Born To Dance

Hi there, we have lots of inspiration still to share with you here on the blog. Our Design Team have created so many wonderful projects with our new stamps, so we hope you will leave feeling really inspired!

Over to Corrie Herriman who has a gorgeous journal page to share…


Hello everyone,
today I am sharing an art journal page I made with Visible Image Stamps.

These stamps are all from the newest release.




I painted the background with acrylic paints.



Here’s a detail of the little sparkly bits around the ballet dancer. They are so much more sparkly in real life !



I have used the following stamp sets:


Thank you so much for stopping by today !



Such a stunning page Corrie thank you! ♡ Love those colours and the focal point around our gorgeous ballerina!

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



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Next up here on the blog we have an awesome card from Teresa created with our Face it stamps!

Mark & Helen xx

Life Can Be Tough

Hello! We are back with more amazing NEW stamps inspiration here on the blog today!

Elina Strömberg has got her hands on our Face it stamps…

Hi!
Have you seen all the gorgeous new stamps Visible Image has just released? If you have missed some, you can view the entire new collection here!

One of the inspiring new sets is Face It! that is perfect for cardmaking but also for art journaling. I played with the set and the face stencil last weekend, and made this painted journal page:


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There are several layers of acrylic paints and crayon colours on the page, and I really enjoyed the creative process. Painting a face has never been so easy! She has a serious face, and I thought the stamped quote was a perfect match to her expression:


Using the face stencil is super simple. The only thing that may require some attention is the positioning of the eyes, nose and mouth. The eye line divides the head in half (measured from the top of the head to the chin), and a common mistake is to place the eyes either too low or too high. My impression was that the stencil is indicating the face shape only until the hair line, so the eye line is above the center of the stencil. Once you have the eyes in place, the printed face image on the stamp set will help you in positioning the mouth/nose.

The below picture from WikiHow may be helpful:


If you’re not creating a complete face (like on a card) there’s usually no need to consider the positioning at all 🙂



Here are pictures of the Visible Image products I used (click on the pictures for more info):


    

   


Wishing you a wonderful week!
Hugs,
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Wow! Incredible journal page Elina ♡ Thank you!

You will find more of Elina’s amazing cards and projects over on her blog.



Thanks again for visiting, we will be back with some fantastic inspiration from Teresa a little later!

Mark & Helen xx

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Sparkle in the Rain

Hello! Thank you for coming to visit our blog.

Corrie Herriman has a fabulous project to share with you today…



Hello everyone,

Today I am sharing an art journal spread which I made for Visible Image.


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I made this on two separate pages that I later glued in my journal. Sometimes it is better to work out of the book especially when you are heat embossing. I have had paint on previous pages bubble up when I put the heat gun on the page I was doing. So by using loose paper you don’t run this risk.


The colour of these pages was put on by brayering 4 colours of PaperArtsy Fresco Chalk paints. I used two shades of green; a light and a dark, a turquoise and a plum colour.  Just start with the lightest and build up the colour. Make sure to have some white page left after every colour to fill with the next. You also could use white to reintroduce white space. After the paint dried, which takes no time at all I stamped the background with similar colours of ink. I added some holographic embossing powder over the plum ‘sparkles’, and sparkle they do !


I also stamped the word ‘sparkle’ and embossed it with white fine embossing powder by WOW.


I changed the sentiment by stamping bits of it, straight on the page and adding some doodling around the words.


The girl with the brolly was stamped straight on the page and on a separate piece of paper, cut out and adhered on top. I coloured some paper in the same colours as I used for stamping the background and used a hole puncher to get some polkadots for the brolly. I glued these on and added some white doodling on the umbrella. A few doodle lines around the pages finished it off.




I heat embossed the ‘sparkles’ with holographic embossing powder over the plum coloured ink. You can see the sparkle here…




and some more here, so pretty !




The sentiment.




The girl with her polka dotted brolly.




And the finished pages again.



I have used the following stamps:


Thank you so much for stopping by today !

Corrie


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Fabulous pages Corrie! Thank you ♡  Loving all that sparkle!  You will find more of Corrie’s awesome projects over on her blog.


Thanks again for visiting today! We will have more stunning inspiration for you on Thursday!


Mark & Helen xx

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Rain is confetti from the sky – Visible Image

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

Elina Strömberg is here with a fabulous journal page…


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


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

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



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

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




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



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



Wishing you a wonderful week,
Hugs,

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Glimmer of Light Journal – Visible Image

Hello again! We are back with more gorgeous inspiration for you!

Over to Sue Davies who has a brilliant journal page to share…


Good morning, it’s my turn to share a Visible Image project with you, and I’ve been feeling very bold!  I’ve made a journal page, straight into the book without a safety net.



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This is the best photograph I can get as we’re slightly lacking in the old daylight department.





This is lots of Distress Ink blended in patches, with some stencilling in the same colours.  I liked it, but boy was it bright, so I toned it down a bit with some gesso through a stencil. The edging stamp is from the Music on World Off set.





Time for some fun now in building up the background. I’ve used Ranger Archival inks to stamp my quotes from Imagine, Dream, Inspire, and there’s also circles from Universal.





I’ve been wanting to use the Glimmer of Light stamp set for a while now, but I’ve been in Halloween (thankfully gone) or Christmas (OMG it’s getting close) mode for weeks, but today was playday!





Don’t you just love this moth! He’s just stamped onto the background and coloured in places with Stabilo pencils. I stamped the light bulb into the previously stamped circle, then stamped the circle again and embossed in white.





And this is the quote, stamped and embossed with black fine EP. I’ve just highlighted bits and bobs with stencils and Portfolio pastels. This was such fun to make once I’d got over the terrors of stamping in my shiny new journal.


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Have a brilliant week, and thanks very much for looking x


Isn’t this fabulous! So much awesome detail to gaze at.. Thank you Sue ♡


We’re keeping the inspiration coming today so pop back soon… and if you missed any of our recent posts you will find them HERE!

Mark & Helen xx

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Sunset on Butterfly Valley – Visible Image

Hello! We’re catching up with all the latest Design Team inspiration here on the blog.

Jane Tyrrell has a wonderful journal page to share with you, inspired by her recent holiday…


I decided to make a Moment for my art journal to remember our 2016 Rhodes holiday.  I wanted to celebrate the sunshine, heat and our trip to the Butterfly Valley. To do this I used my butterfly stamp from the brilliant Own Kind of Beautiful Visible Image set. I also used  the words from the Live in the Moment dragonfly set.

First I embossed my Visible Image butterflies, and then coloured them with distress markers in the same colours as those from the Butterfly Valley.



I wanted to represent the autumnal sun so I added gold embossing paste through my Tim Holtz sun stencil.



I chose some warm sunny distress ink colours to blend my background in my art journal.



 

Once I was happy with my background I stencilled some leaves.



I made my focal by stamping and embossing my words into the centre of a Tim Holtz clock die cut, which I had coloured with distress inks.



Here is my dictionary definition…how very appropriate.






I also coloured some snippets of card to die cut leaves and branches to represent the beautiful trees in the Butterfly Valley


and then it was time to put on my creative hat.


Here is my finished Moment..


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When I look at this page in my art journal it takes me straight back to the sunshine and the memories we made during our wonderful September autumn holiday. Every moment was indeed very special.

Thanks so much for visiting today. The weather has again been glorious for most of this week but it’s turning chillier by the day…I actually got out and wore my winter jacket for the first time on Monday. Autumn is very much here now.

Bye for now,

Jane x



Fabulous page Jane, those sunset colours are wonderful Autumn inspiration too ♡

You’ll find more of Jane’s wonderful projects and the inspiration for this journal page over on Jane’s blog.


Hope you’ll come back and visit us again soon!

Mark & Helen xx

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Visible Image Debut – Corrie Herriman

Hi there!

We’re really excited to share the very first project by NEW Design Team member Corrie Herriman today!


Hello everyone,

This is my first project for the Visible Image Design Team. I am very happy to be here. Yay !!!!

I made an art journal page ; what else ???



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I have used the fabulous  Flower INKognito set and the sentiment calledme time‘.
 
This page was started with a piece of pattern paper by Prima Marketing from the Epiphany Collection called “Devine Exposure”. I stamped the three flowers on it with a very light pink ink. Next I used a brayer and brayered some turquoise blue acrylic paints on the edges. I used two or three shades. I also used a little pink to give it some more interest. You can still see some of the pattern paper through the paints. I then took my Polychromos coloured pencils by Faber Castell and coloured over the flowers. I used three shades of pink and some yellow and orange.


I then drew in the stems and coloured them with a black and a white gel pen.


Lastly I stamped the sentiment on a piece of the same paper, coloured the edges with a pink coloured pencil, cut it into strips and adhered it to the page.


That was it !


You will find the lovely stamps of Visible Image HERE 
 
Thank you so much for stopping by today !

Corrie




Wow what a stunning page! Loving the funky stems and your background is gorgeous… thanks Corrie! ♡


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Enjoy your day, whatever you are doing.

Mark & Helen xx

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Art Journal Page – Visible Image stamps

Good Evening! Hope you had a great weekend and Monday has been gentle with you!

The rain is pouring here in South Wales today, but we are here to brighten up the day with some amazing inspiration from our wonderful team 🙂

First up it’s Susanne Rose who’s created a fabulous Art Journal page…



I love the new stamps of the Visible Image June Release. They are super modern and perfect for my passion: mixed media and art journaling!


Here you can see one page in my art journal:



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I used the Marabu mixed media spray inks for the background layer. I really like them, ’cause they are waterproof and I can work on top with my Neocolor II pastels or other watersolubal colors. I used the script stamp from the Revolution set from Visible Image to create more interest on the background.



Smile Sparkle Shine! This is one of the new awesome sentiment stamps from Visible Image. I stamped it onto tissue paper with jet black Archival Ink and embossed it immediately with clear embossing powder. The black will be much more saturated with the embossing on top. The sentiment was adhered with gel medium.


 


The hearts are cut out of a gelli printed deli paper. I use it to wipe of my brayer during a gelli printing session. I lay the deli paper on top of a stenicl and wipe the brayer off.  So I get nice and interesting texturse plus a clean brayer. Deli paper is perfect for collage. It’s thin but not as delicate as tissue paper. I adhere it with Gel Medium.



I also used some of the Ink Splats background stamps from Visible Image on top of the woman’s face.


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Stamps from Visible Image:
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Ink Splats
Smile Sparkle Shine



Isn’t this amazing! Awesome drawing by Susanne and such a cool and funky background… LOVE it! <3

You’ll find more of Susanne’s brilliant work over on her blog.

We’ll be back shortly with more fabulous Design Team inspiration 🙂

Mark & Helen xx

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