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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We will back tomorrow with something very colourful from Pauline!

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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


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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

 

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


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Bold Colour


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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.


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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

 

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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We have a beautiful project by Veerle coming up next on the blog, stay tuned!


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


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Create With Your Soul


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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:

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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

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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We’ll be back tomorrow with more gorgeous inspiration ♡

Have a great day!

Mark & Helen xx

 

Dream

Hi there, we have another incredible card to share with you today, created with our Face it stamps.

Over to Teresa Morgan…


Good Morning

It’s time for another dose of Visible Image inspiration from me. I have been combining the old with the new again this week and have a serene card using the fabulous new Face it! stamps.




I began by spritzing some acrylic sprays on my base card – yellow, red and a slight touch of blue. Once dry I added some larger splats with black, white and green acrylic paint and a fine brush. (Thin the paint with a little water, load the fine brush, then tap the handle to flick spots of paint randomly over the background.)

I stamped and embossed the sentiment onto white card then matted onto black and set aside.




Once completely dry I stamped and embossed the face with black embossing powder, and the Visometry stamps with white embossing powder. I wanted some dimension to the card so embossed some of the smaller shapes onto heat resistant acetate and layered over the larger ones with 3d gel. Some super sparkly Prima gems in the centres finished the card.






Stamps used:

Face It!

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Own It!

Visible Image Own It face it words COL stamp set

Visometry

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Wow! What a stunner.. thank you Teresa ♡ Loving our super cool Visometry stamps with the face stamps!

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



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Stay tuned for more awesome inspiration here on the blog…  coming up next we have a brilliant card from Dot!


Thanks for visiting,

Mark & Helen xx

Just Be Happy

Good Evening! (or is it morning or afternoon where you are?!)

I have been ‘playing’ again and this time I was in a pink mood!
I also wanted to see if I could create something using only one colour (and of course black and white).



Picked Raspberry is probably my favourite colour of distress ink!

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I only distressed parts of my card, making sure I left some white space,
and then flicked a little water at it and dried off.

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Next I took one of my favourite background stamps ever…
the ripped fishnet from our Mesh-ellaneous set.

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I inked up parts of it and stamped it randomly without putting it on a block,
this gives a much more worn look.

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I also added some more fishnet stamping in black, and then stamped another of my favourite stamps
(in black also) leaving space for my sentiment and focal image.

I chose one of the quote stamps from our Tomorrow Doesn’t Exist set (which will be back in stock this week!)


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and the awesome inky butterfly from our Own Kind of Beautiful set.


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Lastly, I flicked some diluted black acrylic paint here and there, especially around the butterfly as if it was spraying off it!

My finished card..



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Hope you like it! I had a lot of fun creating it ♡



Stamps used: 


Mesh-ellaneous

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The Ripple Effect

Visible Image Ripple Effect COL stamp set


Own Kind of Beautiful


Visible Image Own Kind Of Beautiful Butterfly COL stamp set


Tomorrow Doesn’t Exist

Visible Image Tomorrow doesnt exist COL stamp set

 

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 where you will find all our awesome stamps!
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Thank you for visiting our blog today. Veerle will be here tomorrow with some awesome inspiration,
and we will be previewing another NEW set from our February release!

Helen xx

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Visometry @ Visible Image

Hi there! Thanks for visiting our blog today.

Pauline Butcher is here with some superb inspiration for you…

Hellooooo,

It’s Fabulous Friday, and my day to share a project I’ve created, using some of the awesome Visible Image stamps.



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The stamps I’ve used on this card are…

The flowers : large and medium sizes of  Flowers shapes from Visometry,
The stamps on the background, and at the bottom are from De-Stressed,
 again on the background I used some Ink Splats,
 the sentiment is from Imagine, Dream, Inspire,
and the butterfly is from Own kind of Beautiful.
 
For the background, I put some Picked Raspberry & Wilted Violet distress inks onto a glass mat, spritzed them with water, and squidged my card into them, I did this 2 or 3 times, drying the card in-between to stop it going muddy. when this was all dry, with my distress tool, I added a touch of Squeezed lemonade DI to the edges, and a bit in the middle. Next, I stamped using the dots and Mustard Seed DI, and some of the ink splats using purple Starlight paint.




On a piece of black card, I stamped all the flowers, (6 small 1 large) using Versamark, and then heat embossed using Pink and Purple embossing powder from Lindy’s Stamp Gang. I fussy cut them out and thn decided to add a white medium flower to the centre of the large one.


I also added some Stardust Stickles to the flowers.
 



I stamped the Butterfly again using Versamark, and heat embossed it using a Black embossing powder, coloured it using Distress inks, and fussy cut it. The stems of the flowers are drawn using a Yellow Sharpie pen.
 

Thanks for visiting, hugs, Pauline xxxxx



Awesome card Pauline thank you! Fabulous background, love the colours and all that dimension! ♡

You will find more of Pauline’s gorgeous work over on her blog.


Our Visometry stamps are super cool!


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Have you seen the first preview from our February release yet? You’ll find it HERE!


See our NEW stamps previews every day here on the blog! Preview #2 is coming later today!


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Thanks again for visiting and have a fantastic day 🙂

Mark & Helen xx

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Dreams…

Hello! Thanks for stopping by our blog!

Today’s inspiration comes from me.. Helen! If you missed my post earlier this week you’ll know that I am embarking on my own personal ‘inky journey’ this year. I hadn’t crafted since I was a child, and having only made a few cards and tags over the past 5 years (since meeting Mark), I have much to learn! Writing is my passion, words are my ‘thing’, so I’m really excited to see where this year takes me, now that I have a bit more time to be creative and messy!

I wanted to get the brushos out as I just love the randomness of them.. you never know what your background will look like and it’s so much fun experimenting! I prefer to sprinkle first then spritz with water, and then add more powder in places to get a deeper effect. My card was really wet so that I could hold it up and let the paint run.


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I just love the black so had to add some of that!

Once dry I chose my favourite part and cut it to size to fit one of our MDF Monoliths, so that I could create a piece of home decor rather than a card.


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Next was to decide which stamps to use, as I have so many favourites at the moment!!! I decided the background looked quite dreamy so chose this set…

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I randomly stamped the dotty circle from our Universal set in first and second generation stamping, using Wilted Violet Distress Ink. Then stamped and embossed the gorgeous sentiment and dreamcatcher using stampendous detail black. I distressed all around the edges of my card with black soot.

I then splattered some black and white dylusions paint, and added some colour to the dreamcatcher using distress inks, and last of all added some sparkle with a quickie glue pen and some fine glitter.


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I had originally painted my Monolith white but I didn’t feel it looked right, so had a last minute change of plan and gave it a coat of gorgeous purple!


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I think it turned out quite well! My very first Monolith! What do you think?



While I was waiting for paint to dry I used some of my ‘practice’ brushos background to make a matching card.

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I randomly stamped some more of the awesome background stamps from our Universal set using a few different colours, I think they work perfectly with brushos! I wanted to keep the dreams theme so stamped and embossed one of my favourite Visible Image sentiment stamps in black..


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And again randomly splattered some white dylusions paint.

I distressed the edges of the card with black soot to give it more depth, before mounting on my card blank.



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I really love how it turned out and how incredibly quick it was to make!


So here they are together..

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You will find all these stamps and our MDF Monoliths over in our shop:

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Monoliths



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Universal



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No Space For Space Dreams



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Where Dreams Take You

 

You’ll find lots more Visible Image inspiration here..


Project Galleries so much gorgeous inspiration ♡
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Thanks again for visiting today!

Come back tomorrow to see some awesome cards from Veerle Moreels! And a video too!

Have a fantastic weekend!

Helen xx

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Love you – Visible Image

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

We have a stunning card to share with you today, which also has a brilliant video tutorial, created by Veerle Moreels…



It’s my turn to share a project here at Visible Image and would like to share some Inktense Visble image love ^.^  I loved combining the Visible Image stamps together this way. And I tried out the inktense colorpencils for the very first time on this card.

Curious on how I brought the 3 stamps together and how I used the pencils? I have put it all in this liddle video tutorial for you…



I’m pretty sure you will see more cards like these show up.  Maybe even recognize part of it in my Christmas cards ( I really have to get started I know 👀 ) But for now it’s this one…as we can never say “I love you” enough.



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Stamps used:


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Visible Image Own Kind Of Beautiful Butterfly COL stamp set

 

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Wow what a gorgeous card and great video Veerle! Thank you so much ♡

You will find more wonderful inspiration from Veerle over on her blog.


Thanks again for visiting and we hope you will come back soon!

Mark & Helen xx

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What Really Matters – Visible Image

Hi there! Thanks for stopping by our blog today!

We have a gorgeous project by Denisa to share with you, and sadly it’s Denisa’s last Visible Image Design Team project…


Hello

All good things come to an end one day. One adventure ends and another one begins.

Today it´s my last post for Visible Image stamps. The coolest stamps ever!


This time I used my fave background stamp Tangled Tape which I hot embossed and as the focal point I went for What Really Matters stamp.So here´s my thank you project for Helen and Mark. It´s been pure fun and pleasure working with you 🙂



Visible Image stamps - mixed media card - time matters - Denisa Gryczova



Some close ups:



 



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For more Visible Image stamps visit the on line shop here.


Happy stamping!





Awesome card to end your term with us Denisa! We’ll miss you and your stunning work ♡
Wishing you all the very best for the future! 


We will be back soon with more of the latest projects from our amazing team.

Have a great day!

Mark & Helen xx

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Visible Image Debut – Elina Strömberg

Hello 🙂 We are back with our second inspirational project today!

Very excited to be sharing Elina’s debut post as a Visible Image Design Team member…


Hi and Happy Wednesday!

I’m so excited to reveal my first projects as a design team member of Visible Image. I want to thank Helen and Mark, the lovely owners of Visible Image, for this opportunity- working in this talented team is a great honour!

Every other Wednesday I will be showing a new project I have made using Visible Image stamps. I hope will like my creations!


I thought I would start with a little mixed media project; two tags with pink, white and black colours:



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I started with painting the tags with white gesso. Manila tags do allow you to use wet media, but a thin layer of gesso still makes the surface easier to work with. In addition, gesso is great for creating texture: I was using a large, wide brush, so once the gesso was dry the tags were covered with fine brush mark lines. Cool!

For colouring the tags I used my favourite watercolour media; water-soluable Neocolor II crayons. I coloured the tags leaving some spots white, and blended the crayons with water. To mute down the colours I brayered a thin layer of gesso on top, and once all the layers were dry I was ready to decorate the backgrounds with stamping!



Usually when decorating a background with stamping I don’t mount the stamp on an acrylic block. Creating random patterns by bending the stamp is much easier with a non-mounted stamp. However, this time I wanted to stamp with acrylic paints, and spreading just a thin layer of paint on the stamp was so much easier when the stamp was firmly on the acrylic block.

Remember when stamping with acrylic paints, gesso or gel medium always to clean your stamps right after stamping. I’m not too good at cleaning my stamps, but I never leave acrylic paint on my stamps. If the paint dries on the stamp you will not get it off and your stamp is ruined! For cleaning my stamps I like to use a very soft toothbrush; it cleans the stamp properly but yet very gently.



The black heat embossed faces were stamped using the mirroring image stamping technique. I stamped the mirrored image on fun foam and was surprised how well that worked. There’s no need to stamp on the back of my stamps anymore!



For the second tag I used the same ‘Woman INKognito’ stamp again, but as the main background colour was black/grey, I covered the image with purple embossing powder instead of black.


The lovely quotes are from a stamp set called ‘Imagine Dream Inspire’. I’m sure this set will be used for many projects in the future, it’s so versatile!


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Here are pictures of the Visible Image products I used (click on the pictures for more info):


   


Wishing you a nice day!

Hugs,

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Create Your Future @ Visible Image

Good Morning! We are here with more fantastic inspiration for you here on the Visible Image blog today 🙂

Over to Katy…


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Today’s make for Visible Image is a clean and simple tag card. I’m often asked what I do with the tags I create and they make great cards – simply cut another tag, fold a small flap at the top and adhere the flap to the back of the decorated tag to allow it to stand.



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I stamped the overlapping circles in black Archival then coloured each one with Distress Ink – I used Twisted Citron, Abandoned Coral and Cracked Pistachio. I stamped a splat in black inside each circle to add detail. I stamped the words and cut them out individually before mounting to the card on 3D foam pads. I matted the tag onto black card and created a back as described above to allow it to stand.


This card really highlights how brilliantly words can work as a focal point when combined with abstract or background images. Hope you like it!


Warm wishes,
Katy x


I used these stamps on my card:


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Awesome tag! Really cool and funky! Thank you Katy ♡



We will be back later with the debut post from Elina Strömberg!


AND we cannot wait to share today’s NEW stamps preview too!!!


Have a great day.

Mark & Helen xx

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Jazz It Up – Visible Image stamps

Good Evening! Hope Monday is being gentle with you!!!

We are kicking off this week’s inspiration with something funky from Kim Bacon…

Hello!

Today I have a jazzy little card for you using a fantastic silhouette of a sax player, as well as some of the brilliantly versatile background stamps.



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As is usual for me I started colouring some white card with Brusho paints. I just love the zesty lime alongside the hot orange.

I used bleach – yep, bleach – with the plasma squiggle from the Universal set.


Visible Image stamps are made with top quality photopolymer and I haven’t yet had any problem using bleach on them. I do still err on the side of caution and wipe my stamps straight away with a baby wipe and then after the crafting session I wash them in warm water before air drying and storing back in their pockets.


Anyway, squiggles done, I then used a blended ink pad in shades of green with the spotty plasma circle from the Universal set directly over the top.

Using black embossing powder I stamped the jazz player and the sentiment onto pieces of card that would contrast well when added to the background card.



Here are the stamp sets I used for this card…

Click the image to link directly to the online shop page 🙂

Visible Image INKognito Jazz it Up Sax Saxaphone stamps        Visible-Image-Universal-background-stamps-519x389

 
See you next week for another Marvellous Monday and in the meantime enjoy your week, get crafty and show us what you have been up to!

Happy Days!  Kim




Awesome card thank you Kim! Loving those colours.. so funky! 🙂

We will be back soon with a rather special NEW stamps preview.

Mark & Helen xx

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Listen To Your Heart – Visible Image stamps

Hi there, we hope you are having a nice relaxing Sunday 🙂

We are having a busy day here at the office… with our next Create and Craft TV show 3 weeks today, and the UK trade show the week after there is much to do!!! Especially with the HUGE number of new releases we have planned! All very exciting indeed.


Today’s inspiration comes from our US Design Team member Kim Johnny. Over to Kim…



Hello!

Welcome back to my first post of 2016 for Visible Image, yay!

I started off with a tag shape and I fully intended for it to be a tag with ribbon and all….but it sort of stayed as a small canvas. I am happy with the bright result, hope you like it!

The base of my tag is heavy watercolor paper. I chose to use the smooth side, for me it makes a better stamped impression. I stamped the PlasmaInk Splats and Retro Dots Background stamps in clear, bright white and red embossing powders before anything else.


Visible Image stamps - Listen To Your Heart - Kim Johnny


When I start a project, I rarely know where I am going with it. I mean I have an idea, tag, canvas, ATC but I never know where I am going to end up. With this one, I had a moment of panic and almost tossed it aside. The red plasma was so opposite against all the white I wasn’t sure what to do. I let it sit….and sit….and finally came back (days) later to attempt to complete it.




For the background I used Nuance water soluble powdered dye available here. I love the bright intense colors they create. The embossing acts a wonderful resist. Once I got the warm colors on the paper, I felt much better!




For the focal point I used one of my favorite sentiments, “Listen to your Heart” from the “This is Me” stamp set. I think I just need to remember to listen to my heart more and shut the nagging brain voices down, what do you think?


Thanks so  much for stopping by today!
hugs ‘n peace,
~kim


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This is awesome Kim! So bright and funky… really cheerful on this cold day! Thank you… and you should definitely listen to your heart more ♡



We will be back a little later with another preview from our February release 🙂



There’s still time to enter our ‘Freebie Friday giveaway’ over on our Facebook Page
there is a chance to WIN this awesome stamp set before it is even released...


Sparkle in the Rain PROMO


Now how cool would that be?!



Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Mark & Helen xx

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February 2016 Release – VISOMETRY – Visible Image

Hi there! Sorry we didn’t share yesterday’s NEW stamps preview with you… it was a bit of a crazy day here!

Better late than never… and hopefully worth waiting for… here are some more sneak peeks from our awesome VISOMETRY range!


Visometry PROMO


Geometrics get funky!!!

These are going to be so much fun and the creative possibilities are endless…

Can’t wait to show you more!



We will be back later with the latest project from our US Design Team member Kim Johnny! AND another preview too 🙂

Have a great Sunday.

Mark & Helen xx

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Feel The Beat @ Visible Image

It’s Thursday which can only mean one thing! Teresa Morgan is here to inspire you…


Hello and welcome back to my Thrilling Thursday inspiration post for Visible Image Stamps. We are all excited about the upcoming new releases scheduled for February and can’t wait to share them with you all. Meanwhile, here is another bright and funky card featuring one of last year’s brilliant music stamps…



Visible Image stamps - Feel The Beat - Drummer Stamp - Teresa Morgan

 

The simple yet effective background is created with Distress Inks, simply blended against the edge of a scrap of card randomly over the cardstock. It creates an illusion of stage spotlights and adds movement to the design. The edge design was created by stamping and embossing part of the swirl stamp (Universal set) in different colours of fluorescent WOW powders. I stamped the drummer and the circles with black Archival ink, then finished with the words (embossed in white on black card) popped up on 3d foam.


Thanks for stopping by again, I hope you are inspired to make a purchase or try one of today’s techniques.


Stamps Used:

Feel The Beat

Universal


Teresa



This is awesome! Thank you Teresa ♡ Amazing background.. such a cool and funky card!


Have you got your hands on our fantastic
music stamps yet? Our Universal backgrounds set is brilliant too!!!


We will be back shortly with a preview of another NEW stamp 🙂

Mark & Helen xx

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Smile Sparkle Shine – Winter Mannequin

Hello and thank you for coming to visit us here on the Visible Image blog today.

We will pass you straight over to Teresa who has a very warm welcome for you…


Welcome back to a new year of Visible Image inspiration!! I can’t wait to share new stamps and projects with you all – 2016 is going to be full of exciting new designs and products. Today I am sharing a mixed media piece that I made for the January issue of Craft Stamper magazine



Visible Image stamps - Mannequin - Mixed Media - Teresa Morgan


I used a paper mache torso mounted on a wooden spool and coaster for the base. A couple of coats of gesso prepared them for decorating. I used DecoArt modelling paste and a burlap stencil to add texture to areas of the torso. DecoArt Crackle paint and antiquing cream was applied to the stand.

I used the Universal set of stamps to add pattern to the torso, embossing with WOW embossing powder in white, pink and silver. Blue mica spray added extra colour.



Visible Image stamps - Mannequin - Mixed Media - Teresa Morgan 2


The sentiment is stamped and embossed onto tissue paper before being glued in place with Mod Podge. I added silver Stickles and blue gilding wax for extra sparkle and shine. Some pretty floral trim adds the final decorative touch.



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Stamps Used:

Universal Set

Smile Sparkle Shine


All the links you need:

Visible Image Website  – buy stamps, get inspired, contact details and newsletter sign-up

Visible Image Blog homepage – daily inspiration from the DT

Visible Image Facebook Group – DT inspiration, monthly Show and Tell contest, hang out with other Visible Image fans and share your work

Visible Image Facebook Page – all the latest news and information


I’ll be back with more inspiration next Thursday!
Teresa 



Isn’t this stunning! Love the wintery feel and all that gorgeous texture.. that silver is fabulous against the white…It would look amazing on your dressing table ♡

Thank you Teresa xx



We will be back tomorrow with fabulous Friday inspiration from Pauline Butcher!

Our NEW DT members are eagerly awaiting their first packages of stamps and we cannot wait to see all the wonderful things they create ♡  And just wait until you see our first new stamps release of 2016.. !!! We won’t keep you waiting too long.

Hope to see you back here tomorrow, and hope you’ll leave Teresa a comment.

Bye for now.

Mark & Helen xx

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Planner, Tag and a little bit of Jazz @ Visible Image

Good Evening, hope you have had a decent start to the new week. We don’t tend to see daylight much here in the UK at this time of year.. dark going to work and dark coming home! So we are here to brighten up the dark rainy evening with some gorgeous Visible Image stamps inspiration 🙂


Here are some of the latest projects from our wonderful team…



Susanne Rose

Hi my dear Planner Fans!

It’s my day today to share some inspiration with the super unique Visible Image Stamps.
I’d like to share today how I pimped my daily planner with stamps from Visible Image together with the DCWV 12″ x 12″ Silver Lining Stack:



When you cover a book with another paper it’s important that you only glue down the front and the back NOT the spine! I embossed all my images with silver powder.


2015-11-16 Visible Image stamps - Man INKognito - Just Making Memories - Susanne Rose


The first inner page, which is normally white, was also pimped a little.


Stamps from Visible Image:
Just making Memories
Revolution
Man INKognito


See you soon!

Hugs, Susanne.






Kim Johnny

Hi dear friends!


Thanks so much for coming by today. A small post gearing up for the Holidays!


I had a small play making another Christmas tag, using my White Christmas Visible Image stamp set.



2015-11-12 Visible Image stamps - White Christmas - snowflakes - Kim Johnny


I am really enjoying the vintage feel Holiday color scheme, the opposite of the bright colors I usually play with, hope you like it!




All images are stamped and heat embossed, I love embossing for shine and texture. The white is Wow Opaque Bright White, a fellow Visible Image teamie told me about this amazing powder. Love that it stays white on the dark background! Thanks Teresa 🙂


Have a wonderful day.


Hugs and well wishes,
~kim



Kim Bacon

My DT piece for today features one of my favourite, and unusual stamps from Visible Image.


Back in February 2015 the guys at Visible Image came up with yet another brilliant set of stamps with a music theme.


I can’t remember seeing any stamps like this before, and when they were launched they sold like hot cakes!


It’s nice to revisit old favourites and I hope you are inspired by this card.



2015-11-16 Visible Image stamps - Jazz It Up - Saxophonist stamp - Kim Bacon

First I painted a red and orange background using Brushos and then used some bleach to add the stars.


I used black embossing powder for the main image, the sentiment and one of the stars.


Some mounting and layering and a little bit of wet brush work to add a shadow and the job was done!


Visible Image INKognito Jazz it Up Sax Saxaphone stamps   Visible Image Universal background stamps 


See you next week for another Marvellous Monday and in the meantime enjoy your week, get crafty and show us what you have been up to!

Happy Days! 
Kim



Thank you ladies… amazing work as always! ♡ ♡ ♡


Feeling inspired? Show us what you create with our stamps over in our Facebook Group where our monthly ‘Show & Tell’ challenge is well under way!And there is a £25 coupon to spend on our stamps up for grabs!


You will find all our awesome, original stamp designs RIGHT HERE!


And you will be seeing a lot more of us very soon as we bring our amazing stamps back to your TV screens with live demos and much more! More details to follow soon!!!

We have so many exciting new designs to release early in 2016 and we cannot wait to show you! But we will let you enjoy the festive season first 😉


Thank you so much for visiting us today, enjoy the rest of your day.

Mark & Helen xx

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Sparkle and Shine @ Visible Image

Hi There! We are back with our 2nd dose of fabulous inspiration today 🙂

Over to Kim Johnny who has been getting inky with some awesome mail art…


Hello!

Today I have another small postcard to share…


2015-10-19 Visible Image stamps - Smile Sparkle Shine - Drag & Drip background stamps - Kim Johnny


Some bright painty fun with acrylic paints and fingers 🙂

I used the awesome Smile Sparkle Shine and Drag & Drip stamps by Visible Image.


2015-10-19 Visible Image stamps - postcard - Drag & Drip background stamps - Kim Johnny



Have a fabulous day!

Kim 



Ooooh aren’t those colours and textures divine! We love Kim’s postcards 🙂  Thank you Kim!


We’ll be back again with Kim Bacon’s latest Christmas inspiration very soon!

Bye for now.

Mark & Helen xx

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Ally Pally Make & Takes – Visible Image Stamps

Hi There! We are very excited to share with you some amazing tags created by Kim Robertson!

Kim will be running ‘Make & Take’ sessions on our stand at Ally Pally this coming weekend and will be teaching the techniques she used to make these tags. It will be so much fun, so if you are coming, make sure you come on over and get your name down early, as spaces are limited.

Here’s Kim with more details…

Hi Folks

Today I have something that I have been working on for the shows at Alexandra Palace over the coming weekend.

As most of you know by now I will be at the craft show doing Make and Takes on the Visible Image stand which I am looking forward to sooo much, I am also doing a couple of the demos in the tent over the weekend too which will be great fun.

Mark and Helen are as we speak beavering away making and packing all the stamps by hand, they amaze me how they get everything done, it is just the two of them working all hours designing, writing, creating, making and marketing all the fabulous stamps they sell, and my hat is not only off to them, it is on the floor and stamped on lol (slightly dramatic but hey why not I am impressed lol) and they are kind lovely friends too…. wow.

Anyway I thought you would like to see some  of the tags I put together for the Make and Takes…

So this is what I will be helping people to achieve…

This first one is an Autumn feel tag, I will be showing how to get the background ready, and all that layering with embossing powder and inks and then that amazing centre featuring the ‘Stay Strong’ stamp pressed into UTEE.

On the blog over the weekend will be full tutorials on how to make these, so that the people who come to the Make and Takes have it written down to have a go at home, and so those who can’t make it to the show so can follow along anyway so look out for that this weekend.



2015-09-17 Visible Image stamps - UTEE - Be Brave -Stay Strong - Leaf - Kim Robertson


I just love the inks and the depth with how your eye starts at the central piece but then travels to the backing, where you immediately see the leaf, but then start to pick up on a the other items with in the backing.




Here you see it from the side angle with the script stamp from the Revolution set used and embossed in clear over white card, then at the end of all the inking some treasure gold added over the writing in places, just around the edges. I love to do this as the raised embossing really grabs the shine on the wax. Once it’s dried you can take a cloth and buff it ’til it really shines, as of course originally it was used as a furniture polish to add shine and colour to wood.



Here is a close up of the tag with a tiny button in the centre, and some thin ribbon through the centre. You also can see how the ink colours blend and how I have added all the layers to build the depth you see from afar.


The stamps used on this one are .








My thoughts on these these two sets… first when Revolution came out my jaw hit the floor as they say! I immediately saw crashing waves with white horses,  and that script is just beyond perfect for mixed media and scrapbooking.Also those of you who like to journal wow, use a white gel pen to write your message over a colourful background rather than black pen on a light colour. It creates a stunning effect.


Then there is the Colours Of The Wind set, well does this not scream Autumn? And tucked within the leaf is a tree… Amazing! I dont know another brand with such forward thinking ideas.I love this leaf and the small leaves around can be used separately, so you can have falling leaves exactly where you want them.



Here are a couple of cards I originaly created with these two sets… Do you remember them?


Kim Robertson


This was the one I envisioned the very first time I saw Revolution!

 

Visible Image stamps - Colours of The Wind - Grungy Leaf - Kim Robertson 1


And something a little different, look into the background and you will see lots of embossed leaves too, with lots of ink blended all around.



The second Make & Take tag is a christmassy one ..



2015-09-17 Visible Image stamps - Christmas Tag - Merry Little Christmas - Kim Robertson

With it being half way through September already, people have been wanting quick-ish Christmas cards.. Well why not send a tag for people to hang on the tree, or their Christmas card line instead and it can be a piece of art as well as your seasonal wishes.


Most of you saw my little tree I created with the Visible Image Merry Little Christmas set a couple of weeks ago, which is a fun way to create a larger tree so we will have a go at this one too.



The stamp sets I used for this one were.


 






I am not a huge Christmasy person now the kids are all grown, but I just love the dellicate Snowflake here in the White Christmas set, and as soon as I saw the Merry Little Christmas set I saw the larger tree made with shades of green, or whatever colour you choose… your imagination is the only thing that can choose how your tag comes out but with these amazing stamps the possibilities are endless as a famous man once said lol  (Eddy Izzard at the end of a recycling advert on telly) LOL  Trivia tooo … Haha!



Here are a couple of recent cards made with these sets…


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2015-09-05 Visible Image stamps - Merry Little Christmas - Contemporary Tree stamp - Kim Robertson



Well I hope I haven’t overloaded you all with too many pictures, but I truly hope I see as many of you as can possibly make it over the weekend. And I would love to see you on the Make and Take table enjoying some time together, whilst playing with yummmy stamps… what can be better….


Don’t forget the extra posts after the weekend too, showing you how I made the tags!


With love and best wishes to all


Huge Hugs 
 
Kim 
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When Kim sent us photos of her projects we were totally wowed! Aren’t they stunning!!! Thank you Kim xxx


We are SO excited that Kim will be at Ally Pally with us for the very first time! We don’t usually have a demonstrator at the show, so to have Kim running Make & Takes AND demonstrating in the main demo tent too will be awesome! We are really looking forward to seeing lots of our wonderful customers, Facebook group members and to making lots of NEW Visible Image addicts who have not discovered our amazing stamps yet! 😉



Thank you so much for visiting our blog.. if you missed any of our latest inspiration you will find it all HERE!


We will be back on Monday with all the gorgeous work shared by our amazing team over the weekend. If you want to see it sooner then come and join our Facebook group.

Mark & Helen xx

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Lip Smacking Good Stamps @ Visible Image

Good Evening 🙂 Thank you for coming to visit our blog.

We have a few brilliant tutorials to share with you this evening!

Over to the very fabulous Kim Robertson…



Hello everyone!

Nice to be here with you.


So I was playing with my stamps and I remember the gorgeous lips in the Bite Me set so I decided to have some nice bright lips on a grey background. Electric blue lips would look so good here too but I chose to go for red and glittery!


So here is the card….



2015-08-28 Visible Image stamps - Grungy Lips - Bite Me - Kim Robertson

 

And of course me being me I added some vampy fangs in there haha..


I really do love backgrounds like this which I created with just a few greys and a black soot blended edging. You can do this with almost any colour tone on tone to make it have the same sort of effect and then just one pop of colour makes the picture really stand out.


So If you like this card just keep watching to see how to do it…




To start I took a piece of white card and used some grey flannel momento ink and stamped with the Bronte script stamp which everyone knows is one of my absolute favourites, no need to cover the centre as we will be covering that up.



Next I used the same grey ink and a piece of cut and dry to bend in the edges a litte along with a little weathered wood and some London fog ink from momento too. I did go back and add a tiny bit of the black much stronger around the very edge as it really make it a stand out. I set this piece aside for now.



On a smaller piece of card in red momento dew drop ink I stamped the lips and using several distress pens and a black pen and a white gel pen I added all the shade and highlights from the lips.. I drew around the edge of the lips in grey to make them stand forward and added some fangs on the edge of teeth.



I took some white glue that dries clear and added some glass glitter with shards of glass very finely cut but so very sparkly just on the lips no where else. I also matted that piece on to a thin black mat of card.




The backing piece was also matted onto black card and I added the words that came with the lips which was simply “Bite Me lol”.  I used back archival ink for that and got a nice dark image.



I gave the whole back piece a mat and layer in black and white with a little foam under to raise the centre up just sightly, then I was ready for the centre to be added to the card with thicker foam.



To finish it all off I simple added the dot to the I with a square gem some tiny hand cuffs that dangle so cute plus a couple of locks and a key and lastly some shiny stones in the corner.



Here are some other images of the now finished card, the time that took the most i used to get the lips shaded perfectly with several different distress ink pens.



I chose this angle so you could see me how the little items help play a part in the role of this card and how embellishments can help really theme a card.



So the stamps from the amazing Visible Image used on this card are shown here…



 

Lots of love for today my friends.
Kim 
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Such a great card.. and thanks for your fantastic tutorial Kim! Love the glossy red lips against the grey.


What could you create with this awesome set? Get your hands on it HERE!


We will be back shortly with another tutorial, from Kim Johnny this time 🙂


Mark & Helen xx


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Sparkly Lips Canvas – Visible Image Stamps

Good Morning and Happy Saturday to you!

Sorry we missed yesterday’s post but it was a crazy busy day! We didn’t manage to get everything finished as planned, so today will now be our last day in work before we wind down and get into ‘Wedding mode’ !!! Getting very excited now… just 6 days to go before the big day ♥ ♥ ♥

So here on the blog today we have triple inspiration for you from Pauline, Susanne and Doreen.

First up, here’s Pauline with her latest Visible Image stamps project…

Hi there,

 It’s me, back again, spreading some Visible Image love, superb deeply etched photo-polymer uniquely designed Stamps, which I love to use, can you tell.. lol !!!


2015-08-01 Visible Image stamps - Smile Sparkle Shine - Mixed Media Canvas - Grungy Lips stamp - Pauline Butcher



The very unique stamps I’ve used for this project are……
The lips from Bite meSmile, Sparkle, ShineRipped FishnetInk Splats, and the straight stamp from Edgy.
 
This week, just for a change, I’ve used a 5″ x 7″ canvas, which I primed with 2 coats of white Gesso. Whilst that was drying, I stamped my main images, the lips and the sentiment, onto some heat resistant acetate, using versamark, and heat embossed them with some pink sparkle embossing powder and fussy cut.
 

Right, back to the canvas, I added some grunge paste through a stencil, and dried with my heat tool.

I spritzed it all with water, and sprinkled Brusho paints onto it, spritzed with water again, and then let it all drip down. I also mixed some red Brusho with water, and let that drip down too.

Using some gold paint on the Ripped Fishnet and Edgy stamps, I stamped randomly over the canvas. I found an old jar of white ink in one of my drawers, which had gone very thick, but it was perfect for the white drips and circles !!! I edged the canvas with gilding flake, then glued the lips and sentiment into place, and lastly added Stickles for more sparkle.



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Join us in the Facebook Visible Image Group, lots of inspiration and banter HERE.
 
Helen and Mark (the awesome couple behind the Visible Image Stamp Company), are getting married next Friday 7th August, I am sure you will join me in wishing them an extremely happy Wedding Day, and long, loving and prosperous years of wedded bliss.
 
See you soon,
 

Big hugs, Pauline xxxxxx


WOWZA! What a bold, colourful, awesome canvas! We LOVE it! Have you got your hands on our amazing lips stamp yet?! You will find more of Pauline’s fabulous work over on her blog.

 

Thank you so much for your wonderful words Pauline… we are so excited that you will be sharing our special day with us ♥



We will be back soon with Susanne’s latest project… she’ll be taking you to Wonderland 🙂

Have a great Saturday!

Mark & Helen

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Background Stamping Technique – Visible Image

Good Morning and Happy Friday!

We have loads of fabulous inspiration for you today here on the Visible Image blog 🙂

Here’s Kim Robertson with a great background stamping tutorial…

Hi my lovelies

Hope you are all well and enjoying the warm weather, It is so nice to walk into work with the sun shining and the feeling of warmth on your skin isn’t it. No coats and brollies Haha.


I have a little card today created with just one back ground stamp and two sentiments to keep it simple and show you how you can layer again on the backing and then let the gorgeous sentiments speak for themselves.


Here is today’s card



Retro Dot Background - Time To Be Happy - Kim Robertson


So lets get started on how to put this one together. It is of a fairly easy level so can be put together quite quickly if you needed to.



To start I stamped with embossing ink and the Retro dots Background hand held not on a block and randomly stamped around the edges using clear embossing powder I then heat set it and that is the shiney dots you can just see in the above picture.



Next I took a couple of inks dusty concorde and spiced marmalade i believe and started to add some inking down on paper just to get the first layer into the card.



I added a 2nd layer of ink and then took the retro dots and used the same inks to add a little tone on tone dots in the background too.



Then I took a very dark brown ink and edged all around the card to just bring the eye in a little. i also took my water spray and spritzed the card and dripped water onto the ink and blotted off to create some large drips too.



 Next I stamped the gorgeous sentiments I chose to use on this one.




 Then made a double mat for the whole thing to sit on.




I added some pretty thick foam to the back of the inky piece and added it to the backing this would work either horizontally or vertically which ever way as I kept the pattern fairly neutral in style.



I took the sentiments from earlier and inked the edges slightly with the marmalade and walnut stain inks then added a small black mat so they didn’t get lots in the inky backing.



Adding that same thick foam to the back of those two pieces I got both little sentiment flags on board



Believe is one of the Visible Image older designs which some of you may have in your collection.



This was one of the new fabulous June launch sentiments, and I love them all they are so different from anything else out there, and we love unique don’t we folks.



Well I hope you liked this weeks card here is a last look before I show you the stamps I used.



Retro Dot Background - Time To Be Happy - Kim Robertson


All I added was some simple pearls to the corners these are 6mm in size. I kept it all about the words as they mean a lot to me. If you are a journalling or scrap booking person wouldn’t this be absolutely fabulous wording for that.





So that was this weeks stamps used, sometimes it just needs to be really simple and doesn’t need anything else.  Other times I like to be really detailed too, it’s good to be versatile isn’t it.


Ok folks I will see you all next week.


Have a wonderful day.

Best wishes to all
 
Kim 
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 Fantastic tutorial as always, love that background! Thank you Kim 🙂

We will be back a little later with 3 stunners from Pauline using distress inks and cling film!

See you then!

Mark & Helen xx

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Bronte script and beautiful flowers – Visible Image stamps

Hi there! We are back with our second post this evening.

Here’s Elena…

Hello  friends!

Today I want to show you one more card for Visible Image! which I made with the help of their amazing stamps!

Visible Image stamps - Inky flower - script - dragonfy - Elena Smoktunova



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Visible Image Flower INKognito stamp



Visible Image Dragonfly 2014 stamp

Elena



Fabulous card from Elena… Love the beautiful embellishments against the inky background! You can find more of Elena’s work over on her blog.


We will be back tomorrow with more stamping inspiration!

Enjoy your evening.

Mark & Helen xx

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Words To Live By – Visible Image Stamps

Good Evening! Hope you have had a good start to the new week.

Kicking off another week of amazing Design Team inspiration, here’s Kim Bacon…


Oh what a glorious weekend it has been! Sun, sea and sand by the bucket load, thank you Mr Weather!


Today I am showcasing a collection of cards I made using only Visible Image stamps. I wanted to make a group of cards suitable to be given as a gift set and so I set about making several background papers first.


In my palette there was a lot of blue/green/purple Brusho paint which needed using up. I looked in my envelope drawer and found some blue envelopes which were the right size for my plans.


I don’t often use white embossing powder but with the intense colour of the background paper I ended up with it seemed the perfect one to use.



Listen to your HEART - Visible Image stamps - Kim Bacon


For those that know how good Visible Image stamps are I don’t need to tell you how deeply etched they are, how perfectly they stamp every time and just what fab designs there are!


For those of you who are new to Visible Image, er, just re-read the above!



Love yourself - Visible Image stamps - Kim Bacon


As I said, I started by  making the background papers. I had great fun smooshing colour over some good quality white card stock. I use Brusho powder as a wet paint and just leave it to dry.


Trust Your Instincts - Visible Image stamps - Kim Bacon


Next I used a dark blue ink to add the circles from the Universal set all over but not overlapping. Once this was completely dry I started adding the white embossed dotty-circles, again from the Universal set and also the larger one from the Plasma set.



Just Be Happy - Visible Image stamps - Kim Bacon


The sentiments, which are from the Express Yourself range, were stamped onto card with none of the extra stamping on. It allows the words to stand while still being a perfect colour match.



Visible Image stamps - Inspirational quotes - scribbled circles - Kim Bacon


All the elements were cut and mounted onto white card before being added to the blue card bases. The sentiment pieces were mounted using a dimensional glue to raise them from the page.


I know this is a stamp heavy project, but if you have these sets not only do you get great value for money, but you can also create a huge number of projects using different combinations of the stamps!


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Visible Image No Regrets stamp set

Visible Image Be Happy stamp set


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See you next week for another Marvellous Monday and in the mean time enjoy your week, get crafty and show us what you have been up to!


Happy Days!  Kim 



Loving these cards! So inspirational and Kim’s backgrounds are awesome!


You’ll find all our NEW Releases HERE! Including our stunning Christmas stamps and more brilliant words.


We’ll see you here tomorrow with something new from Sue 🙂

Mark & Helen xx


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It’s Time To Wake Up And Be Awesome!

Hi There! Thanks for visiting us here on the Visible Image blog 🙂

We have more awesome inspiration for you this evening from Doreen OBrien and Karen Liddle who have both been creating with our NEW Express Yourself sentiments.

Here’s Doreen…


Hello…


I am back  with some inspiration using the gorgeous Visible Image stamps.I have another Gelli Plate background for you today……I have teamed up the Large Butterfly with the Wake up Awesome ” stamps. xxx



Visible Image stamps - Wake Up Awesome - Butterfly - Doreen OBrien


Loving this monochrome effect from Doreen!



And now for Karen’s latest card…


I used the ‘Bleeding Tissue’ technique for the centre of  this card..


.Visible Image stamps - Time - What Really Matters - Inky Bird - Ink Splats - Karen Liddle


I then over stamped with a stamp from the Ink Splats set, love these.  I used a couple of different sized tops, pressed into the ink pad, for the circles.  Finished off with a little bit of distressing round the edges.



The stamps used for this one are as follows –
What Really Matters


Fabulous card from Karen.. loving that background! Isn’t our inky bird awesome!



We still have more inspiration to come this evening from Kim J and Kim B! So pop back later…

Mark & Helen xx


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Don’t Let Your Past Steal Your Future – Visible Image stamps

Good Morning! Hope you are enjoying this week’s inspiration from our awesome Design Team!

It’s Thursday which means it’s Teresa Morgan’s turn to share her latest project with you…



Here we are again for another dose of Thrilling Thursday inspiration – hope you have been enjoying the mini heatwave here in the UK….it’s far too hot for me at the moment but I do like to see a bit of sunshine as it lifts the spirit!!

This week I have decorated a pair of mini framed canvasses using some of the brilliant new word stamps from Visible image.



07-02-2015 Visible Image stamps - Don't Let Your Past Steal Your Future - Mixed Media - Inspirational Quotes - Teresa Morgan


I started by using some modelling paste through a circle mask in the corners to add some texture, then dripped washes of paint down the canvas once the paste was dry. I used some black paint through a chicken wire mask for a bit more detail, then got out my stamps.



Visible Image Stamps


I used black embossing powder on the words and circles (from the Universal set), and gold embossing powder on the Woman Inkognito. A bit of gilding wax on the stencilled circles added more shine! The frames are painted to create an antique brass efect which tied in with the ‘distressed industrial’ feel of this piece.



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I love how this turned out and the words are perfect for anybody contemplating a new start in life….


Stamps Used:

Steal Your Future

Universal

Woman INKognito


All the links you need:

Visible Image Website – buy stamps, get inspired, contact details and newsletter sign-up

Visible Image Blog – daily inspiration from the DT

Visible Image Facebook Group – DT inspiration, monthly Show and Tell contest, hang out with other Visible Image fans and share your work

Visible Image Facebook Page – all the latest news and information



Oh wow! Aren’t these canvases amazing! Love the colour tones, and texture. That gold on the browns is divine <3 It would make an awesome gift! What would you create with these inspirational words? To see all our NEW releases, head over to our shop!


Check out our INKognito stamps… they are so versatile! And if you don’t have our Universal set yet.. you NEED it!!!


You will find more of Teresa’s brilliant work over on her blog.


Pop back later today when we will be previewing the very first stamps in our NEW Christmas 2015 collection… very excited for these! Yes, we know summer has only just begun but it’s that time in the crafting world 😉


Elena will be here later today too with another gorgeous project!


Does your local craft shop stock our stamps? If not, we’d love it if you told them about our unique stamps… and of course how much you love them!


Have yourself a great Thursday 🙂

Mark & Helen xx

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Listen To Your Heart – Visible Image stamps

Hi There 🙂 Thanks for visiting our blog today! We are catching up with all the latest Design Team inspiration today.

Here’s Doreen OBrien with her latest project…

Hello..


Well this is going to be my last live blog Post for a few weeks. We are moving house and I am having to pack away my craft room. I will still have scheduled posts to share though.

I have a Mixed Media canvas to share today, I first painted my canvas with acrylic paints, then using Archival black ink stamped some background stamps “Grunge Harlequin” and “Bronte Script”.My heart was cut out of some card, I  painted this and grunged it up a bit with a black pen. I then stuck this to the canvas with some PVA glue .

I stamped my words from the “This is Me Set” onto some card, cut them out and stuck them down. The canvas was then edged with some red Gelato and once it was all dry I sanded my canvas all over. xxx



Visible Image stamps - Listen To Your Heart - Canvas - Doreen OBrien



Wow isn’t this awesome! Loving those colours Doreen. Such a gorgeous canvas <3

You’ll find more of Doreen’s wonderful work over on her blog.


Hope you will swing by a little later to see more fabulous work from the team 🙂

Bye for now!

Mark & Helen xx

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Don’t Have Regrets – Visible Image stamps

Good Afternoon 🙂 Hope you are having a good week so far!

It’s Wednesday which means Kim Robertson is here with a brilliant step by step tutorial for you. Over to Kim…



Hello my lovlies

Well look at that sunshine we have been treated to recently, isn’t it so nice to leave work and there still be light and warmth too….

How are you all this week ? what have you been making?

I have been doing lots of crafting all over the weekend toward the fabulous new launch for Friday for our lovely Visible Image, amazingly gorgeous new stamps coming out on the 12th and I am sooo looking forward to all the fun.

Today I wanted to make something that reflected the bright Sky and happy feel of summer so here is my this weeks card for Visible Image DT.



Visible Image stamps - Good Times - No Regrets - Kim Robertson


It has some real fiery colours used on this one, the new Abandoned Coral and Wild Honey with  a tiny touch of Black Soot around the edges to bring your eye in. I am using the background as a feature for this one, rather than a huge focal point, so I have tried to keep it really bright and with lots to look at coming through in the background.

So as usual I have a full tutorial for you all to have a go at, and I hope you play along…



First I took the swirly stamp from the Plasma set of stamps and inked him up  (why is my stamp now a HE hmmm I don’t know why suddenly I have began an anthropomorphic phase with my stamps lol …I used Versafine in black and stamped Mr Plasma all over a piece of cream card ( I know it looks white but it really is more cream in the flesh as it were.)



My Usual colouring in technique with the first distress ink which is a new colour out this year called Abandoned Coral and this is what the first layer looks like, this is where it can be as patchy and all over and don’t give up it will come right the more inky layers you do the more it blends. Just like eye make up, the more light layers and blend in between the longer it lasts.



Here’s the second colour mixing with the last shade to form a real tutti frooti like goodness. the second colour of course is wild honey and where the two colours meet you get a real nice blend and an orangey glow.



After a few coats of colour I did my usual tone on tone using the same stamp I stamped some coral plasma balls in the Coral parts and Honey in the honey sections, etc.



Next I used the other stamp in this Plasma set and used some white Embossing powder with perfect medium sticky ink but first i dried the background thoroughly and rubbed over with an anti static bag and got it all very coated so none of the white embossing powder would stick to the ink on the card.



I spritzed a few blobs of water here and there gave it a few seconds then dabbed the ink away from the card to leave a few light patches for bubbles etc. I also gave the card front a good coating in the tattered angels glimmer mist, this colour is a pink shade shot through with goldy/bronze Mica to add a real sheen to the card.Very pretty.



I tried very hard to turn the card in the light to pick up the gold but you cant see the gorgeous sheen and stunning colour it is  in person really, just faintly.



I took some black soot distress ink and added it to the  edges of the card, to draw your eye in to the centre where we did all the  work on colours etc and blending I stampedNo Regrets which I embossed in shiny black embossing powder , here is a close up.




I used my black versafine and very quickly added the embossing powder too it before the archival ink started to dry.




I added a couple of mats just in simple black and white to give it a finished look as always.



Next I stamped out the Good Times sentiment on white card in black ink. but then I cut them all apart and matted them on black card too. I raised each one on a piece of foam to have them sitting a little proud on the backing.




I really wanted some sparkle on here, just a small amount but something really sparkly and I recently got some crushed glass glitter to try out and wow …. it is soooo sparkly it is crazy and even the camera picks it up a little.



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I used this diamond dust just on the bottom two corners over glossy accents, just random dots all over the corner and the dust sprinkle on patted down and excess tipped back in pot. My goodness, I love this stuff!



Here is the close up of the left corner and below is the right and you can actually see even in these camera pics that there is a lot of clear sparkle , it truly is very pretty.



Right corner too.



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And here are a couple more finished images of this weeks completed card. Lots of steps but not a complicated card with blending practise and inky layering goodness and lots of fun.



No regrets complete3



So the stamps I used from our amazing Visible Image are listed here…






I hope you are all having a good week , can you believe it is Wednesday again already.. I know I say it every week but it seems to have gone extra extra fast this week lol.


Ok my lovlies Don’t forget to come back this Friday for the new launch for Visible Image goodies!


Huge hugs from my crafty house to yours


Love 
Kim
XXXX




Brilliant tutorial, thank you Kim! What a fabulous background.. loving that sparkle and the gorgeous summery tones 🙂

You’ll find more of Kim’s stunning work over on her blog.



We’ll be back later with more NEW stamps previews… we have some awesome ones still to reveal 😉

Hope to see you back here this evening.

Mark & Helen xx

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Visible Image stamps – latest DT projects!

Hi There! Thank you for coming to visit us today 🙂

We are back from a fabulous week in Majorca, thoroughly rested, relaxed and tanned!



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So, let’s catch up with what our awesome Design Team have been creating while we were away…



Lisa Nygards



Visible Image stamps - Alice in Wonderland - Lisa Nygards

Beautiful card featuring our gorgeous Alice In Wonderland character stamp.
More details on Lisa’s blog.



Kim Robertson



Visible Image stamps - Take Risks - Imagine - Kim Robertson

Awesome card created with our Imagine Dream Inspire set, one of the brilliant quotes from our Be Happy Set, and our Mystical MapThere’s a fantastic step by step over on Kim’s blog.



Teresa Morgan



Visible Image stamps - Fae Hope - Elf Maiden Fairy - Teresa Morgan



Visible Image stamps - Myrddin Magick - Wizard - Teresa Morgan

A fantastic set of cards created with two of the characters from our fantasy collection.. Fae Hope and Myrddin Magick. More details over on Teresa’s blog.



Pauline Butcher



Visible Image stamps - Angels Are Near - White Feather - Pauline Butcher

Stunning card created with our beautiful Angels Are Near set, and our Universal Background stamps.



Visible Image stamps - Sing - Silhouette Singer - Pauline Butcher

Gorgeous card created with our Sing set and Universal Background stamps once again… such an awesome and very versatile set of ‘must have’ stamps!

Come on over to Pauline’s blog for more details and photos from our workshop day in Bristol.



Amber Kroening



Visible Image stamps - Inky Flowers - Congratulations - Amber Kroening

Stunning card created with our unique Flower INKognito stamp, with our Congratulations sentiment.
More details on Amber’s blog.



Kim Bacon



Visible Image stamps - Leave Your Fears Behind - Crow Tree - Kim Bacon

Amazing card created with our Leave Your Fears stamp set, and Grunge Polka Dot background stamp.
More details on Kim’s blog.



Sue Joseph



Visible Image stamps - Angels Are Near - White Feathers - Sue Joseph

Stunning tag create with our Angels Are Near set. More details over on Sue’s blog where you can find out how she created this amazing background!



Kim Robertson



Visible Image stamps - Good Times - Masculine Card - Vintage Car - Kim Robertson

Amazing card created with our Vintage Car, a quote from our No Regrets set, Bronte script, and Tyre Marks.
Come on over to Kim’s blog for a brilliant step by step tutorial with loads of photos along the way 🙂



Lisa Nygards



Visible Image stamps - Rock Canvas - Silhouette Guitarist - Lisa Nygards

Awesome canvas featuring our Rock Out setMore details over on Lisa’s blog where you can see how Lisa created the amazing texture!



Teresa Morgan



Visible Image stamps - Butterflies - Book Folding Sculpture - Teresa Morgan

Stunning book folding sculpture featuring our Large Butterfly stamp…. WOW!
Come on over to Teresa’s blog for more details.



So many inspiring projects! Thank you so much 🙂 xxx



We hope you have been inspired 🙂 You will of course find all these amazing stamps and more over in our shop, or in your local craft shop 🙂 If they don’t yet stock us, then tell them about our stamps! 😉


We are getting rather excited about our next NEW stamps release… just two weeks to go! This time we will be bringing you more unique character sets, and once again something missing in the craft world right now!!! 

 

It’s good to be back! We’ll see you on Saturday with something awesome from Amber! Pauline is having a break this week as she’s on a secret mission! 😉

Have a great evening 🙂

Mark & Helen xx

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Gilded Frame – Visible Image stamps

Good Evening 🙂 Thank you for stopping by today.

We are here with our second dose of gorgeous inspiration, this time from Teresa Morgan…



Hello again and thank you for coming by to see what I am sharing this week. I have used some of my fantastic Visible Image stamps to decorate a plain and boring picture frame that I picked up in a charity shop.



Visible Image stamps - Gilded Frame - Imagine Dream Inspire - Teresa Morgan



I coated the frame with black gesso to give a good base for the decoration, then used some clear texture paste and a stencil to add some detail in the corners. Once this was dry I used blue and green gilding wax to highlight the stencilled areas. I also added some gilding wax around the aperture.


Now I could get my stamps out and have some more fun! I used the Grunge Flourish stamp and crackle stamp (from the Time after Time set) all around the edges. I stamped them with Versamark ink and used gold embossing powder.



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Then I stamped and embossed the  words in the remaining spaces. To finish I added some gold mica flakes in a couple of areas for extra sparkle.


 

Stamps used:

Grunge Flourish

Time After Time

Imagine Dream Inspire

Be Happy Set

All the links you need:

Visible Image Website – buy stamps, get inspired, contact details and newsletter sign-up

Visible Image Blog – daily inspiration from the DT

Visible Image Facebook Group – DT inspiration, monthly Show and Tell contest, hang out with other Visible Image fans and share your work

Visible Image Facebook Page – all the latest news and information



What a stunning frame! Gorgeous texture <3  You can find more of Teresa’s fabulous work over on her blog.|

We will be back tomorrow with our Fabulous Friday post from Pauline Butcher.

**Our Design Team call closes tomorrow – all the details are HERE**

Bye for now,

Mark & Helen xx

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Dreamy Window – Visible Image stamps

Good Morning 🙂 It’s a dull wet day here in South Wales today… come on summer don’t be shy!

It’s far from dull here on the Visible Image blog though! We have double inspiration for you today from our awesome Design Team members Kim Robertson and Teresa Morgan. First up, with a brilliant tutorial as always, it’s Kim…

Hi Folks

How are you all ?

Today I have another card using the fab Visible Image stamps.

It is something quite different, I wanted to use the amazing Vision Inkognito stamp in this one and this is what popped into my head..


Visible Image stamps - Where Dreams Take You - Grungy Eye stamp - Kim Robertson


I started with the broken wall, I stamped the Brick wall background and cut out the left hand piece .



I used some prima inks in varying brick/ reddy and brown shades to create my wall. This fab little stamp repeats so you can create a wall any size.



Once it was done I went over the mortar with a Dusky rose Promarker  I then added some red ink splats with the ink splats set and some red ink later I also used some purple gelly pen to add some more of the splat shapes to the wall



Once dried I stamped in Perfect medium on the wall with the sentiment Where dreams take you in white embossing powder and heat set.



I cut out the wall at this point a note to remember when I was doing the mortar in this wall with my promarker I also decided the way the light would catch the wall and I also added the direction of the 3D aspect to the top and side of the wall.  I added two layers of foam to the back to raise it up away from the eye peeking out from behind it .



I then  stamped out the amazing  Vision INKognito eye and added some blues to the Iris and some feint brown to the white and some white in for the highlights and to catch the tiny lines in the iris also.  This is the colour of my daughters eyes actually almost to a tee.



I added a little more wall to the Right hand side and painted in a window frame to the centre behind the eye.




I used a grey and a pale blue to add into each window pane and just literally drew around the edge of each panel with it. I added my left hand piece of wall raised up on foam so the eye peeped from behind it. I also mounted the whole piece onto a black mat at this stage, I left a gap on the right by the window as I want to add some flowers climbing the wall.



I stamped out my second sentiment and inked the edges I also used some blue flexmarker to add under the words to pull then forward.



I added foam to the back of the sentiment and placed it above the window leaving room on the right for the leaves and flowers to grow up around the window.



I drew in some little wisteria type flowers hanging on the wall before I started adding the leaves and little wire stems twisted into little spring shapes I also added some little stamens which I used upside down to look like little hanging flowers.



I used some pink stickles on the hanging flowers and the inside of the little frosted flowers and on the card in varying places too.



Visible Image stamps - Kim Robertson


So I took this angle shot so you can see which parts were raised and which were flat, lots of dimension, very different too.

Here is the complete picture again.



Visible Image stamps - Where Dreams Take You - Grungy Eye stamp - Kim Robertson



I used five really great stamps for this one so here they are…





These are the Moments

They truly are such gorgeous little pieces of art , each and every one of them.


I particularly enjoy this font as it really is right up my ally , from the swirls to the slight grunge in the broken swirls etc, very very cool.  Every single one is very versatile and I can really see them on mens cards too which is unusual for swirly writing as it usually is trly feminine but this seems to straddle the lines of masculine and feminine in a modern feel very very well. Good job guys…

So what are you all working on right now?

Have a great night and I will see you next week.

Hugs to all..

Love KIM
xxxx





Thank you Kim for yet another awesome tutorial 🙂 Great to see your ‘vision’ come to life! It’s a fantastic piece of art! Doesn’t our brick wall look so real! You can find more of Kim’s fabulous work over on her blog.


Pop back later to see what Teresa has been up to!

Thanks for visiting us today 🙂

Mark & Helen xx

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Masculine Stamps with a Feminine Twist @ Visible Image

Hi There! Thank you for popping in today 🙂

It’s Tuesday which can only mean one thing here at Visible Image! Here’s Sue Joseph with todays inspiration…


Hello fellow crafters
How are we all?
It’s ‘Soozie Tooseday’ again here at Visible Image


Today I wanted to give a feminine touch to something that is predominantly masculine!



Visible Image stamps - Life Is A Journey - Vintage Car - Sue Joseph


For my background I used pickled raspberry, spun sugar and salty ocean distress ink, sprayed with water, added random water droplets and flicked with white linen dylusions ink spray.


For the border I used the Tyre marks stamp


0 Visible ImageTyre Marks Car Motorbike


The pickled raspberry and salty ocean speckles created using the fantastic speckled background


Visible Image Speckle Background stamp


Using wow embossing powder in primary fuchsia fusion for the Vintage car


AWM Vintage Car


and the sentiment ‘Life is a journey’ from the This is me set


Visible Image This Is Me stamp set


Hope you like it 🙂


Visible Image stamps - Life Is A Journey - Vintage Car - Sue Joseph



For all these awesome stamps and many more, get yourself a cuppa and check in HERE and treat yourself, you deserve it 😀


For lots of fabulous creations and inspiration check out our Projects galleryBlog Homepage & Facebook group


We have a monthly Show and Tell’ Challenge  where you can win a selection of our awesome stamps. What are you waiting for? Get creating and have FUN 🙂


Thanks for dropping by……much love
Suze




A great twist on some masculine stamps Suze! LOVE our Vintage Car in PINK!  You’ll find more of Sue’s awesome work over on her blog.

Come back and see us tomorrow for Wonderful Wednesday inspiration from Kim R and Lisa 🙂

Have a lovely evening.

Mark & Helen xx

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