Billy’s Summer Garden

Hi again! Wow we are spoiling you with inspiration today!!!

Up next is Jane Tyrrell with a superb project featuring our awesome Curious Cats stamps…


A while back I shared a sneak peek of the Visible Image Designer 3D challenge feature for Craft Stamper Magazine. This piece is also very relevant inspiration for the “dimension” challenge running over in the Visible Image Facebook group. All the details and links for this will be at the end of this post.

As you may know, my garden is a constant source for my crafting inspiration. Billy my cat is also a constant shadow out there and he really loves the summer months when we spend many pleasant hours outside.


Billy has a friend called Blackie who visits, so when it came to choosing a set of stamps to work with for my project, I did not hesitate to chose this one…

the amazing Curious Cats set…


I used a Visible Image MDF Monolith and added some die cuts for initial texture


and gave it some colour using these “garden inspired” PaperArsty fresco paints.


I also added some texture paste through my dots and floral stencil.


To give me this base.


I added some shading and the fun paw prints from the set


I stamped my Cat face and carefully applied it.


I then stamped a small dragonfly from the Live in the Moment set



I stamped, embossed and fussy cut out the small cats and die cut some floral elements



It was then time to put on my creative hat..

and here is my finished ‘Billy’s Summer Garden’ Monolith




and a few close ups…


I made a picket fence from coffee stirrers and added a texture paste path


and Glossy Accents to his eyes and his sweet pink nose….😻




and to prove that Billy really has a friend called Blackie who visits I took this snap last week..




Thanks so much for stopping by today and for the very kind comments that you take the time to leave. Thank you also for all the lovely messages, texts and emails sent to me after seeing the Create and Craft show too. I love finding out that I can inspire people in their own crafting. I am happy to share my knowledge and techniques.. sharing is caring in my books and we are all on a fun creative journey.


Back soon.
Bye for now,

Jane x



Awesome project Jane… so much fabulous detail and texture! Love your inspiration for it too! ♡

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



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We will be back later with our last post for today…
Veerle Moreels will be sharing a stunning project featuring our NEW stamps.


Thanks so much for visiting us here on the Visible Image blog today!
If you have missed any of our recent posts you will find them all HERE.

Mark & Helen xx

Dimension Challenge Inspiration

Hello there! Thank you for visiting today.

The theme for the June challenge over in the Visible Image Facebook group is DIMENSION…


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Here’s Veerle Moreels with some beautiful inspiration for this theme…



Does it surprise you that I LOVE this challenge ^.^

So I don’t have to hurt my brain to much to go and create for this challenge. In fact I can already share an “older” project that you might not have seen earlier. That is if you didn’t read last month’s Craft Stamper as it’s been published in it. Some of my Visible Image teamies and I went and had some fun with the Visible Image monoliths…




I loved making this structured base…



And I kicked the roughness back by using soft elements such as the beautiful closed eyes of the ‘Face it ‘ stamps and the fragile words from the ‘Life can be Tough’ sentiment stamp




Products used:

Face it







Life can be Tough




MDF Monolith




Stunning project thank you Veerle ♡

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



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Shop where you will find all our awesome stamps!
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Hope you will join in with this month’s challenge! We will be back with more fantastic inspiration a little later!

Mark & Helen xx

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



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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.



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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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Just Be Happy – Visible Image stamps

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!)


Hello friends,
 
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!
 



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On this tag I used the free Visible Image stamp, which comes with the Craft Stamper, plus….Butterfly and Just be Happy  from the Be Happy set.
 



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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 our Facebook Group so 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!


Have a great evening.

Mark & Helen xx

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Special Moments – Visible Image stamps

Good Morning 🙂 We hope you had a great Easter Bank Holiday weekend! The sun was shining here in South Wales, spring is finally here 🙂

We’re really looking forward to The Big Stamp and Scrapbooking show this coming weekend at Alexandra Palace, are you coming? You’ll find us on stand 54 with all out latest releases!

Yesterday Kim Bacon shared a very special project over on her blog, we’re a day late showing you it (sorry Kim) but the stamp making and packing elves didn’t show up for work again so it was down to us…. Hahaha!

Here’s Kim…

I have a special blog post for you today on Marvellous Monday!

 

I have once again been lucky enough to have an article published in CRAFT STAMPER magazine.
 

The guys at Visible Image have designed the free cover stamp for the May issue of the magazine and I was lucky enough to be asked to create a project using the free stamp.

 

Obviously I had the stamp a few months ago and got to play with it way before anyone else. My fellow DT member Pauline also did some samples for the magazine and I am sure she will show you hers on her blog in due course.



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So, what did I make? Well, I made a pocket book which I have suggested could be used to put your favourite photos in or you could use it to write some special words in.I started by colouring some pieces of A3 card with Gentle Blends and then using the free stamp I stamped all over them using Gentle Blends as the ink. Really you could use any medium you are comfortable with.



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For this step I deliberately avoided the pixel-edge part of the stamp so that the background was kept fairly light. You can see from the picture above how I coloured the card.Once I had coloured and stamped about 4 sheets of card I made the pockets. These pockets can be made to almost any size to suit. These particular pockets are 11cm x 15cm, so the starting piece of card is 22cm x 15cm.



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 The card is glued around 3 sides leaving one of the short sides open for the tag The corners were rounded off. I then stamped around the edges using the dotty edge of the stamp.



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The covers for the book were made using mount board cut slightly larger than the pockets and covered with the stamped and coloured card.I also used the larger Visible Image flourish stamp and a sentiment, which I stamped in black and embossed.

 

I made some tags to fit in each pocket which I also stamped with the free stamp in both the Gentle Blends colours and black for contrast.



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 AWM Grunge Flourish ws2012   Visible Image These Are The Moments stamp



As an extra bonus in this months issue there is the opportunity to get some of the latest Visible Image stamps FREE as part of the regular First Impressions giveaway.


Hope you like the project and that you have a go at making something like this yourself.

Happy Days!

Kim xx



This is such an awesome project! Love the way Kim has used the mini grunge flourish cover stamp! Wouldn’t it make a fabulous gift 🙂 Thank you Kim… it looks stunning in print!

Come back later to see what Sue Joseph has been creating!

And, if you haven’t already joined our Facebook Group, come on over! We have an exciting weekend coming up on April 18th & 19th to celebrate reaching 3000 likes over on our Facebook Page! We’re running some competitions (so you need to get creating for those!) and there’ll be some fabulous giveaways and on the spot prizes!

If you are back to work today, we hope you can ease back into it gently!!!

See you later 🙂

Mark & Helen xx

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Craft Stamper magazine Christmas cover stamp by Visible Image

Hello there! Wow where has this week gone? It’s almost the weekend already!

Today we are proudly sharing some fabulous work with the fantastic free cover stamps designed by Mark for Craft Stamper magazine’s Christmas issue!



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We hope you like them 🙂



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Mark wanted to make 3 individual stamps for versatility! The boot prints are fabulous and of course you just have to have a HO HO HO for Santa 🙂 And….. if you don’t Believe… !!!



Here is the feature…

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Wow!



And here are the amazing projects created by our very own Sue Joseph and Hazel Eaton…



Sue Joseph

Sue Joseph

Sue has also used our Father Christmas character stamp, Winter Scene and Speckle background 
Such a brilliant tag!

 

Sue Joseph

Sue Joseph

Sue has used our gorgeous Enchanting Snowflakes and Speckle Background

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Isn’t it fabulous! The perfect Christmas gift bag <3
More details can be found on Sue’s blog

 



Hazel Eaton

Hazel Eaton

Hazel created this fun wall hanging…. isn’t it great!
Fantastic chimney made with our Brick Wall stamp…think Santa (Father Christmas) is rather stuck!



Hope you have got your hands on this fabulous magazine!
Show us what you create with these fantastic little stamps over in our Facebook Group where we are running a competition for the chance to WIN a coupon to spend on our amazing stamps 🙂

You will find all our stunning stamps right here in our shop! ….Why not treat yourself 😉



Thank you for stopping by today!

 

Mark & Helen xx

 

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Revolution featured in Craft Stamper Magazine

Hello and thank you so much for visiting us today here on the Visible Image stamps blog!

What an amazing time we have had at the Hobbycrafts show in the NEC 🙂
It was 
brilliant to see so many of our customers, followers and Facebook friends there!
And of course to meet loads of new customers too!

Thank you to everyone who came to see us and bought our stamps!

We have lots to catch up on here on the blog…
Some fabulous magazine features and of course all the latest Design Team inspiration!

Our Revolution Stamp Set was recently featured in the fantastic Craft Stamper magazine.
We love what the Design Team created with our stamps 🙂

Our very own Pauline Butcher created this superb card for the feature…



Pauline Butcher

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Here’s the feature in full…

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Amazing work! 🙂



Have you cast your vote in The British Craft Awards 2015 yet?

The British Craft Awards 2015 Nominee - Visible Image stamps

We have been nominated for ‘Stamp Range You Couldn’t Resist’ 🙂

If you think Visible Image stamps deserve this award then please VOTE FOR US!
Thank you again to everyone who nominated us, it means the world!
We’re extremely passionate about stamping and bringing you unique, gorgeous designs to create with!

Thanks for visiting 🙂

 

Mark & Helen xx

 

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Love Visible Image – Craft Stamper magazine

The February issue of Craft Stamper magazine is out!
You’ll LOVE it!
Available to buy in shops tomorrow
We are very proud that 3 of our Design Team members got to create
for this issue with the FREE Visible Image rose stamp design
Cathy Wallington
Cathy has used our superb Ripped Fishnet stamp and Bronte Script stamp
to compliment the roses on her brilliant card
Kim Robertson
Kim has used our Immortal Love stamp set to create her beautiful card
Kay Dalton
and fantastic Grunge Flourish stamp on her fabulous wall hanging
Looking good ladies! Thank you xx
Come on over to our website and check out our range of
including our NEW Once Upon A Time stamp set
Here’s a magical card created by Pauline with this stunning set…
Love it!
NEWS…
Our Design Team Call closes tomorrow and we are very excited
 about adding some NEW team members!
We will be making an announcement this Saturday!
Our January Challenge also goes live this Saturday!

Happy New Year!
Mark & Helen xx
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Visible Image Stamps – Craft Stamper July issue

Have you got your hands on the July issue of
Craft Stamper magazine yet?? 
It’s in the shops today!

The two awesome stamps free on the front cover
were designed by Mark!

Cheremane Smith and Kay Dalton 
got their hands on them! 

Here’s what they and the Craft Stamper DT created…

 

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Stunning work ladies!
We are SO proud that you are on our
Design Team xxx
We hope that you enjoy using the stamps…
that little grunge edge really is awesome!
We are crazy busy here at Visible Image HQ
because….
ON JUNE 22ND
at
10AM
We will be appearing on 
Create & Craft TV 

We are SO excited!!!


Mark and Cheremane will both be demonstrating 
our fantastic stamps… including 
exclusive ‘never seen before’ stamps!

Our AMAZING Design Team have
created lots of superb samples for the show!
LOADS of stamps still to make,
and for us it takes even longer… 
We cut out every single stamp by hand 
to ensure you get superb stamps
which produce perfectly stamped images, 
ready for you to use immediately!


Come and join our Facebook event 
where we will be counting down the days 
’til the show… 

and hopefully showing you a little 
sneaky peek or two!

You’ll also find our Facebook Group HERE


AND…You’ll find all our stamps over on our website!


Our June Challenge is open for entries!
So for a chance to win £10 to spend on our stamps..
Get creating!!!
You must use a real stamp, no digis
and you double your chance of winning by using


Thanks for visiting us today!


Have a brilliant weekend

Mark & Helen xx

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Visible Image Stamps – NEW DT samples for Cardiff Show

Hello and thank you for coming to visit our blog today!

We were exhibiting at the Craft and Hobby show

at Cardiff City Stadium this weekend and had a

fantastic time meeting lots of great people!


Our stand


  
Our amazing Design Team created us some INKcredible new samples for our stand which we were so proud to display!

Here are just some of their superb cards…
If you click on the images you will be taken to their
DT blog post for more details
Visible Image stamps winter tree twilight edward character stamp

 Created with Edward  and our Winter Tree  stamps

  

Visible Image stamps inks splats live life sentiment stamp

 Created with our Ink Splats  and Live The Life  stamps   

 Created with our Molly  and Best Friend  stamps

 
visible image stamps tall grass butterfly stamp

 Created with our Tall Grass  and Butterfly  stamps

visible image stamps good luck cat paw print stamp

Created with our Good Luck Cat set,  
Splats from our Painted Wood set,  and ourNew Home  stamp

visible image stamps butterfly butterfly sentiment stamp

Created with our Butterfly sentiment, Butterfly   
andLarge Butterfly  stamps

visible image stamps with sympathy stamp isabella twilight character stamp

Created with our Isabella character stamp, 
the small rose from our Immortal Love set, and our  
visible image stamps tall grass stamp butterfly stamp teen girl stamp

Created with our Molly character stamp, 

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Kay Dalton

 Created with our Grunge Polka Dot Background stamp,Inks Splats  and Imagine Dream Inspire  stamp sets

visible image stamps fairytale ending verse wedding stamp bronte border script stamp

Created with our Fairytale Ending verse stamp 
and Bronte Border  stamp



visible image stamps free your imagination create inky bird stamp

 Created with our Free Your Imagination  stamp set 
and Grunge Flourish  stamp


visible image stamps edward twilight stamp winter tree stamp

 Created with our Edward  and Winter Tree  stamps

 

visible image stamps the one verse stamp wedding love poem stamp 

Created with our The One verse stamp

Thank you SO much Cathy, Cheremane, Kay, 
Nicola and Sue.

Your work was certainly admired and loved 
by all who saw it!
We were thrilled with the comments about our stamps too, the feedback on the quality was amazing……. 
they really are second to none!
Our next blog post will feature two very special projects 
by Cathy Wallington and Cheremane Smith,
so keep an eye out this coming week!



Our stunning Immortal Love  stamp set has been featured in 
the June issue of Craft Stamper magazine!
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 Beautiful work by Paula Whittaker


Mark has designed the Free Stamp for the 
Craft Stamper July issue….  it’s awesome!
And, two of our Design Team have created some superb projects with it which will also feature in the July issue!



We’ve had so many amazing entries to our May challenge!
You really have been ‘Brightening our Day’ !!!

We launch our June challenge on the 1st
with a great theme and more fabulous inspiration 
from our Design Team!


Don’t forget to come and join our Facebook Group 
where you always here all our news first! 
There is some very exciting news on the way very soon!!!


Hope you’ll FOLLOW our blog while you’re here, 
it only takes a minute!


Thanks for stopping by, hope we have inspired you!

All our amazing stamps are over on our website
Superb quality, fantastic designs and great prices too!

Go on over and treat yourself to some!!!



Have a brilliant weekend


Mark & Helen xx

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