A Father’s Wish…

Hi there! Jane Tyrrell is here with a sunshiny card, perfect for Father’s Day or a fantastic Birthday card…


It’s time for my weekly inspiration for Visible Image.




I used the brilliant Strobes stencil




Today’s card is another of the samples I made for the Create and Craft TV shows.


I also used the NEW Father Definition stamp







I used Distress oxides through the strobes stencil and then added the Father sentiment plus some accent stamps from the Own it! and Create it stamp sets. We also have a “distressed” challenge running during September over on our Facebook page…do come and join us..you could win £40 voucher to spend on your choice of Visible Image stamps.




Back soon, and if you are going to the Stamping Show at Ally Pally on Sunday.. do shout and I will say hello! I will also be catching up with Helen and Mark at the Visible Image stand.


Bye for now…I need to get back to the beach 😉
Jane x



Love this Jane! Thank you ♡ Great Autumn inspiration too.. the little tree and leaves are so awesome!

You will find more of Jane’s inspiring cards and projects over on her blog!



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We have been busy catching up with all the latest Design Team inspiration here on the blog over the last few days, so if  you have missed any of our recent posts you will find them all HERE!


Thanks for visiting our blog and we hope you enjoy the rest of your day!


We will be back tomorrow with some ‘distressed’ challenge inspiration from Corrie!


Mark & Helen xx


Grungy Rock

Hello! We are back with more awesome inspiration this afternoon! Nicky Gilburt has made some ‘seriously grungy’ cards with our NEW stencils…

I’m sharing a card I made with one of my favourite ever Visible Image stamps.. the amazing ‘Rock Out’, and the brand new ‘Stars and Stripes’ stencil which is also up there at the top of my list too!




For this card I stepped away from the bright colours and went for three natural Distress Oxides – Antique Linen, Frayed Burlap and Iced Spruce.


Firstly I made a pale inky background onto Daler Rowney mixed media paper, just smooshing and picking up bits of ink which I had applied to a glass mat and spritzed. I love the fact that at this point you have a piece of soggy card that really looks like it should go in the bin! Only crafters get it….


I helped this to dry with my heat gun, then taped my stencil over the cardstock. Iced Spruce through the stars, Frayed Burlap through the stripes BUT I pretty much avoided the middle, I sponged down from the top of each stripe and up from the bottom, achieving (I am going to confess, I didn’t realise how good it was going to look, I just thought I’d try it) that bright shine across the whole of the stripes.


I love the illusion that I have used colour to lighten that area, when in fact I used NOTHING!




From that point it was easy and exciting to finish the card. I stamped my rocking guitarist in Versafine Onyx Black, added a couple of stars either side of him and the ‘Rock Out’ words across the stripes in Iced Spruce. A touch of black fine liner to make the grey stars pop and this was complete.


I found some corrugated card that had waited 12 years in my cupboard to be used, and the card was finished!





You might have seen this one on Create and Craft at the weekend, it’s one of my show samples, but I’m sure you will agree, the whole Design Team never ceases to astonish. I LOVE Visible Image shows, Mark and Pauline are incredible with their designs and demonstrations. You can always catch up with the Create and Craft shows for 7 days, but remember that you can order directly from Visible Image or your favourite local or online retailer too, and be quick, those new stencils are going to fly out of the door!!!



Happy crafting!
Nicky



Brilliant card Nicky.. loving the sepia tones for this grungy look! Thank you ♡

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



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We will be back later today with a gorgeous card from Jane Tyrrell, featuring another of our NEW stencils!


Thanks so much for stopping by our blog today.


Mark & Helen xx


Rock Out!

Hello! We are back with more inspiration for our shows on Create and Craft TV this weekend! Elina has teamed up our rocker with one of our NEW stencils…


Hi!
Have you already seen the new stencils by Visible Image? I love working with stencils, and seeing this addition to their stamp collection was so exciting!

I used the ‘Strobes’ stencil for the background of this rock themed tag:



I started the project with inking the background with yellow and orange Distress inks, and stamping and heat embossing the main image on the tag.






I placed the stencil on the tag, and stencilled clear VersaMark embossing ink on the tag, dabbing the ink around the main image. Then I heat embossed the stencil pattern with clear embossing ink.


Clear embossing ink acted as a resisting layer on the yellow ink, so when adding a darker ink color on the tag the heat-embossed areas remained yellow. This is such a fun and easy technique to work with, and I think the grungy background matches well with the rock star image 🙂





For more information on the Visible Image products I used, please click on the pictures below:




  


Wishing you a wonderful week. Rock Out!


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This is such an awesome tag Elina! Thank you ♡
You can find more of Elina’s gorgeous cards and projects over on her blog.



Don’t miss our shows on Create and Craft TV this weekend…

Friday September 8th at 7pm BST (GMT+1)
And Saturday September 9th at 9am BST (GMT+1)

Sky 674 – Freeview 23 – Virgin 748 – Freesat 813 –
Apple TV – Amazon Fire

Or watch online:

http://www.createandcraft.com/gb/

www.createandcraft.com/us

You can watch our shows on catch up for 7 days online too!

Make sure you tune in or set your recorder for the shows, as Mark and Pauline have some great demos planned!



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We will be back later with awesome inspiration from Teresa Morgan featuring another of our NEW stencils!


Mark & Helen xx