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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Visible Image Own Kind Of Beautiful Butterfly COL stamp set

 

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

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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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Love of Books – Visible Image

Hello there! Thanks for coming to visit us!

Elina is here on the blog today with some fabulous inspiration…

Books are the best travel companions. Whenever sitting on the plain or train I like to take out my book and start reading. Very often I soon realize that I have not taken a bookmark with me. Or if there already is a bookmark between the pages it’s often a piece of scrap paper, an old receipt or a worn-out ticket. I have hundreds of books, but only a handful of bookmarks. This needed to change.

A good bookmark is not too small nor too large and most importantly not too thick. Stamping and die-cutting are perfect techniques for embellishing a bookmark as you can build interesting layers and yet keep the project thin. For stamping and colouring I recommend to use media that will be permanent and not mess up your book. You don’t want to colour the pages of your book with the bookmark!

I definetely needed more than one bookmark, so I made two on the same go:


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The base of my project was a size 8 manila tag. First I stamped and heat embossed the lovely quote text on the tag, and then coloured both tags with Distress stains. The white embossed text resisted the water-soluable colour, and once the tag was dry I gently wiped off the excess colour from the text with a baby wipe. The colour was not applied direcly on the tag, but dabbed on my craft mat, misted with water and then picked up with the tag. Love that result- you can not fully control the flow of colours which makes the technique so fun!



I trimmed few millimeters off from each side and glued the tag on a die-cut white size 8 tag, and finished the project with embellishing the tags with white die-cut leafs (small leafs are from Sizzix).


 

This simple tag would make a perfect Christmas gift for a far-away friend as you can easily mail it inside a standard size envelope. I think I need to make a few bookmarks more…

 


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

 

Visible Image Laugh Louder sentiment stamp

 


Wishing you a wonderful day! Thanks for stopping by!

Hugs,

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Gorgeous project! Thank you Elina ♡ You’ll find more of Elina’s fabulous work over on her blog.

We’ll be back soon with more awesome inspiration from our fabulous team.

Have a great day!

Mark & Helen xx

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What Really Matters – Visible Image

Hi there! Thanks for stopping by our blog today!

We have a gorgeous project by Denisa to share with you, and sadly it’s Denisa’s last Visible Image Design Team project…


Hello

All good things come to an end one day. One adventure ends and another one begins.

Today it´s my last post for Visible Image stamps. The coolest stamps ever!


This time I used my fave background stamp Tangled Tape which I hot embossed and as the focal point I went for What Really Matters stamp.So here´s my thank you project for Helen and Mark. It´s been pure fun and pleasure working with you 🙂



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Some close ups:



 



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For more Visible Image stamps visit the on line shop here.


Happy stamping!





Awesome card to end your term with us Denisa! We’ll miss you and your stunning work ♡
Wishing you all the very best for the future! 


We will be back soon with more of the latest projects from our amazing team.

Have a great day!

Mark & Helen xx

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No Regrets @ Visible Image

Hello there! Thanks for stopping by! We are excited to be back daily blogging again… sharing the wonderful cards and projects created by our awesome team every day of the week!

Today’s gorgeous Design Team inspiration comes from Denisa Gryczova…


Here I am with my latest project featuring the fabulous set by Visible Image. It´s my evergreen. So versatile and stunning.

What is it? No Regrets Set. Four awesome quotes just perfect for anything…a card, a tag, some art journaling. Simply, a true must have.


As its name says…you won´t regret buying it!!



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Some close ups:




 



For more stunning stamps go here.


HAPPY STAMPING!




Thank you Denisa! It’s absolutely stunning… love all that wonderful texture ♡


You will find more of Denisa’s amazing creations over on her blog.



We will be back later with today’s NEW stamps preview from our Summer 2016 Release! If you missed yesterday’s you will find it HERE!

Thanks so much for visiting us today.

Mark & Helen xx

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Smile Sparkle Shine – Winter Mannequin

Hello and thank you for coming to visit us here on the Visible Image blog today.

We will pass you straight over to Teresa who has a very warm welcome for you…


Welcome back to a new year of Visible Image inspiration!! I can’t wait to share new stamps and projects with you all – 2016 is going to be full of exciting new designs and products. Today I am sharing a mixed media piece that I made for the January issue of Craft Stamper magazine



Visible Image stamps - Mannequin - Mixed Media - Teresa Morgan


I used a paper mache torso mounted on a wooden spool and coaster for the base. A couple of coats of gesso prepared them for decorating. I used DecoArt modelling paste and a burlap stencil to add texture to areas of the torso. DecoArt Crackle paint and antiquing cream was applied to the stand.

I used the Universal set of stamps to add pattern to the torso, embossing with WOW embossing powder in white, pink and silver. Blue mica spray added extra colour.



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The sentiment is stamped and embossed onto tissue paper before being glued in place with Mod Podge. I added silver Stickles and blue gilding wax for extra sparkle and shine. Some pretty floral trim adds the final decorative touch.



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Stamps Used:

Universal Set

Smile Sparkle Shine


All the links you need:

Visible Image Website  – buy stamps, get inspired, contact details and newsletter sign-up

Visible Image Blog homepage – daily inspiration from the DT

Visible Image Facebook Group – DT inspiration, monthly Show and Tell contest, hang out with other Visible Image fans and share your work

Visible Image Facebook Page – all the latest news and information


I’ll be back with more inspiration next Thursday!
Teresa 



Isn’t this stunning! Love the wintery feel and all that gorgeous texture.. that silver is fabulous against the white…It would look amazing on your dressing table ♡

Thank you Teresa xx



We will be back tomorrow with fabulous Friday inspiration from Pauline Butcher!

Our NEW DT members are eagerly awaiting their first packages of stamps and we cannot wait to see all the wonderful things they create ♡  And just wait until you see our first new stamps release of 2016.. !!! We won’t keep you waiting too long.

Hope to see you back here tomorrow, and hope you’ll leave Teresa a comment.

Bye for now.

Mark & Helen xx

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Life Is What You Make It – Visible Image

Good Evening! Thank you for visiting our blog  🙂

Sue Joseph is here to inspire you today…

Hi Guys


It’s good to be back, I took last Tuesday off, had one of those weeks of not enough hours in the day, days in the week ….. I’m sure we’ve all had them!


Another make using the amazing and unique VISIBLE IMAGE STAMPS ….. I can’t imagine my days without them ….. I LOVE them 😀


The dark nights are creeping in, the smell and colours of autumn are in abundance, which has inspired me for todays make…


For my background I used oranges and blues dylusion inks.


For all the stamps I used wow metallic golds and coppers and some little acorns acquired a while ago but never used until now, but perfect for this scene.



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The stamps I used are the


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The leaves from the fab
Visible Image Poinsettia stamp set


Lastly the very true sentiment ‘Life Is what you make it’
from the Be Happy Set
Visible Image Be Happy stamp set



Hope you like my make this week and to check out all the DT’s makes then make sure you’re a member of our Facebook group and follow our blog! 



Our October Show & Tell is still PINK and if you hurry you can still enter, for all those who have and have purchased the Stay Strong stamp, then well done you and thank you for your contribution to a very worthwhile cause.


***WINNER***
I must announce my winner too of the giveaway from my Pink week blog…….. well done…..


* Veronica Biddey *


Please send us your address and we will pop it in the post asap, thank you everyone who entered 😀



Thanks guys


Much Love
Suze 


Thank you Suze! Such a gorgeous Autumnal card.

We will be back tomorrow with more fabulous Visible Image stamps inspiration for you.

Have a great evening!

Mark & Helen xx

 

 

Sparkle and Shine @ Visible Image

Hi There! We are back with our 2nd dose of fabulous inspiration today 🙂

Over to Kim Johnny who has been getting inky with some awesome mail art…


Hello!

Today I have another small postcard to share…


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Some bright painty fun with acrylic paints and fingers 🙂

I used the awesome Smile Sparkle Shine and Drag & Drip stamps by Visible Image.


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Have a fabulous day!

Kim 



Ooooh aren’t those colours and textures divine! We love Kim’s postcards 🙂  Thank you Kim!


We’ll be back again with Kim Bacon’s latest Christmas inspiration very soon!

Bye for now.

Mark & Helen xx

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Sparkle in Pink – Visible Image Stamps

Good Evening! Thank you for visiting our blog 🙂

We are back to our PINK theme this evening and we have a sparkly pink number from Kim Robertson to share with you!

Over to Kim…

Hi my fellow Crafters

This week sees the start of The Big Pink week all around the country in aid of the amazing Breast Cancer awareness campaigns all over the world. The Visible Image team have been no exception and have been creating some gorgeous pink cards and projects all week, with more to come! Culminating in a fabulous blog hop on Friday with a masssssssive prize (sneaky picture at the end of this post) to win from Mark and Helen at Visible Image and what a fun hop it will be too…. all will be revealed on Friday!


Today here is my Vision of pink sparkliness …



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You know how much I love the Colours of the Wind set, and that beautiful big leaf, so I decided to use a couple of different distress inks in of course ‘pink’ tones, and do a background covered in sparkle with the Smile Sparkle Shine sentiment stamped onto the glitter, and brushed out using a damp paint brush.

Here are some photos from along the way creating this one.

 


I didn’t do a step by step for this stage as I have done something similar very recently with this stamp set, and how I ink and stamp tone on tone.  I have also stamped out the little leaves in Versamark and embossed them in clear to start, so they work as a resist in the usual way. The larger leaf was of course stamped off the page and I used Picked Raspberry and Spun Sugar distress inks along with a tiny amount of Vintage Photo. I have also used some Raisin Adirondack ink too to add depth in the leaf detailing and, as I knew I wanted to cover this in glitter, some of the leaves would need to be quite dark to show through.

 


I covered the pink in a sticky sheet and made sure it was very smooth before tipping on some very sparkly clear glitter, I added a few mat and layers in white and plum card, I then went back in with the white glue and added another layer on certain parts of the leaves, so I could added some glass glitter for texture on the card too.

In this photo the white glue is still drying and eventually the whole thing turned clear with incredible sparkle, but of course it never shows on camera. Those of you who met me this year at Ally Pally and did the Make and Take, or have seen my items on the amazing Visible Image stand at the shows, will know just how sparkly they are in person.



Here is a close up of the glue drying with the second layer of glitter, you can just keep building the layers if you want a really rustic texture.



So next I inked up my Smile Sparkle Shine stamp with the same Raisin Adirondack which is still a water based ink, so I knew if it skipped in places I could water brush it out.

Luckily the image came out, even though on glitter, perfectly with these amazing quality stamps although of course the higher parts on the glitter looked like it had little dots, so I used my water brush and just smoothed out the colour then left it to dry.

Once it was dry I took a Red Promarker in a nice rich deep tone and added just a few shadows to some of the letters, to make them look bright and vivid in colour, and the alcohol covers the glitter but allows it to sparkle too which looks so pretty.


 

Here is what it looks like after that last stage.

 


On the bottom right corner I decided to add the little breast cancer symbol in ribbon, and on top I added a little pink leaf and a sparkly pink gem. I also added those gems to the corners of the card too.

 

The stamps used for this one…

 

Colours of the Wind

 

 

This Friday is the special Blog Hop day for Visible Image, who are not only being tremendously generous with 50% of sales of the Stay Strong stamp going to this very important cause…




But just look at this amazing prize you could win by entering the blog hop…

 


Oh my goodness, there are characters, including a snowman… a car.. mixed media stamps… backgrounds… an Alien… sentiments and special verses too, something for absolutely every style of crafter wow wow wow!!! In fact there is over £100 pounds worth of stamps here which is wonderful, so be sure and have a go as you never know… Ooo I rhymed…!!!

 

Best wishes to all and I will see you on Friday for the blog hop.

 

Love
KIM 
XXXX



Wow what a stunner… thank you so much Kim xxx


And thank you to everyone who has bought our Stay Strong stamp so far this month, helping us raise funds for Breast Cancer Care. We have raised £111 from sales of this stamp so far, and our grand total currently stands at £231 so thank you to everyone who has donated to this wonderful charity through our Just Giving Page.



You can buy your STAY STRONG stamp HERE!



We will be back tomorrow with some more gorgeous PINK inspiration from Teresa Morgan.


Have yourself a relaxing evening!

Mark & Helen xx


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Be The Reason Someone Smiles Today – Visible Image Stamps

Good Evening and thank you for stopping by today! Hope Monday has been gentle with you!

As always we have Kim Bacon joining us here on the blog today with her latest masterpiece 😉

Over to Kim…


I simply adore the sentiment stamps that Visible Image design.

Really different and the fonts they use are completely awesome!!

They are perfect for that finishing touch to one of my famous Brusho backgrounds.

If a job came up for a Background Designer then I would be the first to apply!



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So this one features the versatile swirl from the UNIVERSAL set.

I painted the background and then used bleach with the swirl stamp.

Once dry I then used clear embossing powder to add some shine.



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The sentiment was stamped onto a piece of the same painted card before the addition of the clear embossed swirls.


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See you next week for another Marvellous Monday and in the mean time enjoy your week, get crafty and show us what you have been up to!

Happy Days!  Kim



Wow! Love this card Kim.. those colours are divine! Fabulous background 🙂 Thank you! xx


So yes… if you have been wondering, our stamps can be used with bleach. And UTEE too! They are made of strong stuff. You can see just by looking at them that they are not just any clear stamp!!!



Have you checked out our amazing collection of inspirational quotes and must have words stamps? Come on over and have a browse HERE!


We will see you tomorrow with Teresa Morgan’s latest inspiration.

Have a good evening.

Mark & Helen xx

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Love Yourself – Visible Image Stamps

Good Evening! Hope you have had a great weekend.

Kim Johnny is here with some more fantastic mail art created (of course) with some of our awesome stamps!

Here’s Kim…


Hello!

Today I want to share a postcard for my weekly Visible Image creative make.



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The postcard is 4 inches by 6 inches and cut from Canson Mixed Media paper.  I picked my go to soothing colors of Distress Ink, Cracked Pistachio and Mermaid Lagoon. I added the happy bubbles with an ARTplorations stencil and DecoArt modeling paste.

The word art sentiment Love Yourself is part of the No Regrets set. I heat embossed all the stamps in white EP, Ranger Superfine

I think Flower INKognito is my most favorite Visible Image stamp…it is so fun to use in so many ways. I hope someday there would be a smaller version and some cousins for this beauty 🙂

I adore the stem is a separate piece from the flower. The stem works great for any grungy touch needed 🙂 It is a fantastic set.



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I hope you have a fantastic week and can steal some time for creative play!


Need some more inspiration? Check out all these Visible Image links:

Inspiration from the Design Team on the Visible Image Blog, HERE

Come and JOIN the Facebook Group where you can enter our ‘Show & Tell Challenge’ for your chance to WIN some awesome Visible Image stamps!

And don’t forget to LIKE the Visible Image FACEBOOK PAGE too!

You can also sign up for the Newsletter HERE


~hugs~
~kim 



I’m sure anyone would love to receive such a great postcard. Fantastic work thank you Kim 🙂

We will be back tomorrow for another week or amazing inspiration here on the blog.

Enjoy the last part of your weekend!

Mark &  Helen xx

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Never Give Up On Your Dream – Visible Image stamps

Good Afternoon! We are back with more gorgeous inspiration for you this afternoon.

Over to Doreen OBrien…


Well it is Saturday again!


I am back  with some inspiration using the gorgeous Visible Image stamps.

My image “Butterfly INKognito” has been stamped using distress inks onto some white card. I then stamped the ”Bronte Script to add some dimension.

The sentiment, from the ”Sunshine Set, was next to be stamped before splattering some distress ink all over the card and inking the edge.



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Doreen xxx



This is such a gorgeous card. Fabulous distressed feel and don’t you just love green and gold, especially at Autumn. Thank you Doreen xx

You will find this sentiment and many many more gorgeous words stamps over in our website shop.


We will be back tomorrow with another double dose of Visible Image inspiration here on the blog. Karen is feeling festive and Kim J has more awesome mail art for you 🙂

Enjoy the rest of your Saturday! And don’t forget to show us what you have been creating with your Visible Image stamps for a chance to WIN some more in our monthly ‘Show & Tell’ challenge!


Mark & Helen xx

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Chalkboard Love – Visible Image stamps

Hello there 🙂 Thanks for coming to visit our blog today!

Double inspiration for you today with the latest projects from Susanne Rose and Doreen OBrien.

First up today, here’s Susanne…


Hi everyone!


It’s my day today to share some inspiration with the super unique Visible Image Stamps. I used the awesome “You Are Loved” sentiment to create a chalkboard card.

I used the DCWV DIY Project Stack Chalk Party. The black paper is perfect for stamping with white pigment ink. This is a really quick card. The base layer is embossed with a Sizzix embossing folder. I sanded the paper so you can see the white core on the embossed parts. I adhered every layer with 3d foam pads to get some dimension.



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Stamps from Visible Image:
You Are Loved


Products from DCWV:
12″ x 12″ DIY Project Stack Chalk Party


I hope you like my card.


See you next time, Susanne.



Isn’t this fabulous! Loving the chalkboard effect, it works so well with our NEW Express Yourself sentiment stamps 🙂 Great layering of funky colours and patterns too! Thank you Susanne 🙂

If you want to read Susanne’s post in German, head over to her blog HERE!



You will find all our amazing stamps HERE in our website shop! Unique designs. Superior quality clear photopolymer stamps that can be used with pretty much anything.. from bleach to UTEE!


We hope you will come back later to see Doreen’s beautiful new card.


Have a great Saturday!

Mark & Helen xx

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Visible Image Stamps Are Good For The Soul

Hello and thank you for catching up with us here today 🙂

We are back with more fabulous inspiration for you, as promised, here on the Visible Image stamps blog!

There is a theme going on with Pauline’s cards.. things that are good for the soul. And we guarantee that our stamps are.. as you’ll be smiling inside and out when you create with them 🙂

Over to Pauline Butcher…

Hi there,
 
Today I’m sharing two cards I made for my Inky Workshop in August, using some fabulous unique Visible image Stamps.

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The stamps used on this card are……
 

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And the stamps here are…..
‘Creativity is good for the soul’ from the Make me Smile Set and Flower INKognito.
 
Both cards were made using the same ingredients, shaving foam and Dylusion ink sprays for the backgrounds, and the images and sentiments were stamped using Black Versafine ink, and coloured and highlighted with Stickles.
 



Plenty of time to get your entries into the SHOW & TELL challenge this month, just make sure you use only Visible Image Stamps for a chance to win some yummy stamps.
 



Take a look at the Visible image Facebook Group, for inspiration, and a place for you to display your creations, using their fantastic stamps.



I am hosting some ‘Pauline’s Inky Workshops’ soon… using Visible Image Stamps,and other things…
 
Saturday September 12th at Pink Tulip Creations in Studley, please contact Sheila on 01527 852052 for more details.
 
Saturday September 19th at St. Budeaux Baptist Church, Plymouth, please email me robingphipps@msn.com  or PM me on Facebook for more details.
 
Sunday October 25th, Warwick, please email me robingphipps@msn.com  or PM me on Facebook for more details.



Happy Crafting, see you soon, hugs, Pauline xxxx 



Wowza! Loving all that colour and what superb backgrounds! So much fun to be had playing with shaving foam and inks… go on give it a go!  And if you can make it to one of Pauline’s fabulous inky workshops you will love every second!


You’ll find all our amazing stamps HERE in our shop! Go on treat yourself… we think you deserve it 😉


We will be back tomorrow with more awesome cards and projects from our very talented team.

Enjoy the rest of your evening.

Mark & Helen xx

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More Awesome Inspiration @ Visible Image

Hi There! We are back as promised with more awesome inspiration for you from our wonderful team..



Susanne Rose has created some fabulous postcards…


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It’s my day today to share some inspiration with the super unique Visible Image Stamps. I made two mixed media postcards using Neoccolor II pencils and gesso for the background. I used the script stamp from the Revolution set to add some texture. The doodling is made with acrylic markers as well as uniPOSCA markers. It’s always good to have some postcards ready to go! I am a big fan of the Visible Image expression stamps. They are perfect for cards and also for art journalling and they are so true!


Stamps used:

Revolution
Take The Moment
Never Give Up


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Doreen OBrien has created a wonderful Christmas card with lots of different elements…


2015-08-28 Visible Image stamps - Snowflakes & Butterflies verse - Doreen OBrien

I am back with some more inspiration using the gorgeous Visible Image stamps. I am sharing another  Christmas card using the fabulous “Snowflakes and Butterflies” verse

I have simply stamped this onto some cream card, inked around the edge and attached it to some Frayed Burlap, this was then attached to some red card and my base card. I finished off with a Diecut Fir Tree.


And here’s a fabulous Christmas card from Karen Liddle…


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I used Distress Inks for the background, blended with sponges.  Colours used are Dusty Concord, Mustard Seed and Picked Raspberry.  I also splashed drops of water over the ink and dabbed off, this removes the colour and creates white spots, love doing this.

Stamps used:
Bronte Script and White Christmas



Now for a very funky tag from Kim Johnny…


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Visible Image very recently released some wonderful Holiday stamps and I am feeling lucky to have received some to play with 🙂 I am not quite ready for the Holiday Season, so I have an alternate use for the beautiful 
Sparkle at Christmas set.

I used the bigger sparkle from the Sparkle at Christmas set to frame the “Imagine” focal point badge. Imagine is from the Imagine Dream & Inspire set. Love the sparkle set it is so flexible and can be used so many ways! The stamping and embossing are wonderful as well, makes playtime a breeze! The top of the tag is capped with the Retro Dots Background stamp.



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I included and extra photo here to show more of the embossing, I am sooooo hooked on embossing. It adds such a fun and perfect touch. This is also the first time I have used some Lindy’s Stamp Gang embossing powder in Razzleberry Plum. Change the angle and the color of the EP changes too. Awesomeness! Now I need more, many more, colors of Lindy’s 🙂 I had to add some juicy fun dots from the Plasma set in Razzleberry Plum around the edges.



Kim Bacon was also feeling funky this week! With awesome results…


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Today I have decided to do something a little ‘shocking’ in that I have used some funky colours with jet black shiny embossing powder. Not the usual Christmas colours I know but that is where my crafting session took me!



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I went with the usual thing, make a lot of background papers using Brusho paints and stamped directly onto them with black embossing powder.



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Matting and layering with red card and adding a few brads finish the projects off.
Stamps used:
Rockin’ Around
Grunge Polka Dot



Lisa Nygards has a brilliant masculine card for us this week…


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No Christmas cards from me today. I’ve tried to do a more masculine card, even though I’ve used flowers and dolies. *smile* I have used the character from Jazz it Up and the sentense from Thank You set

I stamped the images on a page from an old German book (have no idea what it says), and mounted that on cardstock panels since it’s a bit flimsy as is.



If you love sparkle then you will love Kim Robertson’s card…


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I love cards like this that have a hand made background using gorgeous stamps and then all the accessories match and make you think the words are perfect which of course they definitely are. I used Momento Grey Flannel Ink and the White Christmas snowflake from the stamp set. I also used Vintage sparkle glitter for this one as I just loved the different colours in it, pinks and greens and white but all very very sparkly and pretty.

We will share Kim’s brilliant tutorial for this card over the next few days!



Teresa Morgan has created 2 completely different, and very fabulous cards using the same Christmas sentiment…


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I love using kraft card at Christmas – it reminds me of gingerbread! I have paired the Merry Christmas stamp with the gorgeous Grunge Flourish for this first card. Both are stamped with Versamark, and embossed with WOW powders in red and white.



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My second card is less traditional. I used the Grunge Polkadot background with Picked Raspberry Distress Ink and used black embossing powder on the sentiment stamp.

Stamps Used:

Merry Christmas XL
Grunge Flourish
Grunge Polka Dot



Pauline Butcher also shows how non traditional colours work gorgeously with our NEW Christmas stamps…

 

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The stamp set on the first card is called Sparkle at Christmas
 

 

It’s right up my street, as you all know I do love a bit of bling !!!!!

 

Please excuse my photo, I couldn’t seem get a good image for some reason, anyway……. I started off with a shaving foam and Dylusion background, this was a second print, so it was nice a pale. I used the small burst stamp with versamark, and glitter embossing powders in various colours, then added the large burst and the sentiment in a bright blue glitter embossing powder. I decided this wasn’t enough, so I heat embossed them again onto some heat resistant acetate, fussy cut them, then attached them with glue gel. Out came my Stickles for some extra sparkle !!!!
 

 




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On my second card, the stamps I used are Merry Little Christmas set, and the small flourish from Revolution.


I made the background with Dylusion Ink sprays, then using the small flourish from the Revolution set, I stamped over it using just water, and flicked some for good measure, lol !!!! I stamped the tree and the sentiment using Black ink, then stamped the tree again in blue. Once dry, I stamped the tree and sentiment again using Versamark, but slightly to the left, to give a shadow effect, then heat embossed in a white glitter embossing powder. Again I decided this was not enough, so I used some dries white glue over the main tree and the word Christmas, with some dry glitter sprinkled over it.



Susanne Rose mixes and older Christmas stamp design with NEW to create an absolute stunner…


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Again I have a Christmas card for you today. I can’t stop creating Christmas themed projects, but the new Visible Image Stamps are so awesome!

My background is colored with Neocolor II watercolor crayons and the lovely snowflake from the White Christmas stamp set. I stamped it with Memento Luxe matching the background color. The sentiment is stamped with Memento Luxe as well and embossed with clear embossing powder. I cut it with the Silhouette Cameo and the Pix Scan Mat.

I love the Poinsettia!!! I fuzzy cut each stamped flower and build up some 3d poinsettias. The leaves die cut in the background are from Cottage Cutz.

Happy Christmas crafting!

Stamps from Visible Image:
Poinsettia Stamp Set 
White Christmas
Magic of Christmas 



Doreen OBrien has 2 more gorgeous cards to share…


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For this card I first made a background using Distress inks then for a bit of dimension added a couple of background stamps.. Grunge Harlequin  and Bronte Script. Last of all I stamped the Sentiment from the Sunshine Set.



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And for this Christmas card my background has been made with PanPastels while masking off a moon. The Winter Tree and Merry Christmas sentiment have both been clear embossed with Black Versafine ink, and I finished off using some acrylic paint for my snow.



Karen Liddle was in the green zone this week! Gold on green is stunning…


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I used Aquatints to colour the background, just one colour brushed over wet water colour card.  I did a couple of brushes across either side, leaving the middle pretty clear, the inks blended nicely in the middle.  I used a stencil for the tiny dots then used Ink Splats stamps around the edges, heat embossed the Flower Inkognito and the  Imperfection is Beauty sentiment stamp.



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I made my own stencil for this one, just a square nestie cut through mylar.  I then inked through it with Diestress Ink, and stamped the snowflakes in the same colour.  I heat embossed the sentiment.  Only one stamp set was used which was White Christmas.



And we finish off today’s post with another fabulous funky little number from Kim Johnny…


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I wanted to share a small project I made using my Visible Image Stamps. Lately I have been having fun making half-page canvas pieces. I love the torn edges that remain when removing it from the spiral book!

The paper is Canson Mixed Media. The flowers are Tim Holtz Tattered Floral die cuts, colored with Derwent Inktense color blocks. The scribbles are made with UniBall Signo pens.



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I used one of my favorite sentiments, Smile Sparkle Shine from the Express Yourself range for the focal point. I added Grunge Harlequin and Retro Dots background stamps for small touches as well, stamped with Stazon Black.



Woweee! How awesome was all that?! Thank you so much ladies!

We know you will be inspired to get out your Visible Image stamps and have a play! Or hop over to our shop and get some more!!!

If you want to visit any of our Design Team blogs you will find all the links you need right HERE.


If you missed our previous post which was also packed full of gorgeous inspiration, you will find it HERE!


We will back to normal tomorrow with our daily inspirational posts 🙂


Don’t forget to show us what you have been creating with your Visible Image stamps for a chance to WIN a £25 coupon in our monthly ‘Show & Tell‘ challenge over in our Facebook Group!


You can also find us on pinterest, twitter and instagram!



Enjoy the rest of your weekend and we will see you back here tomorrow 🙂

Thank you so much for visiting our blog today!

Mark & Helen xx

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Sparkly Lips Canvas – Visible Image Stamps

Good Morning and Happy Saturday to you!

Sorry we missed yesterday’s post but it was a crazy busy day! We didn’t manage to get everything finished as planned, so today will now be our last day in work before we wind down and get into ‘Wedding mode’ !!! Getting very excited now… just 6 days to go before the big day ♥ ♥ ♥

So here on the blog today we have triple inspiration for you from Pauline, Susanne and Doreen.

First up, here’s Pauline with her latest Visible Image stamps project…

Hi there,

 It’s me, back again, spreading some Visible Image love, superb deeply etched photo-polymer uniquely designed Stamps, which I love to use, can you tell.. lol !!!


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The very unique stamps I’ve used for this project are……
The lips from Bite meSmile, Sparkle, ShineRipped FishnetInk Splats, and the straight stamp from Edgy.
 
This week, just for a change, I’ve used a 5″ x 7″ canvas, which I primed with 2 coats of white Gesso. Whilst that was drying, I stamped my main images, the lips and the sentiment, onto some heat resistant acetate, using versamark, and heat embossed them with some pink sparkle embossing powder and fussy cut.
 

Right, back to the canvas, I added some grunge paste through a stencil, and dried with my heat tool.

I spritzed it all with water, and sprinkled Brusho paints onto it, spritzed with water again, and then let it all drip down. I also mixed some red Brusho with water, and let that drip down too.

Using some gold paint on the Ripped Fishnet and Edgy stamps, I stamped randomly over the canvas. I found an old jar of white ink in one of my drawers, which had gone very thick, but it was perfect for the white drips and circles !!! I edged the canvas with gilding flake, then glued the lips and sentiment into place, and lastly added Stickles for more sparkle.



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Join us in the Facebook Visible Image Group, lots of inspiration and banter HERE.
 
Helen and Mark (the awesome couple behind the Visible Image Stamp Company), are getting married next Friday 7th August, I am sure you will join me in wishing them an extremely happy Wedding Day, and long, loving and prosperous years of wedded bliss.
 
See you soon,
 

Big hugs, Pauline xxxxxx


WOWZA! What a bold, colourful, awesome canvas! We LOVE it! Have you got your hands on our amazing lips stamp yet?! You will find more of Pauline’s fabulous work over on her blog.

 

Thank you so much for your wonderful words Pauline… we are so excited that you will be sharing our special day with us ♥



We will be back soon with Susanne’s latest project… she’ll be taking you to Wonderland 🙂

Have a great Saturday!

Mark & Helen

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Stay Strong – You Are Loved – Visible Image Stamps

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

First up today is Lisa Nygards with some gorgeous cards created with some of our NEW ‘Express Yourself’ sentiment stamps


Good Evening!

Today I have two lovey CAS-cards for Visible Image. First one is made with ink from ink pad stippled through a stencil, and then I’ve stamped the beautiful sentense Stay Strong in black on top.



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Visible Image stamps - Find Courage - Be Brave - Stay Strong - Lisa Nygards



The second card is made by brushing water on a water color paper and then add some color from spray mists by dripping and brushing it on. Let it dry complete and then stamp the words on top with black. I’ve used the new You are Loved, and I really love the bold fond on this one.



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Visible Image stamps - You Are Loved - Lisa Nygards



Stamps:  Visible Image
Papers: Cardstock, Watercolor paper
Embellishments: Bling
Medium: Spray Mists, Ink Pads, Water colors

You will find all the amazing Visible Image Design Team inspiration over on the BLOG. Come and JOIN the Facebook Group where you can enter our NEW ‘Show & Tell Challenge‘ for your chance to WIN some awesome Visible Image stamps! And don’t forget to LIKE the Visible Image FACEBOOK PAGE too.

Sometimes words are all you need… and Lisa has shown us what beautiful cards you can create with these fantastic stamps, a pretty stencil and some inks 🙂

Have you seen our NEW Express Yourself collection yet? You will find them all HERE!

We will be back soon with a step by step tutorial from Kim Robertson using one of these NEW sentiment stamps.

See you later 🙂

Mark & Helen xx

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Mixed Media Postcard – Visible Image stamps

Hello 🙂 We are back with more awesome inspiration for you this evening.

Kim J has been getting inky and the results are fantastic…


Hello!

Today is my day to share some Visible Image fun 🙂

I have a mixed media postcard today. I am having so much fun with mail art! Hope you like it!

This is  the front side of the card. I started with some plain white mixed media paper. I cut a bunch of pieces to 4 inches by 6 inches.

Then I made puddles of Americana Multi Surface Satin paints on my craft mat, spritzed with water and smooshed the paper into the paints. Lots of painty play. The nicest thing, once the paint is dry, it is very easy to stamp onto the background.

The front side uses the awesome Vision INKognito and sentiment Love Yourself from the No Regrets set. Both are heat embossed with Distress Ink and Ranger Superfine powder.



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I dry embossed the chicken wire pattern on the side of the front of the card. Then layered some clear embossing powder and Jet Black Archival ink. This makes is so wonderful to feel and added some POP and shine 🙂



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This is the backside of the postcard. For the text and address divider I used the stem from Flower INKognito.  The amazing splats are found in the Ink Splats set. All are stamped with Distress Ink and heat embossed with Ranger Super fine, black powder.

 


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I added some fine paintbrush spatters with Black DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylic paint. More spatters the better in my mind anyways!

I glued the front and back together with Americana Decou-page Paper collage medium. It dries quickly and non-tacky.

Once done I inked all the edges and my fingers with Jet Black Archival ink.



So are you ready to play and get inky??

Hop along to see loads more Visible Image inspiration, these are your key links:

Inspiration from the Design Team on the Visible Image Blog, HERECome and JOIN the Facebook Group where you can enter our ‘Show & Tell Challenge’ for your chance to WIN some awesome Visible Image stamps!

And don’t forget to LIKE the Visible Image FACEBOOK PAGE too!

You can also sign up for the Newsletter HERE


Hugs and inky fun,
~kim 



Wow! Awesome work from Kim… loving the mail art. If you missed Kim’s previous mail art post, you’ll find it HERE. And you can find lots more of Kim’s work over on her blog.

We will be back shortly with a superb trio of cards from Suze!

Mark & Helen xx

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Life Is Meant To Be Lived – Visible Image stamps

Good Afternoon 🙂 Thank you for coming to check out today’s inspiration here on the Visible Image blog.

It’s Tuesday which means it’s Sue Joseph’s turn to inspire you…


Hi Guys n Gals How are y’all?


My DT day for the fantastic Visible Image, the BESTEST stamps EVER!


Today I’ve used the awesome ‘Life is for Living’ stamp, LOVE IT… LOVE the font, its perfect for that direct message which hopefully we all live by! 😀



Visible Image stamps - Life is meant to be lived - Sue Joseph

I heat embossed it in wow bright white on top of the dylusion/ shaving foam technique, and I love this colour scheme of blues and purples <3


Simple and bordered by white and turquoise for that added POP!


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Life is for Living


Visible Image Life Is For Living sentiment stamp


Here’s our Facebook group


To enter our monthly challenge click HERE for all the details and win some fab stamps! 🙂  You gotta be in it to win it!



Thanks for stopping by 🙂


Much Love
Suze


Gorgeous card.. those colours are divine! Have you got your hands on this awesome stamp yet?

You will find more of Sue’s fantastic work over on her blog

We will be back tomorrow with more Visible Image stamping inspiration 🙂

Have a great evening.

Mark & Helen xx

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Words To Live By – Visible Image Stamps

Good Evening! Hope you have had a good start to the new week.

Kicking off another week of amazing Design Team inspiration, here’s Kim Bacon…


Oh what a glorious weekend it has been! Sun, sea and sand by the bucket load, thank you Mr Weather!


Today I am showcasing a collection of cards I made using only Visible Image stamps. I wanted to make a group of cards suitable to be given as a gift set and so I set about making several background papers first.


In my palette there was a lot of blue/green/purple Brusho paint which needed using up. I looked in my envelope drawer and found some blue envelopes which were the right size for my plans.


I don’t often use white embossing powder but with the intense colour of the background paper I ended up with it seemed the perfect one to use.



Listen to your HEART - Visible Image stamps - Kim Bacon


For those that know how good Visible Image stamps are I don’t need to tell you how deeply etched they are, how perfectly they stamp every time and just what fab designs there are!


For those of you who are new to Visible Image, er, just re-read the above!



Love yourself - Visible Image stamps - Kim Bacon


As I said, I started by  making the background papers. I had great fun smooshing colour over some good quality white card stock. I use Brusho powder as a wet paint and just leave it to dry.


Trust Your Instincts - Visible Image stamps - Kim Bacon


Next I used a dark blue ink to add the circles from the Universal set all over but not overlapping. Once this was completely dry I started adding the white embossed dotty-circles, again from the Universal set and also the larger one from the Plasma set.



Just Be Happy - Visible Image stamps - Kim Bacon


The sentiments, which are from the Express Yourself range, were stamped onto card with none of the extra stamping on. It allows the words to stand while still being a perfect colour match.



Visible Image stamps - Inspirational quotes - scribbled circles - Kim Bacon


All the elements were cut and mounted onto white card before being added to the blue card bases. The sentiment pieces were mounted using a dimensional glue to raise them from the page.


I know this is a stamp heavy project, but if you have these sets not only do you get great value for money, but you can also create a huge number of projects using different combinations of the stamps!


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Visible Image No Regrets stamp set

Visible Image Be Happy stamp set


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Click HERE to go to my KimzKrafts Facebook page



See you next week for another Marvellous Monday and in the mean time enjoy your week, get crafty and show us what you have been up to!


Happy Days!  Kim 



Loving these cards! So inspirational and Kim’s backgrounds are awesome!


You’ll find all our NEW Releases HERE! Including our stunning Christmas stamps and more brilliant words.


We’ll see you here tomorrow with something new from Sue 🙂

Mark & Helen xx


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Smile Sparkle and Shine – Visible Image stamps

Hi there! As promised we are back with a fantastic tutorial from Kim Johnny who’s created a gorgeous canvas with our Smile Sparkle Shine sentiment this week…


Every Day needs to have some sparkle and shine 🙂

Today I am sharing the small canvas I made for my Visible Image Inspiration day! I hope you like it.

I am fortunate to have this fabulous stamp, “Smile Sparkle, Shine” to play with, thank you so much Helen & Mark! The stamp is a wonderful size and is so smooth, it makes stamping and embossing a dream!

My canvas is 5 inches by 7 inches, so you can see the stamp is a perfect size for it!



Smile Sparkle Shine - Canvas - Kim Johnny


I think my love for modelling paste and crackle paste shines through in this piece! The base flowers are made from an ARTplorations stencil, Bloom Factory applied with DecoArt modelling paste.



I got carried away with the next layers of DecoArt acrylics and crackle and did not do step by steps, sorry 🙂 !



The sentiment is stamped with Distress Embossing Ink and heat embossed in Recollections Copper. Love the shine it has! This embossing powder works really well with strong shapes.




I made the flowers and spritzed them with Distress Spray Stain, Antiqued Bronze. The diecuts are assorted Sizzix, Tonic Studios and Tim Holtz.



This photo shows all the DecoArt supplies used 🙂



Have a wonderful day! I hope you can make time this week to play and share in the Visible Image Facebook Group, love to see you there!


And don’t forget to LIKE the Visible Image FACEBOOK PAGE too!   You can also sign up for the Newsletter HERE



~hugs~
 
~kim 



Such a summery canvas… gorgeous work from Kim J 🙂 

Susanne Rose will be here next, with an awesome mixed media tag!

Back soon 🙂



Mark & Helen xx

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Wonderful Words – Visible Image Stamps

Good Evening… a very late post from us today! Let’s just say it’s been hectic here…

On to today’s inspiration. Lisa Nygards has been busy creating with our NEW Express Yourself stamps this week. The results are stunning..



Since colors are so fun to play with, I can’t stop with just one card. The new sentiments are so perfect for stamping on a colorful background. I’ve played with different kinds of mist colors, but not the regular way (misting). I’ve wet the paper (watercolor paper) and then dripped and wiggled the color around. Dripped some more color, dried it, dripped some water on it and more color and another round until I liked it. It can’t be wrong, let the colors guide you!

Then the best part, to find a sentiment that match up with what I’ve created. Now I have several lovely new ones from Visible Image to play with so it became three cards today!

The sentiments used: Lilac card: Take the moment. Brown/Blue card: A best friend. Green card:Stay Strong.



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Visible Image stamps - Take The Moment and make it perfect - Lisa Nygards




Visible Image stamps - Best Friend verse - Lisa Nygards 1



Visible Image stamps - Best Friend verse - Lisa Nygards




Visible Image stamps - Stay Strong verse - Lisa Nygards 1



Visible Image stamps - Stay Strong verse - Lisa Nygards


Stamps:  Visible Image
Papers: Carstock, Watercolor paper
Embellishments: Bling, Sequins
Tools: spray mists, heat gun, water mister,
Other: thick modeling paste

You will find all the amazing Visible Image Design Team inspiration here on the BLOG. Come and JOIN the Facebook Group where you can enter our  ‘Show & Tell Challenge‘ for your chance to WIN some awesome Visible Image stamps! And don’t forget to LIKE the Visible Image FACEBOOK PAGE too.

 



Three absolutely gorgeous cards from Lisa… love the watercolour backgrounds, and sometimes words are all you need.

You’ll find more of Lisa’s inspiring work over on her blog.

We will be back tomorrow with Teresa and her Terrific Thursday post!

Mark & Helen xx

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It’s Time To Wake Up And Be Awesome!

Hi There! Thanks for visiting us here on the Visible Image blog 🙂

We have more awesome inspiration for you this evening from Doreen OBrien and Karen Liddle who have both been creating with our NEW Express Yourself sentiments.

Here’s Doreen…


Hello…


I am back  with some inspiration using the gorgeous Visible Image stamps.I have another Gelli Plate background for you today……I have teamed up the Large Butterfly with the Wake up Awesome ” stamps. xxx



Visible Image stamps - Wake Up Awesome - Butterfly - Doreen OBrien


Loving this monochrome effect from Doreen!



And now for Karen’s latest card…


I used the ‘Bleeding Tissue’ technique for the centre of  this card..


.Visible Image stamps - Time - What Really Matters - Inky Bird - Ink Splats - Karen Liddle


I then over stamped with a stamp from the Ink Splats set, love these.  I used a couple of different sized tops, pressed into the ink pad, for the circles.  Finished off with a little bit of distressing round the edges.



The stamps used for this one are as follows –
What Really Matters


Fabulous card from Karen.. loving that background! Isn’t our inky bird awesome!



We still have more inspiration to come this evening from Kim J and Kim B! So pop back later…

Mark & Helen xx


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Art Journal Page – Visible Image stamps

Good Evening! Hope you had a great weekend and Monday has been gentle with you!

The rain is pouring here in South Wales today, but we are here to brighten up the day with some amazing inspiration from our wonderful team 🙂

First up it’s Susanne Rose who’s created a fabulous Art Journal page…



I love the new stamps of the Visible Image June Release. They are super modern and perfect for my passion: mixed media and art journaling!


Here you can see one page in my art journal:



Visible Image stamps - Smile Sparkle Shine - Susanne Rose


I used the Marabu mixed media spray inks for the background layer. I really like them, ’cause they are waterproof and I can work on top with my Neocolor II pastels or other watersolubal colors. I used the script stamp from the Revolution set from Visible Image to create more interest on the background.



Smile Sparkle Shine! This is one of the new awesome sentiment stamps from Visible Image. I stamped it onto tissue paper with jet black Archival Ink and embossed it immediately with clear embossing powder. The black will be much more saturated with the embossing on top. The sentiment was adhered with gel medium.


 


The hearts are cut out of a gelli printed deli paper. I use it to wipe of my brayer during a gelli printing session. I lay the deli paper on top of a stenicl and wipe the brayer off.  So I get nice and interesting texturse plus a clean brayer. Deli paper is perfect for collage. It’s thin but not as delicate as tissue paper. I adhere it with Gel Medium.



I also used some of the Ink Splats background stamps from Visible Image on top of the woman’s face.


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Stamps from Visible Image:
Revolution
Ink Splats
Smile Sparkle Shine



Isn’t this amazing! Awesome drawing by Susanne and such a cool and funky background… LOVE it! <3

You’ll find more of Susanne’s brilliant work over on her blog.

We’ll be back shortly with more fabulous Design Team inspiration 🙂

Mark & Helen xx

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Hope is Everything – Visible Image stamps

Good Evening! Hope you’ve had a good start to the week.

We are kicking off another week of amazing inspiration with the very talented Kim Bacon…



Hello! And welcome to the start of another week!!

 

As you know I am totally addicted to Brusho Paints, and the card for today is another example of what you can achieve.

 

I have used one of my favourite Visible Image stamps, the Gerbera from the INKognito range. I first created the background using turquoise and lime green paints before stamping the flower and the sentiment from the new Express Yourself range using white embossing powder.



Visible Image stamps - If You Have Hope You Have Everything - Inky Flower Stamps - Kim Bacon



Visible Image Flower INKognito stamp     Visible Image If You Have Hope sentiment stamp


Click HERE to go to my KimzKrafts Facebook page

 

See you next week for another Marvellous Monday and in the mean time enjoy your week, get crafty and show us what you have been up to!
 

 

Happy Days!  Kim



What a beautiful card. Our Flower INKognito looks amazing embossed in white, especially on those gorgeous colours! Positive words for someone who needs a little bit of reassurance.

You can find more of Kim’s work over on her blog.


We will be back tomorrow with Soozie Tuesday from Sue Joseph 🙂


Have a nice evening.

Mark & Helen xx

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Time is Precious – Get Up Dress Up – Visible Image stamps

Good Afternoon 🙂 We are having some crazy weather here in South Wales today! Gorgeous sunshine then thunder, lightening and torrential rain!

We have double inspiration again for you today here on the Visible Image blog.. Kim J our US Design Team member will be here a little later with an awesome project.

First it’s over to Karen Liddle…


Sundays really do come around quick don’t they.  Time for a couple more projects using the fab Visible Image stamps.


Visible Image stamps - Never Give Up - Karen Liddle


The background on this card was created using the Bleeding Tissue Technique, nice and easy to do, with lovely results.


Stamps used: 




Visible IMage stamps - Time - Melting Clock - Karen Liddle


I love making tags and the background on this one was done with AquaTints.


Stamps used:
Time Is Precious
Grunge Polka Dots
Time After Time Set



Join the Visible Image Facebook Group  where you can see the daily DT inspiration, enter the monthly ‘Show & Tell’ contest, and it’s the place to find lots of other Visible Image fans.

LIKE the Visible Image Facebook Page,  where you’ll find all the latest news and information.

See you again next Sunday.

Karen



Fabulous card and great tag from Karen.. Love them! Something feminine and something masculine, both with a similar message… we get one life and time goes so fast, so you’ve got to make the most of every day 🙂

You’ll find more of Karen’s fantastic work over on her blog.

Come back later to see what Kim J has been creating with her Visible Image stamps!

Enjoy your Sunday 🙂

Mark & Helen xx

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Ink Splat Butterfly @ Visible Image

Good Evening! Hope you have had a great Saturday!

Ours has been busy.. stamp making, gardening, chores (yawn!) and an impromptu BBQ in the evening sunshine… a lovely end to the day 🙂

We have some awesome inspiration for you today! First up, here’s Doreen…



Hello…


Another week has passed and it is Saturday again which means I am back  with some inspiration using the gorgeous Visible Image stamps.


I have used my Brusho’s today for my background, I am still trying to get the hang of them but am quite happy with the effect.I have teamed up “Butterfly INKognito” and “Create your Imagination”



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We think you have done an awesome job with the brushos Doreen! Gorgeous splatter effect <3

You can find more of Doreen’s fabulous work over on her blog.


We’ll be back shortly with Susanne’s Saturday post!

Hope to see you back here a little later. Enjoy your evening 🙂

Mark & Helen xx

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Don’t Let Your Past Steal Your Future – Visible Image stamps

Good Morning! Hope you are enjoying this week’s inspiration from our awesome Design Team!

It’s Thursday which means it’s Teresa Morgan’s turn to share her latest project with you…



Here we are again for another dose of Thrilling Thursday inspiration – hope you have been enjoying the mini heatwave here in the UK….it’s far too hot for me at the moment but I do like to see a bit of sunshine as it lifts the spirit!!

This week I have decorated a pair of mini framed canvasses using some of the brilliant new word stamps from Visible image.



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I started by using some modelling paste through a circle mask in the corners to add some texture, then dripped washes of paint down the canvas once the paste was dry. I used some black paint through a chicken wire mask for a bit more detail, then got out my stamps.



Visible Image Stamps


I used black embossing powder on the words and circles (from the Universal set), and gold embossing powder on the Woman Inkognito. A bit of gilding wax on the stencilled circles added more shine! The frames are painted to create an antique brass efect which tied in with the ‘distressed industrial’ feel of this piece.



Visible Image Stamps

 

I love how this turned out and the words are perfect for anybody contemplating a new start in life….


Stamps Used:

Steal Your Future

Universal

Woman INKognito


All the links you need:

Visible Image Website – buy stamps, get inspired, contact details and newsletter sign-up

Visible Image Blog – daily inspiration from the DT

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Oh wow! Aren’t these canvases amazing! Love the colour tones, and texture. That gold on the browns is divine <3 It would make an awesome gift! What would you create with these inspirational words? To see all our NEW releases, head over to our shop!


Check out our INKognito stamps… they are so versatile! And if you don’t have our Universal set yet.. you NEED it!!!


You will find more of Teresa’s brilliant work over on her blog.


Pop back later today when we will be previewing the very first stamps in our NEW Christmas 2015 collection… very excited for these! Yes, we know summer has only just begun but it’s that time in the crafting world 😉


Elena will be here later today too with another gorgeous project!


Does your local craft shop stock our stamps? If not, we’d love it if you told them about our unique stamps… and of course how much you love them!


Have yourself a great Thursday 🙂

Mark & Helen xx

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Time To Be Happy – Visible Image stamps

Good Morning and thank you for coming to see us today 🙂

Can you believe we are half way through the week already? Time is just flying by! Not only are we busy making so many orders for our NEW releases, but we have also been busy finalising our Christmas 2015 stamps designs… and we know you are going to LOVE them 😉

On to today’s business… It’s Wednesday which means the fabulous Kim Robertson is here to inspire you!



Hello folks


How are you all? I hope everyone is doing ok and enjoying a little sunshine and warmth.


I have another card from the fab Visible Image’s new launch of stamps and I really hope you like it..



Visible Image stamps - Time To Be Happy - Kim Robertson

I went for the clean look again on this one. Well ish… for me anyway haha! But I love the spring out with the old, fresh start vibe to this one.



I started with a square of white card and black archival ink. I stamped the Bronte Border stamp several times in ascending order on the left side .



I then initially stamped my flower head and blotted a lot of the ink off the flower stamp and went around the edge of the flower head again using just the tips of the flower very pale just enough to cast this shadow effect.



The fabulous sentiment from the new launch , so crisp and clean  stamps like a dream some polymer stamps can be too squishy I know you know what I mean haha so that if you press too hard the image blurs and does not look clean anymore, never so with Visible Image. They are an absolutely spot on image.



So using the flower head still I used grey inks and black and the tips of the flower to create this 2nd and 3rd generation stamping border which has the impression of movement on the card.



For a little added interest on the left side I decided to take a small piece of the same white card and stamp the matching part of the border all over it, I mounted that onto a small piece of the same blue card with just a tiny border  I added a little white velvet bow and foam on the back to raise this piece up from the card but as I used the matching piece of the writing you can hardly tell it is there until you zoom in



Here again is the finished image, I was really pleased how this one turned out although is is pretty clean there is actually a lot of stamping gone into this and I just love these techniques…



Visible Image stamps - Time To Be Happy - Kim Robertson



The stamps I used on this one were…

Time To Be Happy

Bronte script 

Thank you set



I hope you managed to see all the fabulous new sentiment and phrase stamps launched recently from Mark and Helen with Visible Image, they are just adorable and I cant wait to get my hands on all of them  There simply is something for everyone and every occasion. Take a look if you haven’t seen them yet here on the new launch page.

Ok friends I hope you all have a wonderful Wednesday and I look forward to seeing you here again next Wednesday.

Huge Crafty Hugs

Kim 
XXXX



What a beautiful card… love the blue and cream combo.  Perfect card for someone who’s had a rough time of it and are ready to come out the other side.

Have you got your hands on some of our NEW Express Yourself quotes and sentiments yet? Whether making cards is your passion or mixed media is more your thing, we have the perfect words for your projects! You will find them all HERE.

As you probably know… Our stamps are gorgeously thick, beautifully clear, and so deeply etched that you will always get perfectly stamped words and images.. unless of course you are intentionally going for a more distressed look with your project! They are made with the finest photopolymer available, and every stamp is still hand cut by Mark! Our designs are unique, original and different… we love to stand out from the crowd. We do it our way… and you seem to love it 😉 So thank you!

We’ll be back a little later with an awesome new card from Lisa Nygards 🙂

Have a great day!

Mark & Helen xx

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Hearts And Flowers @ Visible Image

Good Evening, thanks for coming to visit us here on the Visible Image blog.

We have had a day packed full of inspiring projects from the team! We are finishing up with some gorgeous cards from Karen Liddle…


Time for me to show you a couple of cards using stamps from Visible Image…


Visible Image stamps - All My Tomorrows verse - Clockwork Heart - Karen Liddle


I used Aquatints to create the background for this one, on watercolour card.


The stamps I used are –
Bronte Script (background)
Cogs from Time After Time set  (background)
Plasma (background)
Clockwork Heart from Oz Tin Man set
Border stamping – flower stem from Flower INKognito


This background was created by stamping in Versamark, heat embossing with clear embossing powder, then blending inks over.  I did this 2 or 3 times creating layers.


Stamps used are –


Karen



Love these cards… the clockwork heart works brilliantly with our INKognito heart for a really different look! Gorgeous background on the second card too… I think we could all use some ‘ME Time’ and it makes me want to sit in a sunny meadow full of gorgeous flowers 🙂  Thanks Karen!

You can find more of Karen’s fab work over on her blog.



So that concludes another week of amazing work from our awesome team! What do they have in store for you next week? Well you will have to pop back every day to find out! We will be kicking off the week as always with our amazing Kim Bacon 🙂

Enjoy the last part of your weekend!

Mark & Helen xx

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Listen To Your Heart – Visible Image stamps

Hi There 🙂 Thanks for visiting our blog today! We are catching up with all the latest Design Team inspiration today.

Here’s Doreen OBrien with her latest project…

Hello..


Well this is going to be my last live blog Post for a few weeks. We are moving house and I am having to pack away my craft room. I will still have scheduled posts to share though.

I have a Mixed Media canvas to share today, I first painted my canvas with acrylic paints, then using Archival black ink stamped some background stamps “Grunge Harlequin” and “Bronte Script”.My heart was cut out of some card, I  painted this and grunged it up a bit with a black pen. I then stuck this to the canvas with some PVA glue .

I stamped my words from the “This is Me Set” onto some card, cut them out and stuck them down. The canvas was then edged with some red Gelato and once it was all dry I sanded my canvas all over. xxx



Visible Image stamps - Listen To Your Heart - Canvas - Doreen OBrien



Wow isn’t this awesome! Loving those colours Doreen. Such a gorgeous canvas <3

You’ll find more of Doreen’s wonderful work over on her blog.


Hope you will swing by a little later to see more fabulous work from the team 🙂

Bye for now!

Mark & Helen xx

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Book Of Hope – Visible Image stamps

Good Evening 🙂 As promised we are back with more fabulous inspiration this evening.

Over to the very marvellous Kim Bacon…

Oh what a memorable weekend I have just had, a few big things achieved! Yesterday was a momentous day for us as we launched our ‘new’ boat. Beautiful little boat and I know she is going to give us some very happy days out.

 



Right, need to get on with the business in hand which is my inspirational project for my DT.


Last week saw the launch of a new set of stamps from Visible Image and I have used one of the Express Yourself stamps as the cover sentiment for one of my little books.



Visible Image stamps - If You Have Hope - Kim Bacon


This book has blank pages in so it could be used for little quotes but you could equally make a book to hold photos, addresses, or just as a shopping list.


I also used the small butterfly because I love this stamp!


Here are the links to the stamps I used.


Visible Image If You Have Hope sentiment stamp         0 Visible Image Butterfly stamp


See you next week for another Marvellous Monday and in the mean time enjoy your week, get crafty and show us what you have been up to!


Happy Days!  Kim



We love Kim’s little books and they are always admired on our show stands 🙂 This would make a lovely gift, especially with these beautiful words.

You’ll find more of Kim’s awesome work over on her blog and on her KimzKrafts Facebook Page


Have you ordered your NEW stamps yet? You’ll find all our NEW releases HERE!

We’ll be  back tomorrow with Soozie Tuesday with Sue Joseph 🙂Enjoy your evening.

Mark & Helen xx

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Need Some ME Time – Visible Image Stamps

Good Morning! Is it really Monday again so soon? Where did the weekend go?!?!  We had a busy weekend of decorating, it was nice to take some time out from ‘work’ 🙂

Today we are catching up with the latest projects from Karen Liddle and Kim J, and then a little later Kim Bacon will be here with her regular ‘Marvellous Monday’ post 🙂

First up it’s Karen…


It’s time for me to show you some more projects using stamps from Visible Image.


Visible Image stamps - Woman INKognito - No Space For Dreams sentiment - Karen Liddle


I made the background on my Gelli Plate using acrylic paints, and a couple of background stamps.  I then stamped Woman Inkognito in Versamark and heat embossed with black embossing powder.  I did the same with the sentiment.



Stamps I used are:
Cracked Background



Visible Image stamps - Me Time - Karen Liddle


For the background on this one, I used the ‘Shaving Foam Technique’, if you haven’t tried it you must, it’s so much fun.  The sentiment is one of the brand new releases, available now here at Visible Image.





I stamped the butterfly twice, once on the card and again on a piece of acetate, which was attached by the body and the wings bent up just a little, and finished of with gems.


Stamps:Me Time
Large Butterfly



Two great cards from Karen 🙂 Doesn’t our Woman INKognito look fabulous embossed <3  And we all need a little ME Time! Such a great stamp 🙂

Pop back a little later to see what Kim J has been creating… it’s stunning!

Have a great Monday 🙂

Mark & Helen xx

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An Awesome Moment – Visible Image stamps

Hi There! Thanks for coming to visit us here on the Visible Image blog 🙂

Doreen OBrien has been creating some absolutely stunning samples with our NEW stamps! Over to Doreen…



Hello
I am back  with some inspiration using the gorgeous new Express Yourself  Visible Image stamps.

I have made a background of Distress ink that I have splashed with water, my Butterfly INKognito was stamped making sure I left enough room for the words, I then stamped my sentiment “Take the Moment” with black Versafine ink and clear embossed.

Last of all I stamped the Large Butterfly, coloured with distress ink and fussy cut it and stuck this down with some foam pads.



Visible Image stamps - Take The Moment - Doreen OBrien



For my second sample, I have made a wall plaque using the shaving foam technique for my background…Once dry I stamped and clear embossed my sentiment “Wake up Awesome” and then put some Sparkle Medium through a stencil



Visible Image stamps - Wake Up and Be Awesome - Doreen OBrien



Thank you Doreen 🙂 Gorgeous backgrounds for these fabulous words! You’ll find more of Doreen’s beautiful work over on her blog.

We hope to see you back here tomorrow when Kim J and Karen will be here to inspire you 🙂

And don’t forget to show us what you have been creating with our stamps over in our Facebook Group. There’s a chance to WIN a £25 coupon in our Show & Tell challenge!

Have a great night!

Mark & Helen xx

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Colourful Projects – Inspiring Words – Visible Image Stamps

Good Morning and Happy Saturday to you! 🙂

We have a weekend packed full of amazing Visible Image inspiration for you! So many of you have bought our NEW stamps and we know you love to see lots of different ideas to get your creative imagination flowing 🙂

Over to Pauline for a very colourful start to your weekend…


Hello Crafty Friends,
 
Today I’m sharing some projects I’ve made, using some of the new ‘Express Yourself’ sentiment stamps from Visible Image.
 
I had great fun making these, and used various crafty products whilst creating them.



This is a 8″ x 8″ hardboard plaque, the stamp I used  is…..


Visible Image stamps - Smile Sparkle Shine - Pauline Butcher
 



Smile Sparkle Shine - Visible Image stamps
 



The next one is a 8″ x 8″ canvas board, and the stamp I used is….
 


Visible Image stamps - Stay Strong - Pauline Butcher



This one is a 6″ x 6″ card and the stamps I used are…



Visible Image stamps - Wake Up and Be Awesome - Butterfly stamp - Pauline Butcher
 



The stamps I used on this 7″ x 7″ card are….
Take the moment and the flower from the Thank you Set.
 


 Visible Image stamps - Take The Moment - Pauline Butcher
 



 This 6″ x 6″ card has two stamps on it……
 


Visible Image stamps - No Space For Dreams - Pauline Butcher
 



A Head Full Of Worries Has No Space For Dreams - Visible Image stamps


And a couple of tags, this one uses….
Time to be Happy, the birds form Free Your Imagination, the smiley face from Robot Data Set and the edge stamp is the free flourish that came with the Craft Stamper magazine.
 


Visible Image stamps - Time To Be Happy - Pauline Butcher



Last one is……If you have Hope, and again, the free flourish that came with the Craft Stamper magazine.

Visible Image stamps - If You Have Hope - Pauline Butcher

 
 
I hope these projects have given you a bit of inspiration,  and I hope also that you have started making a creation for the ‘Show and Tell’, using Visible Image stamps of course, for a chance to win some new stamps.
 
Visit our Visible Image Facebook Group for all the gossip and loads of questions, banter and inspiration.
 
Thank you for visiting, only 9 sleeps until I go on my holibobs, yipeeee.
 
Big Hugs, Pauline xxxxx



Woweee! Amazing projects from Pauline… so colourful as always and showing how these NEW stamps work brilliantly with some of our older designs. You can find more of Pauline’s work over on her blog.  Pauline will joining us on many of our show stands this Autumn, demonstrating our awesome stamps… so excited about that!

We’ll be back a little later with some Wonderland inspiration from the amazing Susanne Rose! And Doreen OBrien has some absolutely stunning ‘Express Yourself ‘projects to inspire you too.Have a great Saturday whatever you are doing… we will be mostly decorating!

See you later 🙂

Mark & Helen xx

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More awesome stamping inspiration @ Visible Image

Good Evening! Another busy busy day is almost coming to an end here, so it’s time to take some time out from stamp making & packaging to show you what our awesome Design Team have been creating to inspire you this week!


As ‘TIME is precious’ we shall show you their photos here on our blog today, and if you would like more details you can head over to our DT members personal blogs 🙂


Kim Bacon


Visible Image stamps - Candle Holder - You Are Loved - Kim Bacon

Kim is lighting up someone’s life with this gorgeous altered candle holder! Fabulous
project featuring our NEW You Are Loved stamp, with our Edgy set and the brilliant
inky script from our Revolution set.
Kim’s blog



Sue Joseph


Visible Image stamps - What Really Matters - Sue Joseph

Amazing background for our NEW What Really Matters stamp! Sue has also used
the awesome melting clock stamp from our Time is Precious set.



Visible Image stamps - The Best Days - Sue Joseph

Another stunning background from Sue! Our NEW stamps look amazing as the focal point
of your card or project 🙂 our NEW The Best Days stamp is such a positive quote!
Great for journaling too!
Sue’s blog



Lisa Nygards


Visible Image stamps - Captain Awesome - Spaceman stamps - Lisa Nygards

Brilliant card from Lisa created with our Captain Awesome set. Perfect for boys cards and
grown up sci fi fans too 🙂 Lisa blows us away with her colouring! <3
Lisa’s Blog



Kim Robertson


Visible Image stamps - Never Give Up - Kim Robertson

Gorgeous card created by Kim for this fabulous NEW stamp! Never Give up is perfect for a card to send
to a friend who needs cheering up, for journaling, or for making yourself an inspirational plaque to hang
on your wall.. something to see when you wake up!
Kim’s blog.



Teresa Morgan


Visible Image stamps - Alien Invader Set - Teresa Morgan

Amazing card created by Teresa with our Alien Invader set! It’s just so realistic 🙂 Fantastic scene!




Visible Image stamps - Robot - Teresa Morgan


Another superb card by Teresa created with our Robot Data set
Mark created the Happy Birthday sentiment and smiley face stamp to fit perfectly on the screen.
Brilliant use of the binary code stamp by Teresa too 🙂



Visible Image stamps - Spaceman - Teresa Morgan 


Fantastic card created with our Captain Awesome set! Loving Teresa’s amazing ‘spacey’ background 🙂

Teresa’s blog



We hope you have been inspired 🙂  Our NEW stamps our flying out faster than the speed of light!!! Have you ordered yours yet? You can find all our NEW releases HERE!


There’s still plenty of time to enter our June ‘Show & Tell’ challenge over in our Facebook Group… More details HERE



Is your local craft shop stocking our stamps yet? Perhaps you could tell us about them and tell them about us 🙂 Spread the Visible Image LOVE <3



We’ll be back tomorrow with Pauline Butcher’s fabulous Friday post.

Enjoy the rest of your evening 🙂

Mark & Helen xx

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Stay Strong – Visible Image stamps

Hi There! Thank you for coming to visit us here on the Visible Image blog today 🙂

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

One of our stunning NEW stamps is rather special… Beautiful, positive words for anyone going through a tough time in their life. Kim Robertson has created a stunning canvas which would make such a wonderful gift.

Here’s Kim with more details…

Good Afternoon all

Well today I have an extra post for the fabulous Visible Image this week as they have a huge new launch day with new characters, and lots of new sentiments and really thought provoking phrases that are just not covered by any other team. I just love the individualism and combination of a fabulous artist/creator and an ingenious Poet and wordsmith /media specialist in fact Helen and Mark are the opitomy of Jack and Jill of all trades, and I am sure they won’t mind me sharing that with you all.

I created a Mixed media canvas which I would like to share with you all and I hope you love it as much as I do.



Visible Image stamps - Stay Strong - Canvas - Kim Robertson


I realise it is quite hard to pick up on the shabby chic sort of colourway but it is actually pale pinks chalky whites brown and gold in all the recesses I used the stamping on 1 ply of tissue to get the image transferred to the canvas method for this one coating it in PVA glue to hold it on to the surface and over the entire thing to protect it. It will wrinkle and bubble but that’s ok just leave it be to dry as it flattens itself out as it does.

I prepped my canvas then by adding a thick layer very roughly of texture Crackle paste around the sentiment in a frame shape, I heat dried it til it cracked then I added some hessian in places and also some cheese cloth and I dried that layer. I then took a stencil and ran some Grunge paste through the shapes which were splots dots , stripe , zigzag in a grungy pattern in random areas. dried again then began adding all the goodies.

After I had done that I started adding all my items to the canvas and here is a picture of all the items attached before all the colouring started.



You can see all the items in their original colours and what they all are here with mixes of gold and silver , green and turquoise flowers and how I built up the winged dragonfly in the bottom right corner.

I covered the whole thing except of course the main show in the centre which I shielded with card cut to size. To start I covered everything in Gesso in fact I did a few coats not only for opaque coverage but also for texture as some place I stippled the medium on rather than painting it will smooth brushstrokes.



After the gesso I went  in with a vintage chalk acyclic paint in a pinky/lilac cool tone and covered everything then added several spritzes of colours in browns/golds/mauve’s to the mix and dried in between each coat with a heat gun.



Here is that same corner finished with all its glitter.


I did not do a complete tutorial of every step as a piece like this is done in several steps and can be rushed but I  am a perfectionist it seems lol, but if you would like one please just let me know in the comments. I strongly advise a hot glue gun though for a piece like this as it will take longer having to wait for every part to set.




Here is the top right corner , I had some chipboard frames that were oval so I cut a piece of the frame and added that to the canvas then I found a little plastic cameo button , very ugly and cheapy looking lol so I made her beautiful with an old stone like texture.


I really just keep adding til I have a balance to the canvas and so it looks complete without being  over the top. Some may say it is if you like the minimal look but I do enjoy this style and you get to use up small left overs and such like.


Here is the finished piece again and I truly hope you will have a go or we can do a series on how too or some thing like it..


Visible Image stamps - Stay Strong - Canvas - Kim Robertson



The stamp I used for this one..


I absolutely love it. Anyway I hope you will go look at all the hard work put in by all for this launch and the amazing goodies made by a fab team HERE!


Love to all as always from my house to yours.
Hugs
 
Kim
XXXX 



Isn’t this such a special project from Kim, I know a few people who would appreciate receiving something like this right now, as I’m sure you do too.


Thank you for your lovely words too Kim! We are so lucky to be working with such talented people like yourself xxx



You will find all our gorgeous NEW stamps right HERE! And if you want to take advantage of our amazing offer to celebrate the release, then place your order before midnight on Sunday (June 14th) to received 20% OFF with coupon code: june2020release



We will be back tomorrow with more inspiration from Kim J and Karen 🙂

Have a great evening!

Mark & Helen xx

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The Best Days – Visible Image

Good Afternoon! 🙂

We are back with more NEW stamps inspiration for you. Here’s Doreen to tell you how she created her gorgeous card which you might have seen on our launch post…

Hello

I am sharing another one of the newly released Express Yourself Stamps from Visible Image.


Today I have used  “The Best Days”




I have just matted and layered this onto some white card that I inked up with some distress ink, using the same colour that I used to make my background.I made my background on my Geli Plate.


Doreen



Fabulous card from Doreen using these fantastic words as the focal point, you don’t need much more with these stunning new stamps!

Have you ordered yours yet? Don’t miss out on our amazing offer…

Get 20% OFF our NEW stamps until midnight on Sunday June 14th by entering coupon code: june2020release at the checkout 🙂

Come back later when Kim Robertson will be here inspiring you with how she created her stunning canvas featuring our very special new stamp called ‘Stay Strong’.

Bye for now!

Mark & Helen xx

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NEW Express Yourself stamps release @ Visible Image

Good Morning! 🙂  We are so excited to be releasing SIXTEEN brand new sentiment stamps TODAY!

We’re adding to our existing collection of fantastic quotes and sentiments, in stunning fonts, perfect for mixed media projects, journaling, card making and more.


Here are some of the gorgeous samples created by our amazing Design Team…



Visible Image stamps - Take The Moment - Doreen OBrien

Created by Doreen OBrien



Visible Image stamps - Stay Strong - Canvas - Kim Robertson

Created by Kim Robertson



Visible Image stamps - What Really Matters - Sue Joseph

Created by Sue Joseph



Visible Image stamps - Wake Up and Be Awesome - Butterfly stamp - Pauline Butcher

Created by Pauline Butcher



Visible Image stamps - Don't Let Your Past Steal Your Future - Kim Bacon

Created by Kim Bacon



Visible Image stamps - Woman INKognito - No Space For Dreams sentiment - Karen Liddle

Created by Karen Liddle



Visible Image stamps - Best Days Quote - Doreen OBrien

Created by Doreen OBrien



Visible Image stamps - Reason To Smile - Kim Bacon

Created by Kim Bacon



Visible Image stamps - Me Time - Karen Liddle

Created by Karen Liddle



Visible Image stamps - A Best Friend verse - Inky Flower - Kim Robertson

Created by Kim Robertson



Visible Image stamps - Life is for living - Sue Joseph

Created by Sue Joseph



Visible Image stamps - Reason To Smile - Karen Liddle

Created by Karen Liddle



Visible Image stamps - You Are Loved - Candle Holder - Kim Bacon

Created by Kim Bacon



Visible Image stamps - Time To Be Happy - Pauline Butcher

Created by Pauline Butcher



Visible Image stamps - Never Give Up - Kim Robertson

Created by Kim Robertson



Visible Image stamps - If You Have Hope - Pauline Butcher

Created by Pauline Butcher



Visible Image stamps - Smile Sparkle Shine - Sue Joseph

Created by Sue Joseph



Visible Image stamps - Wake Up Awesome - Doreen OBrien

Created by Doreen OBrien



Thank you so much Team Awesome! Amazing work xxx

We’ll be sharing more of their stunning samples with you tomorrow.



All these NEW stamps are available to order NOW… 

***And we have a fantastic offer for you!***

Place your order for our NEW stamps between now and midnight on Sunday June 14th, and receive 20% OFF our new releases when you spend over £20!

***   ENTER this code at the checkout to receive your 20% discount:  june2020release   ***


You will find all these gorgeous NEW stamps 
HERE!

We hope you love them!



If you love to colour and create with character stamps, check out our NEW character stamps release HERE!



We are also giving you the chance to WIN some of these gorgeous stamps over in our Facebook EVENT this weekend! Come on over and join in the fun 🙂

 

Have a great weekend!

Mark & Helen xx

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Don’t Have Regrets – Visible Image stamps

Good Afternoon 🙂 Hope you are having a good week so far!

It’s Wednesday which means Kim Robertson is here with a brilliant step by step tutorial for you. Over to Kim…



Hello my lovlies

Well look at that sunshine we have been treated to recently, isn’t it so nice to leave work and there still be light and warmth too….

How are you all this week ? what have you been making?

I have been doing lots of crafting all over the weekend toward the fabulous new launch for Friday for our lovely Visible Image, amazingly gorgeous new stamps coming out on the 12th and I am sooo looking forward to all the fun.

Today I wanted to make something that reflected the bright Sky and happy feel of summer so here is my this weeks card for Visible Image DT.



Visible Image stamps - Good Times - No Regrets - Kim Robertson


It has some real fiery colours used on this one, the new Abandoned Coral and Wild Honey with  a tiny touch of Black Soot around the edges to bring your eye in. I am using the background as a feature for this one, rather than a huge focal point, so I have tried to keep it really bright and with lots to look at coming through in the background.

So as usual I have a full tutorial for you all to have a go at, and I hope you play along…



First I took the swirly stamp from the Plasma set of stamps and inked him up  (why is my stamp now a HE hmmm I don’t know why suddenly I have began an anthropomorphic phase with my stamps lol …I used Versafine in black and stamped Mr Plasma all over a piece of cream card ( I know it looks white but it really is more cream in the flesh as it were.)



My Usual colouring in technique with the first distress ink which is a new colour out this year called Abandoned Coral and this is what the first layer looks like, this is where it can be as patchy and all over and don’t give up it will come right the more inky layers you do the more it blends. Just like eye make up, the more light layers and blend in between the longer it lasts.



Here’s the second colour mixing with the last shade to form a real tutti frooti like goodness. the second colour of course is wild honey and where the two colours meet you get a real nice blend and an orangey glow.



After a few coats of colour I did my usual tone on tone using the same stamp I stamped some coral plasma balls in the Coral parts and Honey in the honey sections, etc.



Next I used the other stamp in this Plasma set and used some white Embossing powder with perfect medium sticky ink but first i dried the background thoroughly and rubbed over with an anti static bag and got it all very coated so none of the white embossing powder would stick to the ink on the card.



I spritzed a few blobs of water here and there gave it a few seconds then dabbed the ink away from the card to leave a few light patches for bubbles etc. I also gave the card front a good coating in the tattered angels glimmer mist, this colour is a pink shade shot through with goldy/bronze Mica to add a real sheen to the card.Very pretty.



I tried very hard to turn the card in the light to pick up the gold but you cant see the gorgeous sheen and stunning colour it is  in person really, just faintly.



I took some black soot distress ink and added it to the  edges of the card, to draw your eye in to the centre where we did all the  work on colours etc and blending I stampedNo Regrets which I embossed in shiny black embossing powder , here is a close up.




I used my black versafine and very quickly added the embossing powder too it before the archival ink started to dry.




I added a couple of mats just in simple black and white to give it a finished look as always.



Next I stamped out the Good Times sentiment on white card in black ink. but then I cut them all apart and matted them on black card too. I raised each one on a piece of foam to have them sitting a little proud on the backing.




I really wanted some sparkle on here, just a small amount but something really sparkly and I recently got some crushed glass glitter to try out and wow …. it is soooo sparkly it is crazy and even the camera picks it up a little.



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I used this diamond dust just on the bottom two corners over glossy accents, just random dots all over the corner and the dust sprinkle on patted down and excess tipped back in pot. My goodness, I love this stuff!



Here is the close up of the left corner and below is the right and you can actually see even in these camera pics that there is a lot of clear sparkle , it truly is very pretty.



Right corner too.



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And here are a couple more finished images of this weeks completed card. Lots of steps but not a complicated card with blending practise and inky layering goodness and lots of fun.



No regrets complete3



So the stamps I used from our amazing Visible Image are listed here…






I hope you are all having a good week , can you believe it is Wednesday again already.. I know I say it every week but it seems to have gone extra extra fast this week lol.


Ok my lovlies Don’t forget to come back this Friday for the new launch for Visible Image goodies!


Huge hugs from my crafty house to yours


Love 
Kim
XXXX




Brilliant tutorial, thank you Kim! What a fabulous background.. loving that sparkle and the gorgeous summery tones 🙂

You’ll find more of Kim’s stunning work over on her blog.



We’ll be back later with more NEW stamps previews… we have some awesome ones still to reveal 😉

Hope to see you back here this evening.

Mark & Helen xx

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NEW Express Yourself stamps preview #3

Good Evening!  Hope you’ve had an awesome weekend 🙂

A late post from us this evening after a very long day!

We were up at 5am to set our stand up at Stamp Magic in Doncaster, and after packing up we had a 4 hour drive home this evening! BUT… we had a great time, met lots of lovely people, and received so many amazing comments about our stamps, our stand and the stunning Design Team samples… Thank you Team Awesome! xxx

Lots of new customers who only discovered our stamps today too! 🙂 Looking forward to being back in Doncaster in October.

Tomorrow we will be catching up with all the latest Design Team inspiration from Susanne, Doreen, Kim J and Karen 🙂 And of course Kim Bacon’s Marvellous Monday post too!

This evening we have revealed the next NEW stamp in our ‘Express Yourself’ collection. We all need some of this…

ME Time



Visible Image stamps - Me Time

A great one for journaling hey! :)  And a brilliant design from Mark!

This stamp will be available to order on June 12th.


We’ll be back later with our next NEW character sneak peek 🙂

This coming week there’ll be a chance to WIN some of our NEW stamps over in our Facebook Event, so come and join us there too!

Hope to see you here later on if you are still awake!!! :)

Mark & Helen xx

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Never Give Up On Your Dream – Visible Image

Good Evening 🙂 We hope you have had a fabulous Friday, and you have something nice planned for the weekend!

Later on we will be sharing some more of our BRAND NEW stamps! But first, Pauline is here to inspire you…

Hi there,
 
Today I’m sharing a card I’ve made, using some fabulous Visible Image Stamps, a very simple card really. I made a background using Brusho’s, I liked it so much I didn’t want to cover it all, lol, I bet you’ve all done that too !!!!
 



 Visible Image stamps - Never Give Up On Your Dream - Face stamp - Pauline Butcher


I used the Brusho’s on water-colour card, I spritzed the card with water, then sprinkled 3 colours on top, Blue, Yellow and Orange, spritzing to make them run into each other, it gave this cloudy day look. On a smaller piece of water-colour card, using similar colours of Distress ink, I mixed each colour with a small amount of water, and washed them over the card, adding more colour where I needed it.
 


The stamps I’ve used are…………
Grunge FlourishClassic Face and ‘Never give up on your Dream’ from the Sunshine Set.
 
I stamped the curly bit of the Grunge Flourish a few times to the left on the larger coloured background, stamped the sentiment using Versamark, and heat embossed in Orange powder.



Visible Image - Classic Face stamp - Pauline Butcher
 


Then on the smaller piece of coloured card, I stamped the Classic Face using Black Versafine ink. Using thick bleach and a small paintbrush, I bleached the colour out of the eye, then added some blue and orange to the iris, when it was dry I added Glossy Accents, for a shiny eye. I coloured her lips with a ‘Ripe Persimmon’ Distress ink wash and to finish off I added orange Stickles to the flourish, for that bit of sparkle.
 
Time to get your imagination going, pick up your inks and Visible Image Stamps, and enter the ‘Show and Tell’, for a chance to win some new Stamps, details HERE.
 
Go have a look at the Visible Image Facebook Group HERE, there’s always a buzz going on, and Helen is showing sneaky peeks of the new stamps, being released very soon, exciting stuff.
 
Just a couple of places left for ‘Pauline’s Inky Workshop’, in Warwick, Sunday June 14th, 10am – 4pm…
we will be playing with Bleeding Art Tissue, Alcohol Inks, and Distress inks, along with Stamps and Stencils.
For more details PM me via Facebook 
or email me at robingphipps@msn.com
 


Thank you for visiting,
Big Hugs, Pauline xxxxxx



LOVE this! Such a striking card! Gorgeous colours and the perfect sentiment!

We hope you will come back later to see our NEW stamps sneaky peeks 😉

And tomorrow, NEW Design Team members Susanne Rose and Doreen OBrien will be here to inspire you!

Have a great evening.

Mark & Helen xx

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NEW Express Yourself stamps preview #1

Hi There!

We are very excited to reveal the first NEW stamp to add to our awesome ‘Express Yourself’ collection…


Take The Moment



Take the moment - Visible Image stamps



Perfect for your mixed media projects, journaling, cards, and more…



We will be revealing the first of our NEW character stamps a little later this evening too 🙂

There’ll be a chance to WIN some of our NEW stamps over in our Facebook Event, so come and join us there!



Thanks for stopping by.

Mark & Helen xx

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Good Times @ Visible Image

Hello 🙂 Thank you for coming to visit us here today!

It’s Marvellous Monday here on the Visible Image blog so we will hand you over to Kim Bacon for today’s gorgeous inspiration…


What a truly Marvellous Monday it is today!


And what a truly marvellous weekend it was for me!  I hope you have arrived here on this fantastic Monday with as many happy thoughts as I have?


So, on to my inspirational piece for my DT using some amazing Visible Image stamps.



Visible Image stamps - Inky Flower - Good Times - Kim Bacon


Here I have used the popular INKognito flower stamp as my feature image and the Good Times quote from the Express Yourself range.


These sentiments are really versatile and guess what? Rumour has it there are some new ones coming out soon to add to the collection. But you didn’t hear it from me!


I started by creating the back ground. I used Brusho paints,  followed by some water stamping using the script stamp from the Revolution set. Then when this was dry I dry brushed over it all with Gesso. Then came some grey ink stamping with the same script stamp. It is very much a unique and unrepeatable effect although similar pieces can be created. Another reason to make more than you need for each project!


The flower, stem and sentiment are stamped using white embossing powder. I added some eyelets and placed the finished images onto some green card which had been stamped with the script using pale green ink for a subtle effect.



Here are the stamps I used, click on the image to link direct to the Visible Image online shop…


Visible Image No Regrets stamp set     Visible Image Flower INKognito stamp

Visible Image stamps Revolution



Click HERE to go to my KimzKrafts Facebook page


See you next week for another Marvellous Monday and in the mean time enjoy your week, get crafty and show us what you have been up to!


Happy Days!  Kim


Beautiful card from Kim to kick off another week of awesome inspiration from the team! Our NEW Design Team members (who’s stamps have arrived) will be sharing their first Visible Image posts with you this week too 🙂


You will find all the latest inspiration on the Blog Homepage. Come and JOIN the Facebook Group where you can enter our ‘Show & Tell Challenge‘ for your chance to WIN some awesome Visible Image stamps! And don’t forget to LIKE the Visible Image FACEBOOK PAGE too! You can also sign up to the Newsletter HEREHave a great evening!



Sue Joseph will be here tomorrow for Soozie Tuesday 🙂

See you then!

Mark & Helen xx

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Awesome Amber @ Visible Image stamps

Hi There! Thanks so much for coming to visit us here on the Visible Image blog today 🙂

Feeling a little sad today as we say goodbye to the very awesome Amber Kroening! Amber has been on the team for the past year and a half and we adore her style!


This is Amber’s last Visible Image DT project...
(but we know there’ll be more fab cards to come!)



Happy Saturday!  I went a little crazy with this card and used a bunch of different stamps.  It was fun to make!  The background was done with watercolors.



Visible Image stamps - Life is A journey - Background stamps - Amber Kroening




This is my last post with Visible Image and I just wanted to say that it has been a delight to be a part of the team.
Mark and Helen are fabulous, and all of the design team girls are so sweet and talented!!!
Thank you!!!!

 


Here are some of our ‘most favourite’ Amber cards…



Amber Kroening



Visible Image stamps - Chandelier Stamp - Just to brighten your day - stamps - Amber Kroening



Amber Kroening



Visible Image stamps - Just Be Happy - Butterfly INKognito - Ink splat butterfly stamp - Amber Kroening



Created by Amber Kroening



Visible Image stamps - Angels Are Near - Inky Feather - Amber Kroening



Visible Image stamps - There Is Always Hope - Inky Butterfly - Amber Kroening



Visible Image stamps - Inky Flowers - Congratulations - Amber Kroening



Visible Image stamps - Rock Out - Guitarist - Scribbled Backgrounds - Amber Kroening



Visible Image stamps - Bite Me - Grungy Lips - Amber Kroening

 

Aren’t they all superb! If you love Amber’s work as much as we do, you can follow her blog HERE

You will of course find all of these amazing stamps HERE



Amber… You have been an absolute dream to work with, we’ve loved having you on the team 🙂 Your cards are amazing! Thank you for all your support, and we will proudly display your fabulous work on our show stands in the future 🙂 Wishing you all the very best in everything you do xx





We will be back on Monday and Kim Bacon will be here to make it ‘marvellous’ 🙂

Our NEW Design Team members will also start to share their new cards and projects with you this coming week!

If you want to be first to see all the sneak peeks of our NEW character stamps, come and join our Facebook Event ….They really are ‘out of this world’ 😉

Lots of awesome NEW quotes stamps coming very soon too!!!

Have a fantastic weekend 🙂

Mark & Helen xx

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Visible Image stamps – latest DT projects!

Hi There! Thank you for coming to visit us today 🙂

We are back from a fabulous week in Majorca, thoroughly rested, relaxed and tanned!



Sanya Ponsa - Sea @ Helen Michelle 2015


Santa Ponsa Sunset @ Helen Michelle 2015


Mark Alexander - Helen Michelle - Santa Ponsa - May 2015



So, let’s catch up with what our awesome Design Team have been creating while we were away…



Lisa Nygards



Visible Image stamps - Alice in Wonderland - Lisa Nygards

Beautiful card featuring our gorgeous Alice In Wonderland character stamp.
More details on Lisa’s blog.



Kim Robertson



Visible Image stamps - Take Risks - Imagine - Kim Robertson

Awesome card created with our Imagine Dream Inspire set, one of the brilliant quotes from our Be Happy Set, and our Mystical MapThere’s a fantastic step by step over on Kim’s blog.



Teresa Morgan



Visible Image stamps - Fae Hope - Elf Maiden Fairy - Teresa Morgan



Visible Image stamps - Myrddin Magick - Wizard - Teresa Morgan

A fantastic set of cards created with two of the characters from our fantasy collection.. Fae Hope and Myrddin Magick. More details over on Teresa’s blog.



Pauline Butcher



Visible Image stamps - Angels Are Near - White Feather - Pauline Butcher

Stunning card created with our beautiful Angels Are Near set, and our Universal Background stamps.



Visible Image stamps - Sing - Silhouette Singer - Pauline Butcher

Gorgeous card created with our Sing set and Universal Background stamps once again… such an awesome and very versatile set of ‘must have’ stamps!

Come on over to Pauline’s blog for more details and photos from our workshop day in Bristol.



Amber Kroening



Visible Image stamps - Inky Flowers - Congratulations - Amber Kroening

Stunning card created with our unique Flower INKognito stamp, with our Congratulations sentiment.
More details on Amber’s blog.



Kim Bacon



Visible Image stamps - Leave Your Fears Behind - Crow Tree - Kim Bacon

Amazing card created with our Leave Your Fears stamp set, and Grunge Polka Dot background stamp.
More details on Kim’s blog.



Sue Joseph



Visible Image stamps - Angels Are Near - White Feathers - Sue Joseph

Stunning tag create with our Angels Are Near set. More details over on Sue’s blog where you can find out how she created this amazing background!



Kim Robertson



Visible Image stamps - Good Times - Masculine Card - Vintage Car - Kim Robertson

Amazing card created with our Vintage Car, a quote from our No Regrets set, Bronte script, and Tyre Marks.
Come on over to Kim’s blog for a brilliant step by step tutorial with loads of photos along the way 🙂



Lisa Nygards



Visible Image stamps - Rock Canvas - Silhouette Guitarist - Lisa Nygards

Awesome canvas featuring our Rock Out setMore details over on Lisa’s blog where you can see how Lisa created the amazing texture!



Teresa Morgan



Visible Image stamps - Butterflies - Book Folding Sculpture - Teresa Morgan

Stunning book folding sculpture featuring our Large Butterfly stamp…. WOW!
Come on over to Teresa’s blog for more details.



So many inspiring projects! Thank you so much 🙂 xxx



We hope you have been inspired 🙂 You will of course find all these amazing stamps and more over in our shop, or in your local craft shop 🙂 If they don’t yet stock us, then tell them about our stamps! 😉


We are getting rather excited about our next NEW stamps release… just two weeks to go! This time we will be bringing you more unique character sets, and once again something missing in the craft world right now!!! 

 

It’s good to be back! We’ll see you on Saturday with something awesome from Amber! Pauline is having a break this week as she’s on a secret mission! 😉

Have a great evening 🙂

Mark & Helen xx

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Masculine Stamps with a Feminine Twist @ Visible Image

Hi There! Thank you for popping in today 🙂

It’s Tuesday which can only mean one thing here at Visible Image! Here’s Sue Joseph with todays inspiration…


Hello fellow crafters
How are we all?
It’s ‘Soozie Tooseday’ again here at Visible Image


Today I wanted to give a feminine touch to something that is predominantly masculine!



Visible Image stamps - Life Is A Journey - Vintage Car - Sue Joseph


For my background I used pickled raspberry, spun sugar and salty ocean distress ink, sprayed with water, added random water droplets and flicked with white linen dylusions ink spray.


For the border I used the Tyre marks stamp


0 Visible ImageTyre Marks Car Motorbike


The pickled raspberry and salty ocean speckles created using the fantastic speckled background


Visible Image Speckle Background stamp


Using wow embossing powder in primary fuchsia fusion for the Vintage car


AWM Vintage Car


and the sentiment ‘Life is a journey’ from the This is me set


Visible Image This Is Me stamp set


Hope you like it 🙂


Visible Image stamps - Life Is A Journey - Vintage Car - Sue Joseph



For all these awesome stamps and many more, get yourself a cuppa and check in HERE and treat yourself, you deserve it 😀


For lots of fabulous creations and inspiration check out our Projects galleryBlog Homepage & Facebook group


We have a monthly Show and Tell’ Challenge  where you can win a selection of our awesome stamps. What are you waiting for? Get creating and have FUN 🙂


Thanks for dropping by……much love
Suze




A great twist on some masculine stamps Suze! LOVE our Vintage Car in PINK!  You’ll find more of Sue’s awesome work over on her blog.

Come back and see us tomorrow for Wonderful Wednesday inspiration from Kim R and Lisa 🙂

Have a lovely evening.

Mark & Helen xx

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