Hi there! Wow summer is well and truly here.. we don’t often have such high temperatures here in Wales but it’s been scorching the last few days! We actually took some ‘time out’ over the weekend which made a nice change.
We are kicking off this week’s inspiration with a fabulous project by Veerle Moreels…
I love to pimp up objects and when finding this little wooden tool box I immediately knew what I wanted to do. Sand off the text that was on it, give it a new coat of white paint and stamp it with Visible Image stamps ^.^
The original text was to big to put on the front but leaving the ‘now’ off still gives you a beautiful reminder.
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I used some inky mop up card from my stash and stamped and fussy cut out the butterflies silhouette from the same set.
These are my absolute favourite butterfly stamps in the crafting world
They always turn out beautifully. I cut off the antennae in the end and used those from the silhouettes below. I added silicon glue for some 3 D dimension and create some butterfly flutter 😊
It was then time to put on my creative hat and put my card together. Here it is…
I love the way the font of the quote looks like old mistyping from a manual typewriter.. it really adds to the vintage feel.
I took it down to my shelves at Dotty’s Tearooms and it fluttered out the very next day!
Here is a close up…
and a close up of the butterflies
Thanks so much for stopping by today and for the kind comments you take the time to leave.
Enjoy the week ahead and let’s hope that the sunshine remains.
Bye for now
Wow! The butterflies look super stunning against that gorgeous oxides background. Thank you Jane ♡
You can find more of Jane’s inspiring cards and projects over on her blog.
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Nicky Gilburt is here on the blog today with some fabulous inky butterfly cards she created recently…
I have a selection of cards today, I’ve gone crazy for these butterflies from the Visible ImageOwn Kind of Beautiful Set. For these projects they just said to me ‘rainbows’ so I got my colours out (with a tiny bit of artistic licence ie pink to round up the ‘rainbow’ to 8 colours!)
I lightly drew a 6cm radius circle onto a large square of card, and measured 8 points
Then I stamped my background butterflies and then rubbed out my pencil marks. I added a dot of red tape to each one and stamped my sentiment carefully, inking up my stamp with five colours
On this card I just stamped and embossed my butterflies in white onto heat resistant acetate, but then I got a bit more adventurous with subsequent cards and got my coloured pigment inks out, plus the holographic powder…
I also stamped and shadow stamped the background just subtly, and made a border using the same colour inks in the same sequence. Those extra criss-cross strips are there because they were my off-cuts when I trimmed the backing card and I simply couldn’t throw them away!
I love the sparkle in these butterflies.
One more share…
How cards evolve….I loved the subtlety of shadow stamping , or ‘second generation stamping’ where you stamp your colour first onto one card but then before you re-ink, stamp it again. This is such a simple effect, much more subtle colours and contrasts are achieved, should you wish to. even though I am a seasoned stamper it is good to remember this most simple but effective of techniques! This DL card was achieved in this way, but this time I put a bit of colour into each butterfly with a a couple of shades of distress ink on each,having stamped onto thin white card and heat embossed with white embossing powder providing a beautiful resist to the inks.
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Thanks for looking!
These are absolutely fabulous! Thank you Nicky ♡
Enjoy the rest of your day and don’t forget to pop back soon for more projects from our wonderful team.
Today we are excitedly sharing the 3rd preview from our Summer Release, and we are bringing back our beautiful small butterfly stamp in a brand new set!
Our stunning Butterfly INKognito design has been a best seller for the last 2 years, and in this gorgeous new set you’ll find a small Butterfly INKognito, flying the opposite way to our larger one so they will work wonderfully together…
Own Kind Of Beautiful
The pretty butterfly is sized perfectly to be layered on top of the inky one!
We hope you love this new set, and the really beautiful sentiment ♡
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We also have some behind the scenes ‘making stamps’ photos over in our Facebook group today… come and join us there!
Don’t forget that you will find lots of gorgeous inspiration over on…
We’re very excited to have NEW Design Team member Katy Leitch sharing her first Visible Image project today!
It’s my first post as a member of the Visible Image Design Team today! I found out about the team before Christmas and I’ve been dying to make a start! My stamps arrived on Monday so I haven’t had a lot of time to make – hence I’ve just done a clean and simple card for today. I’m calling it ‘Winter Butterfly’ because I think the colours are really seasonal.
I stamped the Edgy image in Pumice Stone Distress Ink onto a panel of card, then stamped the butterfly and sentiment in Versafine Onyx Black. I stamped the butterfly again onto card and coloured it with Distress Stains in Peacock Feathers and Tumbled Glass, finishing with a few dots of white gel pen. I glued just the centre of the painted butterfly to the card panel so the wings are raised up. I added the panel to a white card blank with 3D foam tape – love this white-on-white layering; I think it looks really classy.
I don’t often work with clear stamps but I have to say these stamp really nicely and they are SO thick and heavy-duty!
There’s inspiration almost every day on the Visible Image blog and if you want to check out more work with Visible Image stamps or share your own, they have a Facebook Group too.
You can find the stamps I used via the links below:
Imagine Dream Inspire
Thanks for stopping by :).
Thanks Katy! Such a gorgeous card, and yes it has a wonderful wintery feel to it ♡
We will be back with a funky new project from Teresa tomorrow!
Hello! We are back with more fabulous inspiration for you!
Over to our marvellous Kim Bacon…
Is it too late to wish you all a HAPPY NEW YEAR?
No, of course it isn’t!
I hope that you all made it happily into 2016?
As you may have noticed there have been some additions to the Visible Image design team following a DT Call late last year. Poor Helen and Mark had a really tough time selecting the successful candidates, the submissions were phenomenal.
2016 will see even more fabulous new stamps and stuff (yes, ‘stuff’, but I am not allowed to expand on that just yet) coming from Visible Image. You are going to have to watch this space. Top tip: head over to the Facebook group and you will hear all the latest news as it happens.
Right, on to my first project for 2016. I am known for my hoarding of useful bits and pieces and I have used an empty chocolate box tray for my piece today.
Naturally, I forgot to take a ‘before’ shot.
I started by covering the whole thing with a layer of tissue paper just to block out the dark printing on the original box. I used a 50:50 mix of water and PVA glue.
Next I coloured some more tissue paper with Brusho paints in shades of blue, teal and lime. When all the pieces were dry I smothered them with more of the glue/water mix and pasted them onto the box. I deliberately made wrinkles and folds to add interest.
I waited for this to dry completely and then used a PVA glue with a mica content as a top coat. I have had this glue for years, no really, years and I am not sure where I got it from. I suppose you could use mica powder or a mica mister to add the sheen. Experiment! That is what it is all about.
Just to add even more shine, I applied some silver gilding ax very carefully to the raised folds and wrinkles around the frame.
Using black embossing powder I then stamped the INKognito butterfly onto a piece of heat resistant acetate the was cut to fir exactly into the frame. I also stamped the sentiment in black and a normal butterfly with a teal sparkle embossing powder onto more pieces of acetate.
The butterfly was cut out and stuck over the black one using a clear silicone gel. The sentiment was stuck along the bottom of the frame attached to the sides.
This was a long project as there was a lot of drying time but sometimes it is nice to do something that isn’t instant.
See you in a fortnight for another Marvellous Monday and in the meantime enjoy yourself, get crafty and show us what you have been up to!
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Wow what a transformation from a chocolate box! Fabulous project thank you Kim!
Our NEW DT members have been starting to receive their stamps, so we’re looking forward to seeing their first Visible Image projects very soon, when we will once again have our daily inspiration for you.
Meantime, we will be back with new inspiration from Teresa Morgan on Thursday.
Mark has been very busy designing all weekend and we are very excited about our NEW releases!!!
Good Evening! Thank you for coming to visit our blog.
Kim Bacon is here to inspire you today with her latest work…
Hope you all had a good weekend?
Bit wet and windy here by the coast but then that is just how I like it!
My project today features the lovely INKognito Butterfly stamp with the Live Life Now sentiment.
It starts with the usual Brusho background and some simple white embossing.
I used the splatters of the butterfly wings to edge the card.
Mounting with white card makes the colours stand out.
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 Kim this is such a beautiful card. Love our inky Butterfly in white against that gorgeous background ♡ ♡ ♡
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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! 😉
How often do I tell you about how wonderful these stamps are? Well, I’m going to tell you again! They are fantastic! Made from a high quality photopolymer, these stamps are all hand poured, hand cut, packed with love and care and they perform bloomin’ marvellously!!
I am reminded of this every time I get out the stamp I want to use! As long as you wash off any ‘dodgy’ product immediately, these stamps will last and last!
By ‘dodgy’ I mean things that extreme stampers will have a go at using like bleach, gesso, polyfilla, anything wet in fact that might leave an impression! I always have a pot of water on the desk usually used to clean brushes but it is also where I drop my used stamps so they don’t dry out!
Right, on to my project for today! I love using brown craft card especially with blue ink. Something about it. I like to team it with green sometimes and this is where I went with this project.
I mentioned Gesso earlier on, and I am a little obsessed with white inking on cards at the moment. White stamping ink isn’t always very opaque and also there are times when I don’t want to use white embossing powder. Gesso, or even acrylic paint, is the solution for me. I also like the texture it adds.
The card I made this week uses wet Brusho paint applied direct to the stamp. I used Lime Green and Prussian Blue, but Peeled Paint and Chipped Sapphire Tim Holtz distress inks would work just as well as the colours are very similar.
Using Bronte script and ink splats I made the detailed background. Starting with the Brusho then moving on to the Gesso. The butterflies were done in the same way.
To make the sentiment stand out I used just the Brusho paint.
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I started off with a piece of watercolour card, and smoothed Grunge paste through a wood patterned stencil, when it as dry, I painted randomly it using Aquatints. Using the Retro Dots background and the Bronte script, and some Distress inks, I stamped randomly holding the stamp in my hand, and not on a block, then with the Treasure Gold gilding wax on my finger, I added it to the raised bits to enhance the pattern.
On a piece of black card, I stamped 5 smaller Butterflies and one large Butterfly with Versamark, and heat embossed using white powder, and fussy cut them all out, I also used the same steps for the sentiment. I used Stickles as a colouring medium on the butterflies.
Don’t forget to post your Visible Image makes into the May ‘Show and Tell’, for a chance to win some stamps, there are already some great entries, details HERE.
Also check out the Visible Image Facebook Group, there is always lots going on HERE.
I am taking bookings for ‘Pauline’s Inky Workshop’, on Sunday 14th June, at a venue near Warwick, we will be playing with ‘Bleeding Tissue’ paper, and other messy stuff, lol, email me for further details email@example.com
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Thank you once more for dropping in,
Big hugs, Pauline xxxxxxx
WOW! This is incredible Pauline! Stunning butterflies and that background is gorgeous! <3 You’ll find more of Pauline’s amazing work over on her blog.
We are off to Port Sunlight now (near Liverpool) for tomorrow’s Happy Stampers Festival… Hope to see some of you there 🙂 We will be back with more Visible Image stamps inspiration on Monday.
Good Afternoon 🙂 We are back with our second inspirational post today!
Over to the awesome Amber Kroening…
Hey there! I’m back today with another Visible Image card. I really love how this card turned out! I started with a plain white card base. The blue background behind the butterfly was created by inking up and stamping the BACK of the butterfly stamp. Then I stamped the butterfly over the blue, in pink ink. I added a few bricks to the edges from the Max Rocks stamp set. I stamped the sentiment at the bottom and added a twine bow to the top.
DESIGN TEAM CALL
May will be my last month on the Visible Image design team, and lucky for YOU, there is a design team call! This is a great team to work with, so if you love Visible Image stamps, take great pics, and have an active blog, I would encourage you to apply!
Sorry for missing yesterday’s post (seems to be becoming a habit!) but it’s for a very good reason… Loads of orders from our awesome customers keeping us extremely busy!!! Thank you <3
So here’s Pauline’s ‘Fabulous Friday’ post which, if you follow Pauline’s blog, you will have seen yesterday!
Hey my crafty friends, how are you?
Another week has flown by, and I’ve been busy creating, as usual.
I was having a bit of sort out, and found my Alcohol inks, so have been playing with them, I love their bright juicy colours, and of course they are the perfect match with some awesome Visible Image Stamps.
Using a Distress Ink blending tool with a piece of felt, I put 3 colours of Alcohol ink onto the felt, and a drop of Blending Fluid, then pounced over a piece of 8″x 8″ white gloss card.
For the first card I cut a 5″ x 5″ piece from the pattered card I had just made, and stamped the flower and stem using Versamark, and heat embossed using Black powder, then using the Happy Birthday stamp, did the same. a little bit of mat and layering onto a 6″ card blank and some Stickles, and hey presto……..
The second card was the left over pieces of the card I had coloured, and again using the same stamps and versamark, but this time using a black sparkle embossing powder, adding Stickles to finish. 2 Very simple cards made.
The Visible Image stamps used on these two cards were…
This was a tag I made for the lovely Mrs Awesome, (aka) Helen, as she was feeling very under the weather with ‘manflu’ last week caught from Mr Awesome himself, Mark, the owners of Visible Image Stamps.
I made this tag in the same way as before, but instead of pouncing the ink, I dragged and weaved my tool onto the card, giving a sort of wavy effect, I stamped the Inkognito butterfly, and heat embossed in black powder again, I then stamped the large butterfly with Versamark and heat embossed, onto a small piece of heat resistant acetate, and fussy cut it, fixing it above the butterfly on the tag, a sentiment and some mat and layers, and of course Stickles to finish.
A new months ‘Show and Tell’ has started for May, so get your entries in for a chance to win some fantastic stamps, details HERE.
Check out our Visible Image group on Facebook HERE.
If any one out there is interested, Visible image has a Design Team call out at the moment, looking for new teamies to join us in spreading the Visible Image love, details are HERE.
Hugs Pauline xxxxxx
Firstly thank you again for your gorgeous Get Well tag Pauline… I love it <3 And it worked… I’m better 🙂
Fabulous cards, so bright and summery! Awesome backgrounds for our awesome stamps! If you haven’t got your hands on some of our INKognito stamps yet, what are you waiting for?! You’ll find them all HERE!
You’ll find more of Pauline’s stunning work over on her blog. Keep an eye out on our Events Page for Pauline’s demo days and workshops 🙂
We will be back later with more Visible Image stamps inspiration from Amber, who leaves us at the end of May after 18 months on our team. We are very sad to lose her and will be sharing our favourite ‘Amber cards’ at the end of May!
The lovely Kim Robertson is here with a gorgeous new card to inspire you, along with a very detailed step by step tutorial…
Today of course is the turn of my very special team Visible Image to be featured on our little blog. Each week I have been featuring just a couple of stamps to do some different styles of cards without using too many stamps, but I really wanted to use a few more this time… so I used quite a few on this one!
A few weeks ago I don’t know if you remember but I did a card in all grey (not quite 50 shades but a few haha!) with a pop of colour, and I just love that style. It’s so elegant, so I thought Id have another go at it.
I hope you like it , I really truly love this style and enjoy creating it for you all to see.
I just love the dreamy soft background effect , with the grasses billowing at the front .
So to start this one I took some plain white card and perfect medium sticky ink with some clear embossing powder to create those gorgeous billowy white strands of grass which seem to sit right at the front of where your eye is pulled to look with the sentiment, below you can see that the melted embossing powder really stands proud once the inks start to be rubbed into the images.
Here I moved on to the sides of the card and began stamping some of the Bronte border stamp randomly, in fact, I love this stamp so so so much I ended up putting a lot more on the card than I originally intended haha. I was using a combination of 2 different Momento Grey ink pads for this stage, London Fog and Grey flannel were the shades. I also stamped some of the Small butterfly stamp flying off the top of the page.
This is where I knew I had to leave a gap but had no clue what size haha.. I started to add some of the momento inks to the edges to give the card a good grounding and pull the eyes to the centre.
This is the first layer of ink and you can already see a huge difference cant you folks.
Next I used the grey momentos again, and re stamped the grass over the white embossing so that there is darker grass peeking from behind the white, I also stamped out 2 of the larger butterflies. I also took a couple of shades in the Ice greys from the promarker alcohol pen selection and drew close next to the blades of grass created before. I have also given the butterflies a very small outline around the butterflies too, which again is all designed as an illusion making it look like the blades of grass could almost be walked through and I just love it all in grey scale too.
So here is where I start to bring in a little colour , I stamped out my two dragonflies, I used my momento ink and a water brush to pull out a little colour and add some little extras to the butterflies too. I also stamped the word believe from the Follow your dreams set, I again used my promarkers in a few shades of ice grey to make it pull off the page a lttle.
Here are the two blues I used to pull in some colour on the dragonflies etc.
I also stamped out the other sentence in the little Follow your dream set, and rolled up the corners a little flicked some water and highlighted the edges of the little circles to make them look like bubbles. I used a white gel pen for that.
So the last couple of pictures were just a few final finishing touches really, with the tiny burlap bows with the little sparkle stones for the centre. I added the sentiment onto foam and added it to the card and used bucket load of glitter onto some glossy accents but as per usual you cannot really see too much of the glitter picking up the light through the screen but this one really does sparkle lots.
I was really please how this card came out you could do this style with any colour, using just a couple of shades of a bland colour on its own, but as soon as you add the colour it really comes to life.
I said I used a few!
So I hope you will dig out whatever stamps you have, and have a go at creating something like this with a sepia background or a black and white background. Or maybe you will attempt the grey scale, it truly is great fun to try and looks stunning with just that suggestion of colour.
I would love to see your finished pieces, so do not hesitate to show off your work in our Facebook Group… there’s a monthly show & tell challenge for your chance to WIN some gorgeous stamps!
Lots of love and hugs
WOW! Kim this is stunning! LOVE this effect! Gorgeous card and a brilliant tutorial… thank you so much!
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If you would like to apply to join our Design Team you can find all the details HERE! We have received so many awesome applications already… so much talent to choose from. We’re very lucky!
Our next show is… Happy Stampers Festival in Port Sunlight, Saturday May 9th from 10.30am to 4pm. This is a ticket only event so you must ensure you book your tickets in advance – more details HERE
Our next workshop is on May 17th near Bristol, with the very talented Pauline Butcher and these stunning stamps…
Contact Amy at ‘Out of The Blue’ on 01454 312355 for more details and to book your place 🙂
We will see you here tomorrow with an awesome new card from Teresa Morgan!
It’s time for some more gorgeous inspiration! This time it’s Kim Bacon here with a fabulous new card using some of her favourite Visible Image stamps…
WOW! WOW! and again WOW!
By all accounts the Bosses had a mega time at Ally Pally over the weekend!
Did you go? Did you meet them? What did you buy from the Visible Image stand?
Oh I am soooooo nosey! Maybe you will show us what you make in the Show and Tell soon. yes?
Right, today I have for you a bright little card I made using one of my favourite images, the butterfly. Not the INKognito butterfly that I usually use but the traditional butterfly. In fact I used both the large and the small one on this card.
I started by simply stamping directly onto a piece of white card with the 2 different colours of dye based stamp pad to create the block background. No stamp, just use the ink pad as the stamp. I left a bit of white space and kept the pressure to a minimum so as not to squish too much ink out from the pad. Once this was dry I used a very dry brush with white gesso to mute the colours further. Taking the mini dots stamp I then stamped in both colours over the dry gesso. Butterflies were also added in the 2 colours.
Using Stazon in Dark Cherry and black I stamped a big and a small butterfly onto acetate before cutting them out and sticking them to the card base using a clear silicone glue.
The sentiment was stamped onto another piece of the card in black ink and mounted across the card.
Here is the ‘Stamps I Used’ list and as always just click on the image to link you directly to the Visible Image shop page for that stamp…
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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!
What a fabulous card and gorgeous background 🙂 You’ll find more of Kim’s awesome work over on her blog. Kim is doing a 365 day ATC challenge with a random word theme for each day.. the results are brilliant 🙂
Come back a little later for something rather bright and funky from Pauline Butcher!
Hello and thank you for coming back to see us today 🙂
We are playing catch up after our time away at Ally Pally! Lots of stunning new cards and projects to share with you.
If you have got your hands on the latest issue of Craft Stamper magazine you will know that the free cover stamp is a mini Grunge Flourish designed by Mark! Pauline Butcher and Kim Bacon created some amazing projects with this awesome little stamp, and they are featured in the magazine.
Here’s Pauline’s ‘Fabulous Friday’ post from last week… (so sorry it’s late!)
I’m a bit excited on three counts, the first is to have 2 more of my Visible Image creations aired in the May 2015 Craft Stamper, my fave magazine, along with a fab mini book from my teamie Kim Bacon, and the second and third are…
To be going to Ally Pally on Sunday, which is also my Birthday! Whoooo hooooo!
On this tag I used the free Visible Image stamp, which comes with the Craft Stamper, plus….Butterfly and Just be Happyfrom the Be Happy set.
On this 6″ x 6″ card again I used the free Visible Image stamp, which come with the Craft Stamper, plus… Express yourself with Art from the Never Grow Up set.
All the details for making these creations are in the magazine, so I won’t go through it all again, lol, but I hope you enjoyed the article.
Thank you for popping in, and if you’re going to Ally Pally on Sunday, please stop me and say Hi.
Hugs, Pauline xxxxxx
Two amazing projects from Pauline… LOVE the tag <3 And the card is so bright and cheerful 🙂 They both look absolutely stunning in print!
If you missed Kim Bacon’s project you will find it HERE
What could you create with the fabulous little stamp? We are running a competition over in ourFacebook Groupso come on over an join in the fun! There’s a chance to WIN a great prize 🙂
We will be back tomorrow with the latest inspiration from Amber, Kim Bacon, more from Pauline, and new makes from Lisa and Kim R !!! See.. we told you there was lots to catch up on!
I created the background using Distress Inks in 3 colours, and then used a stencil over the top and spritzed with water, to give the sun ray effect. I stamped the butterfly and sentiment with versamark and heat embossed with black powder. I then added 3 colours of Stickles to the butterfly to give the sparkle.
The background for this card was created with Brusho’s and water, left to dry, then stamped the Woman in Versamark and heat embossed using Black Embossing powder, I masked her off and stamped the Fishnet with Versamark, and heat embossed that using Pink Embossing powder. I then went over the Woman with a Black Viva Perlen Pen, to make it very dimensional, I also added some Stardust Stickles, and some Pink Stickles for sparkle of course. I coloured a small piece of card with Distress inks, spritzed with water, then stamped the sentiment with Versamark and heat embossed with Black embossing powder.
I am now going to spread a little ‘Visible Image’ love..
I never tire of using these fabulous stamps, apart from the superb quality, these thick polymer stamps are made in house, hand poured and hand cut by Mark, the designer himself, so they are very very unique in every way. Helen does all the packaging, administration, and networking, together they make an Awesome Team. So if you’ve not tried the stamps yet, have a go and see what you think.
A new Visible Image ‘Show and Tell’ challenge has started, so get stamping, and produce some work to enter it, details HERE.
Check out the Visible Image Facebook group too for news of goings on, HERE.
Big hugs, Pauline xxxxx
Two absolutely stunning cards from Pauline! Isn’t that background incredible and so perfect for our inky butterfly! And the second card is just so funky! LOVE that pink <3 Woman INKognito looks superb!
You can get your hands on these gorgeous stamps HERE. Why not treat yourself?!
If you are coming to Ally Pally next weekend you will be able to see these gorgeous cards displayed on our stand, along with so many more from our amazing team… they always make our stand look totally awesome!
Have a fabulous Friday, and a brilliant weekend. Hope you have something good planned! We are off to see Olly Murs on Saturday night and then we have a family get together on Sunday.. So we will get a few hours off!!! 😉
Bye for now. Come back tomorrow to see new inspiration from Amber.
Thanks so much for coming to see us here on the Visible Image stamps blog today 🙂 As always on a Monday the very talented Kim Bacon is here to inspire you…
Hello! Well, I don’t know what it was like for you over the weekend but it was bloomin’ lovely here! Fab amounts of sunshine, nice and warm, and altogether very ‘summery’. Let’s hope that it keeps going right through till October!
There was also the eclipse which at first glance seemed to be spoiled by an unusually thick fog. However, this worked to my advantage as it allowed me to get some fab shots. Here is one of the 100+ shots I took! This one was taken about 9:35 so at the height of the eclipse. It was eerily quiet and everything was bathed in a yellow glow.
Right, on to the matter in hand, my inspirational make for Visible Image. I have been reading a lot about this tissue technique just lately. Well, let me tell you I have been doing it for ages! I stumbled across it purely by accident when I placed a very wet and inky piece of kitchen roll onto a piece of card by mistake. Initially I was annoyed at the waste of the piece of card but quickly realised that it was actually a good use of the inky tissue!
This little book is made form a piece of card which had a soggy wet inky tissue laid out on it, I intended to use the tissue for another project so I had opened it out to dry quicker. I was doubly pleased as the card it was lying on ended up with some beautiful staining.
All in all a very pleasing result I think. I am crazy about making these little books at the moment, they take a little while but make a change from my other current project, my ATC365 which is a quick 30 minute project once a day. These books give me something to get involved in.
As always, the following images link directly to the Visible Image online shop and underneath are all the links you need to see more of the fab stuff Visible Image and the Design Team do!
Click HERE to go to the Facebook group – Ask to join if you haven’t already.
Click HERE to ‘Like’ the Visible Image Facebook page
Click HERE to go to the Show & Tell page here on the website – It links to the group where you can upload your project and tell us all about it for a chance to WIN some stamps!
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Here with our regular ‘Marvellous Monday’ post it’s over to Kim Bacon…
Bore da! Or if you’re reading this a little later Prynhawn da! Either way, nice to see you here again.
Today my post for Visible Image shows how you can make a great card using just a couple of stamps and a sentiment. OK, sometimes it is good to go ‘all out’ and stamp until your hands are aching, but other times it is just about that one image.
You know I love butterflies? Well I do, and this stamp from the INKognito range is just a dream to have in my collection.
Better show you the card I think before I forget!
I started by making my background. This is wet Brusho painted onto white card. I deliberately kept away from the edges this time so that the stamping round the edge would show up more. I really like the places where the paint brush marks show.
I stamped the INKognito butterfly first and then added the traditional butterfly over the top. I used the trailing splodges from the wing of the butterfly around the edge. I used wet Brusho paint as the ‘ink’ for the stamp just painting it directly onto the stamp. I then used a darker mix for the other butterfly image. It’s neat how they fit perfectly. Was this a happy accident or did they do it on purpose? I wonder!
The sentiment is stamped in white embossing powder. I love the font, that old typewriter style. Lovely. I very nearly used the same blue again but as I knew I was going to stamp slightly over the butterfly wing, I decided to do it in white so it didn’t get lost. Such a good decision!
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For this card I started by stamping and heat embossing the butterfly onto white cardstock. Next I stamped the sentiment in black ink and colored it with Copic markers. I added a row of banners to the top and used a fine black sharpie to add dots to them. The card front was adhered to a black card base, and I finished it off with a black and white twine bow.
Hello there! Thank you for coming to see us here today on the Visible Image blog 🙂
Today we are sharing some of the amazing projects created with our inky splatty grungy INKognito stamps which are perfect for Mixed Media. Even though our stamps are clear, they are so deliciously thick and very deeply etched so they can definitely withstand the heat! You can even use them with UTEE!
Not tried them yet… What are you waiting for?!
Awesome card created with our stunning Man and Woman INKognito stamps. So many possibilities with these amazing images! Our beautiful sentiment stamp is a must have too.
Gorgeous piece created with our Butterfly INKognito stamp… Our brilliant Ink Splat Butterfly which has been fluttering out the door since it’s release in June 2014. Kim has also used our gorgeous Just Making Memories sentiment stamp.
Sam has created this brilliant card with our amazing Vision INKognito stamp. This inky grungy eye stamp adds a touch of drama to your projects! Another stunning sentiment stamp finishes this off fabulously!
Kim has created this amazing card using our awesome Flower INKognito stamp. Our ink splat flower stamp is a stunner! It looks superb embossed!
Hazel’s fantastic card features our stunning Butterfly INKognito stamp used with the amazing inky script stamp from our Revolution Set, using the kiss stamping technique for an amazing effect! The awesome background has also been created with stamps from Revolution.
Pauline has added some liquid pearls to the petals for a stunning effect on her gorgeous card. So beautiful <3
Kim’s amazing card again features our awesome Butterfly with our Grunge Polka Dot Background stamp and Imagine Dream Inspire sentiment stamp. Kim has used the ink splat edges of the butterfly to add an awesome effect to her card.
Amber has used our Butterfly INKognito and Live Life Now sentiment on her awesome journal page. Looks amazing!
Kim’s gorgeous canvas features our stunning Woman INKognito stamp and Imperfection is Beauty sentiment stamp, showing just how versatile these stamps are for your projects. Beautiful work <3
Super stunning card from Kim! Our Heart INKognito stamp looks incredible and Kim has used the ink splat edge from the stamp, and our Bronte script to create the gorgeous background. Create Your Future is such a great sentiment stamp too!
Brilliant card from Sue featuring our amazing Vision INKognito and Heart INKognito stamps! Again Sue has created the ink splat effect around the edge of her card using the Heart INKognito stamp.
Kim has used her white pen to highlight the Flower and stem which looks amazing against that red! This Is Me is one of the quotes from our brilliant Express Yourself collection. Fantastic card!
Stunning card by Pauline featuring our amazing Vision INKognito stamp. Pauline’s gorgeous background was created with stamps from our Revolution Set, and you definitely need the beautiful sentiment. Where Dreams Take You…
Sue’s amazing card really shows off our gorgeous Ink Splat flower and inky stem… Used as the feature image and around the edges to perfection! This sentiment was made for the flower!
Awesome card by Pauline showing how brilliant our Man and Woman INKognito look with gilding flakes. Pauline has used the grungy and inky edges of these stamps to create her awesome frame.
Superb samples from our wonderful team… thank you girls xxx
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We’ll be back tomorrow with our Marvellous Monday post from the amazing Kim Bacon!
Hello and thank you for coming to visit our blog today!
After a very well deserved break, our Design team are back!!! Today we have TWO new inspirational posts for you. Kicking off the New Year in style we have the very first Visible Image stamps post from our NEW DT member Zoey…
First and foremost, I want to wish you all a really Happy New Year!! I am so eager to kick off the year with a new project for you.
To create the backround, I simply added few strips of washi tape onto the cardstock cut into an ATC size — then I covered it up with a generous amount of gesso. I let it dry and then added Gelatos. When everything was dry, it was time to stamp!! I took the Bronte Script and without using the acrylic block I stamped here and here, I did the same thing with the Crackled Background — but using a third generation stamp because I wanted to create a soft look. I stamped my sentiment covering the part where it said “second chance” and stamped it into the background using Stampers Big Brush by Faber Castell.
The “Second Chance” was stamped on a separate piece of white cardboard because I wanted to add dimension to the sentiment.
I stamped the Butterfly on a separate cardboard too, colored it using Gelatos again and I fussy cut it.
Before adhering everything, I added some more texture using a stencil and Whipped Spackle by Design Memory Craft. Then, when everything was completely dry, I glued every piece together.
To add even more texture I decided I wanted to glue the ATC over a piece of recycled cardboard that I covered up with a bit of gesso to make everything connect.
I’m sorry, but the photo’s are not the best, the day’s have been so dark, that I’ve had to rely on a daylight bulb, lol !!!!
I started off making the background, mixing Brusho’s separately with a drop of water in a palette, 3 colours, yellow, turquoise and red. I painted them randomly, letting them merge if they wanted to. when that was dry, using a paintbrush, I flicked the left over paint all over it. I then stamped the dots, just holding it in my hand, again randomly, using Picked Raspberry distress ink. I used the same method with the script stamp, but used Peacock Feathers, and then again with Mustard Seed. I stamped the sentiment with Versamark, and heat embossed in black.
I stamped the butterflies onto white card with Versamark and heat embossed again using black powder, coloured them with distress inks, fussy cut, shaped them and added Stickles.
For the Woman, I sprinkled a small amount of red Brusho onto the card, and spritzed with water, running it to the left, don’t worry if you have white card showing, this adds to the splattered look, and can be coloured with Salty Ocean Distress ink.
Totally dry it, then add a swipe with an anti-static bag, and stamp the Woman with Versamark, and heat emboss in black. I then added a coat of glossy Accents to all the black, to give extra dimension, when it was dry I added Stickles to bling it !!!!!
As you can see I rounded the corners, and mounted it onto black and blue card stock, before adding to the card with glue gel, then added the shaped butterflies with glue gel too.
There’s a couple more weeks for you to enter the November Visible Image Challenge, the theme being ‘Your Favourite Visible Image Stamps’, a very easy one for your chance of winning a £20 coupon to use on the website. All details HERE.
If you haven’t got a blog, you can still enter in our Facebook Group HERE.
Thank you for your visit, and your lovely comments, see you again soon,
Hugs, Pauline xxxxx
Wowza! Such gorgeous colours, texture and sparkle! Love it! Thank you Pauline xx
You will find more of Pauline’s wonderful work over on her blog
Thank you for visiting today, we’ll be back tomorrow with something awesome from Amber!
Monday’s ‘Marvellous’ inspiration comes from the very talented Kim Bacon.
Over to Kim…
Marvellous Monday again and it is good to see you here.
As you know Monday is my day to inspire you with a project made using the amazing stamps from Visible Image.
It never ceases to amaze me just how great these stamps are. They are made from top quality polymer, are deeply etched and produce superb images time after time.
The guys at Visible Image, Mark and Helen, do an awesome job with Mark doing the design work and stamp making,
and Helen running the media and office side. Helen also writes the beautiful verses. They both work really hard to
bring us these wonderful stamps. Have you met them at one of the shows? They always have a great stand displaying lots of samples the DT have made including some of mine!
They always thank us for our work but they also need to be thanked for producing such wonderful stamps.
It is a bit like the chicken and the egg, without one you couldn’t have the other!
My project today is a tag made using the butterfly and one of the floral silhouette More than Words sets, Thinking of You.
I recently did a card and tag for Craft Stamper magazine which is where the idea for this tag came from.
I started by cutting a tag which was large enough to accommodate three flower heads.
Odd numbers always work best for some reason. If you look closely you will see that this isn’t
a blue tag over a white tag, it is in fact just one tag. I used masking tape to keep the top, left and
bottom of the tag white. I used Gentle Blends in Denim to add heavy colouration to the left side
of the tag and blending out to nothing towards the right side. Once the base was completely dry
I carefully removed the masking tape and used a jet black archival ink to stamp the images. The steams are separate so you can bend them to give them a more natural look. I stamped
the main sentiment down the right hand side.
I coloured a small piece of white card with the Denim Gentle Blends.
Once dry I stamped the butterfly again in black and cut it out. I took a
white paint pen by Posca to add highlights to the flowers and to the butterfly.
A piece of white paper ribbon finished off the tag.