Bold and Beautiful ATCs

Hi there! Josefine is here on the blog today with some gorgeous inspiration…


Hello and welcome to a new post for Visible Image. I was in the mood for something bright, something very bright 😉





Because I haven’t used my Distress Oxide in a while, I decided to create a few bright ATCs using them.

I started with a 3 1/2 x 9 inch piece of water color paper and smeared the Oxides directly onto the paper. Then I spritzed water on top, let the inks move and mix and heat set it. Next up, I used the smooshing technique where I put the ink directly onto my craft mat, spritzed some water on top of that and then dragged the paper through the wet ink.



Now I cut up the ATCs to the size 3 1/2 x 2 1/2 inch and started decorating them. The first one with Golden mica flakes through the Stars & Stripes stencil. This had to dry the longest, so I set it aside and continued with the other ATCs.



The second ATC also needed some stencilded background. For this one, I used Cosmic Skies with White Linen Dylusions spray.



I wanted to do something slightly different for the third ATC, so I stamped a few patterns with the Mesh-ellaneous stamp set.



For the focal points I stamped two of the flowers from the Imperfection is Beauty set and my favorite paper boat from Destination Unknown. I just fuzzy cut them and let them white. I thought that this makes it pop even more, rather than any color I could have colored it in. The only “coloring” I did was sprinkling some London Blue and Bubblegum Pink onto one of the flowers and the coordinating ATC.



At the end I adhered everything together and finished it off with a little blending around the borders. Now these are some bright ATCs 🙂

Have you ever created or exchanged some? I like the small size, that you can still do so much with it, but don’t need to find some empty wall space to hang it up afterwards 😉


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Ohhh we are loving these so much!! Brilliant ATCs! Thank you Josefine ♡

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Elemental Moth

Hello! We are back with our second inspirational project here on the blog today.

Heather Mitchell has combined a new stamp with a best seller to create an amazing mixed media card…


Hello everyone and welcome to my blog post!


Today I’m sharing (yet another) DT make for Visible Image and today’s uses both Elemental and Glimmer of Light stamp sets.





Having just purchased all the new gorgeous Distress Oxide ink pad colours, I gathered all the neutral colours (Frayed Burlap, Antique Linen, Gathered Twigs and Iced Spruce) and made an inky background to which I added some gold spritzing ink for a hint of shimmer.



I love the textures you can make with the Distress Oxide ink pads… perfect for stamping over!



Once this was dry, I heat embossed the Elemental stamp in Wow!’s Metallic Copper.  If you never used heat embossing powder, it is just mesmerising to watch it melt and I particularly fond of the copper colour way as it really adds a warmth to your projects.



I’ve matted the background onto scuffed up black card to give a clean finish



To add the light bulbs, I stamped these in black Stain ink and coloured using Distress Spray Stains in Mustard and Spiced Marmalade and then added Ranger’s Glossy Accents to make them shine and give a glass effect.  Once fully dry (allow to air dry) I threaded some floristry wire through a small hole and twisted the wire to secure it’s position.  Having given the top a little twirl, I adhered them to the card using 3D foam dots (under the bulb) and a small strip of masking tape to the wire.





The sentiment is stamped using Wow!’s Ebony heat embossing powder and I love the way it lays over the Elemental stamp (lovely bit of texture!)





For the large Moth, simply heat emboss in Wow!’s Sea Foam White and fussy cut him out.  To add a slight hint of colour, I’ve used a gold spritzing ink to paint on some extra sparkle.  Once finished, secure him to the card using 3D foam dots.

And there you have it, although in hindsight I would’ve stamped the Moth a few times and layered up his wings using vellum or acetate but maybe next time!



Stamps Used:





Have a lovely Sunday whatever you’re doing, and hope to see you on over in the Visible Image Facebook group soon.


H x



Totally awesome background there Heather! Loving the Elemental stamp embossed, and the masking tape adds great interest too! Our moth looks fantastic.. thank you ♡

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Cosmic Skies

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

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


Jane Tyrrell has a fantastic new card to share…




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



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


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


This is my Distress Oxide starry sky..



 To add some sparkly stars I used sparkle medium through the


Cosmic Skies stencil..




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



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




Here is my finished card..


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




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

Back soon.


Bye for now,

Jane x



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

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Summer Moments

Hi! We have some gorgeous summery inspiration from Corrie Herriman here on the blog today…


Hello everyone,

Today I have a tag to share for Visible Image. I made this way back early August as I am away in sunny (one hopes) Brighton at the moment!


 

After cutting a tag out of watercolour paper I dunked it into two of the new Distress Oxide colours; wild honey and twisted citron. Once I was happy with the background I stamped it with one of the flowers of the ‘Imperfection is Beauty’ stamp set, using the same inks. While the ink was still wet I sprinkled clear embossing powder over it and heat embossed it.

 

 

I then added some white splatters.

 

 

I then stamped the sentiment and the dragonflies from the ‘Live in the Moment’ set. I clear embossed the sentiment also. The wings were then stamped again on book paper and adhered over the ones already on the tag. A ribbon and some doodling around the edges finished it off !


I used the following stamps:


Live in the Moment




Imperfection is Beauty


 

Thank you for stopping by today !
Corrie



Loving that background! Thanks Corrie!

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



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Creative People Sparkle

Hi there! We have more fabulous inspiration for you this evening! Pauline Butcher has been getting creative with our Face stamps…


Hello,
 
It’s time for me to share something I’ve created using some fabulous Visible Image Stamps. 
 
 




On this card the Visible Image stamp sets I’ve used are…



Face it!



the flower and the crackle stamp from Create it!




the words ‘Creative People’ from Outside the Lines


 


and ‘Sparkle’ from Smile, Sparkle Shine




and I also used the Face Shape mask and stencil to contour the chin





 
The background was a achieved by blending three colours of Oxide ink randomly,  then spritzed with water.
On top of this I blended the same inks through a small dotty stencil, again randomly.





I then stamped the beautiful face, using Versamark, and heat embossed it using a Black Sparkle embossing powder, whitening the eyes with household bleach on a paintbrush. I stamped the crackle stamp with some pink Oxide ink, down one side of the face, then stamped again using blue Oxide ink, when dry, I added a touch of pink and blue Stickles, to give them sparkle.

The lips were coloured with pink Stickles, and the eye shadow is blue Stickles.


Using a palette knife, I spread some translucent stencil paste, through the dotty stencil, just in the neck area. I removed the stencil, and sprinkled glitter over the wet paste.


 
I stamped loads of flowers with Versamark, and heat embossed them, some with pink sparkle embossing powder, and some with blue sparkle embossing powder, then fussy cut them all. I shaped them with my fingers, glued a gem in the middle of each, then added them around the face using 3D glue gel.

The words ‘Creative People’ was stamped with Versamark onto pink card, and heat embossed with black sparkle embossing powder, fussy cut, and positioned into the flowers with 3D glue. ‘Sparkle’ was stamped again using Versamark, and heat embossed with Pink Sparkle embossing powder.
 


Thanks for dropping in today.


Hugs,
Pauline xxxx



This is absolutely gorgeous Pauline.. loving the colours, sparkle and that sentiment is fabulous! Thank you ♡

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Life Is Meant To Be Lived

Hello! Good Morning, Afternoon or Evening, depending where you are in the world! We are so happy that our stamps are loved all around the world… with stockists in 12 countries now too! If you have a store and you want to stock our stamps, please get in touch!

We have some exciting news to share too… Mark will be back on Create and Craft TV next month, and our fabulous Pauline will be joining him for not the usual one show but two live shows! That means double the demos!!! AND… there will be some BRAND NEW stamps making their debut too! We will let you know the date and times nearer the event.


You may already know that we relaunched our themed challenge this month, you can enter over in our Facebook group. The theme is ‘Express Yourself’… making words the focal point of your project.

Teresa Morgan has created some gorgeous challenge inspiration for you…



Good Morning!! Today I chose to share one of our older sentiment stamps – I love the size and font of this one, and it’s positive vibe.




First I created my background using Distress Oxide Inks, blended and spritzed with water.

I added detail using stamps from The Ripple Effect


The sentiment was then stamped with Versamark and embossed with Gold embossing powder.



Hope you enjoyed this project, and are inspired to dig out some of your older stamps and play!!



Stamps Used:

The Ripple Effect

Visible Image Ripple Effect COL stamp set

Life Is For Living

life-is-for-living-col-sentiment-stamp



Ooooh loving that gold on the oxides background.. fabulous! Thank you Teresa! ♡

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We will back shortly with a fabulous card from Pauline Butcher.. well it is fabulous Friday after all!

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The Battles We Have Won

Hello there! We hope you have had a good start to the week.

We have so much gorgeous inspiration coming your way here on the blog, kicking off with a fantastic card by Pauline Butcher…

Helloooo my lovely Crafty friends,
 
It’s my turn to share a little something I’ve created using some awesome Visible Image Stamps.

Visible Image have a new themed challenge and the theme for May is ‘Express Yourself’.

I have made some inspiration using one of the fantastic sentiments


Scars





So get yourself inky, and enter the Challenge for a chance to win a £40 voucher
to spend on some superb Visible Image stamps!



 

 

Other stamps I’ve used on this card are…


The large cracked stamp from Create it




the inky script from Scripted Streets


 
The background was created using some acrylic paints, I then randomly stamped the Script using Oxide ink,
and heat embossed it using Clear Embossing Powder. Again I randomly stamped the cracks, using Versamark,
and heat embossed them with Orange Embossing Powder


 
 


 I stamped the sentiment onto some blue card, again using Versamark,
and heat embossed in Black, and used a white pen to highlight the letters.
 


Hugs, Pauline xxxx



Fantastic card… amazing background! Thank you Pauline ♡

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We will be back soon with something cosmic from Nicky Gilburt!


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Stay Strong

Hi there! As promised we are back with more stunning inspiration this evening.

Over to Teresa Morgan…

This week I’m sharing another card that focusses on one of Visible Image’s sentiment stamps. I love this stamp, perfect for so many situations.





My background was created using Distress Oxide inks (everybody’s new favourite toy). I then stamped the script stamp randomly all over.





I die cut a circle from another piece of cardstock and coloured with Distress Oxides to match. I then stamped the sentiment with Versamark and embossed with Eggplant WOW Powder.





This month sees the start of our new monthly themed challenges in the Facebook group (link below).

Our theme for May is Express Yourself – Use Words as the Focus of your Project.

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And if there wasn’t enough Visible Image inspiration around already…. check out the new issue of Craft Stamper magazine, where myself and some more of my talented teamies share our monolith projects with you!!

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Thanks for stopping by – don’t forget to check out the links below!



Stamps Used:

Stay Strong



Scripted Streets



Love love loving this background.. absolutely gorgeous! How awesome does the sentiment look featured on the circle too.. Thank you Teresa! ♡

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We hope you have enjoyed today’s inspiration!

Thanks for visiting us today! We are heading off to Liverpool tomorrow for the Happy Stampers Festival in Port Sunlight on Saturday.. we look forward to seeing you there if you are coming 🙂

Mark & Helen xx

In Bold Colour

Hi there! We are back as promised with gorgeous inspiration from Teresa Morgan this evening…



This week I have another of the cards I created for the Create and Craft sellout show.


This one uses the beautiful Visometry set along with a really cool sentiment.




My background was created using some soft pastel colours of Distress Oxides,
I then stamped the Visometry stamp with Versamark and embossed with white embossing powder.

I love how you can align these stamps to join them together and stamp larger designs.



The sentiment is embossed with a deep pink embossing powder which is transparent,
allowing the colours underneath to affect the tones – it’s a nice effect which works well with these words.





Thanks to all of you who tuned in to watch the show and make it the massive success that it was.


Don’t forget to check out the links below – from next month we will be adding a themed challenge
to the Facebook group as well as our regular Show and Tell!



Stamps Used:


Visometry


visometry-col-geometric-spirograph-stamp-set



Bold Colour


Visible Image Bold Colour sentiment journal COL stamp



What a stunning card, love the pastels of the oxides with that white embossing ♡  Thanks Teresa!

Aren’t our Visometry stamps just so awesome!

You’ll find more fantastic cards and projects from Teresa over on her blog.


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We hope you have enjoyed today’s inspiration!


Pauline Butcher will be here tomorrow morning with another fabulous card  ♡

Thanks for visiting!

Mark & Helen xx

 

Love Believe Create

Hi! Thank you for visiting our blog today.

We are back with more gorgeous inspiration ahead of our Create and Craft TV show this Saturday! More details at the end of this post.


Teresa Morgan has an amazing card to share with you…



This week I have been playing with my Distress Oxide inks to create a fabulous background for this beautiful sentiment stamp from Visible Image.




I applied different colours of Distress Oxide inks to my card base, spritzing with water then heat dryin before adding another colour. I continued until I was happy with the result then stamped the dotted circles also using Distress Oxides.



The doodled circles are stamped with Jet Black Archival ink, and the sentiment is stamped with Versamark and embossed in black.



I love how the Distress Oxide colours sit on top of each other – it makes for some fun contrasting patterns.




Stamps Used:


Universal


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Create With Your Soul


create-with-your-soul-col-sentiment-stamp



We absolutely adore this card! Teresa is creating some amazing things with the oxides!

And these stamps were made for this sort of background.. a perfect combination! Thank you Teresa! ♡

You’ll find more fantastic cards and projects from Teresa over on her blog.



We hope you will tune in to watch Mark on Create and Craft TV
this Saturday, April 22nd at 10am (UK time!)

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Pauline will be here tomorrow morning with a fabulous sample created for the show!


Have a good evening.

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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