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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We’ll be back with a fabulous card by Pauline Butcher a little later!

Mark & Helen xx

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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Mark & Helen xx

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