We are so excited today as we make our debut live on Create and Craft USA and then broadcast live to the UK on Saturday!
Here’s Pauline with a fabulous project that we’ll be showing off on the set…
Just a very quick post today, as Helen and Mark (Mr & Mrs Visible Image) are picking me up to head to London, where Mark and myself will be live on Create & Craft TV, broadcasting to the USA for the first time, at 6pm & 9pm BMT, Friday 9th September, you can catch the shows from the website HERE
Afterwards we will be winging our way to the UK studio, to broadcast live to the UK on Saturday 10th at 4pm, you can watch on the website HERE, or on Sky 674, Freeview 23, Virgin 748 or Freesat 813.
This is one of the cards that will be displayed on the set…..
Hi there! We are back to announce the final designer joining our awesome team..
We’re very excited that Mandi Speers Mance is joining us as a Guest Designer!
We were instantly wowed by Mandi’s style of fabulous clean and simple cards, and her inky painty pieces…
Hello, I’m Mandi from Scotland. I am married to Don for almost 10 years. I have always enjoyed crafting since I was a wee girl. I love trying all different types of crafts and there is none that I don’t like. I discovered stamping and paper crafting about four years ago when I lived in New York. I started off making really simple cards then moved on to mixed media projects. I really love to get messy with inks and brushos. I also love experimenting and using my stamps on other surfaces such as wood and glass.
These are just a few of Mandi’s awesome projects! You’ll find more over on Mandi’s blog and instagram account.
We hope you will join us in welcoming Mandi to Visible Image, and we’re sure she will be inspiring you with some amazing projects!
We’re so excited to be working with you Mandi and cannot wait to see what you create with our stamps!
If you missed any of our announcement posts, you’ll find them all here!
We’ll be back soon with some gorgeous cards and projects from the team.
We are really excited to welcome Jane Tyrrell to the team as a Guest Designer!
Jane’s beautiful projects have so much wonderful detail and she has a fabulous style…
Hello I’m Jane from Jane’s Journal and after working for 34 years, until April 2016, as an NHS physiotherapist I am now free to follow my crafting journey.
I have been creative since I could hold a pencil and I have been paper crafting for over 15 years, more seriously since 2012. I am also a silversmith, jewellery maker, keen photographer, gardener and occasional cake decorator. I have been lucky enough to have some of my cards published and I now sell my cards at a local vintage tea rooms. I enjoy using different crafting techniques and styles and you will see me create anything from shabby chic, vintage to cute. I make cards, art journal pages, tags, mixed media pieces and altered objects and I love playing with new products. However my first love is, and always will be, stamping. I still own my very first stamp! I discovered Visible Image stamps in their very earliest days and I have been delighted to watch their meteoric rise in the crafting world. Their stamps really offer something different in this very competitive crafting market. I am thrilled to now be joining their team and to be a part of their ongoing creative journey.
I write a blog where I share my inky creativity as well as my photography. I am totally inspired by my surroundings and by Mother Nature. I am lucky enough to have a little garden studio where I create during the warmer months of the year, surrounded by my flowers and “helped” by my sweet cat Billy.
These are some of Jane’s gorgeous projects! You’ll find more over on Jane’s blog and pinterest account.
We hope you will join us in welcoming Jane to Visible Image, we know she will inspire you with her creations, journal pages and amazing photography!
We’re really excited to be working with you Jane and look forward to watching your creative journey develop further!
Hi there! It’s an exciting day as we announce our NEW Designers here at Visible Image!
Next up is Sue Davies, who impressed us with her gorgeous mixed media projects…
Hi I’m Sue and I’ve been crafting for about 10 years! I started with a kit that all fitted into an A4 sized box, I now take up a little more room! I love stamping, inks, paints, stencils and colour – the brighter the better. I’m thrilled to be joining the Visible Image team.
These are just a few of Sue’s fabulous projects! You’ll find more over on Sue’s blog and instagram account.
We hope you will join us in welcoming Sue to Visible Image, we’re sure she will inspire you with her gorgeous projects.
We’re so excited to be working with you Sue and cannot wait to see what you create with our stamps next!
We are really excited to announce the next NEW designer joining our team is Gez Butterworth!
Gez’s use of bold colours and stunning texture really grabbed our attention…
Hi I’m Gez, a self taught mixed media artist, designer, sock knitter, crochet addict and mum. I started scrapbooking about 10 years ago, blogging 7 years ago, and the rest is history! I love to document and journal everyday. My passion is for paint, ink, stamps and all things mixed media. I love quirky and working outside the box.
These are some of Gez’s amazing projects! You’ll find more over on Gez’s blog and instagram account.
We hope you will join us in welcoming Gez to Visible Image, we can’t wait for her to start inspiring us all with her creations!
We’re really excited to be working with you Gez and you’ve joined us at such an exciting time!
Hello there! It’s another exciting day here at Visible Image as we announce the awesome NEW designers joining our team!
First up is Paul Browning, who’s very different bold and quirky projects really caught our eye…
Hi There. I’m Paul Browning. As I’m typing I’m staring at a looming 49th birthday. A year to get used to that big number. Especially when I’m still a 16 year old kid at heart. I live in South Manchester, UK, with my civil partner of ten years, and partner of 17 years, Nick (next year we are upgrading/downgrading? to married status). We share our humble home with the most spoilt cat on the planet, Basil. I drew, read and wrote short stories as a kid. I wasn’t encouraged in art but went on to study photography at college. Hated it when I went to work in the industry. I went on to signmaking, which led me into Graphic Design. Years later, I discovered altered art, altered books and scrapbooking. I have since indulged in almost every craft there is. My present obsession is art journalling. I love a bold use of colour and graphic layouts. However, I’m ever evolving and my clean and simple design past is straying into the messier side a little. I’m influenced by street artists, indie illustrators and urban art. I’m drawn to the weird, the rebellious, the off-beat and the downright outrageous. In my downtime, apart from crafting, you will find me out and about hiking in the Peak District, or at an art gallery, especially contemporary exhibtions.
These are just a few of Paul’s awesome projects! You’ll find more over on Paul’s blog and instagram account.
We hope you will join us in welcoming Paul to Visible Image, we’re sure he will inspire you with his brilliant creations!
We’re really looking forward to working with you Paul, and excited to see what you do with our stamps next!
Well hello there! Thank you for coming to check out today’s preview…
We are incredibly excited about this NEW stamp set, it’s our favourite from this release!
Glimmer Of Light
Mark has designed the amazing Death’s-Head Hawkmoth and Helen has written the words, which we think will mean something to a lot of people. And yes, you get the awesome hanging light bulb in this set too!
We cannot wait to see what is created with these stamps… something brilliant from Mark is definitely on the cards soon!
And now for some very exciting news…
All our NEW stamps will be available to pre-order from tomorrow, Friday June 17th! And there’ll be a special pre-order offer too! Release date is June 24th.
If you want something different… then you are in the right place!
If you want amazing quality… you are definitely in the right place!
Do not miss the unveiling of ALL our Summer Release stamps tomorrow… including our Christmas 2016 designs!
Today we are excitedly sharing the 3rd preview from our Summer Release, and we are bringing back our beautiful small butterfly stamp in a brand new set!
Our stunning Butterfly INKognito design has been a best seller for the last 2 years, and in this gorgeous new set you’ll find a small Butterfly INKognito, flying the opposite way to our larger one so they will work wonderfully together…
Own Kind Of Beautiful
The pretty butterfly is sized perfectly to be layered on top of the inky one!
We hope you love this new set, and the really beautiful sentiment ♡
If you missed any of our recent posts, you will find them HERE.
We also have some behind the scenes ‘making stamps’ photos over in our Facebook group today… come and join us there!
Don’t forget that you will find lots of gorgeous inspiration over on…
All our February releases are now available to pre-order right here in our online shop!
It’s our biggest ever release…
9 inspiring NEW sets!
6 awesome background stamp sets!
7 sets of funky geometric shapes! AND 2 very funky geometric alphabets!
9 brilliant NEW quotes to add to our Express Yourself collection!
AND our brilliant new MDF Monoliths!
We didn’t get to show you everything beforehand as there are just so many new designs!
Here’s a really cool set that lots of you are already loving…
Totally awesome stamps! And a really inspiring quote 🙂
Thank you to everyone who has already placed an order… we are so incredibly happy that you are loving this release.. and some of you clearly could not make up your minds which ones to choose… so filled your baskets right up! 🙂
If you have a shop and would like to stock our stamps you’ll find more details HERE. We’d love to hear from you!
We will be back soon with loads of gorgeous inspiration from our amazing team, who will be showing you what they’ve been creating with our new stamps so far.
Hello! It’s a really exciting day for us here at Visible Image!
We wanted to design something NEW that would be perfect for our stamps, and for all the mixed media lovers out there! And we wanted to work with someone who has the same high standards for quality as we do.
Introducing for the very first time…
Designed by Mark, and made by the very talented Roy Pakeman at Candy Box Crafts Ltd, these awesome freestanding MDF Monoliths are just waiting for you to turn them into something spectacular… a stunning piece of home décor… inspiring artwork to look at every morning… a fabulous gift… or something just for you!
They’re made from superb quality 3mm MDF, laser cut and perfectly smooth ♡
Sometimes, the simplest ideas are the best ideas!
Our Design Team are LOVING them…
Double sided…. So you can reverse it to suit your mood!
And of course they work brilliantly with our NEW stamps…
Don’t they look amazing! We have lots more samples to show you over the next few weeks!
Stand one on your fireplace… your desk… move it from room to room.
Use your favourite quote on one side, and create amazing artwork on the other!
We hope you love them as much as we do ♡
All our NEW releases will be available to pre-order this weekend 🙂
Thank you so much for visiting our blog today! Hope you’ll leave us a comment.
Hi, my name is Corrie Herriman and I live in Venlo in the Netherlands with my husband David. I have been crafting all my life but only discovered stamps, ink and mixed media a few years ago. I stopped working in 2010 so I have lots of time to spend on my inky hobby. I spend most days in my craft room creating ATC’s, tags, Art journals, altered objects and anything else that will take paint or ink… Mixed Media is my thing. I am stoked to be on this team and hope to inspire you with my, mostly colourful, projects.
I’ve been papercrafting for over 10 years and am totally and completely addicted to stamps, so this is an ideal DT for me!
You might recognise my name as I was formerly editor of Craft Stamper magazine. I now work as a freelance craft designer, writing for several publications and teaching workshops – and I love it. When I am not crafting (which isn’t that often!) I might be found browsing antique fairs and car boot sales or dreaming about my next trip to Disney World.
Experimenting, learning from others and teaching are ways that I like to share my passion for inking and stamping.
As a card designer I have been extremely fortunate to also share this passion on my blog, Pinterest, design teams, workshops and, more recently, through being published.
Behind the scenes I am a mother of two teenage boys and I am proud of how they are growing into fine young men. I work as an aide in a local secondary school in a seaside town called Portland, which is down the bottom of mainland Australia. Some of my favourite things are: chocolate, the sea, kayaking, enjoying nature, having adventures, kangaroos and koala bears. Life is busy, in a good way!
I believe that being creative is a journey. My journey has given me many wonderful opportunities and challenges which have been unexpected and ones that I have embraced and am thankful for. Scary at times…but so rewarding! The main thing, to me, is to always enjoy and have fun in what you do.
Hi, I am Shilpa from India. I am mixed media artist and I have been painting and crafting since I can remember. I love to make Art Journals, Altered Art, and canvas.
Usually my creations are vibrant, lively and colorful. My art keeps me sane. I like to give tutorials to share my creative knowledge and empower others to be creative. I am crazy about all kinds of stamps, and super excited to be part of Visible Image.
I’m a mixed media freak from the Czech Republic (aged 40). I´ve been working as a primary teacher. I discovered the unlimited mixed media world two years ago. My style is anything but clean and simple. I love to let my imagination run riot and explore new techniques and materials. I’m addicted to creating. There’s no such thing that makes me sooo happy. Diving my fingers into colours is my everyday obssession. Besides the world of art I fancy chocolate, wine, dogs, handbags and snow at Xmas.
Hi, I am Wilma Voermans and I live in the beautiful surrounding off the Swiss Bernese Oberland. Mother of 8 children and grandmother of , untill now, 6 grandchildren.
In summer season we have a lot of tourists and work is very busy. But in the winter we keep it slow , I like to visit musea and go for walks with my dog. Don’t think these walks take me hours, they always end after a short while on a terras with a cappucino…
I have a passion for mixed media, which can be used on every style of craft. The main things you will find in my Youtube tutorials is artjournaling, canvas and scrapbooking. Private I paint abstract style (this because I cant draw )
I am a design team member for different manufacters in crafty, painty colorland. I am looking forward to working with the great stamps Visible Image offers.
When it comes to crafting I will give anything a go, and my style can range from clean and simple cards to a very painty and inky journal page, with a bit of altered art on the side if the mood takes me. I can quite easily flip to a new favourite thing to do in a second, so long as I can get a stamp on it I am happy.
I am thrilled to be part of the Visible Image Design Team.
My name is Elina, and I’m a scrapbooker, card maker, paper crafter, and photographer from southern Finland, Vantaa. I’ve been married for 12 years, and we have two wonderful children aged 7 and 9.
I have made different kinds of crafts as long as I can remember. Sewing, knitting, crocheting, and stitching I learned at school at a very young age. I have always loved to paint and draw, and paper has always been my favourite material for different kinds of projects.
Our wedding in 2003 was a kick-start for my paper crafting hobby. When going through stores to find decoration ideas I discovered the amazing world of paper crafting tools and supplies. I did not even know such things existed! I bought my first stamps and started making cards for Christmas and for my friends’ birthdays. It was so much fun!
Summer 2009 I was browsing through internet looking for card making ideas and came across a Finnish scrapbooking challenge site. At that time scrapbooking was a quite unknown hobby in Finland; none of my friends had even heard about it. However, I wanted to give it a try, made my very first layout, opened a blog, and got hooked. Since then paper crafting has played an increasingly important role in my life; it’s my way to unwind and keep away work stress. The busier my work days are at the office, the more time I try to allocate time to my crafting projects. Being able to take even a short moment to myself, get my hands messy with inks, paints and gesso, and to create something beautiful and tangible is very important to me.
Hi, my name is Veerle, I’m married and proud mom of 3 teenagers and I live in Belgium.
I’m a kindergarten teacher but I don’t teach anymore. I kind of rolled into the creative world when my kids were young and I had to find a way to take on all the photo’s I made of my children. That’s when I discovered scrapbooking and it all started for me. I started as a scrapbook consultant for a company in The Netherlands and internet brought me to mixed media and cardmaking today.
I work together with a company to provide workshops here in Belgium and I also demonstrate in shops and at fairs.
I love trying out all kind of different techniques and materials so I end up with all different styles of projects. My personal style however is the less cute style but slightly rougher style. Even though I do like to make CAS cards as well.
Searching for stamps on the internet I found Visible Image and I fell in love with them immediately. And now I’m so happy I can call myself part of the team as guest designer. I’m looking forward in working with these stamps and showing you my projects. Just as much as I’m looking forward in seeing all your lovely projects.
We cannot even express how thrilled we are to be working with you all… and we cannot wait to see what you create with our stamps, especially our brand new designs ♡
Our new designers will join our super awesome existing Design Team…
So that makes a team of 15.. the biggest team we have ever had! And we think 2016 is going to be the biggest and best year we have ever had too… in so many ways! Very exciting!!!
We’d like to thank everyone who took the time to apply.
Our wonderful team are taking a well earned break over the Christmas holidays, so our daily inspirational posts will re-commence on Thursday January 7th! We will be back here on the blog over the weekend, sharing Mark & Pauline’s awesome demos from our Create & Craft TV show last Saturday! And next week we will be getting festive, sharing some of our favourite Visible Image Christmas cards, and of course to wish you all a wonderful Christmas ♡
Hi There! We have exciting NEWS here on the blog this evening!
We are incredibly excited to be back on Create & Craft TV with our awesome stamps very soon…
Saturday December 12th at 11am
Watch designer and creator of Visible Image stamps Mark Alexander, and the amazing and very colourful Pauline Butcher demo live on the show! Our very talented team are busy creating fabulous new samples to inspire you ♡
Create & Craft TV can be found on the following channels… Sky 674 Freeview 36 Virgin 748 Freesat 813
Thank you for visiting our blog today! We must offer our apologies for neglecting our blog lately.. it’s been a hectic few weeks with back to back craft shows, what with making all the stamps needed for those on top of all the orders! Good job we love what we do.. must admit we are two very tired people at the moment!!!
Here are a couple of photos from the shows so far…
Our stand at Ally Pally
Some of our fabulous Facebook friends showing off their Make & Takes!
Debbie, Steve, Erika, Pauline and Jilly all did an awesome job 🙂
‘Team Awesome’ aka Mark, Helen, and the mega talented Kim Robertson who did an amazing job with the Make & Take sessions as well as demonstrating in the main demo area both days! Thank you Kim! xxx
Kim’s amazing Make & Take tags…
We will be sharing Kim’s tutorials for these projects later today 🙂
Our stand at Exeter…
This weekend we will be at The Happy Stampers Festival in Port Sunlight on Saturday, and this time Pauline Butcher will be demonstrating our gorgeous stamps on our stand! This is a ticket only event and a fantastic show!
While we were away, our wonderful Design Team were busy creating awesome things with our stamps, so let’s have a catch up! If you join our Facebook group you will always be first to see their daily inspiration 🙂
For this card I have used a Technique called ‘Josephs Coat Technique’. It is basically a Resist embossing technique. I have used distress inks and the gorgeous “You are Loved” stamp for this. xxx
I’d like to share a stamped Christmas box today. I embellished it with the lovely Poinsettia stamps from Visible Image and two die cut ornaments from Noor! Design.
The box is cut with the Silhouette Cameo out of kraft cardstock and embossed with the script stamp from the Visible Image Revolution set and white embossing powder. I distressed the edges of the box with a scissors. The poinsettias are stamped with a darker red on red cardstock and embossed with clear embossing powder. Now I only need to fuzzy cut the flowers and adhere the pieces together.
Today I have a bit more winter spirit inspiration to share. I used one of the new Visible Image Christmas stamp sets, “Baby, it’s cold outside”. The snowflake is so detailed and so awesome for any Winter project.
The background is layered with some stencil work, Tim Holtz “Gothic” with modeling paste. Then several layers of DecoArt acrylic paint, antiquing cream and some Distress paint. I used Ranger Super Fine White embossing powder on the beautiful snowflake and sentiment.
I created the swirly background using the shaving foam technique, such a fun thing to do! I then over stamped that with the snowflake stamps from the White Christmas set, and heat embossed using white embossing powder. Then I stamped and mounted the Snowflakes & Butterflies verse (which was written by Helen).
Today I have something to show that isn’t Halloween, and it isn’t Christmas either. I have manage to do something else – lol. I spend my weekend at a crop in Norway and got some inspiration for a tag so I just had to play a bit. This is what ”came out” of it. I’ve use the Robot Data Set from Visible Image for this tag.
I started with stamping the numbers on my white tag with embossing ink. Then I used clear powder. Then I started to mist and drip a bunch of different colors on the tag until I was satisfied. I ran the tag through an embossing folder to get some structure, and added a dark distress ink around the edges. I added a bunch of embellishment and colored my hug snug ribbon with mists and alcohol inks.
When the tag was ready and the robot mounted with 3D foam I covered the whole robot with Diamond Glaze.
I am sharing a quick and easy card – perfect for those of us who have a lot of Christmas cards to make and not a lot of time. I’ve used the fabulous Merry Christmas XL and Grunge Flourish from Visible Image stamps.
I stamped the flourish in each corner and embossed with Candy Apple embossing powder from WOW powders. The sentiment is embossed in black and layered onto a die cut oval. The whole thing is matted onto silver mirri card for a bit of Christmas bling!
I have a pair of Christmas Cards for you today. I used a distress resist technique for the backgrounds using the Snowflake from the White Christmas set. I have also used the “White Christmas sentiment” and Merry Christmas sentiment. xxx
It’s my day today to share some inspiration with the super unique Visible Image Stamps. I’d like to share a “Cookie Cup” today, which is decorated with the super cool “Rockin’ Around” set from Visible Image.
The Christmas tree and the sentiment is stamped with Memento Luxe ink and heat embossed with clear embossing powder. The cup is a cutting file from Silhouette Store. The tree is cut with the Pix Scan Mat and the Silhouette Cameo.
I started off making a postcard, so it is 4 inches by 6 inches on mixed media paper. I added lots of fun layers of Distress Ink and water. I have just picked up some of the micro beads and wanted to play with those too. Then I was looking at my dies and have this Spellbinders Aster flower that was calling out to me, so I had to make one! I really like how it frames the awesome sentiment by Visible Image, “Create your imagination” from the “This is me”,set. So now my postcard has dimension, which is really fun but I don’t think it would go into the mail system very well as a traditional postcard! So it is a small canvas with lots of color!
The background was created with Distress Inks, and over stamped with the Where Dreams Take You and Plasma stamps. The sentiment was heat embossed with gold embossing powder.
I started with a Brusho coloured piece of card in shades of purple, lime and teal and added the really useful Bronte Script stamp using teal ink. Just a hint of it stamped randomly but always level. I added some ink splats stamps in purple and teal. When that was done I cut the piece down before sewing it to a matting layer of cream watercolour card.
The tag was cut from another coloured piece of card but this time instead of the big purple splats I used the Live Life Now sentiment. Again I sewed this to a cream mount. Both these mounts were then roughed up along their edges. I added some brads to the tag, my current favourite embellishment!
I got a new toy at the weekend, I’d had one as a child and didn’t think they were made anymore!
But they do, only the name is now ‘Art spinner’ not ‘Twirl o paint’. All it is is basically a spinning motor, you attach your card on top and drop your ink/ paint onto it whilst its spinning! Each creation is always different, I’ve made lots lol so watch this space!
So for today’s I used some shimmer paints on neenah card and my faveVisible Image stamp Flower INKognito. It’s just so bold and grungy I LOVE IT! The superb sentiment I used is ‘Mistakes are good they make us wiser’ from the Sunshine Set. Both stamps are heat embossed in black ebony wow.
It seems to be all about backgrounds at the moment which is ideal for Visible Image stamps 🙂
The paint I used have a gorgeous shimmer on them but unfortunately the camera doesn’t pick it up 🙁
I mounted my card onto black and cerise mirror board which really complements the cerise and black in the design 🙂 I hope you like it and there’ll be lots to follow haha!
I’ve distressed a piece of kraft cardstock with some brown and green ink. Then I stamped the trees with the same green ink I just used. They are misted with water before stamped. When it was dry I splattered some white and glitter white mists as snow on the piece. Added sequins and bling for snow on the ground and some sequins as ornaments in one of the trees. Finally I stamped the sentense and mounted the red Alien with 3D foam and mounted the piece on a Kraft Card.
HUGE ‘Thank you’s’ to everyone on the team for your amazing work!
We love the way that our team think ‘outside the box’ and it’s always so exciting to see what they create with our stamps 🙂 You will find all the links to our Design Team blogs HERE.
We will be back a little later with Kim Roberston’s step by step tutorials for her stunning Ally Pally tags and demo cards.
Until the end of October we are giving you a HUGE 20% OFF all our stamps!
Enter coupon code: allypally20 at the checkout 🙂
Throughout the whole of October we will be fundraising for Breast Cancer Care, a wonderful charity here in the UK who make a real difference to people’s lives. You can find more details over in our Facebook EVENT, or look out for our blog post later today giving you all the information you need to join us in raising money for this very worthy cause. We will be running fun competitions, challenges a BIG PINK blog hop and more!
We hope you are having a great week so far… and hope to see you back here later today for more awesome inspiration created, of course, with Visible Image stamps!
Hi There! We are very excited to share with you some amazing tags created by Kim Robertson!
Kim will be running ‘Make & Take’ sessions on our stand at Ally Pally this coming weekend and will be teaching the techniques she used to make these tags. It will be so much fun, so if you are coming, make sure you come on over and get your name down early, as spaces are limited.
Here’s Kim with more details…
Today I have something that I have been working on for the shows at Alexandra Palace over the coming weekend.
As most of you know by now I will be at the craft show doing Make and Takes on the Visible Image stand which I am looking forward to sooo much, I am also doing a couple of the demos in the tent over the weekend too which will be great fun.
Mark and Helen are as we speak beavering away making and packing all the stamps by hand, they amaze me how they get everything done, it is just the two of them working all hours designing, writing, creating, making and marketing all the fabulous stamps they sell, and my hat is not only off to them, it is on the floor and stamped on lol (slightly dramatic but hey why not I am impressed lol) and they are kind lovely friends too…. wow.
Anyway I thought you would like to see some of the tags I put together for the Make and Takes…
So this is what I will be helping people to achieve…
This first one is an Autumn feel tag, I will be showing how to get the background ready, and all that layering with embossing powder and inks and then that amazing centre featuring the ‘Stay Strong’ stamp pressed into UTEE.
On the blog over the weekend will be full tutorials on how to make these, so that the people who come to the Make and Takes have it written down to have a go at home, and so those who can’t make it to the show so can follow along anyway so look out for that this weekend.
I just love the inks and the depth with how your eye starts at the central piece but then travels to the backing, where you immediately see the leaf, but then start to pick up on a the other items with in the backing.
Here you see it from the side angle with the script stamp from the Revolution set used and embossed in clear over white card, then at the end of all the inking some treasure gold added over the writing in places, just around the edges. I love to do this as the raised embossing really grabs the shine on the wax. Once it’s dried you can take a cloth and buff it ’til it really shines, as of course originally it was used as a furniture polish to add shine and colour to wood.
Here is a close up of the tag with a tiny button in the centre, and some thin ribbon through the centre. You also can see how the ink colours blend and how I have added all the layers to build the depth you see from afar.
My thoughts on these these two sets… first when Revolution came out my jaw hit the floor as they say! I immediately saw crashing waves with white horses, and that script is just beyond perfect for mixed media and scrapbooking.Also those of you who like to journal wow, use a white gel pen to write your message over a colourful background rather than black pen on a light colour. It creates a stunning effect.
Then there is the Colours Of The Wind set, well does this not scream Autumn? And tucked within the leaf is a tree… Amazing! I dont know another brand with such forward thinking ideas.I love this leaf and the small leaves around can be used separately, so you can have falling leaves exactly where you want them.
Here are a couple of cards I originaly created with these two sets… Do you remember them?
This was the one I envisioned the very first time I saw Revolution!
And something a little different, look into the background and you will see lots of embossed leaves too, with lots of ink blended all around.
The second Make & Take tag is a christmassy one ..
With it being half way through September already, people have been wanting quick-ish Christmas cards.. Well why not send a tag for people to hang on the tree, or their Christmas card line instead and it can be a piece of art as well as your seasonal wishes.
Most of you saw my little tree I created with the Visible Image Merry Little Christmas set a couple of weeks ago, which is a fun way to create a larger tree so we will have a go at this one too.
I am not a huge Christmasy person now the kids are all grown, but I just love the dellicate Snowflake here in the White Christmas set, and as soon as I saw the Merry Little Christmas set I saw the larger tree made with shades of green, or whatever colour you choose… your imagination is the only thing that can choose how your tag comes out but with these amazing stamps the possibilities are endless as a famous man once said lol (Eddy Izzard at the end of a recycling advert on telly) LOL Trivia tooo … Haha!
Here are a couple of recent cards made with these sets…
Well I hope I haven’t overloaded you all with too many pictures, but I truly hope I see as many of you as can possibly make it over the weekend. And I would love to see you on the Make and Take table enjoying some time together, whilst playing with yummmy stamps… what can be better….
Don’t forget the extra posts after the weekend too, showing you how I made the tags!
With love and best wishes to all
When Kim sent us photos of her projects we were totally wowed! Aren’t they stunning!!! Thank you Kim xxx
We are SO excited that Kim will be at Ally Pally with us for the very first time! We don’t usually have a demonstrator at the show, so to have Kim running Make & Takes AND demonstrating in the main demo tent too will be awesome! We are really looking forward to seeing lots of our wonderful customers, Facebook group members and to making lots of NEW Visible Image addicts who have not discovered our amazing stamps yet! 😉
Thank you so much for visiting our blog.. if you missed any of our latest inspiration you will find it all HERE!
We will be back on Monday with all the gorgeous work shared by our amazing team over the weekend. If you want to see it sooner then come and join our Facebook group.
Hello! Thank you for visiting our blog today. We hope you are well and have had a good week 🙂
We are extremely excited today as we are releasing our Christmas stamp designs for 2015…
We have FIVE stunning NEW sets and FIVE gorgeous individual NEW stamp designs!
Beautifully designed sentiments and unique images.. we are sure to have something you’ll adore.
All these NEW stamps are available to pre-order today, and we also have a great offer for you…
Merry Little Christmas
A fabulous sentiment with a unique contemporary tree design
Gorgeous snowflake and a beautifully designed sentiment
Sparkle At Christmas
Striking star bursts and a wonderful sentiment
Baby It’s Cold
A stunning snowflake and fantastic sentiment in an ice cool font!
Awesome sentiment with a unique brushed tree design
Magic Of Christmas
An absolutely stunning sentiment
Traditional Christmas sentiment in a gorgeous font
Merry Christmas XL
A larger version of this fabulous stamp
Heartfelt words from Helen for those difficult cards we sometimes need to send
Snowflakes and Butterflies
A beautiful poem written by Helen
We hope you love our NEW designs!
All these NEW stamps are available to pre-order TODAY, and we will dispatch them from Monday July 20th
Visible Image stamps are gorgeously thick, beautifully clear, and so deeply etched that you will always get perfectly stamped words and images.. Made with the finest photopolymer available, every stamp is hand cut ready for you to use. We are so passionate about bringing you original and ‘different’ designs so that you can create amazing things!
An awesome offer…
Every direct customer who places an order of £20 or more, for any of our stamps, between Friday July 10th and Sunday July 12th will receive a voucher giving you 25% off your next order! (your voucher will be posted with your stamps)
Ours was both busy and exciting!!! Yesterday we were just outside Bristol at a fabulous workshop, taught by Pauline Butcher, for the gorgeous ‘Out of The Blue’ gift shop. Lots of photos to share with you so check back later this week for those!
AND… We have now chosen our NEW Design Team members 🙂 We’d like to thank everyone who applied to join our team, we had an overwhelming number of fantastic applications!
We are very VERY excited to welcome to the Visible Image team…
Hello! My name is Elena Smoktunova and I am happy to be in this tremendous team and to work with tremendous brands! It is dream! I am 31 years old and I live with the husband and three of our remarkable daughters in Russia, the Moscow region. I am engaged in scrapbooking nearly 6 years. Very much I like to work in style a mix media and not any my work doesn’t do without stamps! Very much I love them! I hope to you my projects with these surprising brands will be pleasant!
Hello….. I am Doreen a very enthusiastic crafter living in Sheffield in the UK, I am married to Tommy and have three grown up children and three grandchildren. I have always crafted in one way or another over the years but paper crafting has been my love for about 6 years now, I started making scrapbooks but have now moved on to making cards, stamping and love to dabble with mixed media. I love the idea of creating something from scratch and just adding my own personal touches.
I am Susanne Rose from Germany, mum of two lovely kids and a full time crafter and mixed media artist. I started painting with acrylics when I was about 15 years old. I took a break with “messing arround” after my study, because I started with photography and some graphic design. After my daughter was born, I became a scrapbooker and my passion started growing. Now I love creating mini albums, cards and different mixed media pieces. I am addicted to stamps, stencils, dies, colors and paper! My style is most of the time very colorful. I try to express my mood in every work. I am so proud and honored to be part of the Visible Image Design Team.
I was brought up in a very crafty family so have been crafting in one way or another all of my life, starting at 6 years old, being taught to knit, which went on to crocheting, dress making, cross stitching, designing and making wedding cakes and of course paper crafting. My all time love is stamping and like most stampers, I have far too many stamps, and still keep buying more, I just can’t help myself….. LOL. When I’m not at work or doing the usual ‘House’ stuff, I can be found in my craft room, which is my little haven, I love it! I’m so looking forward to being part of the fab Visible Image DT and feel very honoured to have been chosen from the many applicants.
I am a mom who still loves to play! Things that make me happy in no particular order: photography,comic books, stamps, paints, inks, silly things kids do. I have always liked creating, inspiration comes from random places. I enjoy bright colors and flowers,but I have a darker slightly creepier side, too. Mixed media really is an awesome adventure, so many possibilities! I have no set style and don’t really want one, I like to play with whatever catches my fancy:) One day it is mixed media and the next it maybe all digital play….as long as I am creating, it is a good day and time well spent.
These very talented ladies join our awesome team from June 1st. We can’t wait to start working with you all 🙂 The first packages of gorgeous Visible Image stamps will be on their way to you very soon!
We are extremely proud of our team, and feel so very lucky!
There’ll be just one change to our existing team…
Sue Joseph – UK
Pauline Butcher – UK
Kim Robertson – UK
Kim Bacon – UK
Amber Kroening – US (sadly Amber leaves us at the end of May.. we will miss you so much Amber!)
Teresa Morgan – UK
Elisabeth Lisa Nygards – Sweden
Lots of exciting new designs on the way over the next few months… more unique character sets, more amazing sentiments, more ‘inky’ mixed media images, and of course brand new Christmas designs for 2015! Shhhhhh!!!
Thank you for checking out our NEW team line up!
We will be catching up with the latest projects from Pauline and Amber later today… sorry for missing Friday and Saturday’s posts, but they will be worth waiting for! 😉
A wonderful shop in AUSTRALIA now stocks Visible Image stamps !
Time To Createis located in Modanville, just north of Lismore in the beautiful Northern Rivers Region of New South Wales. We were thrilled to be contacted by Julie Short some weeks ago, and on looking at her website and blog we immediately discovered someone who, like us, is so passionate about what she does…
‘Exploring, creating and living authentically is important to me.
Sharing my crafting with others at Time To Create, my Studio/Shop is a passion’.
Julie’s teaching career has spanned 4 decades, and she holds many classes in her studio.
Here’s a little bit more about Time To Create…
‘Time To Create is about YOU! Crafting and creating enables us to slow down and focus on time just for ourselves. In other words Time To Relax. Time To Learn and Time to just BE!’
Says it all don’t you think?
Please come on over to Julie’s blog to read more,
and to see the amazing cards that Pauline Butcher created to compliment the order,
including this one created with our Flower INKognito stamp…
Created by Pauline Butcher
Thank you so much Pauline for your outstanding and inspiring work!
And thank you so much Julie for loving our stamps! We are very excited to see what you and your customers create with them 🙂
If YOU live in Australia, or have crafty friends there.. please share this exciting news with them!
Our stamps are available from the Time To Create online shop if you live a little too far away from them.