Book of Time

Hello and Happy Friday to you! Gosh this week has flown by…

We have some more awesome inspiration to share with you here on the blog, first up today is Teresa Morgan…


So, how do you like the new stamps? I love the time themed sets and have created a zig zag book to show off the wonderful words in the set.



Front and back covers…



My pages and covers are coloured with Distress Oxide Inks. I used more Distriss Oxide inks to stamp the numbers in the background, and used Versamark ink for the stamps I wanted to emboss in gold







The sentiments are stamped with Ranger Archival Ink.




Stamps Used:


Ahead of our Time




Somewhere in Time




Amazing project! How awesome does the gold embossing look against the oxides.. love it! Thanks Teresa ♡

You will find more of Teresa’s inspiring projects over on her blog.



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We will back later with some stunning projects from Pauline, demo’d on our recent Create and Craft TV shows!


Have a great Friday!

Mark & Helen xx

 

Billy’s Summer Garden

Hi again! Wow we are spoiling you with inspiration today!!!

Up next is Jane Tyrrell with a superb project featuring our awesome Curious Cats stamps…


A while back I shared a sneak peek of the Visible Image Designer 3D challenge feature for Craft Stamper Magazine. This piece is also very relevant inspiration for the “dimension” challenge running over in the Visible Image Facebook group. All the details and links for this will be at the end of this post.

As you may know, my garden is a constant source for my crafting inspiration. Billy my cat is also a constant shadow out there and he really loves the summer months when we spend many pleasant hours outside.


Billy has a friend called Blackie who visits, so when it came to choosing a set of stamps to work with for my project, I did not hesitate to chose this one…

the amazing Curious Cats set…


I used a Visible Image MDF Monolith and added some die cuts for initial texture


and gave it some colour using these “garden inspired” PaperArsty fresco paints.


I also added some texture paste through my dots and floral stencil.


To give me this base.


I added some shading and the fun paw prints from the set


I stamped my Cat face and carefully applied it.


I then stamped a small dragonfly from the Live in the Moment set



I stamped, embossed and fussy cut out the small cats and die cut some floral elements



It was then time to put on my creative hat..

and here is my finished ‘Billy’s Summer Garden’ Monolith




and a few close ups…


I made a picket fence from coffee stirrers and added a texture paste path


and Glossy Accents to his eyes and his sweet pink nose….😻




and to prove that Billy really has a friend called Blackie who visits I took this snap last week..




Thanks so much for stopping by today and for the very kind comments that you take the time to leave. Thank you also for all the lovely messages, texts and emails sent to me after seeing the Create and Craft show too. I love finding out that I can inspire people in their own crafting. I am happy to share my knowledge and techniques.. sharing is caring in my books and we are all on a fun creative journey.


Back soon.
Bye for now,

Jane x



Awesome project Jane… so much fabulous detail and texture! Love your inspiration for it too! ♡

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



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We will be back later with our last post for today…
Veerle Moreels will be sharing a stunning project featuring our NEW stamps.


Thanks so much for visiting us here on the Visible Image blog today!
If you have missed any of our recent posts you will find them all HERE.

Mark & Helen xx

Live Life Now

Hello…

As promised we are back with more fantastic inspiration here on the blog today! Teresa Morgan made an amazing project which we proudly showed off on our Create and Craft TV shows recently. Here’s Teresa to tell you more…


I have another mixed media project to share with you all again this week using the fabulous ‘Live Life Now’ set of stamps from Visible Image. I used my stamps to decorate a set of ATBs (artist trading blocks) from Calico Craft Parts.




I was inspired to create an Oriental colour scheme and used Dylusions Ink Sprays to colour some white cardstock. I paired Bubblegum Pink with Cherry Pie, and Polished Jade with Vibrant Turquoise. Once dry, a quick spritz of gold mica spray added some shimmer. I die cut the circles then started to stamp and emboss with black and gold.



                          



I edged all the cubes with gold embossing powder to continue the theme, and embossed butterflies on to the top of each cube.




Stamps Used:


Live Life Now




Awesome project Teresa! Thank you ♡ Love the gold against the bright colours… gorgeous!

You will find more of Teresa’s inspiring projects over on her blog.



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We will back later with more stunning projects from our super talented team!

Mark & Helen xx

Always Be Unique

Hi! We are excited to share some brand new inspiration from Pauline Butcher featuring our fabulous ‘Face it’ stamps…

Helloooooo,
 
Last Sunday I hosted a Workshop in Warwick, we played with some Visible Image MDF Monoliths, and I’ve used one of the techniques, that I introduced to a fabulous group of Crafters.
 




I stamped and heat embossed the gorgeous face onto some heat resistant acetate, using black embossing powder, fussy cut all the facial features, then added them to the monolith using glue gel. I stamped and heat embossed the tree, leaves and the sentiment, straight onto the Monolith.



The stamps I’ve used on the front of the Monolith are…


Face it!



the tree and leaves from Create it!



and the sentiment from Own it!



and of course the Monolith itself…


MDF Monolith




 
 


And the stamp set used on the back of the Monolith is the superb Alphabetical set




a real must have set, to be able to write whatever you want to!

I stamped all the letters I needed onto a separate piece of card, then stamped the squares and circles.
 
Thanks for visiting.
Hugs, Pauline xxxxx



Such a stunning piece of home decor! Love it… thank you Pauline ♡

You will find more of Pauline’s fabulous cards and projects over on her blog.


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Don’t forget to enter anything you have made with our stamps this month into our ‘Show & Tell’ challenge, or play along with our DIMENSION themed challenge… both have great prizes up for grabs over in our Facebook group!


We still have lots more to come on the blog this week… so we hope you will visit again soon, or find us on your favourite social media platform.

Mark & Helen xx

SaveSave

Live Life

Hi there! Wow summer is well and truly here.. we don’t often have such high temperatures here in Wales but it’s been scorching the last few days! We actually took some ‘time out’ over the weekend which made a nice change.

We are kicking off this week’s inspiration with a fabulous project by Veerle Moreels…


I love to pimp up objects and when finding this little wooden tool box I immediately knew what I wanted to do.  Sand off the text that was on it, give it a new coat of white paint and stamp it with Visible Image stamps ^.^




The original text was to big to put on the front but leaving the ‘now’ off still gives you a beautiful reminder.



Stamps Used:


Live Life Now




Love this Veerle.. what a great little box! Thank you for your fabulous inspiration ♡

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



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Dimension Challenge Inspiration

Hello there! Thank you for visiting today.

The theme for the June challenge over in the Visible Image Facebook group is DIMENSION…


foto van Visible Image.


Here’s Veerle Moreels with some beautiful inspiration for this theme…



Does it surprise you that I LOVE this challenge ^.^

So I don’t have to hurt my brain to much to go and create for this challenge. In fact I can already share an “older” project that you might not have seen earlier. That is if you didn’t read last month’s Craft Stamper as it’s been published in it. Some of my Visible Image teamies and I went and had some fun with the Visible Image monoliths…




I loved making this structured base…



And I kicked the roughness back by using soft elements such as the beautiful closed eyes of the ‘Face it ‘ stamps and the fragile words from the ‘Life can be Tough’ sentiment stamp




Products used:

Face it







Life can be Tough




MDF Monolith




Stunning project thank you Veerle ♡

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



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Hope you will join in with this month’s challenge! We will be back with more fantastic inspiration a little later!

Mark & Helen xx

Box of Vision

Hello there! Thank you for visiting our blog today.. we hope you are having  a good week!

We have loads of stunning inspiration to share with you today, starting with an incredible project by Teresa Morgan…


Take a plain wooden box, some gelli printed papers and a set of amazing stamps, and what do you get?
This amazing box of delights. I love how this turned out, the bright colours and striking eye design!!




I had made the printed backgrounds previously using acrylic paints and bubble wrap on my gelli plate. I trimmed them to size and then gave the box a coat of black gesso.

I love it when things just work out – serendipity!! The words were a perfect fit, and were stamped with black Archival ink directly onto the paper.

There’s another fabulous sentiment inside –




The eye is stamped and embossed onto heat resistant acetate and layered over some white card. I coloured the iris on the white card before sticking the layers together. Finally I added some tiny gems.





Thanks for stopping by – I hope you have been inspired today!!


Where Dreams Take You




Amazing project Teresa.. thank you! ♡


We loved showing this off on our Create and Craft TV shows last week and this awesome stamp set sold out yet again! Here are some stunning shots courtesy of Create and Craft…


You will find more of Teresa’s inspiring projects over on her blog.



We hope you will play along with our DIMENSION challenge this month over in our Facebook group,  for your chance to WIN a £40 coupon! Or share anything you have created with our stamps this month in our ‘Show & Tell’ album for another chance to WIN!



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We will back later with more stunning inspiration!

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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

Broken Wings

Hello! Thank you for coming to check out the latest inspiration here on our blog.

Veerle has created some beautiful inspiration for this month’s themed challenge over in our Facebook group…

 

This month’s theme is:


 

So I had to pick out one of the sentiments/words… that’s a tough choice as I love the words so much.
But I went for the one that definitely has a very special meaning for me…


Learn To Fly Again





I love every stamp in the set but it’s the words that are just… well this one still stands on my dresser as a little reminder…





Curious what I made this time? I’ve made a new video so you can see how it was made.






Incredibly beautiful project Veerle thank you  ♡

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


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We have stunning inspiration from Jane up next today!

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


Thank you for visiting our blog today.

Mark & Helen xx

 

Exciting Adventures

Hi there, we are back with more awesome inspiration for you this evening. Over to a very excited Jane Tyrrell…



Hello everyone, it is time for some more inspiration from me for Visible Image.


Did you see the show on Create and Craft TV on Saturday? It was awesome and again most of the sets sold out! It was such fun seeing my cards there amongst our talented team’s work. If you missed the show it is available on the website for 7 days via this link


It really was the most marvellous weekend and I can finally share some even more exciting news with you…


Can you guess…. I have been busy knitting for the past few months…

Yes our darling Grand baby arrived on Friday…!



Meet Jack William



The sweetest darling baby brother for Daisy Jane. How blessed we are. He was a couple of weeks early and is tiny… just 5lb 13oz but just perfect and we all adore him!


What a weekend of excitement!



My card today is one that was made as a sample for Saturday’s Show and I waved to it on TV.

I used 2 sets; the Scripted Streets set


I love this set… the script stamp makes is an amazing background script, you can use it for everything.
The map is also such fun.



I also used some words and the awesome paper planes from the Destination Unknown set



This is what I got up to…


I repeat stamped the map onto thin card.


I used some Decoart media paints on another sheet of card to give a medieval feel to the background and repeat stamped the script.


I then die cut the background using a mixed media die to make a leaded glass effect.


I tore up some of maps and scrunched them up to make creases. I



I then opened them up again, added some inks to age them,  and stuck 3 maps to some black card.


When we were on holiday in Italy last summer I bought this sealing wax set in an art shop in Sienna and I knew now was the perfect time to use it .



 

I also stamped and embossed some words and paper planes from the Destination Unknown set, put on my creative hat and came up with my card.

You can see that I used my black card as a base for my “window”and stuck the maps on top. I then added my trellis mixed media window sheet so that the maps are sandwiched between the layers.



Here are some side close ups to try to show the 3D effect.




I love my wax seal… it even has my initial on it and I will certainly be using it again very soon.




and one final shot



Thanks so much for stopping by.


Back soon.
Bye for now,
Jane x



This is an amazing card, so much detail to discover! Loving the wax seal ♡
Thanks Jane and HUGE congratulations on the birth of your beautiful grandson! ♡ ♡ ♡

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



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We will be back tomorrow with fabulous inspiration from Corrie and Dot!

Have a great evening.

Mark & Helen xx

Life Can Be Tough

Hello! Thanks for stopping by our blog.

Veerle Moreels has a really special project to share here today…



On Saturday Visible Image had a new show on the Create and Craft TV channel, and I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did. It’s always a pleasure seeing Mark doing his demo’s. And of course, being a member of their Design Team, I also had made samples to show just how versatile all the sets are. Yet they work so well together. Today I’m sharing the candle I made for the show…




It was my very first candle I made so I have to be honest, it took me two takes to melt my paper into my candle. But just imagine what beautiful gifts you can make using your Visible Image stamps…




I’m pretty sure you have seen loads of inspiration on the show made by Helen and Mark, my teamies and myself.



Stamps Used:


Believe in Unicorns




Life Can Be Tough




This is so beautiful Veerle and it was proudly shown off on the show! Thank you ♡

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



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Next up on the blog we have an awesome card created by Jane Tyrrell featuring our Destination Unknown set!

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


Mark & Helen xx

Born To Perform

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

Pauline Butcher is here with an incredible canvas that we proudly showcased on our Create and Craft TV show last month!

Hi again,

I’m back sharing a project I’ve made, using some fantastic Visible Image Stamps.


 

The stamp set I used on this canvas was…

Born to Perform

 

Such a stunning set of stamps to play with.

I found some bits of lace, and other stuff, glued them to the canvas, then got out my Ink sprays
and Dyna Acrylic paints, and played at being Picasso, lol !!!!

I used a Mirror image stamping technique, to add the Ballet dancers.

 

 

As you can see from the tutu’s, I used plenty of glitter and seed beads, to give them lots of dimension,
and I added gold Stickles to all the stamped stars.

The sentiment was stamped onto a piece of white card, and fussy cut.

Thanks for visiting, hugs, Pauline xxxx



The detail on this is stunning! And wow those tutus ♡ Thank you Pauline it’s amazing!

You will find more of Pauline’s fabulous cards and projects over on her blog.

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



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We have a beautiful dragonfly card by Jane coming up next!

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

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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The Battles We Have Won

Hello! We have some super gorgeous inspiration here on the blog today from Veerle Moreels…

 

2017-02-11 Visible Image - crack stamp - mixed media tag - Veerle Moreels

 

For my previous project I shared a video tutorial where I worked with one of the new word stamps Visible Image released called ‘Scars’  Well today I would like to sneak in and show a second project I made using the same stamp ^.^ I can’t help it…I just think it’s such a beautiful stamp.

I needed some structure this time and ended up with this mixed media tag…



2017-02-11 Visible Image - stamps - scars quote - mixed media tag - Veerle Moreels


I gave my butterfly some scars using the crackle stamp from the ‘Create it’ set.



Stamps used:


Scars

Visible Image Scars sentiment journal COL stamp


Create it

Visible Image Create It face extras COL stamp set



Wow what an absolutely beautiful tag ♡  Thank you Veerle!
Such a gorgeous representation of these words.

You will find more of Veerle’s inspiring projects over on her blog and YouTube channel.


Thank you so much for visiting our blog today.


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Come back tomorrow for something magical from Nicky ♡

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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Dream…

Hello there! We have some stunning new inspiration to share with you from Teresa Morgan…


This week I have been using my Gelli Plate to create some fun backgrounds for my stamping projects. I have prepared a video for you showing how easy it is to whip up a batch of monoprints ready to be turned into cards, journal pages, tags and more.



I took one of them and added more details with my Visible Image stamps and WOW powders embossing powder to create this cool card:



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The dreamcatchers are stamped and embossed onto heat resistant acetate before being attached with 3d glue gel.








I hope you enjoyed the video, don’t forget to subscribe to my YouTube channel to see more fun techniques and projects from me.



Stamps Used:

Visometry

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Imagine Dream Inspire

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No Space for Dreams

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Universal (featured in video)

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Teenage Kicks (featured in video)

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Wow! We absolutely love this card.. such a gorgeous background and our dreamcatchers look beautiful ♡
Thank you for your fantastic video too Teresa!  You will find more of Teresa’s cards and projects over on her blog.



Did you see NEW stamps preview #15 earlier today???


Preview #16 will be along shortly… and do not miss tomorrow’s final reveal!
We hear there may even be a sneak peek shared on Facebook this evening!



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Live In The Moment

Good morning, afternoon or evening! Wow this week is going quickly!

Teresa Morgan is here to inspire you on the blog today with a fantastic mixed media project…



Good Morning!! Have you been enjoying the new release previews?? The DT have and we can’t wait to get our hands on them to start creating some inspirational samples for you all!! For now we are contenting ourselves by playing with our existing stash…this week I have a mixed media journal page to share – I have lots of step by step photos to help you through the creative process, hope you enjoy it!



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I started by Mod Podging some book page and corrugated card to my background piece of cardstock:


I added some lace and mesh before painting a layer of gesso to blend it all in and prepare for ink/paint:


Sprays are so easy to use:


Some are misted over the page, others I tapped in blobs to create more visual interest:


Let this dry… and work on the tag. I stamped the music score and blended inks around the edge:


The dragonfly is stamped with Archival ink and coloured with the Dylusions and Cosmic Shimmer sprays:


Back to the main piece – I added some stencil detail with black modelling paste:


The sentiment is embossed with black powder and highlights added with a white gel pen:


You can see some of the pretty gold shimmer here too:


I love all the texture details:


Little doodled detail:


Even the lace picks up the sparkle and shimmer:


Some details added with a white gel pen and black fineliner complete this page….
thanks for sticking through all the pictures, I hope that they help explain how I build this type of project!!





Stamps Used:


Live In The Moment

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Music Speaks

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Wow! Absolutely love this Teresa thank you ♡ Great to see how it came together too!  You can find more of Teresa’s cards and projects over on her blog.



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Thanks for visiting today 🙂


We hope you will pop back later to see preview #8.


Have a great day!

Mark & Helen xx

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The Ripple Effect

Good morning! Or maybe it’s afternoon or evening where you are! Thank you so much for visiting our blog today.

Teresa Morgan is here with some awesome inspiration for you…

Welcome back to today’s Thrilling Thursday post for Visible Image stamps. Today I am sharing the project I created for the January issue of Craft Stamper magazine – a gorgeous canvas!



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I used a 12 inch square black canvas – if you can’t get a black one, then just paint a white one with black gesso or acrylic paint and allow to dry.I stamped the ripples in a diagonal design across the canvas using Versamark ink so I could emboss with metallic embossing powders. Don’t worry if your stamped images aren’t perfect – canvas is textured and can be tricky to get a clean image. A lot will be covered once the canvas is finished.



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I took some black card and stamped and embossed several sets of ripples before cutting the different rings apart with a sharp craft knife. These are attached with Pinflair glue gel to create a dimensional effect.



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Finally I stamped and embossed the sentiment on black card, cut apart and attached with glue gel before setting aside to dry.



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Stamps Used:

The Ripple Effect

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Tomorrow Doesn’t Exist

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Stunning canvas Teresa and it looked great in the magazine! Thank you ♡

We absolutely love how Teresa used our Ripple Effect stamp! You can find more of Teresa’s awesome cards and projects over on her blog.



Are you intrigued to see our first NEW release of 2017.. well the wait is almost over!

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We will be starting to preview our new stamps this evening!

So pop back here later or come on over to our Facebook group to join in with the excitement!



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Mark & 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…


Helloooooo,

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!

 

 
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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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Project Galleries so much gorgeous inspiration ♡
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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

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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.



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 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

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Imperfection is Beauty – Visible Image

Hi there, thanks for visiting us 🙂

Nicky Gilburt is here to inspire you on the blog today with a gorgeous card…


Hello,

Here’s my latest card.

The main stamps used are from Imperfection is Beauty, and the background features two stamps from The Ripple Effect


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How apt that this is the set that I chose to play with, I had previously made a set of backgrounds with Distress inks, spritzers and paints, and this was one of my least favourites, as I felt it was less than perfect, the ink hadn’t spread evenly across the sheet, making a mottled effect botttom left. However….




when I stamped the two scripty flowers onto separate pieces of coloured card, and cut them out, it all seemed to work. And I thought that the effect actually seemed….right!




I used the bubble circle outlines and stamped and embossed with white, making it super easy to roughly fill them in with watercoloured distress ink. I used the same colour to stamp the other full circles, to tie them together, and stamped random patterns round the edge of my design to add interest and highlights.



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Happy Crafting!
Nicky xx


We love this card ♡ Gorgeous background.. Thanks Nicky!

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


Be sure to come back and visit us soon for more gorgeous inspiration from the team.

Mark & Helen xx

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Rain is confetti from the sky – Visible Image

Thanks for coming to visit us here on the Visible Image blog today!

Elina Strömberg is here with a fabulous journal page…


The snowy white scenery is starting to change again; temperature is rising and snowfall is shifting to wet rain. Instead of complaining about the changing weather I decided to take a positive perspective and created a happy art journal page:


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First I painted the background with blue acrylic paints, then ‘white-washed’ the entire page with applying a thin layer of white paint with a baby wipe. I continued with stamping vertical lines on the background with white paint, using the rain background stamp from Visible Image ‘Sparkle In The Rain’ set. The same stamp (together with the puddles stamp from the same set) was used also for finishing the page; I stamped over the acrylic paint using grey StazOn ink.

The lovely girl image was stamped twice on blue cardstock and heat embossed using black and red embossing powders.



Even though the page is quite flat there are many layers of paint and stamping. The textures on the background are texture paste applied through a stencil. For both blending the white texture paste into the background but also for highlighting the fun textures I dry-brushed the background with a hint of blue acrylic paint.

The lovely quote I picked up from Pinterest, wrote on white cardstock, cut out, and glued on the page. Done!




I came across another quote by Louise Hay: “There’s no such thing as good weather, or bad weather. There’s just weather and your attitude towards it.” I think the girl on my art journal page could not agree more!



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



Wishing you a wonderful week,
Hugs,

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Live Like Tomorrow Doesn’t Exist – Visible Image

Hello there! Thank you for visiting our blog today.

Gez Butterworth has a fabulous mixed media card to share with you today created with our awesome Tomorrow Doesn’t Exist stamp set…



Good morning! I am delighted to be sharing a card with you today created for Visible Image

I am really enjoying creating backgrounds with the fabulous range of paints and special mediums from DecoArt teamed together with the fabulous images from Visible Image what more can you ask for !!!

First of all I created a background using Black Gesso and washi tape followed by some random stencilling. I coloured some of the Texture Sand Paste with Pyrrole Red acrylic paint.


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I painted over most of the texture paste to help push it into the background.using media fluid acrylic paints.



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Once everything was dried I spritzed the background with DecoArt media Misters..



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Then getting quite lost in the process.. again ! I forgot to take photographs.. I added some clear crackle glaze over the top of the texture sand paste and ink drips to see what would happen.. I LOVE the result..

I just had to show you a glorious close up !

Gorgeous textures and crackle !



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My finished card..


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Does it get any better !!

I stamped directly onto the background using stamps from the Tomorrow Doesn’t Exist stamp set.. masked the girl and added some ink splats and glittery swirly doodles !

Thank you for calling and leaving a comment if you get the chance.



Don’t forget you can see lots more Visible Image inspiration here..


[Visible Image Shop] for all your stamps and MDF monoliths ♥
 

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Happy creating, Gez



Absolutely stunning card! Thank you Gez ♡ You will find more fabulous projects by Gez over on her blog

We hope you will come back and visit us again soon!

Mark & Helen xx

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