Dare To Swim

Hi there! Helen here sharing some NEW stamps inspiration from me today!

I created this pretty much as soon as the new stamps arrived here, as I could not wait to get my hands on them.

I have used our beautiful Dare To Swim set…

First of all I had lots of fun creating a sea background using turquoise, green and yellow brushos,
letting the colours merge and run


I decided I would make a piece of home decor rather than a card, so once dry
I cut the card to size and painted the edges and base of my Monolith using Dylusions paint


I stamped and embossed the large jellyfish using red/gold embossing powder
which turned more of a copper colour on my background which I really like.

I stamped the fish and sea weed using distress inks, and then dabbed the fabulous little bubbles stamp into
white dylusions paint and added randomly.

I used some diluted white paint to create a glow on the jellyfish.


Lastly I stamped and embossed the beautiful quote using white embossing powder.

How beautifully it stamps…


So here is my finished project…

2017-01-28 Visible Image - Dare To Swim - Jellyfish - MDF Monolith - Helen Alexander

I really love it ♡ Hope you do too!

Products Used:

Dare To Swim

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Thank you so much for visiting our blog today!

Pop back soon for more fabulous inspiration from our amazing team.

Helen xx

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Here To Inspire…

Hi there! Thanks for coming to see us here on our blog.

Pauline Butcher has an amazing project to inspire you today…


Happy New Year, this is my first ‘Visible Image Stamps’ post of 2017′


I have decorated one of their awesome Monolith’s.


Unfortunately the details of how to decorate it, is a bit of a secret at the moment, as it’s one of the projects
we’ll be playing with at my next 
‘Inky Workshop’ on the 15th January, in Warwick!







Thanks for dropping by, if you want details of my Workshop, email me: robingphipps@msn.com

Hugs, Pauline xxxxx

Thank you Pauline These are absolutely stunning! ♡

If you get the chance to attend one of Pauline’s ‘Inky Workshops’ we thoroughly recommend it! And you will find more of Pauline’s fabulous projects over on her blog.

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Thanks for visiting us today!

We’ll have more awesome inspiration for you this weekend, including some simply stunning cards from Veerle Moreels!

Have an awesome day!

Mark & Helen xx


There Is Always A Glimmer of Light

Hi there! We have some awesome inspiration for you here on the blog today from Corrie Herriman…

Hello everyone,

Welcome to the first post for Visible Image from me for 2017 ! Back in December I bought a Verday Paint kit and I couldn’t wait to try it out. It comes with 4 acrylic paints; iron, copper, brass and bronze and a bottle of patina. I used the copper on my Monolith project.


 Front of the Monolith. Love the copper with the blues and greens.

The back

Some detail

 Close up of the moth

 Close up of the texture and sentiment.

So, to make this, I started with a gessoed Monolith on which I glued some metal rings and some art stones. I then put on a coat of the copper paint. This has to dry and then I put on another coat and while this is wet I put on the patina. I love the blues and greens you get while it oxidises.

I then added some stamping to the back and heat embossed with copper embossing powder which happens to be exactly the same shade so it is only a texture I have added.

I coloured a piece of paper with blues and greens and stamped the sentiment, layered it on some black card stock and adhered to the back of my Monolith.

For the front I repeated the paint/patina steps until I was happy with the result. Next I stamped the moth on white card stock and coloured it, cut it out and adhered it to the Monolith. I used the same-ish blues and greens for the wings.

I think it turned out fab !

I used the following stamps and a Monolith of course..

Visible Image MDF Monoliths - Freestanding MDF plaques
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Absolutely stunning Corrie ♡ Thank you! The greens against that copper is just.. wow!

You will find more of Corrie’s fantastic projects over on her blog.

Thanks for visiting!

Mark & Helen xx


Be Happy – Visible Image

Hi there! Teresa is here with another fantastic project using our MDF Monoliths and stamps…

I have another monolith to share today – they are such a versatile MDF substrate. If you haven’t tried them yet, then you really should!!


Once again I made a gelli print with acrylic paints to use as my background – I love the weathered effect I got by adding a layer of white over the original paint colours.

I have used the outer ring of the ripple stamp to create frames. I stamped and embossed the whole design onto black card then carefully cut out the largest rings to make my frames.

I stamped the words directly onto the background and embossed with gold embossing powder. I added some shadows with a black fineliner pen.

Visible Image Stamps - The Ripple Effect, Tomorrow Doesn't Exist

The girl is stamped directly onto the background, and again embossed with gold embossing powder. I then stamped and embossed her  in black onto heat resistant acetate and cut out. This layer is glued over the gold figure, slightly offset to show a gold edge.

Visible Image Stamps - The Ripple Effect, Tomorrow Doesn't Exist

The back of the monolith is simple. I just added some embossed ripples randomly over the black paint.

Visible Image Stamps - The Ripple Effect, Tomorrow Doesn't Exist

So many people have commented on various projects I have created with these ripple stamps, saying how much they love them!! They really are a versatile set to have in your collection.

Stamps Used:

Tomorrow Doesn’t Exist

Visible Image Tomorrow doesnt exist COL stamp set

The Ripple Effect

Visible Image Ripple Effect COL stamp set

MDF Monolith

Visible Image MDF Monoliths - freestanding mixed media plaques

Amazing Monolith… we love it ♡ Thanks Teresa!

If you have missed any of our latest inspiration you will find it all HERE!

Thanks for stopping by today.

Mark & Helen xx

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MDF Monolith – Peekaboo – Visible Image

Hello there! Thank you for coming to visit us today! Hope you are well 🙂

We have an amazing project to share with you here on our blog today. We will pass you over to the mega talented Veerle Moreels…


I have another video to share ^.^ A while ago I altered some Visible Image monoliths to send to Helen and Mark for their Create and Craft TV shows on the American and English TV. And while I altered one of them I had it all filmed.

The nice thing about these monoliths is that they have two sides so you can go and make two different projects and turn them around to see what ever you want to see depending on how you feel that day 🙂

This monolith has one side where there is the skull and even though I have the same colors going on on the back, I have put a beautiful butterfly on the other side with an even beautiful quote for days when I feel a bit nicer ^.^


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Products Used:

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Mr Bone Jangles

Visible Image Mr Bone Jangles skull COL stamp set

Own Kind of Beautiful

Visible Image Own Kind Of Beautiful Butterfly COL stamp set

Thank you so much Veerle for this incredible project! ♡

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

We also have a brand new awesome project from Veerle which we will be sharing this evening so hope you will pop back later!

Mark & Helen xx

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Glimmer of Light Monolith – Visible Image

Hi there, thank you for visiting us today.

Corrie Herriman is here on the blog today with a super project for you…

Hello everyone,

Today I’ll be sharing a monolith for Visible Image.

I think these are so versatile, you can decorate them any way you want…


I gessoed this freestanding Monolith first and then glued some pieces of book text on it. I then painted it with Acrylic paints. I used yellow, orange, pink and white. Next I stamped the background with a variety of stamps and Archival Inks in the same colours as the background. The black script stamp I did later.

You can still read the book title here…. (something wicked this way comes). Next I stamped the Moth both on the Monolith and on Bristol Card stock. I coloured the one on the card stock with watercolours and then heat embossed it. The body with clear powder, the wings with holographic powder.  You can see it in the detail photo below. I also stamped the skeleton on the back of the monolith and used a white pen to highlight him here and there. I then decided it didn’t have enough white so I filled in the circles with white paint and stamped a text stamp over the top.

The moth was adhered on top of some thread for more interest.

I used the following stamp sets :
Scratch the surface

Thank you so much for stopping by today !

We love this so much Corrie! Thank you ♡

Have you played with our Monoliths yet? We’d love to see what you create! We have a monthly challenge over in our Facebook group… why not come and join us there!

We hope you will be back soon to check out more gorgeous inspiration from our amazing team!

Mark & Helen xx

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Just Be Happy @ Visible Image

Hi there! Thank you for visiting our blog today!

This week we are previewing some of the stunning samples made for our shows on Create and Craft TV this coming weekend.

Nicky Gilburt has created this totally gorgeous project. Over to Nicky…

Visible Image stamps - MDF Monolith - Just Be Happy - Nicky Gilburt


Another marvellous monolith to share with you, from Visible Image, decorated this time with bright funky colours and more stamps from the fantastic Summer 2016 collection, to be shown (with never seen before extra features) on Create & Craft UK on Saturday 10th September at 4pm. (and on the US show on Friday night!)


I absolutely LOVED putting this piece of work together, especially as the Just be Happy slogan pretty much sums me up right now ( and it has nothing to do with the kids being back at school this week, either!) I prepared the monolith with white gesso, then white acrylic paint, and stamped the arty splodges ( from the new version of  Music on World off) directly onto the MDF with distress ink. I added the sun effect by masking the largest circle , then stamping, applying white embossing powder and heat embossing The Ripple Effect and added the smaller circles randomly too. The funky large heart is a new add-on to the set Own Kind of Beautiful.


Visible Image stamps - MDF Monolith - Be Your Own Kind Of Beautiful - Butterfly stamp - Nicky Gilburt


Reverse: Pinks and greens and Be your own Beautiful – but two of the butterflies have been stamped onto shrink plastic – now that was fun! I made 3 large ones on plain white card and matched them all up.


The wrap with the words on came about as I was test-stamping the colours on an off-cut from a previous card – and I thought ‘ooh that works for me!’ so I put my text on both sides of my wrap, sealed it at one end and carefully positioned it on my monolith.


Dare I say that this is my favourite piece of work from the new Summer release? I love everything that Visible Image has ever released but there is something really special about these stamps that just makes me…HAPPY!!! Thanks for reading!


Don’t forget to tune in! 

4pm UK time AND…..


6pm and 9pm UK time!
It’s going to be AWESOME!

Thank you so much Nicky, this is such a stunning Monolith! We cannot wait to show it off on screen ♡

We hope Nicky has inspired you.. you’ll find more of her gorgeous work over on Nicky’s blog.

Come back and see us tomorrow for an awesome card by Teresa!!!

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Have a great evening!

Mark & Helen xx

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MDF Monoliths @ Visible Image

Hello! Thanks for visiting 🙂

We have a totally awesome project by Veerle Moreels to share with you today! You have probably already seen our brilliant MDF Monoliths which we launched in January.. they have been incredibly popular! Free-standing and reversible, they are so versatile as Veerle will show you…

Do you know the monoliths? They are beautiful MDF pieces Mark Alexander designed for Visible Image and give you so much possibilities to go and create awesome projects. Today I want to share my latest creation using a monolith. I had so much fun even more because I had beautiful new stamps from the Visible Image Summer release 2016 ^.^

Visible Image stamps - MDF Monolith - Paper Holder - Moth & Skull stamp - Veerle Moreels 2

Getting curious…you can see it start-to-finish in the video I made…

I have shown the close ups pictures in the video but I do want to share the end result here too. I bet you I’ll never forget what I need to remember ^.^

Visible Image stamps - MDF Monolith - Paper Holder - Moth & Skull stamp - Veerle Moreels    Visible Image stamps - MDF Monolith - Paper Holder - Deaths Head HawkMoth stamp - Veerle Moreels

Now, I know not everybody loves skulls…but why not make this project using only butterflies, flowers or a beautiful colored in piece and use bright colors. This idea can be made in different styles, and these monoliths give you so much possibilities. If you are looking for some inspiration, head on over to the project gallery to see what my talented teamies already made using them.

Want to go and create? Visible Image send their products without any trouble and very cheap postage too!  You can find everything in their online webshop.

Materials used:

How Fragile We Are 

Thank you Veerle! Such a brilliant project and a great video 🙂

We hope you are feeling inspired! If you are new to trying mixed media, Monoliths are a perfect first step as they are not too big.. just a coat of gesso or acrylic paint and you can stamp away, or simply stick your card or favourite papers onto them!

Thanks again for visiting us today and be sure to pop back soon to see what the rest of the team have been creating!

Mark & Helen xx

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Here To Inspire You @ Visible Image

Hello there! Thank you for visiting our blog today 🙂

We have some wonderful inspiration to share with you today, created by our amazing Design Team. Whether you have already got your hands on some of our latest releases, or have them on your ‘wish list’, we are sure these awesome samples will make you want to get out your stamps and inks and PLAY!

Visible Image stamps - Trust Your Madness - Teresa Morgan

Teresa Morgan created this brilliant card with our awesome ‘Trust Your Madness‘ quote stamp, and Teresa has used our fantastic ‘Scratch The Surface‘ stamp in the background. You’ll find more details over on Teresa’s blog.

Visible Image stamps - Teenage Kicks - stand out - converse trainers - Sue Joseph

Sue Joseph created this awesome card using our ‘Teenage Kicks‘ stamp set! More details over on Sue’s blog.

Visible Image stamps - Bite Me - Grungy lips stamp - Wilma Voermans

Wilma Voermans has created these awesome mixed media journal pages featuring our ‘Bite Me‘ stamp set. You’ll find a video tutorial over on Wilma’s blog showing how she created her wonderful texture!

Visible Image stamps - Sparkle In The Rain - Pauline Butcher

Pauline Butcher created this super sparkly card using our ‘Sparkle In The Rain‘ stamp set. Head over to Pauline’s blog to see how she created it.

Visible Image stamps - Dragonfly - Live in The Moment - Susanne Rose 1

Susanne Rose made this stunning mixed media wall hanging with our beautiful ‘Live In The Moment’ stamp set. You’ll find more details on Susanne’s blog.

Visible Image stamps - Unicorn - Mixed Media MDF Monolith - Denisa Gryczova

Denisa Gryczova created this fabulous mixed media Monolith featuring our ‘Unicorn Magic‘ set. More details can be found over on Denisa’s blog.

Visible Image stamps - Broken Wings - Kim Johnny

Kim Johnny has decorated one of our MDF Monoliths using our ‘Learn To Fly Again‘ stamp set. Amazing texture and brilliant interpretation of these gorgeous words. More details on Kim’s blog.

Visible Image stamps - Visometry Set 1 - Geometric shape stamps - spirograph stamp - Teresa Morgan

Fabulous card created by Teresa Morgan featuring our funky ‘Visometry Set 1‘ stamps and the words from our ‘Shine Bright‘ set. You’ll find more details over on Teresa’s blog.

Visible Image stamps - Don't Let The Rain Dull Your Sparkle - stamp - silhouette woman with umbrella - Elina Stromberg

Amazing card created by Elina Stromberg with our ‘Sparkle In The Rain‘ stamp set. If you head over to Elina’s blog you’ll also find Elina’s brilliant Monolith featuring this set!

Visible Image stamps - cassette tape stamp - Just hit the play button - Shilpa Nagaonkar

Shilpa Nagaonkar has used our awesome ‘Just Hit Play‘ stamp set on her brilliant canvas. You’ll find more details on Shilpa’s blog.

Visible Image - Music Speaks - sound wave stamp - Sue Joseph

Sue Joseph has created this awesome card with our fantastic ‘Music Speaks‘ stamp, and the sound wave stamp from our ‘Background Noise‘ set.

Visible Image stamps - Shine Bright - Light Bulb stamps - Pauline Butcher

Brilliant card by Pauline Butcher using shrink plastic with the light bulb stamp from our ‘Shine Bright‘ set! Pauline has also used our ‘Ink Splats’ stamps for a really cool effect on the brick wall. Head over to Pauline’s blog for more details.

Visible Image stamps - Jazz It Up - Silhouette Sax player stamp - Corrie Herriman

Corrie Herriman has created this awesome card featuring our ‘Jazz It Up‘ stamp set. You’ll find more details of how she created her fantastic background over on Corrie’s blog.

Visible Image stamps - Capture The Moment - camera stamp - Susanne Rose

Susanne Rose has created this fabulous shaker card using our brilliant ‘Capture The Moment‘ stamp set. More details over on Susanne’s blog.

Visible Image stamps - Learn To Fly Again - Feather stamp - Kim Bacon

Kim Bacon created this stunning MDF Monolith featuring our ‘Learn To Fly Again‘ stamp set, and the fabulous feather from our ‘Angels Are Near‘ set.

Visible Image stamps - sparkle in the rain - silhouette woman with umbrella - Katy Leitch

Katy Leitch created this fantastic card with our ‘Sparkle In The Rain‘ stamp set. You’ll find a great tutorial video for this card over on Katy’s blog.

Visible Image stamps - Go Where Dreams Takle You - Dragonfly stamp - Dot Leathbridge

Dot Leathbridge has used the dragonfly from our ‘Live In The Moment‘ stamp set, and the gorgeous words from our ‘Vision INKognito‘ set to create her stunning card. You’ll find more details over on Dot’s blog.

Visible Image stamps - Shaped Cards - Dragonfly - Unicorn - Rain lady - Carol Fox

Carol Fox has created this fabulous trio of really cool shaped cards featuring our ‘Live In The Moment‘ ‘Sparkle In The Rain‘ and ‘Unicorn Magic‘ stamp sets! More details on Carol’s blog.

Visible Image stamps - How Fragile We Are -  Cracked Glass stamp - Veerle Moreels

Veerle Moreels created this stunning tag with our ‘How Fragile We Are‘ stamp set. You’ll find more details over on Veerle’s blog.

Huge ‘thank you’ to our awesome team… you are all so talented  ♡

We are really excited to be back on Create and Craft TV in less than 2 weeks time, as part of their 13th Birthday celebrations! Tune in to watch Mark and Pauline’s brilliant demos on Saturday April 16th @ 1pm! And as always there will be some great multi-buys on the show! More details soon!

Our April ‘Show & Tell’ challenge is open for entries, so whatever you create with our stamps this month, be sure to upload your photo to our challenge album over in our Facebook Group! You never know, it could be you winning the £25 voucher this month!

Thanks for visiting and we hope you leave us feeling really inspired.. perhaps you are heading straight to our shop!!!

We will be back with more gorgeous projects from the team later today! We have so many amazing projects still to share with you! And our daily blog posts will be resuming this week too 🙂

Just want to finish by saying a massive ‘thank you’ to everyone who has ordered our stamps and MDF Monoliths over the past few months, we have been overwhelmed by the number of orders placed, and we are thrilled to bits that you are loving our designs! There is so much still to come this year… exciting times!!!

Have a really great day 🙂

Mark & Helen xx

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Visible Image on Create and Craft TV

Hello there! Thank you for visiting our blog today 🙂

We are very excited to be back on your screens this Sunday, February 14th at 10am…

Launching 6 BRAND NEW sets of stamps and our awesome MDF Monoliths!

Watch Mark Alexander, designer and creator of Visible Image stamps, and our fabulous demonstrator Pauline Butcher demonstrating live on the show.. they have some awesome projects planned!

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OR watch us live on the Craft and Craft TV website!

You will find all the show details and products HERE! And you can place your order before the show, then sit back and watch Mark and Pauline’s demos!

Our Design Team have been creating the most amazing samples for the show! Here’s a selection to wet your appetite…

Visible Image stamps - Live In The Moment - Pauline Butcher

Pauline Butcher

Visible Image stamps - Learn To Fly Again - Kim Bacon 2

Kim Bacon

Visible Image stamps - Unicorn Magic - Pauline Butcher 2

Pauline Butcher

Visible Image stamps - Sparkle In The Rain - Elina Stromberg

Elina Stromberg

Visible Image stamps - Shine Bright - Veerle Moreels

Veerle Moreels

Visible Image stamps - Just Hit Play - Corrie Herriman

Corrie Herriman

Visible Image stamps - Live In The Moment - Katy Leitch

Katy Leitch

Visible Image stamps - Learn To Fly Again - Pauline Butcher

Pauline Butcher

Visible Image stamps - Unicorn Magic - Susanne Rose

Susanne Rose

Visible Image stamps - Sparkle In The Rain - Corrie Herriman

Corrie Herriman

Visible Image stamps - Shine Bright - Teresa Morgan

Teresa Morgan

Visible Image stamps - Just Hit Play - Retro cassette tape stamp - Teresa Morgan

Teresa Morgan

Fantastic images and inspiring words for your cards and mixed media projects.

There are lots more awesome samples… we don’t want to show you everything just yet!  So we hope you will tune in on Sunday!

And if you have missed any of the last few weeks Design Team inspiration posts, you will  find them HERE!

We’ll be catching up with all the latest cards and projects from the team next week.. we have so much gorgeous inspiration coming your way! If you want to see some of these sooner, then come and and join our Facebook group! And we hope you will give our Facebook page a like too 🙂

We’ll be back on Monday will the low down on the show!

Have a great weekend!

Mark & Helen xx

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Shine Bright @ Visible Image

Good Evening! We are back with some awesome inspiration this evening!

First up is Katy Leitch with this amazing Monolith..

2016-02-10 Visible Image - freestanding MDF - Light Bulb stamp - Katy Leitch

Hello there! My make for the Visible Image DT today uses two of their BRAND NEW releases which are now available to pre-order. As soon as I saw the Shine Bright stamp I knew I wanted it. Something that little bit different…

2016-02-10 Visible Image - Light Bulb stamp - Katy Leitch

Also new are the MDF monoliths which are perfect for making pieces for display and also for practical makes (more on that from some of my teamies to come). I’ve created something purely decorative today.

2016-02-10 Visible Image - Light Bulb stamp - Katy Leitch 2

Here’s how I made it:

1) To create the background I layered scrunched tissue paper over cardstock (you could also work straight onto the MDF if you prefer). I added a die cut clock and some string before painting the whole thing with black gesso,

2) When the gesso had dried, I dry-brushed all over with paint in purple and blue shades (I used DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics). After that, I dry-brushed a very small amount of white gesso onto some of the raised areas.

3) I painted some die cut cogs with silver metallic paint (also DecoArt Media) and added them to the background along with some washers and nuts from the DIY store.

4) I stamped the light bulb onto white card and coloured it with Distress Inks (Mustard Seed and Wild Honey). I added silver Sakura Gelly Roll metallic pen to the lower parts.

5) I then stamped the lightbulb again onto Dura-Lar film using StazOn (you could use acetate instead). The Dura-Lar can be heated and gently shaped and here it’s curved gently to resemble a ‘real’ lightbulb. Apply more silver pen to the back of the film light bulb and glue it over the card one, just adding the glue towards the base where the black stamping will hide it.

6) Stamp a portion of the ‘inspire’ dictionary stamp onto a scrap of card, swipe lightly with Distress Ink in Mustard Seed before securing behind a bookplate.

Hope you LOVE this stamp as much as me!

Katy x

I used these fabulous Visible Image products:

Monday Inspiration Part 1 @ Visible Image

Good Morning! Hope you had a great weekend 🙂

This coming week is packed full of gorgeous inspiration created with our NEW stamps, leading up to our show on Create and Craft TV on Sunday at 10am… Valentine’s day… a perfect day to spread some Visible Image LOVE! ♡ ♡ ♡ And we know you will love not only the products on the show but the amazing demo’s Mark and Pauline have planned! We can’t wait!!!

Today we have 2 awesome projects here on the blog. First up is our US Design Team member Kim Johnny with her very first Monolith…

Today I am so excited to share my first project made with the awesome new products by Visible Image!! Yay!

As part of the design  team, I was very grateful to be given some of the new MDF “Monoliths” and new stamps to play and share today. The Monoliths and Dragonfly “Live in the Moment” are available for pre-order now!

This play was lots of fun and I really tried to use everything I love in making it!

Visible Image stamps - Live In The Moment - Dragonfly stamp - Kim Johnny

The Monolith is a wonderful size and is designed to work with the stamps perfectly. It is 17cm x 10cm. About 6 inches by 4 inches and a sturdy 3mm thick, laser cut and smooth. And I know it’s weird, but the wood smells good, too. Yeah I know weird but I love the smell of pencils and wood 🙂
I created the background with my DecoArt Blogger stash. Yummy DecoArt Crackle Paste, Fluid Acrylics and Antiquing Cream.

Visible Image stamps - Live In The Moment - Dragonfly stamp - Kim Johnny 2

The flip side is collaged with mat medium and DecoArt Fluid Acrylics. It is edged in the DA Fluid Acrylic Gold, love the shine it has.

Everything is heat embossed because I love embossing and dragonflies. So I had to combine all the things I love in this project. It makes them shine 🙂 I used Ranger Extra Fine Black and Recollections Bronze powders.

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Have a great day!

Stunning work Kim! Both sides are awesome.. thank you ♡

We will be back later today with a fantastic card by Kim Bacon featuring another of our awesome NEW stamp sets!

Have a good Monday 🙂 We have a very busy day ahead!!! SO many stamps to cut and package!

Mark & Helen xx

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Sparkle In The Rain Monolith – Visible Image Stamps

Hi there! We are very excited to share this incredible piece of art work from Susanne Rose today…

Visible Image stamps - Sparkle In The Rain, MDF Monolith, Mixed Media Art - Susanne Rose

Hi my dear Visible Image friends!

I’m sharing my first Monolith today! It’s a mdf stand alone Monolith. Perfect for mixed media. I love it. And a bonus is, you can decorate both sides! So you can turn it from time to time! For my front I used black chalkboard paint and covered the whole surface. After this was completely dry I used Fran-tage embossing enamel together with the “Sparkle in the Rain” girl. To get a good coverage I embossed it two times. That means: Immediately after the first layer is melted you add another layer of powder. It will stick to your first impression, because it’s is still hot. You have to be quick, but keep in mind to put away you heat gun, to not blow away the powder. Some on the enamel will stick to the background as well. That’s because it is so hot. But I really like that. So the contrast is not too hard.

I used Gelatos to add color. They are working great on the chalkboard. I add some texture with the Tim Holtz Speckles stencil and structure paste.

I split the sentiment by masking one part with Washi tape. Don’t forget to remove the tape before you stamp. The word “SPARKLE” is embossed with some glitter teal powder.

The flowers are all handmade paperflowers. I used dies from Sizzix and Marianne Design. The blue one is cut with my Silhouette Cameo. I add some wire and gems for more interest.

My back is totally simple. It’s also covered with chalkboard paint. Of course that means you can write on it with chalk!

Products from Visible Image:
Sparkle in the Rain

Thanks for stopping by!  Can’t wait to see all your first Monoliths!
xx Susanne. 

AMAZING work Susanne thank you! Loving all that texture, and the flowers are fabulous! ♡

You will LOVE creating with our Monoliths!!! An awesome way to display your work 🙂

We will be back tomorrow with the very first Monolith from Kim Johnny! And an awesome card from Kim Bacon… all created with our NEW stamps!

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Mark & Helen xx

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Visible Image Debut – Wilma Voermans

Hi there! It’s time for another Design Team debut here on the blog today!

Over to Wilma who’s been creating a fabulous Monolith…

Visible Image stamps - Learn To Fly Again - Wilma Voermans

They are fun, the Monoliths from Visible Image..

Designed by Mark, and made by the very talented Roy Pakeman at Candy Box Crafts Ltd, these awesome freestanding MDF Monoliths are just waiting for you to turn them into something spectacular… a stunning piece of home décor… inspiring artwork to look at every morning… a fabulous gift… or something just for you!

You can purchase them HERE 

For this monolith I used the Visible Image stamp Learn to Fly 

 I made a start to finish video, I hope you have time to watch it, thanks!

x Wilma x

Isn’t this gorgeous! Thank you so much for the fantastic video too Wilma.. great techniques and love the music ♡ ♡ ♡

Don’t you just love the words in this set?

We’ll be back later with an awesome card from Teresa, a fabulous tag from Pauline, and an amazing card from Corrie too! All created with our BRAND NEW stamps!!!

See you later… and keep your eye out on our Facebook page today because it’s Freebie Friday here at Visible Image!!!

Mark & Helen xx

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Visible Image Debut – Shilpa Nagaonkar

We’re back, as promised, with more fabulous inspiration from our amazing team!

It’s Shilpa’s debut for Visible Image here on the blog today, with 2 stunning projects… Something old and something new!

Hello Everyone,

I would like to share with you my first creation with Visible Image stamps.

I’ve created Mixed Media Canvas

Visible Image stamps - Never Give Up On Your Dream - Shilpa

It was fun to work with texture stamps and I love that large butterfly.

Visible Image Stamps used here:

Today, I am also sharing a fun project with you…

Visible Image has newly introduced MDF Monoliths which are awesome for mixed media work and stamping.

And here, I’ve used one of the newest stamps as well.. Unicorn Magic

Visible Image stamps - MDF Monolith - Unicorn Magic - Shilpa

These MDF monoliths have smooth surface. I have used distress paints wild honey, seedless preserve, pine needles to color this side. For more texture and interest I’ve done stenciling with texture paste and paints. On another white paper I stamped Unicorn, cut it and adhered on the surface.

And here is the backside, I’ve used the sentiment from same stamp set.

These can be unique gifts for anyone!

Thanks so much for stopping by.


Two fabulous projects Shilpa!  Love all the texture on your canvas, it’s so beautiful ♡ Thank you!

We will be back soon with more awesome inspiration!

Mark & Helen xx

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Moments in Blue – Visible Image Stamps

Hello! Thanks for visiting our blog today 🙂

We have some fabulous inspiration for you this evening, so let’s get started!

Over to Dot Leathbridge, our Australian DT member…

New Stamps, New Products!

It is all happening at Visible Image at the moment…

with lots and lots of new stamps (yummy)
and something else altogether completely new ~ MONOLITHS.

Monoliths are MDF boards which come with a stand.
You can work on both sides.
~ and that is double the fun!!!

You can even use them as a kind of mood board ~ so either side reflects a different feeling…there are soooo many possibilites…

They are perfect for anything mixed media.
And they come in packs of 5.

Oh, and not so big that you can’t use your stamps on it,
in fact…they are specifically designed for our stamps!

So here is my first MONOLITH…

Visible Image stamps - MDF Monolith - Live IN The Moment - Dragonfly - Dot Leathbridge

After I did this I then did the other side ~
and forgot to take a pic.  Sorry about that.

Stamps Used:
Live In The Moment (new ~ & available for pre-order)

This side was sprayed with some mica’s from Finnabair,
and the other side was dribbled with some alcohol inks…in similar colours.
I wanted it to be similar, but different – if that makes sense.

The butterflies were stamped onto tissue paper and then applied.

 To finish, I decided to paint around the base and edges with some black gesso…
ooops, sorry, I didn’t take that pic either…

Visible Image will be on Create & Craft this Valentine’s Day
(10am) for those who would like to see Mark and Pauline play with the new products.
I still haven’t got around to blowing ink around through a Bic pen yet after the last show!
It is on my to-do list though.

It is absolutely awesome to be able to see what people look like and hear the sound of their voices…
it makes the world that bit smaller I think.

  • SO, new stamps (pre-ordering is under way)
  • new MDF boards
  • Create and Craft on TV (Feb 14th, 10am)
  • and the UK Trade Show (end of Feb)

~ are all things happening with Visible Image over the next few weeks! Busy times!!!

And it’s so exciting to be a part of it all.



This is absolutely stunning Dot.. the colours and texture are really beautiful ♡ Thank you!

We will be back soon with Shilpa’s Visible Image debut! And an awesome card from Teresa too 🙂

See you soon!

Mark & Helen xx

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