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

The Greatest Journey Lies Ahead

Hello there! Thanks for popping in today.

We have more awesome inspiration to share with you for this weekend’s show on Create and Craft TV!

First up today is Elina Strömberg…

Hi and happy Thursday!

Today I’m sharing with you two colourful tags that I made over the wonderful long weekend:



This time I did not use ready made manila tags but die-cut the size 8 tags myself. Actually I cut both tags twice; once from solid purple paper and once from a colourful paper I had inked with Distress Oxide inks. Oh how I love playing with those!



Whenever I’m working on a colourful background I like to use some contrasting black and white elements that really make the vivid colours pop. Using the fun ‘Visometry’ stamp set by Visible Image I stamped the same geometrical shape several times on a white paper, coloured the triangles with black and grey markers and cut out. It’s always fun to find new ways for using your favourite stamps!

In addition to the Distress Oxide layers I created more background patterns with Visible Image ‘Scripted Streets‘ stamp. The tiny black splashes are black ink.

The word stamps are from Visible Image ‘Destination Unknown‘ stamp set. Again I mixed and matched the quotes in a new way; love that creative puzzle play!

I did not use any dimensional elements on the tags, so both of them are thin which makes them perfect bookmarks, too. I think that the quote text is matching that use; when you have a good book in your hand you know that a great adventure always lies ahead!



 

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



           



Wishing you a nice week. Many thanks for stopping by!


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Reveal Yourself

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

Veerle Moreels is here with a stunning tag….


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


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




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



 

Stamps Used:

Own it

Face it



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

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



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Have a great day!

Mark & Helen xx

Colourful World

Hello! We are here to share more gorgeous inspiration with you here on the blog.

Elina Strömberg has two stunning tags to share with you today…


Hi and happy Thursday!

Even if spring has not really started in Finland yet, my mind is already shifted from dull grey winter to the colourful, blooming season ahead of us. Inspired by the increasing amount of colour in the scenery I made two tags with Visible Image stamps and Distress Oxide colours in the background:



One of the coolest things about new Distress Oxide inks is that you can easily layer the colours and create vibrant colour combinations.


Just dry each colour layer with your heat gun before applying the next layer; new layers will not react with the ones underneath.



For both of these tags I used three different Distress colours. For highlighting the colours even more
it’s always a good thing to use a bit of black or white for contrast; those will make the colours pop!

I added a hint of black with a Visible Image script background stamp. I did not use a mounting block
but held the stamp it in my hand, bending it when stamping the texture on the tag.



I added some texture on the tag by gluing down pieces of a honeycomb chipboard sheet.

Then I stamped the lovely flowers in three sizes on white paper, coloured them with Promarkers and cut out.
Before gluing them on the tags I bent the flower petals gently for creating a dimensional look.

I decorated the flowers with small seed beads.


 


As much I love the quote text on the ‘Black & White World’ stamp I had to cut it to smaller pieces in order to fit the texts on the tags. In addition I did not want to cover the colourful background complete with the word strips, so leaving out parts of the quote was the way to go this time.

Reassembling the quote on both of the tags was actually a fun thing to do; versatile stamps can be used in so many ways!



For more information on the lovely Visible Image stamps I used please click on the pictures below:

           



Wishing you a beautiful week filled with colour!


Hugs,

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Trying To Find Some Colour

Hi there! Thanks for visiting our blog!

Veerle Moreels is here sharing her latest Design Team project today…






I love the project I’m showing today …if I may say so.  And that has all to do with this word stamp from Visible Image of course.

How true can this one be…tell me… how black and white can this world sometimes be. How often do you find yourself standing opposite of something or someone, wishing you could just knock it right down on the floor?

But you should never forget there is always that tiny bit of color, even if it’s not visible at that same difficult moment…it really is there <3





Stamps Used:


Black and White World


Scripted Streets



Wow! Stunning tag! Love your interpretation of this quote Veerle, thank you ♡

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



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Mark & Helen xx

Bold and Beautiful

Hello there! We have yet another stunning project to share with you here on the blog today.

Over to Pauline Butcher…

Hi again,
 
It’s my turn to share a little Visible Image love, this is a rather large 10″ tall black tag,
and I’ve used the awesome Dare to Swim stamp set on it.




I stamped the small fishes with Versamark, and heat embossed them, using three blues of embossing powders.




The bubbles were stamped using a white ink pad, and the seaweed heat embossed with green powder.
I then stamped the jellyfish with Versamark and heat embossed with a yellow powder, the sentiment was done in the same way.




I coloured the jellyfish using Stickles, and gave it a glow using a white crayon.



Stamps Used:


Dare To Swim

Own It


Thanks so much for visiting,
hugs Pauline xxxxx
 



Wow such a gorgeous tag, those bubbles are stunning, as is the jellyfish! Thank you Pauline ♡

You will find more of Pauline’s gorgeous inspiration over on her blog.


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Stay tuned for another amazing Design Team project, Nicky will be here next with another real ‘wow’ card!

See you soon!

Mark & Helen xx

Don’t Let Them Dim Your Light

Good Morning! (Or maybe it’s afternoon or evening where you are!). We have another day packed full of inspirational blog posts as we continue to share all the latest creations from our amazing Design Team, and wow have they been creating some awesome stuff!

Next up is Veerle Moreels with a stunning tag and another brilliant video tutorial…



Look at the beautiful quote,  and the beautiful word SHINE which were added to this set when it had a makeover earlier this year.


Now… curious what I made?




QUICK TIP: for those who don’t have a misti or stamping tool: hold your two pieces of paper together by using some temporarily tape at the back while stamping. When you are ready separate them before using the embossing powder ^.^




Stamps used:

Shining Bright


Glimmer of Light



Wow what a gorgeous tag! Again such an incredible interpretation of the brilliant quote! Thank you Veerle ♡

We hope you enjoyed Veerle’s video tutorial.. why not subscribe to her channel.
And 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 Teresa with our Stay Wild set!


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

Mark & Helen xx

 

Anything Is Possible

Hello! We are back with more incredible inspiration for you!

Veerle has created a stunning tag and has also made a video tutorial for this project too…


A few weeks ago I showed you this card using the Visible Image ‘Believe in Unicorns’ stamp set.



And I have had some more fun using it in not one but two projects ^.^


My daughter, who loves the moon, asked me to make her a bookmark creating a universe and this moon.
Now I never had made a universe background so I had a tryout… and I filmed it for you ^.^





And the bookmark…



So two more projects using the same set yet looking completely different!

 

Stamps Used:

Believe in Unicorns



Gorgeous projects Veerle thank you ♡ Loving those backgrounds!

We hope you enjoyed Veerle’s video tutorial.. why not subscribe to her channel.
And you will find more gorgeous projects over on Veerle’s blog.


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Next up on the blog is a fabulous canvas created by Nicky!

See you soon!

Mark & Helen xx

 

The Battles We Have Won

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

 

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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…



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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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Destination Unknown

Hello! We promised you more NEW stamps inspiration this weekend so we are here to deliver!!!

Over to Nicky Gilburt who has created something rather awesome…


Another sample from this month’s launch of Visible Image’s new collection of stamps, today I’m sharing a card I made with two sets, Destination Unknown, and a pair of awesome background stamps, Scripted Streets

 

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I first prepared my background with my new Tim Holtz distress crayons. I used the neutral tones, the main colour being my new favourite, Rusty Hinge, but I mixed it with lighter and darker tones to achieve an aged, rustic look.


My whole background sheet was a piece of A5 Mixed Media card. From this I was able to make my square background AND my tag.


TOP TIP! If you are preparing backgrounds in advance of a project, always cover an area larger than the one you might choose to use; you then have spare colour matched background for text or testing mediums on (which was how this tag started, if I’m truthful! I was testing the background stamps on it)


So as you can see, I used the background stamps first, to add a little interest to the square, and then I stamped the words around the page, and triple stamped a few for shadow.


I filled spaces with arrows and arranged my tag, using string to secure it to the card.


Although the base card is kraft card, as you can see, all the work was done on white card, which I then distressed round the edges and mounted onto black, with just a tiny border, This works in two ways; it strengthens and flattens the mixed media card which by now has been quite ‘worked on’, and it draws the eye to the detail.

 

The planes and boats….! Adorable, and inspired!

I stamped onto thin white card, used grey distress ink to watercolour a small amount of shadow onto each one, and adhered them to the card, some flat, some on pads.

 

 

All of the stamps used to make this card are available on preorder (although not long to wait now!)



Visible Image Destination Unknown paper boat plane COL stamp set



Scripted Streets

Visible Image Scripted Streets map script COL stamp set


Helen, Mark and the Design Team will be showcasing all the new stamps from the February release, so be sure not to miss out by liking and following their Facebook page.

 

Happy crafting!
Nicky


AMAZING card! WOW! Thank you Nicky ♡

Love how the monochrome of the paper boats and planes stands out against the rusty sepia tones of the background.

You will find more of Nicky”s inspiring cards and projects over on her blog.


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Thank you so much for visiting our blog today, please pop back tomorrow to see what Veerle has been playing with…

Have a great Saturday!

Mark & Helen xx

 

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Baby It’s Cold Outside – Visible Image

Hello! Are you feeling festive yet? Teresa Morgan is here on the blog today with a fantastic Christmas tag…



It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas……and I have a festive tag to share with you all today, using some fabulous Visible Image stamps:

 

I die cut two blank tags using my Tim Holtz Sizzix die, and then used a Sizzix Mixed Media die to cut the holes in one of the blanks. Several shades of blue and black Distress Ink are blended over the tag. I added more pattern to the tag by splatting some water on the inks and blotting off.



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Jack is stamped with Archival Ink and coloured with Distress Inks using a water brush – this gives a softer, looser effect than colouring with markers. I randomly stamped some snowflakes over the tag before adding the sentiment at the top. Jack is attached with 3d foam pads, and the second blank tag is glued behind the decorated one to complete the piece.



Visible Image Stamps - Snowman Jack set



Stamps Used:

Snowman Jack Set

snowman-jack-col-christmas-snowflake-stamp-set


I hope that you enjoyed today’s project, don’t forget to check out the links below for more inspiration!!

Visible Image Facebook Group – DT inspiration, monthly Show and Tell contest, hang out with other Visible Image fans and share your work

Visible Image Facebook Page – all the latest news and information

Visible Image Pinterest Boards – inspirational projects

Visible Image on Instagram – daily dose of inspiration straight to your phone, don’t forget to tag us in your projects too!



Thank you Teresa ♡  Awesome tag!

You can see more of Teresa’s brilliant cards and projects over on her blog.



Thanks for visiting us here on the Visible Image blog today… come back soon!


Have a great day!

Mark & Helen xx

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Halloween Tag – Visible Image

Hello! Thanks for coming to visit us here on the Visible Image blog today. We have a fantastic tag from Elina Strömberg to share with you today…


Hi

Only a week to Halloween! Wow!

Even if Halloween is not such a big thing in Finland I can feel the Halloween excitement rising as my kids are making plans for their Halloween parties. Their joy and eagerness is so contagious.

I haven’t made too many Halloween themed paper crafting projects in the past, but the recent stamp set, ‘Mr Bone Jangles‘ by Visible Image got me inspired. Funny how those skulls and skeletons are at the same time creepy and cute! I used the large skull for a Halloween themed tag:


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The size 8 tag base is die-cut twice; once from orange cardstock and once from black texture paper. Before attaching the tags I tore the paper on top and bottom edges, revealing a bit of the orange background after the tags were glued together. While waiting for the glue to dry I dry brushed a hint of white gesso on the black background. A very thin layer of white gesso is always an easy way to highlight the main items.

I stamped the skull on white cardstock and coloured it with grey and yellow markers. After colouring I removed the eye and nose areas with a crafting knife and fuzzy cut the skull out. For creating more dimenstion on the card I pressed the edges of the skull with a stylus, and attached the image on a piece of black cardstock with 3D foam pads.



The little spiders I had bought from a local ‘Tiger’ store that sells fun decoration items for low prices. After gluing them on the tag I brushed some white gesso on them, too.


The tag turned out just the way I wanted. Creepy spooky, but fun!


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


Visible Image Mr Bone Jangles skull COL stamp set

 

Wishing you a sunny October day! Thanks for visiting my blog!


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Mixed Media Tags by Denisa – Visible Image Stamps

Hi there! Today we are sharing two stunning mixed media tags by Denisa Gryczova‎


So excited to share my latest projects made for Visible Image. I was lucky to try out brand new goodies from Visible Image. The first fabulous stamp is such a gorgeous image of the dragonfly. I simply adore these detailed wings. The second one is awesome unicorn silluette covered in beautiful sparkles.


Each of the stamps is accompanied with a sentiment that can be used separately. As I did on the second tag. Versatile – this is what they truly are!


Besides they´re deeply etched for perfectly stamped images. And packed in super plastic bags that will last forever. Irresistable, aren´t they?!


Here are the two mixed media tags I created using these perfect yummy stamps.



Visible Image stamps - Dragonfly - Mixed Media Tag - Denisa


The dragonfly image was hot embossed on the vellum paper, cut out and glued on the mixed media background. No doubt it´s gonna be my No.1 stamp!



 Visible Image stamps - A Little Magic - Mixed Media Tag - Denisa


Here the sentiment was simply stamped on the tag using black Archival ink.



Stamps used:





Both images are waiting to be pre- ordered. Just click on the title and you´re in the shop.



Happy stamping!
Hugs!



These tags are so beautiful Denisa ♡ Thank you! Loving all that texture ♡


We will be back tomorrow with an awesome Monolith from Katy Leitch! And something fabulous from Elina Stromberg… created with our NEW stamps!

Enjoy the rest of your evening!

Mark & Helen xx

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Learn To Fly Again – Visible Image Stamps

Hello! We’re back (as promised!) with more fabulous inspiration!

Over to Pauline Butcher…

Hi there, 

I’m back again with a tag I’ve made, using an awesome set of Visible Image Stamps. This is one of the brand new designs, that are ready to pre-order now!
 
The set I’ve used on this tag is ‘Learn to Fly Again‘.
 
Visible Image stamps - Learn To Fly Again - Birds and feather stamps - Pauline Butcher

 

I used Distress inks for the background of the tag, the brighter the better, lol, and blended them together. I stamped the birds onto heat resistant acetate, using Versamark, then heat embossed using a gold sparkle embossing powder. I cut the acetate close to the outside birds and attached it to the tag with 3D gel.
 


On a separate piece of card, I stamped the feather in various colours to match the background, and a few in the same gold embossing powder, I then fussy cut them all, then made a nest with some corrugated kraft card and garden twine, and added some gold glitter too.

 

 
The sentiment was stamped onto Kraft card using Versamark, and heat embossed with white embossing powder, and torn around, I added some tacky glue, and some gold glitter to make it pop.
 


Pop over the the webshop and check out all the fantastic new Visible Image designs HERE.
 
Mark and I will be demoing some of them on Create and Craft TV, on Sunday 14th February (Yep, Valentines Day) at 10am. 

Catch the programme on SKY 674, FREEVIEW 36, VIRGIN 748 or FREESAT 813.


See you again soon,
Hugs, Pauline xxxx



Such gorgeous tag ♡ Thank you Pauline ♡  

We are very excited for the show!!!


We’ll be back tomorrow with a very colourful card  from Corrie and an amazing Monolith from Susanne!

Enjoy the rest of your day 🙂

Mark & Helen xx

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Listen To Your Heart – Visible Image stamps

Hi there, we hope you are having a nice relaxing Sunday 🙂

We are having a busy day here at the office… with our next Create and Craft TV show 3 weeks today, and the UK trade show the week after there is much to do!!! Especially with the HUGE number of new releases we have planned! All very exciting indeed.


Today’s inspiration comes from our US Design Team member Kim Johnny. Over to Kim…



Hello!

Welcome back to my first post of 2016 for Visible Image, yay!

I started off with a tag shape and I fully intended for it to be a tag with ribbon and all….but it sort of stayed as a small canvas. I am happy with the bright result, hope you like it!

The base of my tag is heavy watercolor paper. I chose to use the smooth side, for me it makes a better stamped impression. I stamped the PlasmaInk Splats and Retro Dots Background stamps in clear, bright white and red embossing powders before anything else.


Visible Image stamps - Listen To Your Heart - Kim Johnny


When I start a project, I rarely know where I am going with it. I mean I have an idea, tag, canvas, ATC but I never know where I am going to end up. With this one, I had a moment of panic and almost tossed it aside. The red plasma was so opposite against all the white I wasn’t sure what to do. I let it sit….and sit….and finally came back (days) later to attempt to complete it.




For the background I used Nuance water soluble powdered dye available here. I love the bright intense colors they create. The embossing acts a wonderful resist. Once I got the warm colors on the paper, I felt much better!




For the focal point I used one of my favorite sentiments, “Listen to your Heart” from the “This is Me” stamp set. I think I just need to remember to listen to my heart more and shut the nagging brain voices down, what do you think?


Thanks so  much for stopping by today!
hugs ‘n peace,
~kim


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This is awesome Kim! So bright and funky… really cheerful on this cold day! Thank you… and you should definitely listen to your heart more ♡



We will be back a little later with another preview from our February release 🙂



There’s still time to enter our ‘Freebie Friday giveaway’ over on our Facebook Page
there is a chance to WIN this awesome stamp set before it is even released...


Sparkle in the Rain PROMO


Now how cool would that be?!



Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Mark & Helen xx

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Visible Image @ Hobbycrafts show – NEC Birmingham

Hi There! Thanks for coming to visit our blog today.

It’s a quick post this evening as we are doing the final prep for the biggest craft show of the year here in the UK… Hobbycrafts @ the NEC in Birmingham!

It’s been a crazy busy few weeks making, cutting and packaging all the stamps to take to the show, but now that it’s all done we are getting excited for the show and looking forward to seeing lots of you there 🙂 We will have some great offers on our stand, and we also have one of our fabulous Demonstrators, Pauline Butcher, holding ‘Make & Take’ sessions on our stand.

If you would like to come and join in the stamping fun, you’ll need to head over to book in on stand B09 first thing, as places are limited!

Here are the fantastic tags Pauline will be teaching you to create during the Make & Take sessions…

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We’ll be creating with inks, glitter and some of our awesome funky Music stamps!

While we are away, our amazing team will still be bringing you their daily inspiration. You can find it over in our Facebook Group or on our Facebook page. And we will catch up with all their wonderful projects here on the blog when we are back next week.

We will also be showcasing the wonderful PINK challenge entries next week too! Thank you to everyone who entered… and to everyone who donated or bought our Stay Strong stamp. Our grand total over on our Just Giving Page for Breast Cancer Care stands at £475.50…. that’s 95% of our target so it’s AMAZING!

Have a great week, and we hope you’ll come and say ‘Hi’ if you are coming to the NEC… you’ll find us on stand B09, the 2nd row from the start! You won’t be able to miss us 😉

Take care,

Mark & Helen xx

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Awesome Tags Tutorial @ Visible Image

Hi there! Thanks for popping over to our blog today. 

Kim Robertson has put together some brilliant step by step tutorials for the amazing tags she created for her ‘Make & Take’ projects at the Ally pally show. We hope you will have a go…

Hello my lovelies

This post shows you how I created the tags for the ‘make and take’ sessions during the recent show at Ally Pally with Visible Image.

I created a Christmas one and a UTEE one! We had a great time, and everyone seemed to enjoy themselves and went away with a tag they had created themselves, using several different techniques. Many of the ladies and gents had never even touched a stamp or inks before, and were very happily surprised at how special their tags looked, and they were all totally individual!

We were fully booked by around 10.30-11 for the Saturday sessions and just had a few places left on Sunday, but we did tweak the 6 seat table into 7 and 8 sometimes to accommodate where we could through both days, but still had several people asking for spaces throughout the show, so that tells me you were all very interested in the gorgeous stamps and techniques we had used on these tags.

Thank you to those of you that came or wanted to join in, and for all the lovely kind words. I do take those words to heart and appreciate every one taking the time to want to speak with me, and Mark and Helen the dynamic duo…  Haha!  I call them this because Visible Image is Mark and Helen.. no huge team, no one helping, just Mark and Helen! They create, make, hand cut, and package every single stamp by hand.. every single deeply etched amazing stamp made by their own fair hands! Going to the show and seeing the work involved in building the stand, again just the two of them! I am in awe… my hat is firmly off to them, yet the stamps are so amazingly priced, and you can do sooo much with them. I thought I would mention all this for those of you who didn’t know!

Here are the step by steps so you can follow along at your leisure, rather than under the time constraints at the show….

The first one is the autumnal tag…



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It was to show the layering of the background and how you can create them but also stamping in to Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel (UTEE).




So to start I took the script stamp that was from the Revolution set of stamps which is still one of my favourite sets. I used it with black archival ink which is oil based so we will need to waft a little heat over it to set it so we don’t smudge it. I was stamping off the page onto paper.

Then rub over with an anti static pad this helps it to dry even further and stops the embossing powder sticking to the archival ink just done. Clean your stamp from using the archival with a wipe and using embossing ink, versamark or perfect medium etc stamp the same script or whatever you would like on the opposite side of the tag or where you would like it, we are avoiding the centre as we will be adding the utee to the centre. Add your embossing powder, I used clear as the tag here is white but you can use white if your tag is buff coloured etc. Heat set.




Next I chose a couple of colours of ink and I colour it corner corner side so what I mean by that is two corners and the opposite side will be one colour and the corners and the opposite side will be the other colour.

Once you have the first layer of ink on the tag (don’t expect  to much at this stage) go back and add a second layer of the same colour to deeply saturate the paper so it should look like the above at this stage.



Next I took my Autumn leaf  from the Colours of the Wind set with Rusty Hinge DI, and added that on the bottom right corner tone on tone, sticking to that theme I added a few more little leaves in the orange with orange and in the blue with the Blue.


To pull the eye more into the centre I added a darker in around the edges at this stage. I didn’t do this bit at the show just purely as we were in a real tight time crunch as the utee part is the longest section of the make and take. Lastly here I sprayed some water into my hand and flicked it onto the tag, I Left it until the ink starts to dissolve (it looks like a ring starts to appear around the edge) once it does that blot off the water with a paper towel, blot don’t rub. I used the dark ink also to stamp a swirl across the hole in the tag and a coupe of other places as another little layer on the backing.


You can see it here.



The Backing is now finished.


You can waft a heat gun over it to dry it but I just put it to one side now to dry while I do the utee section.




This is what we are looking to achieve next.


To keep this a little shorter I will explain how to in easy steps.

  1. Choose sentiment
  2. Cover that stamp in versamark/perfect medium and set aside ready.
  3. Take a small piece of card and add some Versamark/perfect medium straight to the card you can also use tombow glue if you prefer lots of bubbles. (make sure you have enough for your sentiment to fit it)
  4. Tip on UTEE , pour off excess onto paper and tip it back into the pot now before you switch on your heat gun. (pour off don’t tap, we want to build thick layers.
  5. Heat this from BELOW. Once it starts to melt you can heat above but if you do it at this stage you will blow it all over the table, house, furniture, cat, dog  you get the drift haha…
  6. Next if you take a long time putting the gun down and slurping ya tea etc and the utee cools right down you can add more versamark (don’t do it while its molten folks or bye bye versamark) and the next layer of UTEE, if you are quick and you have heated the UTEE and it is still boiling hot tip on more UTEE as it will stick to itself. Melt again.
  7.  Repeat the last stage a third time (three layers of utee).
  8. Have your stamp ready next to you and as soon as your 3rd layer of UTEE is molten and still wet add your stamp into it , push hard but don’t skid it, so straight down onto the utee. once it is set into the utee take your hands off and sit back for a second. Leave it alone to cool slightly. Don’t go make the tea or walk the cat, we don’t want it cold, we just need it to cool off a bit… A. you don’t want to burn yourself and B. you need it to keep its shape when we remove the stamp.
  9. Ok its been a while so pick up the stamp block and pull the card away from it.
VOILA…. You did it…. Marvel at your cleverness… Hehe!


Rip the edges all around , crack the utee ( trust me it looks good. ) then rub a dark ink into the edges that are exposed, I favour walnut stain or vintage photo but if you use blues or your tag is really dark colours consider black, it looks fab.


OK add foam to the back and add it to your tag. choose some nice ribbon for the top and add some bling or a button to cover the knot if you choose or leave it rustic. I also Matted and layered my tag twice using card from my stash to make it nice and thick to last the rigours of the show.


2015-09-17 Visible Image stamps - UTEE - Be Brave -Stay Strong - Kim Robertson



The sets I used on this one were ‘Revolution’, and ‘Colours of the Wind’. And the sentiment is ‘Stay Strong’ which I love. I will show all the sets at the end of the post.





Next is our Christmas tag…. 



2015-09-17 Visible Image stamps - Christmas Tag - Merry Little Christmas - Kim Robertson


So those of you who were at the show saw the sparkle on this tag. It is not showing up on the camera as well, but people were constantly commenting on this sparkle! If I was in the glitter trade I could have sold a fortune lol, but it wasn’t about that, it was showing these stamps off, and how they stand up to all I put them through hehe.


So lets gets started..



I used a slight off white card so for this stage I embossed some snowflakes in clear, If your card is buff coloured like Manila tags then you can emboss in white if you prefer or keep it buff its entirely your choice.

So ink your snowflake with Versamark/Perfect medium and stamp off the edge of the tag, tip on your choice of embossing powder and heat set.



Choose two colours of ink , I used here seedless preserves and peeled paint but it kinda looks like dusty Concorde in this light for pictures. You can use any colours you like together, and at the show it was fantastic the colour schemes and different tags people were creating. I was soooo proud of everyone as they achieved what they thought they couldn’t do…. yeahhhh!!

So again, I colour corner corner side, I like how it comes out and it always works, I use the analogy of how flowers grow, they always seem to be off numbers and look better if you plant them the same in 3’s or 5’s etc.

First layer of ink we are trying to get wet into dry so it will never look really cool with just one layer of ink but this is what it looks like with one (above) it will be patchy and may have some lines etc, do not worry about it just move on.



Next we add a second layer of the same inks, it will start to look much more saturated and more like the real colours and much more blended. Once this is done we will use the same snowflake tone on tone so green on green purple on purple or whatever colours you choose. I added just a few on edges here and there like branches almost as I knew I needed room on the left for my tree and sentiment.

I also spritzed some water in my fingers and flicked it at the tag waiting til it started to dissolve the ink as it is water based (its gets a ring around the edge as it starts to lift) take a piece of kitchen towel or a cloth and dab the water off, dab not rub. You will be left with patches of missing ink which gives us more texture to the background.

If you were doing a water scene you could used these dots and turn them very simply into bubbles as I have done many times before on the blog but I will do again this week to show what I mean.



So this tag I made at home was very much bigger than the ones we used at the show again with time constraints of a ‘make and take’ we had to downsize a little but here I took my tree as I showed on the blog last week used two or three greens (use the colours you want on your tag) and I stamp out three slightly overlapping, then I go on the next layer and overlap and layer them til I have a larger tree, which looks like above.




You can see lots of little white dots on my tree in a zig zag pattern like a pearl string, that is achieved with a white pen making dots so this was next.



Now if you look at the tree, I went back and added gold baubles which are just using a gold gel pen and drawing three circles slightly smaller in size randomly all over the tree, I know we are covering this in glitter so you think it will not show, but it all adds to how it looks at the end, without this step the tree can look flat.



I also added some white around the edge some of the snowflakes in the purple to pull it forward.



Next just above my tree I stamped in Versamark/Perfect Medium and embossed in gold the sentiment that goes with the little tree set, it says ‘Have yourself a merry little Christmas’.


I took a quickie glue pen and dotted it all over the tree randomly, then tipped on some iridescent glitter. Once this was done I took some glue, any that is thicker than the quickie glue that dries clear, and laid down much bigger blobs of glue randomly all over the tree and tied on Glass Glitter. Now glass gitter is the most sparkly shiny glitter ever, but you do have to be careful as it will cut you after all it is glass shards. But, treat it with respect and you can do some amazing things with it. So tip on your glass glitter and tip off the excess, admire the sparkle as it will be reflecting all the iridescent glitter underneath and all the work you have put in to building up to this bit.




I was testing out which bow I wanted at the top of the tag here but I ended up matting and layering this one to make it nice and sturdy for the show, and then going back in with the ribbon at the top and the bow and then I found a nice button which I added too.



2015-09-17 Visible Image stamps - Christmas Tag - Merry Little Christmas - Kim Robertson


Which you can now see all finished on this tag. You can’t see half the sparkle this tag has here as the folks who saw it in person with be able to tell you!


So that was the two finished ‘make and takes’ from the Alexandra Palace craft show this weekend, September 2015.


These are the stamp sets I used on these two tags…







Visible Image Stay Strong sentiment stamp







You can either use these stamps, which are all linked directly to the stamps in the Visible Image shop, or browse through the stamps until you find something you would like to use on your tags. It isn’t about using the same, it is making tags individual to you and who you would like to give it to. The Christmas one can be added to a tree for example and themed to match.

I hope you enjoyed the process of making these tags and would like to give it a go, I was astounded at the quality and clever pieces made at the show as we were limited on time of course being ‘make and takes’ not workshops, but everyone managed to do brilliantly. I really enjoyed meeting you all, and will treasure all the hugs and your kind words.



Again a huge thank you to all who wanted to book, and I apologise to those who could not book on. But, I will be doing a lot more so keep your eyes out… and do ask your local craft shops to ask for Visible Image demo days if you would like us to do that.


Visible Image has some amazing plans coming up, and over the next year you will hear an awful lot about them and see lots of new goodies. They have already got to the stage where they have their own office and are no longer making the stamps from home, which is an amazing achievement, and soon they will be moving forward with the next phases, I am sooo proud to call them my friends, and to have been with them for so long.

Great things to come folks…..



Thank you to all who attended, a huge thank you to Mark and Helen for asking me to come along and looking after me with all the refreshments during the shows too.


See you all soon


Much Love
Kim 
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We would like to thank Kim once again for her fabulous company at Ally Pally, for inspiring all our customers at the show, and for doing an awesome job of teaching all these brilliant techniques! It was so busy and you coped so well 🙂 Thank you also for spending a huge amount of time on this step by step tutorial for your tags… amazing job! xxx


We will be back later with another tutorial from Kim for this amazing demo she did at Ally Pally…


Visible Image stamps - Stay Strong - Kim Robertson



Hope you will pop back later on 🙂

And don’t forget to use coupon code: allypally20 for 20% OFF all our amazing stamps right now!

Have a great afternoon!

Mark & Helen xx

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Ally Pally Make & Takes – Visible Image Stamps

Hi There! We are very excited to share with you some amazing tags created by Kim Robertson!

Kim will be running ‘Make & Take’ sessions on our stand at Ally Pally this coming weekend and will be teaching the techniques she used to make these tags. It will be so much fun, so if you are coming, make sure you come on over and get your name down early, as spaces are limited.

Here’s Kim with more details…

Hi Folks

Today I have something that I have been working on for the shows at Alexandra Palace over the coming weekend.

As most of you know by now I will be at the craft show doing Make and Takes on the Visible Image stand which I am looking forward to sooo much, I am also doing a couple of the demos in the tent over the weekend too which will be great fun.

Mark and Helen are as we speak beavering away making and packing all the stamps by hand, they amaze me how they get everything done, it is just the two of them working all hours designing, writing, creating, making and marketing all the fabulous stamps they sell, and my hat is not only off to them, it is on the floor and stamped on lol (slightly dramatic but hey why not I am impressed lol) and they are kind lovely friends too…. wow.

Anyway I thought you would like to see some  of the tags I put together for the Make and Takes…

So this is what I will be helping people to achieve…

This first one is an Autumn feel tag, I will be showing how to get the background ready, and all that layering with embossing powder and inks and then that amazing centre featuring the ‘Stay Strong’ stamp pressed into UTEE.

On the blog over the weekend will be full tutorials on how to make these, so that the people who come to the Make and Takes have it written down to have a go at home, and so those who can’t make it to the show so can follow along anyway so look out for that this weekend.



2015-09-17 Visible Image stamps - UTEE - Be Brave -Stay Strong - Leaf - Kim Robertson


I just love the inks and the depth with how your eye starts at the central piece but then travels to the backing, where you immediately see the leaf, but then start to pick up on a the other items with in the backing.




Here you see it from the side angle with the script stamp from the Revolution set used and embossed in clear over white card, then at the end of all the inking some treasure gold added over the writing in places, just around the edges. I love to do this as the raised embossing really grabs the shine on the wax. Once it’s dried you can take a cloth and buff it ’til it really shines, as of course originally it was used as a furniture polish to add shine and colour to wood.



Here is a close up of the tag with a tiny button in the centre, and some thin ribbon through the centre. You also can see how the ink colours blend and how I have added all the layers to build the depth you see from afar.


The stamps used on this one are .








My thoughts on these these two sets… first when Revolution came out my jaw hit the floor as they say! I immediately saw crashing waves with white horses,  and that script is just beyond perfect for mixed media and scrapbooking.Also those of you who like to journal wow, use a white gel pen to write your message over a colourful background rather than black pen on a light colour. It creates a stunning effect.


Then there is the Colours Of The Wind set, well does this not scream Autumn? And tucked within the leaf is a tree… Amazing! I dont know another brand with such forward thinking ideas.I love this leaf and the small leaves around can be used separately, so you can have falling leaves exactly where you want them.



Here are a couple of cards I originaly created with these two sets… Do you remember them?


Kim Robertson


This was the one I envisioned the very first time I saw Revolution!

 

Visible Image stamps - Colours of The Wind - Grungy Leaf - Kim Robertson 1


And something a little different, look into the background and you will see lots of embossed leaves too, with lots of ink blended all around.



The second Make & Take tag is a christmassy one ..



2015-09-17 Visible Image stamps - Christmas Tag - Merry Little Christmas - Kim Robertson

With it being half way through September already, people have been wanting quick-ish Christmas cards.. Well why not send a tag for people to hang on the tree, or their Christmas card line instead and it can be a piece of art as well as your seasonal wishes.


Most of you saw my little tree I created with the Visible Image Merry Little Christmas set a couple of weeks ago, which is a fun way to create a larger tree so we will have a go at this one too.



The stamp sets I used for this one were.


 






I am not a huge Christmasy person now the kids are all grown, but I just love the dellicate Snowflake here in the White Christmas set, and as soon as I saw the Merry Little Christmas set I saw the larger tree made with shades of green, or whatever colour you choose… your imagination is the only thing that can choose how your tag comes out but with these amazing stamps the possibilities are endless as a famous man once said lol  (Eddy Izzard at the end of a recycling advert on telly) LOL  Trivia tooo … Haha!



Here are a couple of recent cards made with these sets…


2015-08-28 Visible Image stamps - Dreaming of a white Christmas - Kim Robertson 2



2015-09-05 Visible Image stamps - Merry Little Christmas - Contemporary Tree stamp - Kim Robertson



Well I hope I haven’t overloaded you all with too many pictures, but I truly hope I see as many of you as can possibly make it over the weekend. And I would love to see you on the Make and Take table enjoying some time together, whilst playing with yummmy stamps… what can be better….


Don’t forget the extra posts after the weekend too, showing you how I made the tags!


With love and best wishes to all


Huge Hugs 
 
Kim 
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When Kim sent us photos of her projects we were totally wowed! Aren’t they stunning!!! Thank you Kim xxx


We are SO excited that Kim will be at Ally Pally with us for the very first time! We don’t usually have a demonstrator at the show, so to have Kim running Make & Takes AND demonstrating in the main demo tent too will be awesome! We are really looking forward to seeing lots of our wonderful customers, Facebook group members and to making lots of NEW Visible Image addicts who have not discovered our amazing stamps yet! 😉



Thank you so much for visiting our blog.. if you missed any of our latest inspiration you will find it all HERE!


We will be back on Monday with all the gorgeous work shared by our amazing team over the weekend. If you want to see it sooner then come and join our Facebook group.

Mark & Helen xx

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A Tag For Every Season – Visible Image Stamps

Good Evening and HELLO weekend! 🙂 We hope you have something exciting planned,
or maybe you are just going to chill out!


We have some fabulous inspiration for you this evening here on the blog from Pauline Butcher…..


Hi there again,
 
I’m back to share 4 Seasonal tags I’ve created, using some fabulous Visible Image Stamps.



Visible Image stamps - Winter Tree stamp - 4 seasons tags - sentiment stamps - Pauline Butcher


On all the tags I used 2 stamps……. ‘Winter Tree’ and ‘Tall Grass’, and just changed the sentiment.


The sentiment on the Winter tag is from the ……. ‘Sparkle at Christmas’ set.
On the Spring tag it’s…….’Memories’ from the ‘Make me Smile’ set.
On the Summer tag it’s……. ‘Dream’ from the ‘Imagine, Dream, Inspire’ set.
The last one is the Autumn tag and the sentiment is……. ‘Colours of the Wind’.
 
I blended Distress Inks for the background of each tag, and stamped the Tree and the sentiments in Black Versafine ink, the grass was stamped in Distress inks. I added blossom using acrylic paints, the winter tag is achieved using a ‘dries white glue’ and glitter for the snow, and I used stickles on all the tags for the finishing touch.
 


WINTER


Visible Image stamps - Winter Tree stamp - winter tag - sparkle sentiment stamp - Pauline Butcher



SPRING

Visible Image stamps - Winter Tree stamp - spring tag -  Memories sentiment stamp - Pauline Butcher



SUMMER

Visible Image stamps - Winter Tree stamp - summer tag -  Dream sentiment stamp - Pauline Butcher



AUTUMN

Visible Image stamps - Winter Tree stamp - Autumn tag -  colours of the wind sentiment stamp - Pauline Butcher


The ‘Show & Tell’ challenge is well under way, why don’t you join in.. make a project using only ‘Visible Image Stamps’ for a chance to win a £25 coupon to spend on some new stamps!
 
Take a look at the ‘Visible Image Facebook group’, where you can see the news of forthcoming shows, competitions, and lots of other things.
 
Thanks for popping by,
 
Hugs, Pauline xxxxx


Woweee aren’t these awesome! Can’t wait to display them on our show stand… thank you Pauline! I think we better make extra Winter Tree stamps to take 😉 Here in the UK we often have four seasons in one day when it comes to the weather, so these are just perfect!


Thank you again for visiting us today… We have a weekend packed full of gorgeous inspiration for you here on the Visible Image blog, so make sure you pop back on Saturday and Sunday to see the latest projects from Doreen, Susanne, Kim J and Karen!


If you are coming to Ally Pally next weekend be sure to keep your eyes out for Kim Robertson’s amazing ‘Make & Take’ projects! These will be running on our stand all weekend and it’s totally FREE! But space is limited so come and find us as soon as you arrive and get your name down for a session! You will find us in our usual spot.. Stand 54 🙂


Have a great evening!

Mark & Helen xx

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Inky White Rabbit – Visible Image stamps

Hello 🙂 Thank you for coming to visit our blog today!

We are catching up with all the latest Design Team cards and projects today, after being away at the Stamp Magic show over the weekend.

NEW Design Team members Susanne, Doreen, Kim J and Karen are here with their first Visible Image posts… very exciting! Elena is still waiting or her stamps to arrive and is very eager to get creating… come on postie!!!

First up it’s Susanne…

Today may I share my first project as a Visible Image Design Team Member. When I saw the White Rabbit the first time,
I knew: I love it!


The background is created with Gelatos and I colored the rabbit with Distress Ink. 


Visible Image stamps - White Rabbit Tag - Susanne Rose








Stamps from Visible Image:

White Rabbit  



Susanne



Awesome tag! Loving our White Rabbit with an inky feel.. he looks amazing! Thanks Susanne 🙂

You can find more of Susanne’s fantastic work over on her blog.

Pop back later to see more inspiration from the team!

Bye for now,

Mark & Helen xx

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Inky Flower stamp – Visible Image

Good Morning 🙂 Yay it’s the weekend! 

Sorry for missing yesterday’s post (seems to be becoming a habit!) but it’s for a very good reason… Loads of orders from our awesome customers keeping us extremely busy!!! Thank you <3

So here’s Pauline’s ‘Fabulous Friday’ post which, if you follow Pauline’s blog, you will have seen yesterday!


Hey my crafty friends, how are you?
 
 Another week has flown by, and I’ve been busy creating, as usual.


I was having a bit of  sort out, and found my Alcohol inks, so have been playing with them, I love their bright juicy colours, and of course they are the perfect match with some awesome Visible Image Stamps.
 



05-02-2015 Visible Image stamps - Inky Flower - Grungy Stem - Brushos - Pauline Butcher

Using a Distress Ink blending tool with a piece of felt, I put 3 colours of Alcohol ink onto the felt, and a drop of Blending Fluid, then pounced over a piece of  8″x 8″ white gloss card.


For the first card I cut a 5″ x 5″ piece from the pattered card I had just made, and stamped  the flower and stem using Versamark, and heat embossed using Black powder, then using the Happy Birthday stamp, did the same. a little bit of mat and layering onto a 6″ card blank and some Stickles, and hey presto……..



The second card was the left over pieces of  the card I had coloured, and again using the same stamps and versamark, but this time using a black sparkle embossing powder, adding Stickles to finish. 2 Very simple cards made.


05-02-2015 Visible Image stamps - Happy Birthday - Inky Flower - Pauline Butcher


The Visible Image stamps used on these two cards were…

Flower INKognito ( one of my favourite ) and the Happy Birthday Set.
 
 
 



This was a tag I made for the lovely Mrs Awesome, (aka) Helen, as she was feeling very under the weather with ‘manflu’ last week caught from Mr Awesome himself, Mark, the owners of Visible Image Stamps.
 



  05-02-2015 Visible Image stamps - Tag - Inky Butterfly stamp - Pauline Butcher


I made this tag in the same way as before, but instead of pouncing the ink, I dragged and weaved my tool onto the card, giving a sort of wavy effect, I stamped the Inkognito butterfly, and heat embossed in black powder again, I then stamped the large butterfly with Versamark and heat embossed, onto a small piece of heat resistant acetate, and fussy cut it, fixing it above the butterfly on the tag, a sentiment and some mat and layers, and of course Stickles to finish. 
 


 The Visible Image stamps I used on this were…
 
 



A new months ‘Show and Tell’ has started for May, so get your entries in for a chance to win some fantastic stamps, details HERE.
 
Check out our Visible Image group on Facebook HERE.
 
If any one out there is interested, Visible image has a Design Team call out at the moment, looking for new teamies to join us in spreading the Visible Image love,  details are HERE.
 
Hugs Pauline xxxxxx

 


Firstly thank you again for your gorgeous Get Well tag Pauline… I love it <3 And it worked… I’m better 🙂

Fabulous cards, so bright and summery! Awesome backgrounds for our awesome stamps! If you haven’t got your hands on some of our INKognito stamps yet, what are you waiting for?! You’ll find them all HERE!

You’ll find more of Pauline’s stunning work over on her blog. Keep an eye out on our Events Page for Pauline’s demo days and workshops 🙂

We will be back later with more Visible Image stamps inspiration from Amber, who leaves us at the end of May after 18 months on our team. We are very sad to lose her and will be sharing our favourite ‘Amber cards’ at the end of May!

Get your Design Team application in!

See you back here later!

Have a great Saturday 🙂

Mark & Helen xx

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Dress Up – Visible Image stamps

Good Evening! 

Busy busy times here still, so many orders and those pesky stamp making and packing elves are nowhere to be seen! 😉

Today we have 3 awesome posts for you, starting with the very awesome Sue Joseph who is always up with what’s hot and what’s not!!! Over to Suze…

Hi folks
How are you all?


It’s ‘Soozie Tooseday’ here for Visible Image. Fancy joining our awesome Design Team???
What have you got to lose?  Your style may just be what Mark & Helen are looking for 😀
 Apply HERE! & Good luck 🙂



Todays project for me is a tag and its orange (the new black!)  I love orange, just treated myself to a few orange items for my summer wardrobe 😀


Anyway lol, back to my tag……


I firstly covered the tag in spiced marmalade distress ink, gave it a few spritzes with water and added a few droplets too, let it dry, on some spare card also inked in spiced marmalade, masked and stamped a few buttons and fussy cut out in tuxedo black memento ink.



Visible Image stamps - Sewing Room Set - Dress Up - Sue Joseph


I used tuxedo black for all the other stamps and spiced marmalade for the fussy cut bodice of the dress, added some spiders web material for the skirt and flat backed gems, attaching to the mannequin via dimensional stickers.



All the stamps used are from the :-



(contains 13 stamps).


The additional stamps of the shoes and handbag are from the Elegant Emma set.


I Layered onto matt black card and more spiders web used and voila, a finished tag!  I hope you like it 🙂



Come check out our Show and tell challenge and get your entry in, for some inspiration view our BLOG homepage, and our facebook group, its friendly and some awesome makes from the DT and our group members, we are a talented bunch, if I do say so!

But if you’re after some CLASS stamps then you’re at the right place……HERE!

Thanks for dropping in 🙂

Much Love
Suze



This is such a gorgeous tag by Suze! Don’t you just love orange and black… and the dress looks fabulous <3 You’ll find more of Sue’s inspiring work over on her blog.

Pop back later as we have more fantastic new cards to share with your from Lisa and Kim R.

Mark & Helen xx

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Tag your Inspirational Quotes – Visible Image

Good Morning! Hope you had a fabulous weekend. It’s a dark, wet morning here in South Wales but of course it’s still marvellous as we have the best job in the world… Creating awesome stamps!

We have been busy working on some AMAZING NEW designs and we are so incredibly excited about these! Once again they are original, unique, and you will not be able to resist them! We will reveal all in February.

As always on a Monday, Kim Bacon is here to inspire you. Over to Kim…

Hello Readers! And a big HELLO to new visitors, hope you enjoy it here!


 Visible Image stamps - inspirational quotes - tags - Kim Bacon


Today, with it being a Monday, it is of course Marvellous Monday with Visible Image. I have 2 tags for you today featuring a couple of the fantastic sentiments from the Express Yourself range. These are *the* most useful stamps! There are some great inspirational quotes which are small enough to be added to little projects like these tags but BIG enough to be a feature. Did you see my Karma card recently? Oh! You didn’t? Well, I have no shame so here it is again, see how the sentiment sits perfectly as a main feature. If the butterfly wasn’t there, the card would still ‘work’.


 Visible Image stamps - Karma - Butterfly - Kim Bacon


Back to the tags! I took some remnants of Brusho coloured card and beefed them up a bit with some more colour. I then used the grunge polka dot stamp to remove some of the colour using just water which I dabbed off before it dried. I then used some dilute bleach and the Bronte Script to provide some white areas as well as using it with some ink to give some darker, more defined script. And then……yep more, I used the splats and blotches to add some more visual texture. You can barely see some of the stamping but it does make a difference. It is what makes these little projects so much fun to make. It is a great place to experiment. The main sentiments were stamped and embossed with black before even more bleach in the letters to make them ‘pop’.


Visible Image This Is Me stamp set     0-Visible-Image-Ink-Splats-stamp-519x389

AWM-Grunge-Polka-Dot-ws2012-519x389     AWM-Bronte-Border-ws2012-519x389

Just a couple more things to tell you about. First there is the release of some totally gorgeous romantic sentiments. If you ask me, they are pretty good for any time of the year but they are obviously totally right for the 14th February!


 Visible Image - Love is in the air - NEW stamps


They are available as individual stamps but I am pretty sure you’re going to want them all, I know I do! There is also the little Cupid set which is specially for Valentine’s Day. Cute eh?


Visible Image Cupid Valentine stamp set FB


And secondly, here are all the linky-things you need to keep in touch with what Visible Image are all about.

Click HERE to go to the Facebook group – Ask to join if you haven’t already.

Click HERE to ‘Like’ the Visible Image Facebook page

 
Click HERE to find out about the Show & Tell challenge in the group where you can upload your project and tell us all about it!


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See you next week for another Marvellous Monday. In the mean time enjoy your week, get crafty and show us what you have been up to!


Happy Days!  Kim J



Loving Kim’s tags! And the Karma card is pretty special! You’ll find more of Kim’s amazing work over on her blog

Thank you Kim 🙂



Come back tomorrow for more awesome inspiration from Sue Joseph!

Hope Monday is gentle with you.

Mark & Helen xx

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Marvellous Monday @ Visible Image stamps

Hello and thank you for joining us here today on the Visible Image stamps blog.

Monday’s ‘Marvellous’ inspiration comes from the very talented Kim Bacon.
Over to Kim…

Marvellous Monday again and it is good to see you here.
As you know Monday is my day to inspire you with a project made using the amazing stamps from Visible Image.
It never ceases to amaze me just how great these stamps are. They are made from top quality polymer, are deeply etched and produce superb images time after time.



 Visible Image stamps - Thinking of You - Tag - Kim Bacon



The guys at Visible Image, Mark and Helen, do an awesome job with Mark doing the design work and stamp making,
and Helen running the media and office side.  Helen also writes the beautiful verses. They both work really hard to
bring us these wonderful stamps. Have you met them at one of the shows? They always have a great stand displaying lots of samples the DT have made including some of mine!
They always thank us for our work but they also need to be thanked for producing such wonderful stamps.
It is a bit like the chicken and the egg, without one you couldn’t have the other!

My project today is a tag made using the butterfly and one of the floral silhouette More than Words sets, Thinking of You.
I recently did a card and tag for Craft Stamper magazine which is where the idea for this tag came from.



Visible Image stamps - Thiunking of You Tag - Kim Bacon


I started by cutting a tag which was large enough to accommodate three flower heads.
Odd numbers always work best for some reason.  If you look closely you will see that this isn’t
a blue tag over a white tag, it is in fact just one tag. I used masking tape to keep the top, left and
bottom of the tag white. I used Gentle Blends in Denim to add heavy colouration to the left side
of the tag and blending out to nothing towards the right side. Once the base was completely dry
I carefully removed the masking tape and used a jet black archival ink to stamp the images.
The steams are separate so you can bend them to give them a more natural look. I stamped
the main sentiment down the right hand side.

I coloured a small piece of white card with the Denim Gentle Blends.
Once dry I stamped the butterfly again in black and cut it out. I took a
white paint pen by Posca to add highlights to the flowers and to the butterfly.
A piece of white paper ribbon finished off the tag.



 Visible Image stamps - Thinking of You - Tag - Kim Bacon



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Click HERE to find out how to enter the challenge

The theme for October is Get Spooky! 
 
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Hear all about new releases, enter competitions and chat with other Visible Image fans and DT Members


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Right, I must away! I have a heap of things to do, mostly domestic chores but once they are out of the way
I shall retreat to my cave and get crafty! Not long till the new Challenge is announced!
Happy Days!!


Kim


You will find more of Kim’s wonderful work over on her blog



See you again tomorrow! Same time same place 🙂



Mark & Helen xx


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Tags Challenge with Visible Image Stamps

Well Hello April!
Lighter evenings, beautiful blossoms, sunny skies…ahhhh 🙂
Our April Challenge is all about TAGS
We really hope you will play along with us for a chance
to WIN £20 to spend on our fabulous stamps!
Our amazing Design Team have been working hard to inspire you
so let’s take a look at what they have been creating…
ALL of the stamps used are of course Visible Image stamps

Click on the images to be taken to the DT blogs for more details

Tracy Freeman

Created with our awesome Time after Time set
and our beautiful Dragonfly stamp

Karen Clare

Created with our Crackled Background stamp and
Create With Your Soul sentiment stamp

Sue Joseph

Made with our Tala Catching Dreams stamp set and Believe sentiment set

Pauline Butcher

Created with our Immortal Love stamp set

Karen Clare

Made with stamps from our More Than Words collection

Claire England

Created with our Edward is Immortal set, We Have Forever sentiment,
Classic Face stamp, Hearts from the Harley Jester set,
and the beautiful rose from our Wedding Day set

Claire England
Claire England
Hazel Eaton

Made with our amazing Brick Wall background stamp,
Tall Grass and Butterfly stamps

Karen Clare

Created with our Thank You stamp set

Karen Clare

Created with our Thank You stamp set

Kim Bacon

Made with our Music Background stamp, Bronte Border script stamp,
sentiments from our Time after Time and Sewing Room sets,
and flowers from our More Than Words collection

Pauline Butcher

Created with our Elegant Emma character stamp set

Pauline Butcher
Pauline Butcher

Made with our Painted Wood and Handy Hints stamp sets

Karen Clare

Created with our Ink Splats stamps and Congratulations sentiment

Teenage character stamp - boys tag
Kay Dalton

Created with our Max Rocks stamp set
and our Thank You set

Amber Kroening

Made with our Ink Splats stamps, Butterfly stamp
and Live Your Dreams sentiment stamp

Karen Clare

Created with our Tall Grass and Butterfly stamps,
and Thank You sentiment stamp

Karen Clare

Made with our Tall Grass stamp,
and Butterfly and Butterfly sentiment stamps

Karen Clare

Created with our Ink Splats stamps and Live Your Dreams sentiment stamp

And finally… Kim couldn’t resist making some more!

Kim Bacon

Created with flowers, verses and sentiments from our
More Than Words collection, Tall Grass, Butterfly,  
Imagine Dream Inspire set and our Bronte Script stamp!

More details over on Kim’s blog

Wow wow WOW!

Loving all these SO MUCH <3

Thank you ladies they are all brilliant! xxx

So for your chance to WIN £20 
to spend over on our website….

Get out your Visible Image stamps and show us your TAG-TASTIC makes!

 Don’t have any of our stamps yet? 
Then head on over to see our awesome range…
prices start from as little as £2.50 for our gorgeous small Butterfly

Every stamp is so deeply etched for perfect stamping <3
Our favourite 3 entries will each receive our blinkie
for INKredible work

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The Rules…

You can enter a tag or a tag on a card

You must use at least one Visible Image stamp on your tag


No digi images at all please – as we design and manufacture real stamps!
No back linking
You can enter as many times as you like
If you don’t have a blog you can upload your entry in our Facebook Group
YOU NEED TO TAKE A MOMENT 
TO FOLLOW OUR BLOG!
THE LINK UP TOOL CAN BE FOUND AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS POST
April Challenge closes at 8pm on Wednesday April 30th
Winners will be announced on Thursday May 1st
You can find the winners of our 
March Challenge HERE
We look forward to seeing your entries!
Are you at Ally Pally on the 12th & 13th??
If so, we will see you there with some fantastic show offers!
Bye for now,
Mark & Helen xx
and the Visible Image DT xx
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