Anything is possible…

Hi there! Thanks for visiting our blog today.

It’s a long bank holiday weekend here in the UK but it is so cold!!! You would not think it is May in a few days… come on sunshine show yourself! ūüôā

Pauline Butcher is here on the blog today so she will definitely brighten up this cold grey day…


Hellooooo,

 

It’s Fabulous Friday, and time for me to share a bit of Visible Image Inspiration.

 

You may have seen this card showcased on Visible Image’s recent Create & Craft show,
and I created it using the awesome Believe in Unicorns set of stamps.


It has some superb scene building stamps in it, along with the stunning Unicorn.
 



 

It is quite a simple card to achieve,  I first stamped my moon, and masked it off with a post-it note, then blended and coloured my background using Distress Inks. 

 

I stamped my clouds and stars using white gesso, ( remember to always wash your stamps as soon as you’ve finished stamping with any kind of paint).

When it was dry, I stamped my proud Unicorn, using an Embossing pad, and heat embossed it with a silver glitter Embossing Powder (unfortunately¬†my photo doesn’t show all the sparkle).


I stamped the sentiment with black Versafine, then with a bit of shading on the clouds with a soft pencil, and some white pen work on the sentiment, job done.

 

Stamps Used: 
Believe in Unicorns

 

Thank you for your visit, please leave me a comment. 
Hugs Pauline xxxx 



Such a magical card.. absolutely gorgeous! Thank you Pauline ♡

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



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We will be back later today with some photos from our¬†Create and Craft TV show last week, along with some of Mark’s fantastic demos!



Don’t miss this weekend’s brilliant giveaway over on our Facebook PAGE too!



Have a great Saturday!

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

 

Believe…

Hello there! Veerle Moreels has another wonderful card to share with you today…


I’m here again with… yep a project made using one of the new releases of ¬†Visible Image. When my daughter saw this set she immediately fell in love, ok ok I’ll admit i fell just as hard ^.^ ¬†My daughter just fell in love with this beautiful moon stamp and me… I fell for the clouds. ¬†For now I used them as a cloud but I can tell you I do have another idea in my head for them ^.^

But today a card where it’s actually one of the stars that get’s the full attention. I kept the card CAS and monochromatic ( shouldn’t be any surprise with me) only the star really had to shine so I used metal foil to put it in the spotlight…



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Stamp set used:


Believe in Unicorns

Visible Image Believe In Unicorns moon stars COL stamp set




Thank you Veerle this is another absolutely stunning card. That delicate touch of foil is really beautiful ♡


We have a few more wonderful projects to share today, so we hope you will visit us again soon.

Mark & Helen xx

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Create Yourself

Hi there! We have an incredible project to share with you next, together with step by step photos of how it came together. We’ll pass you over to Nicky Gilburt…


2017-02-26 Visible Image - face stamps - unicorn - believe quote - Nicky Gilburt



Today I am sharing a big piece of work, it took me a few hours to accomplish this,
but I enjoyed every minute, even though it was challenging, and at times I didn’t breathe…!


This 20x20cm on Mixed media card was put together using these sets from Visible Image:

Believe in Unicorns


Face it!



Face shape mask and stencil



So it was quite the creative play!!!



1. I began by making my watery cloudy background on a piece of A3 Mixed Media Cardstock.
I used Nuvo Aqua Flow pens in Indigo Dawn, Azure Blue and Aqua Splash. In turn, and drying
with a heat gun between each colour, I applied strokes of brush colour to my glass mat, spritzed it
with water and pressed my card stock onto it. By drying it I had more control over what went
where and I built up a whole A3 background very quickly.


Then I selected the area on which to work and cut it down to 20 x 20cm size.


2. First stamp was the moon, the clouds and the stars. I heat embossed the moon and stars with
silver pearl, having positioned it so that I could then stamp one of the eyes and brows over it



3. I brushed over the eyelashes with an embossing pen and added some ultra fine clear
sparkling embossing powder over it, for a touch of glitter



4. Then I stamped the unicorn. and used a mask to cover it as I stamped the nose and mouth with
Archival ink. Then I added more clouds with distress ink. Also a few more stars


5. By applying the mask over the face and rubbing a blending tool with a little colour on, outwards,
I gave her some real definition in seconds



6. From the Create It set I added the tree, some falling leaves, and then some cracks, some flowers…
I just played with the piece until I was happy



7. I tweaked the unicorn by adding touches of white pen, just by following the picture
on the front of the stamp set


8. Penultimately – the words. I used white pen to highlight the ‘Believe’ sentiment, but I stamped
and embossed the ‘Create Yourself’ in white, and used lilac distress ink and a tiny paintbrush to create shadow on the page




9. And finally – a bit of bling – sequins, randomly planned and distributed,
glued with strong pva, and one gemstone, right over the splatted ink under the face’s left eye!


Happy crafting!
Nicky
 



This is incredible Nicky! Thank you so much ♡ You can just gaze at it for ages.. there is so much to discover!
Love the ethereal feel¬†to it… magical! Really shows off how much you need the mask and stencil to¬†play with too.



Thank you for visiting our blog today, we still have lots more inspiration to share with you.


How lucky are we to have such an AMAZING Design Team showcasing our awesome new stamps!


Mark & Helen xx

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If You Believe

Hello there! Thank you so much for coming to visit our blog today. We have some rather magical inspiration for you from Nicky Gilburt… 


Anything is possible if you Believe… that couldn’t be more true!

My card share for this week is made with the incredible new Believe in Unicorns stamp set from Visible Image,
available NOW as part of the February 2017 new releases.



 
Visible Image Believe In Unicorns moon stars COL stamp set


The unicorn may look a bit familiar BUT look at those new additions – the moon, those clouds, the stars….it’s just beautiful!



So here’s what I did with it:



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I am mad for my new Tim Holtz Distress Crayons right now, so I made a coloured background using the crayons and a water spritzer, and covered it in swathes of black (with a recent northern lights encounter in mind!) But it’s amazing how the colour still comes through, just enough to see. I then allowed it to dry


1. I cut a rocky ground base from spare card and gave my unicorn something to stand by applying a layer of Versafine onyx black ink.
2. I stamped the unicorn with Versamark and heat embossed with white powder. I did the same for the moon.
3. I made a mask for the moon so that I could stamp two clouds behind and then one over, and embossed in silver. I then stamped and embossed the sentiment.
4. I added the crossed stars in silver and a few stamps of stars in white, then trimmed to size and mounted onto holographic card, then onto a black 15cm square card base.


Happy crafting!
Nicky
 



Stunning card Nicky! Loving those Northern lights ♡
You will find more of Nicky’s fabulous cards and projects over on her blog.


Thanks again for visiting today, we’ll be back with lots more awesome NEW stamps inspiration
over the coming week while we prepare for the BIG Trade Show here in the UK next weekend!

Mark & Helen xx

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Blog see all our latest posts here!
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