We have some fantastic inspiration for you today from Teresa Morgan…
Happy 2017!!! Did you miss me – I certainly missed you all, and am happy to back in my Thrilling Thursday slot for Visible Image stamps. This is the start of my third year with the team and I am certain that it will be as inspiring and full of originality as the previous two!
On to my project – mixing up a couple of sets with a cool background technique:
My background was created with alcohol inks applied to Yupo ‘paper’. Yupo is a synthetic substrate made from polypropolene and has a plastic, shiny surface. It is ideal for alcohol inks and although quite expensive, definitely worth trying out if you like creating different effects.
Tweedle is coloured with Promarkers and Brushmarkers, with some blingy flower gems added to his trousers!!I carefully cut him out, backed him onto black card and cut around, leaving a black border so that he stood out from the colourful background.
I covered the background with yellow alcohol ink before dripping different colours on top to create spots of colour. I then took a felt pad and added some drops of Blending Solution to it before randomly dabbing over the background to create the marbled finish.
We have a crazy busy day ahead here…making loads of gorgeous stamps to take to the NEC next week! We hope to see you there 🙂 It’s going to be so much fun! On top of all the awesome stamps on our stand, and of course the stunning Design Team samples for you to drool over, Pauline will be holding Make & Take sessions too! Creating some rather funky tags… We’ll be sharing her projects with you very soon!
We have some amazing inspiration for you here on the Visible Image blog today… Something Christmassy, something vintage, and something ROCK!
We start off with this stunning card from our Swedish Design Team member Lisa Nygards…
Now when we’re soon turning the page over to November I can start feel the christmas vibes. No feeling outside yet though, but I don’t mind that. We get snow over here so it will be more than enough anyway. We’ll also get the freezing cold temperatures for a way to long period.
Today I’ve used Alice in Wonderland and made her a little bit more christmas-ish then usual. The magic drink she has will probably turn you into Santa or something… who knows! The big word stamp Merry Christmas in the background is stamped with Versa Mark (no color embossing ink) direct on the Kraft Cardstock base. Alice is cut out and mounted on 3D foam to get a bit dimension.
Stamps from Visible Image: Alice in WonderlandMerry Christmas
Papers: Kraft Cardstock
Embellishments: Mini Snowflakes (Martha Stewart border punch), Bling (Nellie Snellen)
Other: Versa Mark pad.
Colors: Skin: E000-00-21-11-13-R20, Hair: E39-35-33, Red: R59-37-35, White: C3-1-00
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This is so special… Thank you Lisa! Alice looks absolutely beautiful in red, stunning colouring ❤
We’ll be back shortly with a fantastic tutorial from Kim Robertson for an amazing vintage card!
Hi There! Thank you for coming to visit us here on the Visible Image blog today 🙂
Lots of awesome inspiration coming your way this weekend. Here’s Susanne Rose with another fantastic Alice In Wonderland themed project…
Today it’s my day for Visible Image Stamps. As an exception I created a monochrome card this week. My main image is the lovely white rabbit from Alice in Wonderland. I love this image and the sentiment is so true!
I used the Retro Dots for my background and the ornaments from the Revolution Set to embellish the card. The doily is a Cottage Cutz die.
Good Afternoon, thanks for coming to visit us todayhere on the Visible Image blog 🙂
It’s Thursday which means two things….
Just ONE more sleep until our NEW stamps release 🙂 🙂 🙂
AND… Teresa Morgan is here with her weekly inspiration and wowza will she inspire you today!!!
Over to Teresa…
Hello again and welcome to my thrilling Thursday inspiration post. This week I have been playing with the fabulous Wonderland characters and decided to put them where they belong….in the pages of a book!
I got a big chunky book from the charity shop for this project as I needed some depth (in this case it was an epic Wilbur Smith novel)!!
I opened the book about a centimetre in from the front and started ‘carving’ chunks out of the pages with a craft knife. This is quite easy as long as you have a good sharp blade! I wanted to create a layered effect, so every so often I changed the outline of the aperture I was cutting. Once I was happy, I used some Mod Podge to glue the edges of the pages together to create a solid block. I find the easiest way to do this is to put a piece of cling film or acetate between the ‘front’ section and the carved ‘back’ section. Then use a glue spreader to apply the Mod Podge to the edges of the pages in the back section, pressing it in so that it seals them together. Weight the book down and leave overnight, then repeat if any sections are not stuck properly.
I coloured all the characters with the Warm Grey Promarkers then cut out. Once happy with my arrangement of them, I glued in place, tucked in the pages. I finished with some playing cards that I made with the Harley Jester set and the little signs using words from the character sets.I added some Pumice stone Distress Ink to the pages to add some definition to the layers.
AMAZING project Teresa… wow! So clever… something fro display and treasure for sure. These characters really are timeless… Alice in Wonderland is 150 years old later this year, and still loved by all. Have you got your hands on these brilliant character stamps yet?
You can find more of Teresa’s inspiring work over on her blog.
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Hello There 🙂 Thanks so much for coming to see us here on the Visible Image blog today!
As always on Wednesdays we have two inspirational projects for you.
First up today it’s Lisa Nygards…
I did it AGAIN! *sigh* Uses some lovely blue colors, and then I can’t find one little piece of paper in matching color. GAH! So typical me. Had to go with some yellow instead, and strange anough I liked it. The cool stamp is Alice in Wonderland and you’ll find her in the Visible Image shop. And if you see my misstake, just ssshhhhh (don’t tell).
You will find all the amazing Visible Image Design Team inspiration over on the BLOG. Come and JOIN the Facebook Group where you can enter our NEW ‘Show & Tell Challenge‘ for your chance to WIN some awesome Visible Image stamps! And don’t forget to LIKE the Visible Image FACEBOOK PAGEtoo.
Such a gorgeous card and we think the yellow card brings out her beautiful blonde hair Lisa 😉 Stunning colouring! You will find more of Lisa’s fantastic work over on her blog
Pop back this evening for some awesome inspiration from Kim Robertson.
Wow! Awesome journal pages Teresa! Such a brilliant project 🙂 You’ll find more of Teresa’s inspiring work over on her blog – If you love all things Wonderland, Teresa is taking part in a Wonderland blog hop today so head on over!
Good Morning! Gosh this week is flying by… Almost the weekend already 🙂
We promised you more fabulous ‘Wonderland’ inspiration today, so over to Suze…
How are Y’all?
Ok todays creation is using some of the awesome NEW stamps from Visible Image, they’re available to buy now, Mark & Madge (Helen) are inundated with orders, they’re working their socks off bless them, its no surprise to me, their stamps are awesome, the best, I LOVE them 🙂
Love her hair, attitude and outfit, perfect sentiment and that jar of hearts is adorable 🙂
I used the Q and hearts from the Harley Jester set, this goes perfectly with the Alice in Wonderland sets 🙂
For the background I used the swirl from the Galaxy set.
For the Queen I used my promarkers, for her hair, eyes, lips and jars I used clear embossing powder, on her dress and crown I used fairy dust to give some twinkle and added jewels to her crown.
Finishing off with flat backed hearts 🙂 Mounting onto black and red card.
Isn’t she FAB!
I hope you like her, and here’s the link to all the NEW RELEASES, there’s some beauties!
Thanks for popping by folks 😀
Stunning card <3 Loving the Queen with dark hair. You’ll find more of Sue’s awesome work over on herblog
Have you got your hands on any of our NEW stamps yet? Make sure you join our Facebook group and show us what you create with them. There’s a chance to WIN some awesome stamps every month just by showing us what you have created and telling us why you made it! You’ll find the Show and Tell album over in the group 🙂
Hope you’ll come back and see us tomorrow for fabulous Friday with Pauline Butcher… it’s bound to be colourful!
Over to Kim Robertson with today’s 2nd inspiring project…
Huge Good Mornings to all…
Today’s card is something totally different and I hope you like it as it is using of course the fabulous Visible Image and their new little character of course Alice… in wonderlandand wow isn’t she a beauty.
I just loved her the minute I saw her and wanted to do a backing befitting her so I started by drawing the hole and get some dept to it with several shades of Grey promarkers , I drew the whimsical tree to create the backing with a little bunny poking his head from around the tree. Alice had to have a book of course and the tree had to have a little door and a few other little extras. I stamped out Alice and coloured her and cut her out with fussy cutting, I then added her to black card and cut her out again, I used foam to raise her from the back ground too and added a huge pocket watch and some tiny keys here and there. I stamped and cut out the sentiment from the set and added a black backing too and added it ti the top right of the card.
Here is the main image I very much was going for the whole story book image theme and I loved how this turned out looking so three -D like a story book page.
I also stamped the little cake out from the set and stamped several in a row and coloured them all with pastel colours and added them to black card and foam to add as a border for the bottom.
Here is a close up after I coloured Alice with Promarkers so you can see how gorgeous she looked. I went for a different hair colour to the traditional as I liked it with the blue dress.
And once I had her positioned on my background I just love how her hair turned out and the handrawn hole with the ladder turned out really well and gave a lot of dimension to the hole piece.
I love this sentiment too it made me smile from the first read. This launch really just screamed inspiration from the moment I saw all the gorgeousness and it is really just the beginning for this fabulous company and great friends.
You can see my tree in the background which again was Promarker coloured with several shades of Brown ( not Grey lol)
Here is a close up on the little story book scene and you can see the background also has its own mat and layers to keep it looking neat and smart and very clean but definitely not simple.
I chose a completely black and white card scheme and a hand drawn by me back ground to compliment Helen and Marks gorgeous Alice in Wonderland set I hope I did them justice and they love it as much as I do.
Ooooo the gorgeous looking cake border… yummmmm
So again here is the main Image for you to see all together.
Everyone on the team really has done some amazing work with all the stamp launches for the Stitches trade show up at the NEC last week, and lots of the work is being showcased each day here on the blog.
So for today lots and lots of love to all and I hope you are having some milder weather where you are and spring is in the air.
Best wishes to all
Woweee isn’t this fabulous! Kim is so talented drawing that fantastic scene for Alice! Superb detail and Alice looks adorable! You’ll find more of Kim’s amazing work over on her blog
Hello there! Thank you for coming to visit us here on the Visible Image stamps blog today 🙂
It’s wonderful Wednesday… wonderful because we have double Design Team inspiration for you today and the theme of the day is Wonderland!
Today I’ve played with a character that I think many of us recognise.. Alice in Wonderland. Oh, at least everyone except me then… lol. I can’t remember I read much of that book as a child so maybe I need to update myself with the story a bit.
Anyhow, you’ll find Alice and a some of her friends at Visible Image. Since I don’t know much about the story, I thought violet was a perfect color for the girl today.
Stamps: Visible Image Alice in Wonderland Set Papers: Gummiapan Embellishments: Flowers (WOC), Metall charms, Lace, Cheese Cloth. Tools: Oval and oval ornament (Spellbinders), Fence + Card base (Cheery Lynn Design) Other: Wink of Stellas on flowers. Medium: Copics
Colors: Skin: E000-00-21-11-04-R20, Hair: E99-97-Y21-E55, Violet: V17-15-12-01, White: C3-1-00
You will find all the amazing Visible Image Design Team inspiration here on the BLOG. Come and JOIN the Facebook Group where you can enter our NEW ‘Show & Tell Challenge‘ for your chance to WIN some awesome Visible Image stamps! And don’t forget to LIKE the Visible Image FACEBOOK PAGEtoo.
Doesn’t Alice look amazing! Stunning colouring Lisa <3 Such a pretty card too. You will find more of Lisa’s gorgeous work over on her blog
Pop back later to see what Kim Robertson has created with Alice!
Good Evening! Late post today… been rather busy preparing for something that’s happening tomorrow 😉
Firstly it’s over to Teresa for some ‘Bonkers’ inspiration with one of our NEW stamp sets!!!
I was so excited to receive some of the fantastic new release stamp sets from Visible Image – especially the Wonderland character sets – I’m secretly hoping that a few more drop through my letterbox!!!
Today I introduce the Mad Hatter to you (you may have seen a preview of him the other night in the Visible Image Facebook group).
I used black Memento ink to stamp him then coloured with Promarkers and Copics. I added some detail with a black Prismacolour pencil.
The background was created using one of the Plasma background stamps embossed with lilac embossing powder. I then over-stamped the ‘ha ha’ and used Wow flourescent yellow embossing powder.
The words were stamped with Spiced Marmalade Distress ink – the perfect shade of orange!
I hope you find this crazy character as fun and endearing as I do – both he and the background stamps are available to pre-order from 6th Feb on the website (link below).
Love Love Love this card! Teresa has captured the madness of the Hatter perfectly! More of Teresa’s awesome work can be found on herblog
We REALLY hope you will come back tomorrow…it’s such an exciting day for us! 24 BRAND NEW stamp sets are launched for pre-order! We will be here showing you the amazing Design Team samples here on the blog 🙂