Destination: Unknown

Hello! Thank you for coming to check out today’s inspiration here on the blog.

Veerle Moreels has combined 3 stamp sets from our February release to create an incredible tag…


I’m sorry, I couldn’t help myself… I just had to go and make those beautiful eyes of the Face it stamps black…



And I liked what I saw ^.^   So I wanted some words to match and I went for these from the set Destination Unknown.

Perfect match for me…



So what will you do…stay on the nice side of the line or will you cross and join me on the black side?





Stamps Used:

Face it



Destination Unknown



Create it



Such an awesome tag Veerle.. thank you ♡ Love the deep dark emotional feel to it!

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



There have been so many stunning projects created with our Face stamps, and there are lots more to come from our awesome team… check out the gorgeous inspiration in our Face it project gallery!



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We will have stunning journal page from Jane for you tomorrow ♡


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

Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Mark & Helen xx

I See Bold Colour

Hi there! We are back with another awesome card that Mark demonstrated on Create and Craft TV last week.

This card was originally created for our March show but, as the face stamps sold out so fast, Mark didn’t get to demo it!

After sharing photos of it on social media, he had been inundated with requests to show how he created it..




This card didn’t actually turn out how Mark had planned it, but in fact a mistake turned it into quite
a genius creation! It is certainly very striking!!!

Mark had stamped and embossed the open eyes from our Face it set onto some smooth stamping card, then masked them using pebble drawing gum.

Once the masking fluid was dry, he created a colourful strip across the card by spritzing various colours of Brushos.

Sadly he didn’t take a photo of this part, but after making a mistake with stamping a quote below it, he had to come up with a new plan!

So.. he decided to cut the colourful strip with the eyes out, and then after a lot of thinking(!)
he chopped the card into 2cm wide strips which started to look really funky!

He then played around with diagonal strips of black card to see how it would look if the coloured strips were cut this way…



And so his idea was born!

He proceeded to cut each strip diagonally to 1cm down each strip, repeating top and bottom.




Mark then placed these on a piece of black card.. how cool does that look!



He stuck the black strip down onto a card blank and decided on the perfect quote!


After playing with some foam pads, Mark decided to create a really 3D look by using 2 foam pads to raise
the outer strips, one for the next and then glued the centre panels flat to the card…



Brilliant!



So here is Mark’s finished card…



Sometimes making a mistake can lead to something awesome!!!



Stamps Used:



It’s been great to see quite a few people inspired to try this idea already!


Don’t forget to share your Visible Image creations with us over in our Facebook group 🙂



We will be back soon with more inspiration!

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Reveal Yourself

Hi there! We are back with more fabulous inspiration for you here on the blog today!

Veerle Moreels is here with a stunning tag….


It’s no secret I love all of the Visible Image stamps and I love creating using their word stamps. That’s no secret either ^.^


Today I focused on this “Own it” set. Beautiful words you can use just as they are. But they can be easily be combined…




And of course this new text needed some color and the Face it stamps…



 

Stamps Used:

Own it

Face it



This is so striking! Love how you used just part of the face and the quote works so well. Thank you Veerle ♡

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



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We have a fabulous project from Jane up here on the blog next today!


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

Have a great day!

Mark & Helen xx

Close Your Eyes…

Hi! Thank you for visiting our blog today. We have been catching up with all the Design Team inspiration created over the past few weeks with our NEW stamps. If you have missed any of our posts you will find them HERE!

Jane Tyrrell has a stunning card to share with you! Over to Jane…


Wow did you see Visible Image on the Create and Craft show? How am-az-ing it was!! The Face It stamp set sold out in 26 minutes!! And the Curious Cat set within the first half hour. All but a handful of stamps sold out within that hour. Mark’s demos were fabulous and it was such fun spotting all 5 of my cards on the show together with the other awesome samples my fellow Design Team members had created.

This is my first official Design Team post for Visible Image!

I have already shared one of the 5 sample cards I made, Billy’s Fence, last week. If you missed that post you can see it here. You all saw that my sweet Billy Cat was the inspiration for all my cat cards… you all loved seeing his photos so here’s another one ;0)

At the moment I am having to craft in the kitchen as it’s far too cold in my garden studio. Billy sits next to me at the breakfast bar… here he is keeping check on what I’m doing.



Sooo back to my design team card for today. It is the 2nd sample I made for the Create and Craft TV show.

This amazing set is called Face it!



I also used 2 sets of words from the sentiment set, called Own It! which works perfectly with Face It…and of course just about any other stamp you own. This set will also be perfect for my art journal moments.



I made 2 Face it cards, I’ll share the second one soon.. if you saw the show it’s the very retro rainbow striped card. I decided to make an easel card as it’s been so long since I have made one and they are always fun to do, if a little fiddly. The cards I make that sell in Dotty’s Tearooms need to be flat and not too thick for posting, so this was an great opportunity to do something different.

I had a brain storm with my sketch/ideas book (yes I do keep one as I have flashes of inspiration at all sorts of times… often when I wake up and if I don’t write them down straight away I forget them!) for a few days to consult my “inner muse” 😉 and decided to use both the eyes open and closed stamps…. my idea was that the face was “closing her eyes” and “making a wish”. I wanted the wish inside to be quite dream like. I’m afraid I took only a couple of WIP photos… I got so carried away creating and my messy play is not conducive to keep stopping and taking photos. This is what I got up to…



I stamped and embossed both eyes open and eyes shut onto my card. I masked off the open eyes and both set of lips.

For the front of the easel I used Distress inks and blended a background. I added a little bit of stencilling.
I then added some Sparkle Medium through a heart stencil for some glittery texture.



I changed my mind re the sentiment, see the photo below. I decided to cut up the words on snippets of cards and then mount them on a snippet of black card.


I coloured the lips and added Glossy Accents for dimension and left them to dry.


For the inside I masked as before and used a mix of Infusions and distress inks and also added some more Sparkle Medium, this time using a star stencil, my idea was that she was making wish…(stars) hmm are you still with me 😄

 


Then I put everything together.

Here is my easel card…which I saw as the show opened on TV…. great fun to see it there.
Below are my photos… it’s really hard to show up how glittery it is in real life but here goes…




Here is the front close up




the inside


The “wish” as seen from the side…



I used these 2 sets of sentiments so that when the easel is stood up and the front slotted into place it reads “Close your eyes make a wish”



and here is a collage



Thanks so much for stopping by today, for your ongoing support of my creative journey, and for the kind comments you take the time to leave me on my blog. I really appreciate them.


Have a lovely week.
Bye for now,
Jane x



This is such a stunning card and a wonderful idea ♡ Thank you Jane! Fabulous to see all the close up photos too showing all that gorgeous shimmer.

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



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More inspiration coming up here on the blog, as we share an awesome tag from Veerle!

Mark & Helen xx

Dream

Hi there, we have another incredible card to share with you today, created with our Face it stamps.

Over to Teresa Morgan…


Good Morning

It’s time for another dose of Visible Image inspiration from me. I have been combining the old with the new again this week and have a serene card using the fabulous new Face it! stamps.




I began by spritzing some acrylic sprays on my base card – yellow, red and a slight touch of blue. Once dry I added some larger splats with black, white and green acrylic paint and a fine brush. (Thin the paint with a little water, load the fine brush, then tap the handle to flick spots of paint randomly over the background.)

I stamped and embossed the sentiment onto white card then matted onto black and set aside.




Once completely dry I stamped and embossed the face with black embossing powder, and the Visometry stamps with white embossing powder. I wanted some dimension to the card so embossed some of the smaller shapes onto heat resistant acetate and layered over the larger ones with 3d gel. Some super sparkly Prima gems in the centres finished the card.






Stamps used:

Face It!

Visible Image Face It eyes face dream COL stamp set

Own It!

Visible Image Own It face it words COL stamp set

Visometry

visometry-col-geometric-spirograph-stamp-set



Wow! What a stunner.. thank you Teresa ♡ Loving our super cool Visometry stamps with the face stamps!

You’ll find more fantastic cards and projects from Teresa over on her blog.



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Thanks for visiting,

Mark & Helen xx

Face it… she’s fabulous!

Hi! Thanks for coming to visit our blog. We are having a massive catch up of all the latest Design Team projects,
after neglecting our blog for a few weeks!

There have been so many amazing cards and projects created with our NEW Face it collection,
and Nicky Gilburt is here with a very special canvas she has created with these gorgeous stamps…


Hello and today I am sharing with you my very first ever canvas, created with the Face it and Create It Stamps by Visible Image.


 


It measures 20 x 20cms and was created in an evening with plenty of stamping, colouring and cutting, and lots of fun!


I simply stamped the features onto the canvas, using a large stamping block behind it, to get a good pressure with my stamp, and coloured from the edge with shades of green distress ink and a blending tool and paintbrush to keep the edges soft.

I added crackles from the fabulous ‘create it’ set, and if you look closely, you’ll see I coloured the eyes in purple,
just to reflect the other-worldliness of the girl. (I also did this on very thin card which I then stuck to the canvas,
so that I could capture the accurate detail of the iris and pupils).
 


 


The flowers were simply stamped in Distress ink onto thin card, and then coloured with a waterbrush. I used all three sizes of flower from the Create It set, on some of them, to build up depth a bit more, then finished off the centres with Liquid Pearls.

For the leaves… I simply stamped the flowers in green, and from each flower I snipped out two pairs of leaves and one single, which, by the time they were strategically positioned behind the petals, were unrecognisable as the same thing!
The finishing touch was the butterfly, Visible Image of course, from the ‘Own Kind of Beautiful‘ set from last year.
 




I am so excited about this project, and even more so that it was featured in the Visible Image Create and Craft TV show
a few weeks ago. I have never seen stamps like this, with which you can construct both human and feline features
(and look out for a mixture of both from my fellow Visible Image design team…!)



Stamps used:


Face it


Create it


Own Kind of Beautiful



Feedback from the release of these sets has been phenomenal, particularly because the crafter can choose the level
of difficulty – she looks as beautiful just stamped onto plain white, or softly coloured paper, as she does all adorned with flowers! So I can’t wait to see lots of interpretations shared in the Visible Image Facebook group.


Happy crafting!
Nicky


Thank you Nicky for this gorgeous project, she looks fabulous surrounded by all those flowers and the pretty butterfly ♡

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



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Stay tuned for a fabulous journal page from Corrie up next here on the blog!

Mark & Helen xx

Creativity is…

Hello! We are back to share another incredibly inspiring project created with some of our awesome NEW stamps!

Over to Teresa Morgan…



The response to this year’s new release of stamps has been amazing!! We are all thrilled at how much you love these new designs, and are enjoying looking at what you are making with them. Today I have a funky card using one of the new sentiments, and the Face It! stamps:



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I took some card and spritzed some zingy Dylusions spray inks onto it  to add a bright splash of colour.
Once dry I stamped and embossed the eyes onto it. I also stamped and embossed the eyes onto a piece of white card
and carefully cut them out, then glued in place over the coloured piece. (I felt this would give a cleaner result than
masking them off before spraying as the inks are very wet and may have seeped under the mask).

I added a little colour to the iris’s with Distress Ink.


Visible Image Stamps - Creativity, Face It!

I then took some black card and tore a strip out of it, then arranged over my eyes so that they were peeping through the gap.

I stamped and embossed the sentiment, matting the ‘creativity’ onto an offcut of inked card.
The remainder of the words were stamped and embossed directly onto the black card.


Visible Image Stamps - Creativity, Face It!



Stamps Used:


Face it!

Visible Image Face It eyes face dream COL stamp set


Creativity

Visible Image Creativity sentiment journal COL stamp



This is such a WOW card! Amazing idea! Thank you Teresa ♡


We hope you are feeling inspired to get your hands on these stamps and show us how creative you can be!

Thanks for visiting… and come back soon as we have more inspiration coming your way today.

Mark & Helen xx

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Create Yourself

Hi there! We have an incredible project to share with you next, together with step by step photos of how it came together. We’ll pass you over to Nicky Gilburt…


2017-02-26 Visible Image - face stamps - unicorn - believe quote - Nicky Gilburt



Today I am sharing a big piece of work, it took me a few hours to accomplish this,
but I enjoyed every minute, even though it was challenging, and at times I didn’t breathe…!


This 20x20cm on Mixed media card was put together using these sets from Visible Image:

Believe in Unicorns


Face it!



Face shape mask and stencil



So it was quite the creative play!!!



1. I began by making my watery cloudy background on a piece of A3 Mixed Media Cardstock.
I used Nuvo Aqua Flow pens in Indigo Dawn, Azure Blue and Aqua Splash. In turn, and drying
with a heat gun between each colour, I applied strokes of brush colour to my glass mat, spritzed it
with water and pressed my card stock onto it. By drying it I had more control over what went
where and I built up a whole A3 background very quickly.


Then I selected the area on which to work and cut it down to 20 x 20cm size.


2. First stamp was the moon, the clouds and the stars. I heat embossed the moon and stars with
silver pearl, having positioned it so that I could then stamp one of the eyes and brows over it



3. I brushed over the eyelashes with an embossing pen and added some ultra fine clear
sparkling embossing powder over it, for a touch of glitter



4. Then I stamped the unicorn. and used a mask to cover it as I stamped the nose and mouth with
Archival ink. Then I added more clouds with distress ink. Also a few more stars


5. By applying the mask over the face and rubbing a blending tool with a little colour on, outwards,
I gave her some real definition in seconds



6. From the Create It set I added the tree, some falling leaves, and then some cracks, some flowers…
I just played with the piece until I was happy



7. I tweaked the unicorn by adding touches of white pen, just by following the picture
on the front of the stamp set


8. Penultimately – the words. I used white pen to highlight the ‘Believe’ sentiment, but I stamped
and embossed the ‘Create Yourself’ in white, and used lilac distress ink and a tiny paintbrush to create shadow on the page




9. And finally – a bit of bling – sequins, randomly planned and distributed,
glued with strong pva, and one gemstone, right over the splatted ink under the face’s left eye!


Happy crafting!
Nicky
 



This is incredible Nicky! Thank you so much ♡ You can just gaze at it for ages.. there is so much to discover!
Love the ethereal feel to it… magical! Really shows off how much you need the mask and stencil to play with too.



Thank you for visiting our blog today, we still have lots more inspiration to share with you.


How lucky are we to have such an AMAZING Design Team showcasing our awesome new stamps!


Mark & Helen xx

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Reveal Your True Colours

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

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

 

Hi there!

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

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

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

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



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

 

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

 

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

 

 


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


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


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

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


Thanks for visiting.

Hugs, Pauline xxxx

 

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

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

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


Here are the awesome stamps Pauline used:

 

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

 

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Life Can Be Tough

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

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

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

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


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


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


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

The below picture from WikiHow may be helpful:


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



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


    

   


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

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



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

Mark & Helen xx

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True Colours

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



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



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


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



Visible Image Stamps - Face It!, Own It!


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

The words are coloured with Tonic Brush Script pens.



Visible Image Stamps - Face It!, Own It!



Stamps Used:


Face It!

Visible Image Face It eyes face dream COL stamp set


Own It!

Visible Image Own It face it words COL stamp set



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


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

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



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