Create Yourself

Hi there! We have an incredible project to share with you next, together with step by step photos of how it came together. We’ll pass you over to Nicky Gilburt…

2017-02-26 Visible Image - face stamps - unicorn - believe quote - Nicky Gilburt

Today I am sharing a big piece of work, it took me a few hours to accomplish this,
but I enjoyed every minute, even though it was challenging, and at times I didn’t breathe…!

This 20x20cm on Mixed media card was put together using these sets from Visible Image:

Believe in Unicorns

Face it!

Face shape mask and stencil

So it was quite the creative play!!!

1. I began by making my watery cloudy background on a piece of A3 Mixed Media Cardstock.
I used Nuvo Aqua Flow pens in Indigo Dawn, Azure Blue and Aqua Splash. In turn, and drying
with a heat gun between each colour, I applied strokes of brush colour to my glass mat, spritzed it
with water and pressed my card stock onto it. By drying it I had more control over what went
where and I built up a whole A3 background very quickly.

Then I selected the area on which to work and cut it down to 20 x 20cm size.

2. First stamp was the moon, the clouds and the stars. I heat embossed the moon and stars with
silver pearl, having positioned it so that I could then stamp one of the eyes and brows over it

3. I brushed over the eyelashes with an embossing pen and added some ultra fine clear
sparkling embossing powder over it, for a touch of glitter

4. Then I stamped the unicorn. and used a mask to cover it as I stamped the nose and mouth with
Archival ink. Then I added more clouds with distress ink. Also a few more stars

5. By applying the mask over the face and rubbing a blending tool with a little colour on, outwards,
I gave her some real definition in seconds

6. From the Create It set I added the tree, some falling leaves, and then some cracks, some flowers…
I just played with the piece until I was happy

7. I tweaked the unicorn by adding touches of white pen, just by following the picture
on the front of the stamp set

8. Penultimately – the words. I used white pen to highlight the ‘Believe’ sentiment, but I stamped
and embossed the ‘Create Yourself’ in white, and used lilac distress ink and a tiny paintbrush to create shadow on the page

9. And finally – a bit of bling – sequins, randomly planned and distributed,
glued with strong pva, and one gemstone, right over the splatted ink under the face’s left eye!

Happy crafting!

This is incredible Nicky! Thank you so much ♡ You can just gaze at it for ages.. there is so much to discover!
Love the ethereal feel to it… magical! Really shows off how much you need the mask and stencil to play with too.

Thank you for visiting our blog today, we still have lots more inspiration to share with you.

How lucky are we to have such an AMAZING Design Team showcasing our awesome new stamps!

Mark & Helen xx


Curious Cats

We are back with some more fabulous NEW stamps inspiration for you. Over to Pauline Butcher…


 It’s my turn to share a creation using some if the awesome new stamp sets from Visible Image Stamps.

I’ve used a couple of sets on this card…

2017-02-26 Visible Image - stamps - Cat face stamp - Pauline Butcher


I am totally in love with the Curious Cats set, such a gorgeous face….. anyway,
I decided to make a scene background, using Distress Inks, I blended the ink,
added a couple of trees from the ‘Create It’ set, and used the ends of the whiskers for the grass.

I stamped the two small cats in the foreground, using Black Versafine, then stamped the pussy’s face
and the sentiment with Versamark, and heat embossed using Black Glint Embossing powder by Wow.

I bleached out the eyes and nose, and coloured them with Distress inks.

Lastly I added a bit of contour to the face, using a pencil.

Stamps used:

Visible Image Curious Cats cat face COL X stamp set.jpg

Visible Image Create It face extras COL stamp set


Thank you for your visit.
Hugs, Pauline xxxxx

Wow! Such a stunning scene! Just look at those eyes ♡  Thank you Pauline!

If you have missed any of this weekend’s ‘catch up’ posts you will find them HERE!

We still have lots to share with you so grap a cuppa and enjoy.

Mark & Helen xx


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Stay Wild

Hi there! More amazing NEW stamps inspiration coming your way! Over to Teresa Morgan…

It’s time for another new stamp project, and this week I have been using the amazing Stay Wild set.

2017-02-26 Visible Image - inky wild horse stamp - stay wild - Teresa Morgan

I stamped and embossed the beautiful horse using Versamark ink and white embossing powder.
I wanted to create a ‘herd’ so stamped three times, overlapping the image each time. I then created
some definition by inking the splatter edge of the stamp with black Archival ink and stamping randomly
over the embossing powder. This created a more layered effect rather than one flat area of white.

My background is a mixture of watercolour paint, Neocolour II crayons, Karisma pencils and fineliner.
I also stamped in some crackles using one of the Create It! set of stamps. I finished by adding some
shading around the horses using a charcoal pencil.

Stay Wild - Visible Image stamps

Stamps Used:

Stay Wild

Visible Image Stay Wild horses COL stamp set.jpg

Create It!

Visible Image Create It face extras COL stamp set

Awesome card Teresa thank you! Love this horse embossed in white ♡

We’ll be back shortly with more fantastic inspiration…

Mark & Helen xx



Swim Deeper

Hello! We are back with more gorgeous inspiration as promised.. show much to share with you today!

Over to Dot Leathbridge…

Dare To Swim is one of the new stamp releases from Visible Image.

Blue Bottles are the jellyfish in our region that we often see washed up on the beach… painful too if you go swimming when they are about! They are only tiny, but they pack a fair punch.

This set has everything! From jellyfish, to weed, to fish, to bubbles – along with a sentiment.

2017-02-26 Visible Image - stamps - Dare To Swim - jellyfish stamp - Dot Leathbridge

For this card my distress crayons were used for the background.

It gives a lovely muted look and reminds me of what it looks like underwater.
The drips are done with the crayons too – so versatile!

Stamp set used:

Dare To Swim

Visible Image Dare To Swim jellyfish COL stamp set.jpg


This is such a gorgeous scene Dot.. beautiful background ♡ Thank you!

Stay tuned for more…

Mark & Helen xx