the ‘Create it set’ using Distress oxides and fussy cut them out to layer.


I added cracks from the same set to a die cut tree to create bark texture.

 


I then coloured the tree with distress inks.



Once I had all my elements  ready to put together I made my Moment…here it is…..




with some close ups…




Such a perfect sentiment



For a perfect moment I shared with my darling granddaughter.


 


Thanks so much for stopping by today.


Back soon.
Bye for now,
Jane x



Wow such a fabulous journal page Jane, perfect indeed for that gorgeous photo, very special memories to treasure.. thanks for sharing it with us ♡ Love your tree!

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



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Destination: Unknown

Hello! Thank you for coming to check out today’s inspiration here on the blog.

Veerle Moreels has combined 3 stamp sets from our February release to create an incredible tag…


I’m sorry, I couldn’t help myself… I just had to go and make those beautiful eyes of the Face it stamps black…



And I liked what I saw ^.^   So I wanted some words to match and I went for these from the set Destination Unknown.

Perfect match for me…



So what will you do…stay on the nice side of the line or will you cross and join me on the black side?





Stamps Used:

Face it



Destination Unknown



Create it



Such an awesome tag Veerle.. thank you ♡ Love the deep dark emotional feel to it!

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



There have been so many stunning projects created with our Face stamps, and there are lots more to come from our awesome team… check out the gorgeous inspiration in our Face it project gallery!



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We will have stunning journal page from Jane for you tomorrow ♡


Thank you for visiting us here on the Visible Image blog today.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Mark & Helen xx

Life Can Be Tough My Darling…

Hi there! We are back with more gorgeous inspiration for you.

Pauline is here to share a fabulous new card featuring one of our incredibly popular designs… yes you guessed it, our Curious Cat!

Hi my lovely friends,
 
It’s Fabulous Friday once again, so time for me to share one of my creations, made with the help of some fantastic Visible Image Stamps.
 
 

 

 

 This week it’s the turn of that gorgeous Puddy Cat…

 

Curious Cats



with some flowers from the very useful Create It set



and the sentiment is Life can be Tough

 

I used acrylic paints for the background, when it was dry I stamped the cat’s face, whiskers, and the sentiment with Versamark and heat embossed them using black embossing powder.

 

 

 

I stamped the flowers onto a seperate piece of card using back Versafine ink, coloured them with Distress inks, and fussy cut them.


I coloured the cat’s eyes, and used Glossy Accents to give them a fab shine, then coloured it’s cute little nose.


I added the flowers with a 3D glue gel, and added some stickles.

 

 
 
 

 

Thanks once again for popping in, please leave me a comment if you can.

Hugs Pauline xxxx



This is such a gorgeous card and I’m sure anyone receiving it would smile a little smile, whatever challenge they are facing ♡

This sentiment is a must have.. when you don’t have the right words these might be just what you need.

Stunning card, thank you Pauline ♡

You will find more of Pauline’s fabulous cards and projects over on her blog.



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Have a great weekend!

Mark & Helen xx

Life Is Meant To Be Lived

Hello! Good Morning, Afternoon or Evening, depending where you are in the world! We are so happy that our stamps are loved all around the world… with stockists in 12 countries now too! If you have a store and you want to stock our stamps, please get in touch!

We have some exciting news to share too… Mark will be back on Create and Craft TV next month, and our fabulous Pauline will be joining him for not the usual one show but two live shows! That means double the demos!!! AND… there will be some BRAND NEW stamps making their debut too! We will let you know the date and times nearer the event.


You may already know that we relaunched our themed challenge this month, you can enter over in our Facebook group. The theme is ‘Express Yourself’… making words the focal point of your project.

Teresa Morgan has created some gorgeous challenge inspiration for you…



Good Morning!! Today I chose to share one of our older sentiment stamps – I love the size and font of this one, and it’s positive vibe.




First I created my background using Distress Oxide Inks, blended and spritzed with water.

I added detail using stamps from The Ripple Effect


The sentiment was then stamped with Versamark and embossed with Gold embossing powder.



Hope you enjoyed this project, and are inspired to dig out some of your older stamps and play!!



Stamps Used:

The Ripple Effect

Visible Image Ripple Effect COL stamp set

Life Is For Living

life-is-for-living-col-sentiment-stamp



Ooooh loving that gold on the oxides background.. fabulous! Thank you Teresa! ♡

You’ll find more awesome cards and projects from Teresa over on her blog.



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We will back shortly with a fabulous card from Pauline Butcher.. well it is fabulous Friday after all!

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Mark & Helen xx

 

Colour Outside The Lines

Hello! We have had a really busy week here at Visible Image… lots of planning and designing going on!!!
More on that soon 😉


Meantime, Dot Leathbridge is here with some fabulous inspiration this evening…



Outside The Lines is one of the latest sentiment stamps from Visible Image…




 For the background on this card I’ve had fun with green and red distress inks. Normally these colours go muddy when they are combined … I was lucky this time!


Some background stamping, a little embossing and some doodling completed the look that I was after.


To finish, the words from the sentiment ‘Outside The Lines’ was kept very plain. This is to give a greater contrast to the background.



Stamps used:


Outside The Lines



Imagine Dream Inspire



Feel The Beat




Love it Dot.. thank you ♡

You will find more of Dot’s stunning cards and projects over on her blog.


Dot also carries our whole range of stamps over in her store in Australia!



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Coming up tomorrow we have gorgeous inspiration from Teresa and Pauline ♡


Have a great evening!

Mark & Helen xx

Young Mind Wild Heart

Hi! We are here with some fantastic inspiration from Corrie Herriman today…


Hello everyone,
and welcome to my blogpost for Visible Image where today I am showcasing one of the sentiment stamps…


Visible Image have great word stamps and this is one of my favourites…
I have paired the words with some Tim Holtz paper dolls, a piece of pattern paper with text on it and some PaperArtsy Fresco Paints.



I started with a piece of pattern paper which has all these advertisements printed on it.

I glued it onto some white card stock as it was quite thin. I then used a brayer and some acrylic paints to knock the text back a little.

Next I chose the people I wanted to use and decided where to stamp and place them.  I then stamped the sentiments.
This is one stamp; I just used masking tape to selectively stamp the words.

Next I placed the people and glued them down and added some ‘ground’ under them so they were not floating.
Lastly I splattered some black paint on the page.


I used this stamp:


Thank you for stopping by today!
Corrie


Thanks Corrie! Great page ♡
You will find more of Corrie’s fantastic cards and projects over on her blog.



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Love You Longer

Hi there! We are back with more stunning inspiration as promised.

Jane Tyrrell’s latest card features a gorgeous sentiment that means a lot to us…

After some really dreary days last week the sun finally returned yesterday afternoon and it felt beautifully warm in my sunny back garden.

My spring pots are still so pretty and now the tulips have finished I have one final set of bulbs that are flowering together with my pansies.


 

 


and someone else was basking in the sunshine too………….😺


Yes cheeky Billy who should not really be sitting on the cover of our outdoors table…. but how can you say no to a face like his 😻


 I have been spending many creative hours in my garden studio, there is so much inspiration when you are surrounded by Mother Nature and the only sounds are the birds singing their hearts out.
I have chosen the words from the Love You Longer stamp for my challenge inspiration…



and made myself a Distress Oxide background



I then stamped and embossed the butterflies from the Own Kind of Beautiful set


 

I used some inky mop up card from my stash and stamped and fussy cut out the butterflies silhouette from the same set.

These are my absolute favourite butterfly stamps in the crafting world



 They always turn out beautifully. I cut off the antennae in the end and used those from the silhouettes below. I added silicon glue for some 3 D dimension and create some butterfly flutter 😊



It was then time to put on my creative hat and put my card together. Here it is…




I love the way the font of the quote looks like old mistyping from a manual typewriter.. it really adds to the vintage feel.

I took it down to my shelves at Dotty’s Tearooms and it fluttered out the very next day!


Here is a close up…



and a close up of the butterflies




Thanks so much for stopping by today and for the kind comments you take the time to leave.

Enjoy the week ahead and let’s hope that the sunshine remains.


Bye for now
Jane  x



Wow! The butterflies look super stunning against that gorgeous oxides background. Thank you Jane ♡

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



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Broken Wings

Hello! Thank you for coming to check out the latest inspiration here on our blog.

Veerle has created some beautiful inspiration for this month’s themed challenge over in our Facebook group…

 

This month’s theme is:


 

So I had to pick out one of the sentiments/words… that’s a tough choice as I love the words so much.
But I went for the one that definitely has a very special meaning for me…


Learn To Fly Again





I love every stamp in the set but it’s the words that are just… well this one still stands on my dresser as a little reminder…





Curious what I made this time? I’ve made a new video so you can see how it was made.






Incredibly beautiful project Veerle thank you  ♡

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


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Thank you for visiting our blog today.

Mark & Helen xx

 

What Matters

Hi there! We are back with more gorgeous inspiration here on the blog today as we share the latest Design Team projects with you.

Nicky Gilburt has gone all cosmic on us..


Today I am sharing some beautiful words from Visible Image. An older stamp, this one was released first in 2015 but that matters not, the words are beautifully expressed and I’ve mixed them with something very new to create this card…

 

 

The stamps I’ve used on this card are:What Really Matters



and a couple of the elements from Believe in Unicorns





Firstly I built up a background on Daler Rowney Mixed Media card with Brushos, using blues, purple,
a hint of emerald  green and yellow, spritzing with water. Once dry I thinned out a little white acrylic paint
and flicked splatters all over my cardstock to achieve that ‘galaxy’ effect.

I allowed time for drying again and that’s when I started playing with my little stamps from the Believe in Unicorns set. The moon was a perfect choice, and the little starbursts just finished everything off.
I love stamping and embossing in white. I tried out a new powder for this project, Nuvo Glacier White, and it gave me a perfect finish. 


 

All that remained was to mount the sentiment onto the base card. For the first time in ages I stayed away from square, so I dug out my Sue Wilson Noble Collection – Essential sized Rectangles, and cut an A6 shape for the base and a smaller one for the words, which I mounted on a foam sheet for a smooth finished effect



If you love Visible Image as much as I do, stop by their Facebook group and join in this month’s challenge
‘Express Yourself’ where you can enter a card or project using any of the many quotes that they have made so beautifully into stamps!

Nicky



Really loving the cosmic/galaxy background with this quote.. a match made in heaven! Thanks Nicky ♡

You can find more of Nicky’s fabulous cards and projects over on her blog



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Thanks again for stopping by today.

Mark & Helen xx

The Battles We Have Won

Hello there! We hope you have had a good start to the week.

We have so much gorgeous inspiration coming your way here on the blog, kicking off with a fantastic card by Pauline Butcher…

Helloooo my lovely Crafty friends,
 
It’s my turn to share a little something I’ve created using some awesome Visible Image Stamps.

Visible Image have a new themed challenge and the theme for May is ‘Express Yourself’.

I have made some inspiration using one of the fantastic sentiments


Scars





So get yourself inky, and enter the Challenge for a chance to win a £40 voucher
to spend on some superb Visible Image stamps!



 

 

Other stamps I’ve used on this card are…


The large cracked stamp from Create it




the inky script from Scripted Streets


 
The background was created using some acrylic paints, I then randomly stamped the Script using Oxide ink,
and heat embossed it using Clear Embossing Powder. Again I randomly stamped the cracks, using Versamark,
and heat embossed them with Orange Embossing Powder


 
 


 I stamped the sentiment onto some blue card, again using Versamark,
and heat embossed in Black, and used a white pen to highlight the letters.
 


Hugs, Pauline xxxx



Fantastic card… amazing background! Thank you Pauline ♡

You will find more of Pauline’s fabulous cards and projects over on her blog.



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We will be back soon with something cosmic from Nicky Gilburt!


Thanks for visiting our blog today.

Mark & Helen xx

 

Stay Strong

Hi there! As promised we are back with more stunning inspiration this evening.

Over to Teresa Morgan…

This week I’m sharing another card that focusses on one of Visible Image’s sentiment stamps. I love this stamp, perfect for so many situations.





My background was created using Distress Oxide inks (everybody’s new favourite toy). I then stamped the script stamp randomly all over.





I die cut a circle from another piece of cardstock and coloured with Distress Oxides to match. I then stamped the sentiment with Versamark and embossed with Eggplant WOW Powder.





This month sees the start of our new monthly themed challenges in the Facebook group (link below).

Our theme for May is Express Yourself – Use Words as the Focus of your Project.

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And if there wasn’t enough Visible Image inspiration around already…. check out the new issue of Craft Stamper magazine, where myself and some more of my talented teamies share our monolith projects with you!!

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Thanks for stopping by – don’t forget to check out the links below!



Stamps Used:

Stay Strong



Scripted Streets



Love love loving this background.. absolutely gorgeous! How awesome does the sentiment look featured on the circle too.. Thank you Teresa! ♡

You’ll find more fantastic cards and projects from Teresa over on her blog.



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We hope you have enjoyed today’s inspiration!

Thanks for visiting us today! We are heading off to Liverpool tomorrow for the Happy Stampers Festival in Port Sunlight on Saturday.. we look forward to seeing you there if you are coming 🙂

Mark & Helen xx

Laugh a little louder

Hello! We are back with some absolutely gorgeous inspiration for you this evening.

First up today is Elina Strömberg with 3 stunning cards…

Hi and Happy Thursday!


This month Visible Image started a new series of monthly challenges in their Facebook group. Playing along is easy; get inspired by the monthly theme, take out your Visible Image stamps and start creating! Upload your project to the May challenge album, and you might be the lucky winner of a £40 gift card in Visible Image online store! How cool is that!


May theme is ‘Express Yourself’



My take on the May challenge is a set of three cards:


For all these three cards I used my favourite quote stamp, ‘Laugh Louder’.
The basic design is somewhat similar on these cards, but I used the same stamp in 3 different ways.



On this first card I stamped the quote with black ink on a red Distress Paint coloured background. The lovely red texture did not require too many other elements to be added, so I just placed two die-cut flower stems on the sides.



On the second card the quote is stamped with two inks. I did not use any masking, but applied the ink on each word using a small ink pad (Tsukineko Memento Dew Drops). There’s just enough distance between the words so you can ink each line separately without mixing the colours.



The third card is a small ATC. I wanted to use only the last two lines of the quote, so I masked the above lines with a post-it note before stamping. The background is a leftover piece from my first card.



I hope you get inspired to play along. Many of the Visible Image quotes are just perfect for this month’s theme, and I guess the most difficult part will be the choosing between your favourites!

For more information on the lovely Visible Image quote stamp I used, please click on the picture below:

 



Wishing you a nice week. Thanks for stopping by!

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Loving these cards so much! Absolutely stunning.. thank you Elina ♡You can find more of Elina’s gorgeous cards and projects over on her blog.



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Stay tuned as Teresa will be here on the blog a little later with another super gorgeous card!

Thanks for visiting today.

Mark & Helen xx

Create With Your Soul

Hello there! Thanks for coming to visit our blog today!

It’s Helen here today sharing a card I made as inspiration for this month’s challenge over in our Facebook group.


The theme this month is ‘Express Yourself’… creating a card, tag, mixed media project or journal page which has words as the focal point!

Here is my card..




I chose a favourite stamp, some zesty colours, and started to build my background…


I sprinkled some yellow and orange brushos then spritzed with water, adding more powder here and there for intensity




I randomly stamped the awesome inky script from our ‘Scripted Streets’ set using distress inks in the same colours




Next I stamped some of the brilliant circles from our ‘Universal’ set in lime green, then splattered some diluted white paint.

I embossed the quote using fluorescent orange, and highlighted the 3 main words with a black micron pen




I stamped and cut out some of the flowers from our ‘Create it’ set and coloured them with inks and paint splatters,
adhered them to my card with glue gel before adding a blob of paint to the centres!



It was a lovely sunny day so I sat my card on the patio outside our studio!



Stamps Used:


Create With Your Soul


Scripted Streets


Universal


Create it!



I hope you will join in with this month’s challenge…

We are also celebrating reaching 3000 Facebook group members this week, so if you haven’t joined us there yet come on over!


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Thanks so much for visiting our blog today, we will be back with more gorgeous inspiration tomorrow!


Helen xx

Get Up and Dress Up!

Hi there! It’s a new week and a whole new month of inspiration to look forward to here on the Visible Image blog!

Jane Tyrrell is here with some inspiration for our brand new challenge…

Hello,

It’s the first of May and it also happens to fall on a Monday. This means that it is also time for me to share my newest Design Team inspiration for Visible Image.


I am also excited about the brand new themed monthly Visible Image challenge starting over on Facebook.  You don’t even need to blog to be able to enter it. You just upload you photo into the album set up for May. Simples! You can also win a £40 coupon (wow) to spend on their website if you are the randomly chosen winner at the end of the month.




I love entering challenges and I also find them great for kick starting my inspiration so I am delighted that Helen has introduced this. For our first challenge the theme is ” Express Yourself”. We need to see you using your Visible Image words or quote stamps as the focal on your project. You can make anything at all; cards, tags, 3D objects etc, just make sure that the only stamps that you use are Visible Image. You can enter as many times as you like!


It would be lovely to see you over in the Facebook group if you haven’t joined yet.

This challenge is open to everyone, world wide!



Here is my “Express yourself” card.



I used the brilliant Never Give Up stamp


The background stamps are from the Visometry set.


I love these stamps, they remind me of my childhood days I spent playing and creating with my Spirograph set.



I white embossed my Visometry stamps and then black embossed the words


I wanted a really bright zingy effect so I chose these Distress ink colours to work with



and added colour to the background using the wrinkle free technique. You really need your sun glasses on for this one 😎. I waved to it on the recent Create and Craft TV show. There is more exciting news coming soon about that too……….😉



Here is a close up of the quote;



and I also decorated the inside with more Visometry stamps



Thanks for stopping by, have an amazing bank holiday weekend and I really hope you get some time to get inky.
As it’s raining here my studio is calling me….😉


Back soon.
Bye for now,

Jane x



Thank you for brightening up the day with your fabulous card Jane! Gorgeous background.. just love our Visometry stamps embossed in white! ♡

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


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We will be back tomorrow with some challenge inspiration from me, Helen!


Thanks for visiting our blog today, and have a great Monday!

Mark & Helen xx

May Challenge – Express Yourself!

Hi there! We have a brand new themed challenge starting in our Facebook group today!

We will still be running our ‘Show & Tell’ challenge every month too, where you can upload photos of anything you create with our stamps for the chance to WIN a £25 coupon! The winner is always chosen at random, to make it fair for everyone 🙂

From this month we will also be giving you a theme to play along with, and there is a massive £40 coupon up for grabs for the lucky winner!



So here is our theme for May…




We challenge you to make WORDS the focal point of your card, tag, project or journal page!

You can create absolutely anything, but you must include some stamping and any stamps you use must be from Visible Image – you can use any other products you wish to!

Whether you decide on your quote or sentiment first, or build your background and then decide, it’s all just about having fun!

The challenge closes on the 28th and the winner will be chosen at random from all the entries on the 1st day of the following month.


We hope you will come and join our Facebook group if you haven’t already joined 🙂


We will be back with some gorgeous inspiration from Jane Tyrrell later today,
and we will be sharing more inspiration for this challenge theme throughout the month!

Have a good Monday.. Bank Holiday and raining here in South Wales!

Mark & Helen xx


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Gift of Creativity

Hello and thanks for visiting our blog.

Veerle Moreels is here to share some gorgeous inspiration today, something really different…



After sharing my home stamped candle last week I’m back with another gift inspiration again using the fabulous Visible Image stamps. No candle but… little post-it notebooks.


I started out by cutting some cardboard to size and made a little holder using some hand colored paper and some plain cardstock.

I glued my stacks of sticky notes into it so I could easily work on them.

And then came the fun part: choosing what stamps I wanted to use. I made 3 different ones using all kind of different Visible Image stamp sets…




Of course you can go ahead and use other Visible Image stamp sets and if you do, please feel free to share them in the Facebook group. I would love to see them.



Stamps Used:



Creativity


Visometry


Shining Bright


Universal



Bold Colour


Create it




 Scripted Streets



These are fabulous! Such a great idea ♡ Thanks Veerle!

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



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Tomorrow sees the start of a new themed challenge over in our Facebook group.. hope you will play along!


We will have some fabulous inspiration from Jane Tyrrell here on the blog too.


Thanks again for visiting today.

Mark & Helen xx

 

I See Bold Colour

Hi there! We are back with another awesome card that Mark demonstrated on Create and Craft TV last week.

This card was originally created for our March show but, as the face stamps sold out so fast, Mark didn’t get to demo it!

After sharing photos of it on social media, he had been inundated with requests to show how he created it..




This card didn’t actually turn out how Mark had planned it, but in fact a mistake turned it into quite
a genius creation! It is certainly very striking!!!

Mark had stamped and embossed the open eyes from our Face it set onto some smooth stamping card, then masked them using pebble drawing gum.

Once the masking fluid was dry, he created a colourful strip across the card by spritzing various colours of Brushos.

Sadly he didn’t take a photo of this part, but after making a mistake with stamping a quote below it, he had to come up with a new plan!

So.. he decided to cut the colourful strip with the eyes out, and then after a lot of thinking(!)
he chopped the card into 2cm wide strips which started to look really funky!

He then played around with diagonal strips of black card to see how it would look if the coloured strips were cut this way…



And so his idea was born!

He proceeded to cut each strip diagonally to 1cm down each strip, repeating top and bottom.




Mark then placed these on a piece of black card.. how cool does that look!



He stuck the black strip down onto a card blank and decided on the perfect quote!


After playing with some foam pads, Mark decided to create a really 3D look by using 2 foam pads to raise
the outer strips, one for the next and then glued the centre panels flat to the card…



Brilliant!



So here is Mark’s finished card…



Sometimes making a mistake can lead to something awesome!!!



Stamps Used:



It’s been great to see quite a few people inspired to try this idea already!


Don’t forget to share your Visible Image creations with us over in our Facebook group 🙂



We will be back soon with more inspiration!

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Thanks again for stopping by today!


Mark & Helen xx

 

What a show!

Hello!

Today we are sharing some of the photos from our Create and Craft TV show last weekend…
and we must say another massive THANK YOU to our incredible Design team for all their stunning samples ♡ ♡ ♡
















We loved being part of Create and Craft’s 14th Birthday event and wow what an incredible hour it was!!!

Mark had to keep changing his demos and making them shorter and snappier due to items selling so quickly…

You may remember back in March our Face it collection sold out in 26 minutes.. well this time they sold out in even less than that!!!





We love that you are loving these stamps… thank you ♡


Our Curious Cats set flew out just as fast too!



Meow!



Here are some of the cards Mark created on the show featuring some of our awesome quotes and sentiment stamps…



Mark embossed the Outside The Lines quote then covered with Pebeo drawing gum, a masking fluid. Once dry,
the background was created with Brushos. Mark then stamped the circles from our Universal set in a few colours and then distressed the edges of the card with black soot distress ink to make the colours stand out even more.

After flicking some ink to add even more interest to the background, Mark then rubbed off the masking fluid to reveal the crisp clean quote!

Such a great card ♡

Stamps Used:





The background on this next card was created with Distress Inks..



Mark stamped the Creativity quote using black Versfine ink, once the background was dry.

He then stamped and embossed the large spirograph stamp from our Visometry set twice onto a spare piece of the same background card, and cut them out using a craft knife, cutting one in half.

A torn strip of black card was used to mount the shapes for a super cool look! Gorgeous!

Stamps Used:





The next card features the closed eyes from our Face it set, and our stunning Stay Strong stamp..



Mark embossed the quote in white, and then smooshed the card into some pink Lindy’s spray
for a stunning effect.

The closed eyes were stamped with Versafine black ink and the card was mounted onto a piece of
card that had also been sprayed with Lindy’s before being added to a black mat and adhered to card blank.

Gorgeous and perfect for anyone facing a tough time ♡


Stamps Used:





We will share more of Mark’s demos here on the blog later today!



Thanks so much for visiting our blog today and don’t forget to find and follow us on your favourite social media platform!


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Mark & Helen xx

 

Anything is possible…

Hi there! Thanks for visiting our blog today.

It’s a long bank holiday weekend here in the UK but it is so cold!!! You would not think it is May in a few days… come on sunshine show yourself! 🙂

Pauline Butcher is here on the blog today so she will definitely brighten up this cold grey day…


Hellooooo,

 

It’s Fabulous Friday, and time for me to share a bit of Visible Image Inspiration.

 

You may have seen this card showcased on Visible Image’s recent Create & Craft show,
and I created it using the awesome Believe in Unicorns set of stamps.


It has some superb scene building stamps in it, along with the stunning Unicorn.
 



 

It is quite a simple card to achieve,  I first stamped my moon, and masked it off with a post-it note, then blended and coloured my background using Distress Inks. 

 

I stamped my clouds and stars using white gesso, ( remember to always wash your stamps as soon as you’ve finished stamping with any kind of paint).

When it was dry, I stamped my proud Unicorn, using an Embossing pad, and heat embossed it with a silver glitter Embossing Powder (unfortunately my photo doesn’t show all the sparkle).


I stamped the sentiment with black Versafine, then with a bit of shading on the clouds with a soft pencil, and some white pen work on the sentiment, job done.

 

Stamps Used: 
Believe in Unicorns

 

Thank you for your visit, please leave me a comment. 
Hugs Pauline xxxx 



Such a magical card.. absolutely gorgeous! Thank you Pauline ♡

You will find more of Pauline’s fabulous cards and projects over on her blog.



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We will be back later today with some photos from our Create and Craft TV show last week, along with some of Mark’s fantastic demos!



Don’t miss this weekend’s brilliant giveaway over on our Facebook PAGE too!



Have a great Saturday!

Mark & Helen xx

 

In Bold Colour

Hi there! We are back as promised with gorgeous inspiration from Teresa Morgan this evening…



This week I have another of the cards I created for the Create and Craft sellout show.


This one uses the beautiful Visometry set along with a really cool sentiment.




My background was created using some soft pastel colours of Distress Oxides,
I then stamped the Visometry stamp with Versamark and embossed with white embossing powder.

I love how you can align these stamps to join them together and stamp larger designs.



The sentiment is embossed with a deep pink embossing powder which is transparent,
allowing the colours underneath to affect the tones – it’s a nice effect which works well with these words.





Thanks to all of you who tuned in to watch the show and make it the massive success that it was.


Don’t forget to check out the links below – from next month we will be adding a themed challenge
to the Facebook group as well as our regular Show and Tell!



Stamps Used:


Visometry


visometry-col-geometric-spirograph-stamp-set



Bold Colour


Visible Image Bold Colour sentiment journal COL stamp



What a stunning card, love the pastels of the oxides with that white embossing ♡  Thanks Teresa!

Aren’t our Visometry stamps just so awesome!

You’ll find more fantastic cards and projects from Teresa over on her blog.


All our social media links:

Shop where you will find all our awesome stamps!
Blog see all our latest posts here!
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We hope you have enjoyed today’s inspiration!


Pauline Butcher will be here tomorrow morning with another fabulous card  ♡

Thanks for visiting!

Mark & Helen xx

 

Bold & Beautiful

Hello! We are back with more stunning inspiration for you this afternoon here on the blog!

Next up is Dot Leathbridge with a really beautiful card…


Bold and Beautiful  is one of the sayings from the ‘Own It’ set which was released earlier this year.


For this card I’ve teamed it up with the ‘Create It’ set.

I love how the flowers look like they are facing the sky.




These stamp sets can be put together in so many creative ways.

Some doodling has been added to an inky background for a slightly different look and
the flowers have simply been cut out and added in.



Stamp sets used:







Love this card so much ♡  Thank you Dot!

You will find more of Dot’s fabulous cards and projects over on her blog.



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Coming up next on the blog we have have a gorgeous card by Teresa Morgan!


Mark & Helen xx

See The World In Bold Colour

Hello, thank you for visiting our blog today. Well yesterday was all a bit crazy so we didn’t get to share any gorgeous inspiration with you. But, we shall be making that up today with 3 fabulous projects.

First up is Corrie Herriman with a wonderful art journal page…

Hello everyone,



Today I have a project for Visible Image. I have used the ballerina again as I love her..



I made this page with a gelli print from my stash, which is getting low !!!

I stamped the word ‘colour’ first with Distress Oxed Ink and then embossed it with clear powder. I used a white gel pen to accentuate the letters. Next I stamped the ballerina so she is standing on the two “O’s”. I added some white dots around her skirt and hand too. Next I stamped the rest of the sentiment on white card stock and edged them with a green and blue Copic marker before adhering them. Lastly I added the cracks in the corners and the doodling.



I have used the following stamps:








Thank you for stopping by today !
Corrie



Fabulous page thanks Corrie.. love how she’s balancing on the word ♡ 

You will find more of Corrie’s fantastic cards and projects over on her blog.



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We’ll be back shortly with a beautiful card from Dot.


Mark & Helen xx

Exciting Adventures

Hi there, we are back with more awesome inspiration for you this evening. Over to a very excited Jane Tyrrell…



Hello everyone, it is time for some more inspiration from me for Visible Image.


Did you see the show on Create and Craft TV on Saturday? It was awesome and again most of the sets sold out! It was such fun seeing my cards there amongst our talented team’s work. If you missed the show it is available on the website for 7 days via this link


It really was the most marvellous weekend and I can finally share some even more exciting news with you…


Can you guess…. I have been busy knitting for the past few months…

Yes our darling Grand baby arrived on Friday…!



Meet Jack William



The sweetest darling baby brother for Daisy Jane. How blessed we are. He was a couple of weeks early and is tiny… just 5lb 13oz but just perfect and we all adore him!


What a weekend of excitement!



My card today is one that was made as a sample for Saturday’s Show and I waved to it on TV.

I used 2 sets; the Scripted Streets set


I love this set… the script stamp makes is an amazing background script, you can use it for everything.
The map is also such fun.



I also used some words and the awesome paper planes from the Destination Unknown set



This is what I got up to…


I repeat stamped the map onto thin card.


I used some Decoart media paints on another sheet of card to give a medieval feel to the background and repeat stamped the script.


I then die cut the background using a mixed media die to make a leaded glass effect.


I tore up some of maps and scrunched them up to make creases. I



I then opened them up again, added some inks to age them,  and stuck 3 maps to some black card.


When we were on holiday in Italy last summer I bought this sealing wax set in an art shop in Sienna and I knew now was the perfect time to use it .



 

I also stamped and embossed some words and paper planes from the Destination Unknown set, put on my creative hat and came up with my card.

You can see that I used my black card as a base for my “window”and stuck the maps on top. I then added my trellis mixed media window sheet so that the maps are sandwiched between the layers.



Here are some side close ups to try to show the 3D effect.




I love my wax seal… it even has my initial on it and I will certainly be using it again very soon.




and one final shot



Thanks so much for stopping by.


Back soon.
Bye for now,
Jane x



This is an amazing card, so much detail to discover! Loving the wax seal ♡
Thanks Jane and HUGE congratulations on the birth of your beautiful grandson! ♡ ♡ ♡

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



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We will be back tomorrow with fabulous inspiration from Corrie and Dot!

Have a great evening.

Mark & Helen xx

Life Can Be Tough

Hello! Thanks for stopping by our blog.

Veerle Moreels has a really special project to share here today…



On Saturday Visible Image had a new show on the Create and Craft TV channel, and I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did. It’s always a pleasure seeing Mark doing his demo’s. And of course, being a member of their Design Team, I also had made samples to show just how versatile all the sets are. Yet they work so well together. Today I’m sharing the candle I made for the show…




It was my very first candle I made so I have to be honest, it took me two takes to melt my paper into my candle. But just imagine what beautiful gifts you can make using your Visible Image stamps…




I’m pretty sure you have seen loads of inspiration on the show made by Helen and Mark, my teamies and myself.



Stamps Used:


Believe in Unicorns




Life Can Be Tough




This is so beautiful Veerle and it was proudly shown off on the show! Thank you ♡

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



All our social media links:
Shop where you will find all our awesome stamps!
Blog see all our latest posts here!
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Next up on the blog we have an awesome card created by Jane Tyrrell featuring our Destination Unknown set!

If you have missed any of our recent posts you will find them all HERE!


Mark & Helen xx

Stay Strong

Hello there! Thank you for visiting our blog today!

Nicky Gilburt is here with a gorgeous card created for our Create and Craft TV show on Saturday, and wow what a show that was! More on that soon!

Over to Nicky…






My card share this week is a simple affair, as the words need little to distract from them. If you saw Visible Image’s show on Create and Craft on Saturday 22nd April you will have seen an amazing array of quotes and inspirational words, and these are just some of those.

 

The background from this card is simple two colours of distress ink applied with a blending tool onto card. I liked the deliberate contrast of the colours, but I was very pleased with the depth achieved by keeping a bit of light space around the blue.

 

For the background stamping I used the fascinating Visometry set, which I must say intrigues me, and I will use this again, I love it!

 

 
I stamped my key text in brown for a change, just to soften the effect rather than using harsh black, for once, and I stamped various shapes from the Visometry set in blue and brown, to complement the background colours.



Stamps Used:

Stay Strong



Visometry


There are so many inspirational, motivational and comforting quotes to play with at Visible Image, you’ll find them all HERE!

Happy Crafting

Nicky x



Loving the colours on this card, really striking! Thank you Nicky ♡

You can find more of Nicky’s fabulous cards and projects over on her blog.



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Destination: Adventure

Hello and thank you for visiting our blog today!

We will be on the road to Peterborough shortly for our Create and Craft TV show tomorrow.

But before we go, we must share one last sample with you! Pauline has got her hands on our awesome paper planes stamps…

Hi there,


It’s Fabulous Friday, and my time to share a little Visible Image love.

Mark Alexander, designer and owner of Visible Image, will be on your screen’s tomorrow, Saturday 22nd April, on Create & Craft at 10am, do tune in to see him work his magic.
 



Here is one of the cards I created for the show…
 


 


The very cool and different stamp set I used is…

 

 
The background was Salty Ocean Distress ink, on which I rolled a scrunched up baby wipe, to make the cloud effect. I then stamped the planes and the sentiments using black Versafine, added some Picked Raspberry to the planes, then used water and a paintbrush to add the highlights, and finished off with the pen dashes. And, no glitter, hahahaha !!!!!
 



Don’t forget to tune in tomorrow to see our awesome Mark.


Hugs, Pauline xxxxx



What a fantastic background for the planes.. gorgeous clouds! Thanks Pauline ♡

You will find more of Pauline’s fabulous cards and projects over on her blog.



Show Details!

Create and Craft TV
Saturday, April 22nd at 10am (UK time!)

Sky 674 – Freeview 23 – Virgin 748 – Freesat 813 –
Apple Tv – Amazon Fire

Or watch online:

www.createandcraft.com/gb

www.createandcraft.com/us

You can watch our show on catch up for 7 days online too!



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We will be back soon with more awesome samples created for the show and hopefully some photos of the set!

Have an awesome weekend!

Mark & Helen xx

 

Love Believe Create

Hi! Thank you for visiting our blog today.

We are back with more gorgeous inspiration ahead of our Create and Craft TV show this Saturday! More details at the end of this post.


Teresa Morgan has an amazing card to share with you…



This week I have been playing with my Distress Oxide inks to create a fabulous background for this beautiful sentiment stamp from Visible Image.




I applied different colours of Distress Oxide inks to my card base, spritzing with water then heat dryin before adding another colour. I continued until I was happy with the result then stamped the dotted circles also using Distress Oxides.



The doodled circles are stamped with Jet Black Archival ink, and the sentiment is stamped with Versamark and embossed in black.



I love how the Distress Oxide colours sit on top of each other – it makes for some fun contrasting patterns.




Stamps Used:


Universal


visible-image-universal-background-col-stamp-set


Create With Your Soul


create-with-your-soul-col-sentiment-stamp



We absolutely adore this card! Teresa is creating some amazing things with the oxides!

And these stamps were made for this sort of background.. a perfect combination! Thank you Teresa! ♡

You’ll find more fantastic cards and projects from Teresa over on her blog.



We hope you will tune in to watch Mark on Create and Craft TV
this Saturday, April 22nd at 10am (UK time!)

Sky 674 – Freeview 23 – Virgin 748 – Freesat 813 –
Apple Tv – Amazon Fire

Or watch online:

www.createandcraft.com/gb

www.createandcraft.com/us

You can watch our show on catch up for 7 days online too!



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Pauline will be here tomorrow morning with a fabulous sample created for the show!


Have a good evening.

Mark & Helen xx

The Greatest Journey Lies Ahead

Hello there! Thanks for popping in today.

We have more awesome inspiration to share with you for this weekend’s show on Create and Craft TV!

First up today is Elina Strömberg…

Hi and happy Thursday!

Today I’m sharing with you two colourful tags that I made over the wonderful long weekend:



This time I did not use ready made manila tags but die-cut the size 8 tags myself. Actually I cut both tags twice; once from solid purple paper and once from a colourful paper I had inked with Distress Oxide inks. Oh how I love playing with those!



Whenever I’m working on a colourful background I like to use some contrasting black and white elements that really make the vivid colours pop. Using the fun ‘Visometry’ stamp set by Visible Image I stamped the same geometrical shape several times on a white paper, coloured the triangles with black and grey markers and cut out. It’s always fun to find new ways for using your favourite stamps!

In addition to the Distress Oxide layers I created more background patterns with Visible Image ‘Scripted Streets‘ stamp. The tiny black splashes are black ink.

The word stamps are from Visible Image ‘Destination Unknown‘ stamp set. Again I mixed and matched the quotes in a new way; love that creative puzzle play!

I did not use any dimensional elements on the tags, so both of them are thin which makes them perfect bookmarks, too. I think that the quote text is matching that use; when you have a good book in your hand you know that a great adventure always lies ahead!



 

For more information on the lovely Visible Image stamps I used, please click on the pictures below:



           



Wishing you a nice week. Many thanks for stopping by!


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Visometry!

Hi there! Thank you for visiting our blog today!

We are counting down to our Create and Craft TV show this Saturday… Mark is busy prepping his demos so I thought I would have a bit of creative ‘time out’ yesterday too.


We have our awesome Visometry set on the show, so I wanted to have a play and show you how cool these stamps are! You might remember playing with a spirograph as a child? I adore these stamps, there is just so much you can do with them!




I love how they look embossed in white, so this is how I started my card..




Next I used some diluted peacock feathers distress ink and ‘smooshed’
my card into it, then dried off with my heat tool




I repeated the technique using picked raspberry.. still one of my favourite colours!




I continued to add more of each colour until I was happy with my background.

I then put my card inside our splatter box (a large black box we use to protect our lovely studio from paint!!!)
and flicked some diluted white dylusions paint at it…




Loving it so far…



Now to decide which words to use!


Mark spends so long designing our quotes and sentiments, hours and hours choosing the right font
before he starts on the layout. Of course you can cut most of them up too for a different look, and this is what I
decided to do with our Never Give Up quote..



I love these words, so inspiring!



I played around with the words, deciding where I wanted them..




Then adhered them with foam pads to raise them off the card a little..




So here is my finished card..



I’m really happy with how it turned out! I think the Visometry stamps work perfectly with the words
and I’m sure it would brighten anyone’s day!

Hope you like it too!



I wanted to show you how cool the stamps look embossed in black too..



I used some zesty spring colours to offset the black, and added some words..



I find it quite easy to ink up the part of the sentiment you want to use, and then carefully wipe away
any ink you got on surrounding letters with a baby wipe before stamping!

Of course this stamp looks gorgeous when you stamp it all, and they are the perfect words for anyone
going through a tough time.



Again I added some splatters of black paint to finish it off..




Thanks so much for visiting our blog today.

You will find lots more projects featuring our Visometry stamps HERE!
They make awesome funky flowers 🙂


Helen xxx



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Mark & Helen xx

 

Life Is Tough

Hi there! We hope you are enjoying all the wonderful inspiration we are sharing here on the blog today.

Jane Tyrrell is here with a beautiful sample made for our Create and Craft TV show this Saturday…

Hello and I hope you all enjoyed a peaceful Easter day and are enjoying the bank holiday.

We certainly did and it was so good to catch up with our family. Time to sit, relax and chat is so important.



Today I am sharing my Monday Design Team inspiration for Visible Image.

Mark will be appearing on Create and Craft TV this Saturday 22 April. The show is on at 10am (GMT) on Sky 674,Virgin 748 or Freeview 23 or you can watch it via the Create and Craft website here. I have set up my recorder in case I’m not around at 10am and will look forward to spotting my cards on TV!

My teamies and I have been busy making samples for the show and my card today is one of my samples using the Life can be Tough word stamp together with the tree and leaves from the Create it set. These are 2 of the stamp sets which will be on the show.


Create it!




Life Can Be Tough


 

I made a background using Distress Oxides. I am having so much fun with these inks.

Every single background is so unique and a perfect background for Visible Image stamps.



I cut this down to make a 5 3/4″ by 5 3/4″ card background.

I stamped and embossed the words and then added the little tree and leaves.

I kept my card very CAS as I really think the background and sentiment says it all.




I used this same sentiment a few weeks ago for a sympathy card for a friend of ours and it was very appreciated.
However I also think that it works well for a card just to tell someone that you are thinking of them.
I know lots of people that are having a really hard time at the moment but through their strength of character
I know they will get through. If you are also one of those people then this card is for you…


Thanks so much for visiting me here today, and enjoy the week ahead.


Back soon.
Bye for now,
Jane x



This is such a gorgeous card, and these words definitely mean so much to so many people right now. Thank you Jane ♡


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



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Choose Bold Colour

Hello and thank you so much for visiting our blog today!

We are sharing some of the amazing samples our wonderful Design Team have been creating
for our Create and Craft TV show this coming Saturday.. and wow have they created some beauties ♡


Veerle Moreels always interprets our words so wonderfully and today’s card is no exception…




When I first saw the stamp I’m using today I thought… this one doesn’t really apply on me, I’m all about muted colors, not really bold colors.

But I do have bold colored ink pads at home. So why not take them out again and use them?

And you might think… yes but why buy a stamp you will only use once and then never again?  Here’s why…


This stamp has a part that without a doubt I’ll use a lot.  Choose to see…
Don’t ever let yourself be guided by the first look… choose to see beyond.





Stamp Used:


Bold Colour




Love this card! Thank you Veerle ♡


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



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We have a beautiful card from Jane up next on the blog today.

If you have missed any of our recent posts you will find them all HERE!


Have a great day!

Mark & Helen xx

Trying To Find Some Colour

Hello! We are back with another awesome sample created for our Create and Craft TV show this Saturday!

Pauline Butcher has teamed up stamps from our ‘Shining Bright’ set with one of our brilliant quotes…

Hello friends,

I hope you are having a relaxing and happy Easter weekend, and hopefully you’ll get a little time to play with your crafty stash !!!
 
I have another of my creations to share with you today, using some superb Visible Image Stamps……. and it’s got pink in it too !!!!


 
 



The stamps I used on this card were…




This 6″ x 6″ card, was very simple to create. I stamped the smaller light bulb three times onto Black cardstock,
using a Versamark pad, and heat embossed with White Embossing Powder.

On a separate piece of card, using the sentiment stamp, I repeated the process.

With a white pigment pen, I put the highlights into the bulbs, and using Pink and yellow Stickles,
I coloured in the middle light bulb, and added Pink Stickles to ‘Colour’ in the sentiment.
 
 
Thank you for dropping in.
Hugs, Pauline xxxxx


This is brilliant.. loving these stamps together! Thank you Pauline ♡

You will find more of Pauline’s fabulous cards and projects over on her blog.



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Thanks so much for visiting today, we hope you will be tuning in to watch our show…


Saturday April 22nd at 10am

Sky 674 – Freeview 23 – Virgin 748 – Freesat 813 –
Apple Tv – Amazon Fire

Or watch online www.createandcraft.com


More gorgeous inspiration on it’s way later today when Veerle Moreels will be here sharing one of her wonderful show samples!

Mark & Helen xx

Create Yourself

Hi there! We are getting excited for our Create and Craft TV show this coming weekend!


Saturday April 22nd at 10am

Sky 674 – Freeview 23 – Virgin 748 – Freesat 813 –
Apple Tv – Amazon Fire

Or watch online www.createandcraft.com


Mark will be demonstrating lots of awesome stamps including some of our brilliant and very inspiring quotes.



This week we are showing you some previews of the samples our amazing team have created for the show!

Teresa Morgan is up first…


You may remember my YouTube video a while back, using stamps with my Gelli plate to create fun backgrounds.

Well, this week I have teamed one of them with some brilliant word stamps from Visible Image:





I used DecoArt Media Fluid acrylics for the print, then stamped the words with Versamark ink
and embossed with black and white WOW Powders.



Visible Image stamps - Gelli print


I added some white highlights to the ‘Create Yourself’ with a gel pen.

I love the slightly grungy feel to this card and the fact that it is totally unique – I could never repeat the background exactly.



Visible Image stamps - Gelli print



Stamps Used:

Own It!

 

Creativity

 

Universal

 

Thanks for stopping by!
Teresa



Such a brilliant card.. love that background! Thanks Teresa ♡

You’ll find more fantastic cards and projects from Teresa over on her blog.



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Free Soul

Hello! Thanks for visiting our blog today. We have lots of fabulous inspiration coming your way on this sunny Bank Holiday Monday!

Next up is Dot Leathbridge…

This week I’ve done something a little different for Visible Image.

Combining the ‘Free Soul’ stamp with an image transfer background.

 

 

The rustic finish to the image transfer really appeals to me with this one.
No – it’s not a picture of me (you thought it was me didn’t you lol)
It’s a random one from a magazine!

 

Then the words are stamped to give a crisp contrast to the background.
The drips on the edges are also stamped to help frame it.

 

Stamps used are:

 

 

 

Fantastic card Dot.. very different and the image works so well with the words! Thank you ♡

You will find more of Dot’s fabulous cards and projects over on her blog.



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Explore Discover Journey

Hi there! We hope you have had a great Easter weekend! We are back with lots of gorgeous inspiration here on the blog today.

We are kicking off with the latest project by Corrie Herriman…

Hello everyone,

and welcome to this blog post for Visible Image. This time I have made a trio of ATC’s.



The backgrounds were made with Tim Holtz’ Distress Oxide Inks. I used ‘Fossilized Amber’, ‘Peeled Paint’,
‘Spiced Marmalade’, ‘Broken China’ and ‘Cracked Pistachio’.  Next I stamped the backgrounds with Broken
China Oxide Ink and Jet Black Archival ink.


I added some doodle lines around the edges and then stamped the main images and words.
The were cut out, apart from the map which I tore out, and adhered to the cards. The word discover
was stamped directly onto the card. I added some twine around the middle card and adhered all
three to a piece of water colour card stock. Makes a nice panel I think…

That was it. Here are some close ups:









Stamps Used:


Destination Unknown



Scripted Streets



Create it




Thank you so much for stopping by today !
Corrie



Love it! Awesome backgrounds for these stamps, and the panel of ATC’s is a great idea ♡ Thanks Corrie!

You will find more of Corrie’s fantastic cards and projects over on her blog.



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We’ll be back a little later with something a little different from Dot!

Mark & Helen xx