How Fragile Are We

Good Evening! Thank you for visiting our blog today.

Veerle Moreels is here with a stunning new tag…


How fragile we are…

How fragile are we…



It always amazes me how, by just switching the two last words from place, you get (well I get) a completely different feeling. And depending on what the feeling is that is racing inside of me I’ll choose one or the other…



And it isn’t very hard to make a project using these words. Visible Image has enough stamps that match these words AND the little reminder I want to give myself.  Choosing the colors wasn’t hard either… this project needed black and white. And then this little tiny red heart…at the end of a very fine root of the tree.



Clean and simple, yet strong enough for me with all my tiny elements coming together…



Stamps Used:


How Fragile




Leave Your Fears




Such a beautiful tag Veerle.. thank you  ♡

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Handmade Creative Travellers Journal

Hello and Happy Monday to you! We hope you had a lovely weekend.

We have lots of stunning inspiration here on the Visible Image blog today with 3 of our awesome Design Team bringing you brand new projects. First up today is Veerle Moreels…


All those creative ideas in my head… Some of them are just things I’m really looking forward in creating so I’m sure I will not forget them. And then there are those tiny details I think about… I just might forget about those so I write them down. Years ago on tiny little papers and I had heaps of them laying all around in the house. But I got tired of them so decided to make my own traveler’s notebook.  I bought a piece of leather and some notebooks, cut it all to the size I wanted and I was ready.




It was all black ( of course ^.^) until today. I had some playtime and created some less-is-more kind of covers for my journals. Just some color and some stamps that I needed on there as little personal reminders. Now to get all the creative inspiration in there ^.^



With the piece of leather that was left I made myself a little agenda that will get the same treatment: a pop of color and some beautiful stamps  ^.^


I think I can’t get any more organised: a bullet journal ( find post RIGHT HERE), a creative travelers notebook and a new agenda ^.^

 

Stamps Used:


Create With Your Soul




Music Speaks






This is a fantastic idea Veerle! Love your first pages ♡
Thank you!

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My Pisces Son

Hello! The sun is shining here in South Wales and we have some fantastic inspiration from Jane Tyrrell here on the blog today…

Good morning, it’s time for my weekly dose of Visible Image inspiration and for today I can finally share the card I made for my son for his birthday on 24 February.

Daisy (my granddaughter) helped me make a quick lemon sponge birthday cake for her uncle (my son is not a fan of cake and this was a version he prefers of my standard Victoria sandwich cake). She so proudly carried it in..



and helped him blow out the candles..



We had such a fab day together, special family time.



So now to share his card!

I used the following stamps…



Pisces from the Zodiac collection..




and Elemental background stamp..




Plus the Time Tunnel stencil..




I made my background with acrylic inks plus some Lindy’s sprays which have a gorgeous sheen. It’s so hard to show in a photo taken in the evening when I was working.




As it was A4 size I cut it up



I added some background stamping using elemental

and some stencilling using white ink.




I stamped and embossed some of the fish and all the Pisces words onto black card and fussy cut them out.


I then put my card design together…




As I had some spare pieces of this background I also made a bookmark for him. I added 2 fish..



and cut up the letters of the Pisces word and mounted them on snippets of black card..




Here are both projects together…




A close up to show the cool elemental stamped background…




and a final collage…




My daughter is also a Pisces and her birthday is coming up next week, so I will be sharing a very different Pisces card for her next Monday…. she now lives at the seaside, so I knew the just the theme to use.


Enjoy your week, we have a very special little 4 year old visitor coming to stay today until Thursday… yes my darling Daisy Jane. No doubt the minute she gets here she will want to start some crafting 😁
Must dash, I have a sweet girlie to collect….


Back soon.


Bye for now,
Jane x



These are brilliant Jane.. what a great idea to make the bookmark with the left over card! Your background and colour choices are superb.. LOVE THEM! Thank you ♡

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Mother’s Day

Good Evening! We are back with more gorgeous inspiration from Jane Tyrrell…


It’s another marvelous Monday and time for my weekly dose of Visible Image inspiration.

The next “event” in my card making is Mother’s day, which falls here in the UK on Sunday 11 March.  I needed to make some cards for selling at Dotty’s tea house and decided to use the top line of the brilliant “Mother” definition stamp in my designs.

(Next week I will be sharing another card where I have used the whole of this stamp…watch this space)



I also wanted to use some specific words from the Written in the Stars collection. I used words from the Aries, Cancer and Pisces set but you could easily chose any… I think it is lovely to be able to be so personal.




I stamped and embossed them in white on black card and then fussy cut them out.




The warmer weather made me also reach for my more summery stamps and 2 sets which I have not used for a while. The original butterfly was a very early Visible Image stamp I bought many years ago and is now part of this fab set.






I also used my Fibres stencil




I made my design in 2 colourways and it is interesting to see how different they look.


I used red and blue distress inks for this colour way with some stenciling using purple.


 



and for a “hot version” I used yellows and oranges. This was my background mid way..



I then added some red distress through the fibres stencil to really spice it up.



Here is my “sunny” version which I also added a few sequins to…



They look so different don’t they?



Here are a few close ups..




You can mix and match the extra words..








and a last shot of them side by side..



It will be interesting to see which colourway sells first in Dotty’s!



Next week I will share some more Mothers’ day card ideas using a different set of Visible Image stamps.


Thanks so much for stopping by today and for the kind comments you take the time to leave me. Despite my sunny cards it looks as though the weather is returning to winter this week… brrr it has been so cold and there may even some snow in the south of England. Keep snug wherever you are.


Back soon.


Bye for now,
Jane x



These cards are absolutely stunning Jane! Your stencilled backgrounds are fabulous and our butterflies look wonderful. Perfect choice of words too.. thank you ♡

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Cosmic Skies

Hi there! Apologies that we have neglected our blog for a few days.. we needed to spend every minute dispatching orders and continuing with the unpacking in our super new premises!

Our Design Team have lots of gorgeous new projects so we’ll be catching up with them over the next few days.


Jane Tyrrell has a fantastic new card to share…




Today is my weekly Design Team inspiration for Visible Image. This week I chose to use another of the fab older sentiments which works perfectly for my post today.



This stamp has such a unique typeface. I have often used the “eye” as a partner for this stamp but I decided I wanted to showcase this great sentiment all by itself.


I had the idea to stamp the sentiment on clear acetate “window” and then create a very textured starry sky.


This is my Distress Oxide starry sky..



 To add some sparkly stars I used sparkle medium through the


Cosmic Skies stencil..




 I used a clear based one as the inks soak into the medium and take up a wonderful glow…



I made my “window” and used little star brads in each corner to attach my sentiment.




Here is my finished card..


In real life it has a very textured sparkle, just like the sky at night twinkling..




Thanks so much for stopping by and for the lovely comments you take the time to leave me.

Back soon.


Bye for now,

Jane x



 Awesome card Jane.. your cosmic sky is stunning! Thank you ♡

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Mark & Helen xx




Somewhere In Time…

Good Evening! We are back with our 3rd dose of awesome inspiration this evening!

We’re really excited to share the very first Design Team project by Heather Mitchell…




I was super inspired when my Visible Image DT kit arrived (and just a little blown away at the awesomeness of the stamps).  I got very excited as, even though they’re sold in sets, they are so interchangeable and many of the images and sentiments can be used in different ways… which, as a crafter, is just fabulous!



The Somewhere in Time set really caught my eye.  I love the fractured pocket watch… it seemed to represent how I’m feeling at the moment.


Obviously, me being me, I had to start with an inky background and so I reached for some watercolour paper and my Distress Oxide’s



I loved the stormy look I created with the Oxide and spritzed with gold ink to add a little sparkle


I’ve added elements of ‘Fibres‘ and the gorgeous ‘Strobes‘ stencils before stamping the text from ‘Scripted Streets‘ and the cogs from ‘Somewhere in Time’



I placed the ‘Strobe’ stencil so it looks like light is shining onto the main image




Text stamps are a great way to add texture and break up areas of colour


Once the background was complete, I could start adding the main images.  Using Wow! Embossing powder, I stamped the background of the watch and added the detailed image over the top once cooled



The detail on Visible Image stamps is just incredible…
even the smallest detail stamps perfectly every time


To break up the text, I’ve used the rain stamp from the ‘Sparkle in the Rain‘ set before adding the sentiment.  The title ‘Time’ stamp is from the ‘Somewhere in Time’ set and the sentiment from ‘What Really Matters



I hope you like my first post for Visible Image, it’s been quite daunting… and for those of you that like to know what’s been used, here’s a list of the magic ingredients used in this project:




Visible Image Products:


Somewhere in Time




Scripted Streets




Sparkle in the Rain




What Really Matters




Fibres stencil




Strobes stencil




Distress Ink Pads:
Oxides: Iced Spruce, Antique Linen and Vintage Photo Oxides Tumbled Glass
Distress Ink: Tumbled Glass, Tea Dye
Distress Spray Stain: Tarnished Brass



Wow! Embossing Powders:
Primary Ebony Super Fine, Metallic Silver



Other Items:
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist ‘Basically Bare’



Love this card.. the colours are so stunning together and all the background stamping looks fantastic.
Thank you Heather ♡

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We will be back tomorrow with the very first project from Lisa Taggart!


If you missed any of our earlier posts today, you’ll find them HERE!


Thanks for visiting our blog today.

Mark & Helen xx