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!



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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
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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:

Tweedle Dum/Dee

Visible Image Wonderland Tweedledum Tweedledee stamp set PB


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Visible Image Own Kind Of Beautiful Butterfly COL stamp set

 

 

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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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!

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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.



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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:

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

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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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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:

Imperfection Is Beauty

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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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