I See Bold Colour

Hi there! Thanks for visiting our blog today. We have so much inspiration coming your way today as we catch up with all the latest Design Team projects created with our awesome NEW stamps!

First up it’s Corrie Herriman…


Hello everyone,

I was really excited to get my DT stamps for Visible Image in the post and couldn’t wait to make something. So I grabbed my watercolours and got started and before I knew it I had two cards made and here they are :


2017-02-26 Visible Image stamps - Face stamps - Bold & Beautiful - Corrie Herriman


I stamped the eyes and the sentiment first and then painted the background with yellow, orange and red watercolours. I then stamped over the top with a script stamp. Lastly I added a doodle line around the card panel.



2017-02-26 Visible Image stamps - I choose to see the world in bold colour - Corrie Herriman


For this one I did the same, first stamp the sentiment then added the watercolours in rainbow order, I added some background stamping with a little flower stamp and similarly coloured inks and added some circles with white paint and a bottle cap and some splatters too. Lastly I drew some faux stitchlines around the panel.



I used the following stamps:



Thank you so much for stopping by today !
Corrie


Love these cards thank you Corrie! Such fabulous colours ♡


Mark & Helen xx

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Born To Dance

Hi there! So sorry our blog has been neglected of late! It has been a crazy busy time with the UK trade show last week and our TV show next week!

Pauline is here today to share some absolutely stunning inspiration with you…

Hellooooo,
 
I’ve used another of those awesome new Visible Image stamp sets for my share for this week,
the beautiful ‘Born to Perform‘ set.



2017-02-25 Visible Image - Ballerina stamp - born to perform - Pauline Butcher


I have kept it quite plain, as I wanted the ballerina to really stand out, so I stamped the image using Versamark,
and heat embossed it using black embossing powder, then just using a couple of colours of Distress ink,
I blended them around her. I added the stars and the sentiments, again heat embossing with black.




Then came the fun bit, blinging it up, lol….. Stardust Stickles inside the stars,
and on top of the Tutu, whilst the Stickles are still wet, I added soome different coloured glitters.
 
 
I am holding another ‘Pauline’s Inky Workshop’, 
in Warwick, on Sunday March 12th, 10am – 4pm, £25 per person,
we will be making 3 colourful cards using various inky techniques,
 along with some awesome Visible Image Stamps, some Donna Downy stencils, and some Stamps by Ryn.
Please contact me if you are interested ……. robingphipps@msn.com 
 
Thanks for visiting, hugs, Pauline xxxxx


Wow! Your tutu is incredible Pauline!!! Absolutely beautiful card thank you ♡


Isn’t our ballerina fabulous… it’s all in the detail, from the shading on the silhouette to the ink spraying off her tutu!


Visible Image - stamps - Born To Perform promo


The passion that goes into every single one of Mark’s designs shows through..
we were told that a lot at the trade show last week!

When we previewed this stamp set at the beginning of January, it was a clear favourite,
and we are overwhelmed by the number of orders we have already received for this set.



Thank you so much for visiting our blog.. we have lots of incredible Design Team inspiration to share with you
this weekend, catching up with all the latest cards and projects created while we were away! So be sure to pop back soon!


Ooh and don’t miss this week’s giveaway over on our Facebook page this weekend…

You could be the lucky winner of our incredible Shining Bright stamp set!


Shining Bright Promo


Find this photo on our Facebook page and follow the instructions to enter!



Mark will be on Create and Craft TV next Saturday, March 4th at 10am with some of our incredible NEW stamps..
Not to be missed!!!


Have a fantastic weekend.

Mark & Helen xx

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If You Believe

Hello there! Thank you so much for coming to visit our blog today. We have some rather magical inspiration for you from Nicky Gilburt… 


Anything is possible if you Believe… that couldn’t be more true!

My card share for this week is made with the incredible new Believe in Unicorns stamp set from Visible Image,
available NOW as part of the February 2017 new releases.



 
Visible Image Believe In Unicorns moon stars COL stamp set


The unicorn may look a bit familiar BUT look at those new additions – the moon, those clouds, the stars….it’s just beautiful!



So here’s what I did with it:



2017-02-12 Visible Image - unicorn stamp - believe quote - Nicky Gilburt


I am mad for my new Tim Holtz Distress Crayons right now, so I made a coloured background using the crayons and a water spritzer, and covered it in swathes of black (with a recent northern lights encounter in mind!) But it’s amazing how the colour still comes through, just enough to see. I then allowed it to dry


1. I cut a rocky ground base from spare card and gave my unicorn something to stand by applying a layer of Versafine onyx black ink.
2. I stamped the unicorn with Versamark and heat embossed with white powder. I did the same for the moon.
3. I made a mask for the moon so that I could stamp two clouds behind and then one over, and embossed in silver. I then stamped and embossed the sentiment.
4. I added the crossed stars in silver and a few stamps of stars in white, then trimmed to size and mounted onto holographic card, then onto a black 15cm square card base.


Happy crafting!
Nicky
 



Stunning card Nicky! Loving those Northern lights ♡
You will find more of Nicky’s fabulous cards and projects over on her blog.


Thanks again for visiting today, we’ll be back with lots more awesome NEW stamps inspiration
over the coming week while we prepare for the BIG Trade Show here in the UK next weekend!

Mark & Helen xx

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The Battles We Have Won

Hello! We have some super gorgeous inspiration here on the blog today from Veerle Moreels…

 

2017-02-11 Visible Image - crack stamp - mixed media tag - Veerle Moreels

 

For my previous project I shared a video tutorial where I worked with one of the new word stamps Visible Image released called ‘Scars’  Well today I would like to sneak in and show a second project I made using the same stamp ^.^ I can’t help it…I just think it’s such a beautiful stamp.

I needed some structure this time and ended up with this mixed media tag…



2017-02-11 Visible Image - stamps - scars quote - mixed media tag - Veerle Moreels


I gave my butterfly some scars using the crackle stamp from the ‘Create it’ set.



Stamps used:


Scars

Visible Image Scars sentiment journal COL stamp


Create it

Visible Image Create It face extras COL stamp set



Wow what an absolutely beautiful tag ♡  Thank you Veerle!
Such a gorgeous representation of these words.

You will find more of Veerle’s inspiring projects over on her blog and YouTube channel.


Thank you so much for visiting our blog today.


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Come back tomorrow for something magical from Nicky ♡

Mark & Helen xx

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Reveal Your True Colours

Hello! Thank you for coming to check out today’s inspiration!

Pauline Butcher is here today sharing her latest card and WOW is it fabulous…

 

Hi there!

Another week has passed, does it go quickly or is it just me, lol !!!! 

It’s Fabulous Friday, and I’m here again to share a card I’ve made using some of the awesome
new Stamp sets available from ‘Visible Image, they really are fresh and exciting.
 

So today I’m sharing a card made using.. Face It!

The sentiment is from Own It, the stars are from Born to Perform, and the paw print is from Curious Cats!



 
2017-02-10 Visible Image - face stamps - reveal your true colours - Pauline Butcher

 

I created the background using Distress Inks, stamping the ink pad onto my glass mat, one colour at a time,
spritzing with a little water, then gently tapping the card into the mixture, then drying it. I continued doing this with as many colours as I wanted, until I’d achieved a background I was happy with.

 

After drying it, I stamped the face masking off one eye, using Versamark, then heat embossing with
Wow Black glint embossing powder. Then I stamped one closed eye, lining it up, and also heat embossing it.

 

 


I then stamped the other elements, except for the paw print, again using Versamark,
and heat embossing with the Black Glint powder. The paw print was stamped using
Wilted Violet Distress Ink, I also used this ink with a paintbrush for the eye liner, and the lips.


To finish off I used Lilac Stickles for the eyes, and Stardust Stickles on the stars and lips.


I hope all you lovely people who pre-ordered these super new stamps, have got them now or you very soon will!

Please put them to good use and enter the Visible Image ‘Show and Tell’ challenge..
there’s a chance you’ll win a £25 voucher, to spend in the shop! So get you photo’s into the album HERE.


Thanks for visiting.

Hugs, Pauline xxxx

 

Incredible card Pauline! Thank you! Loving that background so much, and just look at those lips… ♡
You can find more of Pauline’s fabulous cards and projects over on her blog.

We received this card in the post today and it is even more spectacular in real life!
It will be proudly displayed on our stand at the CHSI trade show next weekend.

We are so excited to see what you all create with your Face it stamps! And we cannot wait to share
more inspiration from our incredible team over the next few weeks!


Here are the awesome stamps Pauline used:

 

Visible Image Face It eyes face dream COL stamp set     Visible Image Own It face it words COL stamp set

 

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Dance Dance Dance

Hi there! We promised you more awesome inspiration so here we are delivering!

Check out this amazing tag by Teresa Morgan…


I have never considered myself to be a ‘girly’ girl, but I fell in love with the Born To Perform stamp set when I first saw it.

Today’s project is a bright and colourful tag using some of the stamps in this set:



2017-02-09 Visible Image - dance - inky ballerina stamp - Teresa Morgan

I die cut a large tag from black card using my Sizzix Alterations die, then stamped the word ‘Dance’ onto strips of white card using Distress Inks. Once these were trimmed to size I glued them in place then stamped and embossed the ballerina over the top. Some rainbow ribbon completes the project.



Born To Perform - Visible Image stamps, ballet, dancer, ballerina



Stamps used:

Born To Perform

Visible Image Born To Perform ballet dance COL stamp set.jpg



Love this tag Teresa! The silhouette against the colour is fabulous! Thank you ♡

You will find more of Teresa’s inspiring cards and projects over on her blog.

We will be back tomorrow with some Face it! inspiration from Pauline.

See you then!

Mark & Helen xx

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Life Can Be Tough

Hello! We are back with more amazing NEW stamps inspiration here on the blog today!

Elina Strömberg has got her hands on our Face it stamps…

Hi!
Have you seen all the gorgeous new stamps Visible Image has just released? If you have missed some, you can view the entire new collection here!

One of the inspiring new sets is Face It! that is perfect for cardmaking but also for art journaling. I played with the set and the face stencil last weekend, and made this painted journal page:


2017-02-09 Visible Image - face stamps - life can be tough - Elina Stromberg


There are several layers of acrylic paints and crayon colours on the page, and I really enjoyed the creative process. Painting a face has never been so easy! She has a serious face, and I thought the stamped quote was a perfect match to her expression:


Using the face stencil is super simple. The only thing that may require some attention is the positioning of the eyes, nose and mouth. The eye line divides the head in half (measured from the top of the head to the chin), and a common mistake is to place the eyes either too low or too high. My impression was that the stencil is indicating the face shape only until the hair line, so the eye line is above the center of the stencil. Once you have the eyes in place, the printed face image on the stamp set will help you in positioning the mouth/nose.

The below picture from WikiHow may be helpful:


If you’re not creating a complete face (like on a card) there’s usually no need to consider the positioning at all 🙂



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


    

   


Wishing you a wonderful week!
Hugs,
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Wow! Incredible journal page Elina ♡ Thank you!

You will find more of Elina’s amazing cards and projects over on her blog.



Thanks again for visiting, we will be back with some fantastic inspiration from Teresa a little later!

Mark & Helen xx

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Dare To Swim

Hi there! Helen here sharing some NEW stamps inspiration from me today!

I created this pretty much as soon as the new stamps arrived here, as I could not wait to get my hands on them.


I have used our beautiful Dare To Swim set…


First of all I had lots of fun creating a sea background using turquoise, green and yellow brushos,
letting the colours merge and run

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I decided I would make a piece of home decor rather than a card, so once dry
I cut the card to size and painted the edges and base of my Monolith using Dylusions paint


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I stamped and embossed the large jellyfish using red/gold embossing powder
which turned more of a copper colour on my background which I really like.


I stamped the fish and sea weed using distress inks, and then dabbed the fabulous little bubbles stamp into
white dylusions paint and added randomly.

I used some diluted white paint to create a glow on the jellyfish.



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Lastly I stamped and embossed the beautiful quote using white embossing powder.

How beautifully it stamps…


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So here is my finished project…


2017-01-28 Visible Image - Dare To Swim - Jellyfish - MDF Monolith - Helen Alexander


I really love it ♡ Hope you do too!



Products Used:


Dare To Swim


Visible Image Dare To Swim jellyfish COL stamp set.jpg


Monoliths


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Thank you so much for visiting our blog today!

Pop back soon for more fabulous inspiration from our amazing team.

Helen xx



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Battle Scars

Hi there! We have more gorgeous NEW stamps inspiration for you here on the blog today.

Veerle Moreels has been creating with one of our beautiful new quotes…



Did you see the new stamps Visible Image has released? If you haven’t, you really should go and check them out. As a member of their DT, I was already sent some of these beauties but they are available to pre-order and will be mailed 13th of February so the wait isn’t that long anymore.

I had so much fun creating with the new stamps and my head is filled with a lot more ideas, but that shouldn’t be any surprise when seeing the designs.

For my first project I’m sharing with these new releases I chose for a text stamp to that many of you probably can relate to…



2017-02-05 Visible Image - stamps - scars quote - Veerle Moreels
Now I could have just sewed my scar using an needle and thread, but my scars are strong and holding me together.



Social Media links for Visible Image
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Stamps used:

Create it


Visible Image Create It face extras COL stamp set

Scars


Visible Image Scars sentiment journal COL stamp



This is such a gorgeous tag and wonderful interpretation of the words Veerle ♡ Thank you xx

You will find more of Veerle’s stunning cards and projects over on her blog. And why not subscribe to her YouTube channel!



Thank you so much for visiting us here on the Visible Image blog today.

We have lots more awesome projects to share with you over the next week!

Mark & Helen xx

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Destination Unknown

Hello! We promised you more NEW stamps inspiration this weekend so we are here to deliver!!!

Over to Nicky Gilburt who has created something rather awesome…


Another sample from this month’s launch of Visible Image’s new collection of stamps, today I’m sharing a card I made with two sets, Destination Unknown, and a pair of awesome background stamps, Scripted Streets

 

2017-02-04 Visible Image -paper boats - paper planes - stamps - Nicky Gilburt

 

I first prepared my background with my new Tim Holtz distress crayons. I used the neutral tones, the main colour being my new favourite, Rusty Hinge, but I mixed it with lighter and darker tones to achieve an aged, rustic look.


My whole background sheet was a piece of A5 Mixed Media card. From this I was able to make my square background AND my tag.


TOP TIP! If you are preparing backgrounds in advance of a project, always cover an area larger than the one you might choose to use; you then have spare colour matched background for text or testing mediums on (which was how this tag started, if I’m truthful! I was testing the background stamps on it)


So as you can see, I used the background stamps first, to add a little interest to the square, and then I stamped the words around the page, and triple stamped a few for shadow.


I filled spaces with arrows and arranged my tag, using string to secure it to the card.


Although the base card is kraft card, as you can see, all the work was done on white card, which I then distressed round the edges and mounted onto black, with just a tiny border, This works in two ways; it strengthens and flattens the mixed media card which by now has been quite ‘worked on’, and it draws the eye to the detail.

 

The planes and boats….! Adorable, and inspired!

I stamped onto thin white card, used grey distress ink to watercolour a small amount of shadow onto each one, and adhered them to the card, some flat, some on pads.

 

 

All of the stamps used to make this card are available on preorder (although not long to wait now!)



Visible Image Destination Unknown paper boat plane COL stamp set



Scripted Streets

Visible Image Scripted Streets map script COL stamp set


Helen, Mark and the Design Team will be showcasing all the new stamps from the February release, so be sure not to miss out by liking and following their Facebook page.

 

Happy crafting!
Nicky


AMAZING card! WOW! Thank you Nicky ♡

Love how the monochrome of the paper boats and planes stands out against the rusty sepia tones of the background.

You will find more of Nicky”s inspiring cards and projects over on her blog.


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Thank you so much for visiting our blog today, please pop back tomorrow to see what Veerle has been playing with…

Have a great Saturday!

Mark & Helen xx

 

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Perrfectly Flawed

Hello! Thank you for visiting us here on the Visible Image blog today!

Our amazing team have been creating awesome things with our NEW stamps,
and Pauline Butcher is here today to share her first project with our super gorgeous
Cat Face stamp…

Hi there,
 
Have you seen the fantastic brand new Stamp designs from Visible Image,

I was so excited when some of them popped through my letter box, and I’ve had so much fun creating with them too!

They are all available to pre-order now!

 So……. today I am going to share a card made using the awesome Curious Cats set.
 
 

 

2017-02-03 Visible Image - stamps - Cat face stamp - perfectly flawed - Pauline Butcher

 

I used Brusho’s in Black and Gamboge, spritzing the card with water first,
then a gentle sprinkle of the Brusho’s. I then stamped the beautiful Cat’s face stamp
with Versamark, added the Wow Black Glint Embossing Powder, and heat set it.

 

 

 

I used household bleach to whiten the eyes and the nose, then coloured them with Blue and Gamboge for the eye’s,
and Gamboge for the nose. 
I then stamped the sentiment, again with Versamark, masking off some of the letters,
to get the Purr bit, and heat embossed using White Embossing Powder.
 

 

Thank you for popping in, hugs Pauline xxxxx


Stamps used:


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



Meow! This is incredible Pauline! Those eyes…. and what a superb background too! Thank you ♡
You will find more of Pauline’s gorgeous projects over on her blog.



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True Colours

Hi there! Thank you for coming to read today’s post! Teresa is here with some awesome Face it! inspiration…



It’s that time of year again!!! The DT are finally getting their hands on the long awaited
new release stamps from Visible Image, and this week I have been playing with the cool Face It! and Own It! sets.



2017-02-02 Visible Image - Face stamps - Face it - reveal your colours - Teresa Morgan


I wanted to create a funky 80s feel by colour blocking over the features.
I created masks for the eyes and mouth so that they would remain white,
then used a square punch to cut my rectangular stencils.



Visible Image Stamps - Face It!, Own It!


Distress Inks in Mustard Seed, Worn Lipstick, and Broken China were applied through the masks,
I created then extra detail was added with a ‘halftone’ stencil and black ink.

The words are coloured with Tonic Brush Script pens.



Visible Image Stamps - Face It!, Own It!



Stamps Used:


Face It!

Visible Image Face It eyes face dream COL stamp set


Own It!

Visible Image Own It face it words COL stamp set



Thank you Teresa.. this is awesome! Loving the 80s vibe! ♡


You will find more of Teresa’s amazing cards and projects over on her blog.

We can’t wait to show you what else she has been creating with our NEW stamps…
and the rest of the team too!



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Mark & Helen xx

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Born To Perform

Hello there! Wow wow wow… we are totally blown away by the number of orders we have received for our NEW stamps already, and they only went on pre-order late on Friday evening! Thank you so much to everyone who has ordered so far, we cannot even begin to describe how amazing it feels that you love our designs so much! ♡ ♡ ♡


As promised, we will have loads of fabulous inspiration for you over the next few weeks. Just when you think your Design Team cannot possibly get any better…!

Nicky has been really busy and has very inky fingers this weekend. We adore what she is about to share with you today…


 

Oh. My. Goodness.


When something comes along that just takes your breath away…

This image of the ballerina from the Born To Perform set of stamps by Visible Image, is truly the most beautiful image of a dancer I have ever seen. I have sought an image like this, and then Mark delivered, without even knowing how high up on my wishlist this was!



With the brand new February 2017 release of some ground breaking new stamps, this set, Born to Perform, delivers style and potential in bucket-fulls. I chose to keep my first card simple,to showcase the beautiful ballerina, so here it is…


2017-01-29 Visible Image - ballerina stamp - born to perform - Nicky Gilburt 2


If you know anything of my style, you will understand (and sympathize) how hard it was for me to achieve this effect. I needed to keep the white space but my, it was a challenge that I enjoyed!


To get the background effect I took three of the new Nuvo Aqua flow pens, in Aqua Splash, Indigo Dawn, and Spiced Ginger. One by one I dropped liquid from each pen onto a large acrylic block and pressed it onto watercolour card, drying with a heat gun between each press.


Two colours:


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Preparing to add third colour:

 

Nicky 2

 

Drying:

 

Nicky 3



If you don’t dry between colours, they can merge and go murky. It’s a slow process but SO worth it to get the optimum result! And you can add more colour if you feel it needs it.


I then stamped the dancer in purple pigment ink, which remained wet long enough to be able to add glitter purple embossing powder, and which I then heated with my heat tool.


Nicky 4

 

You can see here that I then got a little splatty, mixing a couple of drops of ink with water, in my palette, and flicking the brush over the watercolour card. Again, dry with a heatgun if you can. I also dotted around my image with an embossing pen and sprinkled the purple glitter powder over it, just to match the splash of the tutu!

 

The final touches were to add the key words, and then some super tiny gems in toned colours. I hope they add a little movement and flow to the project.

 

2017-01-29 Visible Image - ballerina stamp - born to perform - Nicky Gilburt

 

If you want to see more of Visible Image’s new releases for 2017 then click here!


The next few weeks are going to be terribly exciting as Helen, Mark and the Design Team showcase all the new stamps from the February release!

I’m off back to my creating, I look forward to sharing something else from the new release very soon.

 

Happy crafting!

Nicky



Such a gorgeous card Nicky.. loving your splatters of colours and super sparkly ballerina ♡ Thank you!
You will find more of Nicky’s wonderful cards and projects over on her blog.



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Mark & Helen xx

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Imperfection is Beauty

Hello! We have some rather fabulous inspiration from Pauline Butcher here on the blog today…

Hi again,


It’s Fabulous Friday, so my day to share some Visible Image Love. It’s an exciting day tomorrow 28th January, because all the new stamp designs can be pre-ordered!
 
This week, I used these stamp sets on my project…



2017-01-17 Visible Image - stamps - Skull - imperfection is beauty - Pauline Butcher.


I stamped the skull onto a piece of white card, using Versamark, and heat embossed it with Black Powder, then masked it using Drawing gum.


I blended Distress inks over the whole card, (Salty Ocean, Picked Raspberry and Mustard Seed), this combination was a little too vivid on this occasion, so I toned it down with a gesso wash (white gesso and water). 

When it was dry, I stamped the Ink Splats randomly, using Mustard Seed then Picked Raspberry, I also edged the card using Blueprint sketch.


I stamped the stem (from the Imperfection is beauty set), around the edges, again using Blueprint sketch, and stamped the sentiment with Black Versafine. I then removed the drawing gum. 

 



I used Crackle Accents on the skull, just in the white areas, and left to dry.

I made three flowers, with the sideways facing skulls, stamping onto copy paper using a Kaleidercolor ink pad, I shaped the ‘petals’ with a ball tool, then glued the ‘petals’ together at the narrow end, added a black gem to the centre’s, and covered them with Black Stickles, I also used some Stardust Stickles around the edges of the finished flowers.

I thought that was it, but on the spur of the moment, I added a skeleton to the right of the image, stamped in Antique Linen Distress Ink, and highlighted with a white pen, and half a skeleton to the left. There finished !!!!


Thanks for taking the time to visit.
hugs, Pauline xxx 



Wow! Stunning background and Mr Bone Jangles is rocking those flowers! Very clever design and a superb project Pauline thank you ♡ You’ll find more of Pauline’s inspiring cards and projects over on her blog.


We are very excited to be sharing our final previews from our February release today,
so we hope you’ll pop back a little later to check out what we have in store for you!



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Dream…

Hello there! We have some stunning new inspiration to share with you from Teresa Morgan…


This week I have been using my Gelli Plate to create some fun backgrounds for my stamping projects. I have prepared a video for you showing how easy it is to whip up a batch of monoprints ready to be turned into cards, journal pages, tags and more.



I took one of them and added more details with my Visible Image stamps and WOW powders embossing powder to create this cool card:



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The dreamcatchers are stamped and embossed onto heat resistant acetate before being attached with 3d glue gel.








I hope you enjoyed the video, don’t forget to subscribe to my YouTube channel to see more fun techniques and projects from me.



Stamps Used:

Visometry

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Imagine Dream Inspire

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No Space for Dreams

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Universal (featured in video)

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Teenage Kicks (featured in video)

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Wow! We absolutely love this card.. such a gorgeous background and our dreamcatchers look beautiful ♡
Thank you for your fantastic video too Teresa!  You will find more of Teresa’s cards and projects over on her blog.



Did you see NEW stamps preview #15 earlier today???


Preview #16 will be along shortly… and do not miss tomorrow’s final reveal!
We hear there may even be a sneak peek shared on Facebook this evening!



All our social media links:
Shop where you will find all our awesome stamps!
Blog see all our latest posts here!
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Thanks for stopping by! Hope you’ll visit again soon.

Mark & Helen xx

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Music Soothes The Soul

Hello! Thank you for coming to check out today’s post.

Elina Strömberg is here with some awesome music themed inspiration…


Hi!
Artist trading cards (ATC) provide the perfect size for a miniature collage. One could think that creating a small ATC would take much less time than making a standard sized card, but often that’s not the case for me. When there isn’t too much space to play around I tend to spend more time on the card design and on selecting just the right elements for my project; the card must not get too busy but then again it should not be too simplified, empty nor boring.

When I have collected the elements for my collage project I may realize that I’m not able fit all the planned fun things on a single ATC. The solution is to create a series of ATC’s, in which the cards are connected to the ATC set by a common theme, technique and/or colour palette.




When creating these musical ATC’s I first stamped and heat embossed the B&W main images. The images were too big to fit on one or even two cards so I made three backgrounds with Distress paints. I decorated the backgrounds with white acrylic paint dots and stamped music patterns, and before gluing down the main images I attached the colourful backgrounds on white ATC card bases (size 2,5″x3,5″).


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I really like my ATC trio! The cards are similar but yet unique 🙂





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

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Wishing you a wonderful week!

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Take Your Broken Wings

Hello there! Helen here with my latest card!

Hope you had a good weekend.


I have been busy creating some backgrounds ready for some of our NEW stamps! Had lots of fun with brushos, Lindy’s sprays and Dylusions paints!

I decided to use some existing stamps on one of them though, as it was calling out to me for our awesome moth stamp…
I used turquoise, yellow and red brushos for this one, and once dry I added some more water
and a touch more paint along the top, allowing it to run down my card

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I stamped and embossed the large moth, and then stamped two
of the small silhouette moths in black versafine

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I also stamped and embossed my chosen quote to make sure it stood out against the background

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I added a glow around parts of the moth using diluted white paint, to make it stand out more
and splattered some of the paint over my card

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Using some of the excess card from my background, I stamped and
embossed another large moth

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I coloured in the skull using a white pen then layered it on top of my original moth
using some foam pads for some extra dimension

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Lastly I flicked some black Lindy’s spray here and there, then matted onto black card
before adhering to my white card blank

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I absolutely love the drama of it! Hope you do too.



I am entering this in the Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge! The theme is spread your wings.



Stamps used:


Glimmer of Light


Visible Image Glimmer Of Light Moth COL stamp set

Learn To Fly Again


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All the links you need:

Shop where you will find all our awesome stamps!
Blog see all our latest posts here!
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Preview #12 of our February release will be here on the blog a little later!

Have a great day, and thanks for visiting.

Helen xx


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Chances We Didn’t Take…

Hello there! Thank you so much for coming to visit our blog.

Veerle Moreels is here today with not only an amazing project, but a fantastic video tutorial too…


In the end we only regret the chances… we didn’t take.

I love how the words of Visible Image always get me thinking… and create from deep within me.

Today, this quote stamp and my inner voice brought me to the Mr. Bone Jangles stamp set to get creative…
Enjoy the video ^.^




Keep an eye on the social media from Visible Image…all the new stamps are getting revealed!

 

Visible Image ships worldwide for only £3

 

Stamps used:

Mr. Bone Jangles

Visible Image Mr Bone Jangles skull COL stamp set

Take Chances

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Wow! It’s amazing how much depth and interest you have created with just black and white Veerle..
all that light and shade ♡  Thank you for your brilliant video tutorial too.

You can find more of Veerle’s inspiring projects over on her blog.



Thanks again for stopping by today! We hope you are enjoying all our NEW stamps previews..
you can find them in all these places:

Blog see all our latest posts here!
Facebook group join in with the banter and enter our ‘Show & Tell’ Monthly Challenge!
Facebook PAGE …give us a like and enter our weekly giveaways!

You can also follow us on:

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And of course you will find all our awesome stamps in our shop.

 

We hope you will pop back later to see preview #11…. something awesome for your backgrounds!


Have a great day.

Mark & Helen xx

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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

 

All our social Media links:

Shop
 where you will find all our awesome stamps!
Blog see all our latest posts here!
Facebook group join in with the banter and enter our ‘Show & Tell’ Monthly Challenge!
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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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Feel The Beat

Hi there! Thank you for stopping by today!


We are really excited to be sharing preview #9 from our February NEW stamps release a little later!

But before that, Pauline Butcher is here with some amazing music themed inspiration for you…



Hello again,

 
It’s Fabulous Friday, and I’m here to share a creation I’ve made, using some fantastic Visible Image Stamps.
 


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I started with some white Water colour card, and sprinkled various colours of Brusho’s randomly on to it, then spritzed with water ( the more water you add, the more the colours will run into each other, and the paler they become). I dried it with my heat tool, (Brusho’s become permanent when dry) I then repeated the application. 

When it was dry, I stamped the two figures in the foreground, using Versamark, and heat embossed them using Black Glint Embossing powder. I then made masks out of a couple of post-it notes, and covered the figures, so’s I could stamp the Drummer behind them, he was heat embossed using Black powder.




Whilst the masks were still in place, I put a stencil on top, and added some Diamond Sparkle Medium through it, using a palette knife, this looks like laser lights on the stage. 

 Using some silver paint and a white pen, I added all the highlights to the ‘Band’, to give them some perspective. The sentiment was added using Versamark and some Red Glitter Embossing Powder. 

To finish off, I ‘grounded’ the Band, using some red Distress Ink, stamped some little stars in Black Versafine, and then added Stardust Stickles wherever I fancied !!! 


The stamps I used are.. 


 
Thanks for dropping in.
Hugs, Pauline xxxxx
 


Wowza! Incredible scene you have created there Pauline! You can feel the beat just by looking at it! So atmospheric!
Thank you ♡

You will find more of Pauline’s fabulous cards and projects over on her blog, including the results of a recent workshop she held using our MDF Monoliths!


We hope you are feeling inspired to get out your stamps and have a play!



Social Media links:

Shop
 where you will find all our awesome stamps!
Blog see all our latest posts here!
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Thanks again for visiting today!

We hope you will pop back later to see preview #9…. something really different!

Have a fantastic day!

Mark & Helen xx

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Live In The Moment

Good morning, afternoon or evening! Wow this week is going quickly!

Teresa Morgan is here to inspire you on the blog today with a fantastic mixed media project…



Good Morning!! Have you been enjoying the new release previews?? The DT have and we can’t wait to get our hands on them to start creating some inspirational samples for you all!! For now we are contenting ourselves by playing with our existing stash…this week I have a mixed media journal page to share – I have lots of step by step photos to help you through the creative process, hope you enjoy it!



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I started by Mod Podging some book page and corrugated card to my background piece of cardstock:


I added some lace and mesh before painting a layer of gesso to blend it all in and prepare for ink/paint:


Sprays are so easy to use:


Some are misted over the page, others I tapped in blobs to create more visual interest:


Let this dry… and work on the tag. I stamped the music score and blended inks around the edge:


The dragonfly is stamped with Archival ink and coloured with the Dylusions and Cosmic Shimmer sprays:


Back to the main piece – I added some stencil detail with black modelling paste:


The sentiment is embossed with black powder and highlights added with a white gel pen:


You can see some of the pretty gold shimmer here too:


I love all the texture details:


Little doodled detail:


Even the lace picks up the sparkle and shimmer:


Some details added with a white gel pen and black fineliner complete this page….
thanks for sticking through all the pictures, I hope that they help explain how I build this type of project!!





Stamps Used:


Live In The Moment

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Music Speaks

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Wow! Absolutely love this Teresa thank you ♡ Great to see how it came together too!  You can find more of Teresa’s cards and projects over on her blog.



Social Media links:

Shop
 where you will find all our awesome stamps!
Blog see all our latest posts here!
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Thanks for visiting today 🙂


We hope you will pop back later to see preview #8.


Have a great day!

Mark & Helen xx

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It’s Good To Be Different

Hi there! Thanks for dropping by 🙂

Corrie Herriman is here with some awesome inspiration for you today…



Hello everyone,

For today’s post for Visible Image I have made a card.


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I used a gelli printed background. I think this one was from mopping up leftover paints from the plate. I added the white circles by stamping with VersaMark and white embossing. I also added some black splatters by diluting black acrylic paint with water and using a round paintbrush to splatter; I just tap it onto another brush or pen to make the paint come out in splatters.

 

I then stamped the sentiment and stamped the cat on top of it. This is really easy as the stamps are clear and you can see what you are doing. I then stamped the cat again on white card stock and coloured her (I added eyelashes to make her a girl) with Copic Markers, cut her out and adhered her on top of the one on the card. I then glued the panel onto a white card base.

 

I used the following stamps:

Universal

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Dare to be Different

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And of course: Cheshire Cat which has been so popular it has sold out!



Social Media links..
Shop where you will find all our awesome stamps!
Blog see all our latest posts here!
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You can also follow us on:

 

Thank you so much for stopping by today !
Corrie



Amazing card Corrie thank you! Adore that background ♡ You can find more of Corrie’s fantastic work over on her blog.



We will have NEW stamps preview #6 here on the blog later today!


And Dot will be here tomorrow with more fantastic inspiration!

If you have missed any of our NEW stamps previews or recent posts, you will find them HERE.


Mark & Helen xx


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Angels Are Near

Hello! Thank you for coming to visit us here on the Visible Image blog today.

I had a chance to get inky yesterday, and had a lot of fun creating backgrounds using Brushos.

I seem to have used a lot of purple so far this year so decided to get out some reds and yellow to create a
‘red sky at night’ effect for our Angels are Near stamps…



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I sprinkled red first then spritzed with water before adding some yellow and spritzing again.
I love the different random patterns the paint makes.



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I dried it off with my heat tool and then just kept adding more red, then more yellow,
drying again and repeating. I sprinkled extra here and there for a more dramatic effect.



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Once I was happy I chose my favourite part and cut it to size.

I then stamped our gorgeous feathers and the beautiful sentiment using black versafine ink.
Then splattered some diluted white acrylic paint here and there.



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I love how it turned out..

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Stamps used..

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Angels Are Near



Have you seen our NEW stamps previews yet?
If you’ve missed them you will find them
HERE!




All our social media links:

Shop where you will find all our awesome stamps!
Blog see all our latest posts here!
Facebook group join in with the banter and enter our ‘Show & Tell’ Monthly Challenge!
Facebook PAGE …give us a like and enter our weekly giveaways!

You can also follow us on:

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Preview #5 from our February release will be posted here a little later today!

And Corrie will be here tomorrow with more awesome inspiration.

Have a great day!

Helen xx

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Dare To Be Different

Hello there! Hope you are having a good day.

Nicky Gilburt is here to brighten up the day with an awesome card…



It’s my first Visible Image blog post of the year using this incredible set of stamps:


 

Here is the card I made:

 

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Now let me tell you about the fun I had making it!

 

Firstly I prepared my background with my newest box of delights…an incredible set of Kuretake watercolours, sent to me by a very dear friend. Oh my goodness, the vibrancy in these, I spent a whole evening just playing and making backgrounds by swooshing card over spritzed colour washes and allowing the paint to flow across the papers…it was heavenly! 

 

So when I selected my background for this, fortunately, it was very dry and this enabled me to stamp first the lips, for position and to get the edgy splatty detail, I stamped with clear Versamark and used Cherry Red embossing powder which I then set with my heat gun. I also inked up the top of the sentiment stamp and used white embossing powder, which really stands out, then positioned the word ‘lipstick’ off-centre beneath the lips, as I had a plan for the lipstick.



 

However to get a really clean impression, and to get the teeth white, I stamped again onto white card. 


The mouth : red embossing powder then I coloured over the ‘open’ part with an embossing pen, applying black powder, to create the depth. 


The lipstick: Clear Versamark and careful application of Cherry red over the lipstick, then black embossing powder over the case.



 

The actual slick of lipstick stamp that comes with the set is just so cool, so I used it under the word. This close-up shot also shows how I created a bit of interest on the background by splatting a bit of watery white acrylic paint.



 

I stamped the OXOs with purple distress ink so that it wouldn’t detract from the focal images, and I hope that it frames it all well.
Last thing – Lip gloss! Well, glossy accents in all the right places, but mmm mmm, luscious lips!!


You will find these gorgeous stamps over in the Visible Image SHOP


Check out the rest of the Visible Image blog here

The facebook group with the monthly show and tell challenge can be found here

And the facebook page for Visible Image with brilliant weekly giveaways can be found here

You can also follow Visible Image on:
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Happy Creating
Bisous! 

Nicky 



Wowza! What an amazing card! Thank you Nicky ♡ That background is stunning and the lips look gorgeous!

You can find more of Nicky’s fabulous cards and projects over on her blog.



Have you seen our NEW stamps previews yet? Check them out HERE! Preview #3 is on it’s way soon!!!

Have a great Saturday.

Mark & 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!


All our social media links:

Shop where you will find all our awesome stamps!
Blog see all our latest posts here!
Facebook group join in with the banter and enter our ‘Show & Tell’ Monthly Challenge!
Facebook PAGE …give us a like and enter our weekly giveaways!

You can also follow us on:

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Don’t miss this weekend’s giveaway over on our Facebook Page!


Thanks again for visiting and have a fantastic day 🙂

Mark & Helen xx

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The Ripple Effect

Good morning! Or maybe it’s afternoon or evening where you are! Thank you so much for visiting our blog today.

Teresa Morgan is here with some awesome inspiration for you…

Welcome back to today’s Thrilling Thursday post for Visible Image stamps. Today I am sharing the project I created for the January issue of Craft Stamper magazine – a gorgeous canvas!



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I used a 12 inch square black canvas – if you can’t get a black one, then just paint a white one with black gesso or acrylic paint and allow to dry.I stamped the ripples in a diagonal design across the canvas using Versamark ink so I could emboss with metallic embossing powders. Don’t worry if your stamped images aren’t perfect – canvas is textured and can be tricky to get a clean image. A lot will be covered once the canvas is finished.



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I took some black card and stamped and embossed several sets of ripples before cutting the different rings apart with a sharp craft knife. These are attached with Pinflair glue gel to create a dimensional effect.



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Finally I stamped and embossed the sentiment on black card, cut apart and attached with glue gel before setting aside to dry.



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Stamps Used:

The Ripple Effect

Visible Image Ripple Effect COL stamp set

Tomorrow Doesn’t Exist

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Stunning canvas Teresa and it looked great in the magazine! Thank you ♡

We absolutely love how Teresa used our Ripple Effect stamp! You can find more of Teresa’s awesome cards and projects over on her blog.



Are you intrigued to see our first NEW release of 2017.. well the wait is almost over!

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We will be starting to preview our new stamps this evening!

So pop back here later or come on over to our Facebook group to join in with the excitement!



All our social Media links..

Shop where you will find all our awesome stamps!
Blog see all our latest posts here!
Facebook group join in with the banter and enter our ‘Show & Tell’ Monthly Challenge!
Facebook PAGE …give us a like and enter our weekly giveaways!

 

You can also follow us on:



Mark & Helen xx

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Jazz Tags

Hello there! We have some awesome inspiration for you today from Elina Strömberg…


Hi!

Last week Helen and Mark, the lovely and super talented couple behind Visible Image revealed the design team for year 2017. I’m so happy and proud to be part of this hearfelt team, and I know already now that our new year will be AMAZING!


There are so many gorgeous goodies coming up, so I suggest you sign up to Visible Image Newsletter to make sure you don’t miss any news, special offers and new releases. You can also follow Visible Image on Facebook, instagramPinterest and Twitter!



This week I wanted to show you two colourful tags I made using stamps from ‘Jazz It Up’ and ‘Rays Of Light’ sets. The background is a simple size 8 manila tag, coloured with yellow, blue and green Brushos. Brushos are very intense paint powders that produce brilliant vibrant colours when mixed with water. This time I did not sprinkle the powder directly on wet paper, but first misted by crafting mat with water, sprinkled brushos on the water drops, and picked up the colour with a dry tag. The nice thing about Brushos is that like watercolours they are pretty unpredictable, so you cannot fully control the flow of colours. That’s what makes the creative process so much fun!


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The Brusho colours did not cover my backgrounds completely, so once completely dry I inked the tags with yellow Distress ink. Then I used a green ink to stamp random circles on the bottom of the tag, and heat-embossed the trumpet player on the tag using black embossing powder.



Black splatters are made with thick embossing powder I just sprinkled on the tag. For attaching the loose powder I heated the tag from underneath.


Yellow and turquoise seed beads are simply glued down on the tag, and white splatters are made with acrylic paint.

I love the contrast between the black image and the colourful background. When using bright colours I always like to add both white and black to the project; they really make the bright colours pop!



For more information on the Visible Image circle stamps I used please click on the pictures below:

 


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Wishing you a wonderful week,

 

Hugs,


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Sparkle in the Rain

Hello! Thank you for coming to visit our blog.

Corrie Herriman has a fabulous project to share with you today…



Hello everyone,

Today I am sharing an art journal spread which I made for Visible Image.


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I made this on two separate pages that I later glued in my journal. Sometimes it is better to work out of the book especially when you are heat embossing. I have had paint on previous pages bubble up when I put the heat gun on the page I was doing. So by using loose paper you don’t run this risk.


The colour of these pages was put on by brayering 4 colours of PaperArtsy Fresco Chalk paints. I used two shades of green; a light and a dark, a turquoise and a plum colour.  Just start with the lightest and build up the colour. Make sure to have some white page left after every colour to fill with the next. You also could use white to reintroduce white space. After the paint dried, which takes no time at all I stamped the background with similar colours of ink. I added some holographic embossing powder over the plum ‘sparkles’, and sparkle they do !


I also stamped the word ‘sparkle’ and embossed it with white fine embossing powder by WOW.


I changed the sentiment by stamping bits of it, straight on the page and adding some doodling around the words.


The girl with the brolly was stamped straight on the page and on a separate piece of paper, cut out and adhered on top. I coloured some paper in the same colours as I used for stamping the background and used a hole puncher to get some polkadots for the brolly. I glued these on and added some white doodling on the umbrella. A few doodle lines around the pages finished it off.




I heat embossed the ‘sparkles’ with holographic embossing powder over the plum coloured ink. You can see the sparkle here…




and some more here, so pretty !




The sentiment.




The girl with her polka dotted brolly.




And the finished pages again.



I have used the following stamps:


Thank you so much for stopping by today !

Corrie


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Fabulous pages Corrie! Thank you ♡  Loving all that sparkle!  You will find more of Corrie’s awesome projects over on her blog.


Thanks again for visiting today! We will have more stunning inspiration for you on Thursday!


Mark & Helen xx

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One Design.. Five Cards

Hello! We hope you are having a great day!

We have some stunning inspiration for you today from Veerle Moreels, and a fabulous tutorial video too…


Hi,

Today I am showing you one design to make 5 different cards for different occasions ( Birthdays, sympathy cards, just because,… ).

Even to make cards that are for women – men – teenagers-…  So I just went ahead and showed how easy it is in the video …


If you go and give it a try… tag me so I can see all your beautiful work using the hashtag #acoloredmind  or #onedesignfivecards That way I can easily find your work and see the beautiful things you all make.

 

 

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More close ups can be seen in the video.



Social Media links for Visible Image
Shop where you will find all their awesome stamps!
Blog: see all the latest posts here
Facebook GROUP: join in with the banter and enter the ‘Show & Tell’ Monthly Challenge
Facebook PAGE: give us a like and enter the weekly giveaways!


You can also follow Visible Image on
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Twitter

 

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These are absolutely stunning Veerle  ♡ Thank you for your fantastic video too!


You can find more of Veerle’s gorgeous cards and projects over on her blog. Follow Veerle’s YouTube channel too!


We hope you are feeling really inspired to get your stamps and inks out and have a play!

Thanks for visiting and come back soon for more wonderful inspiration from our amazing team ♡


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


Project Galleries so much gorgeous inspiration ♡
Blog see all our latest posts!
Facebook group …join in with the banter and enter our ‘Show & Tell’ Challenge for your chance to WIN a £25 coupon!
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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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Here To Inspire…

Hi there! Thanks for coming to see us here on our blog.

Pauline Butcher has an amazing project to inspire you today…


Helloooooo,

Happy New Year, this is my first ‘Visible Image Stamps’ post of 2017′

 

I have decorated one of their awesome Monolith’s.

 

Unfortunately the details of how to decorate it, is a bit of a secret at the moment, as it’s one of the projects
we’ll be playing with at my next 
‘Inky Workshop’ on the 15th January, in Warwick!

 

 
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Thanks for dropping by, if you want details of my Workshop, email me: robingphipps@msn.com

Hugs, Pauline xxxxx



Thank you Pauline These are absolutely stunning! ♡

If you get the chance to attend one of Pauline’s ‘Inky Workshops’ we thoroughly recommend it! And you will find more of Pauline’s fabulous projects over on her blog.

Our social media links..

Shop where you will find all our awesome stamps!
Project Galleries so much gorgeous inspiration ♡
Blog see all our latest posts!
Facebook group …join in with the banter and enter our ‘Show & Tell’ Challenge for your chance to WIN a £25 coupon!
Facebook PAGE …give us a like and enter our weekly giveaways!

You can also follow us on:
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Thanks for visiting us today!

We’ll have more awesome inspiration for you this weekend, including some simply stunning cards from Veerle Moreels!

Have an awesome day!

Mark & Helen xx

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Beautiful Tweedle

Hello! Thank you so much for stopping by!

We have some fantastic inspiration for you today from Teresa Morgan…



Happy 2017!!! Did you miss me – I certainly missed you all, and am happy to back in my Thrilling Thursday slot for Visible Image stamps. This is the start of my third year with the team and I am certain that it will be as inspiring and full of originality as the previous two!

On to my project – mixing up a couple of sets with a cool background technique:



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My background was created with alcohol inks applied to Yupo ‘paper’. Yupo is a synthetic substrate made from polypropolene and has a plastic, shiny surface. It is ideal for alcohol inks and although quite expensive, definitely worth trying out if you like creating different effects.



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Tweedle is coloured with Promarkers and Brushmarkers, with some blingy flower gems added to his trousers!!I carefully cut him out, backed him onto black card and cut around, leaving a black border so that he stood out from the colourful background.



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I covered the background with yellow alcohol ink before dripping different colours on top to create spots of colour. I then took a felt pad and added some drops of Blending Solution to it before randomly dabbing over the background to create the marbled finish.



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Stamps Used:

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Visible Image Wonderland Tweedledum Tweedledee stamp set PB


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Jazzing Up The New Year!

Hello! We have some awesome musical inspiration for you today from our Australian designer Dot Leathbridge…


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This jazz player from the “Jazz it Up” set seemed like the perfect way to kick off the new year.

I hope everyone had a fantastic night for the New Year’s celebrations, partied hard and stayed safe.

 

For me…it was down at the beach, slouching back in a camper chair and letting the fireworks fall down right over the top of me. Catching up with old friends, meeting new ones and having a couple of quiet drinks…it was another great night of seeing out the old and heralding in the new year.

 

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This is the beginning of my 2nd year with Visible Image and I can’t wait to see what exciting things Mark and Helen have in store for us all.

 

Mark and Helen have also settled into their new HQ and are rearing to go.


The background for this one is quite simple, using alcohol inks. The brightness of the colours make the silhouette of the jazz player stand out.  This Jazz It Up set has been a favourite of mine since the very beginning…so versatile and full of fun!

 

I love the new additions to this set and what has been introduced across the whole range at Visible Image.  The new stars from the Feel The Beat set were a perfect finish for this card.

 

For me, I have been adding to my stock and now have quite a good range of Visible Image stamps for sale in Australia….so, exciting times ahead. My e-mail addy for any enquiries is: dleathbridge@hotmail.com

 

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All the Visible Image links you need…
Shop
Blog
Facebook Group where you can enter our monthly ‘Show & Tell’ challenge!
Facebook PAGE exciting giveaways every week!

Pinterest
Twitter
Instagram

Enjoy!
Dot


Awesome card Dot ♡ Thank you! Your background is amazing!

You will find more of Dot’s fantastic cards and projects over on her blog. And, if you are in Australia and want to get your hands on some of our stamps why not get in touch with Dot: dleathbridge@hotmail.com


Thanks so much for visiting us here on the blog today, you’ll find loads more inspiration in our project galleries too!

Come back tomorrow to see what Teresa Morgan has created as her first project of 2017!

Have a great day.

Mark & Helen xx

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There Is Always A Glimmer of Light

Hi there! We have some awesome inspiration for you here on the blog today from Corrie Herriman…


Hello everyone,

Welcome to the first post for Visible Image from me for 2017 ! Back in December I bought a Verday Paint kit and I couldn’t wait to try it out. It comes with 4 acrylic paints; iron, copper, brass and bronze and a bottle of patina. I used the copper on my Monolith project.



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 Front of the Monolith. Love the copper with the blues and greens.



The back



Some detail



 Close up of the moth



 Close up of the texture and sentiment.


So, to make this, I started with a gessoed Monolith on which I glued some metal rings and some art stones. I then put on a coat of the copper paint. This has to dry and then I put on another coat and while this is wet I put on the patina. I love the blues and greens you get while it oxidises.


I then added some stamping to the back and heat embossed with copper embossing powder which happens to be exactly the same shade so it is only a texture I have added.


I coloured a piece of paper with blues and greens and stamped the sentiment, layered it on some black card stock and adhered to the back of my Monolith.


For the front I repeated the paint/patina steps until I was happy with the result. Next I stamped the moth on white card stock and coloured it, cut it out and adhered it to the Monolith. I used the same-ish blues and greens for the wings.


I think it turned out fab !



I used the following stamps and a Monolith of course..


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Social Media links..
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Absolutely stunning Corrie ♡ Thank you! The greens against that copper is just.. wow!

You will find more of Corrie’s fantastic projects over on her blog.


Thanks for visiting!

Mark & Helen xx

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Don’t Let The Rain Dull Your Sparkle

Hi there!

It’s Helen here sharing my first card of 2017! I’ve not had much time to craft over the past few years and am still a beginner really. So I’m very excited to have more time to be creative this year and am looking forward to learning lots of new techniques on my own personal ‘inky journey’.


Just before Christmas our new studio was built in our garden…


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It’s the perfect place to create! We’ll be sharing some photos of inside soon, still a work in progress at the moment!



I wanted to start the year as I mean to go on, so on New Year’s day evening I escaped to the studio to create a quick card..


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My background was created with distress inks blended into each other. I then added some black soot distress ink along the top then spritzed with water and let it run down the card. After a quick blast with my heat tool I flicked some diluted dylusions acrylic paint over the card using a paint brush.


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The quote was embossed in silver which has a sparkle to it (not captured in the photo sorry!).


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The sassy lady was embossed in black, fussy cut and mounted on foam pads for dimension. I used a touch of black soot with some water to create the puddle to ground her.


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Hope you like it!



Stamps used..

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Thanks for visiting, and I hope you will come back soon!

Helen xx

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Happy New Year!

Hi there! Thanks for coming to visit our blog today.

We hope you had a lovely Christmas and enjoyed welcoming in the new year. We are re-charged and excited for the year ahead! Lots of exciting plans and awesome new designs on the way… previews coming later this month!



Here’s our Design Team line up for 2017..



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We are all looking forward to sharing loads of fabulous inspiration with you!



Sign up to our Newsletter to make sure you hear about all our news, special offers and NEW releases!

Follow us on Facebook by liking our PAGE!

Show us what you have created with our stamps for your chance to WIN a £25 coupon in our ‘Show & Tell’ monthly challenge over in our Facebook group!

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Come back soon to see our first inspirational projects of 2017!

Mark & Helen xx

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Leave Your Fears Behind @ Visible Image

Hi there! Thanks for coming to visit us.

Teresa Morgan has an awesome new card to share with you today…


I loved this set when it was first released, and the new improved version is just amazing!! The addition of some tiny birds and the detailed branch border make it so versatile.



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I stamped and embossed the large crow with black embossing powder onto some white cardstock then used a Sizzix die to cut the torn edge top and bottom. (I carefully cut around the base of the bird with scissors). I then die cut the strip that was to go along the bottom edge. Both these pieces were coloured with Distress Inks to create a burnt effect.



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I took another piece of card, stamped and embossed the border stamp in white, and used yellow and orange Distress Inks to colour behind. This piece is attached to the card base behind the main piece and bottom strip.



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I stamped and embossed the tiny birds, and added some orange Distress Ink to the design on the large crow. The sentiment is stamped and embossed onto another scrap of card, and given the  same treatment with Distress Ink.



Stamps Used:

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Brilliant card Teresa thank you! Love the torn edges and atmospheric background ♡

You can see more of Teresa’s projects over on her blog.



And… make sure you show us what you create with our stamps, for a chance to WIN a £25 coupon over in our Facebook group!


Thanks again for visiting us today… hope you’ll also give our Facebook Page a like! 🙂 And follow us on pinterest and instagram too!

And of course you can get your hands on all our awesome stamps in our shop.


Have a great day!

 

Mark & Helen xx

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Vision @ Visible Image

Hello, thanks for stopping by our blog today.

We have another awesome card by Pauline Butcher to inspire you…

Hellooooo,
 
I’m back with more Design Team inspiration for ‘Visible Image’, using a couple of awesome stamp sets..Where Dreams Take You  and Live Life Now.

 
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I stamped the fabulous eye, using Versamark, and heat embossed it using a Wow Red powder, yummy. I stamped the eye again with black ink, onto a sticky note, and fussy cut it out, I placed this mask over the embossed eye, and coloured the background using Distress Inks. I then stamped the ‘Go where your Dreams take you’, again using Distress ink. 

 

 
I stamped the small butterflies with Versamark, and heat embossed them with the red powder, I then took the mask off, and coloured the Iris, and put a bit of shading into the corner of the eye. The ‘Vision’ sentiment was stamped with Versamark, onto a separate piece of card, and again heat embossed using the Red powder, and fussy cut. 

I used Stickles, to bling up the butterflies, and to put a twinkle in the eye.
 



Time for you to get out your Visible Image Stamps, and enter the December Challenge, just create a card, using only Visible Image stamps, and enter HERE, for a chance to win a £25 voucher, to spend in their shop.


Thank you for popping in, hugs, Pauline xxx 



Stunning card Pauline! ♡ Loving our fantastic eye in red!

You’ll find more of Pauline’s cards and projects over on her blog.


We’ll be back with more gorgeous inspiration to inspire you, so come back and visit us again soon!

Mark & Helen xx

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Dragonflies – Visible Image

Hello there! We have more fabulous inspiration to share with you here on the blog today.

Over to Dot Leathbridge…


I’ve been having fun with the new dragonflies from Visible Image!


As there are now new smaller ones, the set is so versatile.



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This card uses the acrylic block technique as a background with some dragonflies stamped and embossed with white embossing powder.


The ink used is Color Burst. I love the intense colour that this product has!


The words are also stamped with the same ink.


After seeing/reading somewhere that you can spray your stamp lightly with water and mix colour onto the stamp with your finger, I decided to give it a go with the words. No different to what you do on the acrylic block…just using a stamp instead.
The multi-tones that came out on the words was amazing!!! And as long as you don’t have it too wet, then the words are quite crisp.

The stamp set used was:

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This is my final DT make for this year for Visible Image.
I would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas.
Take care!
Dot


Fabulous effects here Dot! Beautiful card ♡

You will find more of Dot’s inspiring projects over on her blog.



Thanks again for visiting us today. Come back soon!

Mark & Helen xx

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Capture The Moment – Visible Image

Hello and thanks for coming to visit us here on the Visible Image blog today!

Pauline Butcher is here with a very colourful project to inspire you…

Hi there,
 
I’ve created a tag, for my Visible Image Stamps inspiration this week, using the awesome Capture The Moment stamp set. 



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I used Brusho’s for the background, sprinkled and spritzed, and when dry, I stamped and heat embossed the ‘Smile’ sentiment, which comes in the set, with Wow red Embossing powder.


I stamped the sensational ‘Camera’, 5 times, and heat embossed them with Black Embossing Powder, I then fussy cut them, reducing the size each time, to decoupage them. I coloured the red bit in with a Sharpie pen.




The sentiment was stamped and heat embossed with Black Embossing powder, and fussy cut, matt and layered onto red and black card.

 

I used some acrylic glue around the edges of the tag, and sprinkled some black micro beads, and left to dry, before adding the camera, and the sentiment using 3D glue gel.

 

 


Thank you for popping in.
Hugs Pauline xxxx



Wow check out that 3D lens! Amazing! Thank you Pauline ♡

You will find lots more of Pauline’s inspiring cards and projects over on her blog.


If you have missed any of our recent posts, you will find them HERE!

And don’t forget to show us what you create with our stamps for a change to WIN a £25 coupon over in our Facebook group.


Have a fantastic day!

Mark & Helen xx

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Imperfection is Beauty – Visible Image

Hi there, thanks for visiting us 🙂

Nicky Gilburt is here to inspire you on the blog today with a gorgeous card…


Hello,

Here’s my latest card.

The main stamps used are from Imperfection is Beauty, and the background features two stamps from The Ripple Effect


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How apt that this is the set that I chose to play with, I had previously made a set of backgrounds with Distress inks, spritzers and paints, and this was one of my least favourites, as I felt it was less than perfect, the ink hadn’t spread evenly across the sheet, making a mottled effect botttom left. However….




when I stamped the two scripty flowers onto separate pieces of coloured card, and cut them out, it all seemed to work. And I thought that the effect actually seemed….right!




I used the bubble circle outlines and stamped and embossed with white, making it super easy to roughly fill them in with watercoloured distress ink. I used the same colour to stamp the other full circles, to tie them together, and stamped random patterns round the edge of my design to add interest and highlights.



Click these links to get to the Visible Image shop, The Visible Image Facebook page, and the Facebook group where you can share your makes for a chance to WIN a voucher!


Happy Crafting!
Nicky xx


We love this card ♡ Gorgeous background.. Thanks Nicky!

You can find more of Nicky’s fabulous cards and projects over on her blog.


Be sure to come back and visit us soon for more gorgeous inspiration from the team.

Mark & Helen xx

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Baby It’s Cold Outside – Visible Image

Hello! Are you feeling festive yet? Teresa Morgan is here on the blog today with a fantastic Christmas tag…



It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas……and I have a festive tag to share with you all today, using some fabulous Visible Image stamps:

 

I die cut two blank tags using my Tim Holtz Sizzix die, and then used a Sizzix Mixed Media die to cut the holes in one of the blanks. Several shades of blue and black Distress Ink are blended over the tag. I added more pattern to the tag by splatting some water on the inks and blotting off.



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Jack is stamped with Archival Ink and coloured with Distress Inks using a water brush – this gives a softer, looser effect than colouring with markers. I randomly stamped some snowflakes over the tag before adding the sentiment at the top. Jack is attached with 3d foam pads, and the second blank tag is glued behind the decorated one to complete the piece.



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Stamps Used:

Snowman Jack Set

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I hope that you enjoyed today’s project, don’t forget to check out the links below for more inspiration!!

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

Visible Image Pinterest Boards – inspirational projects

Visible Image on Instagram – daily dose of inspiration straight to your phone, don’t forget to tag us in your projects too!



Thank you Teresa ♡  Awesome tag!

You can see more of Teresa’s brilliant cards and projects over on her blog.



Thanks for visiting us here on the Visible Image blog today… come back soon!


Have a great day!

Mark & 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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Want to see more from Visible Image or interested in buying some of the stamps, you can find it all here:

Shop

Facebook PAGE

Facebook GROUP

Instagram

Pinterest

Twitter



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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Skullduggery – Visible Image

Hello! Thanks for stopping by!

We have another amazing card to share with you today! Over to Dot Leathbridge…


Mr Bones is at it again!!!

Oh this skull just keeps on giving…in so many ways!

This is the third card that I’ve made with this stamp set. It is so versatile and heaps of fun to play with.This time he is getting the ‘smokey’ look.


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This card is made in brown monochrome colours, in a CAS style.


The swirly background gives it an almost surreal atmosphere, as if he has been buried for ages.
And teamed up with the splats it’s as if he’s just been freshly dug up…

Definitely think my imagination has been influenced by too many crime shows on T.V. lol
And wonder what his story is???



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Wow what a superb background! Amazing card thanks Dot ♡


We’ll be back tomorrow with something awesome from Teresa!


Bye for now.

Mark & Helen xx

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Just Be Happy – Visible Image

Hello there! Thanks for visiting us!

We promised you more gorgeous inspiration…Teresa Morgan has a stunning card to share with you!



Are you loving the new packaging on the Visible Image stamps?? Not only is it bright and colourful, it is bigger too so you get more amazing stamps in each set!! This card has all of the awesome new flowers from the Imperfection Is Beauty set and I love them!!



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I stamped the flowers with Versamark ink and embossed with WOW Powders Superfine Opaque Bright White EP.  The sentiment is embossed with Bluetiful and Pink Lady EPs (also from WOW Powders).



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I used Cosmo Crickets Swatch Sticks water colours to wash over the embossed flowers. The EP acts as a resist. I love the soft dreamy feel of the watercolour paint.



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Love this new flower with the text detail on it!!



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Thanks for stopping by – don’t forget to check out the links below for more info and inspiration.


Stamps Used:

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Just Be Happy

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We adore this card! Thank you Teresa ♡


Come back soon for more fantastic projects from our awesome team!

Mark & Helen xx

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Rain is confetti from the sky – Visible Image

Thanks for coming to visit us here on the Visible Image blog today!

Elina Strömberg is here with a fabulous journal page…


The snowy white scenery is starting to change again; temperature is rising and snowfall is shifting to wet rain. Instead of complaining about the changing weather I decided to take a positive perspective and created a happy art journal page:


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First I painted the background with blue acrylic paints, then ‘white-washed’ the entire page with applying a thin layer of white paint with a baby wipe. I continued with stamping vertical lines on the background with white paint, using the rain background stamp from Visible Image ‘Sparkle In The Rain’ set. The same stamp (together with the puddles stamp from the same set) was used also for finishing the page; I stamped over the acrylic paint using grey StazOn ink.

The lovely girl image was stamped twice on blue cardstock and heat embossed using black and red embossing powders.



Even though the page is quite flat there are many layers of paint and stamping. The textures on the background are texture paste applied through a stencil. For both blending the white texture paste into the background but also for highlighting the fun textures I dry-brushed the background with a hint of blue acrylic paint.

The lovely quote I picked up from Pinterest, wrote on white cardstock, cut out, and glued on the page. Done!




I came across another quote by Louise Hay: “There’s no such thing as good weather, or bad weather. There’s just weather and your attitude towards it.” I think the girl on my art journal page could not agree more!



For more information on the Visible Image stamp set I used please click on the picture below:



Wishing you a wonderful week,
Hugs,

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Rock Stars – Visible Image

Hello! Teresa Morgan has an awesome card to share with you…



This week I have a cool card for all you music fans out there!

I have used some of the fantastic new accessory stamps in the Rock Out set from Visible Image.



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I used shades of blue, green and purple Distress Inks blended together for the background. The guitars are stamped with Archival ink and highlighted with Glossy Accents.



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The large stars are stamped with the same Distress Inks randomly across the base. Once dry the border stamp is stamped with Versamark Ink and embossed with Silver Pearl embossing powder. I then swiped the Versamark pad along the edges and embossed with Silver Tinsel embossing powder.



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The Rock Out stamp is also embossed with Silver Tinsel embossing powder, cut into a banner shape and mounted on 3d foam. I used some Black Distress Ink just inside the star border to add some depth and create a 3d effect.



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Stamps Used:

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Amazing card! Loving those colours and your edging looks awesome.. thanks Teresa! ♡


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Thanks for visiting today, we hope you are feeling inspired!

Mark & Helen xx

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Glimmer of Light Journal – Visible Image

Hello again! We are back with more gorgeous inspiration for you!

Over to Sue Davies who has a brilliant journal page to share…


Good morning, it’s my turn to share a Visible Image project with you, and I’ve been feeling very bold!  I’ve made a journal page, straight into the book without a safety net.



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This is the best photograph I can get as we’re slightly lacking in the old daylight department.





This is lots of Distress Ink blended in patches, with some stencilling in the same colours.  I liked it, but boy was it bright, so I toned it down a bit with some gesso through a stencil. The edging stamp is from the Music on World Off set.





Time for some fun now in building up the background. I’ve used Ranger Archival inks to stamp my quotes from Imagine, Dream, Inspire, and there’s also circles from Universal.





I’ve been wanting to use the Glimmer of Light stamp set for a while now, but I’ve been in Halloween (thankfully gone) or Christmas (OMG it’s getting close) mode for weeks, but today was playday!





Don’t you just love this moth! He’s just stamped onto the background and coloured in places with Stabilo pencils. I stamped the light bulb into the previously stamped circle, then stamped the circle again and embossed in white.





And this is the quote, stamped and embossed with black fine EP. I’ve just highlighted bits and bobs with stencils and Portfolio pastels. This was such fun to make once I’d got over the terrors of stamping in my shiny new journal.


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Have a brilliant week, and thanks very much for looking x


Isn’t this fabulous! So much awesome detail to gaze at.. Thank you Sue ♡


We’re keeping the inspiration coming today so pop back soon… and if you missed any of our recent posts you will find them HERE!

Mark & Helen xx

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Express Yourself With Music – Visible Image

Hi there! We have more gorgeous inspiration for you today here on our blog from the fabulous Corrie Herriman…


Hello everyone,

and welcome to my DT post for Visible Image.


I have made an art journal page today and filmed the process.


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I think this is my favourite Visible Image stamp!



Here is the link to the YouTube tutorial. I hope you enjoy watching it ! If you do, please SUBSCRIBE to my channel. I would appreciate it !





I have used the following stamps for this page:
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Fabulous page Corrie! And a great video.. thank you ♡ You will find more of Corrie’s inspiring work over on her blog.


Come back tomorrow to see a fantastic card by Dot Leathbridge!

Thanks for visiting!

Mark & Helen xx

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Live Like Tomorrow Doesn’t Exist – Visible Image

Hello there! Thank you for visiting our blog today.

Gez Butterworth has a fabulous mixed media card to share with you today created with our awesome Tomorrow Doesn’t Exist stamp set…



Good morning! I am delighted to be sharing a card with you today created for Visible Image

I am really enjoying creating backgrounds with the fabulous range of paints and special mediums from DecoArt teamed together with the fabulous images from Visible Image what more can you ask for !!!

First of all I created a background using Black Gesso and washi tape followed by some random stencilling. I coloured some of the Texture Sand Paste with Pyrrole Red acrylic paint.


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I painted over most of the texture paste to help push it into the background.using media fluid acrylic paints.



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Once everything was dried I spritzed the background with DecoArt media Misters..



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Then getting quite lost in the process.. again ! I forgot to take photographs.. I added some clear crackle glaze over the top of the texture sand paste and ink drips to see what would happen.. I LOVE the result..

I just had to show you a glorious close up !

Gorgeous textures and crackle !



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My finished card..


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Does it get any better !!

I stamped directly onto the background using stamps from the Tomorrow Doesn’t Exist stamp set.. masked the girl and added some ink splats and glittery swirly doodles !

Thank you for calling and leaving a comment if you get the chance.



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Happy creating, Gez



Absolutely stunning card! Thank you Gez ♡ You will find more fabulous projects by Gez over on her blog

We hope you will come back and visit us again soon!

Mark & Helen xx

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